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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:35 pm

No conversion!

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:38 pm

More crappy umpiring.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:40 pm

Geez, Scotland too good here. Too quick.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:44 pm

Penalty kick good. 18-16 Scotland. 29 minutes to go.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:45 pm

Holy shit. USA almost gave it away right there. But, put into touch a foot out.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:47 pm

Doesn't matter. Ahh, painful watching this. Mistakes......

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:00 pm

Scotland fighting hard for this bonus point.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:01 pm

And there it is. 30-16 and that's game over with 15 minutes left.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:10 pm

They've been instead the 5 a bunch of times but then just make a mistake. Poor.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:51 am

Having rugby withdrawal...

One more day till the weekend. Wales vs Fiji today should be good too.

I am sure all the English would be keen Fijian fans today hoping for an upset.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:17 am

A phenomenally rare event will occur this weekend.

Kiwis will be supporting an Australian sports team!

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:17 am

Even I might feel a little bad when England loses. Just a bit.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:26 am

feels like Australia has been the least supported team at this tournament after watching some games

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby TedWard » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:35 pm

Synergy wrote:A phenomenally rare event will occur this weekend.

Kiwis will be supporting an Australian sports team!


I find that hard to believe. You are not admitting you are afraid to face England in the later stages are you?

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:50 pm

Oh I definitely am. England with the home support behind them would be tough. Much better if they are knocked out in the pool stages.

The All Blacks can do with any help they can get. We've put in three pretty underwhelming performances in a row in this world cup so far.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:08 am

Really forward to the England vs Australia game. Essentially a knock out game, at least for England.

Strangely England are talking up their chances and Australia are talking down their chances... I think someone has been messing with the laws of arrogance again.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:50 am

Synergy wrote:Really forward to the England vs Australia game. Essentially a knock out game, at least for England.

Strangely England are talking up their chances and Australia are talking down their chances... I think someone has been messing with the laws of arrogance again.


England have owned Australia in every sport over the past decade, especially at home
I dont see this trend changing any time soon, they're letting us know whose boss

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:26 am

Yes the masters have been whipping the convicts into shape lately haven't they.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:33 am

Katto wrote:
Synergy wrote:Really forward to the England vs Australia game. Essentially a knock out game, at least for England.

Strangely England are talking up their chances and Australia are talking down their chances... I think someone has been messing with the laws of arrogance again.


England have owned Australia in every sport over the past decade, especially at home
I dont see this trend changing any time soon, they're letting us know whose boss


Does this fall in line with the arrival of Kate?

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:30 pm

SuperGLS wrote:
Katto wrote:
England have owned Australia in every sport over the past decade, especially at home
I dont see this trend changing any time soon, they're letting us know whose boss


Does this fall in line with the arrival of Kate?


who?

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:55 pm

Oh dear England are in trouble now.

Great half of high quality rugby though, particularly from Australia. Mike Brown made a couple of crucial mistakes leading up to the first try. Second try was just class by Australia.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:02 pm

40 more mins for England to avoid making the wrong kind of history.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:07 pm

Pocock destroying England in the break downs.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:54 pm

Wow that was some statement by Australia. That was as a good a performance as I've ever seen from them.

Next week's game against Wales is going to be massive as well. The looser will have a show down with South Africa in the quarters and the winner will likely play either Scotland or Japan and have almost a certain place in the semis. If Australia top the pool, they are going to be very, very hard to stop from here.

England on the other hand are the first hosts to not make it out of the pool stages. A nightmare situation for the tournament organisers.

Well done Australia, well done indeed.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:25 am

not a huge nightmare
they'll support Wales now and the tickets are probably already sold anyway
neutral support has been very good at all matches

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:29 am

in other news Japan smashed Samoa which is another upset

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:38 am

Good day of rugby. Shame I was at work and instead of watching video I was watching text updates. Oh well.

Love England losing. Love it!

What do you mean Kate who? The only Kate that matters in England.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:31 am

Katto wrote:not a huge nightmare
they'll support Wales now and the tickets are probably already sold anyway
neutral support has been very good at all matches


Maybe RFU won't be too bothered with ticket sales and there is enough expats in UK to fill stadiums. The TV broadcasters in England, companies who've paid millions for ads, pubs etc will feel the pinch though. The host going out early in a world cup normally deflates it a bit.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:18 pm

Hopefully Japan can keep it up. That should keep some viewers in it.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:43 pm

SuperGLS wrote:Hopefully Japan can keep it up. That should keep some viewers in it.


they only have a game against the USA remaining and even if they win they most likely wont qualify for the next phase.
pretty unlucky with 3 wins and 1 loss

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:35 pm

Is that right?

What about if Scotland loses?

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:16 pm

SuperGLS wrote:Is that right?

What about if Scotland loses?



that'd be the only way, but Samoa would need a massive form turnaround to beat Scotland

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:03 pm

USA to beat South Africa today?

Hah!

I'll be rooting hard for Namibia in today's other match.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:15 am

64-0. Hahaha.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Going South » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:29 am

Ouch.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:54 am

Going South wrote:Ouch.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:54 am

despite the loss to Japan, South Africa have been the most impressive side in the tournament from games I've seen

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:20 am

Bit hard to tell at the moment. With Samoa in horrendous form and Scotland never seeming to get better, Pool B probably ended up being the weakest pool.

Like I said after the Japan loss, that loss probably helped South Africa in the long term. Nothing like a humiliating loss to bring the team together.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:17 am

there's not much media coverage of the RWC in Australia as everyone's still going gaga over the fixed NRL 'Greatest Ever' Grand Final, but media pundits are suggesting should Australia top the group they have an easy route to the final.
I'd caution against that mentality as France have a good record in World Cups and are definitely one of the big teams in it.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:05 am

If Australia tops the group they'll likely play Scotland in the quarters and they'll likely be in the opposite side of the draw to New Zealand and South Africa.

While they'll still have to content against Argentina and one of Ireland/ France, I would say that is still the easier path of the two to the finals.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Katto » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:29 pm

most likely Ireland/ France

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Synergy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:25 pm

Another meh performance from the All Blacks. We are doing pretty good in the last 20, just too many mistakes in the first 60 minutes. The top 3/4 sides will punish us for that. Not all that confident about the quarters especially if we play France.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby TedWard » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:15 pm

This Samoa v Scotland game is mental.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby GpeL » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:33 pm

I have never understood the fascination of humans with round objects being hit or kicked around by one and then rest chasing it like their life depended on it. And a whole crowd going ape over it!! Why does it happen? What did that round object do to you?

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:49 pm

Australia 9-6 Wales at half time.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:00 pm

12-6 now. Sloppy play from both sides really. 30 minutes left.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:20 pm

Really impressive Australian defense. And now my streams aren't working.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:39 pm

Australia were excellent with TWO guys in the bin. Didn't let Wales get any points. Then were able to get down and add another penalty. 15-6.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Boycs » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:10 pm

Just sat watching the England Uruguay game - the first of this tournament I've actually seen. England handing out a drubbing seem to have a heavier pack, but still not enough passing out to the wingers for me

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015

Postby Boycs » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:35 pm

What is this crouch knit cinch nonsense?? Whatever happened to crouch touch pause engage?