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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 05 Nov 2018, 3:39 pm

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Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time: 15:00
Location: Twickenham Stadium

Referee:       Jerome Garces (France)
Assistant 1:  Jaco Peyper (SA)
Assistant 2:  Marius Mitrea (Italy)
TMO:            Marius Jonker (SA)




Teams


England

[size=42]15 Elliot Daly (Wasps, 22 caps), 14 Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks, 40 caps), 13 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 14 caps), 12 Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors, 14 caps), 11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 38 caps), 10 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 62 caps) co-captain, 9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 78 caps), 1 Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap), 2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints, 94 caps) co-captain, 3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 14 caps), 4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 23 caps), 5 George Kruis (Saracens, 26 caps), 6 Brad Shields (Wasps, 3 caps), 7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 6 caps), 8 Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons, 5 caps).[/size]
[size=42]Finishers[/size]
[size=42]16 Jamie George (Saracens, 29 caps), 17 Alec Hepburn (Exeter Chiefs, 3 caps), 18 Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 12 caps), 19 Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 7 caps), 20 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 65 caps), 21 Danny Care (Harlequins, 82 caps), 22 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 48 caps), 23 Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 27 caps).[/size]




New Zealand

1. Karl Tu'inukuafe (10)
2. Codie Taylor (39)
3. Owen Franks (104)
4. Samuel Whitelock (106)
5. Brodie Retallick (72)
6. Liam Squire (21) 
7. Ardie Savea (32)
8. Kieran Read - captain (115)
9. Aaron Smith (80)
10. Beauden Barrett (70)
11. Rieko Ioane (21)
12. Sonny Bill Williams (50)
13. Jack Goodhue (5)
14. Ben Smith (74)
15. Damian McKenzie (20)

16. Dane Coles (57)
17. Ofa Tuungafasi (23)
18. Nepo Laulala (14)
19. Scott Barrett (26)
20. Matt Todd (15)
21. TJ Perenara (52)
22. Richie Mo'unga (5)
23. Ryan Crotty (42


Last edited by LondonTiger on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:50 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : No-one cares about the game any more. So let's leave this to the bickering tweenagers)

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Post by Taylorman on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 6:55 pm

Ill go with hansen, regardless of the rankings whoever wins this weekend is the worlds best team, and it will make whiever wi s the team to beat next year
Unlike guns, we back our team.

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 6:57 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:I've just said I think england are better than New Zealand
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So deluded
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 6:58 pm

Whys that ebop?

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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 6:58 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:I've just said I think england are better than new zealand ld it's what you're complaining about now.
Ah the knock on. Cool.

See, you are so one eyed it's not even funny.

You think England are better than a side they have beaten once in sixteen fixtures, and they beat you in the latest fixture as well, you are deluded. It's not even close 15 wins for New Zealand against 1 win for England.

The only time England were better than New Zealand was in 2003.

Strange how you think the TMO was right for Steff Evan's try in the 6N even though it has been proven otherwise, yet the same logic does not apply for Underhill's try. Rolling Eyes

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:01 pm

I don't think this england side is the same as the one who has played new zealand in the last 16 games. It would pretty stupid of me thinking that!

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:02 pm

7.5, because England and their brand of kick/clap offside rugby are simply not better
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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:03 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:I don't think this england side is the same as the one who has played new zealand in the last 16 games. It would pretty stupid of me thinking that!

It's the same side that lost to New Zealand on Saturday. If England were better than New Zealand, they would not have lost. So I think we should just leave it as that. OK

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:05 pm

Kick clap! How dare you ebop. Rich coming from a side who gets by kicking points and scoring fewer tries. Sarcasm for the wums.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:07 pm

Cool ld. So you agree that the rankings don't reflect how good a side is either then. Don't know why you debate just to agree all the time.
Re wales england are we talking about the anscombe disallowed try? My memory is going regarding an evans one. I'll need to look it up.

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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:10 pm

No 7&1/2 wrote:Cool ld. So you agree that the rankings don't reflect how good a side is either then. Don't know why you debate just to agree all the time.
Re wales england are we talking about the anscombe disallowed try? My memory is going regarding an evans one. I'll need to look it up.

Might be Anscombe now you mention it, when the ball came off Evans's leg.

What am I agreeing about with you ?

Unless you agree, that England are not better than New Zealand ?

