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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.

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  1. EatSleepDrinkRuck Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Respectfully disagree Groucho, I think the form that Hooper et. al have shown for the Wallabies has been more obvious due to the epic battles they have been involved in. The Form of the Darkness players hasn't been obvious because the RSA 1st half was the only real test for them.

    Also I don't think France were that terrible to start with. The Darkness played them into a state of terribilosity that produced the result we saw.
    The exception to that is Savea - I've seen him called a flat-track bully which I feel is putting it a bit strong but he does seem to be better at finishing a team than breaking a strong team open.
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  2. Micheal John Solomon (38)

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    Anyone know how the latest on the situation of Giteau, Sio and Folau?

    Also, I can't wait until we have a scrum 5m out, Darkness feed. The 8 men in Gold upfront place an immense amount of pressure on the ABs, Kieran has to take it from the base. Hooper 'Schalk Burgers' him into his own goal, Wallabies scrum 5m out. Repeated infringements, penalty try for the Wallabies.

    You heard it here first.
  3. Bullrush Jim Lenehan (48)

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    LOL - already?!? :)
  4. Samson Herbert Moran (7)

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    Seriously how fucking long is this week

    Well Pfitzy , the week leading up to my 5th birthday took a month, this week is putting that in the shade.
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  5. FilthRugby Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Kiwi lost a bet? 12195763_1226815240665653_4273620633462886823_n.jpg
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  6. Tahtrajic Sydney Middleton (9)

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    You just had to go there Tex didn't you.
    Thanks you just brought up BAD memories. I used months worth of credit with She Who Must Be Obayed to grab a last minute ticket and paid too much. Then that Pommy B kicked that feild goal and to top it off I rolled home into SWMBO dealing with the 5y boy chucking all night up like he'd been the one drowning his sorrows.
    Not a nice flash back.
  7. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    PTSD hotline stuff right there.

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  8. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    Schoolteacher, no thanks! Just involved with the kids rugby here. The kids had a blast that day, the highlight was definitely after the training run when they got to chase all the players up the fenceline and get their autographs and photos with them. My youngest didn't even know who Fanga was but got his pic with him and his autograph and now he's his favourite Tahs player!

    So the Eddy it is for you. I'm inclined to stay at home, the rugby pub is open but the loig pub up the road will shut and all the ferals will no doubt head on down to ingest some more alcohol and not give a shit about the rugby.
  9. terry j Ron Walden (29)

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    Well good onya for helping the kids out.

    just got back from town, the knickerbocker is NOT open and NOT showing the game at all. (learnt a bit about how the pubs work actually, the knickerbocker is not one of the allowed 'late closers')

    The eddy is a late opener. They are having a 'halloween party' with bands and music, that will prob keep going until 5 am he reckons. So, 'because we are already open, we will turn all the tvs to the rugby'.

    He could not even tell me if the doors closed at a given time, eg if you're not in by two then bad luck. Even then, he 'planned' to close off the doors to the lounge to help keep the halloween noise out. But, as the bosses are at Hamilton Island he was not even certain he would be allowed to do that and would not know till some time saturday.

    So personally am going to give that hit and miss affair a wide berth.

    Home it is and go the wobs
  10. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Haha the pub response is hit and miss then.

    Talking from Balmain. I'm having a beer at the Cricketers and there are blokes working all over the place putting RWC Final bunting.

    Dicks isn't but I here the Balmain is.

    Dry Dock is open and I think the London is too. There will be more.

    Might even watch this one at the pub. :)
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  11. ACT Crusader Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Second and third times as well...

    ABs seen at local fish n chips shop taking selfies and having a laugh. They already know the Qantas Unbackable Wallabies have it in the bag and they're just enjoying the week.
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  12. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I was working in London at the time. I started work at 7:00am. By the time I got there my office was wall papered including the ceiling, with life size posters of Wilkinson and "the kick". How the fuck did they manage that?

    I was impressed, but no, I wasn't thankful.
  13. redstragic Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Gaaaah!! I just watched the 2003 final replay. Gonna need a lot of beer to repress these feelings down deep again.
  14. Dewald Nel Cyril Towers (30)

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  15. Mr Doug Dick Tooth (41)

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    How good is the media coverage of Australian Rugby this week? (At least on the East Coast). Some excellent articles by Wayne Smith in The Australian newspaper each day, plenty of photos in the Sports sections, plus a front page photo of the captains and "Bill", on Tuesday.
    A good story and photos of Simmons and Slipper in the Gold Coast Bulletin on Wednesday, (they were both members of the Qld GPS premiership-winning First XV in 2006, whilst at The Southport School).
    Plenty of coverage on TV news, including ABC, 7, 9, and 10.
    Sadly, it will all end soon!
  16. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    They probably did it the night before - much easier to rip down in the event of losing.
  17. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Yeah I wondered. But it was posters of the kick. The actual kick. Clever.
  18. the sabanator Ron Walden (29)

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    It'd be nice if this all flowed on to some genuine buzz around Super Rugby and the tests next year but I think our ship has sailed.
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  19. BDA Peter Johnson (47)

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    Well that depends if we win on sunday. If we're world champs there'll be a heap of buzz surrounding the start of next year's june test series
  20. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    After the Bledisloe win in 1999 I saw a guy holding a sign at Wynyard saying "The Wallabies are the Greatest Rugby Team Ever" while three blokes who were clearly his mates stood off to the side pissing themselves laughing.

    People are walking past, giving him thumbs up and "good onya mate!" etc.

    He was laughing, but I don't think he was that amused - got a bit closer and he was saying he'd get them back in a broad Kiwi accent ;)
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