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Excellent format! Well done the Roar.
I think the Scots might roll Ireland and expect France to best Argentina.
Can’t wait to see AB team selection before getting too carried away but expect ( hope? ) a comfortable win in the Big Game too.

Rugby World Cup tipping Week 1: unprepared

I am pretty confident that the ABs have what it takes Highlander.I was super-impressed with how fit they looked at Auckland.
If the ball is greasy as widely expected,it will be interesting to see how the various teams handle it.
One little worry i have is that with the possible back 3 we saw at Eden Park being retained there might be a bit of weakness under the high ball.
BB is pretty reliable in the air but a bit lightweight for contesting against heavier opponents.Reece is–well–a shortarse not to put too fine a point on it.
I am also deliberately not reading too much into performances and results over the past 12 months or so.

Should teams follow Gatland and worship at the altar of mobility?

Fanatical.
:silly:

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 15-11

Stuff,unfortunately, is a rubbish publication.

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: England

Interesting piece but I am somewhat bemused by

It’ll also offer Jones a far more reliable option at 12 than what England trotted out in 2015, when no one was picked to start in the position in consecutive matches

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: England

Hugo Porta perhaps?

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 15-11

The thing ( one of them ) that pisses me off the most is that ALB runs through and collects the ball but the Ref stops play.
Ref consults George ( the ubiquitous TMO ) and even George agrees the penalty is the correct call.
Somewhere as he wanders back infield he allows himself to be influenced by Warburton and eventually to 2nd guess even himself.

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

He’s been a Teflon Man thus far or I would be rushing to place a bet on that.

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

Return,yes,But will he be healed?

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

I have heard Irish talk* that Schmidt’s ‘legacy’ will depend upon them progressing past the quarters which is pretty harsh in my view.

*OTBam

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

Don’t bring Carlin’s son into it……

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

Really? I hadn’t noticed :silly:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 25-21

Wow Brett,
That is very interesting! I had no idea that droppie was anything other than what it appeared to be.

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 25-21

Dusautoir would have easily been top 15 in my view.
His performances v the ABs were incredible and nearly delivered two wins from two against the odds.

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 25-21

Foot on the line goes completely unnoticed today…

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 25-21

After all these years people still misspell his name!!!!

Read!!!!!

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 35-31

Do you mean ‘Goromaru‘ ??

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 35-31

even named my son after him

‘Snake’ is unusual—-but I like it! :silly:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 35-31

Thats like your opinion,dude.
After the Perth win, that 5% seemed pretty vocal.

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

No question, Phil.
I think the ABs were caught napping and that just about evrrything the Wallabies came up with turned to gold.

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Daniel,
I certainly wasn’t having a serious dig at you personally.As you say, the Wallabies were the better side in the early passages.
I am really trying to keep some of our excitable Aussie cousins grounded!:-)

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

I am not trying to denigrate the win here mate.I thought they looked the better side inthe first half.
But using that game to base any analysis on is dodgy in my view.

To be fair, Cheika may have been trying things, as they say!

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

At the risk of instigating another tiresome trans-Tasman tangle I feel it has to be remembered that the fabled Perth victory was heavily influenced by the send-off of Barrett.
The win may have been inevitable but not the margin etc.

Let’s not re-write history.

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

I imagine that is a nice place to run,Harry?

Never done it above strolling-pace,myself.

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 45-41