Cymru vs Awstralia OFFICIAL Match Thread

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Dumbledore wrote:This has probably been Kuridrani's best game in about two years. Good return to form.
Yep; however it's also the first game in years where he's had a hard running 12 inside him rather than a second playmaker. Today he had front foot ball and he did well. He's a f*cking good player when he's in form, and if he's back in form, our backline becomes very dangerous.
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Dumbledore wrote:
Zakar wrote:Pretty good performance in all. Plenty to work on though.

I thought Hodge was good at 12. Not sure why people don't rate him. Good hands, defended well, took his try well.
I think he's fine, just nothing special. Although this is his first season of professional rugby, so he's got plenty of time to get better.
Disagree about the special, he has it all in spades. Big, fast, soft hands, good lines, mighty boot. Definitely potential to lock down #12 for the next 10 years

Then again, I'm a Rebs fan. But he hits like a mack truck and is muuuuuch quicker than you prolly think





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Ellafan wrote:
Thomas wrote:Do the Welsh players even know the name of the guy playing next to them? Jesus.

Maybe not, but Jon Davies just called Foley as his MoM.
The Wallaby faithful will not like that at all.........He was bloody good outside of the goal kicking
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JJR wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:Hammered by a side that was reamed by England.


3 times. In Australia.

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So what's the point of 1/2p again?
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Dumbledore wrote:This has probably been Kuridrani's best game in about two years. Good return to form.
Thought so too. Not just his ball running and tackling either, his breakdown work was top notch.
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Naiyaravoro Playing really well for Barbarians, should Cheika call him up?
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The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
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fraz wrote:
Dumbledore wrote:This has probably been Kuridrani's best game in about two years. Good return to form.
Thought so too. Not just his ball running and tackling either, his breakdown work was top notch.
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I know Wales were not great, but you don't bitchslap a tier 1 like that without it being a team effort

Almost seems unfair to single players out, everyone was really good
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jolindien wrote:1/2p has settled well in the T14.
Indeed. No pace. No vision. Can't pass. Can't catch. Typical T14 FB. Even Dulin can run.
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Well done Wobs, far better, but you were actually pretty wasteful (thank god). Could have far far worse.
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Olo wrote:
Ellafan wrote:
Thomas wrote:Do the Welsh players even know the name of the guy playing next to them? Jesus.

Maybe not, but Jon Davies just called Foley as his MoM.
The Wallaby faithful will not like that at all.........He was bloody good outside of the goal kicking
Bernard had his best game since England in the RWC. Still can't f**king kick though.
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towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Pretty fkn easy game when you're going downhill. Ask the AB's

Vs England and we're not winning every collision? Ok let's see how things go then
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Olo wrote:
Ellafan wrote:
Thomas wrote:Do the Welsh players even know the name of the guy playing next to them? Jesus.

Maybe not, but Jon Davies just called Foley as his MoM.
The Wallaby faithful will not like that at all.........He was bloody good outside of the goal kicking
I think you'll find its mainly brumbies and QLD supporters who are incapable of admitting he plays OK.
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towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Don't be too optimistic after beating a poor very poor Welsh team.
England won't be so soft up front and have great strength in depth.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
jolindien wrote:1/2p has settled well in the T14.
Indeed. No pace. No vision. Can't pass. Can't catch. Typical T14 FB. Even Dulin can run.
He's a f*cking class player imo.
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towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
TBF, any FH will look good if the oppos allow him an armchair ride. Afraid Coleman and co won't get that luxury 80% the rest of the time.
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Moriarty was class, he gives the Welsh back row some physicality and go forward that Wales haven't had for some years. That negates the need for Roberts to play, with Moriarty in the side Wales can pick a ball player at 12.
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towny wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
jolindien wrote:1/2p has settled well in the T14.
Indeed. No pace. No vision. Can't pass. Can't catch. Typical T14 FB. Even Dulin can run.
He's WAS a f*cking class player imo.
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towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
and quick service. ;)
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c69 wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Don't be too optimistic after beating a poor very poor Welsh team.
England won't be so soft up front and have great strength in depth.
Good for them.
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Donger wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
and quick service. ;)
Absolutely!!!
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Very smartly taken try by Scott Williams.

