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Carlos the Argie

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An expatriate Argie to the USA who started playing at the very tender age of 9 in an Irish School in Buenos Aires. He then played club rugby in Argentina. After moving to the USA, he played for his business school and some local clubs. Occasionally helped train skills and also refereed. His interest in writing about rugby came after meeting Graham Henry in New York City. He is most interested in the leadership issues dealing with team function.

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Five forwards, not six. Sorry.

Five talking points from New Zealand versus Ireland

The ball slap by the Irish wing in the first half when there was no other defender would have been a YC in pool play.

No luck for the Irish: All Blacks into semis with 46-14 win

Today England started 6 forwards who were “non-white”. Nice to have a poor slave’s song aiming to go back to his plantation as a support song sang primarily by anglo-saxons….

Five talking points from New Zealand versus Ireland

Never mind our opinions, westown, someone already stated that we are clearly wrong.

I actually wasn’t even sure if he was offside, I took Owens’ word for it but it was ambiguous, as you say.

Whatever!

Five talking points from New Zealand versus Ireland

They are serving crow pie all over Ireland today.

Five talking points from New Zealand versus Ireland

Todd was pushed and he fell in front of the post impeding the Irish player. The replays clearly show that he didn’t dive. He was offside but the rest was an overreaction by Owens. Watch the videos.

Five talking points from New Zealand versus Ireland

Psst, check your messages!

🙂

Week 4 World Cup reflections: Yukkuri isogu, hasten slowly

Yes! Thanks. 15 miles north of us and heavy wind brought the smoke

The World Cup in Haiku

Nick? Wales, of course!

Can Japan repeat the Brighton Miracle at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Only my missus drives at home. She thinks I drive too much like a Porteño ( a city boy from BA) despite all my time in the USA. She only lets me parallel park, she has difficulty. She gets off the car, leaves the door open and grunts me to show off…

Hehehehe!

And next time you see a cyclist not obeying completely the street laws, instead of calling him/her names, remember that YOU break the laws all the time, as you stated above.

Anyone who isn't trying to get around rugby laws needs to have their head read

Forgot AP9. Only you gringos call him Gus. Ficha or AP9 for the Argies.

The World Cup in Haiku

Cleaning far, the Bishop paper of a few months ago. Joseph clearly trying to figure out the key to the Bok defenders (or Table Montain sized Boks). Not easy to move them far, or grab them to appear to be in the ruck.

Can Japan repeat the Brighton Miracle at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Who is Gus?

The World Cup in Haiku

Grabbing Mendez’s balls and then the 19 year old knocks him out. First red card at a test for Argentina. A dark day indeed.

A personal history of modern rugby: The game (Part 1)

pope Francis is no lover of rugby. The argentine foundation Rugby with no Borders gave him one of their jerseys a few years ago. This is an extraordinary group of former rugbiers with the honorable chairmanship held by one of the Uruguayan airplane in the Andes crash survivors, Gustavo Zerbino.

And now Ireland have their own thug, Healy. When he walks from behind he looks like a gorilla, no other player at the RWC is more bow legged. And no one is dirtier. Gorillas are wonderful peaceful creatures. Not him.

A personal history of modern rugby: The game (Part 1)

Hmmmm, this is similar to what I wrote to Harry two days ago. They will try to force out and then launch in (I missed this part, this is why they pay you and not me :-)). They clearly don’t want straight up collisions. This is why I wrote that the Boks have to force the middle relentlessly.
You didn’t say much about LOs. Japan is quite tricky here to overcome height deprivation….Boks have to attack it. And not allow Japan quick LO throws! When they kick out, kick to the third row…

Can Japan repeat the Brighton Miracle at the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

Size, speed or even skill! But they had determination. Give them that!

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

I know Boks defense is excellent. I still think you have to keep the ball away from the fringes. Japan is faster in getting to support outside the 15 meter lines than the Boks. I don’t think Japan will kick a lot. They will try to get to the outsides as much as possible.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

Oh, easy peasy. I just want A. B. E. Nothing more.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

Harry,
Defensive LO is also key for your Boks against Japan. Not only your forwards have to try to keep running between the 15 meter lines and avoid running near the touch. They have to provoke defensive pressure on Japan’s LO. Make them tackle all day long in the middle, and be worried every time the ball goes out. And don’t kick to them unless you are sure of having heavy kick chase pressure.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

You NEVER had ANY coffee in your life?
And you made fun of my sushi comment?

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

I don’t know if you saw it, but at one point he grabbed the arm of the Japanese player in the ruck. The player looked at him totally surprised!

A rare pat on the back for a World Cup referee

I noticed in some matches, the referees were having a “conference” with language similar to corporate mumbo-jumbo before reaching a decision. Decision by consensus gives you camels instead of horses.

Japan prove they're the real deal - again

Plus the 8 forwards from SA are much stronger than the Japanese. I think that overtime, the collisions will benefit the Boks.

On the other hand, as you say, the Japanese have been brilliant at specific game planning, I wonder what Joseph has in mind.

Japan prove they're the real deal - again

Nevermind your beautiful write-up. Someone already stated it was a fiasco….

I look forward to our experience on the ground for one week right before and after the semifinals. We will see both in Yokohama.

But, I don’t drink to go under tables.

Rugby, passion and typhoons: On the ground at the World Cup