- Apr 9, 2010
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AWJ is more of a symptom of Wale's lack of 2nd row talent coming through. Beard is still young but I'm still on the fence about him, Hill has improved massively over the past few years after being a meme but was injured. Seb Davis has promised a lot but not really had the chance but also has been played at 8 for some reason.Having watched game ,I think Wales are at crossroads new coach a few standout names are living on past reputations.
Whilst decent and were world class not at top top level at this tournament.
I hope Wales sort out issues because a 6 nations must be competitive
Competition improves performance.
I to have noticed a relaxed fallout from this failed campaign.Are the New Zealand rugby team trying to understate their place in world rugby?
It's a good move, they seem to be trying to act like we're not the best Which they aren't at the moment..
From what I have seen from the media releases they are trying to be everyday people. A world cup loss in the past would even overshadow the final. This time they have given it to the finalists..
No doubt the English played very well and should be commended for dominating the All Blacks in the manner they did. But certain selections definitely could have changed the game. We will never know, but I believe that wholeheartedly. Not ONE single individual, but a few changes definitely.He could of played but the result wouldn't of changed , that was the most devasting ,clinical and controlled performance Ive probably ever seen from England
That was a long critique that missed the point entirely.Both Hansen and Read said in their final interview "it's just a game of footy at the end of the day" - that made me realize these were two guys who were too comfortable in their job at the very end.
That was a long critique that missed the point entirely.
Here's a thought and it could be wrong who knows, maybe New Zealand isn't as rugby mad as the world wants to think we are.
What I think most of New Zealand has realised over the past 10 years is that winning three cups in a row was unlikely at best and that at some point we were going to get caught by the rest of the world.
On top of this Hansen and Read are right it was just one game.
Since rugby coverage became pay per view the average Kiwi has simply turned off, we no longer get up at 2-3am to watch a game we catch the replay the next day, we don't go into depression at a loss, we have effectively moved on.
Still I guess this means the "Chokers" title is up for grabs?
Nah.See this is why we went into the World Cup with the wrong attitude/mentality.
Forget about previous tournaments, forget about what we have won, this is a new tournament to prove ourselves!
With the team we had and the opposition not being that ridiculously good, winning 3 RWC's should have happened.
We went in knowing we had won 2 world cups in a row and failure to win this one would be easier to accept.
We had a great coach at the helm who had won it all before, the attitude, application, hunger, preparation, selections and desire wasn't there as this time.
But we've had recent success, so most of the public have shrugged their shoulders and so has the staff and players.
Let's not forget how bad that England performance was and never replicate it again regardless of how many RWC's we've won in a row. The coaching staff and players let themselves down in that game.
Past achievements count for nothing in a World Cup. Who cares if we won it twice in a row previously? It was irrelevant to this tournament.Nah.
The fact is we have achieved everything that can be achieved, they were the first team to win it, first to defend it and the first to win it three times these are all things that no one else can do.
They never let anyone down at all, they played one bad game and were beaten by a team playing at their best and in a knock out tournament that is always on the cards on top of that England, Australia, Ireland and South Africa have all beaten us in the past so there is no guarantee we were going to beat any of them.