Tah(d)s v Rebels



  • Tahds have lost at home 17-21.
     
    Bastards ruined my multi, got my money back instead of alot more!



  • Yay. May have saved me a little in the tipping. (Makes up for the Sunwolves tip anyway)
    Only one point off being my lowest point scoring team as well



  • Yeah very average effort from the Tahs. Thought McMahon outplayed Hooper. Not one of Folau's better games either.



  • This was the worst game I've seen this weekend. Rebels didn't win because they were playing well, but because the Tahs couldn't pass or catch balls, their discipline again letting them down, huge lack of decisiveness ... Tahs players all looked at a loss. Lots of work to do, not the least for a mental skills coach because there was no self-confidence whatsoever. This game just highlighted even more how bad the Aussi conference is. The Brumbies will probably be the only one reaching the play-offs, and with a lower number of points than some of the NZ wildcards. Ridiculous that they will get a home play-off match!



  • That was the worst $40 I've ever spent. Not going back this season unless we're in the finals



  • Thank Christ we weren't playing the Chiefs.



  • Forgot to mention Guildford was terrible - very poor skills and really added nothing.



  • Not one of Folau's better games either.

    Most likely his worst game ever.
    Enjoyed some of the Rebels play in the first half. Second half was absolute dross though. Don't know what's wrong with the Waratahs, but they looked extremely awful with some of their basic skills



  • Good to see the succession plan after Dingo Dean's is paying off.



  • Forgot to mention Guildford was terrible - very poor skills and really added nothing.

    The whole team was terrible. Yes, he dropped some balls, but often as a result of team mates throwing hospital passes. Folau was the weakest of the outside backs and his sinbinning didn't help either. The indecisiveness, especially of the forwards, was killing the game. Midfield wasn't working either.



  • The whole team was terrible. Yes, he dropped some balls, but often as a result of team mates throwing hospital passes. Folau was the weakest of the outside backs and his sinbinning didn't help either. The indecisiveness, especially of the forwards, was killing the game. Midfield wasn't working either.

    Do you have a leitmotif, to build audience anticipation for your entrance upon a white horse?



  • Do you have a leitmotif, to build audience anticipation for you entrance upon a white horse?

    I would sound the trumpet to announce his entrance, but along with being a right un (a Magpies fan) he also appears to be a wrong un (a Crusaders fan), I just can't abide that.



  • The whole team was terrible. Yes, he dropped some balls, but often as a result of team mates throwing hospital passes. Folau was the weakest of the outside backs and his sinbinning didn't help either. The indecisiveness, especially of the forwards, was killing the game. Midfield wasn't working either.

    The difference is this was a rarity for Folau - Guildford constistently displays poor skills, when you combine that with his lack of footwork, and guile - there's not much left.



  • I would sound the trumpet to announce his entrance, but along with being a right un (a Magpies fan) he also appears to be a wrong un (a Crusaders fan), I just can't abide that.

    I guess that appearance comes from the fact that I don't buy the "Chiefs being the favourites" hype, and wrote that in a Crusaders thread? The fact is that I don't support any NZ team in particular, and sometimes voice another opinion in this (apparently) Blues and Chiefs supporters dominated forum. Not that I think there's anything wrong with being a Crusaders supporter, or Canes supporter, or  (etc).



  • Yep now there was a game I shouldn't have watched. It was right up there with Tahs/Reds for Dross!!



  • Good to see the succession plan after Dingo Dean's is paying off.

    You do have to wonder about the state of Australian rugby.
    What has Cheika's solutions been so far? Let overseas players play for the Wallabies? Surely that will only hurt Australian rugby in the long term.
    Giteau's selection achieved little but to accelerate Matt Toomua's departure. And Kepu may still be eligible for test selection but that doesn't help the Waratahs much.



  • The difference is this was a rarity for Folau - Guildford constistently displays poor skills, when you combine that with his lack of footwork, and guile - there's not much left.

    Even Zac thought he was worse than usual!

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    Sorry to waratahs fans that was the worse performance of my career I can only keep trying but that was tough and hurts

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  • You do have to wonder about the state of Australian rugby.
    What has Cheika's solutions been so far? Let overseas players play for the Wallabies? Surely that will only hurt Australian rugby in the long term.
    Giteau's selection achieved little but to accelerate Matt Toomua's departure. And Kepu may still be eligible for test selection but that doesn't help the Waratahs much.

    Well Giteau's (and Mitchell's) selection helped us to make a World Cup Final. So I think it achieved quite a bit actually. And the new rules opened up selection for guys like Douglas and Mumm as well, who also played a big role in our RWC campaign.
     
    The 60 test rule just means we can still get some contribution from experienced guys that are likely heading overseas anyway.
     
    This year is a lean year in Super so far, but I still think the Wallabies can be very competitive when the time comes. History has told us the relationship between Super and Test form is fairly small.



  • So the Tahds are now the Blues of Australia. Well, you have my sympathy.



  • As much as Ferners are enjoying putting the the boot into the Tahs and Aussie rugby ( and I do too), it shows Cheika is a much better coach than Gibson.


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