Rugby A Game For Gentlemen


#121

Fantastic. Bonus point on the cards, maybe in this half.

Joseph is superb.


#122

Not looking great for Scotchland :scream:


#123

It’s difficult to admit, but I really like England’s style.


#124

This is going to be a cricket score…


#125

Great innit


#126

Oh yes.

Making a bit of a meal of that non dangerous late tackle…


#127

The French twat was going to give him a yellow until the nice New Zealander corrected him :wink:


#128

Easy 50 points today, maybe 60?


#129

Wait until we bring our super subs on :laughing:


#130

Billy’s back!


#131

Does Brown actually know how to pass?


#132

He used to have a reputation for always beating the first tackle. He seems to have lost that and, as you say, doesn’t want to pass


#133

Fuck yeah!


#134

Great win, done in style.


#135

Any Scotts in the house?


#136

Lauren (youngest, the clever one, big rugby fan) says the Calcutta cup looks like a kettle.

I forgot the original got used as a football in 1988, Dean Richards and John Jeffrey kicked it down Princes St in Edinburgh. I believe they might have been to a couple of pubs…


#137

The original is officially in 'too fragile a state to tour or attend functions’
So a replica is used for presentations etc.

John Jeffrey got banned from rugby for 6 months after that incident, Richards got a one match ban.
If my memory serves me right they both got a bill, No fines as there no match fees of course in those amateur days.


#138

Lol


#139

No match fees LOL.


#140

In those days there weren’t. Jeffrey was a hill farmer and Richards was a Sergeant in the Police iirc. The Calcutta Cup incident was in 1988.
It was while later that that the money started coming in and they were professional in everything but name (certainly in the Southern Hemisphere).
David Campese was quoted in 1991 as saying ‘I am still amateur of course, but I became Rugby Unions first millionaire five years ago’.