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    Wales - obsequious as always....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/20201721

    Jonathan Davies and Martyn Williams are backing Wales to win three of their four autumn Tests in Cardiff.


    The Welsh legends fear World Cup holders New Zealand will prove too strong on 24 November.
    But they believe coaches Robert Howley and Warren Gatland's sides will begin by beating Argentina and Samoa before finishing the autumn with victory against Australia on 1 December.

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    He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

    #2
    I think Wales are going to really struggle, Adam Jones is more vital to them than Ross is for Ireland. Even the Aussies will fancy having a go at the Welsh front row without Jones. Warburton and the Welsh midfield won't look half as clever without being sure of having a dominant shoulder from which to defend and in attack they might notice that missing yard of time.
    Last edited by the plastic paddy; 5th-November-2012, 11:39.

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      #3
      What are they supposed to say?
      So I walked as day was dawning
      Where small birds sang and leaves were falling
      Where we once watched the row boats landing
      By the broad majestic shannon

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        #4
        I think that Wales could lose 3 out of 4. - depending on what teams etc.
        One thing is for sure - the international players have had plenty of rest leading into these (the bollixes)

        - Samoa will be looking for revenge after the World Cup - Also Wales simply can't outplay them like everyone else. Defence is Wales' only advantages here. - expecting loads of injuries from this leading into the next games - Loss
        Wales captain Sam Warburton has claimed Samoa are the "toughest international" opponent..
        http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-unio...-against-Samoa
        - The Argies after their first run of the rugby championship are likely to be tougher than ever. (expecting loads of injuries from this game also) (Possible Win for Wales)

        - Australia.- Of all the matches, this is the one Wales want to win the most. Aussies seem to play Wales' game better than them so unlikely that Wales will triumph here unless Australia have a major cock up. - Loss

        - All Blicks - Wales always throw everything at the all blacks, even when 'everything' is rubbish. Unless its a miracle match they will flatten Wales. - Loss
        The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

        Originally posted by the plastic paddy
        Gwan the Welsh

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          #5
          Originally posted by Huwie View Post
          I think that Wales could lose 3 out of 4. - depending on what teams etc.
          One thing is for sure - the international players have had plenty of rest leading into these (the bollixes)

          - Samoa will be looking for revenge after the World Cup - Also Wales simply can't outplay them like everyone else. Defence is Wales' only advantages here. - expecting loads of injuries from this leading into the next games - Loss


          - The Argies after their first run of the rugby championship are likely to be tougher than ever. (expecting loads of injuries from this game also) (Possible Win for Wales)

          - Australia.- Of all the matches, this is the one Wales want to win the most. Aussies seem to play Wales' game better than them so unlikely that Wales will triumph here unless Australia have a major cock up. - Loss

          - All Blicks - Wales always throw everything at the all blacks, even when 'everything' is rubbish. Unless its a miracle match they will flatten Wales. - Loss
          Jesus Huwie, yoa are been a bit negative, would expect ye to win the first two, a good fighting chance in the third, and if the ABs are tired and ye're dander up you never know what would happen in the last.
          Definition of Insanity. Playing the same game plan over and over again expecting a different result.

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            #6
            Ah Huwie come on Wales will beat Samoa well
            Con Artist

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              #7
              Originally posted by mustermog View Post
              Jesus Huwie, yoa are been a bit negative, would expect ye to win the first two, a good fighting chance in the third, and if the ABs are tired and ye're dander up you never know what would happen in the last.
              I think I'm being realistic.. but I am a bit peeved with team Wales and the WRU to be honest.
              Welsh rugby is like one of those plants that pushes all the energy into a massive attractive flower while the stalks and roots are dying.
              The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

              Originally posted by the plastic paddy
              Gwan the Welsh

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                #8
                Originally posted by Valencia View Post
                Ah Huwie come on Wales will beat Samoa well
                Samoa are Wales' banana skin team. Our record against them isn't great and we rarely bate them well.

                The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

                Originally posted by the plastic paddy
                Gwan the Welsh

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                  #9
                  Wales - obsequious as always....

                  Originally posted by Huwie View Post
                  Samoa are Wales' banana skin team. Our record against them isn't great and we rarely bate them well.

