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Thread: Pool A - Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Tonga

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    Rubbish IMO. Slade's place kicking might be an issue but is Weepu going to offer much more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    The commentators laid into Slade - Said that Weepu has to be the back up now etc.

    What are people's views...
    Have to say that I definitely agree. I don't think we can afford to carry a replacement 10 in the reserves who, frankly, no one has any real confidence in - particularly for big matches in which there will be intense pressure. At least Weepu is reliable and less prone to folding under that pressure.

    By the way Dagg hasn't really played much on the wing this season but made several useful cameos on the wing for the ABs in 2010, including scoring the winning try in that dramatic match in South Africa in John Smit's 100 match, and another excellent try from a spot on the wing in Wellington against the Springboks earlier in the year.

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    Just to create a debate I will argue in favour of Weepu.

    he has been excellent for the hurricanes when called upon.

    Slade looked simply horrible against SA in our loss to them. Simply overawed and lacking the skill necessary for the position.

    On tonights game they showed a number of handling errors including giving up the intercept try.

    Against Canada we must start Weepu to take a look at him. Carter doesn't need the practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Have to say that I definitely agree. I don't think we can afford to carry a replacement 10 in the reserves who, frankly, no one has any real confidence in - particularly for big matches in which there will be intense pressure. At least Weepu is reliable and less prone to folding under that pressure.
    His confidence is an issue but he is far and away a more talented first five than Weepu.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    His confidence is an issue but he is far and away a more talented first five than Weepu.
    Would rather have a performer than potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Would rather have a performer than potential.
    I see the reasoning behind this but when it means Weepu at first five?
    Na I'm not having a bit of it. Someone tell Slade he is the messiah and give him a blowjob and we'll be in far better stead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    The commentators laid into Slade - Said that Weepu has to be the back up now etc.

    What are people's views...
    Slade is a useless kicker.
    whenever i have watched him this season, he's missed and missed.

    what happened to luke mcalister?

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    Bit of a disappointing game. Pub atmosphere was fun though, lots of support for Japan. Went nuts when they got that intercept, and if only that pass hadn't been forward.

    My Philippino mate stood up and cheered when Japan got that intercept to troll, but everyone was loving it. One of the very few times High Flyers was gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Slade is a useless kicker.
    whenever i have watched him this season, he's missed and missed.

    what happened to luke mcalister?
    Went off to Europe after the 2007 WC and returned last year as a shadow of the player he used to be. He wasn't even close to selection for the WC squad. IIRC he broke ties with North Harbour halfway through our ITM Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    Slade is a useless kicker.
    whenever i have watched him this season, he's missed and missed.

    what happened to luke mcalister?
    This is a lame post century maker - Can't believe you are suggesting he is the answer at 1st 5. He was horrible when they gave him a game against - was it Italy a couple of years ago. Worst number 10 in AB history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Went off to Europe after the 2007 WC and returned last year as a shadow of the player he used to be. He wasn't even close to selection for the WC squad. IIRC he broke ties with North Harbour halfway through our ITM Cup.
    omg

    we're ****ed if carter gets injured in the finals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    omg

    we're ****ed if carter gets injured in the finals...
    This is correct...

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    Are there any place kicking options around that aren't first fives?

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    I thought Dagg could kick?

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    seems like i haven't followed much rugby since 07 wc loss.

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