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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 02 Nov 2019, 18:40

So near and yet so far... TBF i didn't watch the game but the amount of customers that came in the shop spitting feathers made it obvious that we played crap. We obviously peaked against New Zealand and then thought it was job done? Anyway good effort to get there and all that.....
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Sniffer » 02 Nov 2019, 19:46

Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:So near and yet so far... TBF i didn't watch the game but the amount of customers that came in the shop spitting feathers made it obvious that we played crap. We obviously peaked against New Zealand and then thought it was job done? Anyway good effort to get there and all that.....


No, we didn't play crap. SA played a defensive game reliant on the set plays of the scrum and the line-out which they were superb at. Their dominance in the scrum got them penalties which got them points. Ahead of the game I reckoned they'd win 21-9, all penalties. They got a couple of breakaway tries late on which, despite them being good tries, flattered them in my opinion.

Anyway, most of the England team will be available in 4 years time. :)
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 02 Nov 2019, 19:54

Sniffer wrote:
Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:So near and yet so far... TBF i didn't watch the game but the amount of customers that came in the shop spitting feathers made it obvious that we played crap. We obviously peaked against New Zealand and then thought it was job done? Anyway good effort to get there and all that.....


No, we didn't play crap. SA played a defensive game reliant on the set plays of the scrum and the line-out which they were superb at. Their dominance in the scrum got them penalties which got them points. Ahead of the game I reckoned they'd win 21-9, all penalties. They got a couple of breakaway tries late on which, despite them being good tries, flattered them in my opinion.

Anyway, most of the England team will be available in 4 years time. :)


What was England tactics? 32-12 is hardly close. As i say i didn't watch it and tbf its not really a sport i take great interest in. The comment i heard most from customers was England just didn't turn up? Which is a bit odd considering they were on the same pitch.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby White Knight » 02 Nov 2019, 20:46

England looked the more nervous of the two teams. The favourites tag probably didn’t help. They made far too many mistakes, usually due to intense SA pressure, and this increased the anxiety further.

SA got to play their game and they are a powerful outfit. Because of this it was often overlooked that they had some of the best wingers in the tournament and could hurt any team once they wore you down.

I think they would have beaten the All Blacks today, if England had fallen at the semifinal.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby johnh » 02 Nov 2019, 21:14

In the first 20 minutes, England looked as though they were trying to play a different tactical plan. Unfortunately, the players didn't seem to know what it was. Poor kicking, poor passing (particularly), too many penalties conceded, too many knock-on's. When the opposition are dominant in the scrum, you make sure you don't gift them scrums (and penalties) by knocking-on. I thought one of the SA tries was a clear forward pass but it wouldn't have made a difference. SA were worthy winners.
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Re: Sport Newsflash

Postby Barlow Boy » 10 Nov 2019, 23:11

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