TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98)



  • @sparky said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    1. SBW or Laumape

    I'm trying really hard to come up with a clever/ironic/sarcastic comment on Hansen's likely non-inclusion of ALB.

    But can't.


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    Boks have a very good chance of winning in Cake Tin
    Fresh with 14 players established in NZ 9 days beforehand

    ABs will be battered & bruised from their 2nd half mauling in BA
    In their last two serious Test matches vs Pumas & Ireland They've scored Zero Points in 2nd half for 1st time in 8 years (100+ matches) & not scored a try in a match for 1st time in 20 years vs Irish

    There will be 7 healthy Crusaders to recall who've stayed in NZ
    Add Rieko Iaone + Bridge Still leaves over half the matchday 23 who'll going back to back vs two physical and abrasive sides



  • @Jaguares4real said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    Boks have a very good chance of winning in Cake Tin
    Fresh with 14 players established in NZ 9 days beforehand

    ABs will be battered & bruised from their 2nd half mauling in BA
    In their last two serious Test matches vs Pumas & Ireland They've scored Zero Points in 2nd half for 1st time in 8 years (100+ matches) & not scored a try in a match for 1st time in 20 years vs Irish

    There will be 7 healthy Crusaders to recall who've stayed in NZ
    Add Rieko Iaone + Bridge Still leaves over half the matchday 23 who'll going back to back vs two physical and abrasive sides

    Christ you don't half talk it up do you ?



  • @Jaguares4real well that’s a relief as the All Blacks test was going to get in the way of my celebrations of another Warriors win over Parramatta. Don’t have to bother now.



  • We've also got the Wallabies win over the Pumas in a friendly to look forward to.


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    @MN5

    Do you consider a Test Match vs Italy a serious game? 💰 💰
    Especially one which ends up being 3-66....
    Italy are Tier 2 nation with a tier 1 Economy
    They're mere cannon fodder in 6 Nations

    Moreover when was the last match you saw an ABs side spend 30 seconds in an opponents 22 in 2nd half a Test Match 👀
    Pumas set up camp on ABs 40 metre line

    Pumas 2nd half mauling was for nothing as they made too many errors when they had the pill I look forward to play NZ in Buenos Aires in 2020 with a very similar side



  • @Jaguares4real said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    @MN5

    Do you consider a Test Match vs Italy a serious game? 💰 💰
    Especially one which ends up being 3-66....
    Italy are Tier 2 nation with a tier 1 Economy
    They're mere cannon fodder in 6 Nations

    Moreover when was the last match you saw an ABs side spend 30 seconds in an opponents 22 in 2nd half a Test Match 👀
    Pumas set up camp on ABs 40 metre line

    Pumas 2nd half mauling was for nothing as they made too many errors when they had the pill I look forward to play NZ in Buenos Aires in 2020 with a very similar side

    You have to feel sorry for Parisse , 138 test matches for his country and the vast majority were apparently a pointless waste of his time. What was he thinking?



  • Wow, an Argentinian rugby fan trolling NZ Rugby, England dominating Australia in cricket and the Blackcaps almost winning the WC. How times have changed.


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    @akan004

    You have an interesting definition of Trolling I must say



  • Forget the trolling it’s the excessive use of emoji’s and having to refer to the emojipedia that does my head in.


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    @ACT-Crusader

    Why are emojis so troublesome for you 🤔



  • @ACT-Crusader said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    Forget the trolling it’s the excessive use of emoji’s and having to refer to the emojipedia that does my head in.

    Yet you're the one advising us all to hit mute when we complain about the commentators....


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  • @antipodean said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    But for this fixture we have the Crusaders who are so good, they beat the Pumas in the Super Rugby final.

    But wasn't that a friendly?



  • I'm guessing, but I assume that everyone picked will get at least some opportunity (perhaps not Aumua), so the team I'd run out - given that the coaches have said clearly that they don't value the RC - is:

    1. Moody
    2. Taylor
    3. Franks
    4. Hemopo (this would be the game to find out if he has Brad Thornism or not)
    5. Whitelock
    6. Frizzel
    7. Todd
    8. Read (c)
    9. TJP
    10. Mo'unga
    11. R. Ioane/ Bridge
    12. SBW
    13. Goodhue
    14. Bridge/ Ioane
    15. B. Smith
    16. Coles (Aumua)
    17. Karl T.
    18. Laulala/Ta'vao
    19. Retallick
    20. Paps
    21. A. Smith
    22. Ioane
    23. B. Barrett/Laumape


  • @gt12 said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    I'm guessing, but I assume that everyone picked will get at least some opportunity (perhaps not Aumua), so the team I'd run out - given that the coaches have said clearly that they don't value the RC - is:

    1. Moody
    2. Taylor
    3. Franks
    4. Hemopo (this would be the game to find out if he has Brad Thornism or not)
    5. Whitelock
    6. Frizzel
    7. Todd
    8. Read (c)
    9. TJP
    10. Mo'unga
    11. R. Ioane/ Bridge
    12. SBW
    13. Goodhue
    14. Bridge/ Ioane
    15. B. Smith
    16. Coles (Aumua)
    17. Karl T.
    18. Laulala/Ta'vao
    19. Retallick
    20. Paps
    21. A. Smith
    22. Ioane
    23. B. Barrett/Laumape

    Don't hate this idea but I'd rather they just pick the strongest team given the opposition.



  • @mofitzy_ said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    @gt12 said in TRC: The All Blacks against the Springboks (version 98):

    I'm guessing, but I assume that everyone picked will get at least some opportunity (perhaps not Aumua), so the team I'd run out - given that the coaches have said clearly that they don't value the RC - is:

    1. Moody
    2. Taylor
    3. Franks
    4. Hemopo (this would be the game to find out if he has Brad Thornism or not)
    5. Whitelock
    6. Frizzel
    7. Todd
    8. Read (c)
    9. TJP
    10. Mo'unga
    11. R. Ioane/ Bridge
    12. SBW
    13. Goodhue
    14. Bridge/ Ioane
    15. B. Smith
    16. Coles (Aumua)
    17. Karl T.
    18. Laulala/Ta'vao
    19. Retallick
    20. Paps
    21. A. Smith
    22. Ioane
    23. B. Barrett/Laumape

    Don't hate this idea but I'd rather they just pick the strongest team given the opposition.

    Agreed, SA beat us last time at home, and we need confidence vs them as the result of the opening RWC pool game will basically determine if we win the tournament or not!

    I, for one, enjoy @Jaguares4real 's use of emojis 🙌🏼


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  • @TeWaio yeah, I hope both sides are as close to full strength as possible. And that like the previous two fixtures, they go hammer and tongs at each other for 80.

    Nothing friendly about a bok AB game, especially given the stakes in September.

    Beating the ABs in New Zealand ranks pretty bloody close to a WC for me anyway.



  • From this point I'd like to see the first choice loose forward and centre combinations selected and given time to develop combinations from here on out. If the gap between the candidates is so fine that they need to look at them four tests out from a RWC, then it doesn't matter who they pick - there is more to gain in building the combination IMO.

    I would like to see some rotation in the attack coach role.


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