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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Saturday, 21st September

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13:45 - Tokyo
14:45 - Sydney
16:45 - Auckland

MATCH OFFICIALS:

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (Kiwi cunt)
Assistant 1: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant 2: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)


HEAD TO HEAD:

Australia - 21 wins
Fiji -2 wins
Draws - 1


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Radrada on the wing is a bit of an odd call.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:56 pm 
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SirBurger wrote:
Radrada on the wing is a bit of an odd call.


bar 2007, anyone that wore the 11 jersey for fiji at the RWC excelled


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The only chance Fiji has is for them to target the Wallaby Fijian contingent with certain well-timed observations about their mothers/fathers/villages/cousins/aunties/uncles/cows/pigs/dogs and quality of their kava mixes.

A few red cards later should even things up a bit for Radradra's elite platoon to go to work.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:24 pm 
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Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose


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Great match thread! Love the count-down.

I think we (Aus) will win this one fairly easily in the end, but an upset is not out of the question. I'm expecting it to be uncomfortably close for while. Hopefully not the whole game though. Fiji is a good team.

I hope they beat Wales though ... for rugby's sake.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:48 pm 
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c69 wrote:
BokJock wrote:
Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose


Losing to Fiji in the pool round at the RWC and getting knocked out is Wales' gig. Hate to deprive them of their contribution.


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BokJock wrote:
Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose


The corrupt money is on Wales to lose to Fiji. I had a source in the Wales camp. ;)


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SirBurger wrote:
Radrada on the wing is a bit of an odd call.


Nayacalevu is a better defender than he is. I think that's why McKee has him on the wing. Reckon he'll go well there. If the Wallabies don't win by at least 20, I'm claiming victory for Fiji. 8)


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The only chance Fiji has is for them to target the Wallaby Fijian contingent with certain well-timed observations about their mothers/fathers/villages/cousins/aunties/uncles/cows/pigs/dogs and quality of their kava mixes.

A few red cards later should even things up a bit for Radradra's elite platoon to go to work.



:lol: :lol: :lol:

There's a type of Fijian relationship between people of different provinces called "tauvu"(tow-voo), which basically consists of you bing allowed to take the piss out of each other. It can get very brutal. Recokn some of those Fijian boys tauvu's will be ripping the shit out of them.


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So many Wallabies fans on here, so little chatter. Probably because they know they've got this sewn up. Sickening. :x :x


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Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


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Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


I think you're thinking of Samoa. We lat beat you in the 50s? Or was it the 80s?


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Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


when was that......... 60 years ago?


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the last time fiji beat Australia, The Beatles were actual bugs.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Zakar wrote:
Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


I think you're thinking of Samoa. We lat beat you in the 50s? Or was it the 80s?


It was the 50s, twice. One draw afterwards. Recently enough in my book :lol:

Anyway, most of the guys would have played the Drua before and copped a hiding from them.


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Zakar wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
Zakar wrote:
Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


I think you're thinking of Samoa. We lat beat you in the 50s? Or was it the 80s?


It was the 50s, twice. One draw afterwards. Recently enough in my book :lol:

Anyway, most of the guys would have played the Drua before and copped a hiding from them.



Stop. Trying. For. Underdog. Status.

plum!

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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Zakar wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
Zakar wrote:
Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


I think you're thinking of Samoa. We lat beat you in the 50s? Or was it the 80s?


It was the 50s, twice. One draw afterwards. Recently enough in my book :lol:

Anyway, most of the guys would have played the Drua before and copped a hiding from them.



Stop. Trying. For. Underdog. Status.

plum!

:lol: :lol:


We're just happy for the opportunity.


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Hope the Glasgow and Edinburgh boys com out on top


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Zakar wrote:
Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


Agree with Zakar

Best of luck to Fiji and their fans. Should be a cracker of a game :thumbup:


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Wallah wrote:
Zakar wrote:
Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


Agree with Zakar

Best of luck to Fiji and their fans. Should be a cracker of a game :thumbup:


Fiji will hopefully be competitive for a half, maybe 60 minutes.


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c69 wrote:
BokJock wrote:
Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose

As a Welshman you’d hope that for any match let’s be honest


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grievous wrote:
c69 wrote:
BokJock wrote:
Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose

As a Welshman you’d hope that for any match let’s be honest


I thought he was English.


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grievous wrote:
c69 wrote:
BokJock wrote:
Surely everyone's favourite team 2nd team - 'Mon the Fiji!

