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    Cricketer Of The Year ripper868's Avatar
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    Yeah but none at the level of A Smith. Moore as Captain has the right to discuss matters with the Ref. Smith tends to just flap like an angry bird and scream at the ref, Owens wont have that.
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    TBF Smith is mostly screaming at his own forwards to gtf off the ground and into the next ruck.

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    Also true. The playinf of Owens by Moore and McCaw will be interesting. Feel Moore got one over Richie in Sydney, but McCaw is the master of ref negotiaions, Moore has much to learn and is prone to being blunt.

    Im expecting both sides to run the ball alot, though i dont expect NZ to fluff around 30m from their own line like Argentina did, especially with Pocock lurking. One tactic I did notice the argies use was to run at Pocock alot, noticed a few times if there was 2 players to run at the would alwayd turn towards Pocock, an interesting way to take him out of the ruck contest.

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    Joe Clarke ‏@JoeClarke1985 8h8 hours ago
    World Cup final kicks off at 5am NZ time and 3am in Sydney, given it was very likely NZ were going to be in the final this seems ridiculous.
    Found this on Twitter.
    Spot on really, even if you ignore Aus/NZ the time of the final is stupid even from an European/ English viewpoint. It should have been at 8pm English time 4 hours ahead of what is now, centre piece of Saturday evening telly. Sticking it on the same time as the Premier League etc, is just silly.
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    Strangely enough, the Wallabies could use the scrum against us. Kepu>>>>>>Franks (either of them, they're both pretty average).

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    Rugby World Cup: Why New Zealand vs Australia will be decided by the battle of the No6s - Telegraph

    Couldn't agree more. Kaino and Fardy are the real big game players IMO. The 7s are obviously great players, but the reality is they shouldn't be allowed to do their job.

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    We are actually planning to have Quade Cooper run the water, just to give niggle to McCaw throughout the game, and rile up AB supporters. Plus a stray spray of water here and there can't be a bad thing. So excited for tomorrow. Will be in the crowd once again. Can not wait. 28 hours to kick off! Childhood dreams coming true (hopefully with a win, but I'm adult enough to accept it is just a game if we lose)
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    I made a similar post to the following before the 2011 final. Hoping it brings about the same result this time.
    Here are the AB players places of birth and high schools. When I look at these place names and locations it drives home for me these are lads are the real deal. Brought up on kiwi tucker, make out sessions with chicks named christine behind the bike sheds, and singing Tutira mai nga iwi in primary school.

    Get the job done black!

    Starting XV
    1. Joe Moody (10) Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury School Christ's College
    2. Dane Coles (35) Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast, Paraparaumu College
    3. Owen Franks (77)Motueka, New Zealand, Christchurch Boys' High School
    4. Brodie Retallick (46) Rangiora, New Zealand, Christchurch Boys' High School
    5. Samuel Whitelock (72)Palmerston North,Feilding High School
    6. Jerome Kaino (66) Faga'alu, American Samoa[1], Papakura High School/ St Kentigern College
    7. Richie McCaw (147) — captain Oamaru, North Otago,Otago Boys' High School
    8. Kieran Read (83) Papakura, New Zealand, Rosehill College
    9. Aaron Smith (46) Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui,Feilding High School
    10. Daniel Carter (111) Leeston, Canterbury, Ellesmere College/Christchurch Boys' High
    11. Julian Savea (40) Wellington, New Zealand, Rongotai College
    12. Ma’a Nonu (102) Wellington, New Zealand, Rongotai College
    13. Conrad Smith (93) Hawera, Taranaki, Francis Douglas Memorial College
    14. Nehe Milner-Skudder (7) Taihape, Manawatu-Wanganui, Queen Elizabeth College
    15. Ben Smith (47)Dunedin, Otago, King's High School, Dunedin

    Reserves
    16. Keven Mealamu (131) Tokoroa, New Zealand, Aorere College
    17. Ben Franks (46) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Christchurch Boys' High School
    18. Charlie Faumuina (32) South Auckland, New Zealand, Papatoetoe High School
    19. Victor Vito (32) Wellington, Scots College, Wellington
    20. Sam Cane (30) Reporoa, Waikato, New Zealand, Tauranga Boys School College
    21. Tawera Kerr-Barlow (19) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Hamilton Boys' High School
    22. Beauden Barrett (35) New Plymouth, Taranaki, Francis Douglas Memorial College
    23. Sonny Bill Williams (32) Auckland, Mount Albert Grammar School
    1) Ross is Boss.
    2) See point 1.

    Leading the charge against nuances being used in posts.

    Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul

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    Yeah, especially Franks and Kerr-Barlow.
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    On an unrelated note, Franks and Kerr Barlow are our two weakest players.

    If Aaron Smith has a bad game we're screwed.

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    Two world cup final losses to Australia in one year? I think yes.
    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    sure hope no-one quits
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    Does that Carter bloke ever miss a kick?

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    Good to see Mulder-Scully getting in the spirit of Halloween with his mouthguard.

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    We're ****ed unless we sort the lineout

    Been a mess most of the year and horrible today

    Be nice if Owen gave us anything as well but ABs have been far too good so far

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