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[2019 Rugby Championship] Round 1: Argentina v New Zealand (20/07/2019)

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Quite dissapointing not to see ISA, at least as impact player in the bench. However, strong team, A instead of A+ imho.

I believe ABs are going to play their expansive game, not the NH or knock out stage game we saw in the QF against Chiefs or the Crusaders one.
 

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Surely Facundo Isa, Ramiro Herrera and Santiago Cordero will be named to face the Wallabies in Round 2.
And Benjamín Urdapilleta will be returning from his injury for Round 3 against the Springboks.
 

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It’s not about size, it’s about strength. Ardie was successful at 8 last year. Better than read for instance. You need to take a cold shower re Ardie :p.

I kinda would have liked to have seen Jacobson start too. I think we want to make sure we win this one though, a tough one for a rusty team.

no its not about size, its about getting balance in your loose forwards. we see it with the pooper experiment, aussies play pockcok and hooper together because they are two of their best players and they at times lack a genuine world class 6 or 8 but in doing so they sacrifice having a balanced back row and will lack height and size against opposition packs. In NZ We have world class 6 and 8 options. 8 is a very important lineout option for NZ. As I said, it will work fine for most tests and test series but in WC finals It's a really bad idea, the only posative I can see is if Read is injured in a WC finals game and Savea has to come off the bench. It will be good that he has some experience. But I dont think he should be seen as a genuine test 8, he just isn't.
 

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Rumour has it Argentina aren't even going to field a team - no point. ABs by 500pts with opposition, 490pts in Pumas do show.
 

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Those collars on the Argentina shirts look very uncomfortable.
 

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Ugly match so far. Why we put almost all jaguares that are tired for this is beyond me.


c'mon Men! Sanchez is out of form bah not form but i saw already 2/3 mistakes
 

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Match is over at half time really :(
 

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That try is basically the end of the game, ABs always finish strongly - giving them a lead like that is too much to overcome.
 

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I’m sorry but anyone who actually thought Argentina would win clearly doesn’t know the depth on NZ rugby, no such thing as a B side anyone is able to step in and do a job on the day
 

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I’m sorry but anyone who actually thought Argentina would win clearly doesn’t know the depth on NZ rugby, no such thing as a B side anyone is able to step in and do a job on the day
That plus Argentina just aren't that good
I was very surprised to see the bookies have NZ as close as -12
 

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I’m sorry but anyone who actually thought Argentina would win clearly doesn’t know the depth on NZ rugby, no such thing as a B side anyone is able to step in and do a job on the day

Never thought Arg would win in all honesty... but was crossing my fingers something chronic that they would make it to half time just one point down.
 

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... and ‘maybe’ (prob not but maybe) I spoke too soon. Go on Arg!
 

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I really want Argentina to win this one.
 

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I’m sorry but anyone who actually thought Argentina would win clearly doesn’t know the depth on NZ rugby, no such thing as a B side anyone is able to step in and do a job on the day

I was thinking more along the lines of cohesiveness, this Pumas team have been playing together all season, has this ABS team played together before?
 

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Well, Coltman hasn't done his chances any good of being the third hooker with those two missed throws.
 

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