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Prestwick
23-01-08, 10:14 AM
Francais Baron re-announced the other day that the RFU intends to send a full stregnth squad down under:




Baron also reiterated the commitment to sending a full-strength party to New Zealand this summer for Tests in Auckland and Christchurch. "The days of under-strength touring parties are behind us," he said. [/b]



So that probably means "we're going to send the very best that our under 16 team can provide!" in weasel lawyer speak :lol:

C A Iversen
23-01-08, 10:49 AM
You may as well send whatever side you like, after the world cup you guys are going to clean up. We're just waiting for the inevitable. After all, England made the final and are rightfully second best side in the world right now.

We hopefully should get within 7-10pts. The underdog tag is ours to claim going into this series.

Prestwick
23-01-08, 12:00 PM
Oh no you don't! Hand back that underdogs tag you! We may have gotten to the final but under what circumstances?! Also many of our guys have been lost to the sands to time which moves us to start from zero.

Obviously, when you go over the facts, the underdogs tag is ours!

nam97
23-01-08, 01:36 PM
Oh no you don't! Hand back that underdogs tag you! We may have gotten to the final but under what circumstances?! Also many of our guys have been lost to the sands to time which moves us to start from zero.

Obviously, when you go over the facts, the underdogs tag is ours!
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Oh yeah? We've EARNT that underdogs tag fair and square thank you very much. No way you're getting it back for such a cause. We've lost many a player to the sands of time also, what gives you the right to so simply claim such a glorious title.

It's ours I tell ya, OURS!!!

Incredible Schalk
23-01-08, 01:38 PM
Oh no you don't! Hand back that underdogs tag you! We may have gotten to the final but under what circumstances?! Also many of our guys have been lost to the sands to time which moves us to start from zero.

Obviously, when you go over the facts, the underdogs tag is ours!
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No its not its Scotlands :P, we just never use it to any great effect. :cryy:

O'Rothlain
23-01-08, 01:51 PM
I thought Scotland's Tag was "F_cked"?!?

Incredible Schalk
23-01-08, 02:02 PM
I thought Scotland's Tag was "F_cked"?!?
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nah its usually "drunk" on to much whiskey

Prestwick
23-01-08, 02:44 PM
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Oh no you don&#39;t! Hand back that underdogs tag you! We may have gotten to the final but under what circumstances?! Also many of our guys have been lost to the sands to time which moves us to start from zero.

Obviously, when you go over the facts, the underdogs tag is ours!
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Oh yeah? We&#39;ve EARNT that underdogs tag fair and square thank you very much. No way you&#39;re getting it back for such a cause. We&#39;ve lost many a player to the sands of time also, what gives you the right to so simply claim such a glorious title.

It&#39;s ours I tell ya, OURS!!! [/b][/quote]

Yes, the sands of time. Otherwise known as "Northampton".

Not that its actually gotten them anywhere mind :lol:

Anyway, never! You&#39;ll NEVER get our rightful title of "underdogs!" Didn&#39;t you even think about the fact that the only time when someone beats New Zealand in New Zealand is when they can afford to double the NZRU&#39;s bribe to the test match referee to throw the game?

C A Iversen
23-01-08, 06:58 PM
Yeah, but our bribe pays for us to stay in the game against the other side as the ref&#39;s against UK sides are invariably French and UK when against the French.

We&#39;ve lost 35 of our top players over the last three months. 35! Maybe not all the VERY top, but still.

In the world cup, (in lower-case as it&#39;s not important) we lost to a side that got their asses handed to them by a crew of grave-bound wrinklies. Then they were beaten by our young, fresh and green Argentinian friends.

No sir, we are in fact currently on the crest of a slump.

You&#39;d take the only thing we have left, our underdog tag.

Prestwick
23-01-08, 07:07 PM
Yeah, but our bribe pays for us to stay in the game against the other side as the ref&#39;s against UK sides are invariably French and UK when against the French. [/b]

How exactly is that a problem?! The French hate the English and the English hate the French!

Thats like whinging "oh, when we play Soviet Russia and they always have a Nazi as the referee!"

