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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:07 pm

Finally here!
First round done with no upsets.
I am relieved that my lot got over the Springboks, but let’s see how they stay focused now with poor minnows next up.

How do you up there feel the men in white went ?
For me they need to improve from what they showed, but keeping ones powder dry is also a possibility.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:28 pm

Very impressed by the Boyos in Green and the Welsh Dragons have proved they are a force to be reckoned with but the "Men in White" have a lot of work to do if they don't want to be embarrassed in the early stages of the competition,
Some people would say a win is a win and just looking at the score it was a walkover BUT watching the match had me tearing what little hair I have out of my head in frustration at the stupidity of playing Tonga's game for them instead of playing their own world beating game for which they have earned their reputation.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:22 pm

That’s exactly what I saw too.
Bear in mind that same Tongan team was belted two weeks ago by us to the tune of 93-7 so that analysis you gave us bang on.
I’m sure the Dragond & Boyo’s will be looking on.
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Postby B_Man » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:25 am

It has been a great tournament so far. I have been surprised how competitive some of the 2nd tier nations are becoming and while a few blow-outs are sure to come we aren't seeing the regular cricket scores that have been a feature of the pool matches in previous world cups. There is still daylight between the top 5 and the rest of the world but that next level down is looking much more competitive. Russia only made it by default but they have pushed Japan and Samoa pretty hard.

The standard of refereeing has been a bit hit and miss as always but hopefully that will tighten up as the tournament progresses. I certainly don't envy those blokes with every controversial ruling endlessly scrutinised by the media and the armchair experts who don't have make quick decisions in a high pressure environment.
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Postby jarndice » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:23 pm

That's better,
I suspect a few choice words were exchanged after the Disappointing performance against Tonga,
Apart from a very nasty foul the Match was a vast improvement including the quality of refereeing,
I look forward to Australia's meeting with Wales.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:55 pm

Yip much better.
I am disturbed by the change of strip though.
England play in white, that’s what God decreed
Why the change?
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Postby B_Man » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:35 pm

Every team has an alternative jersey to avoid clashes. I'm not sure how it's decided who wears what but you might see the All Blacks running around in white this tournament.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:30 am

B_Man wrote:Every team has an alternative jersey to avoid clashes. I'm not sure how it's decided who wears what but you might see the All Blacks running around in white this tournament.


No, no we won’t.
That’s another rule God made when he invented the game.
It was done once, and the national shame was so intense that the NZRFU vowed never again !

I get that nations have alternative strips, but the hard core of tier 1 nations should never be made to change unless they are in an actual away fixture in the host country.
This is a tournament, the strip should not be compromised for the big six
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Postby jarndice » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:45 am

Well at least the Americans are playing a Game that is played beyond their borders,
Who knows they might even get the hang of it one day :haha:
As to national strips, I suggest the Argentinians would play in their wives knickers if it guaranteed a win :lolno:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:33 am

Some say they already do !!
I hope the Boyo’s get up
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Postby B_Man » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:08 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:No, no we won’t.
That’s another rule God made when he invented the game.
It was done once, and the national shame was so intense that the NZRFU vowed never again !


You might want to have a chat to Steve Tew about that.

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Postby B_Man » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:16 am

jarndice wrote:Well at least the Americans are playing a Game that is played beyond their borders,
Who knows they might even get the hang of it one day :haha:


The USA is the sleeping giant of world rugby. It took them no time at all to become one of the top teams in 7s. Test rugby is a very different beast and doesn't have the lure of being an Olympic sport but if it ever gets traction over there they have the population to be very competitive.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 am

Cracking first half by the boys in red :clap: hopefully keep it together in the second period, C'MON WALES 8)

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:47 am

Phew, glad that's over :crazy: I was running out of nails to bite :haha: game of two halves but just held on for the win, well done Wales 8)

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Postby jarndice » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:53 am

After watching Ireland walking over Japan in the first half only to be outplayed in the second I was starting to suffer Deja Vu as Wales started off very positively against the Wallibies in the first half only to find that the Australians were just getting warmed up.
A brilliant game but too much like hard work for this old mans heart :haha:
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:03 am

I agree Shaun, too close but I didn't expect anything else from Australia, very happy with the first half but I would have been surprised if Australia came out after the break and played the same as the first half, good composure by the Welsh boys though not to panick under the pressure and get their noses over the line :thumbup:

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Postby B_Man » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:46 am

Well played Wales. It was always going to be a hard slog for strugglers like the Wallabies against the 6 Nations champions and we certainly don't have the kicking game to counter those drop goals. There was almost an upset late in the game but not to be. We will just focus on trying to get through the pool stage now and see what happens.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:59 am

and thats why GOD invented this game !!
For me it was that the Boyo's had a supreme plan to begin the match, and they adapted much quicker to the reffs interpretations. I assume as they have more practice doing so in the 6-nations tournament.(god knows that must be an effort to cope with every weekend in the season)
There is a thing I shall state for the record...........................

FRENCH referee's should NEVER be allowed to adjudicate over matches involving such diametrically differing teams, they just cant cope.
The All Blacks have suffered under the same thing , the pace and collision is too much for them to process.
No more controlling match outcomes by setting the reff's IRB.....................just stop it. :-<

games done, result went to the right team, that is for sure, but to create such an environment that anyone can attach a result to the controversial interpretation of the match officials ruins the sport and cheapens the result.

Look out My Guys, Canada might get a reff with similar diminished mental capacity & create an upset.
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Postby B_Man » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:28 pm

I had no major issues with the ref and I thought he did a reasonable job.The IRB can't make consistent decisions about the rules so how can we expect referees to? I'm not really sure what his nationality has to do with it either.
Ben Skeen in the TMO both was a different story though. The bloke has a chequered history in Super Rugby and loves nothing more than pulling up play to have something that happened five phases ago looked at in slow motion from ten different angles. It's not about you Ben, just let them play.
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Postby jarndice » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:12 pm

This is a question I constantly ask of referees, umpires, match officials and adjudicators,
Who do the ticket paying fans in any sport come to watch , you or the Player/s ?
Any Sport is an entertainment and as such it should be allowed to flow at its natural pace not at the arbitrary pace of an over zealous official.
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