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    Wuddled Cup Final: Australia V Not Australia

    The match up everyone wanted.

    Hopefully Australia get the bonus.
    The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

    #2
    Australia won vs Argentina and they dominated big time. Looks like Oceania semis is the real finals.
    Last edited by Eire12gael; 25th-October-2015, 22:40.

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      #3
      Originally posted by The Word Is Born View Post

      Hopefully Australia get the bonus.
      Which one?

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        #4
        I'm hedging.
        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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          #5
          Yr Nige has the final.

          Get it right up ye, and your O'Wens ****e.
          Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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            #6
            Can't see Cheiks outfit squeezing these kiwis sufficiently.
            Gwan Joe!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by ustix View Post
              Can't see Cheiks outfit squeezing these kiwis sufficiently.
              Hmmm, I wouldn't be so sure. The Aussie back row are formidable and their backline moves are top class. Yes they seem to lack the scrum of say the saffers, which upset nz so much in the semi, but they do have enough in the locker to really rattle the kiwis, particularly if this vintage choke as badly some previously 'indomitable' nz teams in rwcups through the years.I wouldn't take an even bet on Asus to win mind, but at the right odds I'd happily back the wallabies, they can play they don't fear them they've beaten them well already this year.
              Last edited by Daithi; 26th-October-2015, 17:23.
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              Munster were great when they were Munster.

              alas they are just north munster now.......
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                #8
                If New Zealand do win it, they'll have beaten all the RC teams en route. Toughest path to the cup ever. Although they are lucky they haven't had to face the might of European Champions Ireland.
                Last edited by HenryFitz; 26th-October-2015, 17:44.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Daithi View Post
                  Hmmm, I wouldn't be so sure. The Aussie back row are formidable and their backline moves are top class. Yes they seem to lack the scrum of say the saffers, which upset nz so much in the semi, but they do have enough in the locker to really rattle the kiwis, particularly if this vintage choke as badly some previously 'indomitable' nz teams in rwcups through the years.I wouldn't take an even bet on Asus to win mind, but at the right odds I'd happily back the wallabies, they can play they don't fear them they've beaten them well already this year.
                  The Bok scrum did not upset the ABs. Watch it again. The Bokke had to resort to spinning to try and milk penalties, because their TH was being bust sideways.

                  Now, what DID happen was Read had a 'mare at the base.
                  Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by HenryFitz View Post
                    If New Zealand do win it, they'll have beaten all the RC teams en route. Toughest path to the cup ever. Although they are lucky they haven't had to face the might of European Champions Ireland.
                    The system would have put those pesky New Zealanders away.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Corcíoch View Post
                      The system would have put those pesky New Zealanders away.
                      Away into acres of space?
                      I am the million man.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
                        Away into acres of space?
                        No sorry - the system knows nothing about space.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
                          Away into acres of space?
                          ...the final front ear.
                          Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                            #14
                            It will be down 2 things- The 10's. Who is your money on Carter or Foley? Both have wobbled in this world cup but Foley under pressure succeeded in sending England packing...except they were at home and had no real packing to do. Then there is number 7 to take into the equation. MCCaw is a hard man to ref. I think refs suffer denial and disbelief saying quietly to themselves..."surely he is not at it again so soon?".
                            For me the final will be like trying to choose which boil to lance...at the moment I think I'll cheer for Nigel.
                            Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                              #15
                              http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/spo...-1227583814645

                              Up for the Cup: All Blacks horror history on World Cup final date and English rugby’s insult to their own fans

                              October 27, 2015 2:21am
                              Staff writersFOX SPORTS

                              The World Cup final couldn’t have fallen on a worse date for superstitious New Zealand fans, with a history of horrors befalling the national side on October 31, aka Halloween.
                              The New Zealand Herald’s David Skipworth raises the spectre of the spooky place the date holds in the All Blacks’ past, with their most famous World Cup defeat falling on the same date, at the same place 16 years ago.
                              We speak of course of the 43-21 semi-final ambush at the hands of the French in 1999 at Twickenham, sprung after brilliantly lulling the Kiwis into the false sense of security only a 24-10 half-time lead can provide.


