Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2019' started by TRF_heineken, Oct 6, 2019.
Venue: City of Toyota Stadium
Time: 06:45 CAT (SA, GMT+2)
Make it stop! Italy to resolve prop issue by playing Campagnaro and Hayward at 1 & 3.
I may have only one more match of intense bitterness before reverting to the baseless optimism that comes with a new coaching appointment. Optimism, denial, disappointment, alarm, incredulity then rage. The 6 steps of an Italian rugby fan.
Hopefully Steve doesn't have to do this at half time again
Have a feeling Hansen will field the strongest 23 before the quarters.
agreed, maybe a forward heavy bench so Brodie can get another 30mins?
You already posted that in the Namibian thread, got anything else to add?
Strongest XI expected - Retallick to get maybe just 40 minutes again, they might try push it out to 50/55.
I just want to see the pod system in use again and gelling more. Don't care how many points we put on them, just as long as the new system continues to click, getting the ball out to the wings and Mo'Unga and B.Barrett continuing to play well.
No injuries either is very important, expecting the Italians want to go out with a "bang", so I'm expecting them to be physical.
I know Hansen experimented by playing with 14 for 10 mins against Tonga, but going with 11 for a whole game against Italy might be a bit much....
British Irish Lions
I am all for the AB playing with 11 men for the rest of the tournament.
Haha! Whoops, watching too much soccer lately.
For those in this thread to see, that haven't/don't visit the other thread
How thoughtful of you
Thank you, I try to be considerate of others *eye roll*
Looks like topping this group will lead to a harder road to the final.
So NZ will have to get through likely Ireland, then England in order to make it to the final
South Africa likely will get Japan then Wales.
I'm going to put money on a South Africa vs England final like in 2007.
what is with the irish attacking everything ABs ?
Former Irish international Neil Francis should step up and become a ref
One of those is an anti-rugby silver spooned hipster who lives in Rio de Janeiro, the other is a troll. Hardly representative.
yes my bad
Either way starting or bench, Brodie does need all the game time and match fitness right now before the quarters.
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