All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

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handyman wrote:Choke on the way?
Not really a choke when England are evidently the better side.
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Cartman wrote:Farrell looks injured right?
Favouring his hammy, yeah.
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Pole wrote:
Beaver_Shark wrote:Did Retallick knee the guy in the ribs there?
Yes, missed though but definitely gave his ribs a good working over
Looked very dodgy. He's actually lucky that England won another penalty on that same ruck.
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Mounga is a liability in defence for the All Blacks
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EverReady wrote:
Akkerman wrote:masterful half
Nah. NZ like a different team as in a shit one
This. When they stand up and play in the second half it'll be game on. If England still lead after that they'll be deserved finalists.
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alliswell wrote:
Double wrote:
alliswell wrote:
Double wrote:
alliswell wrote:Was the NZ turnover there not ok too?
No, on the ground
What on the ground?
The AB player handling the ball
As in he gave the penalty for the NZ man initially holding it on the ground or he figured the second NZ chap was on the ground when he went to turn it over?
Think the penalty was given because the Eng player (Itoje?)turned it over on his feet, went to ground, then the NZ player already on the ground tried to get it back, which he can't.
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I know I know

But that first 100 seconds will replace all my early morning bookmarks
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someone find that dickhead from masterton and kick him in the nuts until that stupid tattoo falls off.
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KICK KICK KICK

with all the backline talent

Nice tactics New Zealand :lol:
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On the positives, Goodhue has been great. Kicking strategy is ok but execution and chase is off.
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Not what I was expecting from the AB's, when you are short of possession, I dont see the point of kicking it away, or getting tackled into touch. They are not protecting the ball like last week and their handling has let them dow. Retallick has had a mare so far.
Got to hand it to England they have scrambled well and are looking good. AB,s looked like they were starting to get back into it, but England always had an answer.

Early changes needed i think to break the line. Maybe Cane and SBW to come in early?
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Auckman wrote:
Grandpa wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:NZ JUST PLAY SOME BASIC RUGBY. GET DOWN THEIR END AND CARRY DIRECT.
Exactly... hold onto the ball.. make England tackle...
They are not getting the ball nearly enough. Getting wasted at lineout time, turned over at the ruck, and giving penalties away at scrum time.

England all over them. I'm afraid this semi-final is gone unless they think up some way to get their hands on the ball.

They've had enough possessions.

Pushed too many passes, gone out, or kicked it away without making England do any work.
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Norman Harvey wrote:
Masterji wrote:If England score next the game is over.
I don't agree
Ja, it's stupid. If England go 13-0 at 45 minutes then NZ score a try for 13-7 at 50 minutes, NZ are within a winning score. Wouldn't call a winner here until at least the 70th minute.
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JW on Tuilagi scoring:

"No need to wait for Youngs"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Wow really electric display by England. Irresistible. Well done to them. All Blacks trying hard but not alot they can do about this so far. NZ fans shouldn't start abusing them they are doing their best but England is just better at the moment.
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ScarfaceClaw wrote:So England vs Sefrica final. Go bokke.
We don't really care. We have a 100% record vs both in rwc finals.
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Auckman wrote:
Grandpa wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:NZ JUST PLAY SOME BASIC RUGBY. GET DOWN THEIR END AND CARRY DIRECT.
Exactly... hold onto the ball.. make England tackle...
They are not getting the ball nearly enough. Getting wasted at lineout time, turned over at the ruck, and giving penalties away at scrum time.

England all over them. I'm afraid this semi-final is gone unless they think up some way to get their hands on the ball.
The two kicks while in the English 22 were baffling
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Crazy shit :shock:
NZ not in the game. England strong
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Cane has to come on now.
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Need to have Slade put in one of his better displays here. Suppose we'll go to Ford, Tuilagi, Slade because they will have trained like that for Aus last week?
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Woodward being fair there and saying The disallowed try was correct (which i agree with)
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blackblackblack wrote:someone find that dickhead from masterton and kick him in the nuts until that stupid tattoo falls off.
:lol:
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I'm going to get a head start in drowning my sorrows. Apologies now if I say anything untoward.
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BlueThunder wrote:
handyman wrote:Choke on the way?
Not really a choke when England are evidently the better side.
It's no choke either way, close score both good sides.

England look awesome but aren't scoring, nz have loads left in the tank.
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BlueThunder wrote:
handyman wrote:Choke on the way?
Not really a choke when England are evidently the better side.

Yes a choke when the All Blacks don't play with any intelligence or respect.
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That missed tackle by Mo’unga on Daly in opening minute was shocking. England will target him all 2nd half.
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I fear we punch ourselves out without getting far enough ahead. This NZ team in the last 20mins could put 30 points on a side out of puff. Keep it up boys!
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naki wrote:Wow, England dominating on both sides of the ball.

Lucky to just be 10 points down

Hard to see a way back already
Oh bs. The way back is the AB just start fast accurate rugby.
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Sonny Blount wrote:
BlackMac wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
BlackMac wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:This f**king idiot ALl BLack team does nto deserve to win anything.

Get two passes and kick the ball back to 3 English.
Bloody hell. Fair weather supporter alert. :lol: :lol:

Open your eyes and watch the game.

We are getting humped. And half because we are not maintaining any pressure on England when we get a possession.
Yeah but don't be hysterical about it. They are against a decent team. You don't have a god given right to win every game by 50.

Ok. I'll just quietly sit and watch them lose.
Not what i'm saying mate, but come on, suggesting that a fabulous team like NZ don't deserve anything after a tough first half is a bit OTT. We all know they will pick it up second half. Just thank your lucky stars you werent born in Scotland.
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England forwards simply destroying the ABs can only hope they run out of steam.
We are barely making a dent ball in hand.
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Whatever happens over the next 40, this England side can go home feeling proud of themselves.
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argus wrote:
Auckman wrote:
Grandpa wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:NZ JUST PLAY SOME BASIC RUGBY. GET DOWN THEIR END AND CARRY DIRECT.
Exactly... hold onto the ball.. make England tackle...
They are not getting the ball nearly enough. Getting wasted at lineout time, turned over at the ruck, and giving penalties away at scrum time.

England all over them. I'm afraid this semi-final is gone unless they think up some way to get their hands on the ball.
The two kicks while in the English 22 were baffling
Aron Smith choking on a huge fat one!!
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The Barrett experiment hasn't worked. Cane on for the second half and hopefully can drag Savea back into the force he can be.
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Ted. wrote:I'm going to get a head start in drowning my sorrows. Apologies now if I say anything untoward.
Can you give us a pointer when you do please.
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Hopefully Farrell can come out ok on the second half. They've been carrying him going he makes it to HT
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England is wow :shock:

No way they lose this ...great stuff
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blackblackblack wrote:someone find that dickhead from masterton and kick him in the nuts until that stupid tattoo falls off.
Bit harsh on Sards ?!
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NZ 10 and 12 doing nothing. Don’t often see that.
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I don't think England has done enough with their dominance. ABs have been scrambling but are still in the game.
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naki wrote:Wow, England dominating on both sides of the ball.

Lucky to just be 10 points down

Hard to see a way back already
I see quite a few points in this second half as the players get fatigued. This game is in the balance.
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