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Thread: Pool A - Australia, England, Wales, Fiji, Uruguay

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWicket View Post
    Poor handling has hampered England so far. Need to tighten up in the second half.
    England need to slow it down & keep ball in hand otherwise they are playing right into Fiji's strengths

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    England have been piss poor so far

    If Fiji can compose themselves, they might run them close

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    This has been f***ing appalling.

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    You can put poor attack down to nerves but England's scrum and breakdown were poor

    They will get pounded by Australia unless there is a massive improvement in those areas
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    F*** that was a slog. Glad we got the bonus point, but much improvement needed.

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    Not sure why England are celebrating so hard. I know they stole a bonus point, but that was a very weak performance.

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    Don't think the All Blacks will lose any sleep after watching that.

    As far as we are concerned, at least we haven't peaked early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Don't think the All Blacks will lose any sleep after watching that.

    As far as we are concerned, at least we haven't peaked early.
    I don't think Wales or Australia will lose much sleep either. England have a lot to thank to the ref, TMO and Fijian goalkickers for.

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    24 point win. Very predictable.
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    Being 5 hours behind and after a 8 hour flight just catching up with the first game for England .. Shall be reading these threads to catch up..

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    BP win and point differential flattered us massively, dire in almost all aspects. Backs look sharp when get ball, Barritt terrible. I would start Burgess next game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    BP win and point differential flattered us massively, dire in almost all aspects. Backs look sharp when get ball, Barritt terrible. I would start Burgess next game.
    I am a Barrit fan and won't hear a word said against him. He was fine and his professional foul was well judged too.

    Burgess looked OK too but wasn't out there long enough for me to note him one way or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    BP win and point differential flattered us massively, dire in almost all aspects. Backs look sharp when get ball, Barritt terrible. I would start Burgess next game.
    Summed up fairly well. We were sloppy for most of the game. Hopefully that was just nerves and it will get better against the tougher sides in the next two Saturdays. I can't see Burgess starting in either of the next two games though. Think he is going to be used as an impact sub in the last 20 minutes to try and cause havoc.

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    Rewatching game and at breakdown we get destroyed. Seriously concerning, Pocock is going to be salivating. Haskell for Wood to give us more grunt, Launchbury great at breakdown as well. Him in for Lawes if Parling is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Rewatching game and at breakdown we get destroyed. Seriously concerning, Pocock is going to be salivating. Haskell for Wood to give us more grunt, Launchbury great at breakdown as well. Him in for Lawes if Parling is ok.
    It's a difficult one for England as from what I have seen/read, they have weakened the scrum for the sake of mobility around the field and don't have a Sheridan-type prop to fall back on in the squad.

    Furthermore, their back-row looked slow as anything but again, they don't have a flyer in the squad to call up

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