Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies



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  • I hope the Jaguares win, because they play more exciting and attractive rugby.

    I hope the Brumbies win, because - in case the Hurricanes beat the Saders - it's better for the Canes to travel to Canberra than all the way to Buenos Aires.

    I don't think it matters for the Crusaders, because - whoever wins this semi - they have to travel to Chch anyway in case of a Crusaders' win.



  • @Stargazer said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    I hope the Jaguares win, because they play more exciting and attractive rugby.

    Dunno about that - they've both had their dour moments in order to win games.

    The Ponies fucking carved the Chiefs up in all areas way back at the start of the season, and did the same to the Tahs 2 weeks ago. It contrasts with their low moments - losses to Rebels, Reds, Saders, Jags, etc - but they've got a decent attack.

    Yeah they like to go to the maul but that is also exciting to see executed so well .... unless you're a back and then your opinion doesn't matter. πŸ€·β™‚

    Jags will probably win, but nobody will beat the Saders at home after they edge out the Canes.



  • @Stargazer said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    I hope the Jaguares win, because they play more exciting and attractive rugby.

    I hope the Brumbies win, because - in case the Hurricanes beat the Saders - it's better for the Canes to travel to Canberra than all the way to Buenos Aires.

    I don't think it matters for the Crusaders, because - whoever wins this semi - they have to travel to Chch anyway in case of a Crusaders' win.

    I'd be stoked for the Jags to win. They played iwth great spirit, and have a fantastic crowd behind them. I can't see the Brums playing expansive or interesting rugby



  • Generally speaking, finals rugby rarely gives the fans this so called expansive rugby that everyone desires. We get glimpses of it, but it’s more defensive pressured rugby.

    I’ll watch with great interest, but with one eye on @Jaguares4real reaction if the Brumbies get up πŸ˜€



  • @NTA said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    Jags will probably win, but nobody will beat the Saders at home after they edge out the Canes.

    It does have that air of inevitability about it.

    I think the Brumbies will go very close to winning as their game is more suited to knockout rugby. Whoever did their analysis against the Bulls was very good too - the inside ball carved them apart (the one thing I must say the most at training - punish the lazy inside defender).



  • @antipodean said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @NTA said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    Jags will probably win, but nobody will beat the Saders at home after they edge out the Canes.

    It does have that air of inevitability about it.

    I think the Brumbies will go very close to winning as their game is more suited to knockout rugby. Whoever did their analysis against the Bulls was very good too - the inside ball carved them apart (the one thing I must say the most at training - punish the lazy inside defender).

    Sharks?



  • @KiwiMurph said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @antipodean said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @NTA said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    Jags will probably win, but nobody will beat the Saders at home after they edge out the Canes.

    It does have that air of inevitability about it.

    I think the Brumbies will go very close to winning as their game is more suited to knockout rugby. Whoever did their analysis against the Bulls was very good too - the inside ball carved them apart (the one thing I must say the most at training - punish the lazy inside defender).

    Sharks?

    Them too.



  • @ACT-Crusader friendlies don't matter...



  • @Bones said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @ACT-Crusader friendlies don't matter...

    @Bones that deserves a hashtag

    #friendliesdontmatter

    @Jaguares4real you digging this shit ?


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    @ACT-Crusader said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    Generally speaking, finals rugby rarely gives the fans this so called expansive rugby that everyone desires. We get glimpses of it, but it’s more defensive pressured rugby.

    I’ll watch with great interest, but with one eye on @Jaguares4real reaction if the Brumbies get up πŸ˜€

    πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€


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    @MN5 said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @Bones said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @ACT-Crusader friendlies don't matter...

    @Bones that deserves a hashtag

    #friendliesdontmatter

    @Jaguares4real you digging this shit ?

    Nah Not feeling that

    Test Matches are largely mealiness IMO

    Too many teams play each other too often

    Los Pumas don't have the playing pool of other nations so need to prioritise accordingly Add to that a diabolical travel itinerary & there's a need to be pragmatic

    TRC matters

    June Test matches & EOYT to Europe are a distinct 2nd priority for Pumas

    Los Pumas have a track record of delivering spectacular results in RWC

    As long as that continues I can live with mediocre to crap results in "Test Matches" outside of TRC

    8 wins & 29 losses in games post RWC 2015 is terrible & that includes 4 wins over Tier 2 nations - Japan Georgia & Italy



  • @Jaguares4real said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @MN5 said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @Bones said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @ACT-Crusader friendlies don't matter...

    @Bones that deserves a hashtag

    #friendliesdontmatter

    @Jaguares4real you digging this shit ?

    Nah Not feeling that

    Test Matches are largely mealiness IMO

    Too many teams play each other too often

    Los Pumas don't have the playing pool of other nations so need to prioritise accordingly Add to that a diabolical travel itinerary & there's a need to be pragmatic

    TRC matters

    June Test matches & EOYT to Europe are a distinct 2nd priority for Pumas

    Los Pumas have a track record of delivering spectacular results in RWC

    As long as that continues I can live with mediocre to crap results in "Test Matches" outside of TRC

    8 wins & 29 losses in games post RWC 2015 is terrible & that includes 4 wins over Tier 2 nations - Japan Georgia & Italy

    Ok so to be the best in the world a team needs to play less Rugby. Gotcha.


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    @MN5

    If that's what you got from my last reply, then you're probably wasting your time reading



  • @Jaguares4real said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    Nah Not feeling that

    > Test Matches are largely mealiness IMO

    Too many teams play each other too often

    Los Pumas don't have the playing pool of other nations so need to prioritise accordingly Add to that a diabolical travel itinerary & there's a need to be pragmatic

    TRC matters

    June Test matches & EOYT to Europe are a distinct 2nd priority for Pumas

    > Los Pumas have a track record of delivering spectacular results in RWC

    As long as that continues I can live with mediocre to crap results in "Test Matches" outside of TRC

    8 wins & 29 losses in games post RWC 2015 is terrible & that includes 4 wins over Tier 2 nations - Japan Georgia & Italy

    I understand where you are coming from with all your points and have highlighted the two I don't necessarily agree with.

    TEst matches will never be meaningless. Some may be more meaningful than others, but none are really meaningless.

    And spectacular isn't the right word. I would say in 2 world cups they have outperformed. Which is 25%, so I don't think your track record comment is overly accurate. Having said that, their demolition of Ireland in 2015 was probably my match of the tournament. I'd say that game was spectacular.

    I will certainly give them the credit they deserve for improvement since joining TRC. Although 7 of 8 wooden spoons doesn't give off that. Was surprised to read that as I've felt they've been a nice addition.



  • @Jaguares4real said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @MN5

    If that's what you got from my last reply, then you're probably wasting your time reading

    Possibly. It's also a struggle trying to remember all the "stunning" results that Argentina have delivered during the World Cup.

    Also 7 out of 8 wooden spoons in TRC puts things in perspective a bit too don't you think ?



  • @MN5 scoring a last minute try to beat Scotland in RWC 2011 that effectively knocked Scotland out of the tournament was pretty stunning.....



  • @KiwiMurph was only Scotland....

    Argies generally have the wood on the French in RWCs

    For all the piss and bluster, a strong Argies is fantastic for world rugby, hopefully the Jaguares can transform Super form into International form now.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Semi Final 2: Jaguares v Brumbies:

    @MN5 scoring a last minute try to beat Scotland in RWC 2011 that effectively knocked Scotland out of the tournament was pretty stunning.....

    Whatever. It was only fucken Scotland.


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