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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby fourthirtythree » October 13th, 2019, 11:21 am

Great that this match is happening. Really looking forward to it.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Twist » October 13th, 2019, 11:57 am

Penalty against Japan for side entry! *maniacal Joker laugh*


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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby fourthirtythree » October 13th, 2019, 11:59 am

Yeah, Japan struggle a bit when they are made to play the same laws as the opposition team.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby FLIP » October 13th, 2019, 12:03 pm

We want a Scotland win, any Scotland win, to top the group. A draw or a Japan win will result in us being second.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby fourthirtythree » October 13th, 2019, 12:08 pm

I just want a good game, an honest one. The Ireland Japan match left a terrible taste in my mouth and soured the whole tournament.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Leinsterimp » October 13th, 2019, 12:08 pm

Japan loss with 2 match points and they top the group don’t they?
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby fourthirtythree » October 13th, 2019, 12:10 pm

As the great haiku poet Basho wrote:

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O, Matshushima!
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby tingman » October 13th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Brilliant second try from Japan
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby leinster.not.D4 » October 13th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Scotland may yet regret that this game went ahead
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Schumi » October 13th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Head on head tackles don't count as high?
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby LeinsterLeader » October 13th, 2019, 12:29 pm

I don't want to be begrudging to the Japanese, as they are really brilliant to watch, but they are all over the place at the breakdown. They just run in from all sides.

Maybe that's the way forward for world rugby. Forget about legality at the breakdown and we'll have more exiting running rugby :shock:
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » October 13th, 2019, 12:45 pm

In hindsight, a LBP was our greatest World Cup achievement as opposed to our most embarrassing defeat :lol:
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby fourthirtythree » October 13th, 2019, 12:48 pm

I know people love to mock the rankings but Japan are ranked ahead of Scotland going into this....
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby leinster.not.D4 » October 13th, 2019, 12:59 pm

fourthirtythree wrote:I know people love to mock the rankings but Japan are ranked ahead of Scotland going into this....



And does it show
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby tingman » October 13th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Finn Russell world class - indeed!
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby tingman » October 13th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Brilliant game - fair play to Japan - roll on the All Blacks.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Selection of Refs for Q/F games will be critical. We could get an Aussie or French group or Owens. Japan v SA could get Barnes or an NZ ref - probably not O'Keeffe. Wales v Fr could get a Aussie or Peiper. England v Australia could get Owens, French or NZ, maybe O'Keeffe.

Rolland will try to avoid having a Ref from either of the countries that the winner will face.

Gardner doesn't deserve a Q/F. Berry we had last time. Pearce doesn't deserve Q/F as he continually over-ruled TMO calls.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Logorrhea » October 13th, 2019, 3:51 pm

tingman wrote:Finn Russell world class - indeed!


When the pressure is off hes pretty great
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby tingman » October 13th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Logorrhea wrote:
tingman wrote:Finn Russell world class - indeed!


When the pressure is off hes pretty great


Oh can he showboat with the best of them....some of his decisions today were awful.
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Re: Ireland Pool 2019 RWC

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm

If Furlong and Porter want to raise their standards in open play, a copy of the 20 minute contribution of the blond-haired Japanese No 18 would be worth some study. He was magnificent in carrying into contact and passing beautifully to colleagues and contributing constantly at high pace and with pure quality. A great cameo.
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