Wales vs Japan

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by mikey2k7, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. mikey2k7

    mikey2k7 Guest

    Due to injures it looks like changes will be made but what side would you like to see play

    Mine would be

    15 Kevin Morgan , 14 Mark Jones, 13 Tom Shanklin, 12 James Hook , 11 Shane Williams, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Dwayne Peel, 8 Alex Popham, 7 Martyn Williams, 6 Colin Charvis, 5 Alun-Wyn Jones, 4 Ian Gough, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins

    Basically the side of the second half
     
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  3. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    I would start Dafydd James on the wing as Mark Jones has done nothing for a few games (bar his tackling). Ian Evans is expected to play against Japan. I would go for;

    15) Kevin Morgan
    14) Dafydd James
    13) Tom Shanklin
    12) James Hook
    11) Shane Williams
    10) Stephen Jones
    9) Mike Phillips

    1) Gethin Jenkins
    2) Matthew Rees
    3) Chris Horsman
    4) Alun Wyn Jones
    5) Ian Evans
    6) Colin Charvis
    7) Martin Williams
    8) Alix Popham
     
  4. Fozastuta

    Fozastuta Guest

    Anyone going to the said game? Travelling to the game from Holywell, still got some spends left from Nantes, so hoping for a jolly up.
     
  5. ill be there, aint missed a home game in years!! :D
     
  6. RC

    RC Guest

    Yeah, i'll be hitting this match.

    Should be a good one.
    We like running, and so do the Japs. Should be a quick game and i envisage them getting a few tries against us, but ultimately we'll have too much class for them.

    Should be highly entertaining.
     
  7. Ihsaan

    Ihsaan Guest

    Wales should really be able to beat Japan, and some.

    My Rugby knowledge sucks: When Jones and Hook are both on the pitch, who takes kicks?
     
  8. RC

    RC Guest

    It all depends really.
    But traditionally, Gareth Jenkins has been choosing Jones as his first choice kicker - although hook is one helluva good alternative.
     
  9. Ihsaan

    Ihsaan Guest

    Okay, thanks for the info. Here's the two teams for people who don't already know:

    Again, I'm backing Wales as most would.
     
  10. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    It's very hard to see a Japanese win here, but I expect them to cause a few headaches in the first half, then Wales to open the floodgates in the 2nd half.



    I would consider it a win for Japan if they can keep the score below 20points.
     
  11. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    Apart from a few changes, I would of prefered to see this side played Australia.

    I'd expect Japan will give us a give us a close game in the first 20mins, then Wales will blitz them...hopefully.
     
  12. this game will be an obliteration, wales will have way way too much quality and should win by around the 80/90 point mark.
     
  13. RC

    RC Guest

    We're not an 80/90 points scoring team.

    We'll win but by about 20-30 points and Japan will have a nice handfull of points as well thanks to our inept defence at times.
     
  14. time was we use to score tries for fun!!

    if we only beat japan by 20/30 points then we shouldnt even bother turning up at the qf
     
  15. Fozastuta

    Fozastuta Guest


    Wales cant keep a score down i agree. Jenkins has this great system :wall: where we alow massive gains to be made by the opposition, yet we will play a game which involves going backwards, eventually kicking to the oppo full back. The man is a clown, who talks a lot of rubbish.

    Wales to win 40 - 15, an uninspiring first half where Jenkins stubborn tactics fail again, we'll come out 2nd half, after realising the dole is waiting for him, and play some rugby. :D
     
  16. Javier_1964

    Javier_1964 Guest


    Wales cant keep a score down i agree. Jenkins has this great system :wall: where we alow massive gains to be made by the opposition, yet we will play a game which involves going backwards, eventually kicking to the oppo full back. The man is a clown, who talks a lot of rubbish.

    Wales to win 40 - 15, an uninspiring first half where Jenkins stubborn tactics fail again, we'll come out 2nd half, after realising the dole is waiting for him, and play some rugby. :D [/b][/quote]


    For me

    Wales 66

    Japan 6
     
  17. yusef_2004

    yusef_2004 Guest


    Wales cant keep a score down i agree. Jenkins has this great system :wall: where we alow massive gains to be made by the opposition, yet we will play a game which involves going backwards, eventually kicking to the oppo full back. The man is a clown, who talks a lot of rubbish.

    Wales to win 40 - 15, an uninspiring first half where Jenkins stubborn tactics fail again, we'll come out 2nd half, after realising the dole is waiting for him, and play some rugby. :D [/b][/quote]


    For me

    Wales 66

    Japan 6
    [/b][/quote]

    For this Match

    Japan win 14-7
     
  18. RC

    RC Guest

    So a bunch of the Japs called into my shop today and had a browse around. It has to be said, we should smash these easterners. The forwards are big...but not that big in comparison to some of the pros that have walked into my shop.
    But the backs! Holy **** these guys are tiny. At least three guys walked in and i stood a good 3 inches taller than them...and i'm 5'9"!!!
    We should be smashing some of these boys around teh park.
     
  19. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest



    Did you see the expat-Japs...especially the guy who's been named to play fullback for them. He's a big unit, and originally from Tonga, that's not a surprise.



    Wales by 15.
     
  20. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    You make it sound like you've got some kind of disease when you say "bunch of the Japs"! :lol:

    I think even Shane Williams would be able to do a Jonah Lomu on some of these poor Japanese backs. The sight of George Gregan getting to play the role of a massive South Sea Giant and run over Japanese people in the process two weeks ago was comical and yet sad as well so we'll get to see some more disjointed fun tomorrow! :bana:

    Wales to win. Margin....probably big. Probably.
     
  21. RugbyChump

    RugbyChump Guest

    Well that depends on the opposition we face. The last time we played Japan we scored 98 and they scored nothing. Of course we were in much better form then but it's still possible. We should at least be looking at a 50 point victory. Judging by past fixtures it would not be arrogant nor unreasonable to suggest we should win by at least 50/60 points. However this Japan is probably the strongest and I expect them to pose more of a problem this time around. There's a Kiwi born forward of theirs who looks like he might be a bit of a nuisance. They also ran the ball nicely against Australia and Fiji. Remember Fiji are hard cases and that was a fairly tight game. They're good at shipping the ball wide and running at speed. This will be a good fitness test although to be fair, the one thing the Welsh management have seemed to got right is the fitness levels.

    It's good that Mike Phillips is start for Wales, as Eddie Butler did suggest that using him for his physicalness helps the forward based play the present coaching seem so fond of. Then in the second half Dwayne Peel can come on and widen the game a little. Japan aren't a physical side but they may be tougher up front than before. Also it isn't a bad habit to get into if it benefits the style of gameplay Jenkins wants.
     
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