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:14 pm

7.5, England play kick/clap-offside rugby. Going 15-0 up early the other day, then what happened? Couldn’t close out a game in appalling weather conditions ‘at home’ from 15-0 up against the best team in the world. What happened? Seems like a choke by England imo. The kind Ireland were renowned for against the ABs.
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Post by Yoda on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:15 pm

This is all getting a bit weird now. I feel like I've entered a domestic here, you know the one where a couple are going for each other and all you want to do is look at the watch and say "goodness me is that the time, really must go!"

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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:17 pm

Well said Yoda, and with that, I give you, Goodnight. thumbsup

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:20 pm

No like I said ld imo england are better. You're just agreeing with me that the rankings don't necessarily tell you which team is better. You're now talking head to head and past matches.
That anscombe decision was probably much closer than underhills. I still think wr need to have a set list of things a tmo needs to check when going through any try decision. It seems to random at the moment and too many things not checked that should be. Needs to be more like cricket and rugby league when it's talked through and points checked off.

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:21 pm

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:22 pm

I agree england choked ebop. Better team but blew it.

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:30 pm

England were not the better team. 15-0 up and then error strewn kick/clap-offside rugby for the rest of the game. England’s dysfunctional lineout and average scrum was monstered by the ABs. The fact England were even in the hunt late in the game was miraculous and they could have pinched an unlikely win. But alas, their constant offside play caught up with them and they deservedly lost a tight game they should have won at 15-0 up at home in appalling conditions. England are ranked about where they are in the pecking order for a reason.
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Post by Taylorman on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:32 pm

ebop wrote:England were not the better team. 15-0 up and then error strewn kick/clap-offside rugby for the rest of the game. England’s dysfunctional lineout and average scrum was monstered by the ABs. The fact England were even in the hunt late in the game was miraculous and they could have pinched an unlikely win. But alas, their constant offside play caught up with them and they deservedly lost a tight game they should have won at 15-0 up at home in appalling conditions. England are ranked about where they are in the pecking order for a reason.

6 losses on the trot, lower ranked, and theyre the better of the two.
Gee I hate to see what theyre like when theyre not better. 75-0? Does that make the grade? laughing

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:35 pm

It’s a running comedy gag that 7.5 has that he thinks England are the best team in the world since Eddie took over but he glosses over losses and WR rankings. It’s pretty funny.
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:50 pm

You guys are funny. I'm hoping it's deliberate!

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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:54 pm

ebop wrote:England were not the better team. 15-0 up and then error strewn kick/clap-offside rugby for the rest of the game. England’s dysfunctional lineout and average scrum was monstered by the ABs. The fact England were even in the hunt late in the game was miraculous and they could have pinched an unlikely win. But alas, their constant offside play caught up with them and they deservedly lost a tight game they should have won at 15-0 up at home in appalling conditions. England are ranked about where they are in the pecking order for a reason.

There was more kick clap rugby from NZ than anyone on Sat.

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 7:59 pm

You weren’t watching the game very closely then Guns. The ABs tore through England a number of times and made serious ground but fumbled a final pass or lost possession at an unfortunate stage. Better conditions and those would be points. None of that from England, just kick/clap-offside and errors.
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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:00 pm

ebop wrote:You weren’t watching the game very closely then Guns. The ABs tore through England a number of times and made serious ground but fumbled a final pass or lost possession at an unfortunate stage. Better conditions and those would be points. None of that from England, just kick/clap-offside and errors.

Yeah their haul of 1 try was earth shattering.

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:01 pm

England’s rolling maul try was typically English. The first try was well executed. But then what Guns? Be honest with yourself.
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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:03 pm

ebop wrote:England’s rolling maul try was typically English. The first try was well executed. But then what Guns? Be honest with yourself.

Lots of kick and clap from NZ?

Oh yeah I forgot it was the weathers fault. Or did you mean the record for the lowest scoring most unconvincing win?

Didnt you predict a record score?

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:10 pm

The ABs kicked a lot early in the game up until they were 15-0 down, probably due to the conditions, but reigned it in when they started scoring points. A lot more were on offer but the ABs fumbled the ball. Ardie especially should have held the ball that he fumbled to race away to score. Never mind. Got the win and deservedly so. England were hanging on up until the last 5 minutes. They played their kick/clap-offside game well enough to limit the ABs in those conditions so good on them.

