Posts made by Unite
RE: 2019 Rugby World Cup
So if RSA/Canada and ABs/Italy were scheduled in reverse the Boks would be eliminated? If the ABs lost to South Africa in the opening fixture (without a Bonus point) and all else was the same they would be eliminated?
Waaaay to close to close to the sun there.
No, if the All Blacks were at risk of missing the quarter finals they would have used their influence over World Rugby to have the Typhoon moved off course or asked for Japan to be moved out off the way...
RE: RWC: All Blacks v Italy (Cancelled) (Pool B)
@Frank No, it's an open stadium.
Google says it has a retractable roof?
Roof hasn't closed since 2015. Maintenance costs on it were too high, so it became an open-air stadium.
RE: RWC: Australia v Wales (Pool D)
On Kerevi - I understand that a forearm to the throat is a penalty, but I've never seen it penalised in that instance.
The times I've seen it called are when the arm is extended from the body and it's an aggressive move against a defender. It's the classic 'stiff-arm' that's gone a bit wrong.
To me, Kerevi's arm never really left his chest. He was carrying the ball in a manner that a lot of other players do, and the Welsh defender ended up in a very poor position.
I don't have a huge issue with the penalty in isolation, but it's the consistency that rankles me. We see that sort of fend-off used multiple times a game, but for some reason we only decide to penalise it in a crucial RWC match.
> The way it's going this RWC will be decided by some sort of controversial decision. I hope not
You just know that it is going to happen.
RE: Australia vs Samoa
@Canes4life yep. Already the worst welcome to country we've had in my memory
Aside from him being nervous I didn't think it was too bad - he talked about all the abundant food in the area ... Wallabies.
Ha yeah, my 8 year old said ‘What are they going to eat the Wallabies!’