                  But you will at home
                  Con Artist

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Huwie View Post


                    - The Argies after their first run of the rugby championship are likely to be tougher than ever. (expecting loads of injuries from this game also) (Possible Win for Wales)
                    The Pumas are restricted by the fact that the Top 14 clubs will only release 2 Pumas players per club. Also they'll be missing Albacete (out for the month), Roncero (retired), Bosch and Kodela when they take on Wales. They've had to recall the retired Contepomi because they're so short of decent backs.
                    New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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                      #11
                      2 wins for the Wale in the first two tests.
                      I am the million man.

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                        #12
                        Wales will beat Samoa and Pumas - hopefully they wont be bish bash bore fests - I think they ahve a decent chance against Aussies who have hardley set the world on fire recently.

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                          #13
                          All the tests , bar AB are extremely winnable ....

                          Arg are tired team on the back of 2 years non stop rugby.....


                          Australia are poor but Wales always seem to fupp up when playing them.
                          "Hell, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn't hold a candle to the Irish Mafia" Jimmy Hoffa

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                            #14
                            Argentina = Poite
                            Samwa = Garces
                            Nz = Joubert
                            Aus = Barnes
                            I am the million man.

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                              #15
                              STEVE HANSEN has delivered a chilling warning to Wales ahead of the autumn series by declaring they are the team New Zealand want to beat the most.

                              Hansen’s world champions arrived in the United Kingdom last weekend looking to cap another remarkable year.

                              The All Blacks have won the Rugby Championship and celebrated 16 straight victories in 2012 until their most recent draw with Australia broke that stunning sequence.

                              New Zealand face Scotland, Italy, Wales and England on their end-of-season European tour, but Hansen has admitted that victory at the Millennium Stadium is the one he craves the most.

                              Hansen was the Wales coach between 2002 and 2004 and has returned to Cardiff numerous times as Graham Henry’s assistant.

                              But the November 24 clash at the Millennium Stadium signifies the first time Hansen takes charge of the All Blacks against his former nation. And he is determined to commemorate the occasion.

                              “It is a rare thing and it is always nice going back to Wales,” said Hansen.

                              “It is a special place for me and I felt as if I had 25 years of experience in three seasons.

                              “It was a good time because I learned a lot and met some great people.

                              “But it is like anything and they (Wales) are the ones you want to beat the most.

                              “So let’s hope we go over there and put in a performance that we can be proud of.”

                              The all-conquering All Blacks could be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas after enjoying a clean sweep of international trophies over the last 12 months.

                              But Hansen insists his side remain motivated to pick up another European whitewash with their last Test defeat in the northern hemisphere coming in the World Cup quarter-final against France at the Millennium Stadium in 2007.

                              “I think people should look to enjoy these occasions playing Wales and England because they are going to be rippers,” he added. “Wales will be really backing themselves to put one over on us.

                              “Those are the types of challenges you need at this time of year because it has been a long 12 months and you need something to get you motivated.

                              “Our fans have huge expectations but you would not want that to change anyway.

                              “It is those expectations which have set the scene for every All Black team in our history.

                              “If the fans’ expectation is high, the players and coaches have to set that level of expectation even higher. That has helped created the legacy we have today.”

                              But, before New Zealand face Wales, the All Blacks open their campaign against Scotland at Murrayfield where Hansen will lock horns against a familiar face in Scott Johnson, who was his Wales assistant.

                              Johnson joined the Scottish set-up as Andy Robinson’s assistant last summer and the Australian has helped inspire victories over the Wallabies and Fiji during last summer’s tour.

                              “Scotland have a new coach who has joined them and since then they have beaten Australia and Fiji,” added Hansen.

                              “Andy Robinson and Scott Johnson are both reasonably sharp.

                              “We will get a physical test from them but we are also expecting them to have a more expansive game now they Johnno on board.”

                              Wales start their autumn campaign against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday with interim head coach Rob Howley naming his side tomorrow.

                              With prop Adam Jones and flanker Dan Lydiate already ruled out, Howley’s main injury concern surrounds Ospreys back-rower Ryan Jones who was sent home early from last week’s training camp in Poland because of a shoulder problem

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                              http://www.walesonline.co.uk/rugbyna...sWidget-bottom
                              He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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