John Thornett (49)
30 secs to go. Scrum in front of posts and no drop goal. Dumb
nothing on Hooper?Heart stopper!
A game in those conditions was never going to be pretty. I'm usually ok with a draw but I feel like a result was deserved in that one, one way or the other.
No idea how the Wallabies were still in that at half time. AB's were simply dominant and we looked like we were only told there was a game on this morning. No real clue.
Good second half by us but some pretty poor decision making letting us down.
I don't think Beale added anything that Foley wouldn't have.
Horne was great.
Charles looked right at home and like he'd played a swag of Tests.
Our whole tight five were excellent.
AAC (Adam Ashley-Cooper) is our outside centre until he retires.
For the AB's, the impact Kaino has can't be understated. As soon as he went off in the first half for Crocketts YC, we started making metres. Same in the second half: when he was off, we went forward. The guy is a beast!
I think the AB's backs let them down tonight. Losing Conrad late and Nonu going off injured would've made it much tougher but still, I think the backs were the difference tonight.
Gonna take a while to get to sleep tonight!!
Not sure about all the bagging of White. He didn't play well but was playing on one leg for most of the game. I thought Phipps was pretty poor for the few minutes he played; his passing was terrible!
Before anyone has a crack at me, I'm generally not a fan of White and before the game I would've had Phipps starting. All I'm saying is that the criticism of White is probably a bit harsh.
Past Hooper hater here. I will be fucking myself tonight. Past cristism of him not being pyschial and aggressive enough at the breakdown is now gone. He was moving big bodies and tackling strong, as well as his usual threatening ball running. Impressive.
Still a Beale hater.
On a positive at least Peyper won't be reffing next week.
I think in a game in that weather maybe To'omua to 10 and a Horne or McCabe to 12.. Horne was good tonight, Patty was ok but did look slow at times.
Pyper was fucked, did u see the lineout not straight call and the intentional feed to second row? he did well to ge rid of two cynical all black players but was fucked besides thatPyper was fine fairly balanced bar one or two scrum collapses that should have gone against AUS.