You predicted an England SANZAR slam, lol. If a referee with ballz was reffing the SA/England game they’d be 0-2 right now.
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:19 pm

Lol. Comedy genius. This may be flight of the concords here!

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Post by Taylorman on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:26 pm

Ireland would have a far better chance this weekend if it were raining. They dont use their backs until they can smell the oil on the try line or as hansen says 'until the half way line is in the rear mirror...' Laugh (You know he meant Ireland there huh?)

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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:30 pm

ebop wrote:The ABs kicked a lot early in the game up until they were 15-0 down, probably due to the conditions, but reigned it in when they started scoring points. A lot more were on offer but the ABs fumbled the ball. Ardie especially should have held the ball that he fumbled to race away to score. Never mind. Got the win and deservedly so. England were hanging on up until the last 5 minutes. They played their kick/clap-offside game well enough to limit the ABs in those conditions so good on them.

You predicted an England SANZAR slam, lol. If a referee with ballz was reffing the SA/England game they’d be 0-2 right now.

Same can be said of the ref in the game on Sat. I was a Tmo call from the slam being a reality. Good prediction. Yours was shockingly rubbish.

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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:31 pm

Taylorman wrote:Ireland would have a far better chance this weekend if it were raining. They dont use their backs until they can smell the oil on the try line or as hansen says 'until the half way line is in the rear mirror...' Laugh  (You know he meant Ireland there huh?)

What will happen if its raining and the ABs are taking selfies?

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Post by alanmackie6 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:40 pm

In the event the defences of BOTH sides ruled,to be THE best side in the world.You have
to beat NZ home and away every time .THEN you can brag..on Saturday Farrells tackling
was appalling.Make no mistake England have never been a BAD side,the decision making
let them down.Ireland win on Saturday?they`ll need to be much better than v Argentina.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:43 pm

Hey you have turned over a new leaf Alan. No complaints about a side relying on the scrum and being outscored by tries. No grumbles about the match being decided by an official. Congrats keep it up.

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Post by Taylorman on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:52 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:
Taylorman wrote:Ireland would have a far better chance this weekend if it were raining. They dont use their backs until they can smell the oil on the try line or as hansen says 'until the half way line is in the rear mirror...' Laugh  (You know he meant Ireland there huh?)

What will happen if its raining and the ABs are taking selfies?

Then that smoke behind them will be the Irish pack on the spit. Laugh

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:53 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:
ebop wrote:The ABs kicked a lot early in the game up until they were 15-0 down, probably due to the conditions, but reigned it in when they started scoring points. A lot more were on offer but the ABs fumbled the ball. Ardie especially should have held the ball that he fumbled to race away to score. Never mind. Got the win and deservedly so. England were hanging on up until the last 5 minutes. They played their kick/clap-offside game well enough to limit the ABs in those conditions so good on them.

You predicted an England SANZAR slam, lol. If a referee with ballz was reffing the SA/England game they’d be 0-2 right now.

Same can be said of the ref in the game on Sat. I was a Tmo call from the slam being a reality. Good prediction. Yours was shockingly rubbish.
My prediction was made before I knew the conditions. I got the winners right though didn’t I Guns? Unlike you. You got it wrong. Are you still sitting on the fence over your team’s chances this weekend?
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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:54 pm

Weak weak excuse. Why do you Kiwis love making excuses so much?

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 8:56 pm

Excuse? We won and deservedly so
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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:00 pm

Are the ABs planning on being really dirty against Ireland again on Saturday I wonder.

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Post by Taylorman on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:14 pm

Collapse2005 wrote:Are the ABs planning on being really dirty against Ireland again on Saturday I wonder.

Sure hope so! Id be disappointed if they werent. Pity SOBs not playing too. Hes due a clout or two. boxing

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Post by Cyril on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm

Can’t you two just argue via private message rather than using this thread? Getting a bit sad when it was a good game.

Just a thought before you both ruin the Ireland NZ thread for the rest of your countrymen?

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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:45 pm

Cyril wrote:Can’t you two just argue via private message rather than using this thread? Getting a bit sad when it was a good game.

Just a thought before you both ruin the Ireland NZ thread for the rest of your countrymen?

Why dont you see if you can get some bans going Cyril?

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Post by Cyril on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:49 pm

Nobody gets banned on here any more, Guns. It’s just posters like yourself slugging it out and trading insults on match threads like this. The mods have pulled up the drawbridge.

