Rugby World Cup

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  1. 4His_glory

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    Anyone out there going to follow this? I know Roger will. It will be fun to see Argentina triumph over Ireland (they are in the same pool).

    I would guess that most Americans could care less. Rugby is an interesting game though.
    For more information go to http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/teams/team=40/index.html

    ¡Vamos Argentina! ¡Dale dale dale!
     
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    Come the day and come the hour
    Come the power and the glory
    We have come to answer
    Our Country's call
    From the four proud provinces of Ireland

    Chorus

    Ireland, Ireland,
    Together standing tall
    Shoulder to shoulder
    We'll answer Ireland's call


    I have to admit I don't go in into this with a great deal of hope. Although Ireland have the best, most fit team in many, many years they looked awful in the friendlies building up. They should also have won the Six Nations when the scored in the last few seconds to go ahead of France, but were so busy celebrating they were not ready for France's ensuing kick-off which they collected for a quick try.

    Argentina start against France Friday night. That ought to be telling.

    In spite of my fears perhaps the last verse of Ireland's Call will ring true:

    Hearts of steel
    And heads unbowing
    Vowing never to be broken
    We will fight, until
    We can fight no more
    For the four proud provinces of Ireland



    I can't wait. This is my favourite sport by far, and although the Six Nations is my favourite tournament, I always look forward to the World Cup. I will support Ireland first of all, then the British Isles, then Argentina in the tourney.
     
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    Hearty congrats to the Pumas for an amazing victory over France. That may have moved to second on my personal list of favourites to win it all.

    France 12 - 17 Argentina
     
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    Kudos the to the US rugby squad who played with and were not dominated by the Cup holders England in a 28-10 loss.

    Good effort Eagles - fair play to you!
     
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    Argentina is still on top of their group with 14 points and play Ireland for the final game of group D.

    ¡Vamos Pumas, dale, dale, dale!
     
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    Ireland are playing rotten rugby - should be a match in hand for the Pumas :(
     
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    Well, Ireland crumbled as expected. What a match between Wales and Fiji though!!
     
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    Loved that match.


    Ireland were even worse than I could have possibly imagined. Something is wrong in the camp :(.

    Who do I pull for now - maybe the Pumas?
     
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    Pumas por supuesto (pumas of course!)
     
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    Roger, you could always support England you know...just a thought. (You couldn't possibly support France, could you?!)

    I do feel sorry for the ANZAC contingent mooching around Paris with nothing to do now that the Wallabies and the All Blacks are out, but c'est la vie!
     
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    I am hoping for an Australia v England final :)

    A heart congrats to England for an amazing win Saturday!
     
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    Er...don't you mean Argentina? The Wallabies are out. We could play the Argies for the Falklands!
     
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    LOL - Haven't a CLUE where that came from. I did of course mean Argentina :)
     
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    Fair play to England.

    14-9 winners over France. On to the finals!
     
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    C'mon England! I hope the English beat the Springboks come Saturday. I like the South Africans, but the English have really dug deep in this tournament, and now the South Africans are anticipating a walk in the park after their crushing defeat of England in the pool stages. I hope the English have the heart to go one more round and pick up this trophy once again.
     
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    Torn here - I admire the English grit and determination in getting here, while we have very dear South African folks in our church who are huge rugby fans. Gonna be tough watching the match together Saturday.

    Don't tell them but - "C'mom England" :)
     
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    cmon SOUTH AFRICA ;)
     
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    We have South Africans in our church too, but they are vastly outnumbered by the English!!:D C'mon England!
     
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    Thats why I am torn - we have no English in our church :)
     

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