Test Rugby 2015 Rugby World Cup Final: New Zealand v Australia

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Put it out there
  1. King Elvis

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    No it isn't.

    They're absolute champions - watching the best team in the world do their thing should be a pleasure.
     
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    Is Folau shit at two sports?

    All I saw him do tonight was kick the ball straight to the ABs. Maybe I just don't understand the sport enough.
     
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    God damn Carter is a stone cold killer.

    New Zealand deserved that for sure, proud of our fightback though.
     
  4. AuckMel

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    I'd rather they fix how long it took to get the scrum down to the penalty kick. Lost a lot of game time.
     
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    Carter didn't make it look too difficult with his success rate tonight.

    Regardless, the obvious argument to your point is to suggest that crossing the line is a far more difficult skill, so it is less about reducing the reward for kicking, and more about increasing the reward for scoring a try.
     
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    He's had an average WC, but he's been a star in Union.

    Might need a move back to the wing or something though, seems to have stagnated at full back.
     
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    But they were such good kicks, you can see how all that time at GWS helped him
     
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    In your defense for blokes who don't watch the kicking side is the most confusing/infuriating thing.

    In answer to your question though. No he's quite good at this and had a fairly decent game tonight.
     
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    Don't agree.
    We need to get better. If that means offering heaps of $$ and poaching their kids so be it.
    We have been sitting on our hands for too long now.
    Credit to the Kiwis they are only good at 1 sport in the world but geez they are good at it
     
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    Disagree, watching one team dominate a sport is just bloody embarrassing, same goes with the USA with baseball & basketball.
     
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    If they paid that forward pass this game would be completely different rubbish umpiring all game in favor of the All Blacks!
     

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    He has been playing well at club level, looks like a natural out there. But tonight, not so much.
     
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    Folau hasn't been fit most of the tournament. We probably had to play him and hope he was at his best to beat the ABs - but he had no speed or sidestep for the last few games. It was a gamble - didn't work.

    A year ago, some were calling him the best full-back in the world.
     
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    They try it with some new rules a few years ago, the Northern Hemisphere teams kyboshed it as they love scrummaging and forward play, over backs and wingers.

    The penalties have to be severe because of the technicalities in the game - if you have weak penalties, the breakdown will become and absolute shambles.
     
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    Carters a freak and has spent hours upon hours perfecting that skill.

    The try is harder and is scored as such. Reduce kicking points and watch a lot more cheaper penalties be given away by teams.
     
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    Huge man crush on McCaw.
     
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    Who's the poor bastard who's going to be NZ's next no.10? No big shoes to fill or anything.
     
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    They'll just pick the next off the production line.There'll be about 50 to choose from.
     
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    Unfortunately each ref seems to bring their own technicalities to the breakdown.

    Consistently needs to be found, and sadly we see such inconsistency in one game, let alone across a tournament.
     
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    Aaron Cruden. Yep, the future is pretty scary.
     
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    Really quite proud of that second half and Moore spoke very well just then.

    Well done Wallabies.
     
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    Weren't we at #4 when he went down in 2011?
     
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    Key moments;

    Douglas injury.
    Giteau injury.
    Missed forward pass.
    Obstruction not paid.
    Smith off.
    Mitchell dropping the ball almost every time he touched it.
    Kicking it away constantly.
    Carter being Carter.

    They did well to shut down our loose forwards - we had that ~15 minute period of dominance which was built on them being a man down and Pocock/Fardy/Hooper getting on top; but apart from that period, they shut them down very effectively.
     
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    and Carter.

    They're absolute class acts.
     
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    Replaced Carter in the last WC and didn't miss a beat.