For Rugby's sake I hope Oz lose

As a Welshman you’d hope that for any match let’s be honest


I'm not entirely sure a potential Oz loss really helps Wales. Oz would play with a desperation Wales simply couldn't match in our game (although desperation can lead to as many fuckups as good performances)...and it would embolden Fiji for our penultimate game.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Wallah wrote:
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Most of the Wallabies fans have been chased away TBH.

We've lost to Fiji recently enough. This game will be taken very seriously.


Agree with Zakar

Best of luck to Fiji and their fans. Should be a cracker of a game :thumbup:


Fiji will hopefully be competitive for a half, maybe 60 minutes.


The minnow way :smug:

I was entertaining the idea that Fiji could steal this but your lack of confidence has somewhat swayed me flagg. Now I'm thinking the Aussies to endure an early scare and perhaps a halftime deficit before ultimately racking up a double digit victory. Took 'em by 16 on SuperBru.


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Breakdown will be interesting, with Pocock, Latu and Hooper all going for the ball when the chance arises. Fiji will have to commit, or they get dominated in that area. Hopefully good use can be made of any turnover ball.


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Well Pocock and Hooper must play different games, ball winner Pocock and support link man Hooper otherwise what’s the point of playing two small forwards.
Line out has to be precise too with just the 3 jumpers.
Hope Fiji get through just not at our expense, good if they push us to the end we don’t need a soft game it will falsely inflate their confidence


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Well Pocock and Hooper must play different games, ball winner Pocock and support link man Hooper otherwise what’s the point of playing two small forwards.
Line out has to be precise too with just the 3 jumpers.
Hope Fiji get through just not at our expense, good if they push us to the end we don’t need a soft game it will falsely inflate their confidence


Hooper and Pocock defend in different areas of the pitch, and Hooper generally makes more tackles as he’s in amongst the forwards. Pocock and Latu are usually one or two off the ruck, and will be relying on others to make the tackle. Everyone has a decent workrate, so should work OK. Expecting a huge game from Pocock in particular.


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I'd love to see the Wobs play well and win this comfortably. But I won't be slitting my wrists if Fiji knock us off, particularly if they do it with entertaining running rugby.


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So many Wallabies fans on here, so little chatter. :x :x

We are dumbstruck by our team's towering ineptitude and in mortal fear of the mocker gods' humour. Best to say little or nothing.


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Mog The Almighty wrote:
Great match thread! Love the count-down.

I think we (Aus) will win this one fairly easily in the end, but an upset is not out of the question. I'm expecting it to be uncomfortably close for while. Hopefully not the whole game though. Fiji is a good team.

I hope they beat Wales though ... for rugby's sake.


I second that.


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the last time fiji beat Australia, The Beatles were actual bugs.


:lol: good one! Would have been 10 or 12 years before they named themselves.


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I think Wallabies could run wild at the breakdown from early on.


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Naisarani VS Mata is going to be mouth watering.


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I think Wallabies could run wild at the breakdown from early on.


Control the breakdown on top of what should be a superior set piece and we are 3/4 of the way there.


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Just a reminder for the Brisbanites on here that it will be shown at 1.45pm here as we're not on AEDT - I'm probably the only one who would forget, but just in case...


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mightyreds wrote:
I think Wallabies could run wild at the breakdown from early on.


Control the breakdown on top of what should be a superior set piece and we are 3/4 of the way there.



The Fijian scrum isn't too bad.

From 2015. Maáfu is still there and Matavesi and Ravai are just as good if not better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQfW829YSoo


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Just a reminder for the Brisbanites on here that it will be shown at 1.45pm here as we're not on AEDT - I'm probably the only one who would forget, but just in case...


Doh! Just found out AEDT hasn't started yet! (6/10/2019) - am sure I was turning on games last month and finding they had almost finished - will give up trying to work out what they're doing with time... Have regrouped my troops for a 2.45 charge.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Olo wrote:
mightyreds wrote:
I think Wallabies could run wild at the breakdown from early on.


Control the breakdown on top of what should be a superior set piece and we are 3/4 of the way there.



The Fijian scrum isn't too bad.

From 2015. Maáfu is still there and Matavesi and Ravai are just as good if not better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQfW829YSoo

No question their scrum is much better than previously.
I’d say that’s why Uelese and Kepu are playing. Just to make sure. Im looking forward to the game.
Oz should be well drilled and come out firing.


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