Lions losing at half time


thats because their players aren’t very good


just saw the first word and read the rest as I clicked on the thread. very disappointed :cat2:


never mind though eh?


Was thinking of starting a thread on this, wasn’t sure what the level of interest in rugby was here.

Tour conditions are rough on the Lions by all accounts. If you’re going to have these tours, both teams should have a proper opportunity to prepare.

I mean: ha ha England (and the others), your boys are taking a hell of a beating.


Hey man.
cant wait for the cavalcade of excuses if they lose this, or even win by less than 20 points


Gatland just earned himself a contract at Toulouse methinks


There’s been rustiness and some dodgy decisions, as you’d expect 3 days off the plane, but some of the individual basic skills execution has been absolutely woeful.


Jesus Chris thats Scott Quinell? I was wondering why they’d brought an Italian commentator on tour


be honest; you’re clearly doing the Opta stats feed for this game




Is it too much to ask that you send an international rugby team next time?
Off to put a bet on them losing every game from now on


It’s unfair playing a bunch of farmers; their day jobs make them extra fit and tough.
It’s cold and sometimes rainy in the New Zealand winter, how could we be expected to cope with that?
McCaw was constantly offfside.


This isnt a million miles away from the excuses last time. Except you missed out that we’re all shit cos we eat pies, dont chant, and have possibly unsafe stadiums.

Actual statements made by Stephen Jones


tbf the lack of chanting/crowd involvement over here is a shame. Only really gets good in a big cricket match. Although the semi-final against the Aussies was good in 2011. Eating pies is a good thing. Jones is a mediocrity who only gets attention by insulting the ABs, best we ignore him I think.

Also, browsing AirBNB: some absolute fucking weapons are charging $800/night for a 1-bed apartment in central Wellington, or $500 for a room in a house in Thorndon, over the weekend of the Test. (OTOH, someone set up a website for Kiwis to offer free accommodation to Lions tourists, so we’re not all cash-hungry pricks).


Is this the Tory thread?

(The Welsh and you upside-down folk get a free pass)


Not like a Welsh lad to be really insecure about English rugby!


wouldn’t call it rugby tbf


And another thing, I hate Owen Farrell.

Kicking points at Twickers means I associate his face with Princess Margaret, so probably not his fault.

  1. win is a win but that wasn’t great
  2. Not surprising considering the tour party arrived only four days previously
  3. Farrell must Start at 10.
  4. AWJ, Hogg, Sexton poor
  5. Discipline must improve
  6. Bench made a difference
  7. Sinckler, T’eo (Creasey) Faletau and Moriarty did well


Eh? She’s been dead 15 years.


wrong horse-face sorry, meant Anne