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The Card to the Argies certainly swung the first test…. methinks another card in the 2nd test could do the same.

Question is – who for.

The Bokkies may rue the lack of a BP in game one… they are behind the Aussies already…..

Wallabies' weakness ABs will expose, Foster facing rugby hell, and how the Boks will lift the trophy: TRC predictions

Wallabies' weakness ABs will expose, Foster facing rugby hell, and how the Boks will lift the trophy: TRC predictions

Phantom,

With all due respect, the production line has not stalled…. the new product is just not getting put on the shelf.

And the current product range is gathering dust and sales are having warranty issues.

Just sayin’

NZ VIEW: 'Time to ring Razor', as 'confidence shattered' ABs are a wound 'festering with pus and infection'

Memo to NZRFU:

The future is calling… best take the call.

JOTS.

NZ VIEW: 'Time to ring Razor', as 'confidence shattered' ABs are a wound 'festering with pus and infection'

Chin up Pete,

The rest of the world is telling us something…. it is up to us to listen and learn.

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

To the winners – the spoils.

Congrat’s to a solid team that played well and to their strengths.

Like the Irish, the Bokkies thoroughly deserved their win – and I think the score definitely flattered the losing team.

To those who support NZ, fear not!

The sun will rise tomorrow and the next time we get to play 35 minutes against our old foe, we can still get closer or score the best try.

For now let our foes bask in their well earned glory.

Failure can make success all the sweeter.

Cheers!

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

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JOTS 😁

Clarke returns for Boks Test as Foster told one win in South Africa or you're gone, and Razor waits in wings

Well said Dionysus.

Can’t argue with you…. time will (literally) tell.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

NOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!

😂 😂 😢 😢

Wallabies' weakness ABs will expose, Foster facing rugby hell, and how the Boks will lift the trophy: TRC predictions

Cheers Harry.

Gotta love this time of year!!

And at the end of the day we all start the series on zero.

While I think the AB’s should lose both these next two, I’m tipping Australia to rain on your parade with a similar 2-0 result in the return fixtures – continuing their hoodoo with the Boks.

I see a 1-1 for the Wallabies in Argentina and also a 1-1 in the trans-tasman series leaving it to bonus points for the series between AUS and SAF.

As a kiwi, I’d love to see the AB’s pinch one in the republic… but on recent performances I’m not overly optimistic. As for Argentina… can see them surprising one team…. Aust at home being the most likely.

Cards to swing at least 2 matches…. so in the end who knows?

Here’s hoping for lots of in-play time, minimal cards (as if?), and rugby being the winner on the day.

🙂

Wallabies' weakness ABs will expose, Foster facing rugby hell, and how the Boks will lift the trophy: TRC predictions

1. Keen to see who is selected for the AB’s select from 1-15; eager to see Mo’unga get a run-on (rather than a clean-up), fascinated by what brand of rugby the AB’s roll-out… suspect they will end up just doing more of what they they have been doing …. fear it may end badly.

2. Wonder how the Bokkies will play given what must now be overwhelming favouritism given both teams recent track records – would love to see them open up – but suspect they will try (and probably succeed) to grind the AB’s into the turf.

3. Keen to just watch how Arg/Aus plays out…

4. Unlike Mz I’d like to see some big scores to shake things up a bit… the times they are a changing….

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Cheers Objective,

Mate, rewatch the last 2 Irish tests and watch Jaco and Wayne – with the sound off – it heightens your awareness of what they are doing.

Just calling it how I saw it mate.

The referees are front and centre in the coverage – it is what it is.

Thanks for commenting.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Cheers Lano!

Labour of love…. 😁 😂

Though couldn’t manage the Arg/Scot or other series…. Pencil broke.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Hey G8,

Just want to confirm that there were no 10 minute advantages measured during the course of my observations. I will keep you posted on any that I see this weekend.

Cheers.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

“It’s all just a matter of taste.”

Couldn’t agree more re: Sumo wrestling.

Also I think fans of Morris Dancing would love the choreography on display in line-outs just prior to the throw-in.

Maybe some untapped viewing markets or pod-cast topics?

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Spot on TB – what I measured was just the lost match time – the actual time off’s for injuries, TMO reviews, referee chats, substitutions, drinks, dinner parties, and naps was all added on and adds to the tedium.

At least on free to air they go to an ad break – on STAN we get the coach views, the slo-mo’ replays, and the the blue “we’re on a break” or “Oops – someting went wrong” screens from STAN.

Check out the STAN replays – each listed at 3hrs + …. That’s getting up there with Harry’s NFL stats.

Cheers

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Cheers Butch!

Delays certainly don’t seem to be discouraged these days.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Can’t argue with your logic Peter.

It boggles the mind to think what 80 minutes of actual rugby would look like.

It would seem that it has never happened before….

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Actually Bludger, the scrum observations would dispute your “endless scrums” comment – and also the number of resets was quite low – particularly in the NZ – Ireland series.

This surprised me also – my thoughts going in were similar to yours. They were of course the most time-consuming activity on show though.

I agree that we are not offering the spectacle that anyone other than a purist (i.e. those who frequent or contribute to sites like this) would finding engaging or enjoyable.

Certainly not the kind of entertainment likely to bring in the kiddies to the system.

The question is will anything change… and who will initiate it?

Thanks for caring!

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

I think Israel Dagg is still on Earth JN.

Unless I missed something?

Maybe Brett and Harry could follow-up in a Pod-cast though.

I’m sure Nic Bishop would have let us know if Izzy was playing or coaching off-world.

Cheers.

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Cheers In-brief,

I don’t think the ref’s are the issue – nor the scrums themselves. It’s the way they the rules have been set out and the way time is managed that is my beef.

The ref’s are just doing their job – and at the moment they are the centre of attention for the majority of matches.

Wasn’t there an old adage that a good ref was one that you didn’t notice?

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Cheers Dave,
From the last Aus/Eng test the penalty shots used up 97, 116, 85, 87 seconds while kicks to touch where from 25-43 seconds – and as you pointed out – often followed by a lineout (that averaged another 24 seconds for the match).
Due to the ref actually using time-off, the shortest time lost in a lineout was only 7 seconds – the longest was 38 seconds.
If a time-off option was utilised and assuming 7 seconds was a realistic target – that’s 9 more minutes of rugby that is accessible over the 30 lineouts for that game alone.
Is there any reason a ref can’t call time off this weekend when the ball goes out and time on when the ball is thrown in?
Is there a rule somewhere that forbids it?
Could an international referee take the bull by the horns and just do it?

Just how much time is being lost in a game of rugby?

Tim- you’re asking the wrong bloke – have never understood scrums and as a back never really wanted to!
Not sure they want to be fixed anyway – it gives the piggies the spotlight for a few minutes….

Rugby News: 'Pack dented, and the jersey' - new coach's plan to save ABs, Mo'unga's Foster verdict, Dagg bags union

“League it is just another way to restart a game”

But you have to admit Tim, they don’t lose an average of 60 seconds off the clock doing it… maybe we need to find some middle ground here?

Rugby News: 'Pack dented, and the jersey' - new coach's plan to save ABs, Mo'unga's Foster verdict, Dagg bags union

It did take me two attempts to get my time observations article accepted – and the title they chose was not the one I wanted… but hey – loving the banter that comes with this site… nothing wrong with robust discussion!

Cheers Biltong!

Rugby News: 'Pack dented, and the jersey' - new coach's plan to save ABs, Mo'unga's Foster verdict, Dagg bags union

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