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  Reply # 1846273 14-Aug-2017 11:34
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Problem, I have with streaming a game, is will they support the hardware I am using, will it be fast/reliable enough etc?

 

Sky is expensive, but it's damn reliable, and once it's recorded, regardless of the state of my computer system, I can watch it. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1849054 20-Aug-2017 08:39
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Sublime 50 minutes of rugby, followed by a ridiculous 30 minutes.
Smith x 2, McKenzie, Crotty, Rettallick, Squire and Williams had great games. When the score was better than a point a minutes early in the second half I wondered what the end result was going to look like. It ended up being quite a bit different from what I expected.
I wonder about Reid's captaincy skills though. An outstanding player who leads by example, but needed to take control of his team when things started to get loose. There will no doubt be plenty of debrief points about the final quarter at this week's training. A record score would have probably destroyed Australian rugby for the foreseeable future.
All of the AB coaches selections were proven justified last night.




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  Reply # 1849061 20-Aug-2017 09:24
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I am glad you said that, I was really torn. The last 30 minutes of Rugby I was tearing my hair out wondering what in the name of hell was going on. 

 

To be fair Folou's try should 100% not have been allowed. The try by Barrett in the second hand was probably more fairly adjudicated though I felt Barrett did get there a fraction faster. Reffing was exceptionally poor at times though. 

 

 

 

The AB's defensive effort first half was amazing but looked every bit as bad as the Wallabies in the second at times. Some of the softest I've seen them concede in 10 years.

 

 

 

I am not sure what to make of Reads Captaincy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1849065 20-Aug-2017 09:30
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I fell asleep when they scored their 3rd try. Foregone conclusion. Zzzzz. (Was watching in bedroom)




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  Reply # 1849197 20-Aug-2017 13:46
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RIP Sir Colins "Pinetree" Meads. 

 

A giant of a man in every sense of the word. Put up an amazing fight right till the end. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1851909 24-Aug-2017 13:30
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Well CHCH will be getting a nice new stadium! Awesome news! Nice to see Crotts made the starting line up after his bang in the ribs last week.

 

I'll be very surprised if we see another 24 points leaked this week.


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  Reply # 1853097 26-Aug-2017 22:03
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After last week's game tonight's effort by the Wallabies has restored my respect for them.
Right from McKenzie's ridiculous cutout pass that was intercepted by Folau, this game was going to be different.
I still question Read's captaincy. Foregoing kickable penalties again and again. Luckily one of the eventually led to a try. What is it about Rettallick scoring disallowed tries? On Retallick, he was walking a fine line of tough play becoming foul play. I believe the Aussies know how to get under his skin.
I watched the game in Australia amongst a bunch of Aussies. Very interesting dynamic.

Edit; Great watching the after match analysis from over here though.




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  Reply # 1853101 26-Aug-2017 22:33
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I thought Reads captaincy was much better tonight. I am not sure I agree at the 3 points, you might be right. 

 

Disgraceful defence by us in places. Truly awful. We don't look as fit as we have either. SBW had a shocker, McKenzie exposed under pressure multiple times, defensively average at best but decision making was flawed. Running into 3 forwards from Australia, brain dead, what did he think would happen. He bravery is going to be a problem at some point. 

 

Australia played much better, but we let them play better. Defensively the line was better from them. 

 

We need to be a lot better than that, but boy it was entertainment. 

 

One thing. There is a shot after the game where you have all the Wallabies (Yes I'll show them the respect they don't afford us even tonight, by calling them by the Moniker the world has known them as for 50+ years) looking pretty unphased, and move across to Will Genia to all intents, a previous generation player, looking *desolate* in defeat. This is something that worries me and for quite a while. The Aussies aren't that worried about losing. 

 

 

 

Having said all that, the AB's did show outstanding composure and heart to win.