Seriously, we&#39;ve got the underdog tag here.

C A Iversen
23-01-08, 07:12 PM
Hows that a problem? Hows...that..a...problem!!!! Neither ref knows they aren&#39;t reffing rhythmic gymnastics!!!

Prestwick
23-01-08, 07:13 PM
At least they actually know how to ref, unlike most Southern Hemisphere refs like a certain Stevie "Sir Ponce-a-lot" Walsh

C A Iversen
23-01-08, 07:19 PM
He can&#39;t help it if the English are having trouble not looking at him when he refs. So who cares if he&#39;s the Derek Zoolander of world referees, keep your boys&#39; lustful eyes off of him!

nam97
23-01-08, 07:26 PM
Who cares about the ref! I&#39;m talking about the underdog tag here. And fact has it England are the 2nd best team in the world, and we are somewhere around a pitiful 8th based on the previous William Webb Ellis. That&#39;s a gargantuan leap! I fear for our boys when the might of England rolls up to our shores.

Prestwick.....the facts! England are 6 teams better than us. So [i[we[/i] have the underdog tag! We have earnt the right, another 4 years of gloom is well worth the title and to hell with anyone saying otherwise.

Prestwick
23-01-08, 07:26 PM
:lol: he doesn&#39;t ref though, thats the problem!

Ripper
23-01-08, 07:28 PM
At least they actually know how to ref, unlike most Southern Hemisphere refs like a certain Stevie "Sir Ponce-a-lot" Walsh [/b]

And Wayne Barnes!... oh, wait...

C A Iversen
23-01-08, 07:39 PM
This will be a tour that will be remembered. For we will have bragging rights if we slay the mighty England, for they are a force to be reckoned with now. We know we cannot take them lightly. If we lose to them, well that was to be expected, if we win, what a glorious celebration of online back-slapping it shall be.

Yes, coming 8th at the world cup has given us minnows of only 4 million people the underdog tag against a colossus of a nation.......ENGLAND, the empire from beyond the seas with 51,000,000 people to select from! This will be a huge upset if we get within 10.

We are really up against it. I can already hear the english bugle call from 10,000 well oiled barmy army lager louts!

If we somehow win, well, this forum will explode!!!!

This, is the battle of our lives NZ. The giants cometh.

NSRFC_Saint
20-02-08, 05:15 PM
This will be a tour that will be remembered. For we will have bragging rights if we slay the mighty England, for they are a force to be reckoned with now. We know we cannot take them lightly. If we lose to them, well that was to be expected, if we win, what a glorious celebration of online back-slapping it shall be.

Yes, coming 8th at the world cup has given us minnows of only 4 million people the underdog tag against a colossus of a nation.......ENGLAND, the empire from beyond the seas with 51,000,000 people to select from! This will be a huge upset if we get within 10.

We are really up against it. I can already hear the english bugle call from 10,000 well oiled barmy army lager louts!

If we somehow win, well, this forum will explode!!!!

This, is the battle of our lives NZ. The giants cometh.
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Seriously, are you kidding? New Zealand, no matter who plays for them, will be stronger than England. In New Zealand kids only play two sports Rugby and Cricket, in England we have football which dominate the dreams and sports pages of the country. New Zealand are going to win and England are going to be poor and the rugby world will just carry on because that is what everyone expects to happen

nam97
20-02-08, 06:02 PM
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This will be a tour that will be remembered. For we will have bragging rights if we slay the mighty England, for they are a force to be reckoned with now. We know we cannot take them lightly. If we lose to them, well that was to be expected, if we win, what a glorious celebration of online back-slapping it shall be.

Yes, coming 8th at the world cup has given us minnows of only 4 million people the underdog tag against a colossus of a nation.......ENGLAND, the empire from beyond the seas with 51,000,000 people to select from! This will be a huge upset if we get within 10.

We are really up against it. I can already hear the english bugle call from 10,000 well oiled barmy army lager louts!

If we somehow win, well, this forum will explode!!!!

