Page 1 of 27 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 261

Thread: Rwc nz v aus

      
  1. #1

    Referees in Australia
    menace's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    ACTRRA
    Grade
    Level 2
    Join Date
    20 Nov 09
    Posts
    3,547
    Thanks (Received)
    60
    Likes (Received)
    483
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Rwc nz v aus

    Ok...first shot. image.jpeg

    Actually I think it's pretty rank....but I still had to chuckle.

    Unfortunately I think NZ will be too good for Aust. They're in good form and just clinical all over the park.
    Tell em it's Law 23 and smile

  2. #2

    Referees in England
    Dixie's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    Retired from Berkshire
    Grade
    8
    Join Date
    26 Oct 06
    Posts
    12,769
    Thanks (Received)
    30
    Likes (Received)
    328

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    We have reached the right final, but in totally the wrong way. As a result of France's capitulation, NZ has had only one real challenge - the Semi-Final against SA. Australia on the other hand has had to defeat England, Fiji, Wales and Argentina, and rely on the referee to overcome a huge Scottish challenge. That's 5 tough games against top-10 teams in five weeks, coupled with a day less to prepare for the final. World Rugby should hang its head in shame.
    Don't feed the pedant!

  3. #3
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Level 3
    Join Date
    03 Sep 14
    Posts
    3,330
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Received)
    507

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    I do think that it is the "right" final. NZ are favorites in my mind. BUT I do thing that Australia are the best equipt side to defeat them. So it all makes for a cracker.

  4. #4

    Referees in England


    Soc/Assoc
    --
    Grade
    Grassroots
    Join Date
    14 Sep 09
    Posts
    17,445
    Thanks (Received)
    136
    Likes (Received)
    1689

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    We have reached the right final, but in totally the wrong way. As a result of France's capitulation, NZ has had only one real challenge - the Semi-Final against SA. Australia on the other hand has had to defeat England, Fiji, Wales and Argentina, and rely on the referee to overcome a huge Scottish challenge. That's 5 tough games against top-10 teams in five weeks, coupled with a day less to prepare for the final. World Rugby should hang its head in shame.
    well, one of Aus 5 top challenges was Argentina - and NZ had to play them as well as SA

    but yes your overall point is completely correct, the seeding was a shambles, and then the luck of the draw meant that the poor seeding had the maximun possible impact.

  5. #5
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Level 3
    Join Date
    03 Sep 14
    Posts
    3,330
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Received)
    507

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    We have reached the right final, but in totally the wrong way. As a result of France's capitulation, NZ has had only one real challenge - the Semi-Final against SA. Australia on the other hand has had to defeat England, Fiji, Wales and Argentina, and rely on the referee to overcome a huge Scottish challenge. That's 5 tough games against top-10 teams in five weeks, coupled with a day less to prepare for the final. World Rugby should hang its head in shame.
    Was it WR's fault that France surrendered?

    Was it WR's fault that Roger Lewis and his money grabbing extra AI cost Wales a place in the top seeds?

    Mind you had Wales been in the top seeds then Argentina would have been in Wales' seeding spot. So the group would have had Australia, England and Argentina in that group. Then Wales would have been in NZ's group in place of Argentina (you forgot that game I noticed - both Australia {29-15} and New Zealand {26-16} played against Argentina).

  6. #6

    Referees in Australia
    Dickie E's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    VRRA
    Grade
    Level 2
    Join Date
    19 Jan 07
    Posts
    12,326
    Thanks (Received)
    108
    Likes (Received)
    1292

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    We have reached the right final, but in totally the wrong way. As a result of France's capitulation, NZ has had only one real challenge - the Semi-Final against SA. Australia on the other hand has had to defeat England, Fiji, Wales and Argentina, and rely on the referee to overcome a huge Scottish challenge. That's 5 tough games against top-10 teams in five weeks, coupled with a day less to prepare for the final. World Rugby should hang its head in shame.
    We'll be better for having taken the tough road. No serious injury cloud apart from Folou. NZ have been hot & cold throughout the pool games.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

  7. #7
    Player or Coach galumay's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    GRRA
    Grade
    Level 7
    Join Date
    24 Aug 11
    Posts
    42
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    I think the Wallabies are a real chance, but it still comes down to the little thigs on the day. Its certainly the 2 best sides in the final. NZ have looked oddly flat this RWC, maybe its the lack of competition? They were particularly passive against a weak Boks side and Hansen will need to lift them if they are going to take the game from the Wallabies.

    Looking forward to a cracker of a game and may the best team win! Good luck to my friends across the ditch, and good luck to the Wallabies.

  8. #8
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Select Grade
    Join Date
    28 Sep 14
    Posts
    278
    Thanks (Received)
    5
    Likes (Received)
    74

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    We have reached the right final, but in totally the wrong way. As a result of France's capitulation, NZ has had only one real challenge - the Semi-Final against SA. Australia on the other hand has had to defeat England, Fiji, Wales and Argentina, and rely on the referee to overcome a huge Scottish challenge. That's 5 tough games against top-10 teams in five weeks, coupled with a day less to prepare for the final. World Rugby should hang its head in shame.
    Why?

    I fully agree that the draw is done too far out, but under the situation of a non-global season, the distortions caused by annual touring draws and Lions tours and the clear fact that some teams use the intervening years to trial toward a RWC year rather than be as good as they can be at that point in time, what is the solution?
    12 months ago would Australia have been ranked number 2? I don't think so, even the WR rankings had them at 4.
    Logistical reasons mean that draws need to be done at some point prior to the tournament. When is that exact time? What do you suggest?

  9. #9
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Join Date
    18 Oct 11
    Posts
    310
    Thanks (Received)
    4
    Likes (Received)
    27

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Interesting that NZ are hot favourites... if you look at the teams they're almost the exact same teams that had Aus beat NZ by 8 points only a few months ago in the Tri (sorry Quad) Nations! Have the bookmakers got it wrong?

  10. #10

    Referees in New Zealand
    Ian_Cook's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    Retired player and referee
    Grade
    Level 2
    Join Date
    12 Jul 05
    Posts
    13,266
    Thanks (Received)
    110
    Likes (Received)
    1479

    Default Re: Rwc nz v aus

    Quote Originally Posted by davidlandy View Post
    Interesting that NZ are hot favourites... if you look at the teams they're almost the exact same teams that had Aus beat NZ by 8 points only a few months ago in the Tri (sorry Quad) Nations! Have the bookmakers got it wrong?
    And close to the same team that ended up on the field in the second half when NZ beat Aust by 28 points a week later. (Cooper instead of Foley was the only real significant difference). It was the second half where all the dmamage was done; four converted tries unanswered until the last minute.


    These two teams are so close that it really is going to come down to 1-2% in performance and execution. The team that gets that 1-2% right will win.
    Last edited by Ian_Cook; 27-10-15 at 20:10.
    "Never underestimate the power of the Internet to lend unwarranted credibility to the colossally misinformed"
    - Jay "Utah" Windley

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •