[RWC2019][Pool B] Round 3 - Australia vs. Uruguay (05/10/2019)

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  1. Goodey

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    Uruguay have made a very decent account of themselves, haven’t they? Hard not to warm to them.

    Remember that their previous generation would get beaten by 120 points at world cups.
     
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    Been hugely impressed by them. Really hope that what with their players being in the MLR the progress will continue.
     
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    More importantly, it's 12:30am here and that try just provided me with enough adrenaline to stay up for the next game!
     
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    What about the one after that? Could be a belter!
     
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    You'll be able to tell by the level a gibberish I'm spewing at the end of that match thread. Although I love to wind up the English so I may be banned by half time.

    The missus is working tomorrow so I can get away with morning beers so the world is my oyster this weekend.
     
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    Oh well. Wins a win. AAC looked surprisingly nimble on the wing for a retiree.
     
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    Yup, and we still gotta play Fiji... who looked frightening during the second half against Georgia. You never know how this group will pan out.
     
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    Its 3am.
    It wasn't worth it.
     
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    Whats the deal with Australia and their tackling? Why can they not tackle legally?
     
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    Probably stems from their love of league where the trade marked ‘big hits’ are considered illegal in Union.
     
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    Yes but its not league and the are professional union players so its not an excuse. I like Australia so this isnt a bag on them....it just seems silly that they cant grasp the laws and adapt to them.
     
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    I genuinely think it's because Chieka and his team react to every penalty against Australia like one eyed fans rather than coaches.

    If you see his reactions during a game he reacts to every penalty like it's a bad decision. Whether it is or not is irrelevant to him, almost like he really doesn't know the rules. He's like that guy in the pub who watches two games a year yelling 'he's offside!' at every ruck.

    That kind of one eyed ref blaming is ingrained into the culture of this Australian team, and they are getting left behind.
     
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    Obvs but when you have a culture bred into the kids from nappies, as well as a lot of cross-over athletes... it can be hard(er) to make the change than countries where there is no league or more clearly defined borders.
     
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    This is me, only I watch far too many games. :(
     
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    Why did Uruguay play in the alternate kits despite there was no colour clash?
     
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