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RWC: What’s Welsh for “gutted” ?

Mon 17 October 2011, 3:51pm

Watched the re-run on S4C  on Saturday:

Interviewer to Shane Williams:

“Sut wyt ti’n teimlo Shane ?” (How do you feel Shane?) – “Gutted”

To Jamie Roberts – “Beth oedd y teimlad yn yr ystafell newid?”  (What was the feeling in the changing room?) – “Roedd y bechgyn yn “gutted”. (The boys were gutted)

My sister phoned me after the game – we go halfway round the world, play like heroes and can’t even have a game against the All-Blacks.

I’m gutted.

3rd place play off? I didn’t give a shit in 1987 and don’t now.

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  1. Alanbrooke (profile) says:

    Look on the bright side, the ref was Irish.

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  2. HeinzGuderian (profile) says:

    Gutted boyo,isn’t it………..;-)

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  3. Jimmy Sands (profile) says:

    Gyttud?

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  4. 3rd place play off? I didn’t give a shit in 1987 and don’t now

    You should. The psychological well being of the Welsh team is all – important right now. This group of players have the opportunity to eclipse the great welsh teams of the 1970s. Beating the box away from home would be a massive first step on that journey.

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  5. Dewi (profile) says:

    Australia Seymour. Why risk body and soul on a nothing game? Fancy getting hurt in a 3rd place play-off….

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  6. Sorry, yes Australia. I am going ga ga

    Do the Australians see it as a nothing game?

    If they do, the two “nothing” attitudes should cancel each other out and we might have an exciting game of touch rugby

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  7. Dewi (profile) says:

    Agree- an exciting game of touch rugby in prospect.

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  8. Well…..to be honest Ive watched it a few times and I dont think there can be much doubt that Warburton deserved to be sent off.
    I wanted our fellow Celts to win. Losing to Wales and Scotland never feels so bad……..but the week long whinge especially about the Irish referee with a French name is getting a bit wearisome.
    It wasnt exactly a Thierry Henry moment.
    Actually Chekovs excellent blog (I cant do linky things) covers this much better than I can as it features a guest post which is right on the money.

    Perhaps the bitterest pill is that the Welsh performance showed the match was there for the taking…even with 14 men.
    But lets be honest, if a Frenchman had committed thesame tackle and stayed on the pitch, the Welsh would have had more cause for complaint.

    Not of course the first time the Welsh have complained about Irish referees. Didnt Max Boyce have a song about one?

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  9. Dewi (profile) says:

    FJH – that’s the killer – we could have won – perhaps should have. Can’t miss that conversion – we were not going to score twice against 14. sending off? Maybe – maybe not. Didn’t seem malicious..

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  10. Jimmy Sands (profile) says:

    Rule seems pretty clear:

    From the 2009 IRB Memo:

    To summarise, the possible scenarios when a tackler horizontally lifts a player off the
    ground:
    The player is lifted and then forced or “speared” into the ground. A red card
    should be issued for this type of tackle.
    The lifted player is dropped to the ground from a height with no regard to the
    player’s safety. A red card should be issued for this type of tackle.
    For all other types of dangerous lifting tackles, it may be considered a penalty
    or yellow card is sufficient.
    Referees and Citing Commissioners should not make their decisions based on what
    they consider was the intention of the offending player. Their decision should be based
    on an objective assessment (as per Law 10.4 (e)) of the circumstances of the tackle”

    I think what people sometimes forget is that what people see in a World Cup filters down to clubs and schools. Clerc was ok and maybe made a meal of it, but a schoolboy could get a hit like that and never stand up again. Sorry for Warburton, who’s a class act and the last person you’d want to see made an example of, but it’s hardly his last WC.

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  11. Dewi (profile) says:

    “The lifted player is dropped to the ground from a height with no regard to the
    player’s safety. A red card should be issued for this type of tackle.
    For all other types of dangerous lifting tackles, it may be considered a penalty
    or yellow card is sufficient”
    I must stop whinging but….surely in this case Para 2 applies…enough – I’ll write a post on the final tomorrow (Never seen as much blood in a game as NZ Australia – like a horror movie..)

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  12. Re: Warburton – see discussion of the Citing Committee’s decisions earlier in the tournament in the link below:
    http://rugbylaw.blogspot.com/2011/10/rwc-part-xi-sam-warburton-red-card.html

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