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sproughton wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 7:35 pm Plus of course Ireland have masses of experiences of world cup quarter finals :silent:
One fewer than NZ, I believe! :-"
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Well, I can't be the only one fizzing with anticipation for today's matches. Beers in. Could there be two wins for the northern hemisphere today?

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strapline wrote: Sat Oct 14, 2023 7:35 am Well, I can't be the only one fizzing with anticipation for today's matches. Beers in. Could there be two wins for the northern hemisphere today?

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I think there will be, Des - and hopefully another two northern hemisphere wins tomorrow.
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^^^ Now that really would be a cause for celebration! :D
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It's going to be a very exciting rugby weekend! :)
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Don't Cry For Me Wales.

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scooter wrote: Sat Oct 14, 2023 5:58 pm Don't Cry For Me Wales.

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Well played Argentina.

Very disappointing, particularly as that was effectively Dan Biggar's last game for Wales. We just couldn't get going.

Utterly shocking decision by the ref not to send off the Argentinian in the second half for a reckless clear-out to the head. But we deserved to lose anyway after that performance. :(

As a neutral, I'm still very much looking forward to Ireland v NZ later.
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At 10-0 I thought Wales were well on their way. Also there was a terrible off the ball shoulder charge by Josh Adams - lucky to not get a yellow/red. The second half was bossed by Argentina, with their forwards dominant. Feel for Wales as I thought they’d come out on top. Ireland need to be at their very best tonight.

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welshlad wrote: Sat Oct 14, 2023 6:13 pm Utterly shocking decision by the ref not to send off the Argentinian in the second half for a reckless clear-out to the head. But we deserved to lose anyway after that performance. :(
I thought that was going to be yellow-x for a minute, but they took the line that the Argentinian player was committed before the Welsh player started to fall forward, so accidental. Had the Welshman remained upright he would have hit him midships, which would be a brilliant clear out. As the commentator said, not all contact to the head is foul play.
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Well that’s my prediction for the final gone (along with one of only three teams I would support)!

At 10-0 it looked easy.

Not sure now who will make the final against England. :D

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@nbg I think there might be a second prediction you have in there that’s wrong. 😂😂😂

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^^^ Perhaps Des. But…

If they do make the final… :)

No downside from making an unlikely prediction.

England had the best team in the last World Cup and screwed up.

It is not always the case that the favourites win.

Otherwise NZ would have won a few more.

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As a neutral and not knowing a lot about rugby, being an ex Leicester Tigers season ticket member, I’m quite enjoying this :D
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