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I'm a Gemini who enjoys taking long walks in the rain wearing a pair of speedos and a balaclava. I also love taking pictures of lightning storms and often climb up trees to get a better shot.

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Very witty Ken.
Those were the days where the only red was from spilt claret and yellow was the colour of a 7 day old black eye.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

In For Peter’s Sake world, that is how it is.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

Especially if you set your brain to Irish accent while you read it.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

Irish referee from the late ’70’s into the ’80’s, John West, was very, very good. A ref ahead of his time who used the advantage law to great effect.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

I’d have been happy with Nige or Jaco doing the NZvIRE match. Or even Garces, who was surprisingly generous in the NZvBoks match.
What I’m going the long way ’round of saying is thank f#@k The Egg isn’t doing it. He was (once again) useless at defining the breakdown requirements in last year’s Dublin Test. And the Irish, who know The Egg well, took full advantage.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

It’s an asset to have a halfback that almost beats the ruck (ala Gregan). Made it very hard for the Scottish defence to stay connected at times.
A bit unlikely perhaps, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Weber on the bench next weekend.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

This country is going to the dogs! Why the hell would a dinky di Aussie be helping an England team beat the Wallabies in a RWC QF??!!
Oh, hang on.

Cheika 'baffled' by England's Ricky Stuart invitation

A lot of credit has to go to Japan’s starting halfback for the control factor in their attacking tempo.
The fitness factor in making repeat fast recycles was impressive, as was the accurate decision making and passing, finding the best running option time and time again.
After so much cloying Rugby due to the rush defence era, this Japanese side has lit up it’s own RWC.

The Wrap: Japan’s Blossoms do rugby and their people proud

Mods should take pity on you and remove that post.
Anyway, someone was good enough to provide a link that answers your angryman all caps question.

The Rugby World Cup has turned into a joke

Just you, so far.

The Rugby World Cup has turned into a joke

As much as I wish for it to happen, I can’t see the score blowing out against the Irish. I think it will be similar to the Springbok match. Work bloody hard and take the points when they’re offered.
Our new faces (Reece, Bridge, Laulala) and positional changes (Barrett, Savea) will provide something new for Ireland to cope with.

Japan into RWC quarter-finals after beating Scotland 28-21

I’d be ok with the All Blacks touring Russia, Georgia, Romania etc as long as it doesn’t cost NZR anything to do it.

Japan into RWC quarter-finals after beating Scotland 28-21

I didnt say that their are a lot of average players in the Wallabies. That’s what Australian supporters tell me. On here, for a long time.
Israel Folau was not the best player, no amount of J Eales medals will make it otherwise. Ball in hand though, you can safely claim him as the best.
Nor is Israel responsible for the avalanche of tries the All Blacks scored. But no one that is criticising his lack of chops on defence is imagining things. When such a hyped player goes missing in action, experienced eyes notice. Especially when some tries look way to easy as there is no depth to the defensive structure. You reckon it’s 14 teamates fault that he looks so ordinary on defence. I think Israel had the same attitude.
All in the past now though Josh. And that’s a shame, he was unique.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

The citing committee must have enjoyed it too. But very quietly as we haven’t heard a peep from them.

Week 3 World Cup reflections: How rugby's crazy Cup just got crazier

Your whole argument in that frantic little rant seems predicated on you deeming me to be “upset”. But I’m not, so maybe try again. Or don’t (that would be my preference).

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

But when what seems like an overwhelming majority of Wallaby supporters acknowledge how many average players are in the Wallabies then being awarded a John Eales medal doesn’t carry as much weight as it would in, for instance, the MacQueen era.
And you really need to study the game a bit more closely if you think you can blame 14 other Wallabies for Izzy’s defensive laziness. I recommend reading Nicholas Bishop’s articles, starting with this one.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Death riding the Wallabies is the new black.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Kiwi or not, I thought it was blindingly obvious!
As for the worldly snark, I don’t know why you have adopted this particular online persona. I’ve been in Aussie for 20 years and have never met anyone that carries on like you in real life.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

There is some truth in that SD.
Falwelau only scored twice in the first half, 4 tries scored after the 60min mark and the stats for the try in Yokohama didn’t have the time recorded. He scored a try in one of the two wins he was involved in.
It should be noted that in the 17 Tests Falwelau played in against NZ, the All Blacks scored 80 tries. A damning stat for Wallaby rugby and that some of those tries were scored with ridiculous ease was in no small part due to having a back 3 hampered by a fullback who couldn’t be relied upon to be in the right place at the right time in defence.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

My take from that is 7 NZ players in the top 11 try scorers. Wow! Thanks for that CS.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Well, Nick’s last article correctly predicted an Aus v England QF. He might be one of those Welsh wizards.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Perth 47-26

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

7 tries in 17 Tests against the All Blacks isn’t a crap return. Any international player would love to have that on their CV.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Heh, the Fijians did their best but your hang tough Boyos decided the Wallabies destination.

A Wallabies Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England: Dream or nightmare for Michael Cheika?

Wool underwear is just the best.

Wales seal quarter-final spot with stormy win over Fiji