Asterix beside Boks last RWC win?

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Irish pundit Neil Francis thinks so....

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/former-i ... -steroids/
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The Gaul????
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I wonder what new insights this article from November 2019 has ...
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Irish what?
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This should be on the Franno thread
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What sort of jerk would post this shite?
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mr bungle wrote:What sort of jerk would post this shite?
He's just trying to getafix
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Yup, he’s doing it Justforkix.
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terryfinch wrote:Irish pundit Neil Francis thinks so....

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/former-i ... -steroids/
I know you’re probably getting bored during lockdown but I’m not sure why you’re bringing this article up now . It was published last November and well covered at the time
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I'm expecting a cacofonix of outrage from the Yarpies
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RuggaBugga wrote:
mr bungle wrote:What sort of jerk would post this shite?
He's just trying to getafix
I'm not bothering to read the link but are there any Vitalstatistix in the story to back up the argument?
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Would answer a few questions, let's face it, we have all been asking.

Just the other day even 6 of my Saffer pals came up to me crying and with doubt in their eyes pleading "Did we really deserve to win? Or was it like that other time at home against you guys?"

Obviously I said "Yes you did. Your team is great"

And gave them a man hug.

This was obviously pre-lockdown
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Serious question though.

What testing procedures are in place DURING a world cup? If any?

And is this left up to the individual unions?

Could rugby legitimatly have a problem?
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Dark wrote:Would answer a few questions, let's face it, we have all been asking.

Just the other day even 6 of my Saffer pals came up to me crying and with doubt in their eyes pleading "Did we really deserve to win? Or was it like that other time at home against you guys?"

Obviously I said "Yes you did. Your team is great"

And gave them a man hug.

This was obviously pre-lockdown
I reckon the fact they lost to their arch rivals NZL in that world cup would have left a bitter taste. They were pretty lucky to get knocked into the easy side of the draw. Had France not elbowed that cu'nt they probably would have struggled to over come them too.
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Dark wrote:Would answer a few questions, let's face it, we have all been asking.

Just the other day even 6 of my Saffer pals came up to me crying and with doubt in their eyes pleading "Did we really deserve to win? Or was it like that other time at home against you guys?"

Obviously I said "Yes you did. Your team is great"

And gave them a man hug.

This was obviously pre-lockdown
There's always one that wants to be an impedimenta
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blackblackblack wrote:
Dark wrote:Would answer a few questions, let's face it, we have all been asking.

Just the other day even 6 of my Saffer pals came up to me crying and with doubt in their eyes pleading "Did we really deserve to win? Or was it like that other time at home against you guys?"

Obviously I said "Yes you did. Your team is great"

And gave them a man hug.

This was obviously pre-lockdown
There's always one that wants to be an impedimenta
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I'm not laughing with you...
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blackblackblack wrote:I'm not laughing with you...
Makes up for me laughing at you
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yeah ok, sure.
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Makes me feel really unhygienix saying this,but I agree with Neil Francis. :?
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Obelix shirley?
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Roid Boks
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Obelix shirley?

Or could be Getafix ?

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Threads like this make my day. Especially as I watched the final again last night and it gets better every time.
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assfly wrote:Threads like this make my day. Especially as I watched the final again last night and it gets better every time.
It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
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mr bungle wrote:It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
It really was. Looking back we dominated so much of the game. Which still baffles me when you consider what England did to New Zealand the previous week.
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mr bungle wrote:
assfly wrote:Threads like this make my day. Especially as I watched the final again last night and it gets better every time.
It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
Too comprehensive...that's why there's doubt.
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assfly wrote:
mr bungle wrote:It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
It really was. Looking back we dominated so much of the game. Which still baffles me when you consider what England did to New Zealand the previous week.
But that's classic sport, don't know why it baffles you? England played a game against us, like we've never really had to endure in recent memory. The score flattered us. Next week they couldn't lift anywhere near the same standard, not many teams can.

