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2018 June Internationals

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:41

Interestingly in the NZ Herald livesscoring John Kirwan called it a ridiculous decision by the ref. I don't have SKY so waiting for the delayed free to air coverage before making any comment.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Warpath » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:47

japan lost so Georgia should be 11th come monday ;)

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby amz » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:48

by the letter of the law is an OK decision, a bit too harsh so early in the game tough. Fall was reckless, he was not indeed in the position to compete, he didn't even jumped and Barrett felt on head's area which is a red ...
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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Warpath » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:48

YamahaKiwi wrote:I wonder rugbyPUB if Georgia struggled with heat and humidity and got tired. That could definitely have an effect in the scrum. Unfortunately in Japan it will also be very humid (Nagoya-Toyota area is one of the worst for humidity in Japan). Hope you guys have enough gas in the tank after two tough games in Fiji to give it a good go. This test might've been better to play for Georgia before going to Fiji.


for some odd reason, fiji has been cooler the last 6 days, temperatures as low as 15degrees celcius..

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby amz » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:55

YamahaKiwi wrote:I wonder rugbyPUB if Georgia struggled with heat and humidity and got tired. That could definitely have an effect in the scrum. Unfortunately in Japan it will also be very humid (Nagoya-Toyota area is one of the worst for humidity in Japan). Hope you guys have enough gas in the tank after two tough games in Fiji to give it a good go. This test might've been better to play for Georgia before going to Fiji.


Agree, this is an excellent occasion for Lelos to get accustomed with Asians weather, it is very different and the humidity (not only the heat) could be a big issue. I spoke with few Oaks last year after the match vs Japan and they said they felt suffocated first half but adapted after the break (the even won the second half).

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 08:56

Warpath wrote:
YamahaKiwi wrote:I wonder rugbyPUB if Georgia struggled with heat and humidity and got tired. That could definitely have an effect in the scrum. Unfortunately in Japan it will also be very humid (Nagoya-Toyota area is one of the worst for humidity in Japan). Hope you guys have enough gas in the tank after two tough games in Fiji to give it a good go. This test might've been better to play for Georgia before going to Fiji.


for some odd reason, fiji has been cooler the last 6 days, temperatures as low as 15degrees celcius..


Wtf?!! That's same as Auckland today! I realise that is is "winter" in Fiji at mo but winter in Fiji still a great deal hotter than NZ otherwise we Kiwis wouldn't be hopping over to Fiji in droves :lol:

I did also mean to mention Fiji at RWC15 had a good scrum so maybe people shouldn't underestimate them in that department these days either. The Fiji-Wales (Oita), Fiji-Georgia (Osaka)games and quite possibly Fiji-Australia (Sapporo. remember that was pretty competitive in 2015) should be amongst the best games in the pool round. I'm definitely considering going to one or two of those games.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:04

amz wrote:
YamahaKiwi wrote:I wonder rugbyPUB if Georgia struggled with heat and humidity and got tired. That could definitely have an effect in the scrum. Unfortunately in Japan it will also be very humid (Nagoya-Toyota area is one of the worst for humidity in Japan). Hope you guys have enough gas in the tank after two tough games in Fiji to give it a good go. This test might've been better to play for Georgia before going to Fiji.


Agree, this is an excellent occasion for Lelos to get accustomed with Asians weather, it is very different and the humidity (not only the heat) could be a big issue. I spoke with few Oaks last year after the match vs Japan and they said they felt suffocated first half but adapted after the break (the even won the second half).


Except from towards the end of September the humidity finishes and usually the weather is nice and settled. Autumn was my favourite season in Japan. Really I expect humidity to only be an issue in the first or possibly second week of pool games. And the two games in Sapporo will be up in the north where it's already cooler anyway by that time. Playing in Japan in June really doesn't help with acclimatising for Japan in late September, and through October which will be nice for everyone from all corners I think :) Funny Eddie Jones talked about staying in Tokyo to acclimatise before going to Sapporo. He was talking bs because Sapporo will be cooler anyway. Probably only their 2nd game in Kobe v USA has a possibility of being humid IMO.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:30

Some idiot at the ARU decided it was a good idea the schedule the Wallabies v Ireland test at the same time as the Socceroos first World Cup game against France.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Warpath » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:36

thatrugbyguy wrote:Some idiot at the ARU decided it was a good idea the schedule the Wallabies v Ireland test at the same time as the Socceroos first World Cup game against France.


no probs, fans can come watch the rugby at the stands and watch soccer in their phones during the breaks..its soccer man, its actually quite boring to watch..

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Warpath » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:37



Romania was suppose to come play fiji and tonga in fiji, they never showed up..

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby efti » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:42

They were “outinvited” by the Mafia cartel called World Rugby

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:44

efti wrote:They have to sort the rules out. If you jump recklessly in the air you are responsible for your safety if there is a contest. Not the player who jumps higher is protected. Don’t tolerate foul play but don’t encourage reckless play.



That's my view on it too. Barrett jumps over Fall. That's not Fall's fault at all.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 09:46

Mmmm, NZ Herald already lambasted ABs with headline of ABs guided to win by ludicrous ref decision. Steve Hansen also looked unamused at end of game with his players. Right now I suspect they're getting a big bollocking in the sheds.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 10:10

Wasn't a good AB performance.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby YamahaKiwi » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 12:21

thatrugbyguy wrote:Some idiot at the ARU decided it was a good idea the schedule the Wallabies v Ireland test at the same time as the Socceroos first World Cup game against France.


I switched between both. Thought the intensity of the rugby game far outshone the football one. Of course I'm biased!

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 12:38

I had two browsers open. :D

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby 4N » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 13:16

No shame in losing to that Fiji side. With Radradra added to all of their other firepower they're dangerous to anyone outside the top 5 teams.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby victorsra » Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 16:33

I switched between both. Thought the intensity of the rugby game far outshone the football one. Of course I'm biased!


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England v South Africa Test Series

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For those interested in the international test series between England and South Africa, the Springboks have won the series but I have mocked up a league table showing the current records held from both sides as it stands in the series.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 01:56

Scotland up 24-13 at half time. USA may be behind but this is the first time I've seen them play where they didn't look like a T2 nation.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby Osmanperalta » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 02:18

23-24 c'mon usa

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 02:24

Scotland getting frustrated.

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 02:33

USA try! :shock:

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Re: 2018 June Internationals

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 02:52

5 mins to go. 6 point lead to the Eagles.

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