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Oceania So, jp .... How about them All Blacks?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Dingo, Jul 26, 2008.

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  1. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, what can be said?

    Outclassed, outplayed, better composed. Nice to see things go so well, especially with Stirling out and a still relatively young backline.
     
  2. Norrad_Roff

    Norrad_Roff Jedi Master star 4

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  3. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, it was an awful display. The All Blacks seem unable to change game-plan mid game to counter the opposition's. The win was thoroughly deserved. Nobody ever running on to support Carter's numerous line breaks.

    I'm expecting much better with McCaw back for the next one. Bledesloe's not yours just yet.
     
  4. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Carter did have a good game and McCaw will prove problematic if he comes back on form.

    That said, if we can find the right forward combo to match the form of our backs...
     
  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yep. Our inexperienced midfield sure showed the team up. Had we won (and it was looking possible after half time, and when Rocokoko was taken out with a certain try looming) I'm sure the illegal "blood bin" (what?) Ellis / Cowan substitution would have seen us docked points anyway.

    So, that new coach of yours, huh...?

    ;)

     
  6. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just read this on publicaddress.net;

     
  7. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Jedi Master star 4

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    Match crowd was amazing. All Black chants rocked the stadium.

    Incomprehensible yellow card in the 4th minute for a first offence. W.T.F?



    NZ Penalized for tackling the man off the ball, yet when Aus do it, they not only get away with it, but the score a penalty out of it.

    NZ had a great chance for a try in the second half, I think it was Carter who ran up the middle 10m from the try line, yet didn?t have a single Black anywhere near him. They were all clustered on the wings. Appalling. There?ll be a please explain on that one.



    It?ll be a different game next week, but full credit to the Wobblies.
     
  8. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    In regards to Thorne's yellow card it was definitely a surprise and looked a little bit worse than it was, but the ref might have been trying to set the tone on that early. You have to admit that there weren't any others.

    That tackle of Heinz's was a bit suspicious but it is possible to argue that at the instance he attempted to tackle he thought the player had the ball. It seems that was what the ref though.

    And it was such a relief to see there was no one with Carter when he made that break.
     
  9. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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