 

 


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  Reply # 1853108 26-Aug-2017 23:42
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It was an exceptionally entertaining game. The difference Coles makes is incredible in both the scrum and the lineout. He is just so accurate and consistent that you don't realise how good he is at the set pieces. Taylor is ok in the lineout but Coles has such a good combination that we go from very good to winning all our own ball. Paula, Coles and Moody were the key to us winning the game by destroying the Australian scrum. That is why Read had the conference to keep pushing on the Australian line, even if we knocked the ball on we had a 50:50 chance of winning it back.

The thing I really liked was the way the forwards took over and just physically manhandled Australia. They didn't get too fancy under pressure which is a winning formula.

Mackenzie is early in his career and isn't being asked to play a true 15 game so give him some time. He's showing more than enough potential and his speed and evasion has translated to test level. I believe they want him to fill the role that Barrett did in 2015, a shock weapon off the bench who can cover 10 or play 15 with extreme pace.

Ioane looks exceptional -every game he looks more and more dangerous and his work rate is improving. He and Squire have both really proven they can play at this level, if they can hold their form through to the end of the year they'll have shown enough to be bankers for 2019.

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  Reply # 1853136 27-Aug-2017 01:52
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Some reporter asked during the press conference for Australia, if the Wallabies losing last night was a result of Australia's slow NBN vs NZ's fast UFB.....




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  Reply # 1853137 27-Aug-2017 01:53
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Dingbatt: After last week's game tonight's effort by the Wallabies has restored my respect for them.
Right from McKenzie's ridiculous cutout pass that was intercepted by Folau, this game was going to be different.
I still question Read's captaincy. Foregoing kickable penalties again and again. Luckily one of the eventually led to a try. What is it about Rettallick scoring disallowed tries? On Retallick, he was walking a fine line of tough play becoming foul play. I believe the Aussies know how to get under his skin.
I watched the game in Australia amongst a bunch of Aussies. Very interesting dynamic.

Edit; Great watching the after match analysis from over here though.


What did you think of the virtual graphics?




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  Reply # 1853184 27-Aug-2017 09:49
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sonyxperiageek:
Dingbatt: After last week's game tonight's effort by the Wallabies has restored my respect for them.
Right from McKenzie's ridiculous cutout pass that was intercepted by Folau, this game was going to be different.
I still question Read's captaincy. Foregoing kickable penalties again and again. Luckily one of the eventually led to a try. What is it about Rettallick scoring disallowed tries? On Retallick, he was walking a fine line of tough play becoming foul play. I believe the Aussies know how to get under his skin.
I watched the game in Australia amongst a bunch of Aussies. Very interesting dynamic.

Edit; Great watching the after match analysis from over here though.


What did you think of the virtual graphics?


Was watching Fox Sports. Don't recall anything special. If I was watching on my own I would have turned the sound down because the commentary was nothing short of painful. The look on Will Genia's face in the past match, probably not seen in NZ, showed he was close to tears. John Eales told it like it was in the studio without too much of the 'gallant losers' palava.

Forward dominance won the test in the end.




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  Reply # 1853199 27-Aug-2017 10:18
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sonyxperiageek: Some reporter asked during the press conference for Australia, if the Wallabies losing last night was a result of Australia's slow NBN vs NZ's fast UFB.....

 

To be honest, at least in Michael Chieka's eye it could be. That guy is such a whiney little baby. His tantrums in the coaches box were very poor. The ref didn't get it right all the time, but some went the way of the Wallabies and some the way of the AB's. 

 

Had Bernard Foley been on song with his boot, they would probably have won.

 

 


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Black Ferns done pretty damn good this morning too.








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  Reply # 1853202 27-Aug-2017 10:26
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Warmest congratulations to the Women of the Black Ferns doing a most fantastic job in winning the Womens Rugby World Cup, under some challenging turn arounds. Showed a lot of Mana in their fight back against England. 

 

Feeling they need better from NZRU and World Rugby going forward. 

 

Disappointing to see the size of their cup, my Coffee cup is as big as that and I didn't beat 8 teams to win a Global event.


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