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by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

guy smiley wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:ScoBarr at 6
Masterstroke or f**kup...?
Hindsight could well bite me in the arse but it's a good move. Big, athletic guy and adds good height. At Twickenham last year he stole the first England lineout after halftime which started the rot.
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

I'm surprised at how short the English team is. The average Height of the AB's last week was 1.91m The English team as suggested is 1.86. I would expect the AB's to have an edge at Lineout time, and even more so if Barrett starts at 6 instead of running 2 7's And there's only a 5kg total pack weigh...
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Anyway Ford is back at 10 with Slade dropping to the Bench Kruis replaces Lawes who is benched Nowell comes on to the bench for Joseph. I think England go better with Farrell at 10 and Tuilagi 12. Most English supporters, on here, would disagree with you. Ford is our best 10. :lol: But he's explain...
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

No idea where you get the roid rage comment from. Another delusion. And ironically funny when you barely understand the idioms you use. Recent seasons mean nothing when discussing the present. And again, English supporters disagree with you and they actually watch the English team play. By all mean...
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

No idea where you get the roid rage comment from. Another delusion. And ironically funny when you barely understand the idioms you use. Recent seasons mean nothing when discussing the present. And again, English supporters disagree with you and they actually watch the English team play. By all mean...
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

The idiom "isn't a million miles away" means slightly different or quite similar. You said: England won't be a million miles away from Ireland in terms of style Don't say someone has an issue with comprehension when you can barely comprehend the game we're discussing let alone the style of differen...
by The Native
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

The idiom "isn't a million miles away" means slightly different or quite similar. You said: England won't be a million miles away from Ireland in terms of style Don't say someone has an issue with comprehension when you can barely comprehend the game we're discussing let alone the style of differen...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

I must apologise for him. We aren’t sure if he’s English or Irish atm. No need. No one takes him seriously. A bit like jdog with us. You must have missed the posters who agreed with me. Then again, comprehension isn't your strong suit. That says more about them, than me. And posters who actually wa...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

terryfinch wrote:So what’s this about NZ spying on the England training session? Very bad form if true.
You really think a team that can hardly even recall the names of the opposition would spy?
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

I must apologise for him. We aren’t sure if he’s English or Irish atm. No need. No one takes him seriously. A bit like jdog with us. You must have missed the posters who agreed with me. Then again, comprehension isn't your strong suit. That says more about them, than me. And posters who actually wa...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Double wrote:
The Native wrote:
Double wrote:Teams are named tomorrow right?
All Blacks in about 4.5 hours.
That's tomorrow here 8)
:thumbup:
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Wendigo7 wrote:Any reason Cane hasn’t played us in 62 tests?

Been around since 2011/12 ish?
He had a broken neck in 2018 and McCaw was stilling playing the time before that.
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Double wrote:Teams are named tomorrow right?
All Blacks in about 4.5 hours.
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Wendigo7 wrote:I must apologise for him.

We aren’t sure if he’s English or Irish atm.
No need. No one takes him seriously. A bit like jdog with us.
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Interesting article in Stuff saying that the All Blacks have ayed a decent chunk less Rugby at this time compared to when they rolled into Twickenham last year.
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

In terms of the All Blacks selection, a couple of sayings come to mind. "Don't change a winning team." and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." New Zealand were fantastic in dispatching Ireland last week, so I'd be inclined to stick with 22 out of the 23. Frizell probably in for the injured Todd. Eng...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 7801

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

I'm not sure he's a shite coach. Most players I heard speak about working with him he has coached in Europe rate him. The Irish Leinster players, James Haskell. In fact Haskell recently said Joseph, Eddie Jones and Cheika were the best 3 coaches he ever had. In that vein you have to wonder why ever...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 7801

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/rugby-union/revealed-cheika-and-castle-in-heated-clash-at-tokyo-embassy-20191023-p533jz.html?fbclid=IwAR11viPAmDfDvkCd_HtZvh6yFHw5i1YZLAvap_cMSDZLP7BqPI0QLVJG0Bw I am told (by a reliable source :nod: ) that the argument was extremely brutal with all the usual F/C/S w...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 7801

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/rugby-union/revealed-cheika-and-castle-in-heated-clash-at-tokyo-embassy-20191023-p533jz.html?fbclid=IwAR11viPAmDfDvkCd_HtZvh6yFHw5i1YZLAvap_cMSDZLP7BqPI0QLVJG0Bw I am told (by a reliable source :nod: ) that the argument was extremely brutal with all the usual F/C/S w...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Hey Native if watching Squidge and that 1047 whatever it is called helps you understand what is happening on the paddock that's great but please don't pretend like there isn't a helluva lot of knowledgeable rugby posters on the bored or that Squidge knows more than any of them. Hell some Kiwi poste...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Watch this video from someone far more analytically aware than anyone on this bored - https://vimeo.com/367798222 I didn't learn a single thing from that video other than the Boks bomb it on every 5th phase which doesn't seem that relevant. There's a lot of smart posters on this bored. One in parti...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Season with salt as desired, but I'm quite surprised so many English are taking not more bullish about their teams chances. Your lads have all the tools to beat the All Blacks in a number of different ways. If everything goes well they have a chance, but nobody is shocked to see the all blacks go u...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

