Test Rugby 2015 Rugby World Cup Match Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by robbieando, Sep 12, 2015.

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  1. robbieando

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  2. Maester

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    Looking forward to seeing Fiji pull off a huge upset in the first game!
     
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    Any fantasy comps for this that I won't win?
     
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    England Team to face Fiji
    15. Brown (Harlequins) 14. Watson (Bath) 13. Joseph (Bath) 12. Barritt (Saracens) 11. May (Gloucester) 10. Ford (Bath) 9. B Youngs (Leicester); 1. Marler (Harlequins) 2. T Youngs (Leicester)3. Cole (Leicester) 4. Parling (Exeter Chiefs) 5. Lawes (Northampton) 6. Wood (Northampton) 7. Robshaw (Harlequins, capt) 8. Morgan (Gloucester). Replacements 16. Webber (Bath) 17. M Vunipola (Saracens) 18. Brookes (Northampton) 19. Launchbury (Wasps) 20. B Vunipola (Saracens) 21. Wigglesworth (Saracens) 22. Farrell (Saracens) 23. Burgess (Bath)

    Fiji Team to face England
    15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Waisea Nayacalevu, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 12 Gabiriele Lovobalavu, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Ben Volavola, 9 Nikola Matawalu, 8 Sakiusa Masi Matadigo, 7 Akapusi Qera (captain), 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2 Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma’afu. Replacements 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Isei Colati, 19 Tevita Cavubati, 20 Peceli Yato, 21 Nemia Kenatale, 22 Joshua Matavesi, 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma
     
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    Gees, this tournament has snuck up quickly. The English team manager has the worst case of cauliflower ears I have ever seen.

    We're in a tough pool.
     
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    That would be stunning
     
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    Tonga v Georgia (Kingsholm) @ 9:00pm
    Tonga:
    15 Vunga Lilo, 14 Telusa Veainu, 13 Will Helu, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Kurt Morath, 9 Tane Takulua, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Nili Latu (c), 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Steve Mafi, 4 Lua Lokotui, 3 Halani Aulika, 2 Elvis Taione, 1 Tevita Mailau
    Replacements:16 Paul Ngauamo, 17 Sona Taumalolo, 18 Sila Puafisi, 19 Hale T Pole, 20 Jack Ram, 21 Samisoni Fisilau, 22 Latiume Fosita, 23 Sione Piukala

    Georgia:15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Merab Sharikadze, 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 10 Lasha Malaghuradze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Mamuka Gorgodze (c), 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5 Giorgi Nemsadze, 4 Konstantin Mikautadze, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili
    Replacements:16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Kakha Asieshvili, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Levan Datunashvili, 20 Shalva Sutiashvili, 21 Giorgi Begadze, 22 Giorgi Pruidze, 23 Muraz Giorgadze
     
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    Ireland v Canada (Millennium Stadium) @ 11:30pm
    Ireland:
    15 Rob Kearney, 14 Dave Kearney, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Luke Fitzgerald, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Paul O’Connell (c), 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Jack McGrath.
    Replacements:16 Sean Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Nathan White, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Chris Henry, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Simon Zebo.

    Canada: 15 Matt Evans, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Ciaran Hearn, 12 Nick Blevins, 11 DTH Van der Merwe, 10 Nathan Hirayama, 9 Gordon McRorie, 8 Aaron Carpenter, 7 John Moonlight, 6 Kyle Gilmour, 5 Jamie Cudmore (c), 4 Brett Beukeboom, 3 Doug Wooldridge, 2 Ray Barkwill, 1 Hubert Buydens

    Replacements: 16 Benoit Piffero, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Andrew Tiedemann, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Richard Thorpe, 21 Phil Mack, 22 Liam Underwood, Conor Trainor
     
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    South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
    Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Fourie du Preez, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 JP Pietersen.

    Japan: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Male Sau, 12 Craig Wing, 11 Kotaro Matsushima, 10 Kosei Ono, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Hendrik Tui, 7 Michael Broadhurst, 6 Michael Leitch, 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Luke Thompson, 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami

    Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kazu, 17 Keita Inagaki, 18 Hiroshi Yamashita, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Amanaki Mafi. 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22 Harumichi Tatekawa, 23 Karne Hesketh
     
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    Interesting that Japan has named a pretty much full strength team against South Africa given they play Scotland 4 days later. Thought they might have rested guys for that one. South Africa haven't played for a while and have picked a bit of a strange looking team so it'll be interesting to see how close Japan can get.
     

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    I'd love it for England to be knocked out in the group stage to complete the trifecta of failing to get past the group stage in World Cups in the past year and a bit.
     
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    I really want to see what Akihito Yamada can do at this level. He was here at the Force all season and we never played him once.
     
  14. robbieando

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    One match in and the TMO is already a talking point.

    While it was the correct decision, when is it too late to refer to it, as the conversion was being lined up
     
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    Yeah, and why didn't they do the same for England's first try, which was a pretty clear truck and trailer.

    The review to penalise the Fijian guy for entering the ruck with no arms was also ridiculous. You see that all the time, it happened right in front of the ref's face and he didn't even think to penalise it. Yet the TMO butts in to view it like a minute later.
     
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    That was worth getting out of bed for, how big is this upset? Surely up there with one of the bigger ones of all time
     
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    UNBELIEVABLE JAPANNNNN! **** YEAH!!!

    TAKE A BOW EDDIE JONES!!!
     
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    Holy crap. Massive upset.
     
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    That was absolutely ******* epic. What a great win.

    Congratulations Japan. Fantastic scenes at the end with the celebrations too.
     
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    Banzai bitches!!!

    First win in a WC since 91.
     
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    That was ******* incredible, my heart was pounding. Amazing, amazing scenes.
     
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    Absolutely unbelievable. Is that the biggest upset in professional sport? Surely! $81 pre game!
     
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    Oh hindsight :D, can't even compare it to anything off the top of my head. Netherlands beating England at the T20 WC? Even then, more that can go wrong in a game of T20 then in a game of Rugby.
     
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    I think this is bigger, it would be like a WAFL reserves team beating a top 4 AFL team. Cannot believe it
     
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