Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2019' started by TRF_heineken, Oct 6, 2019.
Don't the All Blacks have the record of having won every RWC group game they've ever played?
Is this officially recorded as a draw?
Haha they didn't actually play, of course it won't
Yup - surely this is a no contest rather than a draw. I get that for points or whatever they’ll treat it that way, but surely for both nations test records you don’t get a draw for not having even taken the field.
Not any more. A no result has become part of that record.
What we gonna do Saturday? i guess stay indoors mate
you have more sense in the common sense of WR than I
That won't change as they won't have played this game, it is equally true to say that they have never lost a pool game at an RWC.
so New Zealand used their top team once, 5 weeks before the quarterfinal
England used their top team or something somewhat close a few times, and somewhat recently, though never got tested due to Argentina getting a red card.
france got tested a few times, but still will be a bit undercooked.
Japan would just get a rest after playing their top team 3 times, so pretty good for them.
as for the teams not affected,
wales had a few tough games and have a little rest. Pretty good prep there.
Ireland have been tested heaps and will get a good warmup against Samoa. You could say they are overcooked, but certainly in a better position than their quarterfinal opposition.
South Africa undercooked having faced a heavily carded Italy and otherwise only being tested in week one.
Australia not too badly off though it would have been a while since they were tested.
I made a discussion thread about the typhoon so that we don't digress too much on the match threads, even though they are linked to each other:
At least the props will have got their airmiles. Fitting that the the COS era (hopefully) ends on a washout.
I never realised italy could acctually go through if they won, imagine NZ threw the game and knocked SA out the WC. Japan vs italy QF .
I know a non issue as the games off and likely wouldnt have happened anyway but still the thought amused me
Given the points differences, there was no way that South Africa could not qualify.
It was either the All Blacks or Italy for the final spot
Italy couldnt finish above SA
Your right i was looking at the table and didnt realise they already added the points on.....night shift last night...very tired
This is officially classed as a draw and therefore is Italy's best ever result against the All Blacks, haha
Hahaha wtf is going on how can they seriously put that on the ABs record?!
Fair play to Italy nilling the All Blacks - not many sides (any sides?) can say that
The AB's second draw for the year...
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