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Rugby World Cup 2011 Thread

Old Oct 17th 2011, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by IvanM
From what The rest of world saw the ref was blind to constant wallaby cheating in the pack. Pocock is average but seeing as the Aussie forwards are shite he is seen in a different light through those alternate goggles available in Australia.
Safs aren't regarded as rest of world. There's one ruck in the QF that is marginal - rest are fine.

Perhaps take a leaf out of the Welsh and Aussie book and lose with a bit of dignity.
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Ha ha. I am not a saf. The day the Aussies lose with same dignity as the Taffs seems a long way off. Nice try.

Originally Posted by Beoz
Safs aren't regarded as rest of world. There's one ruck in the QF that is marginal - rest are fine.

Perhaps take a leaf out of the Welsh and Aussie book and lose with a bit of dignity.
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Old Oct 17th 2011, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Beoz
Safs aren't regarded as rest of world. There's one ruck in the QF that is marginal - rest are fine.

Perhaps take a leaf out of the Welsh and Aussie book and lose with a bit of dignity.
The fact is, the people who have commented on the Boks getting robbed on this thread are all neutrals, we are all English fans who rarely will ever feel sorry for the Boks, but so harsh was their treatment that we have spoken up. So your accusations of blinkered viewpoints are simply not valid mate.

However, you clearly have shown your Green and Gold colours to suggest that you are the blinkered one. How else do you explain the fact that Pocock got pulled up on nearly all of his infringements against the ABs? I'll tell you how, the referee simply did his job, whereas against the Boks he didn't

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The fact is, the people who have commented on the Boks getting robbed on this thread are all neutrals, we are all English fans who rarely will ever feel sorry for the Boks, but so harsh was their treatment that we have spoken up. So your accusations of blinkered viewpoints are simply not valid mate.

However, you clearly have shown your Green and Gold colours to suggest that you are the blinkered one. How else do you explain the fact that Pocock got pulled up on nearly all of his infringements against the ABs? I'll tell you how, the referee simply did his job, whereas against the Boks he didn't
I support Scotland .... with not much luck

You ask the question ... I've answered it before .... I'll try again. Good forward play by the AB's kept Pockock mostly in check. The SAF's got out played at the breakdown allowing Pockock almost free reign. What works in one game can quite easily be nulified in another as we have seen time and time again in the WC.

You are yet to find me an infringment in the QF game. Just one eyed comments regarding cheating.
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Originally Posted by Beoz
I support Scotland .... with not much luck

You ask the question ... I've answered it before .... I'll try again. Good forward play by the AB's kept Pockock mostly in check. The SAF's got out played at the breakdown allowing Pockock almost free reign. What works in one game can quite easily be nulified in another as we have seen time and time again in the WC.

You are yet to find me an infringment in the QF game. Just one eyed comments regarding cheating.
I have not accused the Wallabies of cheating, I've simply said the ref did not do his job in policing the Wallaby forwards, in particular Pocock.

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Not what I said. Your forwards got smashed by Australia and that help Pockock massively. The AB's smashed the Aussie forwards and Pockock had very few chances to poach correctly and was pinged when he didn't.
Total rubbish. The Wallabies defended like lions and we should have taken one of the 20-odd chances we had to score, but we were not outplayed up front or in the rucks and we owned the lineouts. Pocock was not policed by Lawrence, therefore was allowed to get away with what he did.
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So when's the final and do France have a chance?

Who you going for? Me, the All Blacks...always like watching them....though France haven't had much success so would be nice to see them win the big one as well...
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So when's the final and do France have a chance?
Sunday and no
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Sunday and no
I'd like it to go Northern Hemisphere, but I just don't think the French deserve it. Even if they beat the ABs well, they still won't have deserved it. They have got this far through playing negative and ugly rugby.
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Originally Posted by BadgeIsBack
Even the commentators talked about this sort of rugby and spoke about 'test match' conditions - my emphasis. 10 man rugby after all...but I tell you what impressed me - in the SH way: the change of direction of attack, getting across the gainline...when England stutters and is wooden I can hear the SH way ringing in my ears...

At the peak of England in 2003 I saw it in England too but alas, I don't see so much of it now!
They certainly didn't show it at the WC but in recent years they have played a more expansive game, did you see them thrash the Wallabies at HQ last year?
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Dear Kiwis,

Please smash the French.
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Please smash the French.
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ALLEZ LES BLUES
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New Zealand will win unless they get fed some artichokes by a French waitress.
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