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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 am 
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What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?


Can you be a journeyman at his age?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:28 am 
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That's clear as fůck. How did the referees miss that???

In other news, we're fůcked.

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Australian selectors are set to make the biggest Bledisloe Cup gamble in four years and change the Wallabies team that pulled off a record-breaking win against arch rivals New Zealand in Perth last week.


Unfortunately predictable from this gang of arse monkeys.

Apparently to "experiment" before the RWC. It's a Bledisloe decider you fůcking clowns! :x I'm actually starting to despise The World Cup.

Protecting their winning team from a a massive confidence breakdown after losing to the AB's prior to the RWC, when they realise that they werent as good as they thought. :yawn:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 am 
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I’m sanguine as all fuq about this now.

A man down for 40 minutes and within 7 before the Wobs kicked away late and a few missed scoring opportunities? Put the boot on the other foot and there would have been marsupial entrails scattered across the park like so many exploded sangers at a bbq gone horribly wrong after a jug of sangria was laced with acid.

The new combination of 10 and 15 is releasing some savage attacking lines. Despite playing behind a beaten pack the backline fired and only execution let us down, the structures are there. If Goodhue is out ALB can fill the spot, he starred all year for a poor Chiefs team. Bridge for Smith is a strong possibility and I dare you to stand in front of the mirror and say firmly that there is nothing wrong with that.

The pack will have a point to prove. It’s a worry being beaten like that but complacency can set up a poor performance. They’ll be keen to set up the exploded sanger scene early on.

I reckon we’ve got half a silly chance here :thumbup:

Bridge or Ennor for Ioane for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:34 am 
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booji boy wrote:
What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?

Fulfilling the Barrett quota?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am 
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I’m sanguine as all fuq about this now.

A man down for 40 minutes and within 7 before the Wobs kicked away late and a few missed scoring opportunities? Put the boot on the other foot and there would have been marsupial entrails scattered across the park like so many exploded sangers at a bbq gone horribly wrong after a jug of sangria was laced with acid.

The new combination of 10 and 15 is releasing some savage attacking lines. Despite playing behind a beaten pack the backline fired and only execution let us down, the structures are there. If Goodhue is out ALB can fill the spot, he starred all year for a poor Chiefs team. Bridge for Smith is a strong possibility and I dare you to stand in front of the mirror and say firmly that there is nothing wrong with that.

The pack will have a point to prove. It’s a worry being beaten like that but complacency can set up a poor performance. They’ll be keen to set up the exploded sanger scene early on.

I reckon we’ve got half a silly chance here :thumbup:

Bridge or Ennor for I'aone for me.


Either smith or Ioane replaced for me

Probably prefer Ioane as he needs a bullet atm - think we need to get Reece or ennor on the field though


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:17 am 
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Could be an epic game if the Wobs come to play again. Arnold would be a big loss.


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What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?

:nod:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:14 pm 
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Mog The Almighty wrote:
That's clear as fůck. How did the referees miss that???

In other news, we're fůcked.

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Australian selectors are set to make the biggest Bledisloe Cup gamble in four years and change the Wallabies team that pulled off a record-breaking win against arch rivals New Zealand in Perth last week.


Unfortunately predictable from this gang of arse monkeys.

Apparently to "experiment" before the RWC. It's a Bledisloe decider you fůcking clowns! :x I'm actually starting to despise The World Cup.

I blame Scott Johnson for this.


Is he the brains of the outfit?

maybe he can read a weather forecast.

http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=nz&tim=078


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CrazyIslander wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
That's clear as fůck. How did the referees miss that???

In other news, we're fůcked.

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Australian selectors are set to make the biggest Bledisloe Cup gamble in four years and change the Wallabies team that pulled off a record-breaking win against arch rivals New Zealand in Perth last week.


Unfortunately predictable from this gang of arse monkeys.

Apparently to "experiment" before the RWC. It's a Bledisloe decider you fůcking clowns! :x I'm actually starting to despise The World Cup.

I blame Scott Johnson for this.


Is he the brains of the outfit?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dear christ I hope not. The man is farken moron.

So, um... yeah, probably :uhoh:


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What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?

:nod:

Huuuuge boots downfield as needed


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les@mooloolaba wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
That's clear as fůck. How did the referees miss that???

