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hunt lunt and cunningham
20 Aug 23 17:34
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Thought it would be good to have some early views on the forthcoming spectacle. Be great to hear from all of you rugby folk....
My personal opinion is that New Zealand are the best side I have seen this year closely followed by South Africa.I can already hear the moans from the Irish and French supporters. I feel that the French have got too many injuries and the Irish just wont be good enough on the day ...but these are my own views .I cant see any other team winning it. The draw has to come into the equation and it makes it tough on the best 4 teams,that is another reason I feel the All Blacks will win as they are so tough to beat. A good each way bet at the prices are Australia as the draw has been very kind to them.
There are bound to be some terrific in running bets if you know where and when to look over the tournament, so good luck all.
All other views welcome......
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Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 8:13 PM BST
Attritional suits the boks
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 8:13 PM BST
If that was the Welsh TMO from last night he would of missed it!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 28, 2023 8:21 PM BST
Harsh yellow for me, but there you go.

Pollard radar looks a bit off for short kicks
despite notching them both.
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 8:23 PM BST
too much depends on the ref in this game (rugby in general), imo. Sad
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 8:26 PM BST
lucky bounce for SAfrica
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:37 PM BST
Here we go.....
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 8:37 PM BST
uh oh
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:38 PM BST
Could be a red, looked bad on the replay.
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:39 PM BST
Saffers 1.45.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 8:40 PM BST
Think a red would be harsh, guy was slipping ,
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 8:44 PM BST
RED
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 8:45 PM BST
Let's ruin a world cup final
Report 1st time poster October 28, 2023 8:45 PM BST
2 yellows and a red world cup final 30 mins,games a fooking farce might as well play it on a computer screen and everyones safe
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 28, 2023 8:45 PM BST
Showpiece final ruined...
Report SamuelMertensBertens October 28, 2023 8:45 PM BST
ouch
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:46 PM BST
It's a shame for the game now, S.A. are 1.12 .
Report brentford October 28, 2023 8:46 PM BST
the rules in general (though well intended) are harsh ...can't not enforce just because it's a WC final though..
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:47 PM BST
Oooh, so nearly.
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 8:48 PM BST
A tremendous tackle.
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 8:51 PM BST
HT  -- BOKS 12 - 6 ALL BLACKS
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 9:00 PM BST
Ok so we all want consistency, so what happened with the TMO last night missing forward passes in the England game , and nothing said , no TMO getting a warning. But hey ho move forward 24 hours and the TMO wants to let everyone know he is working. Still the the red was harsh don't care what the studio guys are saying.Player got straight up and wasn't even injured.
Report brentford October 28, 2023 9:03 PM BST
Player got straight up and wasn't even injured

that literally has no bearing on anything with respect.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 9:10 PM BST
Ok won't argue with you Brentford, but for me there was not a high degree of danger, but will leave it there.
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:14 PM BST
officials trying to even it up now. Sad
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:14 PM BST
First contact was the shoulder, it's a contact sport ffs.
Report brentford October 28, 2023 9:14 PM BST
as I've said I think the bar is unrealistically high in player responsibility - so we probably agree a lot in many areas.
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:15 PM BST
sometimes wonder why the players bother. It's seems to be all about the Officials to me.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 28, 2023 9:16 PM BST
10 minutes to win world cup...
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:17 PM BST
N.Z. touched 11.0 at one stage.
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:24 PM BST
get in Happy
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:24 PM BST
WTF - ALL Blacks Try
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:24 PM BST
Super try, excellent pace.
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:25 PM BST
Oh hang on ......
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:25 PM BST
No try.
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:25 PM BST
officials want to decide this. Sad
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:25 PM BST
oh
Report 1st time poster October 28, 2023 9:26 PM BST
the games a fooking jokeonly bit of rugby all night and wiped out
Report Leemo October 28, 2023 9:28 PM BST
What a joke! They literally have about 70 screens to see the slightest arbitarory infringement hahaha
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:29 PM BST
It's all a bit ridiculous really.
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 9:29 PM BST
Sport at the highest level is tedious isnt it

Just bin all tech off and let the ref and his official run it ffs, micro managed to death its mind numbing
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 9:30 PM BST
Feel for the all black and their backers, want to see the right result and its fair ffs
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:30 PM BST
agree sonts
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 9:31 PM BST
that's a try ffs
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:31 PM BST
BOKS 12 - 11 ALL BLACKS
Report Leemo October 28, 2023 9:32 PM BST
And that isnt forward is it?Laugh
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 9:33 PM BST
Think that will motivate NZ even more so
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:38 PM BST
Saffers still big favourites , 1.38.
Report 1st time poster October 28, 2023 9:48 PM BST
basicaly kick the ball as high as you can hope reff thinks the opps has knocked it on,is the rugby world final after what seems like a 6 month tourney
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:51 PM BST
A penalty to S.A. Could well be the deciding moment.
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:51 PM BST
N.Z. .....
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:51 PM BST
flipflop
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:52 PM BST
Oh dear..
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:53 PM BST
flopflip
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 9:53 PM BST
I thought he'd nail that I must say.
Report 1st time poster October 28, 2023 9:53 PM BST
deliberate knock on
deliberate getting in the way ist half
disallowed try
thats 3 tries all blacks been denied
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 9:57 PM BST
Tighter than a nats chuff Love
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 28, 2023 9:58 PM BST
NZ done well to make a game of it.