Likewise NZ played brilliantly against Ireland then came the semi...
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As a man with English in-laws, I loved that game and how comprehensive the win was. Asterisk be damned, they’ll never take that feeling away from me.
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JB1981 wrote:As a man with English in-laws, I loved that game and how comprehensive the win was. Asterisk be damned, they’ll never take that feeling away from me.
I was out of my seat doing a fist pump when Mapimpi scored that first try

Bokke have many pride
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It didn't feel real until I saw the engraver. Then I knew I wasn't dreaming.
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naki wrote:
JB1981 wrote:As a man with English in-laws, I loved that game and how comprehensive the win was. Asterisk be damned, they’ll never take that feeling away from me.
I was out of my seat doing a fist pump when Mapimpi scored that first try

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So you are francois pienaar?
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mr bungle wrote:
assfly wrote:
mr bungle wrote:It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
It really was. Looking back we dominated so much of the game. Which still baffles me when you consider what England did to New Zealand the previous week.
But that's classic sport, don't know why it baffles you? England played a game against us, like we've never really had to endure in recent memory. The score flattered us. Next week they couldn't lift anywhere near the same standard, not many teams can.

Likewise NZ played brilliantly against Ireland then came the semi...
Without wanting to take anything away from the English performance on the day, the ABs didn't seem to have their heads in the game. They fell off regulation tackles at the start of the game, and then unlike previous matches, didn't mix up their tactics when it should have been obvious that England had the measure of plan A.

England may have had the measure of plan B as well, but we never got the chance to find out.

England's head space seemed similar in the final.

Which is my long winded way of saying putting two blinders together in a row seems to be quite rare.
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mr bungle wrote:
assfly wrote:
mr bungle wrote:It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
It really was. Looking back we dominated so much of the game. Which still baffles me when you consider what England did to New Zealand the previous week.
But that's classic sport, don't know why it baffles you? England played a game against us, like we've never really had to endure in recent memory. The score flattered us. Next week they couldn't lift anywhere near the same standard, not many teams can.

Likewise NZ played brilliantly against Ireland then came the semi...
Yeah, seems a pretty common pattern.

1999. France Peaked in the semi, collapsed in the final.

2003. England peaked in the semi against France and stumbled over the line in the final.

2007. France peaked in the quarter and collapsed in the semi.

2011, you guys peaked against us in the semi and just held on to win the final.

2015, you had a massive quarter and struggled in the semi. You were back on come final time.

2019. Again you had a massive quarter, but this team was not the 2015 vintage and you couldn't win ugly the following week. Same for England. They peaked in the semi and couldn't get it done in the final.

Only great team manage to win those games they should have lost. England 2003, NZ 2015.
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assfly wrote:Threads like this make my day. Especially as I watched the final again last night and it gets better every time.
Go watch the pool games and humble yourself. :P
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Peaches wrote:Image

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Fat Old Git wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
assfly wrote:
mr bungle wrote:It was a pretty comprehensive win in the final.
It really was. Looking back we dominated so much of the game. Which still baffles me when you consider what England did to New Zealand the previous week.
But that's classic sport, don't know why it baffles you? England played a game against us, like we've never really had to endure in recent memory. The score flattered us. Next week they couldn't lift anywhere near the same standard, not many teams can.

Likewise NZ played brilliantly against Ireland then came the semi...
Without wanting to take anything away from the English performance on the day, the ABs didn't seem to have their heads in the game. They fell off regulation tackles at the start of the game, and then unlike previous matches, didn't mix up their tactics when it should have been obvious that England had the measure of plan A.

England may have had the measure of plan B as well, but we never got the chance to find out.

England's head space seemed similar in the final.

Which is my long winded way of saying putting two blinders together in a row seems to be quite rare.
I think you need to add in the fact that England are a fast start side - weather (or nullify) the early storm and England are a much easier side to beat. NZ didn't manage it and England got their tails and the confidence up, South Africa bettered it as they often do (helped by the injury to Sinkler IMO) and they are the worst opposition for Englands style of play. England for some reason have a slightly weak mindset when under the cosh and can struggle to adjust.

New Zealand's game seems to lend itself to struggling (relatively speaking) against the way that England have developed their gameplan - Thats not to say that England are a better side or will win any one-off game against NZ but its just a weird combination of things - 4 dimensional chess :lol: .
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Peaches wrote:Image
Seen more impressive physiques at Mardi Gras.
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Kahu wrote:
Peaches wrote:Image
Seen more impressive physiques at Mardi Gras.
Yeah bro?
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