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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 04 May 2020, 16:10

Malta 12,700 players on a population of 469,000 :)

Proportionally, it's like Italy had 1 million and 625,000 players
Probably they are kids playing sometime rugby at school

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Re: Small news

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Mon, 04 May 2020, 16:50

WHY this report is un-download-able?

Do WR really afraid of possibility that
someone would print full-color copies of it
and gain money by selling instead of them?

Is the report still snatch-able to hackers alike?

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Re: Small news

Postby suofficer » Sat, 16 May 2020, 17:14

https://www.herdcommunity.co.uk/are-the ... ent-years/

Interesting article on the championship in England

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 17 May 2020, 09:18

It seems you may now choose between all the RWC jerseys when playing "Animal Crossing". But I'm not sure if it's an official thing, or a private thing, or if every player may offer to the other players the jerseys he created. Too old for this...
https://twitter.com/massaman_syao/statu ... 84/photo/1

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Re: Small news

Postby sammo » Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:40

Canalina wrote:It seems you may now choose between all the RWC jerseys when playing "Animal Crossing". But I'm not sure if it's an official thing, or a private thing, or if every player may offer to the other players the jerseys he created. Too old for this...
https://twitter.com/massaman_syao/statu ... 84/photo/1


A reddit user started designing the jerseys and allowed other forum users to request which jerseys were designed. This activity was picked up by World Rugby as a bit of good PR. In the game anyone can design clothing and offer it to others as a download.

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Re: Small news

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 17 May 2020, 10:57

suofficer wrote:https://www.herdcommunity.co.uk/are-the-funding-cuts-of-championship-rugby-the-most-modern-thing-the-old-boys-club-have-done-in-recent-years/

Interesting article on the championship in England


So the problem is that these 5 criteria don't exist and were never communicated to the championship clubs.

Winning the World Cup would have brought the liquidators in.

Stopped reading there, the author of that piece is a total idiot.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 17 May 2020, 20:54

sammo wrote:A reddit user started designing the jerseys and allowed other forum users to request which jerseys were designed. This activity was picked up by World Rugby as a bit of good PR. In the game anyone can design clothing and offer it to others as a download.

Thank you

In Japan there was a tv series (ten episodes) also concerning a rugby team.

Title: "No Side Manager" (sometime also translated "No side game")
ノーサイト・ゲーム

Broadcast date: July 7 - September 15, 2019

Plot: Adapted from a novel by Jun Ikeido, the story follows the travails of a company man once touted as an elite executive candidate who falters when he voices opposition to his superiors over an acquisition, and is exiled to general affairs manager at a branch factory. Adding insult to injury, he is also ordered to serve as general manager of the plant’s failing rugby team, the Tokiwa Motors “Astros”, which once basked in glory but has since sunk to perennial cellar dweller. Hoping to resuscitate his own future along with that of a weak rugby team on the verge of disbandment, the embattled company man stakes pride and fortune on fulfilling two missions, putting all he’s got into work and sports in this inspirational human drama.

And a trailer

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Sun, 24 May 2020, 05:07

The only Albania's rugby club, based in Tirana, confirmed that they will participate in 2020/21 to the Greek rugby league national championship

The national championship of Mongolia (7s), originally fixed to may 21, will be played on june 11, if the end of the lockdown was confirmed for the last day of may.
According to the world epidemic data, Mongolia have had so far just 141 covid cases (109 still active) and zero deaths

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Sun, 24 May 2020, 05:50

The Kosovo championship has a Macedonian club. The Albanians could have joined...

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Re: Small news

Postby Chester-Donnelly » Sun, 24 May 2020, 09:25

Canalina wrote:Malta 12,700 players on a population of 469,000 :)

Proportionally, it's like Italy had 1 million and 625,000 players
Probably they are kids playing sometime rugby at school


Malta are ranked pretty highly for a small country. A mini tournament in Malta with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria would be interesting.

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Re: Small news

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 26 May 2020, 08:33

Chester-Donnelly wrote:
Canalina wrote:Malta 12,700 players on a population of 469,000 :)

Proportionally, it's like Italy had 1 million and 625,000 players
Probably they are kids playing sometime rugby at school


Malta are ranked pretty highly for a small country. A mini tournament in Malta with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria would be interesting.


Yeah. Or they keep playing in their competitive and open Rugby Europe tournaments, where they always can compete with teams around their level every year.
They are basically ranked so high, because Europe is the only continent to offer a 4-level-yearly-competition under its closed shop above.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: Small news

Postby Blurandski » Thu, 04 Jun 2020, 23:44

RugbyLiebe wrote:
Chester-Donnelly wrote:
Canalina wrote:Malta 12,700 players on a population of 469,000 :)

Proportionally, it's like Italy had 1 million and 625,000 players
Probably they are kids playing sometime rugby at school


Malta are ranked pretty highly for a small country. A mini tournament in Malta with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria would be interesting.


Yeah. Or they keep playing in their competitive and open Rugby Europe tournaments, where they always can compete with teams around their level every year.
They are basically ranked so high, because Europe is the only continent to offer a 4-level-yearly-competition under its closed shop above.


