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backrower8 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:06 pm The UK Times, under the pen of our own Peter O'Reilly, has had an 'AI' editing nightmare that has yielded comedy gold. I quote:

"Irish prostitute Ronan Kelleher has joined a Lions training camp as cover due to a shortage of prostitutes.

Kelleher will participate in practice this week because Ken Owens is the only available hooker."
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Avenger wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:25 pm
backrower8 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:06 pm The UK Times, under the pen of our own Peter O'Reilly, has had an 'AI' editing nightmare that has yielded comedy gold. I quote:

"Irish prostitute Ronan Kelleher has joined a Lions training camp as cover due to a shortage of prostitutes.

Kelleher will participate in practice this week because Ken Owens is the only available hooker."
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Not the only one to suffer the same fate.

https://insider-voice.com/tom-youngs-le ... nion-news/

I wonder which news feed supplies both of these sites.
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FLIP wrote: June 14th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Avenger wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:25 pm
backrower8 wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:06 pm The UK Times, under the pen of our own Peter O'Reilly, has had an 'AI' editing nightmare that has yielded comedy gold. I quote:

"Irish prostitute Ronan Kelleher has joined a Lions training camp as cover due to a shortage of prostitutes.

Kelleher will participate in practice this week because Ken Owens is the only available hooker."
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Not the only one to suffer the same fate.

https://insider-voice.com/tom-youngs-le ... nion-news/

I wonder which news feed supplies both of these sites.
Unlikely to be the news feed but rather the Times's website automatic settings for house style. Similar to American Christian sites auto editing Tyson Gay to Tyson Homosexual.
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fourthirtythree wrote: June 14th, 2021, 5:46 pm
FLIP wrote: June 14th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Avenger wrote: June 14th, 2021, 1:25 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Not the only one to suffer the same fate.

https://insider-voice.com/tom-youngs-le ... nion-news/

I wonder which news feed supplies both of these sites.
Unlikely to be the news feed but rather the Times's website automatic settings for house style. Similar to American Christian sites auto editing Tyson Gay to Tyson Homosexual.
The Times article quote above is seemingly word for word with the article on that website:

https://insider-voice.com/ronan-kellehe ... nion-news/
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Insider Voice (and its sister site, News Block) is a fairly notorious content thief. It's a content aggregator that scrapes news originators and reposts them on its own site in order to profit from advertising. It generates almost no original content.
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Team to face Japan on Saturday [KO 15:00]:

15. Liam Williams (Scarlets, Wales)
14. Josh Adams (Cardiff, Wales)
13. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster, Ireland)
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht, Ireland)
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh, Scotland)
10. Dan Biggar (Northampton, Wales)
9. Conor Murray (Munster, Ireland)
1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh, Scotland)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets, Wales)
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow, Scotland)
4. Iain Henderson (Ulster, Ireland
5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, Wales) (captain)
6.Tadhg Beirne (Munster, Ireland)
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh, Scotland)
8. Jack Conan (Leinster, Ireland)

Replacements:

16. Jamie George (Saracens, England)
17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets, Wales)
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster, Ireland)
19. Courtney Lawes (Northampton, England)
20. Taulupe Faletau (Bath, Wales)
21. Ali Price (Glasgow, Scotland)
22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, England)
23. Anthony Watson (Bath, England)
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Japan team named as well.

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Don't know if this is just alarmist but it sounds grim :shock:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... opilot&amp
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Hamish Watson and Zander Fagerson both out. Replaced in the starting line-up by Justin Tipuric and Tadhg Furlong respectively. Sinckler on the bench.
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LeinsterLeader wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 10:57 pm Don't know if this is just alarmist but it sounds grim :shock:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... opilot&amp
It sounds very plausible, and even very likely. There is still enormous real poverty in South Africa [lack of access to electricity, running water, sufficient shelter etc.] alongside the relative poverty of one group of people having significantly less money than another group.

People are forced to live in packed, unsanitary conditions and have far less access to education, medical treatment, social welfare payments etc. I think that it is likely that the rate of Covid-19 infection has been drastically under-reported, not out of any particular nefarious secrecy, but just because they do not have the medical/clinical/social/economic apparatus to test all the suspected cases and provide them with the facilities required, both in terms of isolation and a payment to allow them to undergo isolation.

This Lions tour was always going to be a pressurised environment. I reckon it will be like living inside an airplane. All Lions, all the time – pure cabin fever. That can only have a huge knock-on effect on stress levels, form and mental exhaustion.
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Squidge speculates on Gatland's attack plan and Townsend's contribution thereto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPG0xMt7KBA
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Not sure gatland will deviate a great deal from the norm tbh, there is a good chance we will see a midfield of biggar/Farrell and henshaw and aki

We won't see russell at ten flinging long passes against this bok defence

For all the talk about these back rowers being out wide, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see curry toby f and one of laws/beirne or even itoje at 6

Gatland will look to do the hard yards first and foremost and he will select his team accordingly
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the lions going ahead is a very ugly situation given the situation in SA.

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AWJ leaves the pitch at Murrayfield holding his wrist after only about 10 mins. vs JAP. If it's broken, James Ryan could be getting a phone call from Gatland this evening.....
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riocard911 wrote: June 26th, 2021, 4:04 pm AWJ leaves the pitch at Murrayfield holding his wrist after only about 10 mins. vs JAP. If it's broken, James Ryan could be getting a phone call from Gatland this evening.....
Didn't look too bad in the stands but appearances are clearly deceptive. He's dislocated his left shoulder and is out of the tour
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cormac wrote: June 26th, 2021, 4:48 pm
riocard911 wrote: June 26th, 2021, 4:04 pm AWJ leaves the pitch at Murrayfield holding his wrist after only about 10 mins. vs JAP. If it's broken, James Ryan could be getting a phone call from Gatland this evening.....
Didn't look too bad in the stands but appearances are clearly deceptive. He's dislocated his left shoulder and is out of the tour
He's seriously tough. It was always going to be bad from his reaction.
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Gatland has AWJ will miss the tour
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I'm sorry for AWJ has he's a magnificent player and a true leader.
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riocard911 wrote: June 26th, 2021, 6:37 pm I'm sorry for AWJ has he's a magnificent player and a true leader.
I wonder will James Ryan get the call.
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riocard911 wrote: June 26th, 2021, 6:37 pm I'm sorry for AWJ has he's a magnificent player and a true leader.
Not good news for the Lions chances to lose their captain. I wonder will he come along to help.
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