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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. southsider Arch Winning (36)

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    Hardly comparable half the players savea has been up against this World Cup would struggle to make a super rugby team.
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  2. Lindommer Steve Williams (59)

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    If Folau's not 98% fit I sincerely hope he's not selected. In that case Beale must start and a reserve back spot becomes available. The attacking capabilities of the ABs back 3 scare shit out of me, maybe Horne's the man for the job. He does cover 11/12/13/14 so he's a pretty useful reserve.
  3. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Nothing in Balmain that I know of. Three Weeds, Dicks, Exchange are the usual culprits but pretty sure they are not staying open.

    I saw a billboard advertising this mornings game closer to Newtown. Can't remember the name of the pub though.

    Remember as well that the City and Cross are dead due to the lock down laws. Somewhere in Newtown would be my start on the hunt. Gymea and Harlequin are advertising it, don't know the pub though nor if it's just replays.
  4. Lindommer Steve Williams (59)

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    The Balmain Hotel on Mullens Street's the watering hole for the Balmain Rugby Club, give them a try.
  5. Bullrush Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Ummm...I don't think Mitchell's opposition has been that much better.
  6. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Try the Mosman Club. They have been good supporters of #BringBackBill
  7. terry j Ron Walden (29)

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    excellent work guys, many thanks. Keep 'em coming

    and go the wallabieeeeees
  8. Seb V Tony Shaw (54)

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    We can't drop Folau. give the guy a break. He breaks the line like no other player we have in the team and he has done that consistently for the last 2 years. Beale has been sharp for some weeks now but he's a completely different type of player to Folau.

    Falou still managed to break the line last night and teamed up well with Kuridrani. God damn that was good to see those 2 blokes carving up together for once.

    If he knocked those kicks off his game wouldn't have been nearly as bad. Plus another weeks rest on the ankle should do him good. How rarely does he play 2 poor games in a row? Never until now.
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  9. southsider Arch Winning (36)

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    Group of death, ring any bells? Followed by Scotland and Argentina. Meanwhile old mate savea had to deal with the rugby juggernauts that are Tonga, Romania and Georgia. Only quality team in the pool was Argentina while you played a woeful France in the quarters then SA in the semis

    Give yourself a uppercut if you think the quality of opposition savea faced is similar to what mitchell has. Savea has had overall a bad year defensively, bumping up the stats by playing pool games against a bunch of minnows doesn't fix that
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  10. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    Why is there no dislike button?
  11. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    Yes, he's more of a potplant than a turnstile.
  12. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    It looks like that because his elbow is invisible.
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  13. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    Savea strikes me as a wee bit of a flat track bully.

    I don't know, maybe it's the domestic assault charges or the insights from teammates that he's prone to throwing tantrums, but when things aren't going his way I don't think he's necessarily the best proponent of changing his fortunes. Graft and hardwork, etc.

    Not for second am I doubting just how fucking brutal he is in attack and defense (provided he manages to get a hit on), but there's just something about him that rubs me wrong.

    Target the big fucker with kicks and make him earn his metres.
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  14. Bullrush Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Did Mitchell start all those games? And the so called 'Pool of Death' hardly lived up to it's name after all the hype. If France were 'woeful', Wales and England weren't too far behind.

    65% is a pretty average stat and I would put NMS up against any of the wingers Mitchell has had to face so far.
  15. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    Things they're better at:

    ● Attack (see France)
    ● Lineout
    ● Goalkicking
    ● Haka (especially the one with the throat-slitting gesture)
    ● Forming arrowhead formations
    ● Being very serious

    Things we're better at:

    ● Defence
    ● Scrum (if Scotty Sio's fit)
    ● Breakdown
    ● Winning World Cups in the United Kingdom
    ● Sex
    ● Mining
    ● Rugby foruming
    ● Self-deprecating humour
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  16. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    I don't think their goal kicking is better. Carter misses quite a few these days.
  17. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    How is it that Grant Fox, a current All Black selector, is told the identity of the referee before it is made public? And why does he then make it public? Was he told officially? Does he have a deep throat within the referees appointments ranks?

    It all sounds a little odd to me.:rolleyes:

    Fox says that the All Blacks were informed before the semi-final that Owens would be in charge of the next weekend's finale.

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/nigel-owens-referee-rugby-world-10326695
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  18. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    I'll be buggered. I think Qwerty51 might be a bloody Kiwi!
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  19. Groucho Greg Davis (50)

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    Speaking of rugby foruming, I just broke the habit of a lifetime (well, a couple of months) and went onto that Kiwi one. Woo. A combustible mixture of swagger and terror.
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  20. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    Same here. They're a fucking strange race when rugby is involved.

    Absolutely salt of the earth at all other times, but rugby triggers some masochistic morose response that just isn't warranted.

    Poor buggers, best in the world and struggle to truly enjoy it.

    Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
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