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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Vova12 » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 09:46

Armchair Fan wrote:
Vova12 wrote:European Champion vs Southern Hemisphere Champion!

Where is Georgia?

In Asia. 8-)
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 09:51

40 minutes I'll never get back.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Vova12 » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 09:53

I have many friends from Wales but i support South Africa.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Natal » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:15

thatrugbyguy wrote:This game feels like it's in slow motion. Both teams are terrible.


This is just a vision of what rugby is like when NZ and Australia are not at their strongest. Think RWC 2007. Attractive attacking rugby gives way to European-style stodge.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:18

Natal wrote:
This is just a vision of what rugby is like when NZ and Australia are not at their strongest. Think RWC 2007. Attractive attacking rugby gives way to European-style stodge.


It's like both teams are afraid of the bloody ball. This is the polar opposite of Japanese rugby style.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:22

56 kicks in 53 minutes. :thumbdown:

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Natal » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:22

We know that Wales relish this sort of rugby. I don’t think they’ll be upset at all about the way they’ve played. Boks are playing into their hands a bit here.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:25

Well at least someone scored a try.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby GeoRugby » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:28

Feels like a 6N game.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:33

Wales had the ball for 21 phases and did nothing but try and bust through the SA line. Dumb.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:52

Mercifully over.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Natal » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 10:57

Wales beaten at their own game. Gatland got Gatlandballed.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 11:00

It's like neither team wanted to win this, they were waiting for the other side to lose.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby rey200 » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 11:02

I disagree. South Africa did just enough to win. It's like they play, I'm not surprised
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 12:02

Natal wrote:
thatrugbyguy wrote:This game feels like it's in slow motion. Both teams are terrible.


This is just a vision of what rugby is like when NZ and Australia are not at their strongest. Think RWC 2007. Attractive attacking rugby gives way to European-style stodge.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

South Africa - famous European nation.

England - very stodgy last week :lol:

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Natal » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 13:20

European-style indeed. South Africa won the World Cup by successfully deploying it in 2007. They threatened to dominate world rugby with it by beating NZ with it in 2009.

England have adapted superbly under Eddie Jones.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Edgar » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 15:15

It is a matter of historical record that South Africa wins every third World Cup.

6 Nations teams certainly do seem to have their World Cup limitations. With France it's the final 0-3. With Wales it's the semis 0-3. With Ireland it's the quarters 0-7 :oops: & with Italy it's the group stages 0-9 :oops: :oops:

England beat the All Blacks for the first time in 4 attempts at the World Cup and now stand on the threshold of a Rugby Championship slam, having also disposed of Argentina, Australia at this tournament. This takes them to an even 9-9 against RC teams.

Wales, on the other hand, suffered their third defeat from as many encounters with the Boks at the World Cup, the same record they currently hold against the All Blacks.

Nonetheless, 6 Nations teams have won 5/8 clashes with RC teams at this World Cup so far. There are 2 to come next weekend, of course, with Wales looking for its first win over the All Blacks in 66 years in the 3rd place playoff.

Updated North-South World Cup table (v NZ, SA, Aus, Arg):
England (9-9) 1-3 1-3 4-3 3-0
France (5-9) 2-5 0-1 1-1 2-2
Wales (4-11) 0-3 0-3 2-5 2-0
Scotland (0-11) 0-5 0-2 0-2 0-2
Ireland (2-9) 0-2 0-0 1-4 1-3
Italy (1-8) 0-5 0-1 0-1 1-1

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 17:55

New Zealand the only team Wales have not beaten under Gatland, wouldn't underestimate that motivation for him to go out on a high. NZ a much better side but will they have the same level of motivation? a 3rd or 4th place won't affect the legacy of Hanson.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Figaro » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 18:50

sk 88 wrote:New Zealand the only team Wales have not beaten under Gatland, wouldn't underestimate that motivation for him to go out on a high. NZ a much better side but will they have the same level of motivation? a 3rd or 4th place won't affect the legacy of Hanson.


I think the motivation is there for Wales, but not with our injuries.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby Thomas » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 20:27

I somewhat agree Wales have the motivation but injuries have depleted the side and it hasn't been pretty. their sports Medicine team will be working overtime to get them ready.

I feel SA will play similarly to their game plan against Japan. We didn't see the real SA against Wales.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby ihateblazers » Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 23:11

Wales didnt go for it, they played to not lose not to win. A lot of players will regret that performance.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby BigG » Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 08:51

SA vs Wales: the most boring WC 1/2 final I have ever seen. Correct me, if I'm wrong.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby vino_93 » Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 13:50

vino_93 wrote:
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vino_93 wrote:Official attendances (with filling ratio, according official capacity provided by World Rugby)

Jap vs Rus : 45 745 (92%) - Tokyo
Ire vs Sco : 63 731 (88%) - Yokohama
Nzl vs Rsa : 63 649 (88%) - Yokohama
Ita vs Nam : 20 354 (85%) - Higashiosaka
Fra vs Arg : 44 004 (88%) - Tokyo
Eng vs Ton : 35 923 (87%) - Sapporo
Aus vs Fij : 36 482 (88%) - Sapporo


Update :
Wal vs Geo : 35 546 (79%) - Toyota
Rus vs Sam : 22 564 (88%) - Kumagaya
Fij vs Uru : 14 025 (86%) - Kamaishi
Ita vs Can : 16 984 (79%) - Fukuoka
Eng vs USA : 27 194 (90%) - Kobe


New update for you Canalina :D

Arg vs Ton : 21971 (92%) - Osaka
Jap vs Irl : 47813 (94%) - Shizuoka
Rsa vs Nam : 36449 (81%) - Toyota
Geo vs Uru : 24895 (97%) - Kumagaya
Aus vs Wal : 47885 (96%) - Tokyo
Sco vs Sam : 27586 (92%) - Kobe


Nzl vs Can : 34411 (86%) - Oita
Fra vs Usa : 17660 (82%) - Fukuoka
Geo vs Fij : 21069 (88%) - Osaka
Irl vs Rus : 26856 (89%) - Kobe
Rsa vs Ita : 44148 (87%) - Shizuoka
Eng vs Arg : 48185 (96%) - Tokyo
Aus vs Uru : 33781 (84%) - Oita
Jap vs Sam : 39695 (88%) - Toyota
Fra vs Ton : 28477 (94%) - Kumamoto
Nzl vs Nam : 48354 (97%) - Tokyo


Rsa vs Can : 28014 (93%) - Kobe
Wal vs Fij : 33379 (83%) - Oita
Sco vs Rus : 44123 (87%) - Shizuoka
Arg vs Usa : 24377 (95%) - Kumagaya


Aus vs Geo : 39802 (78%) - Shizuoka
Irl vs Sam : 17967 (83%) - Fukuoka
Usa vs Ton : 22012 (92%) - Osaka
Wal vs Uru : 27317 (90%) - Kumamoto
Jap vs Sco : 67666 (94%) - Yokohama
QF1 : 36954 (92%) - Oita
QF2 : 46686 (93%) - Tokyo
QF3 : 34426 (86%) - Oita
QF4 : 48831 (98%) - Tokyo
SF1 : 68843 (95%) - Yokohama
SF2 : 67750 (94%) - Yokohama

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

Postby dropkick » Mon, 28 Oct 2019, 19:05

BigG wrote:SA vs Wales: the most boring WC 1/2 final I have ever seen. Correct me, if I'm wrong.



It was always going to be dull in terms of attacking rugby. Those two and Ireland are by far the worst teams to watch.


I think the final will feature a lot of kicks but England should have too much class.

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