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RWC 2019 1/4 Final Wales vs France

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

  1. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    That ending really leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Poor form by the TMO and Peyper there. Congratulations to Wales for winning, they know how to play to the rules. But what an awful way to go about it.
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  2. SteveWA Allen Oxlade (6)

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    And that, children, is why you don’t elbow the opposition in the head.
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  3. AngrySeahorse Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Bit harsh to say the whole team deserved the loss due to one players actions but the player who got sent off can be rest assured he rooted his team.

    The french got screwed with the welsh forward pass. And i dont understand why they'd be trying to collapse a scrum when wales got the penalty.

    Needless to say i cant see wales beating saffas or even japans speed game based on that performance.
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  4. tragic Trevor Allan (34)

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    Least deserved win I’ve seen for a long time.
    Welsh were once my second favourite team.
    Between time wasting and attempts at penalty milking from Biggar they’ve fallen a long way.
  5. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    I'd drop that second rower - forever.
  6. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    One non-try from the final 30 minutes with a man up. Hope they get buried in the semis.
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  7. SteveWA Allen Oxlade (6)

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    They saw it, but when has Jaco ever admitted he made a mistake?
  8. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    Kearns fucking hates Wales, hahaha.
  9. shanky Ted Fahey (11)

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    On another note. How good is Vakatawa?

    Fuck, I love rugby when dudes like that are playing
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  10. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Gotta fix the clock ticking over at scrum time - it's a joke and being completely gamed by every team. Ruins nail-biting finishes.

    Wales worst team in history to make it to a World Cup semi.

    I like Gatland admitting Wales were the second best team.
  11. notapatrioticboneinme Sydney Middleton (9)

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    300 000 thousand conservatively > familial history, dad compulsive, both grandfathers were SP bookies at one stage, have no self-control except i have only played a pokie once, lost 20cents and realised it was pure luck and have never entered a casino
    best thing, by far, is that none of my five offspring gamble (4 sons, 1 daughter), all the best DP and yep have taken match odds SA over japan
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  12. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    My impression was that the TMO said to Jaco, " I have a decision". Jaco then immediately said "So its a try". I really had the impression that the TMO was going to say the ball went forward but wasn't prepared to over-rule Jaco.

    In any case, I do believe the French could have won the game had they continued to keep the ball in the Welsh half, as they did for a long period towards the end. Then, at about 72 minutes I think, a stupid play at a ruck near half way gifted the Welsh a penalty and brought the game inside the French 22m area. That's when the decisive try was scored. All teams do it, but I get frustrated by players who don't use their noggins and consequently give away stupid penalties. We have a couple of them in the Wallabies RWC squad.
  13. SteveWA Allen Oxlade (6)

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    I’m pretty sure I heard the TMO initially say to his offsider “clearly forward” but either Jaco or the commentators talked over him.
  14. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Yes, I heard that too. Another home nation exemption, this time a forward pass.
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  15. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    While I think it was clear that France were the better team, even when without a full compliment of players, I do take solace in the delicious irony that France are bundled out of a RWC quarterfinal off a forward pass.
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  16. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    I could handle it if it was against you guys, or us, or Japan, or Namibia. But not wales.
  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    The moment Jaco realised he had shat his pants.
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  18. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Dumb French lock just writes the rugby stereotypes for the lazy journos. That's what a red card should look like, not a mistimed tackle.

    Was it the strip immediately prior to the winning try that Jaco fucked properly?
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  19. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Correct
  20. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Look from the overhead angle it was so marginal I would have been disappointed if it was called on that. However! I believe there was a second view that showed it going forward, and if that was available and not used by Jaco/TMO, that's a real bed shitter of a moment.

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