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RWC Final - New Zealand v South Africa 29/10/23, 0800 NZDT

Who wins & after how long?

  • New Zealand

    Votes: 19 52.8%
  • South Africa

    Votes: 15 41.7%
  • 80 minutes

    Votes: 18 50.0%
  • Extra Time (2 x 10 minutes)

    Votes: 1 2.8%
  • Sudden Death Extra Time (max. 10 minutes)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Penalty Kick Shootout (max. five kickers per team)

    Votes: 2 5.6%

  • Total voters
    36

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Jim Lenehan (48)
C'mon Baresy. You gave the Boks three points off a call you admitted was wrong but allowed to stand. Give McKenzie an opportunity to make up for it...
 

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Jim Lenehan (48)
ABs handling killed them. Sleepy old Fozzie should've brought McKenzie on far earlier for Beauden who was dangerously average throughout.

Players themselves did great to somehow get so close to winning with Samuel Dean Barker Cane watching from the sidelines.
 
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Jim Lenehan (48)
That said. Fuck it. Don't care about sour grapes. Admitting a penalty was wrong but allowing it to stand anyway is horrendous. Especially after all the forensic nitpicking that goes on whenever a try is scored. Hopefully he gets properly chewed out for that nonsense.
 

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Jimmy Flynn (14)
Don't think Barnes will be going on holiday to NZ anytime soon. Thought NZ were much better team. That's footy but. Thank fuck I was not properly invested, would have been horrible.
 

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John Hipwell (52)
Hats off to this AB team. Played a man down for most of that game and still kept SA try-less and scoreless that second half.

Not much more the ABs could have done given the circumstances. Really feel for Sam Cane. It was a deserved red card but worried he’ll be vilified back home.
 

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Jim Lenehan (48)
Not much more the ABs could have done given the circumstances. Really feel for Sam Cane. It was a deserved red card but worried he’ll be vilified back home.

McKenzie should've been brought on far earlier for Beauden imo. At least when Beauden was doing his Dagg catch-and-kick impersonation against France + Ireland he was actually catching the ball. idk how many he fluffed tonight but it sure seemed like a lot. Sure it was super late in the match, but McKenzie looked pretty controlled in his brief appearance and is typically pretty good at fielding kicks.

Might be pure copium but, if he was introduced when the ABs were riding their momentum from the try, then I think we had a really strong opportunity to flip the result.
 
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