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Bledisloe # 3 - Saturday 31st October, ANZ Stadium

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by KOB1987, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Robbie Deans' Wallabies were pretty great defenders.. especially 2011-12.
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  2. TSR John Thornett (49)

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    Yeah - it unfortunately whenever they won the ball back they gave it back with a dropped ball or a shit house kick.
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  3. cyclopath Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    I've seen your side-step. Well, I've seen what Quade did to it.:D
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  4. Ignoto Chilla Wilson (44)

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    The Darkness would put Dan Carter on the wing and look how well that turned out for them.

    Deane's system wasn't that bad. It's the Nathan Grey system that has been our biggest downfall. Hell, Rennie even acknowledged you have to keep the ABs to 16 or less. Cheika and Grey were happy to let 30+ scores run up.
  5. Rugbynutter39 Paul McLean (56)

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    I did not think banks was a test player before selected as not seen evidence as playmaker to make something happen - still not seen that with his 2 tests. Something would have to change to convince me he is our test 15 solution.
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  6. RebelYell Ron Walden (29)

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    Had a bit of fun this morning with Jim Tucker & Scott Higginbotham.
  7. The Nomad Bill McLean (32)

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    Because he offers some much needed spark and presents a different picture to the AB’s rather than just more of the same but not quite as good that you get with Gordon .

    If you are going to replace your 9 with fresh legs you want the energy to increase . Didn’t see that happen in either of the first two games , in fact if anything , the threat at the back of the ruck decreased. In both games think we would have been better served leaving White on for the duration.

    Doubt a box kick is going to win it for us in the final minutes of the game .
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  8. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    Good work mate. Didn't realise how connected you were to the Rebels - probably one of the few of us who actually has an informed opinion.
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  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think that undersells Gordon's ability as a ball runner and playmaker. He's more alike to McDermott in that regard than any of the other halfbacks in the squad.

    It perhaps points more to the step up in test rugby and that the Wallabies were getting pretty well beaten in the second Bledisloe.

    Hopefully McDermott can offer more and hopefully the game situation doesn't mean that his inferior kicking game is an issue.
  10. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    So apparently it's all rain and thunderstorms tomorrow, but it's pretty clear and sunny at the moment.
  11. Up the Guts Mark Ella (57)

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    Oh wow, didn’t realise that you were the host. Great work, went to look at the first five minutes and ended up watching the whole chat.
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  12. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    Interesting hey. I've been impressed by our tall timber so far but both Higgers & Tucker wanted to bring back more locks over Kerevi or Latu. Also I liked that Higgers had wraps on Neville, can't say I've ever rated him but good to know someone does.
  13. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    Wasn't his great criticism that he played low risk rugby?
  14. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    I'd say Neville was very unlucky not to make the Wallaby squad....

    He made a huge difference to the Brumbies set piece this year.
  15. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    I reckon it's coz he's 31.
  16. Silverado Arch Winning (36)

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    Good stuff:)
  17. Namerican Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Banks made few errors, good aerial work and kicking. He wouldn't be a terrible fullback in a game with non-stop kicking, but that is not the ABs and he didn't show much on the ground, so not hard to understand that he is out. DHP can sometimes make things happen with the ball, by contrast, and is also good in the aerial game.

    I thought Gordon seemed to get the ball out slllllow. Was not a fan. Noticeable drop off, even with fresher legs than White. Same thing as Banks. If you want a reliable kick game guy then sure. But he's going to be coming on behind in the score against the ABs so what use is box kicking?

    Tupou and AAA order of appearance doesn't seem too important as they were basically splitting the game anyways.

    I can't understand why Hannigan is always playing. He must show up well statistically or something. Call me old school, but I hate the sight of a 6 getting outmuscled as it is just demoralizing.
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  18. Up the Guts Mark Ella (57)

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    Yep, Higgers' premium on experience was something I found very interesting. We probably don't realise its importance from the sidelines. The way he talked about Simmons also reinforced the reports of the playing group rating him very highly.
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  19. RebelYell Ron Walden (29)

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    Thanks for the kind words. A lot of fun.
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  20. The Phoenix Stan Wickham (3)

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    Really would have liked to have Hamish Stewart in the squad at this stage - great defender and distributor at 12, can kick and can over 10.
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