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RWC 2019 4th Place Losers Match NZ vs Wales

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Dismal Pillock, Oct 27, 2019.


Important Matchday Pole

Go Wales 1 vote(s) 6.3%
Go NZ 4 vote(s) 25.0%
prefer not to say 0 vote(s) 0.0%
0-0 after extra time then penalty shootout please 4 vote(s) 25.0%
won't even watch this stupid match 2 vote(s) 12.5%
Richie should bring Akira over in his chopper 4 vote(s) 25.0%
enough with all the bedshitting Cantabs in the team already 3 vote(s) 18.8%
LOL NZ to lose to Wales for first time since 1953. #Hansen_legacy 8 vote(s) 50.0%
this stupid thread won't even make it to page 2 4 vote(s) 25.0%
Richie should drop Akira out of his chopper right on Wayne Barnes head 2 vote(s) 12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dismal Pillock Geoff Shaw (53)

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    AB's team already named:

    1 Hansen
    2 Coltman
    3 Fozzie
    4 Pat T
    5 worst barrett
    6 Sam Cane
    7 Ardie Savea
    8 Akira Ioane
    9 Weber
    10 Foxy
    11 Rieko Ioane
    12 Crotty
    13 Goodhue
    14 Reece
    15 Ben Smith

    Foxy's boot to see us home 9 to 6 in a tight one.

    AB's to hit the shock and awe nitro and go full-blown Paremoremo Jailbreak Vengeance Blitzkrieg 2000 on the kick-and-hope leek touchers
  2. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Perfect game to start Tasea Lavea.
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  3. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    I couldn't think of anything worse than just losing a semi and having to front up against NZ.
  4. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    The Welsh deserve it.
  5. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Losing the 1/4?
  6. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Ref: Barnes
    AR's: Peyper & Gauzere
    TMO: Jonkers
  7. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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  9. Shaker Ron Walden (29)

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    Decent Lineup

  10. Flavio Herbert Moran (7)

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    TVNZ will not screen the All Blacks' playoff for the Rugby World Cup bronze medal with Wales on Friday night
    "TVNZ was given rights to cover 12 matches and unfortunately the bronze game wasn't one," a TVNZ spokeswoman said.
    Guess they never thought they would be in it, interesting as the 4 pool games, 4 qtr's 2 semi's, final and 3/4 playoff is 12 games
    Tex likes this.
  11. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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  13. Teh Other Dave Trevor Allan (34)

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    TVNZ expected NZ to lose to Ireland? That's a bit rough.
  14. Dismal Pillock Geoff Shaw (53)

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    WOAAAAAHHH, family show
  15. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    Eagle-eyed use of the quote function.
  16. zer0 Dick Tooth (41)

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    This is an entirely lose-lose match for the AB's. Lose and they're known as the team who lost to a heroic walking intensive care unit representing a country we've not lost to since about the mid-Jurassic epoch. Or they win, and they're instead known as the guys who beat up a bunch of cripples from a country that's not even represented on their own states flag, in a game no one cares about.

    Just scrap the thing.
  17. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Back in the day the 3rd-place playoff winner qualified automatically for the next Cup while the loser had to qualify. Now that the top three in each Pool qualify automatically it's a bit (as in a lot) irrelevant & I'm struggling to think of another comp outside the Olympics where the losing semi-finalists play off for Bronze (& I think at least some Olympic sports now give Bronze medals to both SF losers).

    That said I'll be parked up in front of my TV at 10 tonight 'cos it's still AB v Wails.
    notapatrioticboneinme and Dan54 like this.
  18. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Three things about NZ v Wales:

    1. Wales are the only Test team to have beaten NZ in their first meeting.

    2. Wales once had a 75% win ratio (literally 3-from-4) v NZ: SA peaked at ~60% after their 4-0 sweep in 1949, no-one else has ever cracked 50%.

    3. Just prior to the 2011 Semis an Aussie colleague asked a Welsh customer (in his 40's, only moved out from UK 2-3 years prior) who he'd rather Wales play if they made the Final. "Australia" he said "because we've never beaten NZ". Wouldn't believe me when I tried to tell him they had, a few days later he comes back & says "you're right, but 1953 may as well be never".
  19. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Well my mate I attend rugby with all the time is Welsh, and I do remind him Wales have knocked over the ABs, but as we are both only 65 it has to be our older siblings who can tell us about game. I do find it amazing in truth as Wales have had some bloody great teams with amazing players over the years, I still look back at 71 Lions as probably best rugby team to tour NZ in my time, and was full of brilliant Welsh players!!
  20. Dismal Pillock Geoff Shaw (53)

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    No way NZ should do the haka in this match.
    "Ooh, look at us we're so brave and scary here in the plate final tea-ladies bake-off for last fucken place."
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