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The earlier Pumas team was heaps better imo Nick
The WBs made them look better due to poor prep and game day tactics

Why defence is trending ahead of attack in modern rugby

The ABs didnt use m/any backs in the 1H
– Kept it tight and simple. Not many points in 1H.
– They knew if they kept the Pumas at bay in 1H, they could win the 2H

WBs in 1H was all over the place. Playing dry weather in a wet weather game. It was dumb
They tighted up in 2H and won it. But little too late.

Why defence is trending ahead of attack in modern rugby

Thanks Hazza. He played well.
Next game he was frozen out. Or was it self-inflicted?

How masterful was Itoje's masterpiece? The semi-final win over New Zealand

Scary to the other players!

Bakkies Botha was a bad, bad man

Thanks HaaaZZAaaaaAAaAAaaaaaAAA!!!

Bakkies is scary.

Bakkies Botha was a bad, bad man

Thanks Nick. I think the solution is to watch the previous match, ABs vs Pumas. 38 – 0:
– I expected Rennie to watch it, and repeat the same thing
– Nope!

It was terrible prep by the coach imo

Why defence is trending ahead of attack in modern rugby

Thanks GP. The year ended as it started:
– Undeperforming WBs
– Some weakness in ABs armour
– Pumas showing promise

Boks resting and enjoying the Webb Ellis!

The Wrap: Wallabies fans, stop me if you’ve heard this one before

Thanks GP. The year started similarly to how it started:
– Underperforming WBs
– Some chinks in the AB armour
– Promising Pumas

Bokke at home enjoying a rest and the Web Ellis!

The Wrap: Wallabies fans, stop me if you’ve heard this one before

not much excitement there either

Im not much of a biter. I would need to live in Argentina I guess to gain that reputation?

Did Scott Barrett just win Ian Foster one more year?

Thanks Hazza! Its the battle of the “bozos”? None of these locks are scary or exciting. But at least they dont bite

Did Scott Barrett just win Ian Foster one more year?

It’s mostly interpretation changes. Driven from the north to improve Rugby as an entertaining sport

It doesn’t matter to NZ where the changes come from. But they are the best and fastest to adapt

What ails the All Blacks? Marginal pack decline

Thanks Haazaaaa. ABs were defeated even with Brodie and Ichiban around, especially in the past few years. They are not strong compared to other teams, but they are faster and fitter. They use their group intelligence and fitness to undermine the relative power of other teams.

The laws and interpretations change around so much, other nations take time to adjust and train to apply them
– Kiwis dont. They adjust immediately as a team and play well no matter what.
– They play the Ref on the day, better than most
– Now the law and interpretations are much more stables, other teams are preparing well, and catching up

Heck apparently even ARG is doing it. Though I think ABs are going to bounce back!

What ails the All Blacks? Marginal pack decline

Thanks GP. It was a good match, only because the number of players evened out in the end. Hodgo is suitable for matches against the ABs, because he is effective for games with less width in attack.

But much less effective against teams like SB and ARG where the variety in attack is needed

The Wrap: Wallabies triumph in Suncorp dogfight

Thanks GP. ABs were exposed again, in the middle. Actually it was ARG who exposed them starting ~2015, but failed to execute for a full 80. It seems they finally nailed it

The Wrap: A great new broadcast deal for rugby? Depends on who’s telling the story

Thanks GP. It was a defence and set-piece driven match:
– LOs continue to be a problem for the WBs.
– But improving a bit I think. Banks and Marika were quiet / kept quiet
– ARG finishers, almost finished the job
– I thought the WB subs were sub-standards. Same for keeping Sio on for too long. Rennie’s fault imo, but I suspect he will fix it

Both teams will improve… the WBs specially.

The Wrap: Why Test rugby and Newcastle just don’t go together

There is a risk of Noah being intimidated by the ABs. But… there’s one way to find out!

The Wrap: Player welfare no concern as All Blacks take it up a notch in Auckland

Thanks GP. was a good match, and a good day out for many in NZ. Not for WBs especially Toomua.

They were in it. Until he left. I think its time for Lolesio + JOC

The Wrap: Player welfare no concern as All Blacks take it up a notch in Auckland

Thanks Hazza. Interesting observations there. I suspect the ABs are going to moving the pill around a bit using contestable kicks by Richie and tricky runs by BBBBB

Bloody Slow number two: The deep questions

Too many Kiwi draws!
Maybe its a sister fetish? haha

The Wrap: Eight and a half crazy minutes light up the Bledisloe Cup

I need to watch it again tbh HaaaaazzzzzAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAA!!
The ABs won penalties when they didnt. WBs.. did not

Where were these Wellington Wallabies?

Thanks GP. Was match for the classics
I hope we get more good fun next match

The Wrap: Eight and a half crazy minutes light up the Bledisloe Cup

scrum too!

Where were these Wellington Wallabies?

Thanks HAaaazzzAAAA. Its a beauty
Ford has PTSD from PSTD
Wallabies played to their strength, and will only improve. ABs will adjust.
Eden Park is Speeeed Park. Gonna be hard to win there. Unless it rains or something

Where were these Wellington Wallabies?

Thanks GP
– Georgian Rugby is GRUsome
– I arrived in Victoria’s airport with clothings, dollars, and a jar of gypsy tears to protect me from WUHAN and AFL
… Better luck next year! When other teams will catchup. Maybe even the force!

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Swallowed hole

The Wrap: It’s time for rugby’s loose ends to start to come together