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All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby RugInt » Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 09:23

The majority of the main 32 All Black squad will head to Europe following the game v Australia. There is another of squad of 19 players heading for Japan just to play Japan. They will return home after the Japan match. So that's 19 players outside the main squad of 32 plus perhaps 6 'fringe' players from the 32 who will stay for v Japan and then also head to Europe.

Japan wont face the main AB players.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 09:43

It will be good test for Japan to see where they currently stand even against a second string AB's team. A competitive performance will be a boost for the tournament next year.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Fri, 02 Nov 2018, 23:01

Game is being streamed live for everyone except the pacific region at 2.30pm Tokyo time on https://allblackstv.com/

For those in Australia it's being shown on BEIN Sports 3 at 4.30pm EDST.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 05:55

Japan early lead 7-3.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby Coloradoan » Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 06:20

This seems like a sophisticated spammer. I wouldn't click one of those links.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 06:27

38-19 at halftime. Yeah, if a mod can edit that first post that would be good.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 07:37

69-31 final score. Mistakes are Japan's biggest weaknesses against teams like the All Blacks. Scrum and attacking play was good, lineout needs some work. Both team played at a crazy high pace, might very well be the quickest rugby game I've ever seen.

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Re: All Blacks vs Japan Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Postby RugInt » Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 00:28

Best game of entertaining rugby I've seen for a while. Japan took it to the AB's and lasted 80 minutes which most teams can't do against the Kiwis. Okay so it was virtually an All Blacks 3rd XV and the inexperience showed at times but good on the Japanese. As last post says cut the mistakes, fine tune rucks and mauls and this Japanese team could do well in 2019. Great game to watch. I thought I was watching a good old fashion Barbarians game at times :thumbup:

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