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England vs ABs
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 07:36

Whoever is going to play 12 for England they will be up against SBW. I think that pretty much guarantees Eddie going for Teo again in the hope that he can repeat his Lions physicality?

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New Zealand XV:

Damian McKenzie;
Ben Smith,
Jack Goodhue,
Sonny Bill Williams,
Rieko Ioane;
Beauden Barrett,
Aaron Smith;
Karl Tu'inukuafe,
Codie Taylor,
Owen Franks,
Sam Whitelock,
Brodie Retallick,
Liam Squire,
Ardie Savea,
Kieran Read (captain).

Athletic / mobile looking back row for them.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: ken_jnr (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 07:58

There isn’t much filler in that squad. The front row look unspectacular and the midfield could yield considering SBW’s recent injury record and Goodhue’s inexperience internationally. These look like scratches rather than holes in their armour though and England will have to be very good to subdue all of their runners.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: fat lock (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 08:20

Struck me that Ken's post could apply to England too. 'Weaknesses' are in similar areas, just that the ABs are on another level.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 09:12

That ABs second row pairing is exceptional in any era. Tough, mobile, good footballers. And of course the miracle man Mr Barrett at fly half. Great team and will be interesting to see how England match up or not.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Danchinho (IP Logged)
Date: 08 November, 2018 09:43

I expect it to be very tight for 50-60 minutes. I think we'll play with plenty of line speed and make it hard for them to get any flow. This lot have had a full season so there's plenty of miles in their legs. I expect we'll test D-Mac under the high ball too.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 14:54

Good start. Weather being a good equaliser so far.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 15:08

SBW goes off

15 v 0

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 15:22

Farrell kicks ball out on full when clock is in red: ABs score a penalty after the resulting play

HT

15 v 10



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2018 15:24 by Mike the Taxi.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: BathBurger (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 15:31

Blimey, won’t be many who predicted that scoreline at halftime

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:20

DISGRACEFUL DECISIOB BY THE CHEATING SAFFA TMO

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:20

Underhill try disallowed for offside!

15 v 16

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:21

I can’t believe that was offside. For me that was JUST ok as he picked up the ball.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Mike the Taxi (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:27

FT

15 v 16

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:27

Two penalties ignored at the end too.
Utter robbery yet again.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:28

Quote:
BathMatt53
I can’t believe that was offside. For me that was JUST ok as he picked up the ball.
That's because it wasn't.
TMO has the deeds to a NZ mansion in his hands as we type.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:29

Didn’t score a single point in the second half though, tough to win test matches like that.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: The Bear (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:30

Who was the TMO? SH, by any chance?

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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: Dorset Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:32

TMO was a Saffa.

Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: joethefanatic (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:35

Best possible result for eng. Should gve them confidence without thinking they're world beaters. Loss of composure at the end (and Jamie Georges darts) cost them that game. They'll learn.



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Re: England vs ABs
Posted by: The Bear (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2018 16:38

Quote:
Dorset Boy
TMO was a Saffa.

Jaco Peyper? Still remember his attempted intervention on the SBW charge on Ant's head.



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