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4 minutes ago, DC Lemon said:

That was close. From the one angle they had to work with, it looked like it was possible it went forward to me.

 

I thought from the slight off-angle they had, it looked like it was parallel to the try line?  Could be wrong though.

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France threw that away the mad bastards.

 

Think South Africa will smother Japan fairly comfortably, which sets up a bruising semi-final next weekend.

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Eef, thought Wales were a goner. Couple of better kicks and/or not blatantly elbowing someone in the face and they still would be. 

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Just hope Japan’s momentum isn’t allowed to fizzle out. They’ve been a breath of fresh air, be great if a way can be found to incorporate them into tier one rugby more often than every four years at the World Cup.

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They've definitely earned the right to be classed as a tier 1 team. 

 

It goes against my very core being but I'll be supporting the men in white next week because above all I'd love a Wales V England final.

 

Anyone else fancying a Wales V England final?

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Thinking it’ll be a NZ Wales final. A northern hemisphere final would be fantastic though; it’s about bloody time we had one.

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Wales don't stand a chance unless they get their act together, the world cup has come 12 months too late for them. England won't be embarrassed, but will make 2 mistakes early on and never quite chase the win down.

 

NZ will batter SA in the final, like they did in their first game. 

 

No one has looked as sharp or clinical as NZ. Shame really, I hate the Haka and how long it goes on for now, I've seen shorter west end plays. :unsure:

 

 

 

 

A proper Haka 40 years ago today

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Before the tournament, my girlfriend and I did a sweepstake for fun, where we each take half the teams and the loser buys dinner. So I took 18 teams in their seeding groups (Ireland omitted because we're Irish, England omitted because we're Irish) and performed a random draw.

 

She got New Zealand, South Africa, Wales. I got Australia and Scotland. It was not a good draw.

 

But at least I didn't shit on my slim chances by elbowing her in the face, like Vahaamahina.

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can't believe how little NZ have been allowed to do offensively and how much has been played in their half - can't help but think though the second half won't be the same and at the moment England not got enough points on the board for such dominance.

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It's been high tempo from England. They might tire. 10 points isn't something you can defend against New Zealand. Subs will be key. 40 minutes of the same is going to be tough. It's been a great display so far. 

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