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New Zealand vs Australia Oct 11 2020 Bledisloe Cup

Dismal Pillock

David Codey (61)
Date: Oct 11, 2020.
Time: 1:30 pm Aus time.
Location: Wellington Caketin.

Australian Team Representational GIF:

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New Zealand Team Representational GIF:

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waiopehu oldboy

George Smith (75)
All of NZ other than Auckland back in Level 1 as of midnight tonight so sky should sell out fairly quickly. Dunners on standby in case Auckland still in L2 or above by 18/10 (their L2 was today extended 'til 7/10).
 

zer0

John Thornett (49)
Saw a report that the modelling suggests it's currently 50/50 on eliminating it by the end of next week, which is cool.

As for the actual test itself, first of all, it's good to have some high level rugby back I can shitpost about. Second of all, roll out the biggest, nastiest, lads Plumtree can muster and go hard at anything in yellow. Backs? They can all fart out some Paremoremo jailbreak b-ball so long as they get good ball so pick whoever.

1. Moody
2. Taylor
3. Laulala
4. Tuipulotu
5. Whitelock
6. Frizell
7. Savea
8. Sotutu

16. Aumua/Coles
17. Tu'inukuafe/Lomax
18. Tu'ungufasi
19. Strange/Vaa'i
20. Papali'i/Ioane/Cane

Realistically Cane will start though. The question then becomes, which of Frizell or Sotutu gets bumped to make way for him? I'd bump Frizell because Cane is a good blindside and Sotutu has been great at #8 -- even after returning from that injury layoff -- and seems to be a good third jumper at the lineout.
 

Dismal Pillock

David Codey (61)
6. Frizell
7. Savea
8. Sotutu

Realistically Cane will start though.
yeah if if all goes pear-shaped for a spell those 3 under the kosh as a unit dont exactly shout blue heads. I think Fpzzie will chicken out and revert to Ardie at #8. Def start Cane. And probably the Landers crossword whiz
 

zer0

John Thornett (49)
Cane was at the heart of the ugly post-Chicago reprisal match in Dublin which hardly screamed cold blooded blue head serial killer. Though I guess you could say his is more controlled aggression in the vein of Kaino than Coles' niggle.

Speaking of, alternatively could go full throttle mental disintegration and chuck Coles and Akira in there. Those two and Moody will be full niggle 24/7. Once Brodie returns he'll be right back in the thick of it too. Back them up with the Sex Pest and Rieko for the full house of niggly c*nts.
 

KiwiM

Nev Cottrell (35)
I think Akira is a serious chance of being a bench option if you go Cane 7 Savea 8 because you then don't need 7 cover on the bench and so that opens the door for Akira as a 6/8.
 

Dan54

Tim Horan (67)
I doubt whether Akira will make 23, I reckon Cane, Frizell and Savea will start, Sotutu on bench though I tend to prefer Cane ,Frizell and Sotutu starting. Just think they will go for tried and true in first test.
 

KiwiM

Nev Cottrell (35)
Wonder who the Wallabies look at for 13 if Petaia isn't fit for the first test (hopefully he is fit)?

Hodge as a stop gap perhaps but arguably that's a bit too safe.
 

Brumby Runner

Jason Little (69)

TK would be the best option, for sure. But is it even possible, unless he is brought into the squad today before departure tomorrow. I can't see any individuals being added to the squad once it has arrived in NZ because of, I'm assuming, the need for further quarantine before joining the team in practise sessions.
 

Derpus

George Gregan (70)
If Petaia doesnt make it i think we'll see JOC (James O'Connor) with either a newbie at 10 or To'omua with Simone at 12.

Wont be terribly pretty regardless.
 

Brumby Runner

Jason Little (69)
Sure I heard on ABC or SBS news tonight that the Wallabies won't be leaving for NZ until perhaps Saturday. Anyone throw some light on this, if so? What happened to Wednesday departure which was being reported?
 

Up the Guts

Steve Williams (59)
They’re actually in the Hunter Valley I saw. Regardless, your point is right, why go to NZ too early now that they can train together as a squad after 3 day’s isolation. Get some work in now for a week, take a break for a few days, then get stuck into it again.
Especially with such a big squad and a lot of new faces, it makes sense to develop some connection before heading into the hornet’s nest.
 

Dan54

Tim Horan (67)
Sanctuary Cove is nicer than NZ.

Personally I much prefer Queenstown where they going to be based. But I go along with KOB, have a good workout wherever they are for a week or so, then just head over about a 10 days or so out, give a good solid week's build up to test. It almost mirrors what ABs are doing too. They have a camp now, then going back after 3 days, then a camp early next week, then I think they assemble a week or so ahead of test.
 

waiopehu oldboy

George Smith (75)
^ Queenstown got canned at some point during the to&fro re: match dates, they're now going to Chateau On The Park in Christchurch (opposite Hagley Park & just up the road from the Al Noor mosque). Training ground is Linwood's which is where AB usually train when they're in town. As I understand it Wobs & AB will FIFO on match days hence the mid-afternoon kickoffs.
 

Try-ranosaurus Rex

Darby Loudon (17)
From the Aussie:

"Jordan Petaia, in particular, pleased his new boss and that was by doing pretty much nothing at all. But the word from the medical staff was that the hip flexor injury the 20-year-old flyer sustained putting Harry Wilson away for Queensland’s opening try against the Brumbies in the grand final on Saturday was not as serious as first reported. While Petaia did not join in training, the belief is that he might well be right in time for the opening Bledisloe Test against the All Blacks in Wellington on October 11."
 

zer0

John Thornett (49)
Harry Wilson said:
"Over the last 20 years that's all my memories – watching Australia against New Zealand in the Bledisloe. A lot of matches stand out."

"Last year, I guess the match in Perth, I loved watching that. Knowing a few of the boys from Reds playing it last year was definitely special, seeing Australia beat New Zealand.

"It's definitely something I wanted to do for a long time. Versus New Zealand, represent Australia."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...ralias-bledisloe-cup-hopes-against-all-blacks

Feels good to live somewhere rent free during such trying economic times.
 
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