The Commonwealth Games

Discussion in 'IRB Sevens, World Cup & Premiership 7s' started by getofmeland, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Right with the Commonwealth Games about to start next week in Melbourne....

    The Pools are as Follows

    Pool A:
    New Zealand
    Kenya
    Wales
    Nambia

    Pool B:
    Fiji
    Scotland
    Canada
    Zambia

    Pool C:
    England
    Australia
    Cook Island
    Sri Lanka

    Pool D:
    South Africa
    Samoa
    Tonga
    Uganda

    To View the whole Schedule via PDF Click here

    With one gold medal on offer, 16 teams will compete at Telstra Dome in Docklands over two fast-paced days of competition based on the rules of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and with a format similar to that of all Rugby 7s World Series events.

    A total of 42 games will be played, as teams will compete in four pools in a round-robin format. Performance within the pools will determine each team's progression through to the final rounds.
     
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  3. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    is this being shown in the uk?

    my moneys on australlia
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It'll be on BBC, how much they show live is another thing, should be on their webstream so you shouldn't miss much then.
     
  5. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Australia even

    I dunno ,looks like a great team on paper but not alot of recent 7's experience.

    I think England proved in the US that great defence can win tournaments...... so if you look at the Aussie players chosen you notice they all have great defence plus alot of guys that are hard to tackle............... oh...and the master....GITEAU.

    Its gonna come down to England,Australia,NZ,SA and Fiji..... any of these can win it..... i have no idea.
     
  6. tafkag

    tafkag Guest

    I've got my ticket, I will be watching all 4 quarter finals, cant wait :D
     
  7. Fiji for sure. New Zealand isn't on a very good run of form. England could win but Fiji I think is more determined.
     
  8. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    wales were unlucky - they played ok when they had the ball - id be shocked if they didnt reach the qf.
     
  9. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Wales weren't unlucky. They only had a couple of opportunities, and they took them. they were just outplayed.
     
  10. fiji look very strong but real silly and they mucked around alot..if they continue with that attitude of 'playing around'..one teams gonna knock em outta the tournament all together...

    when they did play to they strengths they seemed unstoppable...

    new zealand look alright but the team doesnt look as balanced...they have more solid stronger players than any real speedsters barring soseni anesi..

    im still thinkin either england or fiji to win this thing
     
  11. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    The only game they've shown is a bit of the Wales NZ match......... this sux

    its all swimming heats

    btw Anesi looked pretty ****..... i thought he'd be alot better.
     
  12. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    He looked like he was trying to play a 15's game most of the time. He will get better soon enough though.

    Aye chiro, you're right. Goldilocks looks like the only guy with any pace aside from Anesi....
     
  13. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yeah evey time i see goldilocks play he's awesome..

    do you guys get all the 7's games

    If they dont start showing the 7s soon i'm gonna have to fork out the $65 for the FOX ppv coverage (********)
     
  14. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Half time in Australias first match 31-0 against Sri Lanka

    Tuqiri's putting the stamp on a few of these Lankans
     
  15. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Australia won there first game 73-0..... the Sri Lankans were scared to even run the ball at them once they got hit a few times.

    Its hard to tell how good they are yet........ i think they might not have enough pace for England........ all our players are pretty big..... but they have good defence.

    Should be a good game tonight against England.
     
  16. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    If New Zealand win I'll fly to Melbourne and kick the Queen in the teeth.
     
  17. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Tonga beat SA 29-16 :eek: ........... big upset there
     
  18. woooo...go tonga!
     
  19. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    canada beat scotland 10-7... yeah!!!!!
     
  20. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest

    well they're just getting used to the field and just settling...thats how they always do it..when they make it to the semi's or the final, they'll have the same attitude..more of a relaxed attitude...until sum1 see's a gap..

    hey we created the "only one touch" game
    :D
     
  21. Wally

    Wally Guest

     
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