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Yes! What a cracker of a game. Loved it as a neutral

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

I can’t believe how much complaining there is about this result. Rules are rules, the players are(or should be) aware of all the rules, therefore everyone should be flexible and capable of adapting to the situation that evolved. And they did, and what an amazing Final.
So I call bullsh#t to all the people who think it was a tie.
NZ knew they had to score 2 to win off the last ball or they’d lose. And they got 1 and England won.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Yes! Very good!
It was such a good finish I had to watch the ending again in real time. Cracker game! The Kiwis must feel sick today.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

That deflection is the Maradonna version of Cricket! “The Poke of Stokes”
Anyone got any more up their sleeve?

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

I just woke up and watched the Kayo mini replay. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I thought the Kiwis had it until that Stokes deflection to the boundary won them the WC.
He stood up in the end and well done England. The kiwis must be absolutely gutted. What a game and a nice way to end a WC.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Yeh,nah.
That was an amazing game! I don’t think it should’ve finished on a draw though.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

I actually love Eddie! I’m an Aussie living in Miyazaki Japan and he had his Japan team based here and he did wonders for Japan rugby. He’s also bringing the English team here. I want the Wallabies to do well, but I’d rather any team knock NZ over.

Surely England win the World Cup... right?

Both Teams can win it on their day. The first 10-15 overs seem to be vital as to keep your wickets. Do that, score runs, you’re on your way!
As a Cricket lover and a Wallaby fan, I have a lot of Kiwi mates and I’d love to see England bring them down to earth and stop their momentum leading into the RWC. That’s my Initial thoughts, so I guess I’ll see when I start watching the game. I hope there are a lot of runs scored for both teams and it’s a cracker.

Surely England win the World Cup... right?

Nice one! 2 years ago that would’ve been a nice build to the WC

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies XV to face the Springboks

Ha! I’m not a grammar nazi, but I am a teacher! I just thought the editor would want to know he skipped a word in his header!
I also think the Broncos were crazy not to go with Kevie Walters, but being a Gold Coast boy I would love to see him at the Titans.

Broncos may have let go the wrong quietly spoken old man

Tupou,
Folau Fainga’a,
Scott Sio,
Izack Rodda,
Rory Arnold,
Luke Jones,
Michael Hooper,
Isi Naisarani
,Will Genia/Nic White,
Christian Lealiifano,
Dane Haylett-Petty,
Samu Kerevi,
Tevita Kuridrani
,Marika Koroibete
,Reece Hodge
Res: Slipper, Alatoa, Latu, Beale, Banks, Simmons, Wright.
I’d have Q Cooper, Pocock and Petaia there if available. Maybe even CFS.
It feels like a weaker team than the last few years, I wouldn’t be putting any money on them, but I am putting plenty of money in them with my families World Cup tickets ???? Go Wallabies!

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies XV to face the Springboks

Hi Dane, In your head line did you mean Broncos may have let the wrong quietly spoken old man go?
Apologies if my correction is uncalled for.

Broncos may have let go the wrong quietly spoken old man

Yep, Thorn went too hard too fast! The Slipper and Hunt substance stance was fair enough. They stamped their own papers. With the amount of players QLD have lost since Thorn took over ( not all being his fault) , I think someone like Scott Johnson probably had a whisper to Thorn and said maaate, be realistic, they are young men and they are footy players…blah blah….
In all fairness to J O’Connor, looking at his Twitter feed it does seem like he’s done some work mentally to be a better person and therefor a better teammate.
Good luck to JOC, QLD and Thorn

James O’Connor lines up Wallabies return after signing with the Reds

I Think CFS could go well at 12. He needs to take the next step in his career. He showed some good signs this year but needs more consistency

Speight could be a great replacement for Kerevi

The Reds need could well do with O’Conner and maybe the Wallabies too! Go for it I say!

Speight could be a great replacement for Kerevi

Some may write him off, but sometimes it’s instincts like that might save someone in need of help.

Security guard attempts to break up fight between two players

Yep, well said!
He deserves what he can get!

