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marn11    549

Seeing as Super Rugby starts this week and its World Cup year thought I would start a thread for those of us not brought up in Victoria.

 

Interested to see if anyone else on here gets along to any Rebels games.

 

Born in Victoria, but all over Rugby at the minute. 

 

Will be attending a few Rebels games this season with Duffman. Looking forward to a great World Cup as well.

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Seeing as Super Rugby starts this week and its World Cup year thought I would start a thread for those of us not brought up in Victoria.

 

Interested to see if anyone else on here gets along to any Rebels games.

 

Born in Victoria, but all over Rugby at the minute. 

 

Will be attending a few Rebels games this season with Duffman. Looking forward to a great World Cup as well.

 

 

Got my tickets to the final and the third place match at the World Cup can't wait. Went last time when it was in NZ and the atmosphere was amazing. Positives this time is that the AB's aren't as all conquering as they were in 2011 and England and Ireland will be formidable forces up North this time around.

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MaliMate    1,164

Had a good mate when I was younger who was an avid Union player so I have a slight interest in it just from watching it a bit as a kid. Mon Crusaders.

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marn11    549

 

 

Seeing as Super Rugby starts this week and its World Cup year thought I would start a thread for those of us not brought up in Victoria.

 

Interested to see if anyone else on here gets along to any Rebels games.

 

Born in Victoria, but all over Rugby at the minute. 

 

Will be attending a few Rebels games this season with Duffman. Looking forward to a great World Cup as well.

 

 

Got my tickets to the final and the third place match at the World Cup can't wait. Went last time when it was in NZ and the atmosphere was amazing. Positives this time is that the AB's aren't as all conquering as they were in 2011 and England and Ireland will be formidable forces up North this time around.

 

 

That'd be unreal. When I was in Europe late last year I nearly snagged some great tickets to England vs Australia at Twickenham.

 

Reckon Ireland are massive smokies.

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carlings    559

Brought up attending storm games with my dad (UK expat), so was always pretty into league. Lived and taught in the UK for a time and the school was one of the top rugby schools in the country. Really grew to appreciate the game for being the gentleman's game and once you really get a good grip on the rules becomes very exciting.  

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Brought up attending storm games with my dad (UK expat), so was always pretty into league. Lived and taught in the UK for a time and the school was one of the top rugby schools in the country. Really grew to appreciate the game for being the gentleman's game and once you really get a good grip on the rules becomes very exciting.  

 

Yea I went to a Rugby playing school when living in England and then moving to NZ for a bit really made the game grow on me.

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Shahanga    3,443

Brought up attending storm games with my dad (UK expat), so was always pretty into league. Lived and taught in the UK for a time and the school was one of the top rugby schools in the country. Really grew to appreciate the game for being the gentleman's game and once you really get a good grip on the rules becomes very exciting.

Officially "the game they play in heaven"

Unofficially "a game for thugs played by gentlemen"

Hardly played Union (mostly league if I did play oval ball) but my brief experience suggested it had potential to be a lot more vicious than League. Having a maul form over you is no laughing matter....

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KSK_47    5,438

 

Unofficially "a game for thugs played by gentlemen"

 

The other way around. A game played by cavemen for a bunch of toffs to watch.

 

 

Hardly played Union (mostly league if I did play oval ball) but my brief experience suggested it had potential to be a lot more vicious than League. Having a maul form over you is no laughing matter....

 

 

So true Played one game in high school. Absolutely terrifying experience. 

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I didnt know the Rebels were not privately owned. Will be interested to see how this plays out. 

 

We were but then the ARU bought us then getting sold again. I have a family member and a friend who work there and TBH doesn't sound like the ARU have given too much of a shit about the Rebels last few years so hopefully private owners will be an improvement.

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Shahanga    3,443

Who else has been watching the World Cup? Australia looking pretty sharp.

solid win over the Poms, but honestly despite their claims, any team with ambition simply has to beat them. We got a similar result against Fiji and flogged Uruguay. So solid enough start.

The real test comes against the real Rugby nations of New Zealand and South Africa, based on our pre-tournament form we must be considered a chance.

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Irish looked good up until the Italy game, AB's have a tough quarter final against either the Irish or the French. Seeing as I grew up watching them in the 90s and early 2000s I'm a massive pessimist when it comes to NZ's chances.

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cadete    6,062

I care more about NZ not winning it than us winning it TBH...

I am sick to death of fake Kiwi's who come out around this time every four years despite being born over here, almost as bad as the fifteen year old Muzza's who chanted "Italia, Italia, Italia" on Lyon Street after that fucken tackle in 2006.

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Shahanga    3,443

Anyone still up? Good signs early on for the Wallabies

just watched the replay. Good win over the men in scarlet.

we avoid the jappies in the quarters, which is a good thing.

Tough games like that can take a lot out of a side though and it may come back to bite.

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58 minutes ago, jw1739 said:

Saddened to hear of the death of Jonah Lomu from kidney disease at the age of only 40.

Terrible news, he was the first superstar of the game and will be missed by many for his contributions off the field too.

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