BLEDISLOE 3



  • Hopefully the ABs turn up for this one in Brisbane as it could potentially be the proverbial 'banana skin'.
    Australia appear to be gaining plenty of confidence again after their draw with the Boks and then their win against the Argies. Some of the skills coaching from Mick Byrne appear to be rubbing off as seen in their offloads, 'catch-pass' improvement, (especially in the forwards ), tactical field kicking running lines.
    The Wallabies will be desperate for this win to end their RC campaign on a successful note.
    Can the ABs get up with enough passion and enthusiasm to get a good win, seeing as they have already wrapped up the Championship and the Bledisloe.
    Motivation will be their biggest obstacle.



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  • @centreman said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    Motivation will be their biggest obstacle.

    Is this the same team that prides itself on every moment, every INCH of the game?

    I doubt motivation is an issue. The injury list might be a slight worry for them, and they know its Brisbane, its a slightly improved Wallabies side, and that they don't give a FUCK about any of that because All Blacks.

    So let's not go looking for early excuses.

    Wallabies have improved. A bit. Probably found the best list of people available, but still a lot of questions over whether they can go 80 against the ABs.

    We had a freakish start in Dunedin, and still fucking lost. So I'd say we're a few lengths away from the kind of cohesion the ABs can put on when they're under the pump.

    It might be close but I'm predicting yet another bunch of noble defeat bullshit.



  • Is it a team picked from the same squad as the RC or the squad for the EOYT?

    Been warming up here in Brisbane, getting into the low 30s and humid. Much better today though, either way the ball will be like soap.



  • @unite The Bledisloe 3 team will normally be picked from the RC squad, but obviously - because they've come home from travelling - they could call up players who are not in the squad if they wanted to.

    The EOYT squad is usually named the Sunday after the Bledisloe 3 test and the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so - if it's the same this year - that will be Sunday, 22 October.



  • @nta said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    So let's not go looking for early excuses.

    Oh no when Kiwis say it, it is level-headed rational explanation šŸ™‚



  • @unite

    @unite said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    be like soap..

    Luckily the Aussie forwards will bend over first then..
    Let the best country who still don't know who their government is be the winner on the day..



  • @stargazer said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    The EOYT squad is usually named the Sunday after the Bledisloe 3 test and the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so - if it's the same this year - that will be Sunday, 22 October.

    There is no point trying this factual stuff around here.The team will be named on a Thursday.



  • @stargazer said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @unite The Bledisloe 3 team will normally be picked from the RC squad, but obviously - because they've come home from travelling - they could call up players who are not in the squad if they wanted to.

    The EOYT squad is usually named the Sunday after the Bledisloe 3 test and the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so - if it's the same this year - that will be Sunday, 22 October.

    Hi! Iā€™m from wales but a huge all black fan,will be going to the game in Cardiff with my son (which will be his 1st all black game) anyway was hoping to go take him to their hotel to get a few autographs and was wondering if anyone knows what Hotel they staying at? Thanks šŸ‘



  • @family-man Hi, awesome to take your son to his first AB match! Enjoy! I don't have an answer to your question about their hotel, but you may want to follow the All Blacks' and the players' social media accounts. Sometimes they organise open trainings or other events in the cities where they are staying, and there are usually opportunities to get autographs etc.



  • Hi @family-man another thing to watch for is opportunities at an adidas store or outlet. Usually lots of sponsor stuff happens when in the NH



  • @family-man said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    what Hotel they staying at? Thanks šŸ‘

    I think they usually stay at the Celtic Manor? However I don't stalk them...



  • @snowy said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @family-man said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    what Hotel they staying at? Thanks šŸ‘

    I think they usually stay at the Celtic Manor? However I don't stalk them...

    Check with @jegga



  • @crucial said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @snowy said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @family-man said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    what Hotel they staying at? Thanks šŸ‘

    I think they usually stay at the Celtic Manor? However I don't stalk them...

    Check with @jegga

    Yeah, he's probably had breakfast with at least a few of them.



  • WALLABIES SQUAD FOR BLEDISLOE CUP III

    Forwards: Jermaine Ainsley*, Allan Alaalatoa, Rory Arnold, Adam Coleman, Jack Dempsey, Tetera Faulkner, Folau Faingaa*, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (capt), Sekope Kepu, Adam Korczyk, Sean McMahon, Stephen Moore, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, Izack Rodda, Rob Simmons, Scott Sio, Lopeti Timani, Lukhan Tui, Jordan Uelese.

    Backs: Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Reece Hodge, Karmichael Hunt, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Billy Meakes, Duncan Paia'aua*, Izaia Perese, Nick Phipps, Joe Powell, Curtis Rona, Henry Speight.



  • 10 guys in that team I've never heard of. And another 3 or 4 I'd never heard of before the RC.

    Is it a sign that I don't watch enough super rugby, or have they just selected a heap of bolters?



  • @gunner the former.



  • @stargazer Cheers

    So will Hansen give those that have had a heavy work load a spell and use a few of the squad that have had little minutes over the RC in this one? With the current injury list that is likely to be pretty risky I would expect. Wallabies have been steadily improving over the RC since the first RC match.

    Match Officals

    Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
    Assistant 1: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
    Assistant 2: Egon Seconds (South Africa)
    TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)



  • Sounds like Matt Duffie will be on the All Blacks end of season tour,spoke to a family member a couple of days ago,he's been told to put his November wedding on hold,great reward for a player that's got incredible ball skills when it comes to anything in the air,not to mention deceptively strong and quick..!
    Could spell the end of the Bus..!



  • @family-man said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @stargazer said in BLEDISLOE 3:

    @unite The Bledisloe 3 team will normally be picked from the RC squad, but obviously - because they've come home from travelling - they could call up players who are not in the squad if they wanted to.

    The EOYT squad is usually named the Sunday after the Bledisloe 3 test and the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so - if it's the same this year - that will be Sunday, 22 October.

    Hi! Iā€™m from wales but a huge all black fan,will be going to the game in Cardiff with my son (which will be his 1st all black game) anyway was hoping to go take him to their hotel to get a few autographs and was wondering if anyone knows what Hotel they staying at? Thanks šŸ‘

    Hi Leyton.