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Where: Newcastle, New South Wales - Australia

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Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium - Altitude: 33m - Capacity: 26,126

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Who:

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15. Emiliano Boffelli
14. Ramiro Moyano
13. Juan Cruz Mallía
12. Jerónimo De La Fuente
11. Santiago Cordero
10. Nicolás Sánchez
9. Felipe Ezcurra
8. Facundo Isa
7. Marcos Kremer
6. Pablo Matera (c)
5. Lucas Paulos
4. Guido Petti
3. Santiago Medrano
2. Julián Montoya
1. Mayco Vivas

Reserves:

16. Santiago Socino
17. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
18. Lucio Sordoni
19. Matías Alemanno
20. Santiago Grondona
21. Gonzalo Bertranou
22. Santiago Carreras
23. Lucas Mensa

Head Coach: Mario Ledesma

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15. Beauden Barrett
14. Jordie Barrett
13. Anton Lienert-Brown
12. Jack Goodhue
11. Caleb Clarke
10. Richie Mo’unga
9. Aaron Smith
8. Ardie Savea
7. Sam Cane (c)
6. Akira Ioane
5. Sam Whitelock
4. Scott Barrett
3. Nepo Laulala
2. Dane Coles
1. Joe Moody

Reserves:

16. Codie Taylor
17. Karl Tu' Inukuafe
18. Tyrel Lomax
19. Patrick Tuipulotu
20. Hoskins Sotutu
21. TJ Perenara
22. Rieko Ioane
23. Will Jordan

Coach: Ian Foster

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When:

Kick-off

Saturday 28 November 2020, 21:45 (Auckland - New Zealand)
Saturday 28 November 2020, 19:45 (Sydney - Australia)
Saturday 28 November 2020, 08:45 (GMT)
Saturday 28 November 2020, 05:45 (Buenos Aires - Argentina)

History:

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Played: 30

New Zealand: 28
Argentina: 1
Draw: 1

Last matches:

14 Nov 2020 -- Tri Nations -- New Zealand 15 - 25 Argentina
20 Jul 2019 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 16 - 20 New Zealand
29 Sep 2018 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 17 - 35 New Zealand
8 Sep 2018 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 46 - 24 Argentina
30 Sep 2017 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 10 - 36 New Zealand
9 Sep 2017 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 39 - 22 Argentina
1 Oct 2016 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 17 - 36 New Zealand
10 Sep 2016 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 57 - 22 Argentina
20 Sep 2015 -- Rugby World Cup -- New Zealand 26 - 16 Argentina
17 Jul 2015 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 39 - 18 Argentina
27 Sep 2014 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 13 - 34 New Zealand
6 Sep 2014 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 28 - 9 Argentina
28 Sep 2013 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 15 - 33 New Zealand
7 Sep 2013 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 28 - 13 Argentina
29 Sep 2012 -- The Rugby Championship -- Argentina 15 - 54 New Zealand
8 Sep 2012 -- The Rugby Championship -- New Zealand 21 - 5 Argentina
9 Oct 2011 -- Rugby World Cup -- New Zealand 33 - 10 Argentina

Match Officials:

Referee - Nic Berry (Aus)

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Assistant Referee 1 - Angus Gardner (Aus)
Assistant Referee 2 - Ben O’Keeffe (NZ)

TMO - Paul Williams (NZ)

Weather Forecast:

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Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
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Strong OP.
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mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
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During the past two years there is not much between these 2 teams. Nz by 4 last year and Arg by 10 this year
Nz Rugby might regret kicking the Argies out of Super Rugby, might be an added motivation
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As much as I might prefer the ABs to win everything and maintain unbeaten records etc, I'm loving the fact that we are heading into this game with the "if" in "if the ABs win" being a very serious consideration instead of polite diplomacy. It has often deserved that in the past, but was never really given it by many.
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Mr Mike wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:26 pm Strong OP.
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AR to rotate the team against the ABs, to give opportunities and to prioritize energy and freshness: https://www.periodismo-rugby.com.ar/2020/11/21/valor/ (in Spanish)
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Puma's have a tough schedule, week on week. It's necessary as much as choice...
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Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
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For mine this is Foster's test. He's had a look at what he's got, he's seen the opposition, he's had two weeks to prepare, the players have had plenty of time in camp and on the field together - the ABs should be humming for this game. I'll be joining the trolls and the nay-sayers with anything less.
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Flockwitt wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:57 pm For mine this is Foster's test. He's had a look at what he's got, he's seen the opposition, he's had two weeks to prepare, the players have had plenty of time in camp and on the field together - the ABs should be humming for this game. I'll be joining the trolls and the nay-sayers with anything less.
I'm just wondering if they have come up with any alternative play options or the Pumas can just rinse and repeat.
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Salient wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Flockwitt wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:57 pm For mine this is Foster's test. He's had a look at what he's got, he's seen the opposition, he's had two weeks to prepare, the players have had plenty of time in camp and on the field together - the ABs should be humming for this game. I'll be joining the trolls and the nay-sayers with anything less.
I'm just wondering if they have come up with any alternative play options or the Pumas can just rinse and repeat.
I'm backing another draw.