Williams at 12 with Davies to start next week please.
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comets wrote:Naiyaravoro Playing really well for Barbarians, should Cheika call him up?
i think he needs to switch to loose forward like jim williams who also began on the wing.
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Argies to win by at least 12 next week.
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towny wrote:
c69 wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Don't be too optimistic after beating a poor very poor Welsh team.
England won't be so soft up front and have great strength in depth.
Good for them.
England won't be anywhere near as destructive as they were in the summer. I fear an arse kicking. :frown:
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towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
I'll reserve judgement until he puts in a few more good performances, especially as Quade has been so good this season. Certainly a much improved performance.

As for the forwards; what a treat to have a traditional ball running eightman who can play a whole game. First one we've had since Dave Lyons. Hopefully he develops into the first good one since Toutai Kefu :thumbup:
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towny wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
jolindien wrote:1/2p has settled well in the T14.
Indeed. No pace. No vision. Can't pass. Can't catch. Typical T14 FB. Even Dulin can run.
He's a f*cking class player imo.
He is indeed. Only a complete fûcking idiot would say otherwise.
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kearnstar wrote:
Dumbledore wrote:
Zakar wrote:Pretty good performance in all. Plenty to work on though.

I thought Hodge was good at 12. Not sure why people don't rate him. Good hands, defended well, took his try well.
I think he's fine, just nothing special. Although this is his first season of professional rugby, so he's got plenty of time to get better.
Disagree about the special, he has it all in spades. Big, fast, soft hands, good lines, mighty boot. Definitely potential to lock down #12 for the next 10 years

Then again, I'm a Rebs fan. But he hits like a mack truck and is muuuuuch quicker than you prolly think





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So am I, and the one starting the bandwagon for these things :lol: 12 has to be his position going forward, but I think he's going to get some serious competition from Simone and Perese, and Beale too come to think of it.
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Magpie26 wrote:So what's the point of 1/2p again?
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The Ginger Jedi wrote:Argies to win by at least 12 next week.
Probably.
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kearnstar wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Pretty fkn easy game when you're going downhill. Ask the AB's

Vs England and we're not winning every collision? Ok let's see how things go then
Genia will play against England so they'll be less free tries given away from a scrum-half's panic.
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towny wrote:
kearnstar wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Pretty fkn easy game when you're going downhill. Ask the AB's

Vs England and we're not winning every collision? Ok let's see how things go then
Genia will play against England so they'll be less free tries given away from a scrum-half's panic.
and we will play to England's strengths...a slow game of attrition.
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fraz wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
I'll reserve judgement until he puts in a few more good performances, especially as Quade has been so good this season. Certainly a much improved performance.

As for the forwards; what a treat to have a traditional ball running eightman who can play a whole game. First one we've had since Dave Lyons. Hopefully he develops into the first good one since Toutai Kefu :thumbup:
Agree. Timani did some great things tonight. He's got a lot to improve on but he's big and physical. We've missed that type of player for a long time.
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towny wrote:
Donger wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
and quick service. ;)
Absolutely!!!
Outside backs score points off good lines and spacing from good fly-half decisions
Foley performs well cause of good service
Good service is possible cause of winning collisions and rucks with physicality by forwards



............................ WAIT this is a TEAM game?!
Holy shit!
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towny wrote:
kearnstar wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Pretty fkn easy game when you're going downhill. Ask the AB's

Vs England and we're not winning every collision? Ok let's see how things go then
Genia will play against England so they'll be less free tries given away from a scrum-half's panic.
Disgusting anti-waratahs bias :thumbdown:

Just wait till Ellafan gets his teeth into you.
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towny wrote:
fraz wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
I'll reserve judgement until he puts in a few more good performances, especially as Quade has been so good this season. Certainly a much improved performance.

As for the forwards; what a treat to have a traditional ball running eightman who can play a whole game. First one we've had since Dave Lyons. Hopefully he develops into the first good one since Toutai Kefu :thumbup:
Agree. Timani did some great things tonight. He's got a lot to improve on but he's big and physical. We've missed that type of player for a long time.
:thumbup:
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fraz wrote:
towny wrote:
kearnstar wrote:
towny wrote:The myth that Foley needs a playmaker at 12 is dead and buried.

Turns out what he needed was Coleman, Timani and Arnold kicking arse at the breakdown.
Pretty fkn easy game when you're going downhill. Ask the AB's

Vs England and we're not winning every collision? Ok let's see how things go then
Genia will play against England so they'll be less free tries given away from a scrum-half's panic.
Disgusting anti-waratahs bias :thumbdown:

Just wait till Ellafan gets his teeth into you.
Donger's all over it
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