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Rugby Championship 2017

Postby cormac » August 19th, 2017, 11:57 am

New Zealand giving Australia the mother and father of all bummings in Sydney.

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Postby CiaranIrl » August 19th, 2017, 12:10 pm

Cheika won't survive this. They'll say that the blame is all with him, which is bollix.
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby cormac » August 19th, 2017, 12:18 pm

6-54 after 50 mins
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Postby simonokeeffe » August 19th, 2017, 5:12 pm

Aus defence was garbage. Even really good tacklers like McMahon missing loads. Kerevi at 13 hardly tried.
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Postby Logorrhea » August 19th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Not sure how they measured it, but one half time statistic I saw was 37 missed Australian tackles. You havent a hope if you cant tackle.
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Postby cormac » August 20th, 2017, 12:22 pm

There were 88 tackles missed in the game between the two teams. Shambolic
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby Fan with smartphone » September 16th, 2017, 10:45 am

57 zip. 57. Zip.
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Postby Oldschool » September 16th, 2017, 5:27 pm

Fan with smartphone wrote:57 zip. 57. Zip.

NZ will want to join the 6Ns.
SH rugby looks to be in serious trouble.
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby simonokeeffe » September 16th, 2017, 11:34 pm

Oldschool wrote:
Fan with smartphone wrote:57 zip. 57. Zip.

NZ will want to join the 6Ns.
SH rugby looks to be in serious trouble.


That pro14 experience better kick in soon
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby dropkick » September 20th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Its been a bad year for southern hemisphere rugby. NZ are just too good while the other 3 countries all have big problems.


Its a bit like the effect Kilkenny had in the hurling. The hurling championship got very boring from 2005 to 2015 but thankfully things are changing now and we had a great championship this year. Unfortunately the football is in big trouble IMO due to Dublins dominance. The GAA pumped a lot of money into Dublin to make them more competitive (probably for greedy reasons of filling croke park more often) but they've created a monster now. Its like Kilkenny hurlers but Dublin is a lot bigger than Kilkenny.


Australia look miles off where they were. Argentina have not kicked on much since they joined the rugby championship. The quota system for the South Africans is a serious handicap. The Kiwis are sitting pretty but if people stop watching it could effect them.
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Postby simonokeeffe » September 20th, 2017, 10:05 pm

Union has been waning in Australia for a while due to lack of success, rugby league converts not working out, too many super rugby sides
Argentina need to stick or twist on having their players NH or SH
SA Ireckon more being hampered by admin problems, financial pull factors, than transformation but that was a problem and has only been kicked down the road a little bit
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby blockhead » October 5th, 2017, 11:22 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baJwl4J-YkY
RuggaMatrix podcast with Fraser Neil as guest this time. Very interesting.
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 6th, 2017, 9:38 am

blockhead wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baJwl4J-YkY
RuggaMatrix podcast with Fraser Neil as guest this time. Very interesting.


Despite not having a great host, this show is a fascinating examination about the strategic side of World Rugby, initially focussed on SH but then some very interesting insights as to what is happening and might happen in the NH.

Very good clip.
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Re: Rugby Championship 2017

Postby Experimental » October 8th, 2017, 10:26 pm

South Africa will be buoyed after their display against newzealand, and they will come here with confidence. Players of note, Malcolm Marx very powerful hooker in the mould of John Smit, Prop Kitchof and flank Du Toit, all three will give trouble. New Zealand are still far and away the best team in world rugby. If I were to pick world best team at the moment only the props. blind and openside and inside centre would not be from new zealand.
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