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Bledisloe Cup 2020

  • 31-10-2020 8:08am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭


    Doesn’t seem to be a thread on this anywhere so said I would kick it off.
    With South Africa’s withdrawal from the competition it has a lobsided look to it this year but am looking forward to the clash of Australia and New Zealand this am.

    Australai under a bit of pressure to try and get a win today.


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  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Missing tomoua and o Connor is an absolutely massive blow to Australia and one that I think will hurt today

    Lolesio is a very very good player but making your debut at 10 against new Zealand is a daunting task. Anyone who hasn't seen petaia at 13 before is in for a treat.... He's going to be a fantastic player.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    New Zealand by 20 for me.

    They're just too strong and experienced


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭kuang1


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    New Zealand by 20 for me.

    They're just too strong and experienced

    What's the spread Syd?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭RugbyLover123


    Can already see the jersey clash being a problem.

    Be surprised if NZ don’t win by at least 15.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    kuang1 wrote: »
    What's the spread Syd?

    -11


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  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Dangunu yellow card, and lucky to be only that


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭CMcsporty


    Are the TMO and Ref mic’d up over the tannoy for the crowd to hear there?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Dangunu yellow card, and lucky to be only that

    Was there not an element of the other Kiwi pushing him into the tackle there?


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Big Karl!


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Was there not an element of the other Kiwi pushing him into the tackle there?

    Well Ben o keeffe didn't think it was significant. The fact he actually tackled his shins was the big issue I think


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  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    CMcsporty wrote: »
    Are the TMO and Ref mic’d up over the tannoy for the crowd to hear there?

    They were doing that in Super Rugby aotearoa. It's a great idea


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭kuang1


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Well Ben o keeffe didn't think it was significant. The fact he actually tackled his shins was the big issue I think

    There was a bit of a nudge alright but yes the main point was what he did with his arms.
    Fair call I think.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Jordie barrett is a very luck boy


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭CMcsporty


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    They were doing that in Super Rugby aotearoa. It's a great idea

    Yeah I like it. Puts more responsibility on the TMO
    And More pressure

    They do it in league


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    Well Ben o keeffe didn't think it was significant. The fact he actually tackled his shins was the big issue I think

    Ah I didn’t have the volume on so couldn’t hear it. Thought it had a material impact myself though he was probably gonna cause a problem either way.

    Evened up now anyway with a YC for NZ


  • Registered Users Posts: 424 ✭✭TRANQUILLO


    Jordie Barrett has been Parrisse'd and Kerevi'd.

    Thats a nonsense call by O'Keefe.


    This is the same ref who had a shocker in Twickenham against Australia a few years back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭kuang1


    He's inches and milliseconds from that being a red.
    If his elbow landed where he intended it to he'd be gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,720 ✭✭✭accensi0n


    Justin Marshall talking out his hole.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭Rockbeast2


    LOL

    Grateful for my bet but that was a red, no doubt.


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Incredible try by coles


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ✭✭✭ScrubsfanChris


    Nic White fell asleep there....


  • Subscribers Posts: 40,507 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Awwwwww


  • Administrators Posts: 53,038 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec


    I’d have given it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭CMcsporty


    Gardner still managing to make a tool of himself

    That’s a try all day


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,648 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl


    accensi0n wrote: »
    Justin Marshall talking out his hole.

    Bloody hell. Talking as if it’s perfectly natural to raise your elbow up as you’re getting tackled.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,720 ✭✭✭accensi0n


    Oof, don't know about that, looked like he actually got it down with his thumb.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,437 ✭✭✭kuang1


    How the fcuk could O keeffe have said he was happy with the grounding in real time... He couldn't possibly have seen it from where he was standing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 424 ✭✭TRANQUILLO


    TMO/ref interaction full of the usual pregnant pauses and neither party committing. Like a pair of politicians .

    " is that what your seeing?"


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭Rockbeast2


    BS

    That was an "evener" for the non-red card.


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  • Administrators Posts: 53,038 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭awec


    Amazing tackle.


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