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    St. Richie could eat a live baby on the pitch and some NZers would still find a way to defend him against the boos.

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    Should've been a red card for that IMO. Dunno what he was thinking. Absolute brain fade.

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    Bit gutted I only saw the 2nd half

    Observations

    1) our whole back 3 didn't look world class. They were decent but between nms dropping a certain try, Ben smith failing to skin a defender in a one on one with the try line beckoning and savea not really doing much it is a worry. Teams can now choose to kick deep to us knowing we probably won't run it back with interest if this game is anything to go by. Still let's hope it is just one game rather than a trend.
    2) kaino looked close to his very best and that news could be decisive
    3) I am gob smacked by Aaron smiths performance. Truly incredible. The service to the first receiver was at a whole other level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossTaylorsBox View Post
    St. Richie could eat a live baby on the pitch and some NZers would still find a way to defend him against the boos.
    this would be the greatest sporting meltdown ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossTaylorsBox View Post
    St. Richie could eat a live baby on the pitch and some NZers would still find a way to defend him against the boos.
    A slap of good old kiwi Wattie's sauce on top and all would be forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Should've been a red card for that IMO. Dunno what he was thinking. Absolute brain fade.
    It's not the first time he's tried a sneaky trip in his career, he's just normally less conspicuous, but yeah sloppy, lazy and ill-disciplined play.

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    The funny thing is that everyone is talking about Richie's foot trip and one of the Argentinian locks has just been banned for 9 weeks for eye gouging Brodie Retallick.
    I don't know was accidental (could have been), but this looks pretty bad for a Frenchman against Romania as well: http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webconte...45_620x310.jpg

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    I've picked New Zealand to win by 64 today, but see on betting sites that they are paying $101 to win by 26 to 30 points. I know it is unlikely but it just seems like the odds are a little too high.

    I mean perhaps the Namibians will be motivated as a strong showing could lead them to being granted T20I status.
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    Is that $100 on for $101 back? I see no point whatsoever in taking that risk.

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    That's $1 on for $101 back. so bet $10, get $1010 back.
    Parmi

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    Well that dollar bet was fun for a while. Well played Namibia!

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    It was only 8 years ago that even middle ranked sides like Italy were getting thrashed by 70+ points. It's good signs that margins of defeat are shrinking significantly even for the weakest teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    It was only 8 years ago that even middle ranked sides like Italy were getting thrashed by 70+ points. It's good signs that margins of defeat are shrinking significantly even for the weakest teams.
    More professional players in the european leagues now. It's a good thing but it probably means there are very few international teams able to establish a brand. South Africa and the All Blacks are probably the only teams with a real brand cache where playing for your country is the top honour, exlusive of patriotism.

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    Namibia only had a couple of professional players last night. Big difference is how easy it is for amateur players to add size/power (read into that comment what you will) now which reduces the space and stops teams being totally dominated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Namibia only had a couple of professional players last night. Big difference is how easy it is for amateur players to add size/power (read into that comment what you will) now which reduces the space and stops teams being totally dominated.
    hmmmm

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