[2018 November Tests] England v South Africa (3/10/18)

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  1. TRF_heineken

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    It's okay guys, don't worry. The precedent has been set. It was a legitimate tackle. We should look forward to the games coming up.




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    Yep and Angus Gardner made the correct call. It wasn't a head high or a shoulder charge.
     
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    New Pub has just opened in Twickenham.

    Very difficult to find though mind...

    Its called Farrell's Armso_O
     
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    An English club literally asked for a game to be replayed because it was blown up 20 seconds early last month.

    A very controversial decision more or less decided the only interesting game of international rugby over the weekend, of course it'll be discussed. Any anti English sentiment you're interpreting is on you.

    That's a fallacy.

    That's all wrong, rugby has a history of making decisions entirely based on the illegal act, or "mens rea", and has no interest in intention to commit the offense, or "actus rea", until dishing out a punishment. It's pretty much like any criminal justice system in the world.
     
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    No, no... The grasscutter tackle was always part of IRB laws, ever since it was first written by William Shakespeare...
     
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    Trying to move on from something other than the tackle. I see that South Africa had zero offloads from the game, I know some teams just like to recycle the ball instead but perhaps that could have been the difference between them finishing off a try instead of just running into England's straight into defence instead. Do England fans think Itoje needs to be dropped? Last few games I've seen him also be a liability with the amount of penalties he gives away.
     
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    It's a cunning ruse in cahoots with the All Blacks so's we aren't ready for their offloads on Saturday I tells ya.
     
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    While everyone says de allende had a good game, I dont believe it to be true, if he was a forward I would have agreed. But he just ran straight to opposition, I dont think he had any intention of passing the ball.

    We need a 12 that can play quick hands or atleast offload
     
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    Especially with your wings arguably being your best players. Having a ball stopper at 12 isn’t the best strategy for the boks right now.
     
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    We'd also still be discussing it if it was judged the other way around and SA kicked the points. Its would be silly to think otherwise.

    Without sounding like I'm blowing my trumpet I do wonder how many other nations fans would be willing to admit the ref might have got it wrong if the call went in their own favor. I'm actually surprised how many Englishmen look at it and think like myself 'we got away with that one'.

    BTW the reason why I call it 50/50 is it has divided opinion and not just on typical national lines. That suggests to me even though I think it was a pretty clear cut penalty that maybe I might be wrong (I'm not ;)).
     
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    Can we not talk about the ABs game.....it'll make me more miserable.

    If its cunning ruse that vastly overestimate our ability ;)
     
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    And this is exactly why I barely watch the sport anymore...

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    People in Wigan would give their Chips, pie and Gravy lunch just to be touched by Farrell so SA should consider themselves lucky to get the whole shoulder.
     
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    Teo stats don't look too good, 4 metres made from 8 carries and 3 missed tackles. Saying that South Africa's centres made two passes between them!
     
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    Unfit and not someone I'd start anyway. I'd like to say I was surprised...
     
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    Apart from his decision-making, I thought our captain's general play was way off par compared to his lofty standards he usually performs at. And as a lot of the posters and columns already lamenting the error rate which kept coming to the fore at crucial stages. We need to learn to protect our ball better too, it always felt one ruck away from either a steal or fumble of the ball. We can't be talking about the same issues after every game.
     
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