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It’s amazing how silly errors and lack of ball discipline was made over the weekend, even the best team in the world was defeated by it (along with 80+mins of venomous tackling). I was at the ABs game and thankfully saw nothing like the Tui incident. Indeed, so nail-biting was the ending of the game and how ecstatic the long suffering Bok fans were had a lot of us ABs fans high fiving and cheering with them! The reaction both at the match, on the wander out after and online in real NZ fan forums like this one has been remarkably sanguine – you gotta ignore the talk back shock jocks and their troll-like callers IMO.

But we’ve had a lot of success as AB supporters, and most of us are happy for a wake up call now instead of a quarter final in the RWC! I feel for Ozzie supporters, and really hope a proper top down sort out can get the Wallabies and Oz rugby back on track, after the RWC I guess. It’s not going to happen when you have (including on here) ridiculous state based bias, an executive that goes too hard for ‘the big names (often from other codes) rather than the grass roots up, a ranting blame everyone else coach, and assistant coaches who seem to be there ‘cos they used to be great Wallabies (Lack-of-Attack Larkham). Will it take a total RWC melt down before this happens? There seems to be so much head in the sand stuff at the higher levels, I am afraid it maybe so. The problem with the RWC is that a decent result, which can happen to even poor teams in knock out rugby (look at some of the losing finalists performances over the years), can mean stuff is swept under the carpet – again.

Fan abuse is never great, but the message to the Wallabies is clear

That’s what all the regional comps amd repechage games are now

Rugby World Cup set for big shake-up with expansion on the horizon

Succinct

What happens when the result isn’t the most important part of a win?

Two good internationals in a row is pretty exceptional for Argentina in the RC, to manage three and upset the Wallabies? I can’t see it either.

The Wrap: Wallabies will need more than resilience to beat Argentina

I wouldn’t hold your breath RA, AB’s are still awaiting the reply from WR about the change of mind decision at the death of the third Lions test. The ways of WR are mysterious and dark, and do not need to be explained to the uninitiated.

Wallabies request a please explain from World Rugby on Pocock's injury

man not being able to edit sucks

Wallabies team vs South Africa: Cheika rings the changes ahead of South Africa clash

51 starts in a row for him, tho he’s totally sat out 2 games, and 6 were at 12. Crazy lack of 10 depth for Oz

Wallabies team vs South Africa: Cheika rings the changes ahead of South Africa clash

So funny that Stuff in NZ said ‘Foley dropped!’ but then trumpeted Mo’unga getting a start for the AB’s as great depth building. ALthough Foley has started 51 tests in a row (sitting out two in total) Cheika hasn’t dropped him, he’s just building a tiny tiny amount options into his team, IMO

Wallabies team vs South Africa: Cheika rings the changes ahead of South Africa clash

Against the ABs Phipps plays better on the wing!

RWC bolters are out there, if they’re wanted

And Pocock’s high tackle on beaudy from an offside position too

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe Cup Game 2 live scores, blog

Yup 0500 local on Thursday before, every time

Hansen surprises with NZ backline changes

Good old Barnsey has a 3 from 4 to the Ozzies, vs the ABs games he’s reffed.

I hope that Franks stays try-less, for the ton, maybe a try in his 101st! Hopefully more Wallabies show some respect for his achievement this time. I reckon that’s prime ammo for the ABs, the lack of respect from all but 4 Wallabies for Sam W’s 100th cap ceremony.

Wallabies unveil new-look prop pairing in side to play All Blacks in Bledisloe 2

Yeah you can clearly see franks in one of the GIFs adjusting his holds

How the 'Guzzler’ chowed down on the Wallaby lineout at Sydney

And they get paid a ton more, thankfully Ozzie rugby is flush with money.

Bledisloe déjà vu, but were the Wallabies really that bad?

Your namesake on the Guardian disagrees, for a second I was conflating you two – and very confused over the differing tone of the articles!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/20/bledisloe-cup-capitulation-proves-australian-rugby-is-in-crisis

However we are constantly told test rugby is a game of millimetres and small percentages, and we have so often seen turn arounds between game. Like Oz and SA vs ABs last year. It’ll be very interesting to see if the ABs don’t get their mental preparation right and get a shock on Sat!

Bledisloe déjà vu, but were the Wallabies really that bad?

Four runs for 8m, two passes, three tackles and one turn over conceded. DHP a bit of a non event to me!

The good, the bad and the ugly from Bledisloe 1

ABs had a nil all draw vs Scotland in the 60s, and Munster beat them and held them to nil in the seventies. There is even a play about that game, and the All Blacks were ‘lucky to score nil’ according to one of them!

Edit Kane is an awesome statistics ninja!

Do lineout woes go hand in hand with Pooper against All Blacks?

Wow on 11 minutes of rugby you’re rating Crotty and goodhue as ABs best ever defensively? That must’ve been an amazing 11 mins during which Crotty made one and missed one tackle, along with a horrendous drop with the line open. Now I rate Crotty as the ABs glue and I think goodhue should be permanent 13, but there is no way they can be rated like that until they’ve actually had a few games together in black! Sadly I think Crotty should retire for his long term health 🙁

Seven talking points from Wallabies vs All Blacks Bledisloe 1

Naholo did well but he really should have got a yellow for his tackle, very lucky.so tasks him out of the running for me. Beaudy, goodhue and BBBR imo

Back in All Black: NZ whip Wallabies in Bledisloe 1, Folau injured

And the highest paid player in the world did exactly that. Turned down good money from NZ to get awesome money from the NH. Good on him, as he said it’s all about making the best for his family, it’s the PI way.

Fake news: 'Poaching' allegations the latest slight against the All Blacks

Well you’re wrong, as I have. Any time some one manages to breach the pay wall and post it some where, the silver fern often had them, they’re good for a laugh. But if you want better rugby coverage from the NH best to look at the Guardian, who show a lot less bias. There are lots of threads on the silver fern, kiwi version of the roar, disparaging the awful stuff we get served up by NZ stuff and herald, and our awful click bait ‘reporters’ like reason.

But most can’t get times articles so you’re right with the main push of your comment, who would want to pay for the times nowadays?

Fake news: 'Poaching' allegations the latest slight against the All Blacks

ABs 0 Wallabies -25?

Michael Hooper to return as Wallabies reveal team for Bledisloe 1

Google knows

And the All Blacks’ run of scoring in every match is now closing in on its half-century, since it dates back to the 0-0 draw with Scotland at Murrayfield on January 18 1964.

New-look Wallabies hope to catch All Blacks on the hop

I aske din an other thread, but when was the last test the ABs were nilled, anyone know?

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And the All Blacks’ run of scoring in every match is now closing in on its half-century, since it dates back to the 0-0 draw with Scotland at Murrayfield on January 18 1964.

Wallabies truly believe ahead of Bledisloe

Foley reckons the aim is to keep the ABs to zero. Does any stat/history buff know when the ABs last scored 0, in a test? There was the Munster game when they were ‘lucky to score nil’ but I guess it must’ve happened at some point? I know the Wallabies stopped our run of over 100 tests that we scored tries in a few years ago with that 18 all draw.

New-look Wallabies hope to catch All Blacks on the hop