2017 RLWC - QF1 - AUS 46-0 SAM @ Darwin

Discussion in '2017 RLWC Game Day Forum/Match Discussion' started by Timmah, Nov 12, 2017.

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QF Result: AUS v SAM

Poll closed Friday at 11:30 PM.
  1. Australia

    75.0%
  2. Samoa

    25.0%
  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Billy Slater 2. Dane Gagai 3. Will Chambers 4. Josh Dugan 5. Valentine Holmes
    6. Michael Morgan 7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Aaron Woods 9. Cameron Smith 10. David Klemmer 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh McGuire

    Interchange: 14. Wade Graham 15. Jordan McLean 16. Regan Campbell-Gillard 17. Tyson Frizell
    18. Felise Kaufusi 19. Cameron Munster 20. James Maloney 21. Ben Hunt

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    1. Young Tonumaipea 2. Matthew Wright 3. Ricky Leutele 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Timoteo Lafai
    6. Jarome Luai 7. Ben Roberts
    8. Junior Paulo 9. Jazz Tevaga 10. Herman Essese 11. Joshua Papalii 12. Frank Pritchard 13. Leeson Ah Mau

    Interchange: 14. Fa'amanu Brown 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Suaia Matagi 17. Joseph Paulo
    18. Zane Musgrove 19. Frank Winterstein 20. Pita Godinet 21. Ken Maumalo


    Match Officials
    Referee: Phil Bentham
    Sideline Officials: Chris Sutton, Belinda Sleeman
    Video Referee: Ashley Klein​
     
  2. Burns

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    When will Samoa turn up?

    They haven’t won a test since the Pacific Test of 2016 I think? Have gone well backwards since then as well. Clearly have well discussed issues in their halves, but have expected them to go as well as Tonga in this WC.

    All that said, I think they should have the ability to cause Australia a few problems in the first half.
     
  3. Billythekid

    Billythekid First Grade

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    They're missing a few key players that have held them back quite a bit. They're team is still decent on paper but I can't see them troubling Australia at all. Im expecting a 30+ point score line.
     
  4. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Samoa just have no quality spine players.

    Australia will be ruthless.
     
  5. Springs09

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    Samoa are missing 10+ players. The fact they can still put out a squad that looks alright on paper is a testament to how far the pacific nations have come.
     
  6. Front-Rower

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    Who?
     
  7. grouch

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    The ones I know of are Milford, Kasiano, Asiata, Moga, S Mata'utia, Winterstein, Liu, Sue... that's it? Decent bunch there
     
  8. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    I doubt they are missing that many, but players like Kasino and Milford come to mind which would probably make a huge difference

    Anyway on the actual game this is a huge mismatch

    Aus 50
    Samoa 6
     
  9. Springs09

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    Nofoaluma, Winterstein, Milford, May, S. Mata'utia, Moga, McGuire, Liu, Soliola, Kasiano, Asiata, K. Pritchard, Sue, Auva'a. Not counting Simona for obvious reasons.

    I don't know if Soliola and Auva'a were just not selected, and McGuire and Liu are obviously with other teams, but the rest are injured. That's still ten players, which is at least as much as Scotland, Wales and France have out.
     
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  10. Golden point

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    Aus win easy of course but this is a very average aus team. Very beatable.
    Will they even make the final?....
     
  11. JasonE

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    Samoa won't do any good until they get rid of that dud coach, how the hell does Bunty Afoa & that shit fullback keep getting picked. Much better players have missed out completely on the 17.
     
  12. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    How did Munster not get the 5/8th spot!
     
  13. Golden point

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    Arrr Michael Morgan..
     
  14. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Munster is better and in better form
     
  15. Golden point

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    Muster has billy, cam smith and cooper helping him.
    Morgan got the Cowboys to the Grand finale on his own back.
    I really like Munster but because he played well vs some minows means diddly. He's had 1 good season and relatively new to 5/8.
    When your back is to the wall in the final Morgan is your guy.
    Common sense prevailed here. Don't fight it.
     
  16. Rhyno

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    Australia by 40
     
  17. King hit

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  18. ed-grimley

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    He'd have to be better than one of the starting centres.
     
  19. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Get rid of Dugan.
     
  20. King hit

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    Would take Dugan any day over Chambers
     
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