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Pool D - Fiji, Nambia, Samoa, South Africa, Wales

_Ed_

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At work, so not able to watch tonight's game. How are Wales looking? They're not racking up quite as big a score as I'd expected.

Edit: Oh, they're piling on the points now.
 
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Hurricane

Hall of Fame Member
Samoa playing like their very lives are on the line - never seen such passion on the field before.
 

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
So how common are pathetic dives in rugby union these days - as in the one the Saffie did to get Williams sent off (after he'd punched the guy half a dozen times)?

Wondered whether the football theatrics are still frowned upon or tolerated.
 

HeathDavisSpeed

Hall of Fame Member
Lucky, lucky Bokke. Outplayed in the 2nd half. Massively outplayed in fact.

Expect to see a couple of guys up in front of the beak after that.
 

Somerset

Cricketer Of The Year
Really enjoyed the match, one of the best in the tournament. SA's defense was so impressive and their discipline (bar Smit) was equally as good. For the number of tackles they made their infringements were minimal so when you can't score against them by breaking the line and creating tries, and you can't kick penalties (don't think Samoa had one kickable penalty) then it makes it awefully difficult to beat them. Thought Owens had an average night and might've blown his chances to referee a semi or final.
 

Somerset

Cricketer Of The Year
So how common are pathetic dives in rugby union these days - as in the one the Saffie did to get Williams sent off (after he'd punched the guy half a dozen times)?

Wondered whether the football theatrics are still frowned upon or tolerated.
Poor form from Brussouw, unfortunately it seems to be a trend at this World Cup for players to go down far too easily. I don't think Paul Williams can have any compaints about his red card - it was a dumb thing for him to slap Brussouw in the face - but Brussouw certainly milked it.
 

HeathDavisSpeed

Hall of Fame Member
Owens had a poor game. He didn't control the game, too many inconsistencies and missed a couple of glaring infringements. It did kind of even out in the end, but that's by-the-by.

Lemmie (sic.) was superb.
 

Hurricane

Hall of Fame Member
Poor form from Brussouw, unfortunately it seems to be a trend at this World Cup for players to go down far too easily. I don't think Paul Williams can have any compaints about his red card - it was a dumb thing for him to slap Brussouw in the face - but Brussouw certainly milked it.
How was the strike to the face any different from the slap in the face administered to a Samoan player in the 1st half. The Williams shove to the face was harder a lot harder but the slap was still technically a strike as well. Neither of them were overly vicious.

Stupid call from the touch judge the ref had nothing to do with it.

Didn't alter the game though. Smit would not have gotten yellow carded in a make up call minutes later if not for the initial red card.
 

TT Boy

Hall of Fame Member
let's hunt down the referee. :@:@

samoa > southafrica.
All Samoa brought to the table was niggle. Seemed more interested in off the ball hits then getting into the quarters. Disappointing effort as they came into this WC with some hype and it was a home WC for the most of their guys.
 

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