We have special world cup aura now. Noone ever knows how many gears the ABs can go up when they need to now in the RWC, no matter how sh-t we look in the lead up, or even in the pool stage. 8) The win against Ireland was very reminiscent of how we played in the 2015 World Cup. We haven’t actually p...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

So All Black fans, how do we think selection will play out tomorrow? Obviously Matt Todd is out, and whilst that's a shame for him it present a brilliant opportunity for Shannon Frizell. I think Frizell may actually be a better fit against the big English pack, although Todd was in fine form. Do we...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Not sure why the press and ex players or current players etc etc keep saying the ABs are beatable. Of course we are ffs. It's the same trope as "lost the Aura" and "this team not as good as team from X years ago". Ireland "don't fear the All Blacks anymore". That fearless attitude is why they were ...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

GI_Joint wrote:Not sure why the press and ex players or current players etc etc keep saying the ABs are beatable. Of course we are ffs.
It's the same trope as "lost the Aura" and "this team not as good as team from X years ago".
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Season with salt as desired, but I'm quite surprised so many English are taking not more bullish about their teams chances. Your lads have all the tools to beat the All Blacks in a number of different ways. If everything goes well they have a chance, but nobody is shocked to see the all blacks go u...
by The Native
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Season with salt as desired, but I'm quite surprised so many English are taking not more bullish about their teams chances.

Your lads have all the tools to beat the All Blacks in a number of different ways.
by The Native
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

England will do as they did against Australia. I can't remember the stats but from memory they recovered the ball from more of their own kicks than they lost. They will do the same against NZ. Then they will try and turn the territory into points and they are quite capable once they set up camp. Th...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mog has a couple of salads.
Replies: 570
Views: 23872

Re: Going Vegan.

Over the last month I've made a conscious effort to eat less meat. Eat meat three out of seven days, the others are a mixture of vegetarian and occasionally fish. Have also been doing a half arsed fasting type thing when I only have coffee or tea, with milk, during the day and then eat at home after...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

The AB's have shown that they have moved ahead of the pack again with their fast paced game. Not sure England will be able to keep pace Not sure where i said anything at all about fitness. England like to slow the game and seem to have a lot of injuries that come right after a coupple of minutes. :...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

The AB's have shown that they have moved ahead of the pack again with their fast paced game. Not sure England will be able to keep pace Not sure where i said anything at all about fitness. England like to slow the game and seem to have a lot of injuries that come right after a coupple of minutes. :...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

England will lose the better part of a day relocating from Oita to Yokohama. The AB's won't even have to move hotels. That extra day of preparation could be all the difference. They all will rest till about Tuesday mate. :uhoh: It's easier to rest in a hotel than on transport. Some supporters cling...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam cane
Replies: 29
Views: 1945

Re: Sam cane

BBB wrote:I’m a massive Sam Cane fan,but does anyone else think Ardie is an absolute certainty for world player of the year?

The guy has been ridiculous for the ABs this season.
Or Beauden if he continues his form in the RWC.
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre
Replies: 42
Views: 3571

Re: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre

I subscribe to the Ruck podcast around EOYT and RWC times. I'm waiting for the latest episode post the QF's to hear what he has to say as a lot of that seems to be off the record, so to speak.
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

As mentioned elsewhere, the biggest weapon England have is Eddie Jones - All Black world cup slayer . He'll have something cooked up for this match. For me, it's about Jones v Hansen this week; which mastermind will out-manoeuvre the other. Eddie will have a few tricks up his sleeve for sure. All v...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 97119

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Realistically, what could Eddie try to do that might tip the balance a little? From an England perspective, there don't seem to be many weak spots to exploit in this All Black team. We're not going to be dominant in the scrum, and might get done over when Mako is there. We'd be happy with parity in...
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre
Replies: 42
Views: 3571

Re: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre

Quite a moderate article from Jones, to be fair. Only a couple of gross inaccuracies. And quite a tame dig at the Haka. Perhaps hes mellowing in his old age.
by The Native
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 7801

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

He’s been poison. That’s harsh. He did very well to get us to the semi in the previous RWC and that should not be forgotten. As said, he is passionate and straight up but limited in his is coaching range. A 1-3 year placement prospect. Can’t blame him for sticking around when RA gave him an extensi...