Friday, September 18, 2015

Rugby World Cup Preview

The Rugby World Cup starts today in Twickenham, England. At press time, the hosts lead Fiji, 18-8. Mr. KQ is somewhere at or near the event, so we hope he chimes in with some local color.

Clarence was supposed to write a preview, but he's Clarence, so here's a link to the Cup site.

Ruck and maul, shoot the boot, and all that.




47 comments:

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zman said...

I've heard great things about Finnishing schools.

zman said...

I just learned that touch rugby is a real thing.

http://www.maplewoodtouchrugby.com

TR said...

As a young teen, I learned that touching the rug is a real thing. Took me a while to actually do it, though.

rob said...

japan beat south africa at the rwc. bet clarence predicted that.

TR said...

9:15 PM ET start time for Bama-Ole Miss kinda sucks. No way I'll make the end of that.

TR said...

Tribe hanging in there early against UVA. ESPN3 has it.

My biggest concern w/ the Tribe this year is that the size of the numbers on the front of their jersey is way too small, relative to the size of the numbers on the back of their jersey. Looks weird.

Mark said...

You can't make it to 12:30? Come on. I have faith in you.

TR said...

Tribe just showed an enormous set of stones, going for it on 4th down from just inside midfield, then calling a shifty passing play resulting in a touchdown. I love their lack of fear for UVA.

On the flip side, I'm sad for DLC's highest profile client being in need of prepping his resume for a new gig.

TR said...

Tribe up ten after an easy INT. We have the best-named kicker in Division I (Dorka).

...and now a 3-pt lead. We need to stop the run.

Danimal said...

Am guessing that nd has lost its 5th starter for the year.

TR said...

Tribe recovers onside kick to start third qtr.
#stones

Mark said...

Leonard Fournette is singlehandedly destroying Auburn.

rob said...

wheels just fell off for the good guys

Mark said...

You're rooting for Auburn?

Danimal said...

Draft Kings and Fan Duel are spending billions in advertising dollars. Billions!

zman said...

But not as much as Game of War.

Danimal said...

Uh huh!

rob said...

indeed, mark. it's breaking my heart to see auburn get dumptrucked.

zman said...

Tribe game is a little bonkers. Flailed on a fourth down trick play at the one, stop UVa on three runs, then get a safety on a blocked punt. They'll still lose but it's a weird game.

mayhugh said...

Incidentally, if they can punch it in here, hold and score another TD within 6 minutes, the score would b e 36-35...

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Mark said...

I'm pretty sure Florida's going to lose to Kentucky tonight. Unfortunately being prepared for that outcome won't make dealing with it any easier.

Danimal said...

I don't think anyone gave nd much of a chance today.

mayhugh said...

Some drama in Charlottesville. A lot of ties feeling a little tight right now.

rob said...

dagger

Danimal said...

The catch made by Michigan State's Burbridge continues to be overhyped. It was a nice catch yes. But one ESPN guy called it the best catch of the year and Mack Brown said it was one of the best he has ever seen. Whaaaa???? Am I missing something?

TR said...

Tribe loss was a dagger. I blame Mayhugh's comment jinx from 6:41 PM.

Loss of Abdul-Saboor for a long time would make a playoff run difficult.

TR said...

Kentucky's unis are snazzy.

Mark said...

I agree with Dan that it didn't seem like anybody was picking Notre Dame. That's why I didn't bet it when I (wrongly) thought Tech would roll.

TR said...

This Bama-Ole Miss game is a battle of some powerful linemen. Reminds me of the Bama-LSU games from 4-5 yrs ago. Hard to see Bama pull it out if its QB play doesn't improve.

zman said...

God hates Bama or He loves Ole Miss. Only explanation for that play. Sorry Rob.

Mark said...

That was truly ridiculous. Not as ridiculous as how big and athletic Robert Nkemdiche is though.

Not sad about Bama getting housed though.

zman said...

Derrick Henry can block too.

Danimal said...

an early morning controversy at the solheim cup read about on the twitter piqued my interest in an event that I'd otherwise not give one fuck about. and I'm glad i did! murica in the midst of an epic comeback against the Euros. epic comeback. now we just gotta finish it. come one girls!

Danimal said...

another victory for the best god damn country in the world!

rob said...

america, fuck yeah

also in america news, my daughter finished third in her age group this morning in a mile race, clocking in at a tidy 8:40. #dadbrag the girl that won the age group ran a 7:05. that's crazy for an 11 year-old.

zman said...

I don't think I could run an 8:40 let alone a 7:05.

mr kq said...

You are looking live at Brighton England post USA match vs Samoa. Down the seaside for NZ v Argentina on a gorgeous day. Rugger central and life is good.

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rob said...

strong week on the ol' gtb. hope someone has a plan for next week. or at least some dipshittery.

zman said...

The good news is the Bills scored 32 points against the Pats for only the third time in 21 years. The bad news is they gave up 40 points for the first time since week 15 in 2012. Not at all how I thought this game would wind up.

And the Skins beat the Rams?!

zman said...

Eagles look horrible. Their punter got destroyed.

Danimal said...

Sorry,..I was watching the Jags win one of their 4 games this season.

rob said...

british pm david cameron is alleged to have put his junk in a dead pig's mouth as part of a drunken college ritual. and people thought our elephant walk was debauchery.

zman said...

As opposed to putting his junk in a war pig's mouth.

Mark said...

When I first saw the headline I thought it was referencing Black Mirror. Nope.