Brits: What does "played rugby for England under-16s" mean?

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    Oct 18, 2008 12:27 PM GMT
    "Daniel James, 23, ...James, who played rugby for England under-16s, was a university student at the time of his injury last year. "

    "Under 16s" cant mean "under 16 years old" cuz James was 22.


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    Oct 18, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    You are dense. People don't get born at 22. It obviously meant that when he was u16 he played for the u16's. My oh my. Apparently he had the potential of becoming a professional player. I can see how he couldn't come to terms with his paralysis.
    Sad story.
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    Oct 18, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    Fable saidYou are dense.


    That was harsh.

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    Oct 18, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
    I think it may be in reference to 'stones' its a form of weight measurement commonly used to give ones weight in the UK and europe. 1 stone equals 14 lbs (6.4 kilograms) so 16 stones is 224 lbs (14x16).
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    Oct 18, 2008 5:30 PM GMT
    washingtonsqudoc saidI think it may be in reference to 'stones' its a form of weight measurement commonly used to give ones weight in the UK and europe. 1 stone equals 14 lbs (6.4 kilograms) so 16 stones is 224 lbs (14x16).


    Fail. It's a reference to age. Sports in the UK are classically grouped by age u11's u13's u16's u19's and u21's maybe even sometimes u23's.
    Also the dense comment was playful.

    Also..... stones is only used in the UK, the rest of europe uses the metric system.
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    "stones" sounds good to me. I can imagine that they play by weight class since it is such a rough sport.

    But where are any of the brits? If you didnt want one, this thread would be crawling with them. ....they are like the police when you need one....nowhere to be found....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    Oi! What am I? Sliced bread?

    No, it's not stones, that would be a weird way of classifying icon_eek.gif actually I'd guess that most top class rugby players would be over 16 stone, only the younger ones would be lighter, so I'd guess it might work out pretty much the same way.

    And yes, though I hate to admit it icon_wink.gif Fable is spot on.
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 said"stones" sounds good to me. I can imagine that they play by weight class since it is such a rough sport.

    But where are any of the brits? If you didnt want one, this thread would be crawling with them. ....they are like the police when you need one....nowhere to be found....icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well Fable gave the right answer off the bat, so what else was there to say?
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    Oct 18, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    I just realised that I addressed Caslon without being anywhere near the 1000 post mark. Promise I won't do it again.

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    Oct 18, 2008 7:38 PM GMT
    Ghen said
    Caslon7000 said"stones" sounds good to me. I can imagine that they play by weight class since it is such a rough sport.

    But where are any of the brits? If you didnt want one, this thread would be crawling with them. ....they are like the police when you need one....nowhere to be found....icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well Fable gave the right answer off the bat, so what else was there to say?

    Fable's answer doesnt make any sense, so the godlight was trying to politely ignore it....but since you press the issue....

    I will respond...

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    Oct 18, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    Ah, I see.... not enough posts to be worthy of notice.

    I'll remember that.

    It made sense to all the Brits... guess Fable was right after all!
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    All Hail Fable. The man who indirectly corrected Caslon, did not back down with his accuracy, and has yet to get the 1000 posts. I must learn from him.
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    JoeSm saidIt made sense to all the Brits...

    You see, this is why the Godlight doesnt allow newbies to adddress him directly. .....cuz they are dumber than a box of rocks .....Hello! Surreyman, it doesnt matter if fablefumbledor explains it for other brits. It's a non-brit who is asking the question.

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    Oct 18, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    JoeSm saidAh, I see.... not enough posts to be worthy of notice.

    I'll remember that.

    It made sense to all the Brits... guess Fable was right after all!



    I'm not a Brit, and I don't understand Fable's reply. Am I dense icon_question.gif
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    Brady527 saidAll Hail Fable. The man who indirectly corrected Caslon, did not back down with his accuracy, and has yet to get the 1000 posts. I must learn from him.


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    Oct 18, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    Could this be the start of the Great British <1000 Post Revolution again Caslon? icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    Wow my first LOLcat. I'm kinda honored.
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    Oct 18, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    It is definitely an age classification, and a ubiquitous one for youth sports in England.

    It's a very tragic story.
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    Oct 18, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    Ghen saidCould this be the start of the Great British <1000 Post Revolution again Caslon? icon_eek.gif



    I think it could be, watch out, the British are coming.
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    Oct 18, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    Caslon:
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    The fact that you don't understand what I've said only clarifies the fact that you're thick as a stone wall. Also - what's with the fact that "people without 1000 posts can't speak to me directly" ?
    You think because people don't waste their lives posting on the forums they have no right to discussion? Way to be close minded and obtuse.

    Let me break it down for you. Obviously the reason you don't understand what I'm saying is because the American educational system is lacking far behind the British one and you cannot decipher what a grammatically incorrect article means (a recurring problem with you it seems - going by previous posts "what does this sign mean"):

    What the article means by under 16's is that he represented his country (England - just so you know... maybe you missed it in the link YOU originally posted) in that age group. You can then take it that he was pretty accomplished at rugby as literally 1000's play the sport and with top schools such as Eton (the private boarding school that the Prince's attended (that's William and Harry)) sending boys for trials with professional coaching behind it would be quite difficult to get into the squad, let alone the team.

    Finally, I would like to consolidate the fact that you are lacking in the intelligence department by pointing out that whenever you feel that your "position" on the realjock boards is threatened you post lolcats. While mildly amusing when they first appeared on the internet - perhaps 4 years ago? - they have since faded from fashion. It seems like you spend your time browsing realjock and icanhascheezburger.com looking for suitable posts (and unsuitable posts) into which you can post the latest horribly edited lolcat your sorry excuse for a brain has come up with.

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    Thankyou and goodbye.

    I have now left the thread.

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    Oct 18, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    Fable saidThankyou and goodbye.

    I have now left the thread.


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  • MikePhilPerez

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    Oct 18, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    I still don't understand icon_confused.gif I must be the dumbest guy on RJ icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 19, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    Fable saidYou are dense.



    lmfao! soo mean, but so hilarious! loves it.
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    Nov 22, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
    It is difficult terminology to understand.