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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    To be completely honest, I couldn't care less what colour England's away kit is; black, pink, green, whatever. Obviously I'm fully aware of the tradition behind the AB jersey but that shouldn't give the All Blacks an exclusive right to that colour jersey. Either way England would only need the alternate jersey if they face another team playing in white, and unless they're forced to change against Argentina, or in some unlikely scenario face Fiji, thats not going to eventuate.
    Each game is considered to be on neutral territory. So technically they could wear it against Aussie if they so chose.

    But honestly you are the only person who has pointed that they should be wearing white in the majority of their games - the media is trying to drum this up and it was on the front page of the Dominion Post today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Each game is considered to be on neutral territory. So technically they could wear it against Aussie if they so chose.

    But honestly you are the only person who has pointed that they should be wearing white in the majority of their games - the media is trying to drum this up and it was on the front page of the Dominion Post today.
    Haha, yes they could wear it against Australia, but that'd just be farcical - although then again NZ teams in Super Rugby seem to have a habit of wearing alternate strips away from home for the sake of it. I've heard on the news that its likely England will wear the alternate strip against Argentina, which makes sense given the clash of all white against white and pale blue. As I mentioned above though, I have no problem with them using black; it certainly won't clash with the Pumas' kit and IMO New Zealanders getting wound up over it are being a bit precious.

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    I think Robbie Deans' temperature would be hitting fever pitch about now..
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    Haha, indeed. That was a mild upset.


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    Samoa shock Wallabies - Rugby Union - Sportal New Zealand

    I would like to see the Island teams do more tours as a united force...didn't need to be united for this game however - well done Samoa.

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    Massive shock, although the Samoan side did look a good one with several players featuring in Super Rugby this year. Would love to see them produce something similar in the World Cup against a more fancied nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Massive shock, although the Samoan side did look a good one with several players featuring in Super Rugby this year. Would love to see them produce something similar in the World Cup against a more fancied nation.
    Why is Australia not a fancied nation? they must be in the top 3 to win it all

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    at that score.

    IIRC Samoa had to go through qualifying this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Why is Australia not a fancied nation? they must be in the top 3 to win it all
    Sorry didn't word my post very well at all; Australia's definitely a fancied nation. Meant to say that I'm hoping they can get a similar result against one of the better sides (Australia included) at RWC.

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    Great result for rugby. Hopefully secure them a few more games v some of the foundation unions.

    Good signs for the WC too; few Welsh eyebrows will have been raised at the result, I imagine. Samoa have won both their previous WC clashes with the leekists.
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    I'd personally like to see a combined Pacific team added to the Tri Nations. Hopefully this could give that a chance.

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    Argentina enters the competition next year so will be 4 nations.

    Fantastic result for Samoa today and full credit to them, thoroughly enjoyed watching them destroy us at every breakdown and then belt us in defense. Rod Davies will be one sore boy tonight. Tuilagi is just massive. How long is he contracted to Leicester for? If Digby leaves the Reds for the Yen then Tuilagi would make a great replacement (international import signing) - the Reds backs coach has coached him before as well.

    Was also good to see the class of Genia and Beale on show - thye come on and all of a sudden they start breaking the line. Higginbothams chip and chase and flick to Giteau was also a moment of magic.

    Looking a bit shaky though if that is our genuine B side, think most played themselves out of positions rather than into them - our depth not as genuine as one would hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Argentina enters the competition next year so will be 4 nations.

    Fantastic result for Samoa today and full credit to them, thoroughly enjoyed watching them destroy us at every breakdown and then belt us in defense. Rod Davies will be one sore boy tonight. Tuilagi is just massive. How long is he contracted to Leicester for? If Digby leaves the Reds for the Yen then Tuilagi would make a great replacement (international import signing) - the Reds backs coach has coached him before as well.

    Was also good to see the class of Genia and Beale on show - thye come on and all of a sudden they start breaking the line. Higginbothams chip and chase and flick to Giteau was also a moment of magic.

    Looking a bit shaky though if that is our genuine B side, think most played themselves out of positions rather than into them - our depth not as genuine as one would hope.
    Dunno exactly, but he's been at the Tigers since god was a lad. Welford Road is the Tuilagis' spiritual home. Aside from Alex, Henry, Andy & Freddie have all played for the Tigers and Manu is on their books currently.

    Manu's in England's provisional WC squad...

    Manu's a tank as well and a little tasty too.

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    Yeah have seen that hit on Ashton, certainly didn't miss him.

    Just watched a couple of other Tuilagi videos - it's just not fair. One clip has Aleasana running straight at a halfback. That was never going to end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I'd personally like to see a combined Pacific team added to the Tri Nations. Hopefully this could give that a chance.
    Yes, because the last Pacific team was a roaring success financially. Are they still looking for the missing $100,000?

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