Rugby World Cup 2015

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  1. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    England currently playing Fiji as the home nation and no thread discussing this huge world class tournament?!

    Currently 18-8 in favour to England at half time.

    Any rugby fans on here?

    New Zealand favourites but a long way to go yet. :)
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Rugby is my #4 sport (behind tennis, AFL, and bowling)..

    haven't caught any of the matches yet, though the controversy over the "hakarena" is an absolute joke. The All Blacks should just channel that energy into a championship, turn to the stands, and perform a very passionate Kapa o Pango. ;)

    BL.
     
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    England win but plenty of improvement needed!

    35-11
     
  5. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    WOW! Japan upset South Africa! That has to be the greatest upset in rugby history!
     
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    Argentina gave the 'All Blacks' a scare today, but 'All Blacks' got the win.
     
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    I think it's great the Giants of the sport are being grounded. It puts the pressure on for later in the tournament. The win by Japan has left many speechless I think.
     
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    The Japan game was something else. As the the game finished I quite literally ended up paddling in spilt tea.

    What was so impressive was the ambition - they could have easily have settled for a draw (which would have been massive in itself.) Instead they decided to go for it... Wow... (That was the point I should have moved the mug out of arm reach...)
     
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    The 'All Blacks' get a win against Namibia, 58-14. A easy win for them.
     
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    Currently in Auckland right now, don't give two ***** about rugby, but NZ is such an awesome place so go All Blacks!
     
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    Argentina got a nice win over Georgia, scoring 54-9.
     
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    Wales looking a lot stronger than expected! Come on England, wake up and deliver!!
     
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    Wales wins! That will get the English fans talking! 28-25
     
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    The Springboks got an easy win after they're stunning lose to Japan. They beat Samoa 46-6.
     
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    Australia cruises to a win over Uruguay 65 to 3.
     
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    So England Australia. Any predictions? England looked talented against Wales but had nothing for Welsh spirit. I'm thinking England may not make it out of the Pool.
     
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    Wallabies all over the barmy army.

    BL.
     
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    England can beat Australia, providing there's no crazy decisions on the pitch. Any one of the top 3 in that group not qualifying will be a big upset. Not sure I can call which of the three will be going home early.

    I'm more nervous about Scotland facing the Boks. We can't afford to mess around in the first half before waking up and as for Ford not hooking and leaving the ball in the middle of a static scrum... Think the Boks will make us pay dearly.
     
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    Good luck against the Boks, they will be looking to prove a point after their defeat by Japan. Will be a hard match.
     
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    Scotland vs Samoa was exciting match, 36 to 33, Scotland wins!

    England should win easily against Uruguay.
     
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    A nice ending win for England after a disappointing tournament. I suppose i'll have to support Wales now.
     
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    Australia got past Wales 15-6 and faces Scotland.
     
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    Awesome match between The All Blacks and France last night. They have to be going all the way with a performance like that! I have never seen France ripped apart like that on the rugby pitch.
     
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    Saw the demolition (nay, slaughter) of France (by New Zealand) last night.

    And now, most unfortunately, Ireland are getting a severe pummelling from the Pumas (Argentina).

    Hm. Sorry lesson to be be learned: The Old World is not really at the races in World Cup Rugby…….
     
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    Watching Ireland playing the Pumas is that ghastly mix of excruciating pain interspersed with brief bursts of painful pleasure. The New World is better, though. Unfortunately.

    Once Ireland lose (as I imagine they will) only Scotland will be left (against the excellent Australia) to try to salvage some Old World Pride in this Rugby World Cup.
     

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