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Thought I would start this thread to discuss less popular Sports from around the UK & the world.

We've had rugby, cricket, tennis, snooker, NFL, topics in the past however they seem to have limited interest so having the minority sports on one topic may enhance discussion if they are in one place.
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Rafael Nadal says he knows he must improve his level if he is to beat top seed Novak Djokovic and win a record-extending 13th French Open crown.

Spanish second seed Nadal has lost only two matches in 16 years at Roland Garros but faces a tough test against the in-form Serb in today's final.

Djokovic, one of the men to beat Nadal there, has lost only one match in 2020 - when he was defaulted at the US Open.

"I know to play against Novak, I need to play my best," Nadal, 34, said.
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Come on Rafael :tennis:
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Bledisloe Cup: NZ v Australia[/b ] New Zealand salvage late draw with Australia in first Test since March

Jordie Barrett's 79th-minute penalty salvaged a 16-16 draw for New Zealand against Australia in the first international Test match since March.


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Challenge Cup finalists Leeds moved up to fourth in Super League with a 22-40 victory over a Hull FC


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Rhinos seem to be coming out of the doldrums which is great for the city of Leeds :rugby:

Sadly Swannie's Wakey are still asleep :sleep:


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Great White Shark lands Cesarewitch gamble for Willie Mullins


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Love this thread Leon.

Yes, sadly Wakey Trinity are struggling. It's a good job that Toronto pulled out of Super League, therefore there will be no relegation this season.....
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1964white wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:56 am Come on Rafael :tennis:
Yes, come on Rafa. No doubt if Rafa gets on top in the match, The Djoker will be up to his old tricks of going off court (for a long period to get changed) or having an injury time out to try and unsettle his opponent. :x
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whiteswan wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:04 am Love this thread Leon.
I suspect you'll be only one who does Swannie :roll:
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whiteswan wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:07 am Yes, come on Rafa. No doubt if Rafa gets on top in the match, The Djoker will be up to his old tricks of going off court (for a long period to get changed) or having an injury time out to try and unsettle his opponent. :x
Djok is a great tennis player, I dislike his arrogance & attitude
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whiteswan wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:04 am Love this thread Leon.

Yes, sadly Wakey Trinity are struggling. It's a good job that Toronto pulled out of Super League, therefore there will be no relegation this season.....
Lets hope Wakey rise from their slumber in time for next season Swannie
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1964white wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:51 am I suspect you'll be only one who does Swannie :roll:
Not at all mate... Good thread ...
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1964white wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:01 am Bledisloe Cup: NZ v Australia[/b ] New Zealand salvage late draw with Australia in first Test since March

Jordie Barrett's 79th-minute penalty salvaged a 16-16 draw for New Zealand against Australia in the first international Test match since March.



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Should be known as the "Bloodisloe cup" mate ...always a great game :lol:
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Smudge3920 wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:03 pm Not at all mate... Good thread ...
You're kiddin' Smudge, trying to encourage some of our long term members to discuss Leeds United is a effort let alone other sport ;-)
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Ere
I chip in on the donkey derby thread every now and then,
and the rolling balls on grass thread

So you are obviously thinking about other members :mrgreen:
Hissing Sid is innocent!!!
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With 12 laps of the Eifel Grand Prix to go

Hamilton leads Verstappen who nearly smashed into Lewis's car after the restart, Ricciardo in 3rd


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hector wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:33 pm Ere
I chip in on the donkey derby thread every now and then,
and the rolling balls on grass thread

So you are obviously thinking about other members :mrgreen:
What do you know about horse racing my dear Hector?
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: RFU will not ban song but will educate fans on song's history

Nor should they!... dam PC is getting (has gotten) so ridiculous... Patronising way the pompous bastards say "will educate fans" :evil:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/54470507
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A record we could barely imagine would one day be matched.

Lewis Hamilton equals the legendary Michael Schumacher's win tally, earning a special prize from Michael's son, Mick Handshake


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