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Rugby World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Holle, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    I'm not sure I want Aki back.

    Give me Henshaw , Farrell and Ringrose ahead of him.

    The Sexton injury is one he seems to have to deal with regularly - Schmidt said afterwards he could have kicked if needed but they decided to give him a break because we were comfortable.

    Getting the bonus point gives us a bit of wiggle room going forward - we can give Carty a game or two and use the squad depth to make sure we are as fresh as possible at the end of the group stage.
     
  2. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    Yeah, for a change we're in a position in a WC where we can manage our squad looking to the KO games. I know what you mean about Aki though I do think he brings some much needed physicality to our backline. That said, Farrell was excellent when he came on, and is an absolute brute himself.
     
  3. Holle

    Holle Please leave my town Member

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    Told yous!
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    This has been a really scruffy performance by Ireland against Japan. Too many penalties being given away. I have to say, the ref is missing everything illegal the Japanese are doing.
     
  5. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    The ref was appalling.

    But Japan were more inventive, more physical and more positive.

    We didn't adjust accordingly - and didn't score in the second half.
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    The ref was crooked. He repeatedly allowed the Japanese to infringe warning them to roll away, or no hands on the floor, or to release the tackled player but just blew straight away for us. We should have had a string of penalties in the second half in really dangerous positions that would have completely changed the game.  Yes, the Japanese were excellent, but if that had been fairly refereed, I still feel we would have won.
     
  7. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    The Boks won (obviously) against Namibia, but I expect the All Blacks to double what we did.
    This Boks team isn't going to do anything I don't think when it matters.
     
  8. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Should put 50 on Russia here
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Should put 50 on Russia here
     
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    Haha haha we are sooo fucking shit. Struggling to get bonus point try against a pub team.
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    In fairness job done.

    No need to exert additional energy
     
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    I thought Italy would be a tough test ... but either they're just have a terrible game, or I am just worried waiting for the Boks to choke ...
     
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    Pumas down to 14, game over.
     
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    Big loss Ireland losing a key player for the qf.

    Great to have the bonus point in the bag. Get Sexton off!
     
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    I'm not sure we want Aki to play the QFs anyway, so could be much worse.
     
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    I'm not upset about Schmidt not having him available.

    I'd be tempted to go with Henshaw and Farrell against the All Blacks.

    We didn't concede a point after Aki went off, and it was a good performance all round.

    We'll need to step up again against the All Blacks but the pack seem ready, Murray and Sexton are good to go. We still need the All Blacks to be slightly off their best if we're to win but we can fuck shit up in the pack and make life difficult for them.
     
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    Do we think Scotland have no chance of winning by more than 7?
     
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    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Is Angus Gardner reffing ?
     
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    Portly Top quality gammon. Member

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    Come on Japan!   (Even though you don't look very Japanesey).
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    Japan have a really exciting game plan.
     

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