                              Tracking back through the All Blacks’ Halloween history, the Herald lands on two comfortable wins on English soil in 1935 and 1953 before the seventies, when disaster struck.
                              “But in 1972 it all turned sour for Ian Kirkpatrick’s tourists, when they were upended 9-3 by Llanelli, at Stradey Park,” Skipworth wrote.


                              “The Scarlets remain the last Welsh side to beat the All Blacks.
                              “Skip forward six years to 1978, and All Blacks misery continued when a capacity crowd of 12,000 packed into Thomond Park, Limerick, to witness Munster prevail 12-0.”
                              Of that famed win by the Irish powerhouse, All Blacks winger Stu Wilson remarked later: “We were lucky to get nil.”
                              Thanks to the time zone differences, a 3-0 loss to Welsh outfit Newport on October 30, 1963 also occurred in the first few hours of Halloween across the ditch, as did an 18-12 loss to a French representative side Cote-Basque-Landes in 1990.
                              It’s a Kiwi invasion!

                              First the South Africans, then the Argies and now New Zealand are making themselves at home in the $5.5 million dollar training facility that was built by the RFU to deliver England to World Cup glory.
                              Fears the purpose built training facility at Pennyhill Park in Surrey would go unused after England’s exit were put to bed when the Springboks moved in for a week to take advantage of the Graham Rowntree scrum garden and hi-tech artificially training paddock that is designed to mimic the Twickenham playing surface.
                              Ahead of the semi-finals, the Argentinians took their place and now with both those sides relegated to the third-place playoff, it’s the All Blacks checking into the five-star facilities ahead of Sunday’s final.
                              Two weeks ago, Wallabies kicking coach Chris Malone revealed that the Aussies had rebuffed an offer to take up residence at the training camp on the outskirts of Surrey suburb Bagshot because “there’s nothing to do out there”.
                              AB’s will ‘devour’ Slip ups

                              The Wallabies are sweating the return of injured loose-head Scott Sio and the UK-based Telegraph has taken a dim view of his replacement James Slipper — who became Australia’s most capped prop of all time with his 73rd appearance against Argentina.
                              “(Argentinian prop) Ramiro Herrera does not receive the praise that Marcos Ayerza and Agustín Creevy deservedly attract for their mastery of the front-row arts,” theTelegraph wrote in its ‘five things we learned’ wrap of the Wallabies-Los Pumas clash.
                              “But on Sunday he was by far the most effective, absolutely marmalising James Slipper in the scrum, repeatedly forcing him to lose his feet or his binding.
                              “If he (Slipper) plays on Saturday, the All Blacks will devour him.”

                              RFU’s silence ‘an insult’ to fans

                              Still on the UK media, the Telegraph’s Mick Cleary has unloaded on the nation’s rugby board over their “say nowt, tell ’em nothing” approach to the media in the fallout of England’s premature RWC exit on home soil.
                              Cleary called out the governing body over its naming of a five-man review panel into the state of the game via a meek press release, with no press conference or chance for concerns that the panel is “too in-house, too compromised” to be addressed.
                              “It is counter-productive,” Cleary fumed, as the World Cup’s successful staging is overshadowed in Britain by the home side’s failures.
                              “If the Rugby Football Union had come out with some upbeat stories of the spread of the game in inner cities or far-flung shires as a result of the World Cup, it would have provided an antidote to the stories of ‘open warfare’ at Twickenham, or ‘whitewash’ over the composition of the review panel.
                              “... This is fair-weather administration, being open and chummy only when it suits. It is a wretched way to do business.
                              “They chose to keep certain things out of the public domain; they continue to act in the self-deluded state that this business is theirs only.
                              “It is not. It is not their game to do with what they see fit, it is your game.”
                              Argentine press pay tribute to Los Pumas
                              And finally let’s not forget brave old Argentina, who have plenty to be proud of after playing brave and running rugby throughout their impressive campaign.
                              That was reflected in the national coverage given to Los Pumas’ gallant 29-15 defeat to the Wallabies by the press back in South America.
                              Sports daily Olé devoted 10 pages of coverage to the match, while headlines of “Standing” and “Bravery” were run in La Nación, and “The tears of honour” and “Pride and future” echoed a similar sentiment in La Voz.

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