In other news, we're fůcked.

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Australian selectors are set to make the biggest Bledisloe Cup gamble in four years and change the Wallabies team that pulled off a record-breaking win against arch rivals New Zealand in Perth last week.


Unfortunately predictable from this gang of arse monkeys.

Apparently to "experiment" before the RWC. It's a Bledisloe decider you fůcking clowns! :x I'm actually starting to despise The World Cup.

Protecting their winning team from a a massive confidence breakdown after losing to the AB's prior to the RWC, when they realise that they werent as good as they thought. :yawn:

Protecting them from what? The possible chance of winning the Bledisloe Cup which Australia hasn't held since we they were in nappies? F-ck the f-cking World Cup. This is the time right now to fire our biggest cannons and leave no holds barred. Even if that is still unlikely to be enough --NZ are big favorites whatever way you cut it-- but we've got to at least give it the best crack we can. And you know what? Fortune favors the bold. If we did it would probably be the best more for preparing for the RWC anyway. Right now 101% of the focus should be on this match.


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So heavy rain and strong winds.... Ben Smith at 11, 14 and 15 on Saturday....


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What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?


Can you be a journeyman at his age?


Can have different meanings. Doesn't have to mean you've been around forever, although that's what it often means in other sports like for example boxing, where you're a perennial contender but never a champion.

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a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding.


He's a good NPC player, decent Super rugby player, not All Black class.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:41 pm 
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booji boy wrote:
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booji boy wrote:
What is the point of Jordie 'Journeyman' Barret on the bench?


Can you be a journeyman at his age?


Can have different meanings. Doesn't have to mean you've been around forever, although that's what it often means in other sports like for example boxing, where you're a perennial contender but never a champion.

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a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding.


He's a good NPC player, decent Super rugby player, not All Black class.


All Black 2015 class or All Black 2019 class?


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He’d make a great Wallaby.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:42 pm 
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Meh ...
All the guys that aren’t there probably deserve it. I less sure the same can be said about those that have replaced them.


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Well, that's it. A big call by the coaches and not sure at all at dropping Ben Smith altogether. The ABs will miss his defensive nous. We'll just have to see how the noobs go. Not that positive. This isn't a settled team tightening up. All sorts of untried combinations still there. We may yet see the Bledisloe go and the ABs drop to their lowest ranking since forever.


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Interesting team.

Think we can safely say that it's a Mo'unga and Barrett 10/15 combo in the RWC.


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Yep. And it doesn't bother me too much the shuffling of deck chairs in the back line. Regardless the forwards have to step up this weekend. If they do there's enough fire power in the back line to get the job done. If they don't the cup's off to Oz.


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So heavy rain and strong winds.... Ben Smith at 11, 14 and 15 on Saturday....


He’s quite the magician if he can pull that off.

Not in the 23 apparently.


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Blimey no Ben Smith.

But at the same time, good to see some try scorers on the wings.


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Presumably this is last chance saloon for SBW to be in the 23.


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Concerned about the light weight loose trio and bench replacement which has not been beefed up. Seems like they are not going to go outside the squad they currently have unless forced to by injury so I guess the RWC thinking with nominted squad is already in place. Only hope is that this week they have worked damn hard on their defensive patterns in close.
Happy with SBW back in that midfield. He will sit Kerevi on his backside with a few dont argues and is a better option than the one trick pony Laumape.
Backs change neither here nor there given the problem had been the mess up front but Bridge is good under high ball and Reece will make silk from pigs ears which Reiko seems to have forgottem how to do.
Very happy with the obvious standouts from last week with Ritiche at first five and Barrett at fullback being taken through and can not understand all the clammer this week regards that. Are there that many one eyed, blind or drunk and stoned Canes on media?
Team has a look of all out attack but need to bring the desire this week with some rib hitters and not the sister love tackles displayed last week.


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Rieko Ioane basically announced he was dropped on IG yesterday, posted a meme on his IG story, the malcom X quote about the media making the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent.

Obviously not happy.


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Olo wrote:
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So heavy rain and strong winds.... Ben Smith at 11, 14 and 15 on Saturday....


He’s quite the magician if he can pull that off.

Not in the 23 apparently.


Wet weather rugby will test the skills of the two wingers... probably under the high ball.

