Australia vs New Zealand

Discussion in 'Rugby League World Cup 2008' started by St Helens RLFC, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. richardhead

    richardhead Guest

    I agree with all you said GG. Could not of put it better myself.
     
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  3. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    The DVD of the final went on sale at a few stores this week. At the Warehouse the first batch sold out immediately. Hoping they will have the second batch in this weekend. I am not gonna miss out getting this DVD....because not many kiwis including myself would have bothered recording it lol! Apparently the DVD has the Aussie commentators which is excellent as they are a great team to listen to. Perhaps the DVD was originally meant to to be for the Australian market?????
     
  4. Expect a few green and gold "World cup winner" t-shirts to be rebranded in the coming weeks.
     
  5. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Can't wait for the next time the Kiwis and Kangaroos play because somehow I think NZ has figured out the basic structure to halting the Aussie 50 pointers. I wouldn't say that NZ will win every test against the Kangaroos for the next five years but I do think it wil be close from now on. Competitive would be the word.

    However I can't say if GB will be close when they play the Kangaroos. They are a great attacking team but defensively they might need to tighten up a bit. If they look at the Kiwis and how the Kiwis defended then they should do very well. Defence seems to be the thing that is letting them down.
     
  6. I don't think England are, player for player, any worse than the Kiwis. That's the utterly infuriating thing for me. They just defended better as a team and didn't let their heads drop when the chips were down. And their coach isn't a clueless baboon.
     
  7. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Dec 7 2008, 01:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well I actually think player for player the English are significantly better.  I reallty enjoyed the way they attack.  They just did crucial Thurston/Slater/Lockyer moments of losing the ball when it mattered.  However more than anything they were not as determined in defence as the Kiwis were.  The Kiwis put all their eggs in the defence basket.  The Kiwi attack was never flash....just basically big guys running towards Lockyer and Thurston all day.
     
  8. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    ...and to add salt to the wound now we have Benji Marhsall hinting of a switch.  He wins premiership and World Cup medals and then he hints at doing something else....like Rugby League is not enough?

    Doesn't this guy realise that many league immortals never had what he has?

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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,2...3-23214,00.html
     
  9. candybum

    candybum Guest

    they're saying he might play in japan as the japanese rugby season is on during the NRLs off season so effectively playing in both codes

    http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/2362960

    doubtful but that would be cool i suppose?
     
  10. wests_tigers

    wests_tigers Guest

    I dont want to make excuses, but us Queenslanders have had to put up with it for years now.. notice there were 9 NSW players to 8 Queenslanders? I thought Queensland won the last three years??? The backrowers Gallen and Topou are the most overated players I've seen, while Stewart and Watmough haven't got origin experience despite their success with Manly this season. How Dallas Johnson and Sam Thaiday both miss out on the starting team let alone the squad I'll never know, I'll still dumbfounded those two missed out after the seasons they had. Even if big overated Willie Mason wasn't injured he still would've gotten picked even though he's had an awful season which shows how bias the selectors are towards NSW.

    I dont want to sound like a crybaby but greediness cost the Australians, stealing Topou from Tonga is an example of this - they could've picked Johnson/Thaiday and two players would've had world cup but they picked bloody Topou, meaning Tonga loses a player with NRL experience. Well done NZ, that win will do wonders for international league and league as a whole.
     
  11. Charles

    Charles Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (candybum @ Dec 8 2008, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    The japanese league is awful. Really a very low level of rugby.
     
  12. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (wests_tigers @ Dec 9 2008, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    When I saw the Kangaroos squad had quite a few NSW players I knew NZ had a chance.
     
  13. Radman

    Radman Guest

    I knew we had a chance when Tate and Price weren't cleared to play. 2 key influential figures, one a key man out wide and the other arguably the best up the guts, who were sorely missed by that Aussie team on the night.

    God I can't wait till the new NRL season starts, the Warriors 09 squad has me very exited.
     
  14. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Radman @ Dec 9 2008, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Huh?  You expecting the Warriors to make a quick exit??????
     
  15. rotadig

    rotadig Guest

    Go Blacks, go!

    New Zealand Rules!! :D
     
  16. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Dec 9 2008, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    The japanese league is awful. Really a very low level of rugby.
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    And we all know of course the standard of rugby is quite clearly top of his list of wants... :rolleyes:
     
  17. YOUR MAJESTY

    YOUR MAJESTY Guest

    its a pretty empty cabinet in australian sports right about now
     
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