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Re: RWC
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2011, 01:55:48 PM »
First game on Friday, when is England's first game?

Saturday, against Argentina, ITV1.
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Re: RWC
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2011, 09:19:54 AM »
Saturday, against Argentina, ITV1.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2011, 03:19:35 PM »
I doubt we'll retain the trophy this year. The new coach Peter Devilliers has seemed to have ruined the team. Played horribly against Australia and New Zealand in the try nations and our star lock pairing of Matfield and Botha are out for the first game with Botha possibly being out for longer I think. Fairly certain we'll make it through the groups though.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2011, 08:21:40 PM »
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You'll be sending her quite early! Think coverage starts about half past 9. Not too sure on the actual times though.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2011, 09:41:59 PM »
I really think we have a good chance of going a long way in this World Cup
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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2011, 08:37:32 AM »
even though i dont follow rugby i'll be keeping an keen eye on it over the next few weeks
hope England do well but its going to be a tough task beating the hosts New Zealand

as for any English team, from football to rowing, i'll be rooting for them

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2011, 08:44:02 AM »
Not a massive fan of Rugby but always watch England in WCs and 6 nations.

I can see us getting to the semis but the southern hemisphere sides will be the strongest.

Cant really see past the All Blacks on home turf but they usually mess it up at some point.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2011, 10:11:46 AM »
There looking good so far are the all blacks.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2011, 12:48:25 PM »
There looking good so far are the all blacks.


Not as convincing in the end as some expected
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2011, 02:15:10 PM »
Agree with Devon there, some thought it would be a complete hammering but fair play to Tonga, 41-10 is quite respectable.

I fancy staying up the majority of the night watching Scotland later on, then someone else before France and then England at 9.30. Don't think I'll last very long mind you.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2011, 03:51:07 PM »
I said it before and i'll say it again.. New Zealand will win it this time!
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2011, 11:42:21 AM »
Far from ideal start for England this morning but a win is a win, lets hope they improve pretty drastically as the tournament goes on.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2011, 12:19:00 PM »
Disappointing that we are still one of the slowest sides around at getting the ball moving. Players like Ashton, Foden and Tuilagi can all run with the ball and score try's so we really need to get them the ball rather than just rely on slow build ups and the occasional pass to Armitage.

Argentina could always give you a tough game. They arent the side of 4 years ago but im surprised that they are still saying the group decided is England vs Scotland - I think Argentina could cause some problems for the Scots.

Other games amazing so far. Every single established side has had a period of the game where the smaller name have caused them big problems.

Romania were in front against Scotland with 10 mins to go, Japan were within a score of taking the lead against France with 10 to go and even yesterday Tonga nearly won the second half points tally against new Zealand.

Could be in for a good group stage which makes a change.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2011, 02:51:41 PM »
Great win although we didnt play that well.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2011, 04:34:37 PM »
As Martin Johnson says, it's all about getting the win, but a decent performance wouldn't go a miss. Thought we were slightly lucky to get the win if I'm honest, had the Argentina side converted their penalties they could of been something like 15-3 up at one point. With how we were playing, you would of had them down for comfortable winners.

Overall, glad we got the win, but the performance wasn't the best.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2011, 04:36:28 PM »
The first game in any world cup, will be nervy as there is so much pressure to win the match.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2011, 04:39:22 PM »
The first game in any world cup, will be nervy as there is so much pressure to win the match.

I was actually expecting a sort of similar performance from England. It seems to be a regular occurance, the amount of sloppy penalties we give away and just the lethargic attitude in how we play.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2011, 04:40:18 PM »
Im sure in the next match we will play much better. Come on England.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2011, 05:21:04 PM »
Relieved to get the win, in scrappy style but i think in the first game of the World cup we would all take it.

We do need quite a big improvement if we're to seriously challenge. The Penalties from both teams were shocking, the score could have been very different if either Wilkinson or the Argentina players had converted the majority.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2011, 12:56:49 PM »
Very tight game between South Africa and Wales today, one point in it.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2011, 05:49:17 PM »
Think England had a good win yesterday though not best performance. They did display more nous when it comes to grinding out a victory which is required for World Cups Would make Argentina slight favorites against Scotland, though the Scots could have a say yet against the Sassenach.
The less said about Ireland's display against the USA (probably the weakest team fielded so far in this competition albeit with some players saved for Thursdays game with Russia) the better. No one taking game by scruff of neck. Some people on this side of the Irish Sea make out that Australie is our (Irish) big group game, but without a doubt it will be against Italy, who won't fear us too much.

Wales unlucky- should have enough class  and composure to see off Fiji and Samoa. Just getting the win in whatever manner and guaranteeing a quarter final will be their main aim.

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2011, 08:10:45 PM »
Very tight game between South Africa and Wales today, one point in it.

When I was watching I had a sense of calm because I was used to the disappointment of losing close games (being a West Brom supporter and all). But just like West Brom today we held our own and won in the end!

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2011, 08:49:32 PM »
Felt very sorry for Wales. The better side but beaten by a difficult wind/ball for Hook's kicks and South Africa just having enough class to score the tries when they have to.
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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2011, 02:53:44 PM »
only other time new zealand have won it is in their own backyard so maybe a repeat!
England South Africa and Aussies all with shaky starts! Even New Zealand were not wholey convincing!

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Re: Rugby World Cup Thread
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2011, 08:13:58 PM »
No game today, or tomorrow bit strange.
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