[RWC2019][Pool B] Round 4 - New Zealand vs. Italy (12/10/2019) *MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER*

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  1. TRF_Olyy

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    Don't the All Blacks have the record of having won every RWC group game they've ever played?
     
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    Is this officially recorded as a draw?
     
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    Haha they didn't actually play, of course it won't
     
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    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.
     
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    Not any more. A no result has become part of that record.
     
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    you have more sense in the common sense of WR than I
     
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    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.

    :)
     
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    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.
     
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    At least the props will have got their airmiles. Fitting that the the COS era (hopefully) ends on a washout.
     
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    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 :D.

    I know a non issue as the games off and likely wouldnt have happened anyway but still the thought amused me :)
     
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    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
     
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    Italy couldnt finish above SA
     
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    Your right i was looking at the table and didnt realise they already added the points on.....night shift last night...very tired :confused:
     
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    Fair play to Italy nilling the All Blacks - not many sides (any sides?) can say that
     
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    The AB's second draw for the year...
     
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