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RWC thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Now that the mickey mouse games are nealr yover, things start to get interesting.

    Can the Wobblies beat the Poms? Only if the ref doesn't allow a fair contest at the scrum methinks. Mtt Dunning best front rower in the world (according to Connolly) Haha. Maybe if the KPIs we're talking about are dumb hairstyles, drunken forays, eating pies and collapsing scrums because one's head is coming out one's backside.

    I predicted 2 years ago the Boks would win it. They are very much on the easy side of the draw now.

    And Schalk Burger is back. He's the man!
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    The Boks will not win in Europe, they almost got beaten by Tonga. Sure they are on the easy side of the draw but they will not beat NZ or Australia in the final, thats if they even get there. They are a pack of dirty pr!cks, people think Melbourne are bad in league, well they have nothing when compared to the Boks, absolute filth they are.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We'll beat England, no problems there, unless it is a penalty fest and we feel the wrath of Wilkinsons boot again. Our progression past that point is in the lap of the gods. We need a fit Mortlock and Larkham to be any hope I feel.

    Still think the Kiwis are the team to beat, but they must beat their own mental demons first. The dirty Boks are a chance no doubt, but I don't know that they have the passing game to utilise Habana and JP effectively.

    Go you Wallabies !!!!!!
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    its going to the southern hemisphere, just which of the 3 teams is the question.
    kiwis boks then us but its one game at a time stuff so who knows
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The Wallabies and/or All Blacks need three tough wins against established opposition to win the WC.

    The Springboks play Fiji and the winner of Argies/Jocks to get to the final.

    Will the lack of a decent preparation affect the Boks, or will the knock over a wobbly opposition staggering out of the catfight that is the other side of the draw?
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Saffies have definitely got the dream run through the quarters and semis now. They should win both of those games on their ear. But as you rightfully point out, it might leave them a little underdone in terms of a good hitout before the big one.


    I hope the French resort to their tried and true tactics of playing dirty and absolutely bash three shades of ****e out of the Kiwis to give us a hope.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Me too! I'd far rather meet the Wobblies and John Connolly's "world's best front-rower", Matt Dunning, in the Final than the ABs.
     
  8. fLIP

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    SA would kill it in all sports if they would give more black people a fairer go.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is Connolly fair dinkum on the record as saying Dunning is the world's best front rower, or are you having a dig ?
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should try putting worms on your lures Flip.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    that's what was reported last week.
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    http://www.theroar.com.au/2007/09/21/connollys-big-on-dunning/
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    World class, not world's best, but still laughable nonetheless. Maybe he meant world's best drop goal kicking prop.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    If the ref allows a contest at the scrum this weekend Dunning will be shown up as the pillow he is.
     
  15. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Scrum penalties are a lottery anyway, there is no way the ref can be 100% sure who is collapsing what. I can't see how someone outside looking in knows what pressure is going where. A bind between props might look legit, but a slight back off in pressure at the right time can make it looked like they are being dragged down. Scrummaging is a black art at the best of times without trying to adjudicate on it from a third party perspective. I think we'll cover the Pommy scrum well enough to win the game, I don't think they'll have enough field position to take any advantage of whatever perceived superiority they may have. I can't see the Wobblies contesting hard at the scrum, just a set, quick feed, rake and let the backs do the work.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Has the million dollar a season man scored a try yet?
     
  17. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Me and a couple of mates are running a book on when Lote's drought will end. I've bet his next try will come in Rabbitohs colours in 2009.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haven't seen any of it so far, but sensing a slight tension over here about the Frogs this weekend, especially with Carter 50/50.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The kiwis should be worried I reckon. And I don't see the poms being a literal pushover either.
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    How good is Dunning now?
     

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