Being a former British Empire nation helps as well. Given the low level of rugby outside 13/14 nations in Europe smaller nations with more of a rugby tradition can keep themselves surprisingly high. IIRC a couple of MEPs are fairly regular supporters of the national team.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 18:55

The website "The Rugby Journal" organized a "Photograph Award" on line, these are some of the prized photos

Absolute winner
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 46/photo/1

Action winner
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 55/photo/1

Action 2nd place
disappeared? It was a nice brazilian women match photo

Spirit winner
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 4008646660

Spirit 2nd place
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 7103156225

Landscape winner
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 0077784064

Lanscape second place
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 0506083328

There are also a Portfolio section and a Young authors section (this last won by a 17 years old Russian girl)

Some other photos here https://www.instagram.com/therugbyjournal/

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Re: Small news

Postby sk 88 » Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 19:35

It's not a website, it's a quarterly magazine. They have long reads and it's really good.

https://www.therugbyjournal.com/

My favourite photo was of the 11 year old Italian all muddy from his practice and looking mardy. It was the front cover of issue 7. https://aropec.co.uk/products/rugby-issue-seven?_pos=8&_sid=645f1a466&_ss=r&variant=29391863349342

The Kibbutz story in that one is good too.

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Thu, 25 Jun 2020, 20:00

Today's winner of the absolute award (and of the "spirit" category) is an italian photographer from Siena, so I suppose he is the same author of that cover photo

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Re: Small news

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 17:55

Probably, there were a few good photos accompanying that story.

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 18:02

Canalina wrote:The website "The Rugby Journal" organized a "Photograph Award" on line, these are some of the prized photos


Landscape winner
https://twitter.com/JournalRugby/status ... 0077784064


Some other photos here https://www.instagram.com/therugbyjournal/


The winner of this Landscape award is Susi Baxter-Seitz , a Brazilian photographer. She was from Curitiba Rugby Club and had a photo of Curitiba vs Desterro (womens rugby in Brazil) as finalist in another category as well. She now lives in USA.
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Re: Small news

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 18:30

Canalina wrote:Today's winner of the absolute award (and of the "spirit" category) is an italian photographer from Siena, so I suppose he is the same author of that cover photo


Yes was nominated in portrait category:
https://www.therugbyjournal.com/portrait

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I also liked the one from Sarcelles. We went on tour to there in secondary school, watched Scotland v France in I think 2003 6N and played their U-14s. We were a fairly normal state school from Leicester's outskirts and didn't think anything of it, seemed pretty normal to all of us. These days everyone bangs on as if it is a dead rough area!

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:35

sk 88 wrote:Yes was nominated in portrait category:
https://www.therugbyjournal.com/portrait

To my personal taste, it's somehow too "easy" to use black&white in photos: for some reason (maybe our memory records the images in black & white?) the b&w photos are often more evocative, more impactful. So I think it's a sort of "doping" to use black&white in a photo contest, even if I appreciate those photos a lot. It's a sort of "doping", I think, also the use of coloring filters, and maybe the photo of that muddy Siena boy passed through some rusty filter, even if I'm not sure about.
So all in all, in that Portrait shortlist I would have maybe awarded the first image, the one with the tongan player under the shower.
Anyway there's a giant number of wonderful photos in rugby, every year.
If all the photos of the world had taken part to the Rugby Journal contest, I think this one would have won the "Spirit" section...
https://i.imgur.com/2ZmMwCY.jpg

And I like a lot also this, for nationalistic reasons https://i.imgur.com/eViMuDf.jpg

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Re: Small news

Postby sk 88 » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:44

I know what you mean, but wouldn't call it "doping" which has a strong pejorative association, I would perhaps say it is a different style that given the number of categories perhaps could have been a category of its own.

I don't believe there is a filter on the one above but I certainly cannot rule it out. It just screamed youth rugby to me. Covered in mud. Mardy as fuck. Clearly having a good time really though.

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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 19:45

B&W photos are from a time that taking photos wasn't a banality, they were precious.
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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 18:18

Romania: someone stole the posts of a rugby field
According to the article they are probably poor people interested in the iron the posts are made of

https://www.saceleanul.ro/terenul-de-ru ... -de-acolo/

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Mon, 13 Jul 2020, 18:37

Just a small but nice idea to make the rugby fields alive also in summer: a movie projected on a screen between the rugby posts, in the evening darkness, with the spectators laying on the grass, maybe upon blankets brought from home.
The idea is from a club near Bologna, in Italy; the entry is free and the movie is a rugby one, "Forever strong" (Usa, 2008)

www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fb ... &ref=notif

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Re: Small news

Postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 12:38

Curiously basically no one country in the World chose pink or violet for the national flag
Out of 197 official nations, these are the times the colors recur in the flags

RED 153 *
WHITE 142 **
BLUE/AZURE 103 *
GREEN 97 **
YELLOW 96 *
BLACK 52 **
GOLD 12
ORANGE 11 **
BROWN 7
GREY 3
PINK 1 o 2
MAROON 1
VIOLET 1 **

* primary color
** secondary color

Pink appears just in the lion into the coat-of-arms of the Spain flag and maybe in the cactus flowers in the Mexico flag
Violet appears just in the chest plumage of the parrot in the Dominica flag
The maroon is instead a main part in the Qatar flag

The Seychelles have all the five most used colors in the flag
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Re: Small news

Postby victorsra » Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 14:35

I love your lists/maps/miscelanea :lol:

Pink is odd in flags indeed, but there is a Brazilian state with a pink flag: Espírito Santo. Different from USA states, Brazilian states have very distinguishable flags.
Image (the words in the middle mean "work and trust").

Also, Newfoundland, in Canada, has an unofficial pink flag. But Canadians can explain us better how and when this flag is used.
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