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    Looks like England have remembered how to play rugby and Wales have forgotten.

    The All Blacks seemed to be trying a new tactic of choking before the tournament by losing the Rugby Champs in the Southern Hemisphere. Well done Aussies 😉. The Springboks are looking good, despite an early fright by the Argies.

    God only knows what the French and the Jocks are up to. See what Ireland bring to the party next week.

    What happened to Romania? Will the Russians bring their A game, or novichok binary agent game?

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    Hmmm

    Looks like Wales are back under the radar again, and likely to stay there with Anscombe joining Faletau and Ellis on the injured list.

    SA are looking strong, and Aus also look as if they're coming back into form. It's going to be an interesting one

    This is what happened to Romania

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    Can't really see past any of the 'big three' southern hemisphere teams tbh!!

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    Australia are shit. Don’t be flattered by one result when they were a man up

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    Normal service has been resumed. Australia got dicked when they had to play against 15 men

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    It had to be more than just that though. Was it a good game?

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    The main difference was NZ turned up. Last week (and against Argentina previously), they were sloppy, lots of errors, and then of course lost a man for more than half the game. The score line flattered Aus somewhat, when the ABs got tired at the end of the game. The realistic points difference was probably about 10, although in fairness to Aus they played really well too, especially in broken play and their pack were on top form

    Yesterday was much more typical: Aus good in the line out but rest of pack play a notch or two below the ABs, not nearly as good or quick cleaning out, and the scrum was back to its old weakness (they lost one against the head against a 7 man AB pack FFS, when Coles was in the bin for a judo throw)

    Backs OK esp O’Connor but spent most of the time going backwards. There were perhaps 2 or 3 short periods of Aus pressure, the rest was all NZ. Aus kicking game almost non existent, which is surely a critical weakness at WC level.

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    Its all to play for, I dont think there is a over whelming successor going into this, so it should be interesting.

    So where are we watching the final 2nd Nov?

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    France vs Scotland

    Rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go_slow View Post
    Its all to play for, I dont think there is a over whelming successor going into this, so it should be interesting.

    So where are we watching the final 2nd Nov?
    Sadly I'm away on a course. I did briefly think about being on-call etc

    Maybe catch up over a group stage game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    Sadly I'm away on a course. I did briefly think about being on-call etc

    Maybe catch up over a group stage game?
    Yeah, that would work, let me know, sure we can sort something out.

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    Well it all kicks off today chaps

    Where's your money going then?

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    Looking forward to the streets being clear for riding.

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    I think we're (Ingerlund!) 3rd favourite with the bookies.

    My boss is a big fan so it's going on the big telly in the office. I don't anticipate much work being done during the England games.

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    I have no interest whatsoever, but I have NZ in the sweep at work. £100 for first, £50 for second

    What's my chances of winning something back?

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