Clarkson: "Ruck off you nancy Aussies!"

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by Prestwick, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Jeremy Clarkson, newly converted to Rugby, lets rip at the French, Australian haircuts and the forces which threaten to change Rugby forever. He also talks about despite dispising everything Welsh, he can't help but like Wales...? :huh:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/c...icle3602024.ece

    I mean, here is a prime example against the argument that "all fans want free flowing rugby." Here is a fan, a new one at that, who likes Rugby as it is thank you very much and that the likes of New Zealand, Wales and France have managed to play free running rugby within the existing rules through its gradual evolution in the past century:

     
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  3. Erikhfp

    Erikhfp Guest

    I agree with him but rugby is being made in to a sport like bull fighting just without the bull (it's now a cow and if you want to be really nasty, a sheep) and well instead of fighting its now kick ball, instead of fighting the bull/sheep you kick its balls as much as you can so you dont have to try and run. I know I am saying this because the SA teams suck at this! Thats not includeing the sharks because they have more french hobos and Maories in their team than The All Blacks. But I have to say if the rules stay this way the AB's will win for sure. But still the new rules suck because now there is now more competition fot the AB's, and instead of making it a more running game it has become a bit like Australian football with more kicks and even less running (this is not including some of the New Zealand teams). And what the hell was wrong with that ref that gave Derick Hougaard a yellow card for offside?????? :wall: :%#%#:
     
  4. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Is Clarkson a convert? He wrote a bit about rugby last year, and he strikes me as the type who would have grown up with the game but left it behind because, well ... games are just silly, aren't they? Bunch of grown men and all that.

    I know he's a convert to card games at Christmas - sure sign of a civilised man.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    :lol:

    Clarkson for PM! :lol:
     
  6. Macsen

    Macsen Guest

    Mark Jones isn't ginger.
     
  7. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Er....have you ever watched Top Gear? Not exactly high brow Adult stuff Channel 4 stuff is it? He likes Rugby because it appeals to his silly, old style laddish, nature.
     
  8. Maccaweeny

    Maccaweeny Guest

    It's a funny article (I'm being serious). Yet the ELV's have nothing to do with how rugby is becoming soft, if anything it's made the breakdown more competitive and sustained the scrum as an attacking platform while given teams MORE options to run the ball.

    Regardless, rugby is the ****, with or without ELV'S, and I'd say most aussies will agree with me. I just hope they stay in Super 14 rugby, the payoff in match fitness and loose play come international test time will be worth it.
     
  9. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Er....have you ever watched Top Gear? Not exactly high brow Adult stuff Channel 4 stuff is it? He likes Rugby because it appeals to his silly, old style laddish, nature. [/b][/quote]
    Top gear is about burning oil - Essex Tea - and heated debates on "who cares about global warming?" Very serious stuff. Clarkson - intellectual giant, grand English ****-taker.

    I bet he played rugby as a kid, but complained about being thrown in to the second row when he really needed attention as a #10.
     
  10. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    Great Article, IMO. I never knew there was so much animosity towards the aussies, however...wow. I'm laughing, but knowing that if I were from the land down under I'd want to ram a few top gears up Mr. Clarkson's backside and call it a day.
    The ELVs suck. I really can't figure out why they are even being proposed. Why are we trying to change rugby? I agree the world cup final sucked (shame on you england and south africa, you made the biggest match of a 4 year period a snoozer), and that is not how rugby should be played, but what can we do??? Me personally, I'm going to make fun of the English...it's a great past-time for me...haha!
    I'd like to see more rugby writting from Mr. Clarkson...he's funny, and just puts it out there...good on ya!
     
  11. RC

    RC Guest

    :lol:
    He hates the Welsh and the Aussies, but I still love him.
     
  12. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    How many S14 games have you watched?

    Every sport has changes, and as rugby is a new professional sport, changes were/are inevitable.

    Remember how line outs were before it was legal to lift players? Messy stuff.

    And the ELV's are not nearly as extreme as the line out law changes were.

    I'm not defending the ELV's, but do some research or something. I'll start you off.

    FACT: There are more scrums, on average, per game with the ELV's in place.

    BTW I thoroughly enjoyed the WC final :D
     
  13. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    :lol2tn: :lol2tn: :lol: :lol:



    I must read more of his article..
     
  14. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    How many S14 games have you watched?

    Every sport has changes, and as rugby is a new professional sport, changes were/are inevitable.

    Remember how line outs were before it was legal to lift players? Messy stuff.

    And the ELV's are not nearly as extreme as the line out law changes were.

    I'm not defending the ELV's, but do some research or something. I'll start you off.

    FACT: There are more scrums, on average, per game with the ELV's in place.

    BTW I thoroughly enjoyed the WC final :D [/b][/quote]
    I've watched about 50% of the S14. So, I figure that's a good enough amount to make an educated decision. Yeah, I love scrums...I just think that the ELV's are pointless law changes.
     
  15. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Here'sm not forgetting the new changes to the offside law which now make it illegal to make a tackle...

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  16. Macsen

    Macsen Guest

    That can't be right... :wacko:
     
  17. dobduff11

    dobduff11 Guest

    Jeremy Clarkson is a ledge i live for Top Gear and rugby
     
  18. RC

    RC Guest

    Wow...erm, how the hell does all of this work? There seems to be a lot of rule changes, but i can't be arsed to see it in action...
     
  19. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Watch the video and all will be revealed.

    Numbnuts!
     
  20. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Hmmm. Once Burger received the ball, wasn't that the new offside line? Too complicated, but maybe that's a "hard cases make bad law" example.

    Love the "arrrrrround" from the pundit.
     
  21. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Or, if the offside line has infact been made and a ruck formed, the ball was then played by a man on the ground so it should be penalty blue anyway.

    See... ELVs are ruining rugby.
     
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