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Australia v New Zealand - Sydney 16 Aug

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Scrubber2050, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. jollyswagman Ron Walden (29)

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    Post of the year! Absolute classic! Thanks for the laugh.
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  2. Bomber Harris Chris McKivat (8)

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    So let's sink the last few bucks into the NRC
  3. Pete King Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    disagree I think the wet weather played into the all blacks hands more then any home ground advantage would have. tipping next wekk to go to the wire as well. Also believe that Ewen should stick with beale at 10
  4. The Red Baron Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I totally agree. Tonight was a classical arm wrestle. There may have been no tries scored, and the game ended in a draw, but I was glued to my couch the whole time.
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  5. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Positives.

    Hooper was immense.
    Slipper was immense.
    Scrum was great.
    I thought Horne was great too.
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  6. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    He pretty much has to. You can't take a punt and put Beale at 10 then after he has an ordinary game in tough conditions, drop him again. If he was worth the punt, Link has to give him a few games there.
  7. Pete King Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    best result against nz in along time and everyone has daggers out for Ewen and reading the last right for fuck sake. missed opportunity for sure but an improvement
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  8. ACT Crusader Peter Johnson (47)

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    Eh? Did you miss the Coles 70 metre sprint, regather, brush off of a would-be defender and pass to his centre?

    Play of the game.

    The ABs suffered when he went off, his work around the park and LO throwing was on song.

    Meanwhile OZ hooker spent most of it on his puku at scrum time :)
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  9. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Charles was better than Coles but yeah that was a good play. Pretty sure that pretty kick he was chasing was off the boot of Charles also which is a weird tidbit.
  10. Hammeroid Herbert Moran (7)

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    Keep Beale at 10 at Eden park. The backs were never going to be any good in this weather. If dry next week, we could be in for a cracker
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  11. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    You know Eden Park is in Auckland right? ;)
  12. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Didn't he drop Toomua after his ordinary debut at 10 against the ABs?
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  13. ACT Crusader Peter Johnson (47)

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    I actually think the wet weather really disadvantaged us.

    Cruden, Fekitoa, Ben Smith (at fullback) and Jane is a dry track backline.

    Carter, Conrad and Dagg (at fullback) are a lot more proficient in the heavy track especially Carter and Dagg with their superior kicking games to Cruden and Smith respectively.
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  14. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Not sure mate.
  15. Marcelo Ken Catchpole (46)

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    How can you be happy? They missed a unique opportunity!

    Without Woodcock
    Without Dan Carter
    Without Conrad Smith
    Cruden was very poor
    Without a right wing (I think Hansen will replace Jane by Piutau or Dagg, he was very poor tonight)
    Without Nonu on the second half
    2 yellow cards for ABs at the same game.

    I can't believe it! I'm not sure when it will be repeated a chance like this. Worst of all is that we had the players to win the game, but Link chose to experiment :mad:
  16. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    It wasn't a statement.

    Did you miss the question mark?
  17. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    No. Phipps constantly made wrong decisions, running one side of the ruck and having to pass to the other when he belatedly realised he had no support.
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  18. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My assessment included Old Man River's time at #2 as well. A rather unforgettable performance from him.

    The byplay - Charles kick through to Coles tidy up in cover defence was impressive efforts from both Hookers.

    I still don't really understand why Shag took Coles off.
  19. Pete King Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    if you were unhappy with tonight id hate to of been around u the last few years when we have been getting beat by 15 plus consistently
  20. Bairdy Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    If it was dry, they would've been chasing kicks like they did tonight.

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