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    All Blacks will get through no problem, will it be a help to them? We will have to wait and see. I think Italy are in with a good chance of making it through.. I hope they do anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
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    Meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
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    Power to Italy and long live Romania, respectively.

    The sentiment applies only to the rugby union teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Power to Italy and long live Romania, respectively.

    The sentiment applies only to the rugby union teams.
    Oooooh cooooool lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Power to Italy and long live Romania, respectively.

    The sentiment applies only to the rugby union teams.
    Why only the rugby teams?
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Why only the rugby teams?
    Because Florin Raducioiu has retired, so the Romanian football team lacks unpronouncable names. (Admittedly there aren't too many in the rugby team, either, but Brezoianu and Calafeteanu will do.) (and I'm not a fascist tosspot)

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    Borderline national hatred, tbh

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    Romania was a very good team in the 80s. There were some rumors about a possible inclusion in the Five Nations tournament. They beat France, Scotland, Wales (both at home at Cardiff Arms Park) However, in the next decade Romania began to fall.

    The All Blacks would be able to win this group even with their third best team. These are my predictions:

    NZL vs ITA and NZL vs SCO: NZL win by 50-60 points. I would not be surprised if Pierre Berbizier (Italy's coach) would not use his best players. Since Italy has no chances to beat New Zealand, it is better to have the best players rested for the other matches.

    NZL vs ROM: 100 points

    NZL vs POR: 200 points???

    Other matches: Italy should beat Romania by 25-30 points. And Scotland should do the same. Last year Italy played against Portugal: final score 83-0. So, we should expect easy victories for Italy and Scotland vs Portugal.

    The final match (Italy vs Scotland) will decide the second team of the group: Italy defeated Scotland at Murrayfield some months ago. Italy never qualified for the quarterfinals: this year they have a great chance.

    I am Italian, so I am rather happy about this group. However, I don't think it is fair. Think about the other groups with France, Ireland and Argentina. Or England, South Africa and Western Samoa. All these six teams are much better than Italy and Scotland (Italy has never defeated Samoa), but two of them will be out of the quarterfinals.

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    In the last World Cup NZ's pool play was a debacle. I hope Henry doesn't rotate the team too much through pool play.

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    But wasn't that typical of John Mitchell? Win one Test and make 13 changes to the next and basically giving out a cap in a brown paper bag from your nearest supermarket. Make a few changes that is fine but that was OTT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    But wasn't that typical of John Mitchell? Win one Test and make 13 changes to the next and basically giving out a cap in a brown paper bag from your nearest supermarket. Make a few changes that is fine but that was OTT.
    yeah, worst AB coach ever. His treatment of some of our great players like Cullens and Mehrtens was disgraceful imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    yeah, worst AB coach ever. His treatment of some of our great players like Cullens and Mehrtens was disgraceful imo
    TBH I was surprised John Hart still had a job going into the '99 WC after how dire '98 was.

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