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    Originally posted by marc71178
    *points out to Neil that for this to be the case, Wilkinson either misses a lot of penalties or a conversion, neither of which are very likely *
    The try was in the corner and there was a sudden 73mph crosswind gust.

    And most of the penalties are given in un-kickable positions..
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    I'm picking Australia to win due to the fact that they always beat us when it comes down to the important games.

    Only a fool underestimates Australia.

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    James raises what i think is the big point...

    Everytime Australia have been underestimated they always rise to the occasion...

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    Exactly Blewy.

    Seems as though everyone has written Australian off completely - at least in New Zealand anyway.

    Wait and see time I guess... not long now...


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    err isn't that what Australia do when we face them in the cricket? so why can't we expect to beat Australia in the rugby?

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    Originally posted by Tim
    err isn't that what Australia do when we face them in the cricket? so why can't we expect to beat Australia in the rugby?
    well you have every reason to.... but the point is the number of times australia get up and win these games is amazing. not saying they're gonna win this one though. also when New Zealand toured over here they gave australia the same sort of treatment, australia were expected to beat them comfortably but thanks mainly to Fleming New Zealand got over the line with their brains and hearts rather than on natural talent, the same may happen here.
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    Current odds to win the WC:

    NZ 11/10
    Eng 2/1
    Fra 4/1
    Aus 7/1

    Methinks that 7-1 is massive and will be taking a piece of that!
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    Originally posted by Tim
    Australia don't have a chance...how the hell were they 9-9 with Scotland after more than 50 minutes?
    Don't you just hate it when comments turn round and make you look a tad silly?

    Like I said, the past games had no bearing on today, and my 7-1 Australia to win the thing looks a lot nicer...

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    Originally posted by Tim
    But how can you say that talent is not a factor from here on in? these matches decide the men from the boys & as far as im concerned NZ outclass Australia all over the park except for George Smith.
    And in defence, Australia out-classed NZ here. A great show of determinated defence, a bit like when England won in NZ earlier this year. After that game, I seem to remember Campese had a few things to say about England relying on kicking...

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    Yeah go home all you kiwis, we beat you fair and square.

    You guys are so pathetic, what with your haka and all. :saint:

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    I must say I was disappointed by the Haka today, the leap at the end was pathetic!

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    what a win wallaby defense was brilliant against the best attacking side in the world. as long as none of the injuries are too serious Marc may have been very wise in taking out those odds


    one question though, why the hell were there people there that were singing swing low sweet chariot??? i heard it at least twice during the game
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    Boring Kicking Rugby, isn't it?

    17 points out of 22 off the boot?

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    Originally posted by age_master
    what a win wallaby defense was brilliant against the best attacking side in the world. as long as none of the injuries are too serious Marc may have been very wise in taking out those odds
    I now am happy whoever wins the trophy.

    5 on Australia at 7-1, 5 on France at 4-1, and I'm English!


    Originally posted by age_master
    one question though, why the hell were there people there that were singing swing low sweet chariot??? i heard it at least twice during the game
    It was a few England fans there for the game.

    Funny how the 2 competing sides got outsung by a 3rd party!

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    The All Blacks were pathetic I thought. And thats why NZers have gone silent, we have forgotten we even thought we were in with a chance after that performance. I haven't seen them perform so poorly in ... well ever actually. Boy that game dragged on and on... I was flicking between rugby and cricket.. depressing...
    it was... all blacks making errors-- flick-- 100-0-- flick-- stirling mortlock breaking tackles--flick-- 150-0... i was getting a little.. annoyed...

    but watching the game last night was very similar... the French performance was very much like the all black one.

    both teams couldnt get their goals either...

    I now keep thinking.. what if Merhts was there, when the pressures on, Merhts would've saved us... Carlos just loses it.
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