This, is the battle of our lives NZ. The giants cometh.
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Seriously, are you kidding? New Zealand, no matter who plays for them, will be stronger than England. In New Zealand kids only play two sports Rugby and Cricket, in England we have football which dominate the dreams and sports pages of the country. New Zealand are going to win and England are going to be poor and the rugby world will just carry on because that is what everyone expects to happen
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Too bad you&#39;re even worse at Football than you are Rugby :D

Bullitt
20-02-08, 06:56 PM
Really? I laugh at the fact England suck at poofball. No, really, I do.

As for a "full strenght squad" for the Summer tour... Rumour has it Steve "I-broke-me-neck-and-had-to-retire-but-only-to-move-to-France" Thompson will be selected for the tour.

If that&#39;s not taking another step backwards, I dunno what is.

C A Iversen
20-02-08, 07:20 PM
C&#39;mon Teh, it never matters who gets picked for England, your never happy with the side which yields handy excuses, :P !

Bullitt
20-02-08, 07:31 PM
True! :lol:

nam97
20-02-08, 09:05 PM
Really? I laugh at the fact England suck at poofball. No, really, I do.

As for a "full strenght squad" for the Summer tour... Rumour has it Steve "I-broke-me-neck-and-had-to-retire-but-only-to-move-to-France" Thompson will be selected for the tour.

If that&#39;s not taking another step backwards, I dunno what is.
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You may have the EPL going for you (with the help of a lot Spaniards, French and Africans), but in terms of national performance, England really, well... ARE average. I don&#39;t see what the fuss is, it&#39;s like Wales recent rugby situation. Stark raving mad, but a lost cause.

With respect to Stevie Ray Thompson, well look out Keven Mealamu. This further sinks my hopes of a famous underdog win for NZ.

Just when I thought we may sneak within 10 points... along comes Thomo with all his brilliance to crush the dreams of a nation, NZ that is.

I hope Catt won&#39;t be touring, or dare I say it, what if the mercurial Dan Luger comes out of retirement? We&#39;re definitely screwed.

nick_w
20-02-08, 09:40 PM
I hope Catt won&#39;t be touring, or dare I say it, what if the mercurial Dan Luger comes out of retirement? We&#39;re definitely screwed.
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Dan Luger retired? That one obviously fell under the back pages radar. Really missed a big story there!! :zzz:

nam97
20-02-08, 09:49 PM
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I hope Catt won&#39;t be touring, or dare I say it, what if the mercurial Dan Luger comes out of retirement? We&#39;re definitely screwed.
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Dan Luger retired? That one obviously fell under the back pages radar. Really missed a big story there!! :zzz:
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Well he hasn&#39;t played for England since &#39;03 no? It&#39;s fairly obvious what I meant (coughcough :D ).

But seriously, I cannot fathom why England persist with recalling old timers. Whats wrong with injecting younger players, like France are doing? If Steve Thompson does come back I shouldn&#39;t be surprised, it&#39;ll be a greater travesty than selecting geriatrics like Back, Dalaglio etc in the Lions tour.

MunsterMan
20-02-08, 09:51 PM
How can anybody argue with the fact that New Zealand will be the underdogs?

They have all the facts on their side, 8th in the world cup, losing all their players etc.

As well as the fact that this match will be just seven days after the mighty All Blacks get beaten off the park by Ireland! :P

sambãd5
20-02-08, 10:52 PM
How can anybody argue with the fact that New Zealand will be the underdogs?

They have all the facts on their side, 8th in the world cup, losing all their players etc.

As well as the fact that this match will be just seven days after the mighty All Blacks get beaten off the park by Ireland! :P

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security!

wilmartin
28-03-08, 11:49 PM
Well if england perform like they did against france and in the first half against wales, who can rule them out. Jonny Wilkinson has time to return to form, David Strettle will be back to run rampant, Josh Lewsey could still be in the incredible form hes in, then theres the other Newcastle backs, Noon, Tait and Toby Flood, all top class players, its all about which england play, scotish england or french england.

darknasty
30-03-08, 10:30 AM
how can we can we lern if we dont send our best to play the world. I think the tours should also be used to bring in playing paterns that have been proven in the prem and test them aginst the best. why do we think the head coach has all the est ideas? when he fails we then blame jonny