Rugby World Cup: We'll give you a hand to pick up something from the Oval vocabulary

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GLOSSARY “Ping-pong rugby”, “ugly tie”, “cad deb”… Do these expressions mean nothing to you? As the Rugby World Cup begins on Friday, “20 Minutes” offers you an update on vocabulary

Rugby World Cup: We'll give you a hand to pick up something from the Ovalie vocabulary

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  • The 2023 Rugby World Cup takes place in France from September 8 to October 28.
  • The matches of the competition will be broadcast on TF1, France Télévisions and M6.
  • 20 Minutes offers neophytes an express catch-up course on the expressions that the neophyte public will not fail to hear on the small screen.

Fans of the small screen, your television habits may be shaken up with the start of the Rugby World Cup this Friday. To broadcast matches from the competition, including those of the Blues, TF1 scrambled to broadcast matches. its program schedule. “The Voice Kids”, usually launched on in August, has just completed its broadcast, « Star Academy » will have to wait until November 4 to make his return and “ Dancing with the Stars” has been tidy in the closet until the beginning of next year. The same goes for France Télévisions and M6 which will broadcast ten and eighteen matches respectively. In addition to these blurred references, the children of the TV risk finding themselves left with the vocabulary of the Oval, as long as they are unfamiliar with rugby. 20 Minutes therefore offers them an express catch-up course.

« We are witnessing a game of ping-pong rugby »

Let's start by regretting that Ovalie did not receive the memo and still ignores, in 2023, that we don't say “ping-pong”; but “table tennis”. But is it more regrettable than the promise of a sequence of “ping-pong rugby”? Honestly, no. The name is funny, but it means quite the opposite: a moment of intense exasperation. Players from both camps “answer each other” kicking the ball hard (at that point, you might as well watch football), hoping to progress despite the odds. everything towards the opposing camp on a messed up shot from an opponent. So it’s also exciting at the same time. follow a game of “Pong”!”, the video game that was never released before revolutionary only for those over 50.

« This player is the X factor of his team»

Nothing to worry about see, or almost, with “X Factor”, the telehook which, in the United Kingdom, revealed One Direction and Little Mix, – and, in France, Sébastien Agius and Matthew Raymond Barker, winners as much forgotten as the show broadcast on the M6 ​​group in 2009 and 2011. The X factor, on a rugby field, designates the most formidable player, the one on whom the team places its hopes and who, in the event of poor form, can destabilize the cohesion of the group. . The Harry Styles of lawns, what.

“Oh the pretty 50-22 !”

Pay attention to; rookie mistake. If, upon hearing this sentence, you get up thinking that the match has just ended in a big victory (or a tough one, depending on your point of view), you will betray your status as a player. neophyte. Especially if the scoreboard mentions a distressing 3-3 after the 75th minute of play. 50-22, it looks like a rugby score, but it's like the test of the trompe-l'il;il in “Top Chef”: çit looks like a phone but it eats. It looks like a fried egg, but it's a deconstructed lemon meringue pie. In reality, 50-22 is a settlement point. If a player kicks indirectly into touch, from his side, within the opponent's 22 meters, then his team will benefit from the throw into touch. Until’à the institution of this rule, it was the other team which recovered the ball. Is it clear? No? So get some lemon pie again and stay seated.

« Forward again in front, it’s a penalty”

It’s as beautiful as Paul Eluard. Or a haïku. There is in the rhythm of this phrase and in the sonority of these words something that borders on the sublime. We get caught up in this. dream of hearing it spoken by Annie Ernaux in front of the camera. the end of “La Grande Librairie”. Now, sorry for magic, but everything is in reality very prosaic. A “forward” is somewhat the most common fault in rugby: the player who has the ball lets it escape rather than passing it, towards the back; re à; a teammate. If the latter recovers this forward and it bothers the opposing team, in the case of a suicidal interception which had no chance of succeeding, then the referee will grant a penalty in favor of it. But if no opponent is around to play this ball, then the referee will whistle for a scrum. Anyone want lemon tart?

“A huge candle that lights up the sky over the Stade de France”

Don't expect too much. see a gigantic candle holder landed on a horse-rider; by a pop star in Super Bowl halftime mode. Don't expect too much either. see the sky above Saint-Denis and heat up the Linky meter. The candle in question is a poetic image to say that one of the players is trying to save the skin of his team by kicking the ball hard to make it rise to the top. vertically, hoping that he will fall as far away from his camp as possible. And that his team will recover the ball a little by chance. h2>

No, Cristina Cordula will not come off the sidelines to launch “Oh la la but my darling çis not going at all çy !” Already because she knows nothing about rugby. And above all because rugby players don't wear ties on the field (bow ties, if need be, but that's another story, we're not going to confuse you with that). And don't think that players are lending each other clothes between two scrums. The tie in question is actually a tie. an arm (Samoan in the example cited) extended to strike the throat of another player (English or not). In short, it's ugly.

« Magnificent chistera by Dupont for Jalibert»

Season 2 of “Drag Race France” cheated on us the job. When Rayhanne, rugby player of the Festive Roosters, talks about his drag queen name, Chisterabiche, he explains that the « chistera » is “a technical gesture”. We therefore continue the lesson: it is a pass made at a glance. one hand behind the back, which is reminiscent of Basque pelota. In this sport, the chistera is a great glove. While in “ Drag Race France », a glove is a glove.

“In rugby, it all starts with the big guys»

Alas, this is not a way to instill a hint of “body positivity” to counterbalance the injunction to athletic bodies maintained by the (homo)erotic imagery of the Stade Français calendar. The plump buttocks and chocolate bars in lascivious poses exposed on glossy paper between January and December suggest that a rugby locker room is a dream come true. the Jean Cocteau at the Dépôt. While reality The third half is closer to a nightmare than ever before. the Jean Benguigui at Brico Dépôt. The “big”, here, are an allusion to the pack – no, not beer: to the fronts. Or players with sufficiently massive physiques to energize their team's play.

« Sublime cad deb de Ramos on the Uruguayan center»

The apocope «cad deb» seems straight out of the mouth of the dynamic framework organizing briefs in conf call to decide on the next step hoping that its team of “created » gives him pitchesnot too “disappointing”. No “Incognito Boss” on the rugby fields. The “cad deb” is the “overflow framing”. Basically, the feint that an attacker makes by “rushing” on an opponent before suddenly changing direction.

“”“Magnificent image of the English player who comes to relieve his Argentinian opponent after this tackle. delay. They are there, the values ​​of rugby»

You see the capacity of rugby. candidates from “Koh-Lanta” à elaborate the filthiest betrayals possible and then wrap themselves in their “heroism” and their fair play in imagining that the cameras did not immortalize their twisted tricks? Well, the same thing with rugby players who, after a dangerous and therefore punishable tackle, play it big lords of the grass. The values ​​of rugby are therefore all relative and, ultimately, are claimed above all to say that this sport is far superior to football.