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@ 153 lifebeginsat40 Obviously your completely biased !''Pretty sure England would have won the whole thing had we not been eliminated after just one loss''That loss was in the final old chap! i.e the game that mattered. Why not stop making silly excuses and accept we got beaten by a superior team again.Aint no shame getting beaten by the blacks either, happens a lot!!
@163 League bears few similarities to Sevens. The ones you have chosen have been done so with a purpose, namely to give a negative view of one code over the other. The variety & complexities of scrums & lineouts are key parts of the game that make it absorbing. I agree that the current scrum situation needs sorting out. As for the number of tries scored, it's more about quality than quantity.
@161 isn't that just unsubstantiated rambling?
What a feast of running rugby the World Cup 7s are...no 10 minute breaks to set scrums...no lumbering up to lineouts....no umpteen goes to get over the try line.A bit like Rugby League really.
@160 Totally agree, a voice of reason! Like you, I support Wales & would have liked to have seen them do better but this happens in any competitive sport - you win some, you lose some. I'm often astounded at the lack of grace that fills these columns. Yes, well done England & they nearly pulled it off, too. Sevens is a tricky game &, having played it myself, know the dangers - miss your man & ...!
There is a common theme here about how great England/GB is .If that's the case then why is the world so full of Brits who say that they're much happier living elsewhere .You do realise that UK society is all about the masses watching England/ GB sport on the telly rather than actual participation . Big money and soft immigration keeps these teams competitive . Representative they ain't.
Am Welsh but impressed by Englands impressive consistant performances for several years in 7's winning several tournaments or just missing out. Lot better than the rest of the 6 Nation 7's teams...and its not just large resources available to tap into....England know how 7'should be played.
147 Capt FYour post has nothing to do with reality For the record I now live England having retired from my career overseas It is dumb to say I left the UK because England wasn't good place to live one the reasons I chose an overseas professional career was to serve my country. Your attitude is vile and based on petty minded ignorance and egotism Criticising hard working Expats is despicable
@156 agreed - it's great to see more and more participants in the women's game. Hopefully this will help iron out mismatches at youth level where, due to numbers in the past, you might have a spread of 3-4 years on the pitch. Can be a little off putting for the younger players.
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First mens side?.........rugby has always been about men.....until lately
@154 ... had a spat with Wizard! Ridiculous. ... Wizard is the Yoda of these HYS & is so venerable watched the 1905 win over the ABs.
@152 He claims to live in a number of places! He once said he's lived in England a long 25 years and seem to remember he had a spat with 'wizard'(?) and stated he wouldn't want to live in Wales!
Not a fan of this one loss and you’re out format. Pretty sure England would have one the whole thing had we not been eliminated after just one loss!
@146&148 .. not sure but doesn't DCS live in Wales? If so he's not technically living amongst the English. But the main point here is that rugby is a tough game with intense rivalries - but also one where, when the whistle goes, you shake your opposite number's hand. So it is with most rugby fans - whether it's in clubhouses or at games there's a warm welcome. These HYS don't really reflect that
Ah good to see the usual idiots are back to play the 'my country's better than your country' game. Sadly missed the tournament but as someone who has played 15 and 7s to quite a decent level I think I can say that the shortened form of the game is a fantastic sporting event
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