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Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

...Halfpenny played and was alright wasn't he? Didn't see him go off?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland score five times against Argentina in Murrayfield tryfest

I'm reluctant to fully agree with you, only because I feel I've seen this before:

Scotland putting out a good performance then going dormant for the next 5 games. However, I do agree this is one of their best performances in a long time. Even their most recent wins have not been the most inspiring rugby, this however was something new I believe.

I think if Scotland can iron out the silly errors and keep themselves switched on then they'll progress well.

Brilliant game!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Scotland: Brilliant result, glad for them, but I believe it was Chris Paterson that said something like they can't read into that result unless they back it up. I agree totally, I think Scotland need to put out a good show (regardless of the final result) in their next games, otherwise it'll again be that "we're nearly there" sort of tale. The big thing Scotland needs to do (Mr Obvious here) is hurry up. Players reach their peak and then decline somewhat, so Scotland cannot 'nearly be there' for 6-7 years, otherwise they'll be starting an entirely new team up again....anyway..

Ireland - Unfortunately I haven't seen this game yet. You might be right about tired bodies, but I suppose credit to Ireland, they were facing a fairly well stocked SA team!

England - Young team, lots of potential (heard this before). I don't know what can be said about them really. A good show, it may boost their confidence and produce results, but the big test next weekend will show whether they're capable of repeating their actions.

Would have liked to see the Italy Samoa game.. not too bothered by the French game, purely because the French are infuriatingly impossible to pin down..

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

Quite interesting actually. I've found that the last few welsh games Warbs has been invisible and Lydiate has been brilliant, definitely agree with you this time regarding them both. Lydiate I think made 1 decent tackle that got notification. Warburton on the other hand seemed to be all around.

Definitely agree with you about Gatland.. I mean the Welsh did well to keep it close and nearly get the win, but I find there is too much hanging on the whole Lions tour thing. Selections (dodgy imo) aside, the Lions tour is now a fair way away, the teams are different, players are different, maturity, style, leadership etc.. not to mention how Australia has also evolved. One cannot keep hanging onto that Lions win as if it'll mean 'we should win the next Aus game'.. I think Gatland is probably good for Wales, but I think he's going to have to get them to pull some results out the bag soon.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

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...and the rest of the spelling errors if there are any...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

*doing well at supporting that stereotype...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Kind of like Hamilton haha.. but yes, I know what you mean.. Days of 'enforcers' on the rugby pitch are dwindling; what with TMO 'interference' (don't mean that negatively), touch judges, cameras everywhere... it's pointless to have a player that is on the pitch purely to hurt people.

However, Hamilton is also not really an enforcer.. I mean it's not like he really does an awful lot other than give away needless daft penalties.. I mean Bakkies Botha is/was a bit of an 'enforcer', but at least he was somewhat clever about the way he went about it...

Saying all that, I'm not sure I saw a replay of what JH did, so I can't say if it was a bit harsh or not...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

I see you've been forced to answer a fair few people, so perhaps the above comment was not as concisely written as you'd like, but how can you say "England are worthy of respect again"... "again"????

I'm not even a fan of them, but you sound like such a cock... For crying out loud, I respect f*****g Namibia's national rugby team, in fact - 2 secs - Greece, ranked 102 in the world according to the IRB rankings.. I respect them for having the balls to step on the rugby field, they don't have to play beautiful rugby or win anything in order to receive respect.

In reality, what you're trying to say, is that any team that comes close to winning against the top team in the world deserves respect? I would love to see that attitude if/when the AB's fall from their throne. I doubt they'll ever fall far but if they do, dare I say you'll quickly start whistling a different tune!!! Either that or you'll be harping back to 'the good ol days when NZ beat everyone'.

Ridiculous... buddy.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Oh hear we go again, that old chestnut:

"respect the haka"...

Pray tell dear Kiwi what is the correct position one should take when facing the haka?

Should teams face up to the haka? Possibly a bit 'aggressive/offensive' maybe not.
Should teams walk up to the haka? Definitely aggressive, definitely not.
Should teams ignore the haka? Definitely offensive Mr Campese, so that's a no.
Should teams pull their pants down and bend over to prepare for the inevitable pounding? Might be perceived as mooning....better not do that.
Should teams just not come out onto the pitch and just let the AB's Haka on their own? Similar to ignoring it like Mr Campese... again probably a sign of disrespect...

Should AB fans and Nonu, just shut up about the whole thing before they turn it into a mountain of problems which then results in the whole thing being banned? Yes, probably should.

I'm afraid good sir, you're taking a rather idiotic viewpoint on this entire matter, for instance:
- "predictable result" - Really? Last I heard, confidence for the English to win was sort of 'wing and a prayer' type of stuff. I doubt anyone predicted a 2 point win for NZ!
- Again, your sweeping generalisations are ridiculous. Every media outlet in every country thrives on creating a shitstorm. I doubt the 'Kiwi' media is whiter than white. Out of interest though, what media in particular are you making reference to?

As for McCaw...don't be a twit. I don't think a single person in the rugby world - fan or player, would suggest Richie McCaw is a bad player. I'm reluctant to say this, but, I doubt anyone in the world thinks he is a bad player. But you have to be wearing some seriously tinted shades to not see what he in the offside position. The fact he has become a master at it is a credit to him. I believe most games are won in the niggly areas, and he is a testament to the importance of skills in those areas! - But don't pretend he is a law book angel!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

To be fair buddy; regardless of what you think about the English, (I'll continue your sweeping generalisations here) you're giving off the distinct impression that ALL New Zealanders will whine if they win and whine if they lose.

I've heard New Zealanders have little sense of humour (I'm not saying I agree to this) but you're not supporting that stereotype either...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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