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rommel
01 Jul 17 07:54
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Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:25 AM BST
they need to be cute here now..the Lions
don't want to win by too much in the 2nd half
o'wise they'll go up too much in the h'cap for the 3rd test
Report wit-ham July 1, 2017 9:26 AM BST
And if not the piss will be taken all week you cant beat us with an extra man
Report curious-cat July 1, 2017 9:26 AM BST
what made the shoulder charge to the head worse was that Watson was already held.
Report curious-cat July 1, 2017 9:28 AM BST
60% possession and territory for the Lions.
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:34 AM BST
if the Lions, the best of Northern hemisphere rugby, can't beat the All Blacks over 50 minutes with 14 men, they might as well just give up and go home
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:35 AM BST
just got a nasty feeling they well may NOT win this
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 9:37 AM BST
I'd like to see Webb on for the last 20.
Report dibdob July 1, 2017 9:38 AM BST
Lions will pull ahead in the next 20mins by 10-14 point and survive a few late scares to win by 5+ points
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:38 AM BST
Lions need to get the ball in the forwards and hammer that pick and drive until the ABs collapse from cramp

but yeah, I can see them bottling this big time
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:39 AM BST

Jul 1, 2017 -- 3:35AM, johnnythebull wrote:


just got a nasty feeling they well may NOT win this


Indeed.  The gulf in class for 65 mins of the 1st test would suggest that a Lions +1 man would just about be fair.

Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:39 AM BST
That helps
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:39 AM BST
let me have a smoke of that pipe of urs dibdobGrin
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:40 AM BST
all thats keeping Lions in the game so far is Barretts dodgy shaped kicking boots
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:41 AM BST
Lions going backwards in mauls and drives against 7 forwards, this is embarrassing
Report hfink July 1, 2017 9:43 AM BST
Needless penalties ffs.
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:44 AM BST
par for the course all tour
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:45 AM BST
Dagg MOM imo, need to stop kicking to him ffs
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:45 AM BST
Was there not an obstruction there?
Report dlarssonf July 1, 2017 9:46 AM BST
Lions getting battered the longer the game goes at the moment
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:47 AM BST
Itoje needs to come off before he gets sent off
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 9:49 AM BST
That is unbelievable bad discipline
Report dlarssonf July 1, 2017 9:49 AM BST
ridiculous from the lions , really is , Gatland should be sent packing too the man is a clown
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:51 AM BST
they will be regarded as total p ussies in NZ
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:51 AM BST
Lions have hardly touched the ball in this half
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:51 AM BST
anaemic display
Report hfink July 1, 2017 9:51 AM BST
Great stuff isn't it. NZ down to 14 men so let's give them a big help by giving lots of penalties away and generally playing rubbish. Have the Lions got a bet on the AB or something?
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:52 AM BST
Stupid clean-out there too
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:54 AM BST
TMO wants rred
Report dlarssonf July 1, 2017 9:54 AM BST
really really disgraceful performance at the moment
Report hfink July 1, 2017 9:55 AM BST
He seemed determined to get himself sent off, ridiculous. Like the comms said, all they needed to win this match was discipline. Brainless stuff at the moment.
Report dibdob July 1, 2017 9:55 AM BST
Lions will pull ahead in the next 20mins by 10-14 point and survive a few late scares to win by 5+ points

johnnythebull • July 1, 2017 9:39 AM BST
let me have a smoke of that pipe of urs dibdob


I meant the allbacks pulling ahead obviously Cool
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:55 AM BST
unbelievable low IQ stupidity from the Lions, wtf is going on?
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:55 AM BST
don't think either of these sides can hold a candle to some of the previous ones
Report hfink July 1, 2017 9:57 AM BST
If Barrett had kicked all his pens they'd be out of site by now
Report hfink July 1, 2017 9:57 AM BST
*sight
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:58 AM BST
well..fair play to the ABs..dug in & basically shown up this Lions team as poor
Report subversion July 1, 2017 9:58 AM BST
ABs havent really done anything, just kept the ball and waited for the Lions to give them penalties
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:58 AM BST
Which they've been only too happy to do
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 9:59 AM BST
to think they touched 2.60
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 9:59 AM BST
Good TRY
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 10:00 AM BST
Get in. Comon boys.
Report hfink July 1, 2017 10:00 AM BST
That's more like it
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:00 AM BST
too little too late or start of the tide turning?
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 10:00 AM BST
I thought he'd missed his chance, TBH
Report subversion July 1, 2017 10:01 AM BST
ABs finally starting to look heavy legged
Report dibdob July 1, 2017 10:01 AM BST
Completely against the run of play
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:02 AM BST
ironic really..scoring when it's 14 on 14..sh1te conv attempt
Report subversion July 1, 2017 10:03 AM BST
first Lions attack of the half, thats all they needed to do, keep the ball and grind the ABs down until the tire
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:04 AM BST
they won't tire of getting shots at goal tho'
Report subversion July 1, 2017 10:05 AM BST
omfg Daly
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:09 AM BST
'ave itGrin
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 10:09 AM BST
YES !!

