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New Zealand vs Australia Oct 11 2020 Bledisloe Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Dismal Pillock, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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  2. gel Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Great match in difficult conditions. Enjoyed it immensely.
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  3. BDA Peter Johnson (47)

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    I will say I thought the ref stitched us up in the scrum. gave the All Blacks two free kicks on our feed before they even packed down. But the most telling moment was when the Wallabies had a clear push over scrum late in the game and he refused to give us a penalty. literally 2 minutes later the all blacks do the same thing and he puts the arm out. It was clear inconsistency for me.

    I thought the Wallabies deserved to win tbh
  4. Up the Guts Mark Ella (57)

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    Love the way Cane’s interviewer credits the Wallabies performance to Kiwi Rennie with no mention of the players. Kudos to Sam for saying the coach didn’t matter.
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  5. Drew Alfred Walker (16)

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  6. Silverado Arch Winning (36)

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    Wow. What a finsh. Welcome back Test rugby:)
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  7. Frenchy Frank Row (1)

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    In fairness, it wasn't a day for kickers. Conditions were atrocious and the AB missed just as many kicks
  8. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    A draw means that the first Bledisloe in Aus won’t be a dead rubber. Aus rugby is on baby
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  9. Rugby Head Chris McKivat (8)

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    Can Rob Simmons please move on from Aussie rugby? He had the ref barking in his ear from a metre away, yet couldn’t register in his head. Time for the new crop of players.
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  10. ACR Dick Tooth (41)

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    Yeah, could have been one down the other end too. And that was off the back off an unusual 'advantage'.

    AB's seemed underprepared for the conditions. Had no idea under the high ball first half. Serious lack of leadership at the end. It's pissing rain and 2m out. Keep it fucking tight!

    Drop Ioane, unforgivable shit that is. His arrogance after his first year has overstepped his talent. Bench the 10 that doesn't kick and pick the more talented 10 that doesn't kick.
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  11. redstragic Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Loved the attitude of the the Wobs, totally different vibe this year. Best moment for me was the boys following Hodges penalty kick and winning the ball back in front of the sticks. Loved the desperation.
  12. BDA Peter Johnson (47)

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    I'm expecting the All Blacks to bounce back next week

    Also a game like that surely can't hurt the ongoing contract negotiations for RA
  13. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    Also how good that we even could win that. We gave away some of the dumbest penalties, mindless kicking and shit passing. Ref bizarre calls and we still deserved the W. I’m liking it.
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  14. Up the Guts Mark Ella (57)

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    In the 2019 and 2017 wins we got off to very fast starts with the bounce of the ball going our way. We just ground them out and dominated physically for the majority of the match. Very good signs.
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  15. Dismal Pillock Tony Shaw (54)

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    Jesus that was squeaky bum time.

    15. Damian McKenzie. get this ragdoll fuckup merchant OUT of my All Black team.
    13. Rieko Ioane. throw the cnut in Cook Strait for that showpony bullshit
    11. George Bridge. ineffective passenger. NOT an All Black strike winger.
    8. Ardie Savea. zero impact. Owned.
    7. Sam Cane (c). is he really the captain? I think it might actually be TJ Perenara...
    6. Shannon Frizell. ffs. the opposite of impactful. Goes backwards on attack AND defence.
    5. Sam Whitelock. undynamic. running on fumes but the cupboard is bare.
    4. Patrick Tuipulotu. lilted, wilted and vanished at this level. Again.
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  16. BDA Peter Johnson (47)

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    Yeh honestly I cringed when I saw Simmons come on the field late in the game. That mindless penalty at the end was embarrassing
  17. Uh huh Alfred Walker (16)

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    Look as a general rule, coaches shouldn't make any career-ending decisions on the basis of one game, let alone the first game of the season. However, when a player has built a reputation over a decade for giving away dumb penalties, and then comes on and gives away a dumb penalty, costing his team a win against the best team in the world, it's hard to make the case that he shouldn't be fired (out of a cannon, into the sun).
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  18. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    Apparently advantage over. I never heard him call it till after the weasel strip though and one phase later is a bit rough. Some of the All Black knock on advantages he let run for quite a while.

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  19. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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  20. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    The ruck penalty was pretty poor.

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