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Re: RWC 2019

Postby IanD » September 10th, 2019, 11:57 am

Interesting article.

BBC News - Rugby World Cup 2019: How Scotland are preparing for Japan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49598787

Stand out bits

"Our analysis kit grows by the day, as it becomes such a big part of the sport. We always have a screen and a big digital clock at training along with our drones, GPS, cameras, laptops and the rest."

"One eventuality that will be difficult to allow for is typhoons. September is peak season for extreme weather in the country.

Pool matches that cannot be played on the day for which they are scheduled will not be shifted to a different day. Instead, they will be recorded as a draw, potentially with significant knock-on effects for qualification."


Imagine if we can't play Russia and the match is marked as a draw. Would be massive for pool rankings.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby FLIP » September 10th, 2019, 12:58 pm

IanD wrote:Interesting article.

BBC News - Rugby World Cup 2019: How Scotland are preparing for Japan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49598787

Stand out bits

"Our analysis kit grows by the day, as it becomes such a big part of the sport. We always have a screen and a big digital clock at training along with our drones, GPS, cameras, laptops and the rest."

"One eventuality that will be difficult to allow for is typhoons. September is peak season for extreme weather in the country.

Pool matches that cannot be played on the day for which they are scheduled will not be shifted to a different day. Instead, they will be recorded as a draw, potentially with significant knock-on effects for qualification."


Imagine if we can't play Russia and the match is marked as a draw. Would be massive for pool rankings.


The Russian match is the one least likely to be cancelled. The Kobe Misaki stadium has a retractable roof.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby IanD » September 10th, 2019, 5:05 pm

FLIP wrote:
IanD wrote:Interesting article.

BBC News - Rugby World Cup 2019: How Scotland are preparing for Japan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49598787

Stand out bits

"Our analysis kit grows by the day, as it becomes such a big part of the sport. We always have a screen and a big digital clock at training along with our drones, GPS, cameras, laptops and the rest."

"One eventuality that will be difficult to allow for is typhoons. September is peak season for extreme weather in the country.

Pool matches that cannot be played on the day for which they are scheduled will not be shifted to a different day. Instead, they will be recorded as a draw, potentially with significant knock-on effects for qualification."


Imagine if we can't play Russia and the match is marked as a draw. Would be massive for pool rankings.


The Russian match is the one least likely to be cancelled. The Kobe Misaki stadium has a retractable roof.



I take your point but ...... Roof means feck all if you can't travel.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... avel-chaos


I used the Russian match as an example of the massive change it would have on the group. Also because a 5 hour delay would mean match would start after midnight meaning no match.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » September 10th, 2019, 5:29 pm

FLIP wrote:
IanD wrote:Interesting article.

BBC News - Rugby World Cup 2019: How Scotland are preparing for Japan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49598787

Stand out bits

"Our analysis kit grows by the day, as it becomes such a big part of the sport. We always have a screen and a big digital clock at training along with our drones, GPS, cameras, laptops and the rest."

"One eventuality that will be difficult to allow for is typhoons. September is peak season for extreme weather in the country.

Pool matches that cannot be played on the day for which they are scheduled will not be shifted to a different day. Instead, they will be recorded as a draw, potentially with significant knock-on effects for qualification."


Imagine if we can't play Russia and the match is marked as a draw. Would be massive for pool rankings.


The Russian match is the one least likely to be cancelled. The Kobe Misaki stadium has a retractable roof.

The Ireland v Scotland match would be the worst game for us to be recorded as a draw.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby ronk » September 10th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Oldschool wrote:
FLIP wrote:
IanD wrote:Interesting article.

BBC News - Rugby World Cup 2019: How Scotland are preparing for Japan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49598787

Stand out bits

"Our analysis kit grows by the day, as it becomes such a big part of the sport. We always have a screen and a big digital clock at training along with our drones, GPS, cameras, laptops and the rest."

"One eventuality that will be difficult to allow for is typhoons. September is peak season for extreme weather in the country.

Pool matches that cannot be played on the day for which they are scheduled will not be shifted to a different day. Instead, they will be recorded as a draw, potentially with significant knock-on effects for qualification."


Imagine if we can't play Russia and the match is marked as a draw. Would be massive for pool rankings.


The Russian match is the one least likely to be cancelled. The Kobe Misaki stadium has a retractable roof.

The Ireland v Scotland match would be the worst game for us to be recorded as a draw.


How do you figure that?
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » September 10th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Ireland should beat Scotland.
A draw for Scotland would therefore be a great result for Scotland.
It would turn the group into a lottery.
Japan in particular would see it as a huge opportunity.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Dave Cahill » September 12th, 2019, 8:25 am

Only three of the 20 squads at the 2019 World Cup have no foreign-born players.

