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Postby Cap » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:57 pm

Cyprus call-up for Ponty captain Chris Dicomidis


Pontypridd captain Chris Dicomidis has been handed an international call-up by Cyprus.

The forward qualifies for selection through his paternal grandfather.

Dicomidis joins up with his Cyprus team-mates on 6 October and is due to make his debut against Luxembourg 48 hours later.

"[It] came out of the blue, and started off through some dialogues on Twitter which ended up with an invitation to play for Cyprus," explained Dicomidis.

"I don't know much about the set-up there at the moment, but know that countries such as Cyprus are competing in a Euro Nations tournament, with a view ultimately to qualifying for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

"It will be a different kind of challenge, hopefully one that I can enjoy, and I aim to take every opportunity that comes my way."

Cyprus is one of the newest members of the rugby world community, having only played their first international against neighbours Greece in 2007.

Cyprus currently play against other fledgling national teams such as Slovakia, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Finland.

The team is nicknamed "The Moufflons" after the horned sheep which is a national emblem.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_u ... 037366.stm
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Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:11 pm

Rugby: isn't that the game played by men with funny shapped balls?
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Postby Cap » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:26 pm

It suits the Cypriot character. Football is not in our blood, rugby is genetic, whether we'd like to believe it or not.
The greatest and most successful national sporting team to emerge from this abused and raped nation.

We're 11 consecutive games undefeated. UNDEFEATED.

Once you comprehend the magnitude, witness the awe inspiring class of the team first hand, then maybe you'll understand.
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Postby Sotos » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:09 am

Cap wrote:It suits the Cypriot character. Football is not in our blood, rugby is genetic, whether we'd like to believe it or not.
The greatest and most successful national sporting team to emerge from this abused and raped nation.

We're 11 consecutive games undefeated. UNDEFEATED.

Once you comprehend the magnitude, witness the awe inspiring class of the team first hand, then maybe you'll understand.


Thats because there are only very few countries that take rugby seriously. For the rest of the world rugby is either unknown or is just played by amateurs. So it is not a competitive sport. We might as well start Sumo and we could get second place in the world after Japan :lol:
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Re: CY Rugby getting stronger...

Postby Cap » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:30 am

Sotos wrote:
Cap wrote:It suits the Cypriot character. Football is not in our blood, rugby is genetic, whether we'd like to believe it or not.
The greatest and most successful national sporting team to emerge from this abused and raped nation.

We're 11 consecutive games undefeated. UNDEFEATED.

Once you comprehend the magnitude, witness the awe inspiring class of the team first hand, then maybe you'll understand.


Thats because there are only very few countries that take rugby seriously. For the rest of the world rugby is either unknown or is just played by amateurs. So it is not a competitive sport. We might as well start Sumo and we could get second place in the world after Japan :lol:


:lol: :lol:

Probably the most ignorant statement I've ever heard in a long, long time.

There are no words.

:lol:
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Postby Cap » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:32 am

Taking RWC 2011 to an audience of 4 billion

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/destinatio ... 36054.html
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Postby Cap » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:59 am

One day (hopefully in our life time) The Moufflons will stand before the almighty All Black Haka

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Postby SSBubbles » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:14 am

Cap wrote:One day (hopefully in our life time) The Moufflons will stand before the almighty All Black Haka



No offence Cap, but think you are dreaming here!

Will you be at the match in October? We may be there too - will lokk for your, erm, cap! :lol:
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Postby yialousa1971 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:05 pm

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Re: CY Rugby getting stronger...

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:38 pm

Sotos wrote:
Cap wrote:It suits the Cypriot character. Football is not in our blood, rugby is genetic, whether we'd like to believe it or not.
The greatest and most successful national sporting team to emerge from this abused and raped nation.

We're 11 consecutive games undefeated. UNDEFEATED.

Once you comprehend the magnitude, witness the awe inspiring class of the team first hand, then maybe you'll understand.


Thats because there are only very few countries that take rugby seriously. For the rest of the world rugby is either unknown or is just played by amateurs. So it is not a competitive sport. We might as well start Sumo and we could get second place in the world after Japan :lol:


Rugby union is played in over 100 countries across six continents and as of November 2010 118 unions were members of the IRB.
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