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Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.
:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
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The Optimist wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 am
Farva wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:03 am Won’t blame the ref. He was poor but it went both ways.
And we shouldn’t have let him have a chance to decide anyway.
It was some poor kicking decisions, terrible set piece that cost us.
Spot on. Ref was poor in parts, thought the game was a little too quick for him. Maybe out of his depth?

Having said that, both sides with a little more composure could have won that. Drop kicks out f fashion?
We dont drop goal, history and part of Cheika era to run everything.
That would of gone over every day in NH.
Something they should be practising
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.
:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
Jesus Christ it was tongue in cheek
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Thomas wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:06 am So it's now a 3 test series with 2 tests in Australia?
That's my understanding ... though I am alcohol and drug infused :D

Now we have a real series ... fudge both teams are going to go apeshit ... then we have the Saffas and Pumas, there's blood in the water coming down the pikeline Bro.
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Aussies deserved that - well done !

Rennie looks a hell of a coach so far .

Fonz ?

Not so much .
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
The ball bouncing off the posts let to the All Blacks being offside, side of the ruck, playing the ball on the ground. Ref refused to give it.
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
The “exact same thing” didn’t happen it that previous scrum.
That scrum went sideways immediately and instead of calling a reset the ref just let it play on.
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.
:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
That’s rugby though. Every game is different. That’s why we look to history of performance. Boks are dogshit season after season then string a few wins against tier 3/2/1 teams and they’re suddenly the greatest.

Good to remember no side has had warm up tests against easy opposition this year. Easy as in the majority of RWC pool, quarter final and semi final teams the Boks came up against in 2019.
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What thhs shows is that Aust players are better off not playing SR. They're scarred too young playing NZ sides. Let them develop at their own pace and fill their body more before they face off NZ. You'd have a different outlook on life.
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CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:20 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
The ball bouncing off the posts let to the All Blacks being offside, side of the ruck, playing the ball on the ground. Ref refused to give it.

Yep. Game Over right there.
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grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
I’m saying Gardiner missed it, doesn’t make a ref crooked. If he had an inkling, he goes upstairs.
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BBB wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:21 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
The “exact same thing” didn’t happen it that previous scrum.
That scrum went sideways immediately and instead of calling a reset the ref just let it play on.
It went backwards and sideways. Penalty to Aust.
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grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
The Optimist wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 am
Farva wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:03 am Won’t blame the ref. He was poor but it went both ways.
And we shouldn’t have let him have a chance to decide anyway.
It was some poor kicking decisions, terrible set piece that cost us.
Spot on. Ref was poor in parts, thought the game was a little too quick for him. Maybe out of his depth?

Having said that, both sides with a little more composure could have won that. Drop kicks out f fashion?
We dont drop goal, history and part of Cheika era to run everything.
That would of gone over every day in NH.
Something they should be practising
It was not the conditions to drop goal. I think both teams made the right choices at the end.
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Eugenius wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am Aussies deserved that - well done !

Rennie looks a hell of a coach so far .

Fonz ?

Not so much .
Can't disagree with you. The Wallabies were intense, committed and played with a coherent game-plan. In contrast the AB's seemed disinterested, and intent on waiting for things to happen.
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:22 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am

:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
That’s rugby though. Every game is different. That’s why we look to history of performance. Boks are dogshit season after season then string a few wins against tier 3/2/1 teams and they’re suddenly the greatest.

Good to remember no side has had warm up tests against easy opposition this year. Easy as in the majority of RWC pool, quarter final and semi final teams the Boks came up against in 2019.
God you’re bitter. Boks were clearly the best side in the world last year.
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I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
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Sonny Blount wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:24 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
The Optimist wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:11 am
Farva wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:03 am Won’t blame the ref. He was poor but it went both ways.
And we shouldn’t have let him have a chance to decide anyway.
It was some poor kicking decisions, terrible set piece that cost us.
Spot on. Ref was poor in parts, thought the game was a little too quick for him. Maybe out of his depth?

Having said that, both sides with a little more composure could have won that. Drop kicks out f fashion?
We dont drop goal, history and part of Cheika era to run everything.
That would of gone over every day in NH.
Something they should be practising
It was not the conditions to drop goal. I think both teams made the right choices at the end.
It was exactly the condition for drop hoals. Right in front 15-20 metres out. If you miss then it's game over, no risk of a counter.
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:10 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.

Congrats to the Wallabies. Was the best team today.
Bollocks, you lost to NZ last time out. You’ve since beaten Namibia, Italy, Canada, Japan, Wales and a burned out England. AMAZING!
Ummm. FFS Bungs, he means that we are well behind.
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Eugenius wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am Aussies deserved that - well done !

