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    All blacks favourites??

    Tis that time of year when the tri-nations is just around the corner, followed by the world cup.

    We disposed of the french easily enough, although they were understrength, but, it probably wouldn't have made a difference.

    The only downside is that we lost ali williams, and we've already lost a few other locks as well, not good.
    Greg rawlinson and ross filipo aren't in the same sort of leauge as the likes of williams, but i'm sure that they'll step up if need be.

    So, my pick, for the tri-nations, tough call really, but i think it'll be between the ABs and the springboks.

    And i think that the ABs will also be to strong for the rest at the world cup!!

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    The Tri-Nations will be determined on bonus points, I imagine. I expect South Africa to win both its opening games against NZ and Australia, but they don't travel well, so NZ, as usual, is in the best position to win the tournament. The All Blacks might win in South Africa, but it's being played in Durban (IIRC) plus Henry has never been a good coach against South Africa at any level... Melbourne (?) against the Wallabies will be tough, too. The injury toll will probably mount. NZ are in the driver's seat though since they're playing the final two games at home.

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    Re: the thread title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
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    "No **** Sherlock."
    Gee that was harsh from a staff member steds. You'll notice the guy who started this thread has never returned since the day you wrote that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Gee that was harsh from a staff member steds. You'll notice the guy who started this thread has never returned since the day you wrote that.


    No probs, steds reply was tame compared to what happens at other sites i go to..


    And after this weekends games the ABs should be stronger favourites..

    The saffers beat the aussies, but they were lucky, it was only thanks to steyns drop goals that they got there.

    Roll on next weekend...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ohtani's jacket View Post
    The Tri-Nations will be determined on bonus points, I imagine. I expect South Africa to win both its opening games against NZ and Australia, but they don't travel well, so NZ, as usual, is in the best position to win the tournament. The All Blacks might win in South Africa, but it's being played in Durban (IIRC) plus Henry has never been a good coach against South Africa at any level... Melbourne (?) against the Wallabies will be tough, too. The injury toll will probably mount. NZ are in the driver's seat though since they're playing the final two games at home.
    out of 8 tests, he has lost 3 to them, all in South Africa, not a bad record
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts View Post
    out of 8 tests, he has lost 3 to them, all in South Africa, not a bad record
    I actually meant *in South Africa*, where he struggled with the Blues, too, but actually, in the 7 All Black Tests he's coached against South Africa, two of the victories came in the final minutes, so he's damn near 2-5 against the Boks.

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    and south africas win last year came in the final minutes - so he is nearly 5-2

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    Well obviously New Zeland will be favourites.
    But after today i think people will start looking at it as more than a one team competition.
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    What the hell's wrong with Daniel Carter? He's a shadow of his former self atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    What the hell's wrong with Daniel Carter? He's a shadow of his former self atm
    Yes he did miss alot yesterday for dan carter his form definetly has dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    What the hell's wrong with Daniel Carter? He's a shadow of his former self atm
    refer one of my posts in another rugby thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    refer one of my posts in another rugby thread
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    think it in rugby thread in sports...was about Kiwiw five eighths...everyone was singing praises of carter this carter that, i mentioned how it use to be spencer this or spencer that, and that carter, though awesome will either get injured and disappear or lose form and become a not so prolific player as he has been touted. Just seems to be a cycle with all rugby players

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