Official Match Thread: Wallabies EOYT - Ireland v Australia

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Final result will be:

Ire: 1-7
21
27%
Ire: 8-12
16
21%
Ire: 13+
12
15%
Draw
1
1%
Aus: 1-7
15
19%
Aus: 8-12
4
5%
Aus: 13+
9
12%
 
Total votes: 78

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Official Match Thread: Wallabies EOYT - Ireland v Australia

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Where : Dublin - Ireland

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Venue : Aviva Stadium - Capacity: 51,700 spectators

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Who :

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When :

Kick-off - Saturday 26 November 2016 17:30 GMT (UTC+0)

History :

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Match Officials :

Referee - Jerome Garces (FFR)

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Assistant Referee 1 - JP Doyle (RFU)
Assistant Referee 2 - Craig Maxwell Keys (RFU)

TMO - Eric Gauzins (FFR)


Broadcasters

Official: Sky Sports 2
Unofficial for your friend: http://cricfree.tv

Weather

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News

Irish Times - http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby
Irish Examiner - http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rugby/
Irish Independent http://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/
Limerick Leader - http://www.limerickleader.ie/section/132/rugby
Clare Champion - http://www.clarechampion.ie/category/sports/
Kilkee Parish Newsleter - http://www.kilkeeparish.com/parish-newsletter/


SMH - http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union
The Age - http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-union
The Australian - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/rugby-union
Fox Sports - http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby

Betting
Bet 365

Ireland - 4/5
Draw - 20/1
Australia - 11/10

Skybet

Ireland - 8/11
Draw - 20/1
Australia - 6/5

Rule 1

Ireland
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Australia
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Don't tackle them Oz. They'll cry to the refs and citing officer
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Really hoping the crims tear the spud eaters a new one. C'mon the Western Island!!
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Would like to see this:

1. Sio
2. Moore
3. Kepu
4. Arnold
5. Simmons
6. Pocock
7. Hooper
8. Timani
9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kurindrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
16. Latu
17. Smith
18. Alaalatoa
19. Douglas
20. Fardy
21. Phipps
22. Cooper/Godwin
23. Speight/Naivalu
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EverReady wrote:Get off our thread you filthy cûnts
You may as well let them in now. They have a thing about Wallaby threads. I reckon it might be an illegitimate step brother type thing?
But yes, they are filthy carnts.
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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Would like to see this:

1. Sio
2. Moore
3. Kepu
4. Arnold
5. Simmons
6. Pocock
7. Hooper
8. Timani
9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kurindrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
16. Latu
17. Smith
18. Alaalatoa
19. Douglas
20. Fardy
21. Phipps
22. Cooper/Godwin
23. Speight/Naivalu
looks weak
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EverReady wrote:Get off our thread you filthy cûnts
:lol: :lol: Dreaming
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should be a cracker ..... two sides who have yet to be corrupted by cynical tactics, going at it in true corinthian spirit.

it will be cathartic for a city still traumatised by the headhunting escapades of the AIG's
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Is this the thread where the Irish whine about the ref, brutality, being tackled too hard or will they spawn up 673939 other threads for that?
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I'm looking forward to this test. Will Ireland have anything left in their tank after an emotional week?
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I think Ireland will struggle this weekend. The ABs might have sucked the last pint of blood out the Irish bodies.
A week ago I wanted Ireland to win vs the Wallabies. Not anymore. The AB showed them up as a pack of soft cocks in the weekend. Perfect fodder for a Wallaby side with a solid skill set.

In fact if this Wallaby team go on and complete a Grand Slam that would seriously fudge the whinging NH media and fans off no end.

Come on Aussie do it and confine the 6 Nations to another year of "softest rugby comp on earth".
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L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kurindrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
Like this backline when we have the ball but who defends in the line when they have it?
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749a wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kuridrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
Like this backline when we have the ball but who defends in the line when they have it?
These guys aren't weak tacklers though. What is the issue?
The other thought here is that with DHP, Morahan and Fulool as the back three, the Irish might limit their kicking game for fear of the counter these guys are capable of. Id be confident that Fulool and DHP are arguably the best in world rugby in the air and that all three would beat the first chaser in a counter.
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749a wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kurindrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
Like this backline when we have the ball but who defends in the line when they have it?