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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 10:30 pm

I dont recall you having a whole lot to offer yourself Cyril.

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Post by Cyril on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 10:39 pm

I’m turning over a new leaf, Guns. It’s all getting a bit tiresome. Maybe I’m getting old.

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Post by Hoonercat on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:03 am

Another day where I set off in search of the paradise island of Rugby Discussion, only to have to wade through a swamp full of sh*t to get there.

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Post by Collapse2005 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:15 am

LordDowlais wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:Would you rather lose to SA (ranked 7th) at home or lose to Australia (ranked 3rd) away?

I wouldn't rather either, but what kind of question is that ? Going back to 1908 Ireland have never nilled South Africa and the most points they have ever put on them is 38 last year. I must have missed something because Ireland are not all conquering sweeping all before them aside.

Collapse2005 wrote:Would you rather a grand slam in the 6 nations or win the rugby championship without a clean sweep against lower ranked sides?

You are talking as if a grand slam is the norm for Ireland, it's not as if any other nation has achieved that lately.

The way you go about yourself on here, you would swear that Ireland are some sort of juggernaut that cannot be stopped.

Look at the history of the 6N, Ireland's record is more comparable to Scotland than anyone else's and Ireland's record at the World cup is embarrassing to say the least. You have never got passed the quarter finals.

You and no 7 & 1/2 are both delusional if you think you can compare your countries rugby achievements with New Zealand and think they are comparable.

Good effort in completely avoiding both question. I think the conversation has gone way over your head Lord.

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Post by Collapse2005 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:16 am

Hoonercat wrote:Another day where I set off in search of the paradise island of Rugby Discussion, only to have to wade through a swamp full of sh*t to get there.

Instead of complaining why not contribute something you find interesting and see if anyone responds?

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Post by eirebilly on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:20 am

I would still say that The All Blacks are the best team but with Irelands strength in depth, the gap is being gradually closed.
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Post by Collapse2005 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:30 am

I would agree with that but I don't have a great feeling about Saturday mainly because of Barnes but also because the performance v Argentina was fairly error strewn. That said in 2015 in Schmidt's first match Ireland were terrible against Australia and then completely put in a barnstorming performance v NZ the next weekend. Hopefully we see the same on Saturday.

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Post by Biltong on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 9:57 am

Collapse2005 wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:
Collapse2005 wrote:Would you rather lose to SA (ranked 7th) at home or lose to Australia (ranked 3rd) away?

I wouldn't rather either, but what kind of question is that ? Going back to 1908 Ireland have never nilled South Africa and the most points they have ever put on them is 38 last year. I must have missed something because Ireland are not all conquering sweeping all before them aside.

Collapse2005 wrote:Would you rather a grand slam in the 6 nations or win the rugby championship without a clean sweep against lower ranked sides?

You are talking as if a grand slam is the norm for Ireland, it's not as if any other nation has achieved that lately.

The way you go about yourself on here, you would swear that Ireland are some sort of juggernaut that cannot be stopped.

Look at the history of the 6N, Ireland's record is more comparable to Scotland than anyone else's and Ireland's record at the World cup is embarrassing to say the least. You have never got passed the quarter finals.

You and no 7 & 1/2 are both delusional if you think you can compare your countries rugby achievements with New Zealand and think they are comparable.

Good effort in completely avoiding both question. I think the conversation has gone way over your head Lord.

The reason LD is not entertaining your questions is because you have lost touch with reality.

Ireland this year won with a grandslam, when last did they achieve that?

You celebrate the fact that Ireland is ranked number two, and so should you. But to harp on the fact that NZ beat lower ranked sides is firstly not the general trend. Historically South Africa and Australia fight it out for second and third 75% of the time, with the odd splattering of a six nations team making it to the top three.

New Zealand is a better team than Ireland 91.93548% of the time according to win ratio, they outscore
Ireland 27.8-11.58 on average.

There is nothing that suggests Ireland is better than New Zealand, even if you take this year's results. If Ireland does win this weekend, then they will have improved their success rate by a few percentages. And it will give your team belief as they enter the RWC.

To be at the top you need to perform consistently, not once a decade.

You also need to update your information on world rankings.

Not that it carries much weight anyhow.
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Post by No 7&1/2 on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:05 am

More likely ld is out of his depth and jumping around conversations again.

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