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Post by Duty281 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 1:44 pm

17-8 to Italy at HT, meaning they're 40 minutes away from their first ever win over Australia. Australia made a lot of changes for this game and have looked quite disjointed as a result. The Aussie bench may yet rescue this for them. Italy have looked dangerous whenever they've had possession and are winning the breakdown battle so far.

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Post by Galted Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:03 pm

Duty281 wrote:Italy have looked dangerous whenever they've had possession

Not something you read every day.
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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:21 pm

Very odd interaction with the doc for an hia there. Samu called off then waved back on by the aus bench...then belated the doc changes his mind.

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:21 pm

Aus haven’t been good discipline-wise. Too many late and high shots, and have got away with some.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:25 pm

And shonky kicking.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:32 pm

Back and forth this game. Wouldn't have liked to have money on this.

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:34 pm

Surely that's got to be a yellow?

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:34 pm

Great kick that.

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:35 pm

Now the player that should have been off scores a try - poor officiating

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:39 pm

Oz need to get a card for all these illegal challenges

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:42 pm

Italy might make history today.

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:43 pm

They deserve to ... Oz should be down to 14 and have 7 fewer points

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:44 pm

Going for a scrum is smart considering they need the kick too.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:46 pm

Good try. I think this is what you call a pressure kick.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:47 pm

Misses.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:47 pm

Never looked confident lining that up did he.

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:48 pm

Justice done ...

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Post by Duty281 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:49 pm

Reminiscent of when Giteau missed the final kick and Australia lost to Scotland as a result.

Italy deserved the win, but their goal-kicking was poor and nearly cost them, and they lacked a killer instinct at times, continually opting for 3 point shots rather than going for the corner and the 7 points. Hopefully a turning point for Italian rugby. Don't expect them to do much v SA next week, but it would be nice to see them do something credible in the Six Nations next year.

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Post by mikey_dragon Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:49 pm

Some poor place-kicking, otherwise Italy would be out of sight.

Love how the "win against Wales" keeps getting a mention!

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:52 pm

If Oz had nicked that it would have been a travesty ... should have been a YC for that charge in the back that ended up with the Italian 10 having to go off ... for the offender to then score a try just added insult to injury

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:53 pm

Heaf wrote:If Oz had nicked that it would have been a travesty ... should have been a YC for that charge in the back that ended up with the Italian 10 having to go off ... for the offender to then score a try just added insult to injury

Not sure it's that bad. Late obviously but he did think Allen still had the ball.

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Post by Heaf Sat 12 Nov 2022, 2:55 pm

Cynical for me ... and resulted in a head injury

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Post by George Carlin Sat 12 Nov 2022, 4:18 pm

Wonderful - well done to Italy.
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