[RWC2019][Pool B] Round 1 - New Zealand vs. South Africa (21/09/2019)

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  1. Jabby

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    so, you generally say teams step up for world cups, the gap between teams gets smaller...and with the world rankings compacting in general...buggered if i know who will win.

    Tonga aside we've looked a bit weak on the attack side of things this year...but if its wet that might not matter as it will be a tighter game anyway

    We'll have to finally see what Hansen considers out first XV, surely he'll want to get the win so he might be able to rotate a couple of guys for the later pool games
     
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    Could be another draw lol

    Could be either way SA or NZ to win.

    I am kiwi bias so NZ.
     
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    on a wet track....this ^^^^
     
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    If it's a wet track I'm backing the Springboks for sure. The NZ pack got monstered by the Wallabies of all teams only two games ago.

    An open game would suit NZ far more.
     
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    Haha, I doubt it. Part and parcel of Rugby I'm afraid and I'm as bad as anyone.
     
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    Two games ago the Wallabies pack got monstered by a 7 All Blacks pack, in the second Bledisloe test. Maybe you are referring to the Perth game, which saw Scott Barrett sent off prior to half time?

    I am backing New Zealand, although the game might be as close as the semi final of 2015.
     
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    To be fair Australia were dominating that game before the Barret red card.

    I think this game will be similar to the Wellington game.

    SA to win by 2 points.
     
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    Its the boggling mind that does me, no telling when or what for with the whistle at times. I will put LOL so no one gets offended.:oops:
     
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    Aye but we know that when it comes to your countrymen and refereeing you’ve done your own share of shafting at world cups :p
     
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    You mean Joubert disallowing France the 2011 title? If I were one for conspiracy theories I'd tend to think that's the reason we've had issue with French refs ever since.
     
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    I mean the “other” Joubert World Cup incident, when he gave a dodgy call against Scotland in the QFs then running from the field of play.
     
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    Yeah but that hardly counts. Any on-pitch injustice is worth it for the sheer comedy value of all the Scots throwing their cabers out the pram

    Edit: I hope that wasn’t racist
     
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    We toss cabers, not throw them! :mad:
     
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    What's the protocol around announcing team line ups during a WC? Are they required to make them public 4/3/2 days before?

    I'll hold off on my prediction until those are out.

    Weather prediction at the moment is cloudy with brief rain. I'm honestly going back and forth in my head who this could favour. Maybe the Boks because their game plan tends to suit what's required in those conditions?
     
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    What you do in your own time in the privacy of your own home is up to you.

    Oh you said cabers... Ok then
     
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    New Zealand vs South Africa Rugby World Cup is the most viewable match in this 2019 tournament. Rugby Fans are waiting for the days to enjoy the mussel power. I'm also waiting guy's.

    Can we watch it free? Anybody can help?
     
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    Just hoping it doesn’t rain as much on Saturday lol
     
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    South Africa

    15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Jesse Kriel
     
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    Hell of a strong team for the Boks.

    So we now await the AB team announcement.
     
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