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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:45 pm

So in the end no real surprises in the SF lineup.

I would love to see England go through, of course, but I just think the ABs will have too much.

The other game will be a difficult call. I honestly think it could go either way.

Whatever, New Zealand will have two hard games ahead of them but I still see them winning the whole thing.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:02 am

England 19 - 7 New Zealand.

Monumental. :clap: :clap:

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by StrappedUp » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:05 am

That was a great performance :clap:

Now we just need to hold up our end of the deal to set up a first all northern hemisphere final.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:02 am
England 19 - 7 New Zealand.

Monumental. :clap: :clap:

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Never expected to see a game quite like that. Especially when you factor in two marginal disallowed tries that would have stood but for TMO calls.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:12 am

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:06 am
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Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:02 am
England 19 - 7 New Zealand.

Monumental. :clap: :clap:

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Guy, I hope your car radio is working! :lol:

Never expected to see a game quite like that. Especially when you factor in two marginal disallowed tries that would have stood but for TMO calls.
Don't worry Steve. Car radio (DAB) will be working. :thumbup:

Later part of the second half there seemed to be a couple of NZ forward passes that were missed. Fortunately didn't affect the outcome. England's defence was awesome.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Thegreyman » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am

Great win for England, there only ever looked like one team was going to win that game :thumbup:
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Post by welshlad » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am

Well played England. Awesome performance.

Hopefully Wales will see them in the final next week. :)
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:44 am

Hope so, Steve. Wales need to run them round the pitch for 80 min.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by richtel » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am

Got back into UK yesterday and I forgot all about it- dangit! Was it on BBC for iPlayer?

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:59 am

richtel wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am
Got back into UK yesterday and I forgot all about it- dangit! Was it on BBC for iPlayer?
Rich, highlights are always on ITV4 at 7pm.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by richtel » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:59 am
richtel wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am
Got back into UK yesterday and I forgot all about it- dangit! Was it on BBC for iPlayer?
Rich, highlights are always on ITV4 at 7pm.
Tks Steve!

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by sproughton » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Still can't really figure out what happened there. England battered the All Blacks in every single area of the game. Was more like a 30 point game than a 12 point one.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:25 pm

sproughton wrote:
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Still can't really figure out what happened there. England battered the All Blacks in every single area of the game. Was more like a 30 point game than a 12 point one.
1. Ball retention. Normally New Zealand don’t concede anywhere near that number of turnovers or for that matter penalties in the tackle and ruck situations.

2. Main reason for the above is constant pressure. England looked good going forward throughout the game, but they were outstanding in defence, particularly Underhill and Itoje, and Ford was very astute at keeping New Zealand pinned back in their own half, often their own 22.

3. England are a VERY good team! They have retained their traditional strengths, while adding considerable flair on the ball throughout all 15 players and showing real nous in defence. In short, they did an “All Blacks” on the All Blacks! Even when they were protecting Farrell to some extent.

The signs have been there throughout the competition, particularly the QF against Australia. England have had the edge against them in recent years, I know, and Australia were not at the races, but it was a significant demolition job, carried out pretty ruthlessly.

Tomorrow will be interesting – as well next Saturday. I’m very much looking forward to the GTG even though I will be in a car bound for Bristol during the match! :problem:

England will not fear Wales or South Africa, especially after this, but it will be a pretty titanic game, I think, whoever is involved. What a fantastic tournament this has turned out to be!
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:56 pm

richtel wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:59 am
richtel wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:49 am
Got back into UK yesterday and I forgot all about it- dangit! Was it on BBC for iPlayer?
Rich, highlights are always on ITV4 at 7pm.
Tks Steve!
Changed to 1710 today on ITV4.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by TheBeatles » Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:03 pm

If NZ are allowed to do the Haka, then opponents should be allowed to confront them. Pathetic officials telling England to stay in own half. They were taken up the challenge of the Haka. Too much pandering to NZ Rugby by the World Cup.

I liked Farrell smiling at ABs during it tho, he thought they looked ridiculous too.
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