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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #330 on: October 09, 2011, 09:26 PM »
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Good games last night. Don't know how South Africa didn't win. The ball never got out of Australia's half all game. Think the All Blacks will smash Australia next weekend.

Probably just as well we lost as we probably would've got thrashed by Wales with they way they are playing. Still very disappointing having gone though. The misery fully hit me when I was on the plane back last night and I had nothing else to do as it was taking off, almost felt like tears! Think it was the realisation I wasn't going to be getting back on a plane next weekend for a semi final and also that it will be a while till I next see the family again.

Still glad I went. My Mum kept saying "you must regret spending all that money now," but you can't think like that. It was a World Cup quarter final with your team in it, probably the only chance you get to see that in your lifetime so you can't regret it just because they lost, that's just sport. Would still go again every time.

Anyway looking like a repeat of the 87 final with a comfortable NZ victory over France. Interesting it's the same 4 semi finalists from that tournament in NZ too (although it was NZ-Wales and France-Australia that time).
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #331 on: October 09, 2011, 09:29 PM »
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Had the 1st 3 kiwi coaches in the semi's this morning already yawn
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #332 on: October 14, 2011, 11:29 AM »
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Hmmm my Ashton top try scorer bet is still live but surely there's not much chance of it coming through is there?

He's on 6, tied with Clerc (they pay out for a tie), with Israel Dagg and Adam Ashley-Cooper on 5. Surely one of those 3 will get to 7 from 2 games won't they? Then again tries may be at a premium from here, and whoever is on the losing side may not play in the bronze final as they usually tend to play all the guys who haven't had much chance.....
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #333 on: October 14, 2011, 11:34 AM »
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Couple of other pieces of interesting trivia.

Only 1 of the 4 semi finalists (France) was in the semis last time! That's absolutely unbelievable for a sport in which upsets virtually never happen.

Also, in every World Cup so far, the defending champions have lost to the eventual winners. Only once has it not been in the knockout stage - in 1995 England knocked Australia out in the quarter final but South Africa (who went onto win) beat Australia in the group stage. This time around Australia have beaten the defending champions South Africa. Come on Australia on Sunday!
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #334 on: October 14, 2011, 09:21 PM »
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Really looking forward to the matches!! yay Come on Wales!!!!!!! Very Happy
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #335 on: October 15, 2011, 03:32 AM »
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Won't be watching - sleep and tennis a priority! - but best of luck Wales. clapping

Thousands to watch World Cup semi at Millennium Stadium

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15312965

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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #336 on: October 15, 2011, 07:24 AM »
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Cymri for ever! Come on!
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #337 on: October 15, 2011, 09:00 AM »
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Come on, Wales!

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What a stupid tackle by Wales. They were all over France and then gifted them probably the finals.
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #338 on: October 15, 2011, 09:50 AM »
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Was the Warbuton tackle a red card offence? My Kiwi commentators say not. cmon yeah Wales.

Excellent trivia Alex clap
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #339 on: October 15, 2011, 10:07 AM »
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Was the Warbuton tackle a red card offence? My Kiwi commentators say not. cmon yeah Wales.

Excellent trivia Alex clap

I'm with Wales in this one, but I would give a red card there too.
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #340 on: October 15, 2011, 11:01 AM »
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They say yellow at the least but they had the hindsight of video reply.

Very hard luck Wales - you fought to the very end hug
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #341 on: October 15, 2011, 11:24 AM »
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So disappointing 
Wales you are wonderful and with this gr8 young team, you'll be back stronger  toot
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #342 on: October 15, 2011, 12:18 PM »
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Gutted!! Ref made a horrible decision and France were able to just hold on because of it. Wales played their hearts out and did amazingly and based on perfomance SHOULD be on their way to the final. There is no way that was a red card offence and Roland should have the book thrown at him for that one! no
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #343 on: October 15, 2011, 12:44 PM »
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 Feel really really disappointed for Wales.  So close ... Frown
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Re: RWC 2011 « Reply #344 on: October 15, 2011, 01:25 PM »
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I don't know, it was a really ugly challenge, albeit wales had those two kicks at the end, should have scored.
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