Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

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Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by TightHEAD on Wed 22 Nov 2017, 2:03 pm

First topic message reminder :

Saturday, 25 November

Wales v New Zealand (Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Kick off: 17:15 GMT)

Here we go again. Will they, won't they??????

I believe this is the best chance for Wales to beat them, Scotland softened them up last week and made them begin to doubt themselves.
Plus the Kiwis have had another case of Mumps in their Camp, and lets be honest with all the Welsh Lions (and Coaches) in the squad they really should be pushing them for the full 80mins.

Good Luck Wales, all the home nations are behind you. (Apart from the Irish, and Scots?)



15. Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (72 Caps)
14. Hallam Amos (Dragons) (13 Caps)
13. Scott Williams (Scarlets) (49 Caps)
12. Owen Williams (Gloucester) (2 Caps)
11. Steff Evans (Scarlets) (3 Caps)
10. Dan Biggar (Ospreys) (58 Caps)
9. Rhys Webb (Ospreys) (29 Caps);
1. Rob Evans (Scarlets) (18 Caps)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets) (51 Caps)
3. Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (25 Caps)
4. Jake Ball (Scarlets) (27 Caps)
5. Alun Wyn Jones (CAPT) (Ospreys) (111 Caps)
6. Aaron Shingler (Scarlets) (11 Caps)
7. Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues) (5 Caps)
8. Taulupe Faletau (Bath GOD) (68 Caps)

REPLACEMENTS:
16. Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues) (6 Caps)
17. Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (3 Caps)
18. Leon Brown (Dragons) (2 Caps)
19. Cory Hill (Dragons) (8 Caps)
20. Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (51 Caps)
21. Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (26 Caps)
22. Rhys Priestland (Bath) (49 Caps)
23. Jamie Roberts (Harlequins) (93 Caps)

New Zealand: McKenzie; Naholo, Crotty, Williams, Ione; B Barrett, Smith; Hames, Taylor, Laulala, Tuipolotu, S Whitelock, Squire, Cane, L Whitelock.
Replacements: Harris, Crockett, Tu'ungafasi, S Barrett, Todd, Perenara, Sapoaga, Lienert-Brown.


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Re: Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by aucklandlaurie on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 2:06 pm

RiscaGame wrote:I don’t know what it looked like on tv and to be honest, I can’t be bothered to rewatch it, but it looked like Wales’ tactics were just sling it out to the wing and hope for the best. Didn’t bother engaging defenders or anything.

I vaguely remember Gatland criticising Steff Evans last night, but he is living off scraps with Team Wales attack wise and I’d have thought a defence coach should be able to sort out his defensive issues. I am sure he mentioned inexperience, but that’s Gatland’s own fault for not playing him sooner.

 Thats the point. if the ball is going to be used expansively then you must draw as well as pass. When you dont its the passing that becomes the hard work as you are constantly being slammed.

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Re: Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by exile jack on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 2:33 pm

Just watched the game again on replay.To sum up a Wales team with several players off form or not of international standard concede 5 tries to a NZ side missing several of their first XV.The difference in basic skills and execution was beyond painful.We have a hooker who can't throw in,a fullback who can't run,and one winger who can't tackle.We have a backs coach and a forwards coach who not only have failed to address basic backs and forwards weaknesses at an individual and team level but have regressed both under their regime.When you add to that the 5 points that 1/2p missed,the 7 points Biggar gave away and Faletau's missed try in the 1st half we did quite well really.Nevermind,we can crush the Boks next week!!

Btw,the 2 highlights of the Ai's for me were the Barrett try against Scotland and Ioane's yesterday.Just sublime skills executed at speed.

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Re: Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by TightHEAD on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 9:35 am

Anyone else want to start a WALES vs SA Match thread?

I hate to think I'm standing on peoples toes by doing so.
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Re: Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by Gwlad on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 9:07 pm

Still trying to be relevant....you sure you aren't Clive Woodward?

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Re: Wales v New Zealand 25/11/17 17:15 + MATCH THREAD

Post by Cardiff Dave on Mon 27 Nov 2017, 9:16 pm

Gwlad wrote:Still trying to be relevant....you sure you aren't Clive Woodward?

10 grand a pop these days, mun.

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