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NZ looked very ordinary indeed.  They were gifted their try and were lucky not to be more points down.  There's no argument against their incredible consistency, and every team has its off days, but you'd never guess they were the bes team in the world from today's performance.

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8 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

What a fucking win for England, they were absolutely immense, New Zealand could not break their defence at all and the try was completely gifted. TMO really spared NZ's blushes too.


the TMO on the inside of the maul was...

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6 minutes ago, footle said:


the TMO on the inside of the maul was...

 

Fair unfortunately. Frustrating as fuck, but he did drop the ball, the was caught by another player and then he grabbed it again.

 

I'm staggered at the amount of forward passes from NZ the ref missed though. One was dead obvious and in front of both the ref and touch judge.

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Great win from England, we absolutely dominated and did not given them an inch. Total control - not often anyone achieves that against the Kiwi’s!

 

The team looked like they were well and truly up for winning, nothing seemed to knock their spirits. Fantastic energy.

 

I’m watching from NZ where I know they will be absolutely devastated. Rugby is everything to them!

 

(On that note... it may surprise you to know that the Aussies don’t actually give a shit about Union - League is their game)

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15 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

 

Fair unfortunately. Frustrating as fuck, but he did drop the ball, the was caught by another player and then he grabbed it again.

 

I'm staggered at the amount of forward passes from NZ the ref missed though. One was dead obvious and in front of both the ref and touch judge.


fair, but how many of those have been missed historically? Or on a daily basis?

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4 minutes ago, footle said:


fair, but how many of those have been missed historically? Or on a daily basis?

 

What difference does that make? If the ref or tmo see something that needs reviewing they will do. If someone did that and got away with it in the past then that just means they got away with it because TMO or the ref didn't have a good view of it. Cant just go changing the rules because it happens in other games and is missed.

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56 minutes ago, neoELITE said:

We don't want Wales do we?


If the game was at the Millennium stadium I’d agree but England’s record away from there is really good. Pointing to the last WC didn’t exactly help Australia.

 

Id prefer to play SA as winning a WC beating all 4 rugby championship teams would be really impressive.

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I'm just happy to watch the final now. That England performance was Herculean. One of the best sporting performances I've seen. Inspired and brilliant. Like beating Usain Bolt at the 100m

Every man played their part. A 110% effort. 

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