Rennie looks a hell of a coach so far .
I was hoping Rennie would bring the Chiefs style. I didn't think he could produce it on the first Test.
The only thing missing was the offloads from the tackle perhaps it's too early and wet.
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Reiko should have been hooked at half time, and should not be selected next week. Cost the ABs the test. Brainless idiot. Should spend the next training session doing laps by himself. Wobs should have been dead and buried at half time.

At school one of my coaches dedicated a whole practise to scoring tries. The ball had to be held securely in both hands and underneath the chest when scoring. He reckoned lots of tries are not scored after crossing the line because of players not holding the ball securely and forcing it properly. Of course back then you weren't allowed to lose the ball forward after scoring, or not controlling it properly. Just dotting it down would result in a bollocking from him.

Well played Wobs. Would not have been upset to see you win. Dominated the game.

Fozzie out!!!
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:24 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:22 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am

He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
That’s rugby though. Every game is different. That’s why we look to history of performance. Boks are dogshit season after season then string a few wins against tier 3/2/1 teams and they’re suddenly the greatest.

Good to remember no side has had warm up tests against easy opposition this year. Easy as in the majority of RWC pool, quarter final and semi final teams the Boks came up against in 2019.
God you’re bitter. Boks were clearly the best side in the world last year.
I tried to give a honest opinion. We have a long way to get to both teams form.

The Aussies poached a very good coach and we're unlucky today while our lot still struggling with heavy locked down babbalas.
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
Not NZ related. 1999 Aus and 2003 Eng, two quality teams. Proven world beaters, won the RWC.
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sorCrer wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:30 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:10 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.

Congrats to the Wallabies. Was the best team today.
Bollocks, you lost to NZ last time out. You’ve since beaten Namibia, Italy, Canada, Japan, Wales and a burned out England. AMAZING!
Ummm. FFS Bungs, he means that we are well behind.
Seemingly so. Seems you’re not all delusional, we won one tough game, idiots ;)
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obelixtim wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:31 am Reiko should have been hooked at half time, and should not be selected next week. Cost the ABs the test. Brainless idiot. Should spend the next training session doing laps by himself. Wobs should have been dead and buried at half time.

At school one of my coaches dedicated a whole practise to scoring tries. The ball had to be held securely in both hands and underneath the chest when scoring. He reckoned lots of tries are not scored after crossing the line because of players not holding the ball securely and forcing it properly. Of course back then you weren't allowed to lose the ball forward after scoring, or not controlling it properly. Just dotting it down would result in a bollocking from him.

Well played Wobs. Would not have been upset to see you win. Dominated the game.

Fozzie out!!!
I watched some boys at my local club playing a game of touch at training this year with their hands loosely tied at the wrist. Two handed passing and try scoring. I asked the coach and he said 3 tries were bombed the previous weekend.
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Caleb Clarke should start. F**ken made of granite.
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grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
Gardner has often seemed strangely pro-NZ when it's between teams from those 2 countries. A few years ago he kept the Brumbies out of the SR finals by disallowing a perfectly legitimate try against the Hurricanes in the final comp game. Better check his heritage, I think.
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mightyreds wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
Gardner has often seemed strangely pro-NZ when it's between teams from those 2 countries. A few years ago he kept the Brumbies out of the SR finals by disallowing a perfectly legitimate try against the Hurricanes in the final comp game. Better check his heritage, I think.
He seems to overcorrect in order to not seem bias towards Aus teams when reffing them at SR level.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it (got disturbed half way through so had to watch the second half on delay). Whenever I see teams give it the All Blacks in the first 20, my initial thought is that they won't be able to do this for the full 80...but the Wallabies did it.

Was very impressed with their newcomers, and Rennie's 'wave' patterns had the All Blacks struggling for a fair portion of the game.

Having said that, they didn't quite have enough to make it stick. Even though the Wallabies could make inroads, after a couple of phases, the All Blacks would put in a crunching tackle that set them back. They'd have beaten a lesser team today by a fair amount.

Hard to know about the All Blacks. They appear to be in a bit of a rut (well, as big a rut as you can get in with the All Blacks). They took their chances well, and are as dangerous as ever on the counter, but they never looked like they would/could build a try from the bottom up.
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Working Class Rugger wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:38 am
mightyreds wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
Gardner has often seemed strangely pro-NZ when it's between teams from those 2 countries. A few years ago he kept the Brumbies out of the SR finals by disallowing a perfectly legitimate try against the Hurricanes in the final comp game. Better check his heritage, I think.
He seems to overcorrect in order to not seem bias towards Aus teams when reffing them at SR level.
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Jeff the Bear wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:40 am Thoroughly enjoyed it (got disturbed half way through so had to watch the second half on delay). Whenever I see teams give it the All Blacks in the first 20, my initial thought is that they won't be able to do this for the full 80...but the Wallabies did it.