Rugby will be the winner. :nod:
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Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
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Monkey Magic wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:43 am
mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
I reckon the ABs will win this in a canter. The Pumas will hold them for 45 minutes but will run out of puff.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:02 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:43 am
mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
I reckon the ABs will win this in a canter. The Pumas will hold them for 45 minutes but will run out of puff.
The Pumas haven't run out of puff in either of their tests so far. In fact they appear to be immune to fatigue since returning from their 8 months of isolation, running all over both the AB's and the Wallabies in the closing stages of both tests.
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Abs to pull this one off.
Really need the full points and deny Argentina a losing bonus .

If we manage to win the trinations it's not too bad as we would have all the trophies we competed for in 2020.. despite a couple of pretty terrible performances.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:17 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:02 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:43 am
mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
I reckon the ABs will win this in a canter. The Pumas will hold them for 45 minutes but will run out of puff.
The Pumas haven't run out of puff in either of their tests so far. In fact they appear to be immune to fatigue since returning from their 8 months of isolation, running all over both the AB's and the Wallabies in the closing stages of both tests.
This will be their third test in three weeks. It will be interesting to see how they go.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
He lost control of the match.
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Luciano wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:02 pm AR to rotate the team against the ABs, to give opportunities and to prioritize energy and freshness: https://www.periodismo-rugby.com.ar/2020/11/21/valor/ (in Spanish)
Good you give your B team a run for a change. One can't have these guys hold the tackle bags all the times
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:52 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:17 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:02 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:43 am
mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
I reckon the ABs will win this in a canter. The Pumas will hold them for 45 minutes but will run out of puff.
The Pumas haven't run out of puff in either of their tests so far. In fact they appear to be immune to fatigue since returning from their 8 months of isolation, running all over both the AB's and the Wallabies in the closing stages of both tests.
This will be their third test in three weeks. It will be interesting to see how they go.
A lot of changes are coming for this game, maybe even 10 or 12. The premise was, due to the little rugby played this year by the 2/3 of the squad, to practice a monolithic defense (implemented by Juan Fernandez Lobbe), counterattack, when possible, and try to be competitive in the tournament. Probably, the 15 who enter have a good defense and can stay in the game for 60 minutes, perhaps, and wait for "the cavalry" (starters of the first two games). I don't see them winning this game, but I do see them facing the gale of darkness.

They may look something like:

15. Boffelli / Cordero
14. Cordero / Moyano
13. Mallía / Cinti
12. De La Fuente
11. Moyano / Cancelliere
10. Miotti
9. Bertranou
8. Isa
7. Lezana / Grondona
6. Matera / Lezana
5. Alemanno / Kremer
4. Petti / Kremer
3. Medrano
2. Montoya
1. Vivas
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:45 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
All the Kiwi and Australian refs, except for Gardner, are not top tier, in my opinion.
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Sensible Stephen wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:45 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:45 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
All the Kiwi and Australian refs, except for Gardner, are not top tier, in my opinion.

Even Gardner is prone to shitting the bed from time to time. The first half of NZ v Argentina was a lesson in brainfart decisions, IMO.
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brainfart players
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 am


Even Gardner is prone to shitting the bed from time to time. The first half of NZ v Argentina was a lesson in brainfart decisions, IMO.
Yeah, he had a bad day at the office. But still a top tier ref, unlike the others.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:45 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
I commented on that hair pull on the match thread. I think that’s more the TMO’s job to analyse and report on something like that. I don’t disagree with Sensible Step Hen re: the state of Anzac refs. Gardner the best but not always so.

Williams should have done his homework pre match. Although many games have niggle, plenty of teams get through a whole match with zero from both sides. NZ have played entire series with the likes of Wales with none. You will not find a test match with the Wallabies free of niggle, no matter how poor the team they are playing and how dominant they are. Not sure why, just an observation.
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Sensible Stephen wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:15 am
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:58 am


Even Gardner is prone to shitting the bed from time to time. The first half of NZ v Argentina was a lesson in brainfart decisions, IMO.
Yeah, he had a bad day at the office. But still a top tier ref, unlike the others.
Yeah, he's a cut above in general.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:16 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:45 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:29 pm Nic Berry never fills me with confidence
He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
I commented on that hair pull on the match thread. I think that’s more the TMO’s job to analyse and report on something like that. I don’t disagree with Sensible Step Hen re: the state of Anzac refs. Gardner the best but not always so.

