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    A moral sort of victory for the Aussies indeed. In fact, only on the last 5 minutes when some closest to us started removing their jackets and revealing they're wearing the Wallabies uniforms. But rugby is the winner on the day as they say and I'll add that the Welly wind/rain is also a great leveler
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    The AB selectors continue to make the same mistake of not selecting the best player in each position, especially in the backline. Jordie Barrett is not the best, or even 2nd or 3rd best winger. He is however the best fullback. Likewise the 2 playmaker theory means that you are compromising elsewhere.

    The only 2 backs who were chosen in the right position were Smith and Mo'unga [only once Beaudan Barrett was out injured]. The best 2nd 5 is Lienent-Brown [not centre]. The best centre is Goodhue [not 2nd 5]. The best wingers are Clarke and either Bridge or Ioane. If he is fit B Barrett is the best 1st 5.

    Let them play their specialist positions. The swirling wind didn't help, but each position has its own skill set and let the best players play to their best skills.

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    I agree zacman, it is a shame that we have an abundant of good players in some positions, but I still believe in the main best player in each position

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    A moral sort of victory for the Aussies indeed. In fact, only on the last 5 minutes when some closest to us started removing their jackets and revealing they're wearing the Wallabies uniforms. But rugby is the winner on the day as they say and I'll add that the Welly wind/rain is also a great leveler
    A mini epic game for rugby!
    What do you mean mini epic game...
    That game was the greatest stoppage time after the bell in rugby history...
    Mini epic ... paaallleaseeee....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    A moral sort of victory for the Aussies indeed. In fact, only on the last 5 minutes when some closest to us started removing their jackets and revealing they're wearing the Wallabies uniforms. But rugby is the winner on the day as they say and I'll add that the Welly wind/rain is also a great leveler
    A mini epic game for rugby!
    Mini epic LOL

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    The second Bledisloe cup game was fantastic huh! Not only did we win convincingly but the Aussies played well and were a genuine challenge despite the score. There was some good free-flowing rugby, and we discovered a new star. Looking forward to some more All Black Games. (Sky Sport over the internet)
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    Yes Aus were as close as they could get to scoring two tries. looking forward to some more tight more even lessons sided battles.Will Caleb Clarke match his feats in this game again, dont know.

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    That guy who sang Advance Australia Fair was awesome .....what a rendition of their anthem.

    Should have had him in the team as well because most of the players were pretty ordinary.
    “What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    That guy who sang Advance Australia Fair was awesome .....what a rendition of their anthem.

    Should have had him in the team as well because most of the players were pretty ordinary.
    Going at twice the speed of the backing .......

    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/bledislo...224604603.html

    Scroll down to second screen - takes a minute or so to load.
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    Hope Foster doesn’t hang around for too long as AB coach

    Mind I’m biased and thought he shouldn’t have the job in first place

    Wish he wouldn’t make so many player and positional changes

    At least we’ll thrash Argentina next week and he’ll be the greatest coach ever.
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    Never know sometimes w69 when you tongue is firmly in your cheek
    The game was a dead rubber to a degree and so changes and combinations were tried, Coaches been doing it for years. Though I think they should have the best available team on the field for every game, but now with no "mid week" games hard to try out new guys/combinations.
    I knew it was never going to be a walk over like last week. This has happened many times before - usually with the wallabies. No need to panic. if my memory serves me correctly, last year or year before was something similar

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    We can’t decide on a settled mid field combo.

    This guy nailed it ..when we had Little/Bunce and Nonu/Smith combo the ABs were almost unbeatable

    I’m sure we have the midfield talent ...just pick 2 and stick with them.

    https://nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/ar...ectid=12376503
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    So Foster’s win record as AB coach now 40%

    Pumas were fantastic ...so committed and desiring that win ....well done.

    At least the privileged All Blacks will be home for Christmas
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    No my name isn’t Gregor

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/gre...CBQBEKKFAPYUQ/


    They are the hot heads of the world game – easy to rile up as if they collectively suffer from fragile egos that can't cope with the mildest provocation.

    The best All Blacks teams have been able to absorb the most severe assaults – ears being bitten, testicles ripped open, spear tackles and eye gouging without so much as yelp.

    But in recent weeks Australia have shown that it only takes a few unkind words, a bit of lingering after the tackle and some All Black or other will take it as an invitation to show their masculinity.
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    Hey winner (not Gregor), shame the AB’s don’t play to your name. This has probably been thrashed around already but I’m not convinced Foster was the best person for the job. I would have selected Robertson as coach. I don’t mind losing the odd game but this was not good at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferg View Post
    Hey winner (not Gregor), shame the AB’s don’t play to your name. This has probably been thrashed around already but I’m not convinced Foster was the best person for the job.

    All together now:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferg View Post
    Hey winner (not Gregor), shame the AB’s don’t play to your name. This has probably been thrashed around already but I’m not convinced Foster was the best person for the job. I would have selected Robertson as coach. I don’t mind losing the odd game but this was not good at all.
    ..and Cane has had a miserable year as a skipper ...carried over his Chiefs form to the ABs eh

    Time for a revolution
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    ..and Cane has had a miserable year as a skipper
    Yeah that was a bit of a premature announcement. Sure Sam Cane is a hard man and all that (wow, broken neck and he keeps playing?!? No-one would have batted an eye if he retired then) but IMO they were too quick off the mark to announce the captaincy in light of the lack of rugby. Interesting take from Taine Randall that he wasn't ready to be captain when he was appointed, but IMO there were people undermining him which didn't help (not saying that about Cane....yet).

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