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    best call of the night @75 mins in -

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    Ridiculous to think that the Boks could've won if not for an amateur hour mistake by JP Pietersen as they offered literally nothing in attack

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    someone just pointed out that the do over and two points DC got us when habana charged early was the winning margin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Ridiculous to think that the Boks could've won if not for an amateur hour mistake by JP Pietersen as they offered literally nothing in attack
    Untrue. The All Blacks were excellent in defense and Habana still made three or four plays that could of have a serious impact if things went a little differently. Pushing us in the scrum, dominating the breakdown, and forcing errors has always been the best way to beat this New Zealand side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    someone just pointed out that the do over and two points DC got us when habana charged early was the winning margin.
    It's true but NZ's domination of possession+territory in the second half meant they were always going to be more capable of closing the game out once they got a small lead. Whereas if SA had been leading I'd still back NZ to find a score with ten minutes left.

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    Well based on the first half I don't think nz have much to worry about from either of these two sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Ridiculous to think that the Boks could've won if not for an amateur hour mistake by JP Pietersen as they offered literally nothing in attack
    how could you tell? the ABs gave away a penalty almost every time SA got close to the 22.
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    Argentina have been reading too much of their own press about becoming 'the new France'. Running the ball from inside your own 22 is is a risky proposition when you've got a full compliment, but it's suicidal when you're down to 14 men (especially when the opposition have David Pocock in their pack). Fun game so far, but the greater experience of Australia is winning out.
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    Come on Argentina!!

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    So the final the neutrals wanted then.

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    Fair play to Australia, they've scored 4 tries to 0 and fully deserve their place in the final. They're going to have to seriously work on their defence though if they're to have any chance in the final: NZ won't be nearly as profligate if Australia miss as many tackles next week as they did tonight.

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    Some very impressive skills from the Argentine players. They're going to be an absolute force over the next few years. Able to break the advantage line at will, offload and keep good continuity.

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    Have watched very few rugby games. Really enjoyed this one. Had that Argentine player caught the ball before the first half and crossed the line, wonder what would have happened after that. The second half with Argentina holding out the Australian attack was great to watch. The Australian last 'try' was terrific.

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    Yeah there were two crucial moments book-ending the first half: the intercept try and that dropped pass with the line open. With more polish and composure Argentina definitely could've won, and with them fielding a mostly young side and entering Super rugby they could well have that by 2019.

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    while dan carter is still the best all round 10 in the world, sanchez would have to be the most dangerous. frighteningly quick off the mark
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