Williams should have done his homework pre match. Although many games have niggle, plenty of teams get through a whole match with zero from both sides. NZ have played entire series with the likes of Wales with none. You will not find a test match with the Wallabies free of niggle, no matter how poor the team they are playing and how dominant they are. Not sure why, just an observation.
No one niggles Wales. It's like punching a labrador puppy.

NZ are a super niggly side. As a neutral who keeps a beady eye on the men in black, it's always there.
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Thomas - you, ... neutral, nice one.

You're a more neutral mod than All Black observer....
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 am Thomas - you, ... neutral, nice one.

You're a more neutral mod than All Black observer....
I'm neutral af, m8.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:44 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:16 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:45 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:08 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:35 am

He's a damn sight better than Paul Williams, mate. Just be thankful he'll never ref the ABs.
What happened last weekend? I missed the PowerPoint.
I'm sure the GAGR guys will put one together. But Zakar is right. He lost control of the match for a bit there...dude falls into the trap of just watching and not reffing. Nothing particularly galling but there was a lot of niggle.

Stuff like this wasn't addressed at all.

https://twitter.com/jhp10/status/1330090741855641600
I commented on that hair pull on the match thread. I think that’s more the TMO’s job to analyse and report on something like that. I don’t disagree with Sensible Step Hen re: the state of Anzac refs. Gardner the best but not always so.

Williams should have done his homework pre match. Although many games have niggle, plenty of teams get through a whole match with zero from both sides. NZ have played entire series with the likes of Wales with none. You will not find a test match with the Wallabies free of niggle, no matter how poor the team they are playing and how dominant they are. Not sure why, just an observation.
No one niggles Wales. It's like punching a labrador puppy.
Australia always do. Maybe that’s from being mid pack for a while. Not dominant enough to even keep the minnows at bay.

NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:59 am
kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 am Thomas - you, ... neutral, nice one.

You're a more neutral mod than All Black observer....
I'm neutral af, m8.
Phil 'Thomas' Gould....
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:52 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:17 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:02 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:43 am
mdaclarke wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 pm Much as I would love it, I can;'t see the All Blacks being as poor again.

AB by 12. (hope I am wrong)
We thought the same after the wallabies game, but man were we wrong.

If All Blacks win, unless the final round is a thrashing they should take home the trophy
I reckon the ABs will win this in a canter. The Pumas will hold them for 45 minutes but will run out of puff.
The Pumas haven't run out of puff in either of their tests so far. In fact they appear to be immune to fatigue since returning from their 8 months of isolation, running all over both the AB's and the Wallabies in the closing stages of both tests.
This will be their third test in three weeks. It will be interesting to see how they go.
Months of training without having the grind of playing games helps. One of the reasons a decent off season can see top guys seemingly pull up trees when they start back up
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
Nah, the ABs do it every game. They literally invented the head pat and face slap. Don't get me started on the cha-hoo.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
Nah, the ABs do it every game. They literally invented the head pat and face slap. Don't get me started on the cha-hoo.
We’ve had entire series with zero niggle. You guys can’t go 80 mins.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:47 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
Nah, the ABs do it every game. They literally invented the head pat and face slap. Don't get me started on the cha-hoo.
We’ve had entire series with zero niggle. You guys can’t go 80 mins.
You only see what you want to see, bro. You're like Bruce Willis in that Sixth Sense movie.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:21 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:47 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
Nah, the ABs do it every game. They literally invented the head pat and face slap. Don't get me started on the cha-hoo.
We’ve had entire series with zero niggle. You guys can’t go 80 mins.
You only see what you want to see, bro. You're like Bruce Willis in that Sixth Sense movie.
Be sure to let me know when the Wallabies hold the niggle for a full game.
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mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:42 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:21 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:47 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:22 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:01 am NZ can be niggly. But at least they can get through 80mins many times a season without it. Australia can’t.
Nah, the ABs do it every game. They literally invented the head pat and face slap. Don't get me started on the cha-hoo.
We’ve had entire series with zero niggle. You guys can’t go 80 mins.
You only see what you want to see, bro. You're like Bruce Willis in that Sixth Sense movie.
Be sure to let me know when the Wallabies hold the niggle for a full game.
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