:?
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Farva wrote:
749a wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard wrote: 9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Morahan
12. Hodge
13. Kuridrani
14. Haylett Petty
15. Folau
Like this backline when we have the ball but who defends in the line when they have it?
These guys aren't weak tacklers though. What is the issue?
The other thought here is that with DHP, Morahan and Fulool as the back three, the Irish might limit their kicking game for fear of the counter these guys are capable of. Id be confident that Fulool and DHP are arguably the best in world rugby in the air and that all three would beat the first chaser in a counter.
:nod:

That's exactly why I would have that back 3. Conor Murray is probably the best box kicker in world rugby, and if sexton plays he has a great kicking game too.

i want all 3 at the back strong under the high ball.

And both Morahan and DHP can kick as well so that gives us an out if we keep getting pinged back in our 22.
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Morahan is a very similar player to DHP. I'd be happy to see both join Folau in the back 3 but I reckon Cheika will stick with Speight or start Naivalu for defense and chasing kicks. Naivalu also has blinding speed and is a very good finisher.

Morahan as the back 3 reserve on the bench.
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I reckon Sefa did everything possible to bump Speight from his spot on the weekend. He was everywhere.

Falool at full back with Dane Two-Dads and Sefa on either wing.

Centres will be either Hodgey or Godwin with TK. Here's hoping TK can put together both a great attacking AND defensive display.
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Godwin was solid but Hodge has been getting better every week and is starting to impose himself on the game. He will be at 12 for sure.
Oh, and he has a hell of a boot, which we missed on the weekend.

Godwin will come into calculations soon though and I reckon being at the Brumbies will help him a lot.
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Foley will be in the back 3 in defence like our 10 does every game. So one of DHP, Izzy or Morahan have to defend in the line, probably at 13.

I don't think any of them are trusted to do that, so we won't see it in Saturday
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Olo wrote:Godwin was solid but Hodge has been getting better every week and is starting to impose himself on the game. He will be at 12 for sure.
Oh, and he has a hell of a boot, which we missed on the weekend.

Godwin will come into calculations soon though and I reckon being at the Brumbies will help him a lot.

I think Godwin was better than most are giving him credit for on Saturday.

I expect him to be the Wallaby 12 regularly within the next 12 months. Hodge is more of a 13 in the Stirling Mortlock mould for mine
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Should be good fight for 3rd best team in the world - and be close if injuries etc mean full / near full squads available.
Look forward to this.

If in Aus...
27 Nov 2016 4:30am Ireland v Wallabies Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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749a wrote:Foley will be in the back 3 in defence like our 10 does every game. So one of DHP, Izzy or Morahan have to defend in the line, probably at 13.

I don't think any of them are trusted to do that, so we won't see it in Saturday

Fair enough - i think from memory speight defended at 13 to allow Foley to go back.

I think the Irish kicking game poses more of a threat than what is happening at 13. But really wing could be any one of Speight, Morahan etc.

Just depends on what the Wallaby coaches identify as the biggest threat by Ireland ultimately.
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If Sexton is injured, who is the Irish reserve 10, and what are their strengths?
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Defence is not the only factor in deciding the final composition of the team. Attack is also fairly important, shirley?


It would be nice to score more tries than the opposition.
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wamberal99 wrote:Defence is not the only factor in deciding the final composition of the team. Attack is also fairly important, shirley?


It would be nice to score more tries than the opposition.
Ahh, the Chiefs rugby tactic handbook. Who cares if the opposition scores 50 points if we score 60.
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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
749a wrote:Foley will be in the back 3 in defence like our 10 does every game. So one of DHP, Izzy or Morahan have to defend in the line, probably at 13.

I don't think any of them are trusted to do that, so we won't see it in Saturday

Fair enough - i think from memory speight defended at 13 to allow Foley to go back.

I think the Irish kicking game poses more of a threat than what is happening at 13. But really wing could be any one of Speight, Morahan etc.

Just depends on what the Wallaby coaches identify as the biggest threat by Ireland ultimately.
Speight on the weekend, Hodge before that, Horne, Tomane, and AAC previously.

Like I said, I think it would be great to watch but can't see Cheika and (especially) Grey changing the structure to make it happen.
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9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Speight
12. Hodges
13. TK
14. DHP
15. Folau


Love him or hate him, Speight is also a good defender, Naivalu a bit RAW but I expect him on the bench with Morahan to come in for speight and DHP in the last 10mins..
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749a wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
749a wrote:Foley will be in the back 3 in defence like our 10 does every game. So one of DHP, Izzy or Morahan have to defend in the line, probably at 13.

