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  • @Crucial said in Rankings:

    @booboo said in Rankings:

    Popped up on my Google news feed thing that Georgia had overtaken Italy.

    With all the talk about expanding the 6N thought it may be worth a mention that the 6th Nation is now ranked 13th, and frankly doesn't offer much in terms of interest, excitement, crowds, expansion potential or money.

    https://www.world.rugby/news/559229

    Not having much luck c&p-ing on my phone but rankings are here:

    https://www.world.rugby/rankings/mru?lang=en

    A couple of matters arising:

    1. France may consider themselves hat a little low.
    2. Looks like they update daily now instead of weekly

    So the task for Fozzie is to remain unbeaten until the clash away against SA then beat them. Simple. Correct placing then established.

    If we lose the correct placing is confirmed, we're not as good as SA!



  • @Machpants Not sure that is right. At full strength there is a gnat's eyelash between the Boks and ABs.

    But if Retallick and Whitelock are out because they're in Japan, then its probably a different story.



  • @Machpants how many times did SA beat us last year?

    As @Smuts says, if FA between the top teams, can often come down to an injury, a 50 50 ref call, a player error...



  • No my point is if we don't beat the Boks this year, and they have a fuck ton more players in Europe that won't be picked (not just BBBR) but were allowed for the RWC, then we aren't as good!



  • @Machpants said in Rankings:

    No my point is if we don't beat the Boks this year, and they have a fuck ton more players in Europe that won't be picked (not just BBBR) but were allowed for the RWC, then we aren't as good!

    Yep. We are the chasers now, we have to earn it back. Can’t rely on keeping the spot after a loss because we have a buffer



  • @Crucial said in Rankings:

    @Machpants said in Rankings:

    No my point is if we don't beat the Boks this year, and they have a fuck ton more players in Europe that won't be picked (not just BBBR) but were allowed for the RWC, then we aren't as good!

    Yep. We are the chasers now, we have to earn it back. Can’t rely on keeping the spot after a loss because we have a buffer

    Are we expecting big things this year? Huge holes in pack. Question marks in the backs. New coaches (ish). Hardly the foundations of greatness



  • @mariner4life said in Rankings:

    Are we expecting big things this year? Huge holes in pack. Question marks in the backs. New coaches (ish). Hardly the foundations of greatness

    I expect big things every year (both for ABs and Northland...)



  • @taniwharugby said in Rankings:

    @mariner4life said in Rankings:

    Are we expecting big things this year? Huge holes in pack. Question marks in the backs. New coaches (ish). Hardly the foundations of greatness

    I expect big things every year (both for ABs and Northland...)

    I think that of the ABs, not always of the Magpies e.g. throughout the reign of Philpott.



  • @mariner4life said in Rankings:

    @Crucial said in Rankings:

    @Machpants said in Rankings:

    No my point is if we don't beat the Boks this year, and they have a fuck ton more players in Europe that won't be picked (not just BBBR) but were allowed for the RWC, then we aren't as good!

    Yep. We are the chasers now, we have to earn it back. Can’t rely on keeping the spot after a loss because we have a buffer

    Are we expecting big things this year? Huge holes in pack. Question marks in the backs. New coaches (ish). Hardly the foundations of greatness

    Yep, but a clean slate and who knows what Super throws up.

    Luke Jacobsen looks a talent. Some of the tighties can stand up - Pat T, Ofa, with Codie, Joe Moody, Sam W (back I beleive)?

    Throw in a loose forward trio of Savea, Cane, Jacobsen (with others coming thruogh - Dalton, Hoskins), and then a decent backline with a fit DMac and we're all good.



  • @nzzp not to mention Ennor looking so amazing at centre, we'll switch our best centre to 2nd five to accommodate. Which obviously means we can get Reece and his amazing decision making out there too.

    Oh.


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