1. Welcome to the Green and Gold Rugby forums. As you can see we've upgraded the forums to new software. Your old logon details should work, just click the 'Login' button in the top right.

RWC 2015 Final - Australia v New Zealand, Twickenham, Sunday 1 November, 3:00 AEDT

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Hugh Jarse, Oct 26, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

    Likes Received:
    10,844
  2. Bairdy Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,226
    New Zealand by 40
    Dewald Nel likes this.
  3. kiap Mark Ella (57)

    Likes Received:
    3,753
  4. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

    Likes Received:
    3,163
    This is the New Zealand that beat Argentina 26-16, and squeaked past the Saffers 20-18? Hopefully our players aren't so girly as our fans!
    MHCS, Mr Doug, Tex and 4 others like this.
  5. Bairdy Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,226
    Just being skittish and realistic about our chances. I expect us to not be on the right side of the refereeing Saturday night.
    Groucho likes this.
  6. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

    Likes Received:
    7,780
    Do we overtake NZ in the rankings if we win? Anyone wanna do the maths.
  7. saulityvi Syd Malcolm (24)

    Likes Received:
    247
    Yes.
    BDA, Groucho and Rugbynutter39 like this.
  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

    Likes Received:
    6,028
    Current points NZ 92.89 Aus 90.93

    Aus win 15+ Aus 94.52 NZ 89.3
    Aus win 1-15 Aus 93.32 NZ 90.5
    NZ win 1-15 NZ 94.5 Aus 89.32
    NZ win 15+ NZ 95.3 Aus 88.52

    I've excluded the draw cos there can't be one.

    http://www.lassen.co.nz/pagmisc.php#hrh
    Tex, Jellic87 and Rugbynutter39 like this.
  9. zer0 Bob Davidson (42)

    Likes Received:
    1,806
    To no ones surprise, Nigel Owens will be reffing the final.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/...feree-the-all-blacks-in-rugby-world-cup-final
  10. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

    Likes Received:
    5,482
    This is going to be a long week.
    Tahtrajic, BDA, gel and 2 others like this.
  11. JJJ Vay Wilson (31)

    Likes Received:
    326
    Our guys looked pretty stuffed at the end. With an extra day to recover and an easier route to the final, I'd be quietly confident if I were a kiwi supporter.

    I'm hoping we'll scare them but I have a horrible feeling we'll see Bled #2, part 2.
  12. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

    Likes Received:
    5,482
    We've played the kiwis twice this year and it's one all. Neither team could beat the other away from home.

    On current form, AUS are playing better for mine. We've had a far tougher run to get this far and whilst we haven't pumped the big oppositions we've managed to do precisely what was needed to get the win in each case.
    NZ on the other hand appear to be struggling to find that top gear. Handling and discipline are letting them down but as always they are a team that can turn up and throw together a complete performance when needed so they can never be discounted.
    I think a lot of the time we struggle to beat the ABs because we lack the belief that we can; particularly in NZ.
    I feel that this game will be different. The RWC is a level playing field. Both teams have had to earn their ticket to the big dance. There's no easy way to do it.

    I have no idea what either teams injury status is but if both can put out close to their best XV then I would back AUS to take this one.
    todd4, Tahspark and Hawko like this.
  13. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

    Likes Received:
    9,496
    We need a week long ice bath or a clandestine meeting with Lance Armstrong to get us over the pool of death fatigue - win or lose this playing and coaching group have turned the Wallabies from a borderline farce to contenders in 12 months.
    I can cop that if I have to.
    TSR, The Pirate and Scoey like this.
  14. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

    Likes Received:
    6,028
    It also occurs to me that this will be the first RWC Final between the #1- & #2-ranked teams (even if you apply the rankings system retrospectively as the Lassen.co.nz site has done).
  15. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

    Likes Received:
    10,844
    Good Idea, but can't see it happening.
  16. Jellic87 Chris McKivat (8)

    Likes Received:
    80
    Richie McCaw was cleared earlier! A bit of common sense there! Would have been a tragedy if he was ruled out of his final game- a RWC final none the less over that!
    EatSleepDrinkRuck likes this.
  17. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

    Likes Received:
    10,844
  18. EatSleepDrinkRuck Larry Dwyer (12)

    Likes Received:
    210
    I'm glad Richie was let off - that elbow looks 50/50 to me but A) I like a bit of biff B) its the goddamn RWC final in what will be the last world cup of his career (as a player).

    Wallabies by 1 after Dean Mumm slots a penalty kick in extra time
    saulityvi and Jellic87 like this.
  19. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

    Likes Received:
    5,482
    Any thoughts on who the non-AUS or NZ fans might be getting behind for this one? Any NH fans on here able to chime in on which team is hated less?

    I genuinely hope they swing throughout the match and just get behind good Rugby no matter who is producing it.
    Brendan Hume likes this.
  20. Jellic87 Chris McKivat (8)

    Likes Received:
    80

    Absolutely, plus for us if you want to be the best you gotta beat the best and the AB's without Richie just wouldn't have been the same.
    Mr Doug likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page