They are Argentina, Namibia and Uruguay, although six of the Namibians spent parts of their childhood in South Africa, according to Yahoo Sport UK.

Tonga (19) and Samoa (17) have the most foreign-born players in their 31-man squads due to the number of players who are born in New Zealand but have a parent or grandparent who was born in the Pacific Islands.

Japan is next with 16 foreign-born players, with just under half of the squad having qualified through World Rugby’s three-year residency rule. This includes South African forwards Wimpie van der Walt and Lappies Labuschagne.

World Rugby’s residency rule will be increased to five years from 2020, making it one year more than a World Cup cycle instead of one year less.

The only foreign-born player in the Springbok squad is Zimbabwean Beast Mtawarira, who has earned 111 Test caps for his adopted country.

Number of foreign-born players at the 2019 World Cup:

Tonga 19
Samoa 17
Japan 16
Scotland 14
USA 13
Australia 12
Italy 8
Wales 8
England 6
Ireland 5
Canada 4
Fiji 4
France 4
New Zealand 3
Russia 2
South Africa 1
Georgia 1
Argentina 0
Namibia 0
Uruguay 0

https://rugbyrocks.com/which-world-cup- ... n-players/


Ireland have 5, but two of those are Joey Carbery and Luke McGrath. Of the three project players, both Stander and Aki have made sizeable contributions to their teams and their communities since arriving. (Kleyn may well have done so by the time he's here as long as the other two)

England too have their numbers artificially inflated by the presence of the Vunipola brothers, Manu Tuilagi, Sam Underhill and Joe Cokanasiga. The only real project player in their squad is Willi Heinz
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » September 12th, 2019, 8:26 pm

Likely weather forecast for the day of the Scotland match.
https://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/yokohama-shi/224374/daily-weather-forecast/224374?day=9
Looks like a recorded draw is off the table tg.
Only thing to worry about would seem to be the high UV levels.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Fan with smartphone » September 13th, 2019, 11:20 am

Luke Jacobsen out injured for New Zealand and sent home. Bad blow to their depth, but he could also have pushed into their best matchday squad. Is an excellent player.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » September 13th, 2019, 11:28 am

I see that it's concussion that's put him out, sounds worrying, especially for someone so young.

Frizzel called up, he's a super athlete but very much a front foot player.

It'll be fascinating to see how they cope without Retallick next week. It's funny, if they beat SA then they'll feel great about themselves and be looking forward to Retallick giving them a boost in the knockout phase, but if they lose they'll probably be desperate for him to get back and save them.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » September 13th, 2019, 5:15 pm

One for the medics?
Adam Beard, Welsh SR, had his appendix removed a few day ago and expects to be fit to play again by the end of the month.
A. Is that even likely?
B. Surely his aerobic and match fitness will be impacted?
He's not travelling to Japan until next week apparently.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Pilotman123 » September 14th, 2019, 11:42 am

Robbie Henshaw is OUT of the World Cup with a torn hamstring. I was always a bit worried about it because I overheard the Physio on the phone in Portugal saying he had a tight hamstring. Massive Loss. The Media don’t know about it yet
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Blue not red blood » September 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm

hearing the same thing
bad tear i am hearing
Not good for us either
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby ronk » September 14th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Massive loss. At least it’s a competitive position
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby neill_m » September 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Addison who was supposed to start for Ulster today at Glasgow, is now on the bench.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Xanthippe » September 14th, 2019, 3:31 pm

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Re: RWC 2019

Postby The Doc » September 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Pilotman123 wrote:Robbie Henshaw is OUT of the World Cup with a torn hamstring. I was always a bit worried about it because I overheard the Physio on the phone in Portugal saying he had a tight hamstring. Massive Loss. The Media don’t know about it yet
Just got a message saying the same. Could all be the same source of course

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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Xanthippe » September 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm

The Doc wrote:
Pilotman123 wrote:Robbie Henshaw is OUT of the World Cup with a torn hamstring. I was always a bit worried about it because I overheard the Physio on the phone in Portugal saying he had a tight hamstring. Massive Loss. The Media don’t know about it yet
Just got a message saying the same. Could all be the same source of course

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Media all reported yesterday that he was a doubt for Scotland game but would he have trained today if he was injured?
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Pilotman123 » September 14th, 2019, 4:04 pm

neill_m wrote:Addison who was supposed to start for Ulster today at Glasgow, is now on the bench.


Maybe because he’s going to Japan to replace Henshaw?
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Pilotman123 » September 14th, 2019, 4:04 pm

neill_m wrote:Addison who was supposed to start for Ulster today at Glasgow, is now on the bench.


Maybe because he’s going to Japan to replace Henshaw?
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