Rugby - Test Match 2012: England - New Zealand

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by ChuckCorbis, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. That's my Godson Alex Corbisiero wearing #1 in the front row for England. My brother Rick's son.

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  2. jimc


    Sep 17, 2002
    New Carsmell, CA
    Very cool, and a great game!
  3. The play by Tuilagi for England at 1:11.00 is great. He really gets going after that.
  4. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    This video does not come up. Is this the same sport as Richard Harris portrayed in the "Sporting Life?" IMO his best movie.
    Tough sport!
  5. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    Man you're something! I'm going to watch it tonight, see if I was right or just dumb 40 or so years ago.
  6. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    Interesting clip, Chuck. Win or lose, he's always number one :D
    Unfortunately, I don't understand what is happening.
    Hell, I don't even know American football. The only sport I ever watched was boxing --until they (King and company)@$#%^& it up.
  7. It's similar to American Football but they can't pass the ball forward. It has to be from side to side. In the clip above Alex Corbisiero (#1) comes from the side at the last second and catches the ball and scores a 'try' = 5 POINTS , then the kicker kicks the ball fair through the goal for 2 more points.
  8. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    So a try is like a touchdown, but it has to be run across the goal line? I was wondering what they were trying and also what are they were testing.
    I figured his suit fits so he must have the gig :)
  9. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    Thanks, for the link. I read a lot of it (it's long!) and skimmed through the rest of it. What a history! There must have been some wild times in the contests in Africa, in the old days, and Argentina! Do they still play Argentina? That would be scary at this time.
    I'm impressed with your nephew's achievements. I had thought that the Lions was a kind of semi-pro localized team not the big time!
  10. Alex was in Argentina playing for the England Elite National Team 3 weeks ago when he got instructions from his England coach to get on a plane for Sydney to join the Lions squad. It was totally unexpected and a very unlikely call up since Alex had just recovered from knee surgery and hadn't played much Pro ball or International ball this season. It was an incredible turn of good fate for him. He was brought on to the Lions Team as a bench player but found himself starting the 1st and 3rd Test against Australia because he is considered a scrum specialist. The strategy in the 3rd test was to overwhelm the Australian's with pure strength in the scrum which set everything up for the Lions to dominate in other areas to win the 3rd and deciding test 41 -16. Alex is coming to Los Angeles Tuesday morning to visit with us. I am very proud him. A lovely boy and despite being big and strong, he is a pure gentleman.

    Here is a complete video synopsis of the highlights of the 3rd and decisive test.

  11. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    Lots of action in this sport. They don't seem to stand around and scratch their butts as much as in our football. I think I read that the ball is actually in play for less than 10 minutes out of the hour in our game.
  12. Alex talks here about his wrestling idles. LOL
  13. gerry grable

    gerry grable

    Nov 9, 2010
    Hi Chuck,
    Neat tribute to Alex, but too bad the music is so over-powering on the clip. The game (to my American eyes) is complicated enough without having to struggle to hear the commentary.
  14. Yeah, I think the "Trucker" who put the video together was on a bender when he "mixed" the sound. LOL

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