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Offline kicker

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O.P. « 2013-Feb-05, 11:22 AM »
Watched a bit of the Six Nations over the weekend & while they are relatively short, around $2.00 to win the title, England are rolled gold specials :yes:

One team who has finally woken up to the fact the reason the All Blacks are no.1 is because they play the game at pace & use width in attack. The speed with which they cleared the breakdown was a pleasure to watch & when they iron out the odd error they are going to be very hard to beat. The other teams in the Six Nations will have trouble staying with them playing at that pace. Get on 8-)
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« 2013-Feb-07, 10:29 AM Reply #1 »
I don't have foxtel any more so I haven't caught any of the six nations, unfortunately. But it's been interesting to see the fall from grace by Wales recently. Without seeing them play, its hard to pinpoint a reason for it, but their slide in form seems to have coincided with Warren Gatland injuring himself, and Rob Howley taking over the reins temporarily.

They haven't been the same team since that happened, and with Gatland now having an eye on the Lions tour, they might not be able to turn it around this year.

Can't wait for the Super rugby season to start!

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« 2013-Feb-07, 08:02 PM Reply #2 »
But it's been interesting to see the fall from grace by Wales recently

They've had their moments admittedly, but really they haven't been much chop since Edwards, JPR, John and a Davies or two gave the game away.


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« 2013-Feb-07, 08:53 PM Reply #3 »
I don't have foxtel any more so I haven't caught any of the six nations,

Can't wait for the Super rugby season to start!

MS,

So how are ya gunna watch the Super Rugby if you don't have Fox ??

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« 2013-Feb-07, 08:59 PM Reply #4 »
They've had their moments admittedly, but really they haven't been much chop since Edwards, JPR, John and a Davies or two gave the game away.


They need Alan Jones back as coach  :o

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« 2013-Feb-08, 04:40 PM Reply #5 »
MS,

So how are ya gunna watch the Super Rugby if you don't have Fox ??

 :beer:

I have a local that plays the rugby on the big screen Chuggs. Quite a rare commodity in Melbourne, I can assure you!

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« 2013-Mar-14, 06:54 AM Reply #6 »
Can anyone who knows anything about this game explain why the Highlanders are favs over the Hurricanes this week? I see that the Hurricanes beat the Crusaders last week and the Highlanders lost to the Cheetahs so just assumed that the Hurricanes would be favs and maybe short ones too. Am looking to add the Hurricanes into a multi this week but just want to make sure that half their team aren't suspended or something.

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« 2013-Mar-14, 09:53 AM Reply #7 »
I can't find a reason to talk you out of backing them Chalky :shrug: Highlanders are at home but since they have converted to that indoor stadium, Dunedin is no longer the graveyard it was. There was a bit of hype about them leading into this season with some big name signings such as Nonu & Thorne but Nonu is injured & they have a very inexperienced backline without him. I suspect they may have taken the Cheetahs a little lightly & have since had a rocket up them at training this week & the Canes were a tad lucky to nail the Crusaders last week but the prices on offer certainly make the Canes a good option if you ask me 8-)

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« 2013-Jun-18, 11:30 AM Reply #8 »
Lions tour cranks up a gear this week. Curious to see the team the Aussie selectors pick.

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« 2013-Jun-18, 04:56 PM Reply #9 »
are the lions going to play the all blacks

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« 2013-Jun-18, 05:51 PM Reply #10 »
are the lions going to play the all blacks

No. They tour every 4 years to Australia NZ and South Africa, meaning every 12 years to each country.

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« 2013-Jun-18, 10:30 PM Reply #11 »
cheers

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« 2013-Jun-19, 02:51 AM Reply #12 »
NSW Schoolboy Rugby Trials are on at the moment. They play some very entertaining Rugby - a bit different to the "referee fest" that Super 15 and Tests have become.

They are off to North Turramurra on Friday (spent the coldest day of my life up there last year)

Results to date:
Sunday 2 June
CHS II 63 AICES 0 [2012 CHS II 45 AICES 0]
CHS I 56 CCC 7 [2012 CHS I 34 CCC 3]

Thursday 6 June
CAS II 36 CHS II 26 [2012 CAS II 38 CHS II 10]
CHS I 25 CAS I 10 [2012 CAS I 29 CHS I 0]

Sunday 16 June
NSW Cnty 25 CHS II 19 [2012 NSW Cnty 24 CHS II 10]
ISA II 38 CCC 38 [2012 ISA II 15 CCC 14]
ISA I 43 vs CHS I 22 [2012 CHS I 20 ISA I 19]

Tuesday 18 June
AICES v GPS III No game [2012 GPS III 97 AICES 0]
GPS II 31 CAS II 0 [2012 GPS II 36 CAS II 25]
GPS I 29 CAS I 14 [2012 GPS I 35 CAS I 12]

Results to come:
Friday 21 June
CAS II v AICES 09:45 [2012 NSW Cnty 64 AICES 5]
GPS III v CCC 10:55 [2012 CCC 17 GPS III 14]
NSW Cnty v ISA II 12:05 [2012 CAS II 29 ISA II 21]
GPS II v CHS II 13:15 [2012 GPS II 38 CHS II 7]
CAS I vs ISA I 14:25 [2012 CAS I 47 ISA I 7]
CHS I v GPS I 15:35 [2012 GPS I 47 CHS I 3]

NSW Schools I and II team announcements in Saturdays Papers


Going to try and make it up there as it is not that far from work. Nick Koutsoukis from Waverley is promoted to CAS 1sts from the 2nds last year when he was in Year 11. Gets a mention on the Rugby forum as a likely NSW #2. From memory I think he is one of 4 or 5 boys, all went to Waverley and many of them Rugby reps.

