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RWC Pool D - Wallabies vs Wales - Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 5.45pm

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Bobby Sands

Guest
Is Kurindrani quick enough to play on the wing these days?

Not sure, but keen to have a look.

James adds so much at 13 connecting inside and outside backs, but I really want Kurindrani's carries.
 

BDA

Peter Johnson (47)
I don't think we should be playing him out of position. I'd be ok with putting him on the bench though
 

Derpus

Tim Horan (67)
Nope. He will play against Georgia and Uruguay and then be a part of the 23 for the rest of the comp.

People want genuine wingers, well he is one of them (despite the fact that he can play 13 and 15 as well).
I'm hopeful yet skeptical.
 

dru

Rod McCall (65)
I don't see why we should not be cocky going into this one. If Wales win they will seriously have deserved a crack at the cup. But geez they will have to do well to achieve it.

Glad for the Fiji game. I'd start Genia, Foley, LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto), DHP (15) and I would swap hookers and put Tupou on the pine. Pocock swaps out for LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) with 30 to go. To'omua swaps for Foley with 20 left. (Llea gets a break.) Otherwise same same.

Bold prediction? Kerevi and JOC (James O'Connor) to both have blinders.

Wallabies by 12.
 

Derpus

Tim Horan (67)
They better be throwing the kitchen sink at this one. There is no universe in which we beat England then New Zealand.
 
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Show-n-go

Guest
Aussies “same as usual” involves beating wales just about every time we’ve played them over the last 10 years......

I respect them as a team but they just don’t overly worry me
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
I think it's reasonable that Wales start as slight favourites in this match. I think it will be close as almost all our matches with Wales are and the winner will be the team that converts more of their chances. Goal kicking could very easily be the difference (which is a worry given our form but I'm also not saying that we will definitely need to kick better than Biggar to win the game).
 

boyo

Mark Ella (57)
If the Wobs play this match like they played in the first half of the Fiji match, they are in for a rude shock.

Wales has very good defence, and they aren't 6-Nations Grand-Slam winners and tournament champions for nothing.
 

MarkJ

Syd Malcolm (24)
It appears so at this stage but if he's good for the last 2 pool games then who knows. If he's not I'd say he'll be sent home for Banks or Speight or Naivalu

Are we allowed to substitute a player that was carrying an injury into the tournament, or only someone who has picked up an injury during the tournament?
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
Are we allowed to substitute a player that was carrying an injury into the tournament, or only someone who has picked up an injury during the tournament?


Either. Wales have just replaced their lock Cory Hill who carried an injury into the tournament but has failed to recover.

In both circumstances you need approval from World Rugby to do so (i.e. a neutral doctor confirming the injury).
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
With Kerevi at 12 he wasn't getting any carries, that was the problem

Not sure relevance??

Kurindrani hasn't lost the ability to "carry" I am suggesting him in a different position so that we can feed him the ball he needs and in space which I imagine he would thrive in.

It is to be seen if he still has the speed, turning ability, and kicking to make a fist of the position. But I think given the dearth of "strike" wingers, Tevita add something a bit different to the attack.

Having a power winger like that (not necessarily lighting, but top 2 most dynamic ball carrier we have) also opens our trickbag for the 10 to have options on either shoulder, similar to how Quade Cooper and Digby would work in the hey days (Ie the inside ball to a hard running player is always an option if the openside of the field is closed down by umbrella defenses).
 

Dctarget

David Codey (61)
ahh I can't make my mind up about this game.

Wales have been world #1 and we are lowly 6th.
Ooh that's bad!

We've beaten them 12/13 of the last times we've played.
That's good!

They just won the Six Nations with a grandslam beating out teams that consistently beat us.
That's bad!

They only beat Scotland by 7 points, Italy by 11 and France by 5.
That's good!

We struggled to put away Fiji.
That's bad!

Wales are missing 2 out of 3 of their top choice locks.
That's good!

Reece Hodge probably won't play.
.......can I go now?

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Tomikin

Andrew Slack (58)
P.S. I'm fucking loving that its world cup time, no matter how many negative Nacey's are out there, what a great time of year, constant Rugby, good games, internationals every day.. I can't image how awesome it would be to be there, but me being able to just watch rugby constantly even though it pisses off the missus .. makes my life just that little bit better.
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
I'm not sure why anyone would be confident of a win here. Wales just off a huge winning streak and Australia same a usual.

Wales are robotic for mind, I say we rob them and steal the chocolates.

Lets get an early lead, play from in front and let them collectively melt down.

I don't think they hold too many fears for our side mentally. Should be a cracker!
 

Tex

John Thornett (49)
ahh I can't make my mind up about this game.

Wales have been world #1 and we are lowly 6th.
Ooh that's bad!

We've beaten them 12/13 of the last times we've played.
That's good!

They just won the Six Nations with a grandslam beating out teams that consistently beat us.
That's bad!

They only beat Scotland by 7 points, Italy by 11 and France by 5.
That's good!

We struggled to put away Fiji.
That's bad!

Wales are missing 2 out of 3 of their top choice locks.
That's good!

Reece Hodge probably won't play.
...can I go now?

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I'd say we properly cooked Fiji by the appropriate amount, and Wales' victory over us had all the pizzazz of a last breath death gurgle.

The ledger is fairly in our favour imo
 
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