[2018 November Tests] Japan v New Zealand (3/10/18)

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  1. Bean

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    What a waste of NZ's time this was. So the World #1 team has to throw away an important pre-RWC match opportunity (where they should be playing against capable teams).
     
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    What was the "commotion"? I didn't see anything watching the game can't find any info on it.
     
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    Yep, a couple of important things from this match

    1. It showed who is ready now to go to the next level, and who has a lot of work-ons to make it there.

    2. It captured the eligibility of a number of players who might have been "poached if they ended up playing in Europe. These player now won't be turning out against us in the future.

    And if Duncan Garner thinks they cheapened the jersey, I would like to ask him if THIS team cheapened the jersey in 1986.

    Brian McGrattan
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    Brett Harvey
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    I've seen about three different sources mention it. Not trying to call NZ precious (for a change) more pointing out it literally was nothing and people thought it was class!
     
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    All good, I was just wondering what the actual incident was?
     
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    It's alright. You'll be able to sharpen your teeth in what promises to be a highly competitive fixture against Italy in a couple of weeks...
     
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    They went to halfway rather than their own 10.
     
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    And you will find ZERO All Black fans complaining about it (although I can't speak for professional whingers like Mark unReason and Chris Ratatouille).
     
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    Oh I saw that. I just thought from from the posts in this thread that there was some negative backlash I missed.
     
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    ahh, Jamie Joseph would have told them to do that to show respect. Going to their goal-line and turning their backs would be different.
     
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