'12 | Test | Sat 13 Oct | AUS 18-10 NZ | Dairy Farmers

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers' started by Timmah, Oct 9, 2012.

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Post-Season Test winner?

Poll closed Oct 13, 2012.
  1. Australia

    81.3%
  2. New Zealand

    18.8%
  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Billy Slater
    2. Darius Boyd 3. Greg Inglis 4. Josh Morris 5. Brett Morris
    6. Johnathan Thurston 7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Matthew Scott 9. Cameron Smith 10. James Tamou
    11. Greg Bird 12. Paul Gallen
    13. Nate Myles

    Interchange: 14. Robbie Farah 15. Ryan Hoffman
    16. David Shillington 17. Tony Williams

    Reserves: 18. Ben Te'o 19. Josh Reynolds

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    1. Josh Hoffman
    2. Sam Perrett 3. Krisnan Inu 4. Dean Whare 5. Gerard Beale
    6. Benji Marshall 7. Kieran Foran
    8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Isaac Luke 10. Sam Kasiano
    11. Frank Pritchard 12. Kevin Proctor
    13. Simon Mannering

    Interchange: 14. Elijah Taylor 15. Ben Matulino
    16. Greg Eastwood 17. Adam Blair

    Reserve: 18. Sam McKendry


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    Sideline Officials: Russell Turner (AUS) and Shane Rehm (NZL)
    Video Referee: Paul Simpkins (AUS) and Leon Williamson (NZL)


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  2. Saints fan

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    Difficult to see us getting up in this one. We might stick with the Kangaroos for 40 minutes but they will finish over the top of us.

    Kangaroos 13+.
     
  3. IanG

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    Ok they haven't got a neutral ref to do this one.
     
  4. user_nat

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    Feels like this game is the least hyped Aus/NZ game ever. Ever since being announced.
    At least it is sold out, which is good to see after a fairly lackluster year of crowds in Townsville.

    Australia by 20.
     
  5. Springs

    Springs First Grade

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    Well I hardly care for it, mainly because it's all they're doing. If it was the first game of a tournament it might be more interesting.
     
  6. nqcowboy87

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    why is reynolds 19th man and barba is twiddling his thumbs
     
  7. Billythekid

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    That NZ team looks so incredibly average. This will probably come back to bite me but it's hard to see them even competing with Australia. Wouldn't be at all suprised to see a blowout.

    Where can they get picked? The only possible spot for them to be is on the bench and clearly that spot is going to Farah.

    Pretty much this. When you consider how bad NZ are in one offs and then look at their squad it's hard to be excited. I mean i'm still looking forward to it but i understand why casual fans aren't.

    That plus nothing in the NRL really gets hyped (except SOO). Hopefully that starts changing a little from next year.
     
  8. Vic Mackey

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    The 2-5 of nz is pretty terrible. Beale and whare aren't even good first graders. I know matai, skd, nightingale, vatuvai and ropati are injured but surely they have better somewhere?
     
  9. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    2-5 terrible?

    Inu and Perrett have been outstanding. Don't understand Whare given he's barely kept a FG spot, Beale's incumbent isn't he?

    Whare and Beale are really only there because Nightingale's injured anyway.
     
  10. Usain Bolt

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    Kiwis will get thrashed
     
  11. Billythekid

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    Beale has been embarrasingly bad this year and Whare isn't near test level. Inu has been good but he's wildly inconsistent and who knows what player will show up this weekend. Perrett is a sure bet but overall i wouldn't feel at all confident going against Australias 2-5 with that line-up, could be a blood bath.

    I think there is too much focus on their 2-5 anyway at the moment. They are completely outclassed at 1,6,7,9 and their forward pack looks average and is going to get smashed.
     
  12. parraparraparra

    parraparraparra Juniors

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    Kiwis will get massacred
     
  13. diggo

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    I totally agree with the sentiment here. Australia out-classes the Kiwis across the park. The 12.5 points start the bookies are offering won't be enough. Australia will only need to lift to 3rd gear for a win here. Could easily be an embarrassing 30+ point margin by the final siren.

    I'm all over Aus (-12.5) @ $1.85. I'll be taking higher margins when they are released for some real good value.
     
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    Aussies 13+, but Beale to play a blinder to pull down the pants of anyone who ever doubted the Steve Price masterstroke of signing him at Saints
     
  15. Patorick

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    :crazy:
     
  16. Rhino_NQ

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    roos to score over 24 points @ 1.90 sounds pretty good.
     
  17. IanG

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    Also they're talking about the conditions in Townsville. Well I was at the Test in Newcastle last year and it was a hot day that day and the Kangaroos gave the Kiwis as touch up. Even though this is an evening game.
     
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    Matulino has been a beast for the last two seasons and is up there with Tamou as the best prop in the game. He's got to start surely.

    I can see a 20 plus margin here unfortunately.
     
  19. Billythekid

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    Kasiano is starting. Matulino should be on in the first 10 minutes anyway.
     
  20. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I understand he's behind a few quality players but if he's struggling to keep his spot in first grade, he has a point.
     

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