Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 85

Thread: Semi Final 1 - France vs Wales

  1. #46
    Global Moderator Somerset's Avatar
    Money Money Money Champion! Tournaments Won: 7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    9,863
    Can't say France played particularly well but NZers well know you don't have to be the best side to win knockout matches in World Cups. I will say it would've been a bit of a shame had Halfpenny's penalty been the winning of the game for Wales since it should've been a penalty against the Welsh for not releasing/playing the ball on the ground before the French infringement. I remember having a few discussions pre-tournament that goalkicking might be a factor in the winning/losing of matches; that certainly applies to Wales tonight.

  2. #47
    International Coach PhoenixFire's Avatar
    Curveball Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Bitch please, I'm from West Yorkshire
    Posts
    14,988
    Very average performance from the French. Actually find myself feeling sorry for the Welsh. Reckon Warburton should have got a yellow, but never a red.

    Like Brumbers said though, their kicking was to blame. 2 were incredibly close. Though Halfpenney was a monster, had a great game.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    1) Had double pneumonia as a kid, as did my twin sis. Doctors told my parents to pray that we lived through the night. Dad said **** off, I'm an atheist, you ****s better save my kids, etc. Then prayed anyway.

  3. #48
    Global Moderator Somerset's Avatar
    Money Money Money Champion! Tournaments Won: 7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    9,863
    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Doesn't matter. The IRB sees dropping a player as equal to driving him into the ground. They have zero tolerance to spear tackles and fair enough - that was incredibly reckless from the Welsh captain. Wales still hanging in there at the moment.
    Yup exactly. I wasn't suggesting there was any malice in what Warburton did, but I can't disagree at all with Rolland's call.

  4. #49
    International Coach Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Don't be jealous of the Georgie Pie super smash
    Posts
    10,043
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well, you'd have to say that it was the Welsh kicking that cost them in the end. 11 points went begging and any one of the four they missed would've won it.

    Why Jones (S) didn't take the drop on when they were in the French 22 was dire game management and, dare one say it, a little windy of him. Didn't want the responsibility it seems.
    Kicking always seems to win the games. Some of the French kicks were quite tricky too.

    Thoughts on the game - heroic and couragous stuff from Wales. FRance shut down Roberts though except for one run. And it was like Wales expected him to be shut down and went to a number of other players throughout the game.

    Coming into the game I was backing the French - however with that heart warming performance it was tough not to want Wales to succeed from a neutral's perspective.

    Had the man not been sent off - surely wales would have won. They were winning before it happened in terms of run of the game.
    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.


  5. #50
    International Coach flibbertyjibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mrs Miggins pie shop
    Posts
    11,782
    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    Yup exactly. I wasn't suggesting there was any malice in what Warburton did, but I can't disagree at all with Rolland's call.
    I just hope NZ get the same decision against them tomorrow, I guarantee you will have a different view then.

  6. #51
    Global Moderator Somerset's Avatar
    Money Money Money Champion! Tournaments Won: 7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    9,863
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    Out of interest, does the Ref have the ability to confer with the TMO on such decisions (or does the TMO have the ability to let the Refs know of an incident they may have missed?)
    TMO's only permitted to rule on tries/kicks at goal:
    A match organiser may appoint an official who uses technological devices. If the referee is unsure when making a decision in in-goal involving a try being scored or a touch down, that official may be consulted.
    The official may be consulted if the referee is unsure when making a decision in in-goal with regard to the scoring of a try or a touch down when foul play in in-goal may have been involved.
    The official may be consulted in relation to the success or otherwise of kicks at goal.

  7. #52
    Global Moderator Somerset's Avatar
    Money Money Money Champion! Tournaments Won: 7
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    9,863
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    I just hope NZ get the same decision against them tomorrow, I guarantee you will have a different view then.
    If one of the ABs picks a Wallaby up in the tackle and lets them fall on their head then I'd hope the same penalty to Warburton is applied. At the end of the day letting a player fall on their head is dangerous play. As I said, I don't believe there was any malice in what Warburton did and in this case Clerc certainly wasn't injured, but theres a line which seems to have been drawn particularly in recent years (post the Umaga/O'Driscoll incident I would suggest) and anything remotely close to a spear tackle is penalised heavily.

  8. #53
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089
    Sad for Wales obviously, those kind of decisions really need to be made upstairs for mine.

    Having said that, it's good news for who ever wins tomorrows semi.

  9. #54
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    If we win tomorrow, there's no doubt in my mind that we will win the world cup.

    Tomorrow's game is essentially the final (at least for us).


    BTW Wales have only themselves to blame for such a below par performance.

  10. #55
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,089
    Quote Originally Posted by centurymaker View Post
    If we win tomorrow, there's no doubt in my mind that we will win the world cup.

    Tomorrow's game is essentially the final (at least for us).


    BTW Wales have only themselves to blame for such a below par performance.
    Who's 'we' Centurymaker?

  11. #56
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,598
    centurymaker is a kiwi...
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  12. #57
    International Coach Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Don't be jealous of the Georgie Pie super smash
    Posts
    10,043
    He's confusing because he is an Indian fan - but yes I figured out his nationhood eventually.

  13. #58
    International Coach HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rummaging through Iain O'Brien's dustbins.
    Posts
    14,467
    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset View Post
    If one of the ABs picks a Wallaby up in the tackle and lets them fall on their head then I'd hope the same penalty to Warburton is applied. At the end of the day letting a player fall on their head is dangerous play. As I said, I don't believe there was any malice in what Warburton did and in this case Clerc certainly wasn't injured, but theres a line which seems to have been drawn particularly in recent years (post the Umaga/O'Driscoll incident I would suggest) and anything remotely close to a spear tackle is penalised heavily.
    Pretty sure similar tackles in this World Cup have only been yellow carded at most, actually.
    >>>>>>WHHOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHH>>>>>>
    Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
    Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
    Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
    Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.


    Vimes tells it how it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Heath worryingly quick.

  14. #59
    International Vice-Captain centurymaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    4,825
    yeah all blacks obviously

  15. #60
    International Coach flibbertyjibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mrs Miggins pie shop
    Posts
    11,782
    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Pretty sure similar tackles in this World Cup have only been yellow carded at most, actually.
    Exactly. Hence the sense of injustice. I am not even Welsh and wanted France to win before the game but I can't help but feel sorry for them.

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Official Rugby Thread
    By KennyD in forum General Sports Forum
    Replies: 3922
    Last Post: Today, 05:39 PM
  2. Pool D - Fiji, Nambia, Samoa, South Africa, Wales
    By James in forum Rugby Union World Cup 2011
    Replies: 115
    Last Post: 07-10-2011, 03:36 AM
  3. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 19-05-2011, 04:39 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •