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

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Watching a replay of Tonga-Japan AWS. How the **** did the TMO miss the double movement in that first Japan try?
    No such thing as double movement in Rugby mate - you can place the ball in any direction when you are on the ground.
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    Right, but he was brought to a stop in the tackle and then I thought he lunged forward again with his whole body. I didn't think that was allowed, and the commentators seemed to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    No such thing as double movement in Rugby mate - you can place the ball in any direction when you are on the ground.
    I'm not sure why referees refer to 'double movements' in union since its a term used in rugby league but not in union laws, so you're right about that. However, I don't think the try awarded to Japan should've been allowed last night; theres nothing wrong with placing the ball in any direction, but when you're tackled and brought to ground and don't release the ball nor place it at that point, but instead have another surge towards the goal line and then place the ball on the try line, that should constitute not releasing the ball IMO. If it happened anywhere else on the field it'd be considered tackler not releasing and a penalty to the defending team; I can't recall which match it was - might've been Samoa vs Wales - but the referee penalised the Samoan player for doing just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Theres a few players on the bench that I thought would start (Harinordoquy in particular) but otherwise I thought it looked like a solid enough French side. Theres an article in the Herald today that some people are outraged that France were apparently fielding a B side and they thought they were not getting value for $400+ tickets..
    and then the next day the Herald published this

    Gregor Paul: French B team? Far from it - Sport - NZ Herald News

    Good to see not everyone buying in to the conspiracy theories. (That said there should be some point in winning the pool imo. Maybe add an extra match between 2nd and 3rd? Though I suppose the schedule is gruelling enough as it is, the clubs would surely protest at another week taken out)
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    First 5 mins and, to my untrained eye, 3 no-calls in favor of the Kiwis. Will be tough for France if they dont get an even share of the 50-50 calls.
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    Carter's goal kicking has been a bit off target so far in the tournament. Hope he pulls through.

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    Nonu must be close to being the best 12 in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    First 5 mins and, to my untrained eye, 3 no-calls in favor of the Kiwis. Will be tough for France if they dont get an even share of the 50-50 calls.
    Home team always gets the calls.

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    Gun try.

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    France falling apart here

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    The French have collectively decided not to tackle today, it seems. Who'd have guess they'd be so blatant in trying to lose?

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    That seems a sentence that's on-loan from the NRL thread, eh?

    Just on the ref: Alain Rolland is half-French (his father) and a Francophone so he'd be an unlikely candidate to favour NZ.
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    France have been disappointing this half. In the first few minutes I was hoping we had a good game on our hands.

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    France are a very passionate team - so in a pool game they were never going to commit to the tackle.

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    Kaino having a good game.

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