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2019 RU World Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by ReddFelon, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. jargan83

    jargan83 Coach

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    NZ got dis
     
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  2. Willow

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    More likely he was consistently outsmarted by opposing coaches and just couldn't handle the Test level.

    On close inspection, Cheika's record as Australian coach has been abysmal. On his watch, the Wallabies have dropped to seventh in the world rankings, their lowest in history.

    Meanwhile, Cheika has blamed assistant coaching staff, referees, the media, RU admin... everyone but himself. I figured something was wrong a few years ago during that whole 'clowngate' thing in NZ. Surely the warning bells were going off in the (then) ARU as well.

    The real story here is about how he kept his job for this long.
     
  3. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    he really hasn't had the cattle either

    next gen looking much better so whom ever takes over will have to replace a few of the retirees and we have some good young prospects too
     
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  4. ReddFelon

    ReddFelon Juniors

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    Ahhhhh, the sweet relief of knowing that the sport will continue to grow now that New Zealand can't win a third world cup in a row.
     
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  5. axl rose

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    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    only safas to fly the flag for the southern hemisphere teams, can't say its been dull, a lot of upsets
     
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    Congrats to the poms!

    they were the better team last night that’s for damn sure.

    A nice defence of our title... Hansen now out I guess we will be looking at who’s next.
     
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    I can't see England playing any better than yesterday so one has to question if they played the final a week early.

    I think the safas will take it out.
     
  9. JJ

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    Eddie Jones masterclass

    Hansen will rue his selections for a long time... but for the 80 mins they were dominated.
     
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    Eddie Jones is the GOAT
     
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  11. axl rose

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    Yuk. Wales bandwagon here.
     
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  12. Parra

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    No respect for Wales?
     
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  13. Valheru

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    I like Wales but they barely got past France and I don't see them getting within 20 of England.

    I think South Africa can beat England.
     
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    That was ugly.Japan play more rugby in 5 minutes than these two managed in 80 minutes.
     
  15. ReddFelon

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    Still backing my prediction from 2 years ago for a South Africa Cup victory. Game was deliberately conservative from both sides. I can understand why though, Rassie now gets an entire week to breakdown everything that England did against NZ last night. Eddie Jones has to flip a coin and hope he guesses the right style, because South Africa won't play the way they did tonight, next weekend. They also won't get caught out like the All Blacks, trying to run the ball out of the 22. Boks by 3.
     
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    Jaapies won't do anything different - all they can do is dour kicking shit... they're just awful to watch - everything that's shit about union
     
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    Hahaha that’s a good one

    Oh wait.....
     
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    The entire tournament covers a massive 4 pages
     
  19. Manurewa_Marlins

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    England deserved that win, dominated the ABs.

    Should be theirs to lose but those damn Saffas can play a bit too.
     
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    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know why World Rugby is so keen to get Garces over. Obviously Owens is injured or else he was refereeing, but bloody hell!! Garces is reffereeing the final
     

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