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  1. Barnacle

    4 Nation International Rugby

    Technically there are many good aspects. Running lines, some players playing towards spaces. Distribution. Decision making however is still a problem...
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    Yes, I saw a few good things, but it was also as if the All Black were not even trying hard. Some of their runners got isolated, with no-one even attempting to get close to support. The sad truth however was that the All Blacks only played for 20 minutes... The Boks are definitely better than a year ago, but with the way the All Blacks seemed to approach the game, we'll never know how much better...
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    Nah.... I'm just a skeptic... and still after the match. I still feel there is something seriously wrong somewhere. At the moment they are playing on pure emotion (deduced from the lack of control and structure in their game). Not sure how long that will last... Perfectly summed up About the same as my interest and maybe many others... I only watched parts of the game and did other things in between.
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    Try reading your own posts for a change! LOLOLOLOL!!!!
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    Incorrect! Racial quotas are racist, because its whole basis relies on race... If you remove race (racism) from the requirements only then can it be non-racist.
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    If you want clarity, refer to image in my signature... "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" can be translated as... Give a man a Springbok cap on a platter, and you comply with quotas on one day; teach a man how to earn a Springbok cap and you naturally comply with "quotas" forever... When mediocrity is rewarded, it cannot and never will inspire excellence. If excellence is not rewarded, it discourages effort...
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    Fair tackle. The actual hit is just below shoulder height (like the Bismark one). At the same time, during the hit, the body alignment will transfer more of the force and also because of the alignment the tackled player is partially protected through the same principle... But because of the huge impact, it looks worse than it is... Will probably be called as illegal in more than 50% of the cases. A good example of perception vs fact. Ideal for a referee training clip!
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    Haha... I was already thinking of a response, but now I have to think a bit quicker... The right answer however is a bit of a kak answer... "IT DEPENDS"... One would need to make a decision on the tackle used, based on the field position and the situation. When you isolated as a defender and there are support runners for the opposition, the "right" decision is to go for the wrap tackle. Firstly you prevent the offload and secondly, you slow down the presentation of the ball at the ruck. With that you buy time for more defenders to support. (High-ish... Tackle should be between shoulder and waist...) As a side-note holding the ball up has its merits... In 7s rugby the turn-over is called quicker so its quite effective to win the turnover (Same height as 1) In contrast with point 1, if you have many defenders and less attackers close-by, the decision to go low is the better one. Getting the attacker on the ground quicker, gives you the opportunity to steal the ball while you have greater numbers.(Leg tackle) With a head-on tackle you gain dominance when you go in close to the opponents centre of gravity and drive in on that area. You also lift the player slightly to get their feet slightly off the ground so that they have no stability. (Could however lead to a "tip-tackle", when the drive is too effective... (Tackle is at hip/waist height...) Side-on tackles in open field with some-one running at full pace, only required upsetting the alignment of the hips of the runner. Go in too high and you can get bumped off... Go in to low and you can miss the tackle completely if your timing in not spot-on... You want to put in a decent "hit" or "disturbance" in the hip area... The reasoning behind this is that all your power in sports come from the core muscles around the hip/waist area... Sprinters specifically need to keep their hips aligned to generate pace... You only need to upset that slightly at full pace and a player will fall all on their own, even after you take away the contact... This is usually for an open field one-on-one tackle... (Like the previous on hip/waist high) You would therefore have to adapt to the situation. For example one that I did not list above, is one where you get your head on the "wrong side" on purpose. Similar to point 4, you then need to ABSOLUTELY DOMINATE in contact because of the risk of neck/head injuries. If you dominate, it's a great effective tackle (especially for corner-flagging)... If you don't dominate there is probably a 50% chance that you'll leave the field with concussion... I personally prefer to coach going in waist/hip high for head-on or side-on tackles. But the more you go side on, the lower your target gets. More tacklers get injured in tackles, because they wait (on the back-foot) for the runner to come at them. If you go in to dominate (front-foot) and waist high, the chance for injury is very small. Once the player gets the basics right, you can start to look at the variations and the reasons for the variations (slightly lower or higher).
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    You'll notice that I don't talk to it.... Only about it... It's impossible to argue with someone with so little knowledge. And the little knowledge they do have, "happened upon" them through biased sources. After my first reply to it (which was the last one too), I already realised we'd only get bombarded with fascist SJW slogans, rhetoric, diversions, ignoring context, strawman arguments, which is of course followed up with accusing others of doing exactly that...
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    The original quote: "Rugby wasn’t a black man’s sport, but it was the sport that would unify the country in a way that no other sport or business could." Of course meaning that at that stage, when Mandela was President (with the 1995 World Cup), it definitely was not seen as a "black man's sport". Some very simple logic and only a low to average IQ required to understand it in it's original context... But then some person with comprehension difficulties appear to have mixed up tenses, misunderstood the context of the quote, when the very simple meaning of the phrase appeared to be too much for that person to understand. And then the explanation for this lack of understanding... And we are all up to date now!
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    That is actually true, isn't it? Supply proof... What is discrimination... Supporting reward for effort?... Or promoting on the basis of skin colour (Quotas)?... Then what are you doing here? No kidding.... 武道についての実際点は何ですか?
  12. Barnacle

    4 Nation International Rugby

    I posted that with the specific intent of pissing off the one or two (maybe three) that don't fall into the "most of the posters" category...
  13. Barnacle

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    Let me sum up the above post.... Get some fucking perspective!
  14. Barnacle

    4 Nation International Rugby

    Ugh! Predictable... One FUCKING lucky win and SA supporters think the current Springboks are the greatest team that ever existed... Yeah... The Springboks DOMINATED the match... With about 25% possession and about 25% territory... yeah fucking rite! Yeah... The Springboks defended like Trojans.... Conceding 6 tries... yeah fucking rite! Yeah... The quota team proved themselves... yeah... the transformation target is 45% for this year, but we had 20% in the starting line-up and 34% in the squad.... Yeah fucking rite! Yeah... Kieran Read is a cunt... He doesn't shake the hand of a team mate whom he probably already spoke to just before and he also did not shake the hand of the assistant coach on his way into the change room. Probably someone he also spoke to earlier... He must be a doos... Yeah fucking rite! Yeah and the referee also was doing everything in his power to make the All Blacks win.... Like when he did not give the penalty right in front of the posts when time was up and Faf de Klerk and Whiteley were offside... Was Faf ever on-side the whole match??? Jesus, some of you lot can be so childish (modern) with thinking like that. Or is it just plain South African? The fact remains the All Black probably lost this match more than the Boks won it. The stats of the match is similar to most of their wins so far this year... Take away the two lucky tries of the Boks and you sit with a score of 24.... Add another six tries the All Blacks slaughtered with unforced errors and they end up with about 70+ points.... Oooooh fuckit.... It seems that sort of corresponds with the territory and possession stats.... THAT is how KAK this Bok team is... Shit happens like this at times... Now ask yourself these questions... Is it sustainable? Will the Boks consistently win with 25% possession or territory? Will the bounce of the ball always favour them? Like with the Willie le Roux try? The fact is that we are much worse than the score suggests. As I have said in the past the Boks will NEVER again be the same as they were in the past (years ago already). I also said that every now and then, they would get a great result or two (also predicted years ago)... Now you could ask why I highlighted "they". Here is the reason.... I am a South African (sadly) who happens to support RUGBY... I am definitely not a "South African rugby" supporter. We have lost all credibility with our constant bitching about referees, we always DEMAND a review and we demand that everything be given to us on a platter... Like land, like money, we want equal outcomes for unequal effort. We WANT, We WANT, we WANT!!!!
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    What Taipan said!
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