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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    In fairness it would have been a tough kick, and they completely ****ed up the lineout and made it far too easy for Wales to push them over the touchline.
    Yeah but the way he'd been kicking you'd have backed him to make it

    Certainly makes for an entertaining evening next Saturday

    As i said I don't watch much rugby but other than the last ten I thought it was a great game tonight.

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    Got what we deserved.

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    Superb game of rugby.

    I feel like Wales might have kamikaze-d this a bit. Can't see them getting far with a scrum like that and everyone injured.

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    Also, Falatau was excellent.

    Both those kickers were great to watch. Such beautiful timing on their kicks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Also, Falatau was excellent.

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    This will be a very specific compliment but he is probably the best in the world at picking the ball up and coming off the back of the scrum.

    Often he did it today when his team was going backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    This will be a very specific compliment but he is probably the best in the world at picking the ball up and coming off the back of the scrum.

    Often he did it today when his team was going backwards.
    Yeah, Wales were seconds away from conceding a penalty at the end there. It was terrific stuff.
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    I don't know if Wales can win the whole world cup with Warburton in the team mind you. He got red carded in 2011 and in this game guess who gave up the final penalty to England. It was a blatant error by him as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I don't know if Wales can win the whole world cup with Warburton in the team mind you. He got red carded in 2011 and in this game guess who gave up the final penalty to England. It was a blatant error by him as well.
    thought he was unlucky and the ref got this one wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    thought he was unlucky and the ref got this one wrong.
    Then lets agree to disagree

    You must make an extravagant and OTT motion with you arms to show you are releasing the tackled player before pursuing the ball. I didn't see any attempt to show a release motion with his arms and then I saw him go straight in over the ball. The penalty was explicitly for not releasing and the commentators had no issue with it.

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    quality game for the tension, though there wasn't a heap of enterprising rugby played

    the tactics of the english front row at scrum time however are a ****ing farce second only to the ref allowing them to continue. joe marler was often at a right angle to the rest of the scrum, it was unbelievable the ref didnt ping him for it.

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    @Dermo

    In addition the first penalty of the night went against the Welsh at scrum time. The English prop collapsed and didn't retain his feet. Somehow Wales got penalised.

    Whether it was by fair or foul means that scrum gave them significant dominance and had it not been for Falatau rescuing them time after time then Wales would have been obliterated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    @Dermo

    In addition the first penalty of the night went against the Welsh at scrum time. The English prop collapsed and didn't retain his feet. Somehow Wales got penalised.

    Whether it was by fair or foul means that scrum gave them significant dominance and had it not been for Falatau rescuing them time after time then Wales would have been obliterated.
    I couldn't believe it when that first penalty went against wales, scrum penalties can be a bit of a lottery at the best of times but that was ridiculous.

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    I didn't notice that boring in on the side. Surely the captain should have communicated that to the referee.

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    Superb from Wales, full credit to them with their injuries. We gave it away hugely in last 15 minutes though, Ben youngs being taken off was a total joke from SL, he was running the game.
    Disagree above about Marler, he was boring in because Jenkins (who should have gone to bin after 3rd penalty in 15 minutes) was being overpowered. Marler was superb, as was our set piece on the whole before last few minutes. I thought kicking to corner was right decision though, just execution let us down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    The scrum will be fine in this group, neither Wales/Aus have a dominant set piece. We picked backrowers who are far to similar. Having the best 7 in Europe last two years watching the WC from France really rankles as well.
    Hate being right...

    Scrum was great, and we got monstered at the breakdown. Steffan Armitage should be our number 7, best in Europe.

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