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RWC 2019 1/4 Final England vs Australia

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Dismal Pillock, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Hasn't been announced yet. Most likely tomorrow I would say.
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  2. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Please don't be a Frenchman. Please don't be a Frenchman. Please don't be a Frenchman.
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  3. Mr Wobbly Arch Winning (36)

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    It's gonna be a Frenchman.
  4. Up the Guts Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Who else is there? French people + Nigel + O'Keefe are the only refs I can think of us having.
  5. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Ummmm. I see the Poite / Skeen combo on our horizon.
    I see one of these for Cheika.
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  6. Up the Guts Peter Sullivan (51)

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    ^^^
    Should put that on Skeen.
  7. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Built around attack but the only way they see the ball outside Kerevi is if he is stuck in a ruck. If that happens and TK gets his hands on it Koro and Petaia have Buckley’s chance of seeing it.

    JOC stays at 13. He’s the link dude who can feed the wingers.
  8. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    I think Naisarani is a world cup too early and does not have the maturity yet.
    I'd have Dempsey as the No 8 with Pocock & Hooper, or Pocock as 8 with Dempsey as 6, take your pick.
  9. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    I thought they were only using Frenchmen for this RWC.o_O
  10. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    A cynical coach would consider ensuring anyone whose head gets touched to stay down and roll around dazed.

    That appears to be the triggering criteria for Skeen et al to look back at what cause the issue
  11. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    That's a tough call. I think Naisa still makes more run metres then Dempsey, despite Dempsey's footwork. And Dempsey is making more errors. I feel he's a good 3-4 games off having some good form. Based on the international season I still feel Naisa has played better.
  12. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    That only gives us two proper lineout jumpers...

    We need Naisarani or LSL in there.
  13. chasmac Dave Cowper (27)

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    6. Dempsey
    7. Hooper
    8. Naisarani
    9. White
    10. CLL
    11. Koro
    12. Kerevi with instructions to pass / offload
    13. JOC
    14. Peitau with instructions to support Kerevi all day.
    15. DHP

    Gameplan - Give it to Folau ( just kidding !! )

    i) Field position via white / CLL / DHP with good chase from wingers. Need to eliminate their 3 point threat plus bring our lineout into play.
    ii) Win the gainline via Kerevi, Koro and Forwards.
    iii) Ball security; Commit an extra player to the ruck.
    iv) Defence will ultimately win it. They can strike from set piece, through the middle, out wide and off the boot.
    v ) No yellows
  14. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    We've really got to improve our timing and accuracy at the ruck. Too often we've been fractionally late or blown over the top of an uncontested ruck, allowing someone to swoop in a pilfer. Again, I watch the Japanese play and dream what our backline could do with that speed and delivery of ruck ball.
  15. chasmac Dave Cowper (27)

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    This could be addressed by putting an extra player into the ruck. Wales disrupted us through breakdown pressure (and side entry).
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  16. PhilClinton Ward Prentice (10)

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    I've seen a few people post similar remarks re Kerevi but I can't see him changing his instinctive playing style in the space of a week. He's had so much success with it at Soup level and still makes ground running it hard and straight at international level.

    Over the space of a season I could see him become a better passer but to ask him to change that tactic now is asking too much. For that reason I would have -


    10. CLL
    12. Toomua
    13. Kuridrani

    And Kerevi coming on to finish.
  17. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Kerevi will play. CLL just needs to cut him out at times bringing JOC and DHP into the game, and of course we need to get the pill to the wings. Kerevi has been well contained so far. He might be due a blinder?
  18. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    If Kerevi and the whole team are not due a blinder it will be the last game for quite a few of them, in national colours. That should be pretty good motivation, I would have thought.
  19. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    Soccer syndrome. To be fair, most people claim that soccer is better off with the theatrics and not the legbreakers that used to plague that sport. Probably the case for Rugby.
  20. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Interesting to see how far (?) we have come in four years
    For the game against England

    2015
    Sio Moore Kepu
    Douglas Simmons
    Fardy Hooper Pocock

    Genia Foley
    Horne Giteau Kurindrani AAC
    Izzy

    2019 Probables
    Sio Latu AAA
    Rodda Arnold
    Pocock Hooper Naisarani

    White CLL
    Koroibete Kerevi JOC Petaia
    DHP

    2015 reserves
    TPN Slipper Holmes Skelton Mumm Phipps To'omua Beale

    2019 probable reserves
    Uelese Slipper TT Coleman LSL Genia To'omua Beale

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