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#3022595 Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

Posted by Shadow on 29 October 2014 - 07:35 PM

There is no such thing as a Rugby league stud. Where is it stated that you can only wear a certain size stud in RL? In 26 years of playing as an amateur and a pro I never got told I had the wrong studs in

Seems you are mistaken

#3022572 Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

Posted by Shadow on 29 October 2014 - 06:29 PM

What difference would it have made to de glanville's face being transformed into a Francis Bacon portrait-an exams of the 'art' of rucking right enough.
The players studs and their apparent provenance was used as a scapegoat to smear one sport and take the attention away from the thuggery of another



Well illegal studs would have done.
The thrust of the publicity about this case was the rugby league studs rather than the thuggery of the person wearing them, which is the point

You are wrong, there are plenty of articles still available and the thrust of them all is the thuggery of the All Blacks player, the term "Rugby League Studs" was used because the longer square ended studs were for use in er... Rugby League. Football studs are also illegal as they are plastic and can shatter to give sharp edges, had they been on the New Zealander's boots the term "Football Studs" would have been used.

#3022078 Forearm smash to the face of a player lying supine on the ground.

Posted by Shadow on 28 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

one would have thought that the media would have blamed the person who actually raked de Glanville's face. One would have thought this kind of incident would have been frequent in Rugby League what with everyone running around in these studs.


I agree that the person responsible was reprehensible and there was a lot of media coverage to that effect, including the use of illegal studs.

You would not expect that sort of injury in Rugby League as the act of Rucking is not part of the game. 

#3021474 Union giving 10,000 to state schools who start RU teams

Posted by Shadow on 27 October 2014 - 07:39 PM

It's as if Yorkshiremen were banned from describing themselves as English.


That would be pointless.

No one from Yorkshire would ever describe themselves as English.

I've yet to meet a Yorkshireman who described himself as anything other than being from Yorkshire, at great and boring length and then going on to tell everyone how great Yorkshire is before anyone else gets a word in.  :tongue:

#3020537 RUWC 2015

Posted by Shadow on 26 October 2014 - 06:53 AM

Abraham Lincoln was clearly wrong.

He would have been much better going to Twickenham rather than the theatre

#3020126 Union giving 10,000 to state schools who start RU teams

Posted by Shadow on 25 October 2014 - 01:27 PM

How about it's a bribe for a bit of outrage ?

How about what our government lets happen to sport in schools that makes this idea sound okay for a bit of outrage?

How about the state of penury schools are in that might convince to accept for a bit of outrage?

How about asking children what sport they want to play instead for a bit of outrage?

Is the wicked old witch really dead? = Trapdoor to 1982

And although it's just a bit of promoting their own product, why would they need to if it's as good as they are always telling us and as some of the posters on here would also have us believe! 

What I don't understand is why this hasn't been moved to cross code or been padlocked :nono:  to stop it becoming a

"real discussion"? :pleasantry:

It is in the Cross Code section and has been for a while now.

Hope this helps.


How about it's a governing body offering support to the schools?

How about you stop jumping on the outrage bus at the drop of a scrum cap (see what I did there?)

#3015334 Scotland's record of failure in Rugby Sevens continues

Posted by Shadow on 17 October 2014 - 05:41 AM

Yes. Instead, they should invest in the version of Rugby Union where they are showing signs of success, like... er.. um. Anyone? Is Curling a version of Rugby?Please?

I think we can all agree it would be massively improved as a spectacle if they allowed tackling and passing.



Or did you mean Will Curling, former England Captain and alleged companion of royalty?

#3013417 Barcelona in November

Posted by Shadow on 13 October 2014 - 08:56 PM

Nou camp
Castle of the Three Dragons

#3007946 Ebola

Posted by Shadow on 05 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

Shadow, do you hear that whining noise again, a faint buzzing, somewhat musical but just needs swotting away? 

Is he talking male genitals again? 


Edit:   The sweary filter has no respect for comedic gold  :angry:

#3006848 Nick Griffin expelled from BNP

Posted by Shadow on 03 October 2014 - 02:06 PM

I'm not racist but 

I went to a Sean Locke gig a couple of years ago and he had a routine where he claimed to be trying to reclaim the phrase "I'm not racist but" as it only ever seemed to be used by people making racist statements. He used examples of him reclaiming it such as "I'm not racist but can you pass the sugar" 


Sorry, not really relevant.

And funnier when he did it.

#3005963 Nick Griffin expelled from BNP

Posted by Shadow on 01 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

It also suggested that he had ignored warnings from Adam Walker, the party's chairman, that he was bringing the BNP into disrepute.

Joking aside, that's one hell of an achievement

#3005875 Should Bankruptcy be banned?

Posted by Shadow on 01 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

Having had the misfortune to have a business taken down by a long delayed payment of £75,000 I was shocked at how it seemed almost criminally easy to close down on monday and start up as Shadow trading 2014 ltd on tuesday. I would like to see legislation to manage this aspect of it, it does seem to be an easy way of not paying people and carrying on as usual.

#3003219 RUWC 2015

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 06:33 PM

This is extremely misleading as it is trying to make out that a stadium like Brighton has had 40k applications for 27k worth of tickets. The reality is that only something like 18k will be on sale and the rest will be tour packages and corporates. This will be even higher at other grounds with larger capacities.


Also, legally there must be an option to decline your purchase if you had bid for two £35 tickets and ended up being stung for £85 tickets.



#3003183 Is Smoking a Crime?

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 05:26 PM

That potentially, opens up a whole can of worms.

Opening cans while driving is just stupid

#3002876 RUWC 2015

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

I believe that prisons have TVs, it would be against their human rights to deny them access to viewing the RWC along with the 4 billion other viewers globally.

I would make watching the RWC compulsory for prisoners, remember the oft proven rehabilitative benefits of rugby