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Re: RWC 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » November 2nd, 2019, 11:53 am

Some performance from SA, I honestly thought the scores would be the other way around! The tries were phenomenal, great that they could win with those brilliant plays.

England never really got going, their backs were particularly bad with Youngs and Daly having complete nightmares.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Blueberry » November 2nd, 2019, 11:55 am

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Some performance from SA, I honestly thought the scores would be the other way around! The tries were phenomenal, great that they could win with those brilliant plays.

England never really got going, their backs were particularly bad with Youngs and Daly having complete nightmares.


Yes Youngs was very poor, Daly is a weak point and exposed today.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » November 2nd, 2019, 11:58 am

How can we get to the end of a World Cup final that South Africa just won and Daire O'Brien thinks their captain is called "Kolosi"?
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » November 2nd, 2019, 11:59 am

Blueberry wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Some performance from SA, I honestly thought the scores would be the other way around! The tries were phenomenal, great that they could win with those brilliant plays.

England never really got going, their backs were particularly bad with Youngs and Daly having complete nightmares.


Yes Youngs was very poor, Daly is a weak point and exposed today.

The tap peno was England's last chance to turn it around.
Daly has had a poor tournament.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » November 2nd, 2019, 12:00 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:How can we get to the end of a World Cup final that South Africa just won and Daire O'Brien thinks their captain is called "Kolosi"?

A play on words
Kolosus?
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby tingman » November 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm

Brilliant from the Boks....England did'nt turn up
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Twist » November 2nd, 2019, 12:12 pm

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RWC 2019

Postby Twist » November 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:How can we get to the end of a World Cup final that South Africa just won and Daire O'Brien thinks their captain is called "Kolosi"?


Mispronounced names have been a blight on this tournament

Itojo
Vunipolo
Mampipi
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby OTT » November 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm

Owen Farrell needs to be put out to pasture a spent force at this level and at his age will only get worse, time waits for no one. He also has to much control on that team and it’s all negative. (Tongue in Cheek)
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » November 2nd, 2019, 12:16 pm

Twist wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:How can we get to the end of a World Cup final that South Africa just won and Daire O'Brien thinks their captain is called "Kolosi"?


Mispronounced player names have been a blight on this tournament

Itojo
Vunipolo
Mampipi



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The Vunipolo one is particularly bad! There are two of them and they've been around for years and played in big games year after year, how can people not know?!
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Twist » November 2nd, 2019, 12:19 pm

From a selfish Leinster/Irish point of view (which I always have), it would’ve been better for us to have all those England & Sarries players coming home in party mode, fat and happy and ready to be picked off


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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » November 2nd, 2019, 12:21 pm

OTT wrote:Owen Farrell needs to be put out to pasture a spent force at this level and at his age will only get worse, time waits for no one. He also has to much control on that team and it’s all negative. (Tongue in Cheek)

A believer at last, nice to know i haven't been wasting my sweetness on the desert air.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Pilotman123 » November 2nd, 2019, 12:39 pm

I can see Owen Farrell being favorite to captain the Lions 2021, he’s some leader for someone who’s only just turned 28
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Oldschool » November 2nd, 2019, 1:02 pm

In summary.
Thank god that's over for another four years and we can get back to winning the 6Ns championship and/or Triple Crown.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Blueberry » November 2nd, 2019, 1:18 pm

Thank goodness it's over - I agree !! And we didn't do too badly, they only broke Conan.

Cronin I believe is nothing serious so it hasn't taken too heavy a toll.

Back to 5 Star hunting......
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Pilotman123 » November 2nd, 2019, 1:33 pm

Blueberry wrote:Thank goodness it's over - I agree !! And we didn't do too badly, they only broke Conan.

Cronin I believe is nothing serious so it hasn't taken too heavy a toll.

Back to 5 Star hunting......

I think we should be starting R Kelleher for the European cup games to develop him for 2023, he’s very good
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Blueberry » November 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm

Pilotman123 wrote:
Blueberry wrote:Thank goodness it's over - I agree !! And we didn't do too badly, they only broke Conan.

Cronin I believe is nothing serious so it hasn't taken too heavy a toll.

Back to 5 Star hunting......

I think we should be starting R Kelleher for the European cup games to develop him for 2023, he’s very good


Serious potential all right but for me Cronin starts if fit, no question, he has always delivered but good complaints to have - question for the powers that be is Kelleher or Tracey on the bench and Kelleher looks to be winning that one.

Good problems and you need two good hookers for 80 minutes now so it's all positive.

Quite honestly only interested in 5 stars - another World Cup can wait for a while !! After the anti climax in Japan which we all feared it's back to supporting the boys in blue for a while - single vision !!
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Dexter » November 2nd, 2019, 3:21 pm

Enjoyed this mornings game, despite Toland doing his best to ruin it by never shutting up. Shows how difficult it is to call games like these.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby Peg Leg » November 2nd, 2019, 5:32 pm

My god Youngs cost that team a few hundred meters with ball in hand. Every player had to check their run or catch behind them.
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Re: RWC 2019

Postby neiliog93 » November 2nd, 2019, 5:52 pm

Lose the collisions, lose the game most of the time. England play a style dependent on winning collisions (similar to ours, although different..). The only top team who can win while losing collisions are probably New Zealand, although the England semi-final showed it doesn't always work out. The game has somewhat moved away from its size obsession over the last decade, I guess today's result is a reminder that size does sometimes matter (as well as accuracy and set-piece functionality)...
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