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then it looks as if the record for consecutive wins is up for grabs when they play the ABs in November. Fair bet they'd be the #2 team by then, too...

which is interesting.


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Think we're #2 now to be fair. But there's a trip to Twickenham and 3 matches in Australia to navigate first. I'm not sure I'd bet on NZ to win all four of those, let alone us.


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there's so much in that OP...

A call out for grevious? Whale hunting or nets - nice cast.

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We all saw how the hype of a possible 1 and 2 clash has reduced England to smouldering rubble...

if I have in any way contributed to something similar happening to Ireland then I apologise in advance.


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kiwigreg369 wrote:
there's so much in that OP...

A call out for grevious? Whale hunting or nets - nice cast.

KG

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A call out to Grievous? You don't go calling him out KG. He finds you. He is the wolverine. The hunter. The great white owl in the snowy waste. You never see him coming.


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guy smiley wrote:
kiwigreg369 wrote:
there's so much in that OP...

A call out for grevious? Whale hunting or nets - nice cast.

KG

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A call out to Grievous? You don't go calling him out KG. He finds you. He is the wolverine. The hunter. The great white owl in the snowy waste. You never see him coming.

:lol:


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More If- than Gunga Din.


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More If- than Gunga Din.


Shut up Boris.


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Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.


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England are favourites, and so are Australia to win the series (we should at least win a Test though, hopefully).

If Schmidt can with the Slam and a Test series in the SH, surely he has to be the next Lions coach in NZ?


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The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


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If Schmidt can with the Slam and a Test series in the SH, surely he has to be the next Lions coach in NZ?

Uh, what? Next Lions test in NZ is in 12 years. Unless you mean the Wellington Lions.

CrazyIslander wrote:
The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.

Yep, unless England miraculously goes unbeaten till then. Even still that won't take them to where they were a few weeks ago.


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Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


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MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.

Plenty of weaknesses so you are talking through your arse.


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Andalu wrote:
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If Schmidt can with the Slam and a Test series in the SH, surely he has to be the next Lions coach in NZ?

Uh, what? Next Lions test in NZ is in 12 years. Unless you mean the Wellington Lions.


Meant SA tbf, whatever


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:48 pm 
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MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


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iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.

This. The exodus for France happens right after a WC.


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Conservative Eddie wrote:
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More If- than Gunga Din.


Shut up Boris.


:D [watermelon smile]


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If Ireland remain unbeaten (and win the Grand Slam) it's going to be a near apocalyptic episode for a couple of months reading the fans' posts. From my experience they've become the smuggest fans in the North as a whole, and not nearly just based on this forum, except the Munster ones they're :thumbup:


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We'd have to beat England and then Austria x3 all away from home. Not going to happen.


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Look how far England have fallen when we are big upping a 3 match Test series against plucky little Austria ... good for the development of the game, I guess ...


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We'd have to beat England and then Austria x3 all away from home. Not going to happen.

They're an improved side, but I reckon Ireland should get a whitewash over there.


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We haven't a hope of getting to the consecutive wins record.
I'd be delighted with just the grand slam.
Grand slam and 2-1 series win and I would be ecstatic.
Grand slam and tour whitewash and I need new underpants
Grand slam, tour whitewash and beating New Zealand is a sign of the apocalypse


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iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


The Aussies will be good this year - Brad Thorn will be roped in by Cheika to take the forwards (you read it here first) and they will have a bit of menace, or dare I say plum, about them this year.


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Can IE remain unbeaten? i.e the question.


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iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


Some would say that England nilling Australia in Australia the year AFTER a world cup is peaking at the wrong time.

Not me though.


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The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


Yeah I am inclined to agree :(


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Shrekles wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


The Aussies will be good this year - Brad Thorn will be roped in by Cheika to take the forwards (you read it here first) and they will have a bit of menace, or dare I say plum, about them this year.


Brad Thorn seems to know what he is doing with his coaching.
Good Aussie stock he is.


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Farva wrote:
Shrekles wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


The Aussies will be good this year - Brad Thorn will be roped in by Cheika to take the forwards (you read it here first) and they will have a bit of menace, or dare I say plum, about them this year.


Brad Thorn seems to know what he is doing with his coaching.
Good Aussie stock he is.


Good Queenslander, you mean?

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Shrekles wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


The Aussies will be good this year - Brad Thorn will be roped in by Cheika to take the forwards (you read it here first) and they will have a bit of menace, or dare I say plum, about them this year.


Is Chieka really that stupid?


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iarmhiman wrote:
MrDominator wrote:
Blackrock Bullet wrote:
Even if we get by England, i seriously doubt we Nil Australia down there. We should have won the South African test series of in 2016 and f**ked it with a combination of injuries and tiredness. Australia are a better side and better coached than that SA team were. We’re better but not massively so in my opinion.

England smashed the Aussies 3-0 on their own turf after winning a Slam in 2016.

No excuses for the Irish if they fail to do likewise.


Different. Australia the year after a RWC and a year before a RWC are a different side.

You lot got them at the right time.


So injuries and tiredness are a good enough excuse why you lost against SA, but we only won because we played Australia "at the right time". :roll:


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Can't see us going that long unbeaten. Its another 7 games, our record is only 11 at the moment!


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They are good but they seem to lack pace and athleticism to match against the SH teams except for Aki.


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They are good but they seem to lack pace and athleticism to match against the SH teams except for Aki.


Ireland not a fast team fair, but bit of a silly comment.

We have beaten all the SH teams within the last 18-ish months


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FravBront wrote:
Peaches wrote:
They are good but they seem to lack pace and athleticism to match against the SH teams except for Aki.


Ireland not a fast team fair, but bit of a silly comment.

We have beaten all the SH teams within the last 18-ish months


He’s one of those “white people cannot be athletic” guys.

Ignore


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The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


Nope still remains a crunch game, but now the Irish are looming as well :thumbup:


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Salient wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


Nope still remains a crunch game, but now the Irish are looming as well :thumbup:


England with Ireland the following week.

If NZ come out of those 2 weeks with convincing wins, they are really motoring (not that they haven't been for the last decade or so)


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FravBront wrote:
Salient wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


Nope still remains a crunch game, but now the Irish are looming as well :thumbup:


England with Ireland the following week.

If NZ come out of those 2 weeks with convincing wins, they are really motoring (not that they haven't been for the last decade or so)


Hansen will probably use those last few weeks as a trial run for the RWC so hopefully we’ll see the first string xv* for both those games for a change :thumbup:


*assuming we have any players left by then, they’re all either injured right now or running away


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naki wrote:
FravBront wrote:
Peaches wrote:
They are good but they seem to lack pace and athleticism to match against the SH teams except for Aki.


Ireland not a fast team fair, but bit of a silly comment.

We have beaten all the SH teams within the last 18-ish months


He’s one of those “white people cannot be athletic” guys.

Ignore

He's a peace of shit, should have been banned a long time ago.


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FravBront wrote:
Salient wrote:
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The long awaited NZ vs Eng showdown is a bit of fizzer now tbh.


Nope still remains a crunch game, but now the Irish are looming as well :thumbup:


England with Ireland the following week.

If NZ come out of those 2 weeks with convincing wins, they are really motoring (not that they haven't been for the last decade or so)

I'd happily take 2 just barely scraped wins though anything less is a massive failure.


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