Now kick the conversion Farrell
Report dlarssonf July 1, 2017 10:09 AM BST
Conor MurrayLove
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 10:09 AM BST
'Mon the draw
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:11 AM BST
squirmed in really well there as it goes..good opportunism
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 10:17 AM BST
this is tense stuff comon lads
Report sageform July 1, 2017 10:18 AM BST
21 points from penalties and a few more missed says it all really. without the silly penalties the Lions would have won comfortably.
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 10:18 AM BST
LAte swinging arm by an AB there?
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:20 AM BST
GTFI
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:20 AM BST
now hold on and D'ONT concede
Report northanlite July 1, 2017 10:22 AM BST
when i played rugby jumping into a tackle was a pen against the guy jumping into it
Report england_v_south_afri July 1, 2017 10:24 AM BST
Yeehaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report sageform July 1, 2017 10:25 AM BST
When they gave a yellow card to Vunipola, there was a clear kick in the head on Lions No 7 on the ground in the same replay shot! First foul should have been given. Any way the Lions have won so lets celebrate.
Report hfink July 1, 2017 10:25 AM BST
Coulda gone for a try there at the end,lol, but Yeehaa indeed!  :) :) :)
Report Latalomne July 1, 2017 10:25 AM BST
Good game, good game, and thanks for that must go to SBW for evening things up.
Report The Leopard July 1, 2017 10:27 AM BST
happy !....is what I am !
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:27 AM BST
let's put it into context tho'
fell behind to 14 men
b4 the penny dropped and we started running it
to complete the comeback
Report dibdob July 1, 2017 10:28 AM BST
They shouldn't even be celebrating that win
Report hfink July 1, 2017 10:28 AM BST
^yeh, and also shows how tough the ABs are to beat, even with 14 men. Only got beat by 3 points.
Report rommel July 1, 2017 10:29 AM BST
yup context n 14 all that,but a wins a win,3 rd should brewtallllllllll
Report spyker July 1, 2017 10:29 AM BST
when i played rugby jumping into a tackle was a pen against the guy jumping into it

Even when you were jumping to catch the ball from a pass that was too high?
Report hfink July 1, 2017 10:29 AM BST
^would still celebrate any win against them though :)
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:31 AM BST
Sky team exulting as if we had the 14 men..hubris guys
Report northanlite July 1, 2017 10:32 AM BST

Jul 1, 2017 -- 4:29AM, spyker wrote:


when i played rugby jumping into a tackle was a pen against the guy jumping into itEven when you were jumping to catch the ball from a pass that was too high?


it was a fine line. i thought he already had the ball and not convinced the pass was really too high. he seemed to take a look
and see the man coming so could call it very smart play.

Report curious-cat July 1, 2017 10:34 AM BST
Matched:
GBP 2,502,815
Report curious-cat July 1, 2017 10:35 AM BST
very smart play imo Grin
Report subversion July 1, 2017 10:37 AM BST
never in any doubt!! Crazy

won £500 quid in that match, and now I have to go spend it on some new underpants
Report The Leopard July 1, 2017 10:38 AM BST
Try M&S....they are a bit cheaper
Report johnnythebull July 1, 2017 10:41 AM BST
anyhow..think too much is being made of the sending off
they only had to play 3/4 of the match with a man down
wasn't as if he was sent off in the 1st min ffs!Wink
Report hfink July 1, 2017 11:22 AM BST
^ agreed, and would have been a more comfortable win for the Lions if it wasn't for all the silly penalties. Still, it made for an exciting edge-of-your=seat finish Happy
Report spyker July 1, 2017 12:01 PM BST
and see the man coming so could call it very smart play.