Christian Lealiifano to depart Australian Rugby

Good on him! After his fight with Leukemia he has to look after himself and his family and he’s so lucky he can get another contract to do that!
I’m sad he’s leaving Auz but happy with the team he chose here in Japan, because they train in my town of Aoshima Miyazaki. My 13 year old rugby loving son is stoked!

Christian Lealiifano to depart Australian Rugby

Sounds like a great initiative!
After reading this and knowing I was about to play in an annual Old Boys tournament here in Miyazaki I was initially a bit scared of picking up an injury because i broke my ribs in the biggest tackle I had ever copped last year in the same tournament. I’m more into surfing these days ( I’m 44) but to strap on the boots there’s something very exciting about it! The team we played was one of our rival teams from when I was is my 20’s and 30’s and the game was played hard and fair and in great spirit. We won by 3 points. It was great to get that feeling back of being with my old mates ( who most still play) and an achievement in itself for me to finish the game still on the ground.
A shout out to Vic Masters
and Geoff Parkes for hopefully motivating others to get out there and go that extra for your mates.
I have drifted apart from some of my old Japanese mates due to me not playing anymore and sharing different interests, but to get together at least once a year and have a chat and reunite with them is invaluable.
It was Father’s day here in Japan and I had a good quick surf early, played our match then went out to dinner with my family! What a day!
Who said rugby is dying at grass roots!

A message to all rugby players: It’s ok to be not ok

Or maybe he’s been in the league bubble his whole life and it has never popped. Being an ex AFL Vic and HS league Qlder now living in Japan, I am loving the growth of Union over the last 15 years.
Maybe it’ll be more about what game is more satisfying to play for Ponga. For me Union is because as a back you can use a lot more skills( if you have them) Hopefully Ponga will see it that way.
By the way I played in the Old boys over 38 prefecture Final today ( I’m 44) and we won by 3 points. It was great to get that feeling back of being with my old mates and playing hard, fair rugby.
A shout out to https://m.facebook.com/vicmastersrugby/ and https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/www.theroar.com.au/2019/06/13/a-message-to-all-rugby-players-its-ok-to-be-not-ok/amp/
And Geoff Parkes for motivating me to get out there and last the whole game and remember what it’s like to go that extra for your mates.
It was Father’s day here in Japan and I had a good quick surf early, played our match then went out to dinner with that family! What a day! Who said rugby is dying at grass roots!

Kalyn Ponga to the Wallabies? Ha!

I am happy to have both Koriabete and Speight on the paddock, or do they play on the same side of the wing?

Wallabies crave a natural ball-runner at No.8 and it needs to be Naisarani

Cheers for that!
Maddocks’ Wallaby hype worries me a bit. He has great skills, don’t get me wrong and he does know where to receive a ball to score a try, but his stats in defence, line breaks, line busts aren’t Wallaby standard yet. Koriabete has shown how it’s done recently and I only hope someone else can stand up on the other wing. Hodge, Banks or Hallet-Penny maybe.

Wallabies crave a natural ball-runner at No.8 and it needs to be Naisarani

Wow that’s great for the reds! The Reds wing has been a bit of a poison chalice over the past 5 years or more though. I hope that will change.

Future of Australia’s three best five-eighths up in the air

Some of us love rugby mate! I pay for my Kayo subscription and get to watch pretty much any sport I like! I love it! Can’t wait!

Future of Australia’s three best five-eighths up in the air

What a legend he has been!
I know his calf has kept him out, but to put a positive spin on it, the rest is maybe what he needed and it might be a blessing in disguise if we want him fully fit in the WC. I think I have seen Pocock get heavily concussed at least 3 or 4 times in the past year playing in Japan, for the Wallabies and for the Brumbies and that is a bigger concern for David I reckon. Another heavy knock/concussion could be bigger problems I fear.
I know it would be ideal if he could return around this point of the season but that sounds like it might not happen. All the best for him in recovery and I hope we get to see him back playing soon.

It's official: David Pocock to retire from Super Rugby