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Match Thread - Triple Header at Eden Park

Discussion in 'International' started by Burns, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. jim_57

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    This year would have been a perfect time to give a young half or two their debut. Dylan Brown the first one that springs to mind.
     
  2. Springs09

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    GB are rubbish. Doesn't seem to be any real drive. I'm sure it doesn't help that there's nothing at stake.
     
  3. jim_57

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    Agreed, like I said about NZ above it would have been a good year to give some younger players a go. They notably lack any speed in particular, as good as they were in previous years I think Hall and McGillvray have had their time.
     
  4. Burns

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    How’s the game been? Not been able to watch
     
  5. Springs09

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    McGillvary just f**ked 2 certain tries in 2 minutes
     
  6. kiwileaguefan

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    I have only seen the last 20 mins and it's a bludger of a game.....

    English referee? WTF
     
  7. jim_57

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    The first one was a good call not to pass, inside man well and truely covered with a NZ player in range for an intercept.
     
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    The 20 was the best of it.
    Oh, apart from an exceptional Haka
     
  9. roughyedspud

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    Big sigh.......
     
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    1. Naiqama
    2. Sivo
    3. Wiliame
    4. Blake
    5. Vunivalu
    6.
    7. Wakeham
    8. D Saifiti
    9. Koroisau
    10. Campbell-Gillard
    11. Kikau
    12. T Sims
    13. K Sims

    14. Lovodua
    15. Bukuya
    16. Kamikamica
    17. Evans

    Only real position missing is who you would play at 6? Could put Koroisau there and play Lovodua at 9 I suppose and bring another player on to the bench. With a team in the Ron Massey Cup next year and a team in the NSW Cup in 2021. It should help develop some options in the spine positions in time for the World Cup in 2021.
     
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  11. Springs09

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    GB are their own worst enemy, reminds me of England a few years back. Widdop was awful. Hodgson never goes as well in internationals as in the NRL. And there's just nothing behind them, they look like a plastic team with nothing really to play for.
     
  12. Burns

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    Come on Tonga!
     
  13. Jim from Oz

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    Ground filling up for the main game but still lots of empty seats. I’d guess if Eden Park holds 50,000 people there may be 25,000 people there? Or maybe if we are lucky a bit more, possibly 28,000?

    All I can say is, I’m very very glad Tonga won last week. If Great Britain had thrashed Tonga last week, and New Zealand had made the rugby union World Cup final, I’d have hated to see what the crowd would have been!
     
  14. Burns

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    Crowd looks 20,000 - 23,000.
     
  15. Burns

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    Crowd sounds like 100,000
     
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    Both Fiji and Samoa can have a much better team on paper than what was playing today. Only P.Is team near full strength is Tonga, the rest arent, however Fiji have access to most if not all of their top players, Samoa doesnt.
     
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    No room for PNG in Pool A ?
     
  18. Burns

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    Tonga imploded, sigh
     
  19. jim_57

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    Have another look ;)
     
  20. Jim from Oz

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    Tonga started so well, then Andrew Fifita came on!
     

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