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Re: Rugby Union

Post by Uncle Paul » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:02 am

Phenomenal! What a performance! Underhill and Itoje stood out but the whole team did their country proud today.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by Chappy » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:48 am

Unbelievable. Absolutely bossed them. Best defensive display I've ever seen from England. Scoreline flattered NZ! On to the final, bring it home gents! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🌹
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Re: Rugby Union

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:50 am

Great game from England. Made NZ look like Scotland!

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:10 am

Wales so poor there. Played into springboks hands by kicking so much. Never really got it wide.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by TJR » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:15 pm

We'll win it providing we don't make the same mistakes Wales and Japan did.

All South Africa try and do is suck the life out of the game and grind you down to their level. As long as we don't fall into that trap and just focus on playing our Rugby we should win with relative ease.

Jerome Garces was extremely poor again today. Now Wales are out hopefully we can avoid Garces and get Owens for the final.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by PTAO? » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:19 pm

I'd much rather Garces than Owens.
Garces gets a lot of s*** just for being French, Owens is awful for England.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:25 am

TJR wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:15 pm
We'll win it providing we don't make the same mistakes Wales and Japan did.

All South Africa try and do is suck the life out of the game and grind you down to their level. As long as we don't fall into that trap and just focus on playing our Rugby we should win with relative ease.

Jerome Garces was extremely poor again today. Now Wales are out hopefully we can avoid Garces and get Owens for the final.
England have been sucked into playing South Africas game so far.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by Chappy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:26 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:25 am
TJR wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:15 pm
We'll win it providing we don't make the same mistakes Wales and Japan did.

All South Africa try and do is suck the life out of the game and grind you down to their level. As long as we don't fall into that trap and just focus on playing our Rugby we should win with relative ease.

Jerome Garces was extremely poor again today. Now Wales are out hopefully we can avoid Garces and get Owens for the final.
England have been sucked into playing South Africas game so far.
Yup. Nervy start and an ugly game so far.
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Re: Rugby Union

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:03 am

Not the greatest spectacle of a final but Springboks playing thier game and winning. England have to force open play or it's over.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:59 am

Well done South Africa.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by ALF » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:04 pm

The better team won but what an awful game. Scrums are a complete farce, South Africa were just sabotaging the scrum knowing they'll get the penalty. At this point they should just get rid of them.

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Re: Rugby Union

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:13 pm

I couldn't work out what the game plan was for England in the first half apart from matching SA for kicking penalties.

Given how well England played against the All Blacks a week before I was expecting them to kick into that mindset in the second half but they just played the same t** for tat game and played into SA hands.

Crap final as a spectacle but the better team won and thankfully there were some tries.

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