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tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Saffers well up for this

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bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




tarbrush posted:

Saffers well up for this

All Blacks seem to have forgotten the basics.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



ABs looking rattled so far, not coping with saffa's defense.

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



Based on fifteen minutes, and knowing there's a long way to go in both this game and the rest of the group stage, England must be thinking their chances at winning the whole lot are getting much better.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Can't remember last time blacks retreated so much with ball in hand.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Mrenda posted:

Based on fifteen minutes, and knowing there's a long way to go in both this game and the rest of the group stage, England must be thinking their chances at winning the whole lot are getting much better.

That is precisely when England are at their worst

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



tarbrush posted:

That is precisely when England are at their worst

Whereas Ireland and Scotland (presumably) will be facing an angry All Blacks and Bok.

LimburgLimbo
Feb 10, 2008

One day I will be happy
every day


Lol at that lovely pass off the ruck

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

A shameful kick really. No way should he ever be missing those.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Off the post and SA get it back??! Quality work NZ.

e: spelling

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


That should be a penalty try surely

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Oops, wrong thread.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




tarbrush posted:

That should be a penalty try surely

Should have been a yellow.

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



NZ have woken up then.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Sweet ABs try.

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Great try, but still fuming at the ref bottling that obvious sinbin earlier

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Casual.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



That run and try, I am happy now.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Smorgasbord posted:

Great try, but still fuming at the ref bottling that obvious sinbin earlier

This is the correct reaction tho.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


That missed penalty has basically destroyed South Africa

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Ah, the download is complete.

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Ardie is on the loving rampage today

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



So if NZL are asleep for 80 minutes it's possible to beat them. Good to know.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




They've had a sniff and now are destroying the boks.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



This game is weird. NZ looked like they had no answer for ~18 mins, then BAM! gently caress y'all*

*only applies to opponents, not the fine folk in this thread

NewAccountUsername
May 5, 2006



Slumfrog posted:

This game is weird. NZ looked like they had no answer for ~18 mins, then BAM! gently caress y'all*

*only applies to opponents, not the fine folk in this thread

Agreed this game is fantastic.

I told the wife I'd only be watching the first half. I think I lied.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Yeah, you absolutely lied. But in a good cause.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




If SA want to win this, they need to stop playing at a million MPH and slow things down to their pace.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Absorb the pressure, examine the strategy, adapt the plan, destroy their souls. The cycle of a half.

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



Bokke scrumhalf ain't great. They're playing the same game Munster played when Rassie and Nienaber were coaches there, but they don't have a Murray at 9.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Faf is such a good scrum half but dulled today.

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



bessantj posted:

Faf is such a good scrum half but dulled today.

He just seems caught between two minds at every ruck, and ends up making that just-sub-optimal decision. It doesn't help that the midfield outside him have been playing like simpletons, and I'm not sure there's any forward/backrow movement for him to work with (or he's not calling for it.)

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



As above, he seems caught in two minds, but considering that period of NZ wizardry I can understand second guessing yourself. Which is what the ABs do brilliantly, make the opposition doubt themselves.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Mrenda posted:

He just seems caught between two minds at every ruck, and ends up making that just-sub-optimal decision. It doesn't help that the midfield outside him have been playing like simpletons, and I'm not sure there's any forward/backrow movement for him to work with (or he's not calling for it.)

His kicking has been muck since his first two kicks and I don't think the boks have won anything in the air. Now the Abs have righted themselves it's really clear just how out of options the SA attack is.

SirSamVimes
Jul 21, 2008







Slumfrog posted:

As above, he seems caught in two minds, but considering that period of NZ wizardry I can understand second guessing yourself. Which is what the ABs do brilliantly, make the opposition doubt themselves.

A space of five minutes between two tries has to be incredibly demoralising.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Me getting into bed

https://twitter.com/AlyMuldowney/st...354185602220034

Wizard Master
Mar 25, 2008


I guess this world cup is confirmed as another "All Blacks walk it in" snoozefest 😴😴😴

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012




Me running to the bus and it taking off just as I get to the stop.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Aw, they needed that

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Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Wizard Master posted:

I guess this world cup is confirmed as another "All Blacks walk it in" snoozefest 😴😴😴

Nah, and i say this as an absolute AB stan. Don't know if you watched rugby championship this year but NZ are beatable (Disclaimer:AB performance in WC year not always applicable). Trick is to get them on the back foot. Smack 'em up hard, run in a couple of tries, then hold the ball. Of course, the trick is getting to that point first

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