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Post by Taylorman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:14 am

WHEN: 11 September 2011 - 3:30:00 PM local time (about 15 mins from now)
WHERE- North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
OFICIALS: REF: Alain Rolland. Touch judges: Jonathan Kaplan, South Africa, Chris Pollock: New Zealand.

Odd day so far in NZ with a bit more shaking going on down in Christchurch and a tornado hitting West Auckland today.

Not sure if theres a thread yet. Should be an interesting game. Battle up front perhaps. I'm not too familiar with Italian rugby but sure am looking forward to it.




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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:25 am

Australia must have the smallest backline of all the profeesional teams. Not one player on 100kg.

That's quite amazing.
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Post by MMC Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:30 am

biltongbek wrote:Australia must have the smallest backline of all the profeesional teams. Not one player on 100kg.

That's quite amazing.

And yet they probably have the best backline in the world at the moment. Incredible really.
Looks miserable out there - that should be a significant leveler if Italy take advantage.
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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:35 am

Ah, the Italians made some hard hits there.
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Post by Taylorman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:39 am

Welcome back to NZ Cooper the crowd says before his duffed kick...

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Post by MMC Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:41 am

Hmmm....that's a bit of food for thought for the Aussies (the Masi half chance).
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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:48 am

The Italians have definitely come to play
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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:50 am

Italy is doing well to pressurise the aussie rucks and Genia
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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:51 am

And cooper recieves an Oscar nomination.
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Post by MMC Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:54 am

Ah I donno Biltong, he was hit pretty late. They get 3 points out of it too so very silly by the Italian hooker.

As an aside, the kicking percentages in this world cup so far must be amongst the lowest ever.
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:57 am

Of course it was late...

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Post by MMC Sun 11 Sep 2011, 4:59 am

That's a shocker...
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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:04 am

Italy is going to get carded today, they aren't listening to the referee
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:09 am

ha ha Cooper... don't tie yourself in a knot!

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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:10 am

That's a bit of bad luck for australia, the counter attack should have resulted in a try.
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Post by MMC Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:11 am

Butchered by Faingaa. That's the biggest problem with a guy like Cooper - you can never tell where he's going next.

6-3 now.
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:12 am

He needed to get rid of it didn't he?

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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:14 am

Elsom is looking good today
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:15 am

Far too casual there from Cooper.... needed to get there with more urgency and get a boot to it.

6-6 HT

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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:15 am

Italy will be very happy with the 6-6 scoreboard at halftime.
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Post by Artful_Dodger Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:17 am

Cooper has demonstrated why I do not think he is a great player.

Goes from awful to magnificent in the same minute. Dan Carter he is not. Some of the passing from him has been dire.


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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:17 am

The kicking to posts seems to be better today.
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Post by Taylorman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:20 am

Wel well well...
Italy is a 6N team so Oz can't keep taking them lightly. They can't be a team that isnt good at putting teams away in this pool or they could come up short.

Oz will be concerned now thats for sure...

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:21 am

Lookin good for the draw lads. Cool

Girv de Swerve is a good pundit.
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Post by majesticimperialman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:27 am

Who would of thought that going into half time it would be 6 points each?

Italy are playing realy well so far.

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:30 am

It's only half time. Fair way to go still.

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:31 am

Yeah, but Oz will break them down eventually. Too much fire-power not to.
Still, Italy can make em work for it...
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:36 am

We like to do them slowly Gibbo... tastes better.

Alexander in.

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Post by Biltong Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:39 am

Good buildup by Australia, I would expect the gates to open now.
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Post by Taylorman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:39 am

biltong this is why i think wales have a show.
Just about every game has levelled out the rankings. Even the tongan one.
Oz try. Once again it reqiires the stars to spark it.
If oz make their matches this tough by fielding the same team theyll be cooked by the last.8

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:42 am

Taylorman wrote:biltong this is why i think wales have a show.
Just about every game has levelled out the rankings. Even the tongan one.
Oz try. Once again it reqiires the stars to spark it.
If oz make their matches this tough by fielding the same team theyll be cooked by the last.8

Well they won't field the same team against Russia and the USA will they?

AAC in under the posts. Very Happy

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:44 am

Its starting to unravel for Italy. Oz sucking diesel now.
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:45 am

JOC... you are forgiven!

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:46 am

Artful_Dodger wrote:Cooper has demonstrated why I do not think he is a great player.

Goes from awful to magnificent in the same minute. Dan Carter he is not. Some of the passing from him has been dire.


Spoke too soon mate. 🤦

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Post by Gatts Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:46 am

Italy coughing them up now...thought they would keep up the fight but this is fairly standard for them in the 6Ns....Ireland will be watching closely though

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:46 am

Feic. I was going to say deny em the WBP. Not gonna happen now.

Too good...
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Post by Artful_Dodger Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:47 am

How did I speak to soon, I just said he goes from awful to magnificent. Perhaps you had difficulty reading that.

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:50 am

No I read your comment. Don't agree with it. Carter wasn't so great on Friday, was he? Or did you miss the match perhaps?

You think what you want... just saying.

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Post by Artful_Dodger Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:51 am

No worries mate, you think what you want as well Wink

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:53 am

Smile just protecting my Kiwi bretheren, mate.

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:54 am

Happy 911 all. OK
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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:55 am

Ah man. Ioane.. Brilliant.

5 pts.
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Post by Artful_Dodger Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:56 am

By the way just to point out, i wasnt annoyed at what you said - just that god damn bloody 'smiley' of captain Jean-Luc Picard, gets right on my .....

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:57 am

Geez... Digby's aged quite a bit these last few weeks. Wink

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 5:59 am

Not to worry, Dodger. It happens to all of us some of the time. You should have seen me in the 1st half!

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Post by Gibson Sun 11 Sep 2011, 6:00 am

Good man Rocky. Leinster loves ya. But not next week. SOB, your protege... will eat ya up.... zen
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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 6:02 am

Off for a haircut... about time!

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Post by Taylorman Sun 11 Sep 2011, 6:03 am

JOC really is good isnt he?
Notice how genia beale joc cooper are always looking for one another.
Its like a little select group that the rest arent quite part of.
Linebreaker they probably wont play them all but does depend a bit on ireland.

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Post by Gatts Sun 11 Sep 2011, 6:03 am

Aussie backs let loose...pure class, but against SA/NZ/Eng the Aussie forwards will not dominate in the last 3rd quite as much as they are able to do today

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Post by Pal Joey Sun 11 Sep 2011, 6:05 am

We'll dominate your slow old men, Gatts. Smile

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