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  • Muukalainen
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    Originally posted by tee rex View Post
    Those phases that led to Adams' try were a whole different game from silky back play but just as gripping. As always I thought they should have taken the 3 but they went for 7 and got it. Deserved to win for that alone.
    Couldn't agree more, a courageous decision to opt for the scrum knowing full well the certain Springbok response to it, and properly rewarded.

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  • The Awesome Berbaslug!!!
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    Bloody Wales. you have the opportunity to set up the ultimate Bantergeddon for Irish Rugby fans, and you piss it all away. I was looking forward to asking irish rugby fans innocently about how lucky Ireland must have been to have had a coach like Warren Gatland if even for a brief time.

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  • Rogin the Armchair fan
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    If England can show the same discipline next week that they did yesterday I can only see South Africa scoring from drop goals. Mind you, they've got form for that against England in World Cups too.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Nothing to separate Wales, South Africa and France in terms of quality. Any of them could be in the final if you replayed the games. Japan could also have had a chance if they'd found a way to overcome huge packs.

    All Blacks may feel they'd be in the final if they'd lost the group game v South Africa but I wouldn't guarantee that either.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 27-10-2019, 11:58.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Can't really face any analysis right now, such fine fucking margins.

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  • tee rex
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    Those phases that led to Adams' try were a whole different game from silky back play but just as gripping. As always I thought they should have taken the 3 but they went for 7 and got it. Deserved to win for that alone.

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  • tee rex
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    Painfully close for Wales there. Drop kick for them leads to lineout leads to a chance ... and a penalty against. That was the margin. Lost to a fresh, world-class pack off the bench.

    De Klerk doing a Herschelle Gibbs was the highlight, but he didn't drop the world cup after all.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    The rugby TV people have learned from the football TV people the art of cutting away to blonde female fans.
    Only did it once, though, I think, whereas in football it's relentless, especially Brazil games.

    I wonder how much the 20 phase try took out of Wales; nothing in the tank afterwards. But they were four points away from the final with a massively depleted squad at the end; awesome effort.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 27-10-2019, 11:01.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Multiple comebacks was just a little too much to ask for a depleted Welsh side. Full strength = might have been in the final.

    Wales v All Blacks next week will be watchable. I've never see a ruby 3rd placed play-off before.

    South Africa probably only have about a 10-20% chance of beating England, if that (too many errors, rather too slow), but never say never.

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  • Logan Mountstuart
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    Bollocks.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Oh well.

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  • Logan Mountstuart
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    Alan Wynn Jones is 100 x the man I could ever dream of being. He looked absolutely gone after that 20 phase session on the SA line. He looked like he could hardly breath, let alone stand up when he told the ref he was going for the scrum.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Yesssssss!!

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Aggghh the tension

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  • Mr Cogito
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    That's poor defence

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Ah dang

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
    The rugby TV people have learned from the football TV people the art of cutting away to blonde female fans.
    Occasionally they make a mistake and cut to chaps wearing de Klerk blonde wigs.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    The rugby TV people have learned from the football TV people the art of cutting away to blonde female fans.

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  • Wouter D
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    Wales are more in the game at half time than they were in the quarter final against France. They might even win this without an opponent getting sent off.

    England yesterday looked way better than both these performances, though.

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  • Rogin the Armchair fan
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    Eddie Jones was only half-joking when he said he wanted this to go to extra time. He might get his wish.

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  • tee rex
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    Shot of Eddie Jones and John Mitchell in the crowd, trying not to do a jig.

    C'mon Wales, and c'mon ref, ping those offside Boks.

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  • Satchmo Distel
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    Too many errors by South Africa in attacking positions are keeping Wales in it. Two very cruel injuries for the Welsh. It looks like South Africa will have too much attritional power for Wales in the 2nd half (as v Japan) but Wales are much more in this than Japan were. I like Wales' long passes but they are a little slower than England (or Japan) in getting the ball across, allowing South Africa time to defend (which England wouldn't). Nothing would scare England in these sides except maybe the sheer power of South Africa in the scrum and possibly the kicking of de Klerk.

    I think there's some sabotage on de Klerk's wiki page: "South African rugby player who is too small to even come out of the womb."*

    *Edit: now deleted.
    Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 27-10-2019, 10:00.

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  • Ray de Galles
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    Dog of a game, flat performance from us, bloody injuries going to do us.

    Can't work out why Patchell didn't replace North and go to full back with Halfpenny moving to the wing. We must want Leigh's continued presence at 15 as he's been excellent.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Wales pick up 2 injuries. Not great.

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