Bit of controversy because the centre Tanne Milne (played for GPS last year as a Year 11) and who was almost certainly on track for further rep honours, was selected in the NSWRL under 18's to play in the curtain raiser for Origin II. Was told he had to choose - he could play Rugby or be banished as a "Leaguie" - he chose League, so he is not playing!

http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/community/threads/nsw-schools-2013.12600/

Some famous names in the teams - makes you wonder...

4 Josh VAINIKOLO TLSC The Entrance CHS
18 James GOURLEY St Paul's Catholic College CCC
5. Patrick KAVA CAS (from Waverley - pretty sure his Dad Tim went to Waverley)
1. Vunipolu FIFITA GPS

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« 2013-Jun-20, 11:43 AM Reply #13 »
First Test team below:

15. Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs)
 14. Israel Folau (NSW Waratahs)
 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs)
 12. Christian Leali’ifano (Brumbies)
 11. Digby Ioane (Queensland Reds)
 10. James O’Connor (Melbourne Rebels)
 9. Will Genia (Queensland Reds)
 8. Wycliff Palu (NSW Waratahs)
 7. Michael Hooper (NSW Waratahs)
 6. Ben Mowen (Brumbies)
 5. James Horwill (Queensland Reds, captain)
 4. Kane Douglas (NSW Waratahs)
 3. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)
 2. Stephen Moore (Brumbies)
 1. Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs)

Run on Reserves:

16. Saia Fainga’a (Queensland Reds)
 17. James Slipper (Queensland Reds)
 18. Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs)
 19. Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds)
 20. Liam Gill (Queensland Reds)
 21. Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels)
 22. Pat McCabe (Brumbies)
 23. Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels)

Not the team I'd pick, however injury has forced his hand in a few spots, but very happy to see Lealiifano at 12. Just hope Deans uses his passing game to effect & gets the ball to Folau & Ioane in the space that the Lions offer out wide but he is more likely to use them as battering rams off the blind wing :mad:. Not happy with Barnes at 15 or O'Connor at 10. How you can throw a bloke with such limited experience at 10(next to nil at Super or International Rugby) as O'Connor into a Test against the Lions is beyond me :shrug: If they were playing Fiji or someone similar, then maybe but not against these guys :stop: All this bullshit being sprouted about O'Conner being able to take the ball to the line is just an excuse to cover the fact Deans wants nothing to do with Cooper any more. The best 10 in the country is Matt Toomua but Deans would pick O'Connor, Barnes or Beale in front of him :thumbsd: Deans plan is obviously to have Barnes kick the ball back to them as he offers very little in counter attack but he is clearly a Deans favourite. I'd have had Folau there. He has big game experience, his work under the high ball is first class & gives you a fantastic counter attacking option. Forward pack is pretty much as expected but having 4 waratahs in there & 7 overall in the starting side is a concern. Palu is extremely overrated & while I wish Kane Douglas well, I'd have gone with Simmons at lock who, combined with Mowen & Horwill could put some real heat on the Lions lineout. And Pat McCabe on the bench???? PLEASE :huh: If Deans ever re-married I reckon McCabe would be best man & Barnes groomsman :nowink:   

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« 2013-Jun-20, 11:50 AM Reply #14 »
If Deans ever re-married I reckon McCabe would be best man & Barnes groomsman :nowink:   


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« 2013-Jun-22, 09:24 PM Reply #15 »
How we end up with a flanker playing in the centres?

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« 2013-Jun-22, 09:52 PM Reply #16 »
how did we still have beale playing

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« 2013-Jun-22, 09:56 PM Reply #17 »
If we nailed our kicks we win.

Deans can't coach the choke out of them.

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« 2013-Jun-22, 09:57 PM Reply #18 »
 :censored:  beale

shouldnt be playing 

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« 2013-Jun-22, 09:57 PM Reply #19 »
Dogs it twice in a game ...  WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« 2013-Jun-22, 10:02 PM Reply #20 »
A bit tough you blokes :chin:

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« 2013-Jun-22, 10:02 PM Reply #21 »
Complete  :censored: ing choke ........not once ... but TWICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« 2013-Jun-22, 10:06 PM Reply #22 »
A bit tough you blokes :chin:

You have to be kidding ..... both those kicks had CHOKE  written all over them!

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« 2013-Jun-22, 10:20 PM Reply #23 »
You have to be kidding ..... both those kicks had CHOKE  written all over them!

Beale is no John Eales  :no:

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« 2013-Jun-22, 10:28 PM Reply #24 »
Was actually the lions that choked, game was only close on the score board.
Lions left a lot of points out there.
Another grim season ahead for the Wallabies.


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