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Have they announced the teams yet? All I heard is 3 of the AB squad have been released to play for the World XV against Japan tomorrow instead.
 

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How the hell is that a yellow?
 

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Not sure I would have given it but I can’t see how it’s a surprise, they’ve given yellows for a face rub in he bottom of a ruck, they’re definitely going to give one for an open handed blow to the face
 

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Not sure I would have given it but I can’t see how it’s a surprise, they’ve given yellows for a face rub in he bottom of a ruck, they’re definitely going to give one for an open handed blow to the face
Even the NZ commentators disagreed with the card. Penalty at most, would have been a talking to 5 years ago.

It’s ruined the final 15mins of a good game, although the Wallabies haven’t helped themselves.
 

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As I say, don’t necessarily agree with it but it’s been that way for a couple of season, I would say a smack to the face has always been a penalty though
 

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Caught some of the second half. Yeah agree not a yellow card for me.

 
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Not a yellow for me but it didn't decide the outcome of game. This is what you get with PC wankology now ruling the game.

Thought i was watching SR. Empty stadium. No atmosphere. The best nation + one of the biggest rivalry in world and they still can't fill a stadium in the country picked to host the RWC.
 

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Soft yellow. Stupid thing to do at the same time, you know you're running the risk of one with trigger happy refs these days.
 

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Thought i was watching SR. Empty stadium. No atmosphere. The best nation + one of the biggest rivalry in world and they still can't fill a stadium in the country picked to host the RWC.
46,000+, a record crowd for a rugby test in Japan and all for a dead rubber friendly involving two foreign sides that an international rugby fan like myself had zero interest in.

I'm a sour-puss at the best of times but I think that you are being a little harsh.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/spor...ive-coverage/17b2bd987ccf432a842fbdb8c745ec79
 

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46,000+, a record crowd for a rugby test in Japan and all for a dead rubber friendly involving two foreign sides that an international rugby fan like myself had zero interest in.

I'm a sour-puss at the best of times but I think that you are being a little harsh.

https://www.couriermail.com.au/spor...ive-coverage/17b2bd987ccf432a842fbdb8c745ec79
the stadium holds close to 80K. So it is half empty. And there was zero atmosphere in that stadium. Funeral parlour. Predictable result. Yawn.
 
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I guess someone has to be the dissenting voice but the yellow card was petty much the refs only call given the rules.

It may be a bad law but it is the law and players know it so really the only bad call in that result was made by the Australian.
 

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Wait until Japan vs All Blacks next weekend. If there are empty seats there, heads will roll.
 

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I guess someone has to be the dissenting voice but the yellow card was petty much the refs only call given the rules.

It may be a bad law but it is the law and players know it so really the only bad call in that result was made by the Australian.
I agree with that,
Not a fan of Poite but if you're gonna palm someone in the face, in this era, you're gonna be off the pitch.
 

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Koroibete Was awesome
 
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