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Bledisloe #2 - AUS v NZL, Eden Park, Auckland, August 15th

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Brumby Runner

David Wilson (68)
Bit worried this wallabies team has a similar balance to the tahs S15 semifinal side - and we all know how that worked out.
Last week we lost the collisions as usual but picked a side to play to our strengths and dominated the breakdown.
This week we are trying to muscle up and have picked a side to try to compete in the areas that are the ABs traditional strengths. In doing so we have left the best player from last week on the bench, weakened our lineout even more and sacrificed the combinations which were are our strengths.
I just hope we are not too far behind when Cheiks is forced to bring on pocock and a third lineout jumper.

Have to say you nailed it here @tragic. In retrospect, Cheika made some very big calls and they all turned to shit.


Ken Catchpole (46)
The starting XV for the WC:

1 Sio
2 Moore (c)
3 Kepu
4 Mumm
5 Horwill
6 Fardy
7 Hooper
8 Pocock
9 Stirzaker
10 The kid hired by Rebels who can kick +60m
11 Tomane
12 To'omua
13 Kuridrani
14 Two Daddies
15 Folau

16 TPN (Tatafu Polota-Nau)
17 Slipper
18 Holmes
19 Douglas
20 McCalman
21 White
22 Giteau
23 Mitchell

Go home:


Teh Other Dave

Alan Cameron (40)
I recall a NH tour game many years ago where the Physio pulled on a guernsey for Australia. I wonder if we can talk Larkham into doing it. For all of our RWC games.

Teh Other Dave

Alan Cameron (40)
You'd have to be completely one-eyed to not see how much Quade's brain-fart cost us. A yellow card, a penalty try, and then two tries while he was compulsorily off the field. He didn't cost us the match, but he was the main contributor to the drubbing.

My point was that I don't see To'omua being the answer based on tonight.
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