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Test Rugby 2014 Rugby Championship

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by AuckMel, Aug 16, 2014.

Put it out there
  1. Plugger35

    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

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    Wallabies making the scoreline respectable now.
     

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  2. Mint Condition

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    Phipps, Foley and Higginbotham have made a big difference. Should start in the next game, especially Phipps.
     
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    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

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    The icing on the cake for the All Blacks with the last try to bring up the 50.

    Wallabies fought it out in the 2nd half but still a disappointing result for them, they never looked like winning.
     
  4. Greasyrhys

    Greasyrhys Norm Smith Medallist

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    Sigh, may as well keep the Bledisoe over in NZ, don't even bring it back over here, not even for display or teasing. The wallabies will never again win a series against them kiwis.

    And btw Adelaide Oval (& every major stadium in Australia) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Eden Park graveyard
     
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  5. AuckMel

    AuckMel Kiwi_Power

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    What a pounding. Izzie run down by Barrett :eek:
     
  6. Mint Condition

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    Izzie isn't really a top liner speedster, and Barrett is actually very quick. Take a look at this video of him chasing down Willie Le Roux who I'd guess is a bit quicker than Folau.

     
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    In the other match South Africa beat Argentina 33-31. By all reports Argentina were the better team on the day, but as has become common with them in the last couple of years, they weren't able to close out the win. Nevertheless, Argentina are clearly moving forward, while the same can't be said about the Boks.
     
  8. LukeParkerno1

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    Toomua at 12 was a joke, White even worse!
     
  9. Greasyrhys

    Greasyrhys Norm Smith Medallist

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    Good to see plenty of people dressed as empty seats in Perth...
     
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  10. AuckMel

    AuckMel Kiwi_Power

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    Solid win for the ABs in pretty ordinary conditions.
     
  11. AuckMel

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    I was watching the game in Perth and with a few minutes to go I thought it was safe to go back to the AFL, nek minute check out the scores and the Wallabies won.
     

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  12. AuckMel

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    A dour win for the ABs.

    Was there any promotion for the game on the GC tonight? Crowd looks horrid.
     
  13. Mr_Bojangles

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    Came in to talk about this. I saw the game on another screen at a pub watching the Shockers. 10,000? That;s terrible. It was an awful crowd for Oz v Argies over here in Perth last year but that was when a thunderstorm rolled over the city and even then that was 25,000 or so.
     
  14. Mint Condition

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    Geez we're lucky Argentina only decided to play for the last 20 minutes. Despite complete dominance for 60 odd minutes we kept making mistakes and poor decisions when hot on attack. If it wasn't for Argentina bombing a certain try at the end it would have been 32 all with 4 or 5 minutes left.

    Crowd was a little over 14k, which is pathetic. I'd say it'll be the last time they play a test match in the Gold Coast unless they have some contractual requirement. The Sevens will also move - most likely to Sydney which would be a good change. The Gold Coast is the worst sporting city in Australia and all sports have struggled there. It's like Miami in America.
     
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    Ever since we punted Nic White we have done well. Put Beale at 12 FFS!
     
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    Yep. That is going to happen either next year or the year after. I reckon 2015.
     
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    They really should. Toomua hasn't played horrible but Beale deserves a shot at the spot he played so well in for the Tahs.

    Putting Phipps, Foley and Beale together is the way to go.
     
  18. LukeParkerno1

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    Well put it this way it can't go any worse. They go on and on about Beale's defence...it sure wasn't that bad in the Super 15. Toomua is just solid and if he is not kicking it serves no purpose in playing him
     
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    I bought tickets to the Wallabies vs All Blacks game @ Suncorp Stadium. First Rugby Union game ever. I'm assuming this will be a good game?
     
  20. LukeParkerno1

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    Depends...it could be okay, depends how many injuries the Wallabies have. Usually is fairly close.
     
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    From what I can tell with my limited knowledge, it should be a decent crowd. Regardless of the result, if it's a decent atmosphere, I'll be happy!
     
  22. LukeParkerno1

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    Always is a 40K plus crowd in Brisbane. Hopefully Australia win is South Africa and the last match between Aus/NZ is for the title.
     
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    Carn the Wallabies. Smash these Saffas
     
  24. AuckMel

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    Pretty enjoyable game this morning. Argies took it to the AB's and with some luck may have been a lot closer at halftime.

    Some very good tries and some very good set pieces which never quite went right for both sides.

    A bonus point win and Champs again.
     
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    WTF for some reason I thought this game was tonight. Can't believe I missed it :( lamel.