Bledisloe #2



  • @Stargazer said in Bledisloe #2:

    Three 7s in the squad makes totally sense if they intend to play one of those guys at 6 in the finals.

    It does if you look at what game they are going to unleash WC time I don't think we have seen half of it yet.
    2 play makers,Mobile props has been mentioned and 2 open sides.Pretty sure where we are headed Plan wise.





  • @NTA Fuck we're sore winners sometimes. Someone who is a true rugby fan and has a respect for the sport wouldn't chuck shit or abuse the players in the stands. Banter is fine, but not this shit. Pisses me off.



  • @Yeetyaah If you read that article, other people got stuff thrown at them, too, and it appears to happen more frequently, not just at this game. I don't think it has anything to do with us being "sore winners". What I take from this is that there's a group of Eden Park regulars who are behaving like ferals, whoever is playing. They should get stadium bans.



  • Yeah I've seen bottles, often full, chucked at every game I've been at for years. Welly or Eden park, all the same. Dickheads who can't handle their booze are everywhere



  • Wasn't pointing the finger at Auckland fans (tho it is easy 😉 ) but generally rugby fans are turning into dickheads about the Trans-Tasman thing.



  • Yeah it's pretty shit. If you are in the South Stand at Hong Kong late in the day, you are going to get beer thrown around but Eden Park should be better.

    This was the bit of the article that got me though:
    "The Wallabies will name their 31-man World Cup squad on Friday in Sydney."

    Firstly a Friday, FFS, but the whole thing is obviously fake news as Cheika will surely name 32.



  • Another Monday on the Fern, another day of post-Bledisloe pain.

    At 60 minutes with the scoreline at 24-0, I thought we had actually played OK. Our attack looked pretty good, and had just been let down by a few key execution errors - the last pass to Hodge, Lealiifano's kicking, etc.

    The game was closer than the scoreline suggested, though we still weren't the better side.

    But then the last 20 minutes were pretty horrible. The less said about them the better.

    What it showed was the Wallabies aren't as good as Bled 1, and the ABs aren't as bad. We've got one or two games in us, so I'd think the 2015 scenario may be best case - play well when we need to and hope the draw falls our way.



  • @barbarian said in Bledisloe #2:

    Another Monday on the Fern, another day of post-Bledisloe pain.

    At 60 minutes with the scoreline at 24-0, I thought we had actually played OK. Our attack looked pretty good, and had just been let down by a few key execution errors - the last pass to Hodge, Lealiifano's kicking, etc.

    The game was closer than the scoreline suggested, though we still weren't the better side.

    But then the last 20 minutes were pretty horrible. The less said about them the better.

    What it showed was the Wallabies aren't as good as Bled 1, and the ABs aren't as bad. We've got one or two games in us, so I'd think the 2015 scenario may be best case - play well when we need to and hope the draw falls our way.

    All Blacks great first 10 but only got 3, then Aus dominated for 10 but missed their 3 (or 6). Then the Mo'ouga basically intercept and the quick follow up.

    Sliding doors .....

    Aus could knock anyone out of the RWC is my take away, but I don't think they can win it. Lacking some composure, but if it all clicks watch out. But it can't all click for 3 consecutive hard weeks.



  • @barbarian was still 3-0 as we entered the 29th minute, Aus had been on top for the period form about 9 or 10 mins to no avail, then Mounga got a try....this is when things started to change.



  • @Machpants said in Bledisloe #2:

    Yeah I've seen bottles, often full, chucked at every game I've been at for years. Welly or Eden park, all the same. Dickheads who can't handle their booze are everywhere

    aussie i sit next to at work said he had 4 twats sit next to him that were hammered before the start.. spent prematch screaming 'cheikas a cnut' in front of a bunch of kids.. had no shirts on for entire match (no issue just evidence of how hammered they had to be!).. and spewed on the seats in front of them at half time and just gave him abuse the entire match.

    after the inane bollicks i see people get booted for at cricket i can't beleive they didn't get kicked out. Or that people just sat there and took it!





  • @Rapido said in Bledisloe #2:

    @barbarian said in Bledisloe #2:

    Another Monday on the Fern, another day of post-Bledisloe pain.

    At 60 minutes with the scoreline at 24-0, I thought we had actually played OK. Our attack looked pretty good, and had just been let down by a few key execution errors - the last pass to Hodge, Lealiifano's kicking, etc.

    The game was closer than the scoreline suggested, though we still weren't the better side.

    But then the last 20 minutes were pretty horrible. The less said about them the better.

    What it showed was the Wallabies aren't as good as Bled 1, and the ABs aren't as bad. We've got one or two games in us, so I'd think the 2015 scenario may be best case - play well when we need to and hope the draw falls our way.

    All Blacks great first 10 but only got 3, then Aus dominated for 10 but missed their 3 (or 6). Then the Mo'ouga basically intercept and the quick follow up.

    Sliding doors .....

    Aus could knock anyone out of the RWC is my take away, but I don't think they can win it. Lacking some composure, but if it all clicks watch out. But it can't all click for 3 consecutive hard weeks.

    I do wonder about the sliding doors concept. I.e - just what would have happened if ALB had got that intercept in Bled I.

    It felt like the Aussie back row killed us in the first one, so I still doubt we would have have won. But it would be a 14 point swing, and then the red card is in doubt too ... although I have a feeling that red card is going to be good for us in the longer term.



  • Finally managed to get sufficient internet to watch extended highlights and it looked fantastic. Reminded me of the France game where the All Blacks finally clicked with the new game plan.



  • @antipodean said in Bledisloe #2:

    Finally managed to get sufficient internet to watch extended highlights and it looked fantastic. Reminded me of the France game where the All Blacks finally clicked with the new game plan.

    https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1940151534_10.jpg



  • @Snowy said in Bledisloe #2:

    @antipodean said in Bledisloe #2:

    Finally managed to get sufficient internet to watch extended highlights and it looked fantastic. Reminded me of the France game where the All Blacks finally clicked with the new game plan.

    https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1940151534_10.jpg

    We gave them just a taste. Plenty more where that came from


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