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To think there really must be a female cameraperson whenever Wales play in future

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LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 15:21:10

Because surely any woman would understand that when Leigh Halfpenny has his scrum cap off, the camera needs to be on him in a lingering close up?

We do NOT want to see anyone/anything else. Ok maybe a second or so to see what kind of kick he has to do but then back to Leigh please

gordyslovesheep Sat 09-Mar-13 18:56:15

not sure if it applies in Rugby as I am not an egg chasing fan but honestly, as a life long football fan, I dislike female so called fans who spend all their time cooing over the players thighs - watch the game

if a man was making such comments about womens rugby they would be slated, quiet rightly

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 18:56:30

Also, it's his kindly handsome face and the look in his eyes as he sizes up his kick.
And the fact that he's a genuinely lovely and talented bloke with plenty of time for young fans. His mum must be dead proud of him. He's a brilliant role model as well as being hot as hell

Enfyshedd Sat 09-Mar-13 18:56:37


squeakytoy Sat 09-Mar-13 18:56:41

grin I dont need to lighten up, it really doesnt bother me... but next time I see a thread moaning about the grimness of page 3 in the Sun, I will remind everyone to lighten up! wink

idshagphilspencer Sat 09-Mar-13 18:57:27


idshagphilspencer Sat 09-Mar-13 18:58:18

Oh and gordy read my post I know a tad more about rugby than thigh admiration, I just do a bit of that as well

HollyBerryBush Sat 09-Mar-13 18:58:50

Those were the days when there was a page 7 fella! grin

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:00:28

Squeaky there's a huge difference between the exploitation of women/men via page 3 and this. I'm genuinely surprised you can't see that.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:01:44

And no Gordy I wouldn't slate a thread like this if genders were reversed.

canutesauntie Sat 09-Mar-13 19:03:02

Can we discuss the loveliness that is Ryan Jones? My favourite...

Enfyshedd Sat 09-Mar-13 19:03:26

Back to more serious stuff, Halfpenny is one hell of a talented player. Only caught the end of the match today (friend invited us to his DD's birthday party & hadn't checked the 6 Nations schedule before booking it - he apologised to a LOT of people). When we got home and turned the match on, I caught up with the action on the BBC schedule and saw that he'd missed 3 penalties in 6 minutes (WTF!!!). There's not many players who could recover from a shit spell like that so early in a match.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:05:00

He looks as if he'd be amazing in a crisis - a really solid kind bloke. Gorgeous smile too.

Enfyshedd Sat 09-Mar-13 19:05:29

For canutesauntie grin

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:05:49

I think he was just doubly determined to prove himself Enfyshedd

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:07:28

I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be an ordinary height in the land of giant rugby players and whether he works twice as hard to prove himself.

Enfyshedd Sat 09-Mar-13 19:09:21

Sure he was LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance. I used to be on the point of tears if we had Stephen Jones on the pitch and he'd missed 2 kicks - 1 miss, he could recover from; 2 and you knew his game was 90% screwed.

carben Sat 09-Mar-13 19:10:36

What about Adam Jones and that hair ? He tackled like a demon today too.

LunaticFringe Sat 09-Mar-13 19:12:14

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acjfluff Sat 09-Mar-13 19:12:44

YABU!! A female camera operative should focus on the glory that is Jamie Roberts! grin

carben Sat 09-Mar-13 19:12:54

Stephen Jones always held it together. Calm and cool he was good boy.

LunaticFringe Sat 09-Mar-13 19:13:37

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LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:13:43

Adam Jones must be 110 now surely - he seems to have being playing for ever - in a good way.

I do wish he's let me sort his hair out with All Soft and Frizz Eaze though <frivolous>

Enfyshedd Sat 09-Mar-13 19:15:24

What about when Shane Williams was still in the squad? The last of the little rugby players at only 5'7" with a 6'4" George North as his successor. Not like it was when I was a girl (I'm older than all but a handful of the team these days - wish I'd realised a few years ago that the team used to go out on the lash on St Mary's Street in Cardiff after the matches before they were stopped - silly boy that Andy Powell).

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sat 09-Mar-13 19:16:53

Stephen Jones always reminded me of the 1940s to look at. Don't know why.

ac you may just have uncovered a problem with women camera bods. smile

Anyway, I saw Sam Warburton going into the estate agent in our village a couple of weeks back. Glad he had a good game today. Bit of a relief all round really.

spiderlight Sat 09-Mar-13 19:17:17

He's not as pretty as Mike Philips.

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