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Kiwi living in Aus. Referee for the local comp and with 20+ years in the Army definitely follow the ANZAC. NZ first then Australia against anyone

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One of the better conspiracy theories out there

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

A failed players interpretation of why a decision was made and interpreting it to his teams advantage and a further interpretation of why a player was penalised without actually knowing the facts in either situation is hardly the basis for a solid argument.
Reads very much like clutching at straws and hope rather than anything that makes sense or can actually mean anything. Ireland are just going to have to live with another Qtr final loss and rue their game against Japan that caused it

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

After the way the Scottish management carried on with the typhoon, I’m wrapped they’re gone. They have been going backwards for years and busy blaming everyone except their own outdated and myopic management. Good riddance

Japan rescues World Cup from flames of disaster

No they wouldn’t. What makes you say that?
I’m pretty sure WR would rather see each game played on the field if for nothing more than the income they bring in. I’m not sure why you would think WR wants to see any team punted

The Rugby World Cup has turned into a joke

That comment about the game going ahead if the ABs needed the points is way out of line and just continues the bullshit around these decisions. I’m not sure what the point is unless you’re another conspiracy theorist who believes that WR are controlled by the ABs and everyone is told to adjudicate them differently.
Like your comments on the cards it’s full of innuendo, false statements and an inability to see the facts. Personally I think the biggest issue with the way the referees are ruling is that it should have happened 2 years ago so that the teams could have got used to it and adapted their play earlier. That would also have allowed some clear analysis on the rulings and probably led to some changes to the interpretation

The Rugby World Cup has turned into a joke

Yeah maybe but I said I’m pretty comfortable making it. France do have a habit of pulling something out of the bag at a RWC but this year I thought they’ve looked pretty ordinary to be honest and I’m not sure they could have done it. If they could have then no reason why they can’t in their first qtr final match, if they can’t do it for that match then they probably wouldn’t have been able to do it for this one

Typhoon Hagibis has everyone stirred up at the RWC

I’m just wondering why you add “wet weather rugby”. I think Cheika is like some players; better than average at Super rugby but out of his depth at test rugby. He runs on motivation rather than tactics and gets found out regularly

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

The puss

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

That just shows how poor the selection process has been during his time

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Absolutely Nic. Sad for some of them but good for the game and the right approach

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

best Player? Nic is correct, he could do 2 things really well but his deficiencies far outweighed his good points. Couldn’t kick, couldn’t pass, couldn’t tackle, didn’t know where to position himself, never looked for work and easily managed by good teams. Much better off without him

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Great analysis as always Nic. I think the backline as a whole is much better without him. As for Grey’s defence patterns. Sheer folly that were never going to work.
Not so sure on your comment about Folau getting an AB gig. He probably would have got one in a Super team but there’s no way in hell he would have made the ABs without some serious work on his deficiencies. Great potential but a player who never seemed to want to improve. We actually have a lot of them in NZ and they don’t get past the Super teams because of their inability or unwillingness to address their deficiencies. Folau would have joined their ranks.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Hahaha obviously

Is there a conspiracy against the minnows at the RWC?

Yeah mate it’s a conspiracy. Whatever makes you feel good. Honestly the constant whinging about the conspiracies is so old. Look if it is something that you can use to justify the continual losses of your favourite teams then go for it. Let’s put them all out there
– World Rugby have instructed referees to not penalise McCaw because they don’t want NZ to lose
– Referees are told to ignore anything the ABs do wrong because they’re scared if they penalise them they won’t be allowed to referee again
– WR have told the referees to only look at the minnows to make sure the Semis and final have only teams from the top 6 nations playing
– and on and on and on
People who believe this crap also believe the earth is flat, pyramids were built by aliens and vaccinations are a government control program

Is there a conspiracy against the minnows at the RWC?

Thanks Will,
Bit of a shame but only really one game will affect the outcome. France may have thought they could pull off a win if things go their way but I’m pretty comfortable that England wouldn’t have lost this one. I think your bang on with the cancellation not really affecting England as they know who they’re playing whereas the Wallabies seem to be still deciding on their best combinations.
I think Scotland are likely to beat Japan so if their game is cancelled it will be a shame for them.

Typhoon Hagibis has everyone stirred up at the RWC

As an AB fan I don’t care who we face as o know the boys will pull out the win when it matters

Why Ireland will still win the Rugby World Cup

Hahahaha good points but absolutely I have faith in my team to come through. I guess we’ll both find out soon but my money’s on the ABs

Why Ireland will still win the Rugby World Cup

Bumma two of the most anticipated games not being played. That sux

CONFIRMED: All Blacks vs Italy, England vs France both cancelled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

Mate you need to have faith. Ireland haven’t got a hope in hell of beating the ABs when it matters

Why Ireland will still win the Rugby World Cup

Love the optimism it’s part of what makes this game so great. Love that you and so many others think that the AB “aura of invincibility” is in tatters and that somehow this means they are inevitably going to lose. This will just make the joy of a threepeat so much better.
I agree that on their day any team can win. Bounce of the ball, poor decisions at critical times, referees call and the like can all make a difference but I’m pretty happy that when it matters the ABs will take Ireland and an internal siege mentality will fail as it builds an atmosphere of looking for excuses over action. Ireland topped out in 2018 but since then have developed the ability to choke more than win

Why Ireland will still win the Rugby World Cup

Nice thoughts but far too many issues from lack of infrastructure for the spectators, players and everyone else. A 12,000 seat stadium won’t cut it for the RWC and building anything bigger that’ll never get used again is probably not a good idea.
Personally I’d like to see it in the USA

Australia should look to the Pacific for their 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

We’ve been working with them on this. Played rock, scissors, paper and Wessels lost

Andrew Hore gamed the Waratahs – but he's not to blame

We brainwashed him when he was in NZ. Unfortunately we didn’t quite complete it and that’s why he appears confused at times. The brainwash is weakening and his Australian heritage is trying to push through. The plan now is to get a Kiwi into the Reds setup and next time they’re looking for a coach have him set up a bbq in the Reds car park. The board there has a proven history of not look8ng past the car park for a coach and I reckon someone with a bbq and a few beers to share is quids in for the gig

Andrew Hore gamed the Waratahs – but he's not to blame

I went to St Bernards in Lower Hutt. Travelling to Wellington to play Rongotai College at home was never fun. Shhhh the myth is we’re all good because we’re kiwi

Andrew Hore gamed the Waratahs – but he's not to blame

All part of the NZRFU plans to bring Australian rugby down from the inside. Started at the top with Robbie and when that was only partially effective started lower with Hore, Gibson and Thorn. Gibson and Hore worked well and the Tahs will take a generation to recover. Thorn taking longer but creating a real lack of intensity and a whinging culture at the Reds. They’ve failed at the Brumbies because no Kiwi comes to Australia to live in Canberra. It’s colder and wetter than Wellington and no beaches. Poor analysis by the NZRFU as they should have realised that’s the conditions that builds good players, it’s one reason why NZ is so strong.

Andrew Hore gamed the Waratahs – but he's not to blame