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RWC 2015 Semi Final 1 - NZ vs RSA Twickenham

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by aeneas, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. ACT Crusader Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Blue - what abut Lambie to fullback?
  2. ACT Crusader Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Serfontein is a good young player that plays in the centres
  3. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    You're right, that would be a good choice.
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  4. Brisbok Cyril Towers (30)

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    Meyer seems to have ignored this as an option. Doesn't offer as much as Willie on attack, but is a lot more solid under the high ball and has a much more reliable kicking game. Willie has been a real weakness at the back at times this year and has not been providing much attacking flair either.
  5. EatSleepDrinkRuck Larry Dwyer (12)

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    You're almost certainly right but the scariest part of the ABs attack is their short offload game - it accounted for most of the points that weren't directly off the Savea-bus against France.

    Those short offloads won't (*shouldn't - you bastards always amaze me) work in the wet and could be a source of turnover ball or scoop'n'score for the Boks.
  6. Mr Doug Dick Tooth (41)

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    Given that the 'Lad from Limpopo' is 38 years and five months old, will this be Victor's second-last Rugby international?
  7. chasmac Dave Cowper (27)

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  8. aeneas Tom Lawton (22)

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    All Blacks by 10.
  9. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Lambie's kicking out of hand is a worry and he is small for the high ball.

    Serfontein surely will future somewhere in this test in 12 or 13.

    Cant see the Bokke have any change. All Blacks by 50 easily.
  10. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Nah, sniper got him, how else do you explain a bloke ambling in the general direction of a maul then just falling over for no apparent reason. Sniper got him for sure :)
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  11. Mank Ted Thorn (20)

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    Replying to a couple of points. If you had asked the question about Willie two years ago, no problem. He's always made errors but contributed more positives. At the moment though, something isn't working. I like team stability, so can understand his selection but he needs to play a blinder soon. I disagree with Paarl about Lambie's kicking out of hand. I think it's probably better than Willie (every time Willie kicks I close my eyes waiting to see if it's out on the full). If Willie plays well he can be our game changer and we need one of those. So I can see arguments for and against.

    Regarding the weather, I've never been too sure if wet weather really favours the Boks. Sure, in theory it favours out game plan, but apart from Cape Town, most of South Africa has dry winters. Our players are not as used to wet conditions and we tend to make a lot if errors. NZ is wetter in the rugby season than SA I'd expect.

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  12. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Just saw a William Hill Australia "sports update" during 9 News, they're offering $4.00 on the Boks. I've never bet against the AB (or for that matter Canterbury (in any sport), Crusaders or 'nua) & I'm not about to start but fuck me that's just insane & sooooo tempting.......
  13. Dewald Nel Cyril Towers (30)

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  14. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    For some reason before the tournament Meyer said that Lambie is going as an out and out 10.

    I have no idea why as he has done well at 15 in the past.

    Then the went and bloody picked Kirchner as the backup 15.
  15. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    No smaller than Willie. And Willie has kicked like shite. He has done most things really poorly all year.
  16. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    He was injured and therefore not part of the original squad. Meyer likes him. Some still feel that De Allende / Serfontein is the better combination but they have noir had time together. If Willie does not get his shit together next year I think we might see Kriel at 15 as a long term Bok option.
  17. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    Serfontein. He was very good in 13 last year but spent most of this year on the sidelines.
  18. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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  19. Dewald Nel Cyril Towers (30)

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    I am shitting myself knowing that he's our last line of defence. He tackles like the fairy godmother. At least Kirchner and Lambie have always been good defenders.
  20. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    please dont mention the name Kirschner. He is neither here nor there , in fact nowhere.

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