Similar to when there is a vaguely high tackle (or a clear out for instance) that the NZ player reacts as if been shot and gets the player a yellow for nothing more than NZ - and every other team do at the clear out - perhaps? Or maybe overreacting to a borderline late tackle after a kick has gone and getting a pen when exactly the same thing happened the other way round (without the over-reaction) mins previously and thus no pen you mean - funny game rugby innit?
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 1:38 PM BST
Another cracking match. My rule of avoiding betting on any match officiated by a French referee was vindicated once again. I won't rest until French refs are banned from the Southern Hemisphere!! Even for holidays. The most notable aspect of the match for me was the BL defence. A step up from last week,and last week was excellent too.
Report Monstrous Bryan July 1, 2017 1:51 PM BST
thought ref had a good game. He didn't go too far with the overpunishment of the Lions after the red, didn't over react to the Mako/Barrett incident (which the TMO seemed to be baying for) and reffed the breakdown and maul well. Peyper in contrast was allowing the Blacks to get away with all sorts (sacking the maul at source/ entering the ruck from anywhere)
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 2:08 PM BST
Peyper is not the reason the Lions got flogged last week.
Report Monstrous Bryan July 1, 2017 2:12 PM BST
I wasn't saying that. They would have been beat last week either way, I agree. Merely stating one ref did well in comparison to a farcical ref the previous week
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 2:16 PM BST
Farcical? You're the only person I've heard say that.
Report Monstrous Bryan July 1, 2017 2:19 PM BST
Must mean I'm wrong then Happy
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 2:21 PM BST
Clearly you've been outvoted!!!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 2:33 PM BST
The verdict on the match is a curly one no doubt. Garces decided the winner with the red card which I have about 10% doubts. BL defence was monumental. BB two very easy shots at goal missed. BL scored two tries to zero.  The final penalty decision is something that will be argued for decades. Would BL have won if 15 on 15? Highly unlikely.Did BL improve on last week? YES.


Is Owen Farrel the BIGGEST KNOBHEAD in Rugby??? YES!!! Do I sit on the edge of my chair just hoping someone will SMASH FXCK out of him? YES!!!!. Did I,and my wife,get very excited when SBW smashed him last week?


YES!!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 2:55 PM BST
It's great to see the All Blacks beaten for a change and it sets up a great decider match next week. Can't wait!! Will any French CXNTTS be near a Whistle??????
Report sewter lives again July 1, 2017 4:11 PM BST
ABs don't like losing do they? They also don't like being reffed properly-well like everyone else anyway.

A scratch team beating the best team in the world who have home advantage. Monumental performance by the lions imo irrespective of the sending off.
Report sewter lives again July 1, 2017 4:12 PM BST
Kamikaze SBW decided the result NOT the ref
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE July 1, 2017 4:16 PM BST
Not sure the players given the honour of playing for the British Lions would appreciate being described as a 'scratch team.'
Report sewter lives again July 1, 2017 4:20 PM BST
of course they are exceptional players,I didn't say they were bad players, but they still haven't played together before.
Report subversion July 1, 2017 4:25 PM BST
Barretts kicking was the other thing that decided the game

ABs should have had 30+ points easy
Report sewter lives again July 1, 2017 5:05 PM BST
but they didn't kick their penalties so it will be interesting to see ABs selection as a result or if BB retains kicking duties.

Even though ABs were down to 14 I am still surprised they didn't score any tries.
Report alun2005 July 2, 2017 12:37 AM BST
A beautiful win for the heroic Lions.

The French referee who actually DID HIS JOB PROPERLY should get the Legion d'Honneur for being the solitary man with a spine this last 50 years to send off an AB in a Test Match, and the first in over 100 years to do so on NZ soil. Can we have some more of this please? God only knows there have been no shortage of qualifying opportunities.

More predictably,  the spineless media didn't do their job properly afterwards, not trying very hard to get NZ representatives to acknowledge that the red-card 'collision' on Watson was insanely dangerous.
Report northanlite July 2, 2017 11:23 AM BST
SBW got a 4 week ban. SOB case is being heard now
Report Monstrous Bryan July 2, 2017 11:58 AM BST
He would be a loss, most carries this week, joint second on the tackle count, way more yardage than any other forward with ball in hand last week, he's really been looking at his best.

If he is out, where do you go? POM the obvious choice, shifting Warburton to 7? I'm not sure it's the answer, he's a dog, gives something special to the lineout but he brings relatively nothing in terms of dynamism or carrying ability. Tipuric would certainly add in those areas, and he's looked in good form (bar maybe the last mid week game) but it's the physicality aspect that i think has stopped Gatland promoting him to the Test team. Stander then the obvious choice at 6? While he will undoubtedly be the go to forward carrier should he be in the team, he's not looked in form to me all tour. Again he's a little limited in terms of his all round game for me too. It's a tough one.
Report northanlite July 2, 2017 3:14 PM BST
Despite the howls from the Kiwi's that he should have been sent off SOB is cleared by the panel and free to play next week
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