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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 06:32

35-3 at halftime. Wallabies looking pretty clinical, just doing the simple things right. Japan, hardly any possession and just kicking the ball away, same thing they did against Ireland. I don't know what's happened to Japan since the world cup, but they've never looked as will drilled as what they were 2 years ago. There's no urgency in their play. They've got some serious work to do over the next 2 years to get to that level again if they want to have any chance of reaching the quarter finals.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby AXLstockholm » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 06:33

Japan 3 Australia 35 HT

Is there seriously no better scrum half than Tanaka? He's looked slow, kicking aimlessly. That last play to kick (when they had forward momentum to counter attack) aimlessly straight to Beale in the first half was downright stupid. Ten seconds later, Australia score their try number five.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby AXLstockholm » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 06:34

thatrugbyguy wrote:35-3 at halftime. Wallabies looking pretty clinical, just doing the simple things right. Japan, hardly any possession and just kicking the ball away, same thing they did against Ireland. I don't know what's happened to Japan since the world cup, but they've never looked as will drilled as what they were 2 years ago. There's no urgency in their play. They've got some serious work to do over the next 2 years to get to that level again if they want to have any chance of reaching the quarter finals.


Kazuki Himeno and Rikiya Matsuda are looking promising, Matsushima and Leitch strong as always.

The aimless kicking down the field with valuable possession is so frustrating and downright stupid, especially when the chase is non-existent. At least kick the ball to a contest.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 06:37

Kicking has been woeful. Also, Japan need be going for tries. They were down 21-3 and went for a penalty goal when they should have gone for a 5m lineout.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 06:54

35-13. Japan score early but again going for goal when they should have taken a 5m lineout.

EDIT: And of course Australia score 3 mins later.
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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:01

Penalty kick again. WTF? 42-16.

EDIT and then they score again. 49-16. It's like Japan have already conceded defeat.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby AXLstockholm » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:11

They refuse to kick when they should (Inside their in goal area) but kick when gaining forward momentum. Unbelievable.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:16

When Japan don't turn up to play they leak points. Wallabies have been very good. Nothing too flash, just keeping it simple, executing perfectly.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:27

Botched try from Japan. Only when the game is over is there a sense of urgency from them. They've missed out on at least 21 points in this game.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:34

63-30 final score. I just don't get how this team can play so flat for 60 mins then lift for the final 20. I've seen the Sunwolves do the exact same thing.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby AXLstockholm » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:37

Massive effort for the final try. Kazuki Himeno tremendous game.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 07:41

Wallabies won't be happy they leaked 30 points. To be fair the Japanese defence was solid all game, it was just some pretty dumb lapses in judgement and kicking choices that lead to some of the tries.

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Re: Japanese Rugby (JRugby Podcast)

Postby BigG » Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 16:26

thatrugbyguy wrote:Wallabies won't be happy they leaked 30 points. To be fair the Japanese defence was solid all game, it was just some pretty dumb lapses in judgement and kicking choices that lead to some of the tries.


Ausies have 3 important games ahead. Why to risk? Injuries are always there.

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