So what more can Braydon Ennor do to make the world cup? Why keep him in the squad if never going to see what he can do?


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Ioane had to go. His form has dropped to the point where you cannot even select him on reputation. Bender may be experienced, but he has lost more than a yard of pace. He is very much at the point of his career that Cory Jane was in 2015, and I think he may well miss the trip to Japan.


Agree with bringing in Laulala, but Joe Moody is damn lucky to keep his starting spot.


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Rieko Ioane basically announced he was dropped on IG yesterday, posted a meme on his IG story, the malcom X quote about the media making the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent.

Obviously not happy.



If that is the attitude he is taking into the camp, then he deserves to be dropped. He seems to be having the same case of the sulks that Julian Savea had.


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Ioane had to go. His form has dropped to the point where you cannot even select him on reputation. Bender may be experienced, but he has lost more than a yard of pace. He is very much at the point of his career that Cory Jane was in 2015, and I think he may well miss the trip to Japan.


Agree with bringing in Laulala, but Joe Moody is damn lucky to keep his starting spot.


The blues wrecked Ioane. He’s not gone. Just down on confidence.


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Seems a bit late in the day flor Hansen to be experimenting and suddenly picking/dropping on form.


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Rieko Ioane basically announced he was dropped on IG yesterday, posted a meme on his IG story, the malcom X quote about the media making the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent.

Obviously not happy.



If that is the attitude he is taking into the camp, then he deserves to be dropped. He seems to be having the same case of the sulks that Julian Savea had.


Think he’s probably more pissed with the media than the squad. Would do well to not react. But that’s pretty hard for a young man.


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Rieko Ioane basically announced he was dropped on IG yesterday, posted a meme on his IG story, the malcom X quote about the media making the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent.

Obviously not happy.



If that is the attitude he is taking into the camp, then he deserves to be dropped. He seems to be having the same case of the sulks that Julian Savea had.


Think he’s probably more pissed with the media than the squad. Would do well to not react. But that’s pretty hard for a young man.

It's going to be pretty hard all round if they lose this weekend for them all from the coaches on downwards. Still it's where the team is. They're going to have to get through this and then face the RWC. In some ways it's the right thing to do. Reiko and Ben can feel a bit aggrieved by the media, but if they were still poor this Saturday the knives would be right out. This at least puts a win or loss on the coaches and the players will be able to focus on their thing between now and the RWC.


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kiwidutchie wrote:
rugga. wrote:
Rieko Ioane basically announced he was dropped on IG yesterday, posted a meme on his IG story, the malcom X quote about the media making the innocent guilty and the guilty innocent.

Obviously not happy.



If that is the attitude he is taking into the camp, then he deserves to be dropped. He seems to be having the same case of the sulks that Julian Savea had.


Think he’s probably more pissed with the media than the squad. Would do well to not react. But that’s pretty hard for a young man.


Whys he upset though at the media though?

Is he suggesting the media calling for his head lately has somehow influenced Hansen into dropping him?


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Supposedly this is the NZ team:

Beauden Barrett, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith;

Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Nepo Laulala, Dane Coles, Joe Moody.

Reserves: Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Angus Ta'avao, Jackson Hemopo, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, Jordie Barrett


Quite a good sauce you’ve got there.


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It's going to be hard for whingers (like me) to criticise Hansen and co's selection decisions this year. We've demanded Boúnga, its happening. We've demanded Cavea, its happening. Now every man and his dog has been demanding some old heads make way for the new and its happening. It's a shame that it feels more like a deck-chair Titanic situation than a cunning strategy


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I don't know. This team feels thin. Like butter scraped over too much bread.


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I don't know. This team feels thin. Like butter scraped over too much bread.


It’s that Retallick-shaped hole in the middle


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Supposedly this is the NZ team:

Beauden Barrett, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sonny Bill Williams, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith;

Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Nepo Laulala, Dane Coles, Joe Moody.

Reserves: Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Angus Ta'avao, Jackson Hemopo, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, Jordie Barrett


Quite a good sauce you’ve got there.


From the Silver Fern forum, a guy named Southermann, released the team for the Boks early too.

People have asked for his sauce,his reply, a good one.

Probably another sign things arent right with this team when someone is clearly leaking the team.


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Looks WEAK, they will probably still win


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