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    Again an indifferent New Zealand team have turned up but Tonga have really turned up for this game and are good value to be in it at half time. Unlucky not to have scored a try but with they've a man up for the first ten minutes of the second half.

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    NZ have taken sleeping tablets too early... so lethargic and half arsed... like they can hardly be bothered to play... no intensity at all... its all very odd.. bit like SA against Japan...

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    NZ 2nd best for 60 mins then a few changes and whoosh a different game.
    They still don't impress somehow and their scrum needs serious work if they are going to come out top over the likes of SA and France.
    Fair play to Tonga, they came to play and would have given a lot of sides trouble.

    Ref JP Doyl failed Tonga badly by not awarding a penalty try just before HT. Read dragged down a maul and was rightly carded, so why no try? After that, 2 more scrum penalties on the 5 metre line for AB infringements and still no penalty try? Strange.
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    Yes, I'd have given a penalty try. The scrum was a worry... though thinking about it... they handled Argentina ok a couple of weeks ago... and a few months ago were ok against SA and Australia. I just hope they raise the intensity earlier in the game.... else it may be harder to chase games against France or Ireland next round...

    I hope France win on Sunday as the Irish scrum isn't going to be much different to NZs.... and they have never beaten NZ...

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    Here ya go, just for a laugh...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOu...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawsey View Post
    NZ 2nd best for 60 mins then a few changes and whoosh a different game.
    They still don't impress somehow and their scrum needs serious work if they are going to come out top over the likes of SA and France.
    Fair play to Tonga, they came to play and would have given a lot of sides trouble.

    Ref JP Doyl failed Tonga badly by not awarding a penalty try just before HT. Read dragged down a maul and was rightly carded, so why no try? After that, 2 more scrum penalties on the 5 metre line for AB infringements and still no penalty try? Strange.
    Why do you mention France? France aren't even going to win their group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Why do you mention France? France aren't even going to win their group!
    Well if they don't win their group... they play NZ....

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    I may be tempting fate but even if Ireland do lose on Sunday I think it looks like a great time to play New Zealand. They just aren't firing yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    I may be tempting fate but even if Ireland do lose on Sunday I think it looks like a great time to play New Zealand. They just aren't firing yet...
    I'll remind you of this in a week... 55

    Will be interesting to see if NZ go up a level in the knockout games... I'll be surprised if they don't...

    I'm in two minds about France and Ireland. If NZ get France I think they'll be more on edge, more focussed, more determined to get the job done. Ireland theoretically will be easier as they have never beaten NZ, but at the same time NZ might be complacent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Well if they don't win their group... they play NZ....
    Ireland are red hot favourites....beat them in 6 nations and france are pretty crap! We are red hot favourites in the bookies for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Ireland are red hot favourites....beat them in 6 nations and france are pretty crap! We are red hot favourites in the bookies for a reason.
    Well we'll find out tomorrow... it wouldn't surprise me in the least if France won though. Ireland just lost their centre for the world cup too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Well if they don't win their group... they play NZ....
    Ireland are red hot favourites....beat them in 6 nations and france are pretty crap! We are red hot favourites in the bookies for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Ireland are red hot favourites....beat them in 6 nations and france are pretty crap! We are red hot favourites in the bookies for a reason.
    You said that earlier and I replied... 55

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    Sorry problem with my phone 5555
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    Great first 15 mins Scotland v Samoa




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    Quote Originally Posted by kris-one View Post
    Great first 15 mins Scotland v Samoa
    Japanese will be getting excited...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Ireland are red hot favourites....beat them in 6 nations and france are pretty crap! We are red hot favourites in the bookies for a reason.
    France started off slow in the last World cup too and we beat them at home. I don't think they're crap and we have an awful World cup record against them. I actually quite like the new centre pairing but it could be a little light against Basterau. Although most other centres are light compared to him.
    Last edited by dawsey; 10th October 2015 at 21:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Why do you mention France? France aren't even going to win their group!
    Because I happen to think France have the beating of Ireland. I also believe they are capable of reaching the final.
    I could also be wildly wrong 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    France started off slow in the last World cup too and we beat them at home. I don't think they're crap and we have an awful World cup record against them. I actually quite like the new centre pairing but it could be a little light against Basterau. Although most other centres are light compared to him.
    Sorry DP, I replied to this quote with the edit button accidentally so it looks like Ive edited your post. I havent.

    I hope Joe Schmidt hasn't dropped one by omitting Ian henderson. His work in the loose is invaluable to Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeguevara View Post
    Ireland are red hot favourites..
    Not with the bookies.
    Home Draw Away
    16:45 France v Ireland
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    evens
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    22/1
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