Was very impressed with their newcomers, and Rennie's 'wave' patterns had the All Blacks struggling for a fair portion of the game.

Having said that, they didn't quite have enough to make it stick. Even though the Wallabies could make inroads, after a couple of phases, the All Blacks would put in a crunching tackle that set them back. They'd have beaten a lesser team today by a fair amount.

Hard to know about the All Blacks. They appear to be in a bit of a rut (well, as big a rut as you can get in with the All Blacks). They took their chances well, and are as dangerous as ever on the counter, but they never looked like they would/could build a try from the bottom up.
I thought it was better than the usual first game of the season for the All Blacks. Typically we get to hide those performances against weaker teams.
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mightyreds wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
Gardner has often seemed strangely pro-NZ when it's between teams from those 2 countries. A few years ago he kept the Brumbies out of the SR finals by disallowing a perfectly legitimate try against the Hurricanes in the final comp game. Better check his heritage, I think.
That’d be the “try” that when Brumby player lost the ball short of the line then his body rolled over the top of the ball,that you’d be referring to?
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BBB wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:43 am
mightyreds wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:19 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref
Crooked Aussie ref Gardiner missing Ioane’s foot on the touchline? :?

It’s a tough game to ref. I think it was a bit beyond them at times today, no matter their nationality.
He should be going to the TMO dont be so ridiculous to say the touchy controls the match.
Gardner has often seemed strangely pro-NZ when it's between teams from those 2 countries. A few years ago he kept the Brumbies out of the SR finals by disallowing a perfectly legitimate try against the Hurricanes in the final comp game. Better check his heritage, I think.
That’d be the “try” that when Brumby player lost the ball short of the line then his body rolled over the top of the ball,that you’d be referring to?
It’s mightyreds, he will never let the facts get in the way of a delusional ref whinge.
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to one another - there really wasn’t a ‘best side’ last year

If you had enough actually beaten nz then you might have a point - you didn’t in 2019
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The Optimist wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am Caleb Clarke should start. F**ken made of granite.
Reece should be starting with Clarke on the bench if possible

Jordie is not a starting winger
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brat wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:58 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to one another - there really wasn’t a ‘best side’ last year

If you had enough actually beaten nz then you might have a point - you didn’t in 2019
It’s not all about you champ. Results against others count too. That Perth match included. Winning the games that actually matter even more so.
Wales were the world’s top ranked team going into the WC yet for some reason they’re lumped into the narrative of the Boks’ “soft run in”.

SA Won the RC and the RWC last year. Clearly the best. Only a kiwi would argue otherwise.
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sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:04 am
brat wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:58 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to one another - there really wasn’t a ‘best side’ last year

If you had enough actually beaten nz then you might have a point - you didn’t in 2019
It’s not all about you champ. Results against others count too. That Perth match included.
Wales were the world’s top ranked team going into the WC yet for some reason they’re lumped into the narrative of the Boks’ “soft run in”.

SA Won the RC and the RWC last year. Clearly the best. Only a kiwi would argue otherwise.
:lol:
I know it's a weird concept for you guys to understand but you actually have to beat a side to say you are better

We beat the boks and smashed Wales (who you just scraped past)..and you should know by now that world rankings post world cup are doubled and are generally not to be taken too seriously

Most rugby fans would agree that there's nothing between the top 3 sides at the moment

Anyway it's a new year.. nz aren't looking good atm under foster..will be interesting to see how the boks go in the championship if they turn up
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brat wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:11 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:04 am
brat wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:58 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to one another - there really wasn’t a ‘best side’ last year

If you had enough actually beaten nz then you might have a point - you didn’t in 2019
It’s not all about you champ. Results against others count too. That Perth match included.
Wales were the world’s top ranked team going into the WC yet for some reason they’re lumped into the narrative of the Boks’ “soft run in”.

SA Won the RC and the RWC last year. Clearly the best. Only a kiwi would argue otherwise.
:lol:
I know it's a weird concept for you guys to understand but you actually have to beat a side to say you are better

We beat the boks and smashed Wales (who you just scraped past)..and you should know by now that world rankings post world cup are doubled and are generally not to be taken too seriously

Most rugby fans would agree that there's nothing between the top 3 sides at the moment

Anyway it's a new year.. nz aren't looking good atm under foster..will be interesting to see how the boks go in the championship if they turn up
Your user name is apt.
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The Optimist wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:36 am Caleb Clarke should start. F**ken made of granite.
He was impressive in his cameo.
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