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Official Rugby World Cup 2011 Thread

Oct. 9, 2011, 11:02 a.m.
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Argentina had great defence, AB's could never get them to commit, and couldn't find any holes. Pumas never had any attack in the second half, cant win a match with defence only.

A good Test for the All Blacks, They didn't cruise heading into the Semis, so they should play tough against the Wallabies.

All these injuries are getting out of hand, feels like watching the Canucks heading into the finals.

Oct. 11, 2011, 9:14 a.m.
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Fuck - Springboks should have had that…

Game was the 'Boks to lose, but you have to credit the Wallabies standing up at the try line … 147 tackles and only 13 missed missed tackles. I had to laugh watching the NFL on Sunday. The players jumping around and celebrating and high-fiveing after each and every single tackle on the ball carrier… LOL.

The Wallabies are going to be pretty beat up when they go up against the All Blacks. They are probably going to have to dig deep and grind down the All Blacks because they can't match the skill or speed of the Kiwis.

France/Wales is a tossup, depending on which French team shows up. I'm gonna predict an upset by Wales if French backs can't contain the Welsh.

Oct. 11, 2011, 9:59 a.m.
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lol look at all you manly man rugby fans

nestled down in your favorite brew pub with your mates

Oct. 11, 2011, 11:16 a.m.
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NFL players should study some of the rugby games to get a refresher on how to tackle.

Oct. 11, 2011, 11:25 a.m.
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NFL players should study some of the rugby games to get a refresher on how to tackle.

Apparently, many (most/all?) NFL players don't tackle full-on in practices because of fear of injuries. Seems ridiculous, like not running in practice because you're afraid of spraining or pulling something. But that is the official explanation/excuse given for the poor tackling in football …

Oct. 11, 2011, 12:14 p.m.
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Football linemen are huge, and linebackers are no slouches.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

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Oct. 11, 2011, 12:24 p.m.
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Football linemen are huge, and linebackers are no slouches.

Yeah, but can they handle the physical toll of playing more than 5 1/2 minutes a week?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html

Oct. 11, 2011, 12:31 p.m.
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Yeah, but can they handle the physical toll of playing more than 5 1/2 minutes a week?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575002852055561406.html

:lol:

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Oct. 16, 2011, 10:56 a.m.
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How bout that. NZ vs. France final.
France was lucky to make the Final, Wales should have had it. Good effort playing a man down for 60 mins.

which French team will show up? Will the same All Black team show up that played last night?

Score last night was way too flatering for the Wallabies, AB's missed 5 penalties, Australia had no drive in their offence, they came close to the All Blacks line a few times, and only came out with a drop goal.

Lets GO ALL BLACKS!

Oct. 17, 2011, 12:55 a.m.
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Wales really let themselves down with poor kicking.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

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- H.G. Wells

Oct. 23, 2011, 4:29 p.m.
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All Blacks were lucky to win the final vs. France. Weepu's kicking was off [HTML_REMOVED] they're lucky their defence held up against the frenchies. Looks like both teams definitely came to play [HTML_REMOVED] left it all on the field.

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