I don't think any of them are trusted to do that, so we won't see it in Saturday

Fair enough - i think from memory speight defended at 13 to allow Foley to go back.

I think the Irish kicking game poses more of a threat than what is happening at 13. But really wing could be any one of Speight, Morahan etc.

Just depends on what the Wallaby coaches identify as the biggest threat by Ireland ultimately.
Speight on the weekend, Hodge before that, Horne, Tomane, and AAC previously.

Like I said, I think it would be great to watch but can't see Cheika and (especially) Grey changing the structure to make it happen.

I can just see Ireland targeting Foley all day long with high balls....he jags about 1 in 10 when trying to diffuse them
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Farva wrote:
wamberal99 wrote:Defence is not the only factor in deciding the final composition of the team. Attack is also fairly important, shirley?


It would be nice to score more tries than the opposition.
Ahh, the Chiefs rugby tactic handbook. Who cares if the opposition scores 50 points if we score 60.
My favourite handbook tbf. I'd love it if Australia played like that.
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comets wrote:9. Genia
10. Foley
11. Speight
12. Hodges
13. TK
14. DHP
15. Folau


Love him or hate him, Speight is also a good defender, Naivalu a bit RAW but I expect him on the bench with Morahan to come in for speight and DHP in the last 10mins..
I cant see both Morahan and Naivalu selected on the bench. It will be one or the other. I think with either Cooper or Godwin.
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Hopefully the spirit of this game will be better than our last.
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Floppykid wrote:Hopefully the spirit of this game will be better than our last.
I think we can all agree it will. But only if Ireland win.
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Aus by 22
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Thomas wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Hopefully the spirit of this game will be better than our last.
I think we can all agree it will. But only if Ireland win.
Very good T.

Be funny if Big Willy gets on the pitch. Don't think he'll make the match day team - but he's a walking (or flopping, or diving) penalty who quite likes the physicality...

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Dumbledore wrote:
EverReady wrote:Get off our thread you filthy cûnts
:lol: :lol: Dreaming
Bloody hell, you're actually getting worse.

I love watching the Wallaby games. Always have done. They are our closest neighbours and we both love to beat each other, always. Why then, should we be excluded from your game threads?

You and a couple of your cohorts seem to despise NZers so much it appears to me that the 'Fuck off we're full' slogan is actually a lot closer to the psyche than is realised at times.

And yeah, nah, laughing smilies don't make your intent any less vitriolic, for want of a better word.
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kiwigreg369 wrote:
Thomas wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Hopefully the spirit of this game will be better than our last.
I think we can all agree it will. But only if Ireland win.
Very good T.

Be funny if Big Willy gets on the pitch. Don't think he'll make the match day team - but he's a walking (or flopping, or diving) penalty who quite likes the physicality...

KG
He was okay on the weekend when he wombled on.

With Coleman out, they need someone with bulk. He'll be on the bench again (maybe).
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Thomas wrote:
kiwigreg369 wrote:
Thomas wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Hopefully the spirit of this game will be better than our last.
I think we can all agree it will. But only if Ireland win.
Very good T.

Be funny if Big Willy gets on the pitch. Don't think he'll make the match day team - but he's a walking (or flopping, or diving) penalty who quite likes the physicality...

KG
He was okay on the weekend when he wombled on.

With Coleman out, they need someone with bulk. He'll be on the bench again (maybe).
I agree - he did play well for the last bit - hit the ball up really well.
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Thomas wrote:I reckon Sefa did everything possible to bump Speight from his spot on the weekend. He was everywhere.

Falool at full back with Dane Two-Dads and Sefa on either wing.

Centres will be either Hodgey or Godwin with TK. Here's hoping TK can put together both a great attacking AND defensive display.

Yep. All of this. Hodge is a definite for 12.
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Enzedder wrote:Don't tackle them Oz. They'll cry to the refs and citing officer
Dont look to us for support
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grievous wrote:
Enzedder wrote:Don't tackle them Oz. They'll cry to the refs and citing officer
Dont look to us for support
Expect lots of bitter kiwis in this thread. :lol:
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