Arena 2011 Rugby World Cup

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Darth McClain, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    NZ's been stomping all over Tonga during the first half. I missed the opening ceremony because I was cleaning but I'm not too upset. Made it for the start of the match!
    England play Argentina tomorrow at 9:30 am UK time. It will be on ITV1. First USA match is Sunday against Ireland. It starts at 7am UK time so I'll probably miss part of it but it will be on ITV1.
  2. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Really, no surprise that it was a rout.


    What are the odds that ESPN even recognizes that the World Cup is going on? :p
  3. Teegirloo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2005
    star 6
    I'm definitely gonna watch on NBC. I'm new to rugby, but I have seen excerpts and it looks awesome.
  4. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    The US did a pretty good job today against the Irish. Although the score didn't reflect it, they played some good defense and kept it close most of the game. WAsn't expecting much gong in, so I was surprised that they at least kept this one competitive.
  5. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    I almost wish that I had watched that instead of the Steelers game today... :p


    Really wish that the matches were more accessible, but it's better than nothing, I guess. Here's the highlights from USA-Ireland.
  6. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2004
    star 6
    The 'big' teams have looked pretty scrappy so far, though none of them have played completely terrible opposition. Australia did the opposite of New Zealand, performed much better in the second half. Boks extremely lucky to escape with a win and England looked pretty dull.

    Should be a good WC, hoping for some upsets to come through.
  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    Break's over - matches resume tomorrow morning UK time:

    Samoa v Namibia (ITV1 - 3:30 am)
    Tonga v Canada (ITV4 - 6am)
    Scotland v Georgia (ITV1 - 8:30 am)

    Next USA match is Thursday against Russia with an 8:30 am start time on ITV4. (I might watch this if I get up early enough).
  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    Here in the US, the USA-Russia game will be broadcast on the Universal Sports channel. Not sure what time it begins, though.


    The first round was pretty predictable in terms of the winning and losing teams. However, the Saxons were definitely clamped down upon by Argentina, and South Africa looked sluggish.
  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    Well, if the game is live and you're on the east coast, you're talking 3:30 am. (London is 5 hours ahead of NYC).
  10. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    I don't think that the games are broadcast live. I think it's a tape-delay.
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    If I remember the schedule correctly, the stuff on Universal Sports is typically live.
  12. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    Considering that I'm in Board Time, if the games are at night in NZ, then they're in the early hours of the morning here. Now, afternoon games might be live . . . I'm not sure.
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Trying to figure out how NZ time relates to US time makes my head hurt. :p


    I just know that a lot of the time, they're on at something like 3 am, EST, which would be midnight, PST, I think.
  14. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    Russia vs USA just ended - not a bad match!

    Hiding the score for those who might be watching later on a replay: USA 13 Russia 6.
  15. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    Just saw the result on Twitter!
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Goal accomplished! It'd be great if they'd be able to do some damage against Italy, too.
  17. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    The match is being broadcasted at 5 P.M. tonight here in board time, so it's definitely being delayed for prime time.
  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    It's worth catching if you can.

    Next USA match isn't til Sep 23 and that will be against Australia.

    Next England match is Sep 18 against Georgia.
  19. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    That'd be pretty cool to watch it. I think that the US will get smoked by Australia, though. :p
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

    Administrator
    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    star 8
    Well, we've had the first laugher. New Zealand stomped all over Japan this morning. I quit watching when it was around 59-7 as I had some stuff to do. Final score was 83-7.
  21. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    [face_flag] The Eagles won!

    However, I'm not convinced that they can do any damage against much better teams. They stalled several times deep in Russian territory, and turned the ball over way too often. Also, many of the clearing kicks were horrible, maybe because of the wind in the second half in their face. With so much time spent in Russia's defensive zone, the Americans just couldn't produce points. It easily could have been 33-3 if they had been able to keep the ball moving. But, oh well; at least they held the Russians to only two penalty goals, so there are definitely improvements being made on that side of the ball.

  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    I believe that it's the Eagle's first ever World Cup win,which is huge for the program. Italy are struggling right now, from what I understand, so the US might be able to take advantage of that, but I'm not so sure. :p
  23. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    Third ever, actually. :-B

    But, yes, it was the game they were focusing on, and now it's over. They now need to bring momentum into their next game.
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    Ah, must have misread my Twitter feed then. Like you said, though, they won the match they should have. And now, it's time to hope for the best the rest of the way through. :p
  25. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    Did I see correctly on Twitter that Australia got upset?