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Post by justinr73 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:39 am

Wales were missing quite a lot of players through injury when it came to the crunch.

England have managed to get their big guns of Mako, Billy, Manu, Maro and Anthony Watson fit. Underhill also seemed to be injured for much of the time previously.

There’ll be lots of happy Lionels on Saturday. Jones will be insufferable.

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Post by Shan » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 am

I see England has been fined because a couple of their guys stepped over the half way line during the NZ song and dance. What a load of ballix.
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Post by Fintan » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:06 pm

Every team should step over the half way line and give 2 grand to charity.

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Post by for dog and ulcer » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm

Shan wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 am
I see England has been fined because a couple of their guys stepped over the half way line during the NZ song and dance. What a load of ballix.
Totally agree. Purest blazers nonsense or perhaps purist blazers nonsense. They should fine NZ for timewasting.

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Re: Japan RWC

Post by big mervyn » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:46 pm

for dog and ulcer wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Shan wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 am
I see England has been fined because a couple of their guys stepped over the half way line during the NZ song and dance. What a load of ballix.
Totally agree. Purest blazers nonsense or perhaps purist blazers nonsense. They should fine NZ for timewasting.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by Columbo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:59 pm

Shan wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:45 am
I see England has been fined because a couple of their guys stepped over the half way line during the NZ song and dance. What a load of ballix.
indeed and the irony of World Rugby on the one hand pushing out footage of it on social media for the likes, and on the other hand fining England has been pointed out..
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Post by big mervyn » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:11 pm

The classic Munster response to the Haka

https://youtu.be/ixFQUpLnr3E
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Post by Cockatrice » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:21 pm

The Haka in my opinion has no place at RWC games ... tours etc are fine and they can do what they want at home.
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Post by Evil Kiwi » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:59 am

Congratulations to the Springboks. Dan Cole should not have been near a world cup final. What a performance from the SA pack. Absolute heroes.

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Post by Hapax Legomenon » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:13 pm

Did Tuilagi miss the team bus?
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Post by big mervyn » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:25 pm

Hapax Legomenon wrote:
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Did Tuilagi miss the team bus?
You have to feel sorry for those plucky Samoans and Tongans. :lol: :lol: To their credit SA did it without plastic players.
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Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:27 pm

Incredible result, what Erasmus has done in his time as coach has been amazing. Yes they did kick a lot but they also played a good deal of high class rugby.

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Post by Shan » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:08 pm

Ferocious stuff from South Africa. They locked England out, beat the feck out of 'em at times but also delivered when the got the ball into wide areas. Fantastic victory for them.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:04 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:39 am
Wales were missing quite a lot of players through injury when it came to the crunch.

England have managed to get their big guns of Mako, Billy, Manu, Maro and Anthony Watson fit. Underhill also seemed to be injured for much of the time previously.

There’ll be lots of happy Lionels on Saturday. Jones will be insufferable.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:17 pm

The ref mark England’s card at the first break down— over the ball and not rolling away — slowing the opposition recycle is half their game.

Basically it was a first try game with England forced to play catch up and running out of ideas when the fat boys failed to score from 5 metres .

And now we our saved for the next four years of listening to how great they are . But I actual think that the current England side are better than the team that won the World Cup but have one serious weakness — a rugby IQ shortage in the front five.
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