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13 minutes ago, shull said:

Nae Penalties tae decide ? 

Long way to go for a fecking draw. 

Zzzzzzzz 

It was a penalty that decided the draw, 4 countries couldn't beat a couple of wee islands mostly inhabited by sheep, the " British Empire" (sic) still claim a moral victory and pat themselves on the back.

Plus ca change etc

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4 hours ago, BaldyOzBud said:

It was a penalty that decided the draw, 4 countries couldn't beat a couple of wee islands mostly inhabited by sheep, the " British Empire" (sic) still claim a moral victory and pat themselves on the back.

Plus ca change etc

Genuine question. How many of the All Blacks starting 15 were born and bred on the North & South islands, and how many were Aiden McGeady types, from various South Seas islands?

I could ask the same question of a Scotland 15 picked by Gregor Townsend - how many 'real' Scots, and how many rent-a-Scots who come from Australia, NZ, South Africa, and have a granny who once had an ice cream on Cumbrae after sailing doon the watter for a day trip on the Waverley in 1956.

Was a good game though. Not a huge fan of rugby union, but those guys, on both sides, gave it everything.

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Had my first Knickerbocker Glory on Cumbrae in 1969.

I was there for the Fortnight after arriving at Millport Pier on The Keppel.

Was served by an Italian/Scots burd at the nearby Nixe Cafe.

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12 hours ago, pozbaird said:

Genuine question. How many of the All Blacks starting 15 were born and bred on the North & South islands, and how many were Aiden McGeady types, from various South Seas islands?

I could ask the same question of a Scotland 15 picked by Gregor Townsend - how many 'real' Scots, and how many rent-a-Scots who come from Australia, NZ, South Africa, and have a granny who once had an ice cream on Cumbrae after sailing doon the watter for a day trip on the Waverley in 1956.

Was a good game though. Not a huge fan of rugby union, but those guys, on both sides, gave it everything.

That's a good question, the All blacks have for some time been a mix of South Sea Islanders, Indigenous Maoris and the White descendants of British/European settlers.

Since Rugby went professional there have been quite a few countries that have also drafted Polynesian and South African born players in; Australia England and Scotland all spring readily to mind.

The match itself was a cracking game of rugby which I thoroughly enjoyed, alhough not as much as Australia v Scotland a few weeks back :thumbs2

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Some result for Glasgow tonight, bonus point and 6 from 6.

Said from the start that the SA teams won't show their best until next season, they've played almost a full season to date and are still in the Currie Cup and without some of their top players.

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