Wales v Australia



  • I wonder at which straws Cheika grasps this time



  • @tordah said in Wales v Australia:

    I wonder at which straws Cheika grasps this time

    Wouldn't want to be a door in that changing room.



  • Bloody Aussies. Way too much kicking and why not take the shots at goal at 3 all? Terrible game management.



  • Always thought Pocock was over rated but in this game he was immense, actually felt sorry for him his team lost.



  • @jegga said in Wales v Australia:

    @sparky said in Wales v Australia:

    Three minutes to go. Wales have a very, very kickable shot at goal. Dan Biggar hits it.

    Wales 9 Aussie 6.

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    Anything from the post match news conferences?



  • @98blueandgold said in Wales v Australia:

    Always thought Pocock was over rated but in this game he was immense, actually felt sorry for him his team lost.

    @98blueandgold said in Wales v Australia:

    Always thought Pocock was over rated but in this game he was immense, actually felt sorry for him his team lost.

    I felt sorry for England but thankfully read some crap from the Walrus and sanity prevailed and I hated them again. Perhaps you should google some images of Michael Cheika ?



  • By any means.

    Relatively easy misses would have given us a buffer, but may have messed with our focus.

    Shaun Edwards is going to be missed.



  • Never in doubt! 😉

    Aussie did a Wales at the end though.

    I thought that Anscombe had a decent game directing Wales around.



  • @bovidae said in Wales v Australia:

    Never in doubt! 😉

    Aussie did a Wales at the end though.

    I thought that Anscombe had a decent game directing Wales around.

    😂😂😂

    Yes he did OK.

    Still want to see what Jarrod Evans can do.

    Hopefully he'll start against Tonga.



  • This was pretty bizarre from Jonathon Davies-watch closely, he pulls Pocock's arm to his chest, then dives to the ground claiming he was pushed.
    LOL any way to win, eh Wales?
    #1905
    #1978 haha, although that was justified due to constant Welsh lineout infringements being ignored by the ref....

    https://www.reddit.com/r/rugbyunion/comments/9vx2n8/did_jonathan_davies_take_a_dive_to_win_the_last/



  • @wairau said in Wales v Australia:

    This was pretty bizarre from Jonathon Davies-watch closely, he pulls Pocock's arm to his chest, then dives to the ground claiming he was pushed.
    LOL any way to win, eh Wales?
    #1905
    #1978 haha, although that was justified due to constant Welsh lineout infringements being ignored by the ref....

    https://www.reddit.com/r/rugbyunion/comments/9vx2n8/did_jonathan_davies_take_a_dive_to_win_the_last/

    Comedy Gold. Nice attempt.

    Pocock clearly ran an obstructing / blocking line and in the process made contact and pushed Davies to the ground.

    Fake News.



  • @mikethesnow He did run an obstructing line. However, Davies clearly dived, doing a Wollywood.



  • @mikethesnow said in Wales v Australia:

    Pocock clearly ran an obstructing / blocking line and in the process made contact and pushed Davies to the ground.

    I yelled at the TV while watching the game live, it was an obvious obstruction.



  • @wairau said in Wales v Australia:

    @mikethesnow He did run an obstructing line. However, Davies clearly dived, doing a Wollywood.

    If that's what is require to remove this cancer from the game, so what? What else is he supposed to do, fight to stay on his feet having been taken out of the defensive line? Fuck no - make it obvious Bono Cockwomble is cheating.



  • Recently, I think that if we want to remove this shit, we have to make the ruck a real contest again, so that forwards actually have to play like forwards, rather than fucking blockers and second man passers. The ridiculousness of halfbacks being a protected species is contributing to this problem (it of course is not the only reason), but I suspect that if we allowed forwards to attack the HB as soon as hands were on, we'd have a lot more forwards attending breakdowns.



  • @gt12 said in Wales v Australia:

    Recently, I think that if we want to remove this shit, we have to make the ruck a real contest again, so that forwards actually have to play like forwards, rather than fucking blockers and second man passers. The ridiculousness of halfbacks being a protected species is contributing to this problem (it of course is not the only reason), but I suspect that if we allowed forwards to attack the HB as soon as hands were on, we'd have a lot more forwards attending breakdowns.

    And more space out wide.

    Which would please Jiffy Davies.



  • @gt12 said in Wales v Australia:

    Recently, I think that if we want to remove this shit, we have to make the ruck a real contest again, so that forwards actually have to play like forwards, rather than fucking blockers and second man passers. The ridiculousness of halfbacks being a protected species is contributing to this problem (it of course is not the only reason), but I suspect that if we allowed forwards to attack the HB as soon as hands were on, we'd have a lot more forwards attending breakdowns.

    For starters how about enforcing the binding law?

    "Binding: Grasping another player’s body firmly between the shoulders and the hips with the whole arm in contact from hand to shoulder. "

    It's crazy that players can stand beside rucks and scrums with a finger touch and be considered bound. Make them bind or call them offside. Same goes at scrums where the openside flanker unbinds but only gets called for it if they let go.



  • @crucial This. And also enforcing the laws against binding on another player prior to contact. Impossible to interpret if a ruck has been formed when a pod of two attackers are brought to ground. My view is that ain't a ruck, but refs seem to see it the other way...

    Lastly, if you're off your feet you shouldn't count. Which i think is how the laws read now, but again, refs don't seem to agree...



  • @crucial said in Wales v Australia:

    It's crazy that players can stand beside rucks and scrums with a finger touch and be considered bound. Make them bind or call them offside

    And there was supposed to be a crack down on it, particularly for blockers on box kicks.

    Fucking whatever.