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RWC Pool D: Wallabies v Fiji, Sat 21st September, 2.45pm AEST, Sapporo Dome

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by KOB1987, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    I tell you what some supporters are just hard to please.
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  2. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Interesting analysis
  3. VassMan Ted Fahey (11)

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    Watching that analysis, I definitely can see what someone said about JOC straightening the attack to fix defenders which in turn gives men outside him more time and space. Also loved Toomua's catch/pass leading up to that under huge pressure before getting whacked.

    What he pointed out about our defence was very interesting. Having some forward who didn't rush up and then CLL outside them who even retreated. Everyone else is adopting rush defence, why aren't we?
  4. Derpus Steve Williams (59)

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    Perhaps we are encouraging teams to hold onto the ball so they don't kick to our flaky back three.
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  5. Purce Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Mate I couldn't agree more. I was quite shocked when I saw people panning his performance on here. He had a very astute mature game. Creating time and space for those around him whilst taking the contact and making some hard meters when he had to. His distribution/organisation when he slipped into playmaker was good as well.

    As you mentioned his ability to straighten as well as draw/fix multiple defenders created many opportunities our other backs cannot. It is a shame we do not have another fast and agile winger to take advantage of more of those opportunities. He is doing really simple things which a heap of our players have not been doing for the past few years and I think having him at 13 could cause some real problems for opposition defensive lines. Also works hard off the ball to get into better positions, plays eyes up and his communication seems to be great as well.

    My opinion of Koro has also gone up significantly. He must be one of the hardest working wingers in the game. Perhaps we are just seeing it more in attack now that he isn't running a marathon trying to make Grey's old defensive system work. I still have one problem with him though- his first instinct on a break is always to run himself. There were at least 2 occasions on the weekend where the were players in good supporting positions he should have given the ball to(White and Poey I think) I. Space and instead of passing to space he kind of tried to swerve into the space which allowed the scrambling defense to shut down that space. It looks to me as if he isn't very comfortable passing the ball. The bloke is playing well apart from that though.
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  6. dru Andrew Slack (58)

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    Not entirely sure of the math but isn’t it

    (1/2)^7

    In which case FG is a lot closer to the mark.
  7. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Will he bring biscuits?
  8. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Whispers are out that Hodge has been cleared, haven't seen anything official yet though.
  9. Spruce Moose Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Apparently been going for nearly 4 hours now and still no word. At least shows its not clear cut if they're taking that long to make a decision.
  10. pissedoffihavetoregister Ward Prentice (10)

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  11. Spruce Moose Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Not unexpected but big precedent set now. Could be some big suspensions coming this world cup.

    EDIT: Just realised he got the same as Scott Barrett who tucked his arm and charged Hooper above shoulder, can't see how these are the same.
  12. Dan54 Mark Ella (57)

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    The are the same, basically hit him in head with shoulder, though I strongly suspect there was no intention he actually did more damage than Barrett too, although I am disappointed for Hodge as I say think it unintentional, and it was self preservation that stopped him setting himself correctly. Almost guarantee that at least one of Samoan players will cop a suspension too if not both!
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  13. Derpus Steve Williams (59)

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    No citing as yet that i am aware of?

    Hodge deserved his ban but WR has absolutely no concept of consistency.
  14. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ "Manu Samoa centre Rey Lee-Lo and hooker Motu Matu’u have been cited for acts of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous high tackle) in Samoa’s Rugby World Cup 2019 match against Russia on 24 September.

    "World Rugby have also handed down a Citing Commissioner Warning for Samoa winger Ed Fidow for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (punching or striking) in the same match."

    https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/482506
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  15. Derpus Steve Williams (59)

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    Furry muff then
  16. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ you musta missed it on account of all that 'continued education' you've been doing at 'work' :)
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