What might have been.
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 9:58 PM BST
90 seconds!
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 10:00 PM BST
Absolutely gutting for N.Z.
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 10:04 PM BST
South Africa - World Champions
New Zealand  - Runner Up
ENGLAND      - BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS/KINGS OF THE NORTH Cool
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 10:04 PM BST
South Africa know how to win by a small margin I give them that Laugh
Report Gutless Wonder October 28, 2023 10:04 PM BST
SA 29 - 28 FRA
SA 16 - 15 ENG
SA 12 - 11 NZ
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 10:04 PM BST
bad luck All blacks
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 10:05 PM BST

Oct 28, 2023 -- 10:04PM, Gutless Wonder wrote:


SA 29 - 28 FRASA 16 - 15 ENGSA 12 - 11 NZ


Was about to post about that Crazy

Thats what you call luck, to be on the right side of that three times in a row Crazy

Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 10:06 PM BST
Their the kings of it

They always tend to win the tight games in knock out rugby
Report johnnythebull October 28, 2023 10:06 PM BST
so,they nick the qf by one point,they then do likewise in the SF and lo and behold deja vu all over again in the big show..unbelievable Jeff but hardly authoritatively superior!!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 28, 2023 10:06 PM BST
Well done south africa, kept finding a way to win.
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2023 10:06 PM BST
Hugely disappointed for N.Z.

It just wasn't to be.
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 10:07 PM BST
New Zealand currently wanting to kick the door in, France and ourselves know how that feels
Report johnnythebull October 28, 2023 10:09 PM BST
too many arcane 'technicalities' that adversely affect the result
Report Des Pond October 28, 2023 10:09 PM BST
the officials had too much influence, imho.
Report sickoflayinwinners October 28, 2023 10:12 PM BST
better to be lucky than good i guess , sa  got  lucky v  france won by the odd point despite  being outplayed by england then win by the odd point again despite being dominated by thrall blacks who play  mosttof the game a man down.!!
Report SontaranStratagem October 28, 2023 10:17 PM BST
Yeah the officials were a disgrace

Ruins the sport as per usual
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 10:17 PM BST
Three one point wins , hooker let off for racial remarks , player sent off in final , TMO getting involved so much in final , it sort of sours it somehow. Congratulations I know for winning, but I don't believe it was a great final. Think All Black's should of brought on Mckenzie a little earlier and kept Araan Smith on.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 10:20 PM BST
But then if scored conversion or penalty it would of been different
Report hulk23 October 28, 2023 10:29 PM BST
message for Bill Beaumont -

DO NOT KISS ANYONE ON THE LIPS FFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report Kriskin October 28, 2023 10:31 PM BST
Looking back at this tournament the French must be kicking themselves.
Report scoobytoo October 28, 2023 10:33 PM BST
game was close as the SA missed 2 gift trys.Arendse knocking on and Kolisi having an overlap that he didnt take.NZ played well 2nd half but not quite enough. Mbon going off in the 3rd minute didnt help SA.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 28, 2023 10:40 PM BST
Hulk &ExcitedLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report jimnast October 28, 2023 11:28 PM BST
A great world cup
Report tanglefoot October 29, 2023 1:32 AM GMT
Wayne your gold Rolex is in the post Wink
Report Whisperingdeath October 29, 2023 8:39 AM GMT
Whisperingdeath 15 Oct 23 20:59

2 Epic quarters, 2 exciting quarters

Now 2 boring semi’s and a dull final although being the final it will have its moments between the two masters of the Dark Arts.

Romance is dead. A battle of the lumps in two weeks.

England…..not sure anybody cares after that.


I don’t think it was a great World Cup. It was too long. The intensity was sporadic. It did finish well but these sending off’s need looking at. Some great skillfull rugby played by the top 4 sides that does not mean England or Argentina.

The money men are ruining our sports. Same with the cricket World Cup.
Report nineteen points October 29, 2023 8:49 AM GMT
sport in general is being ruined.last nights game a great example,off topic but its creeping into cricket as well now with these umpires decisions.it can be clipping stumps and given out,so if ump gives original your done,if he doesnt and hitting half ball your ok
Report 1st time poster October 29, 2023 9:19 AM GMT
games a joke so loony pundits turn it into an x factor back story about barret will he ever get over that kick, i assume in the same amount of time the bloke who missed the conversion gets over it,and pundits didnt mention it once, a missed pen 10 mins from time means nothing ,if you get it 99% of time means your defending deep in your own half a min later
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 29, 2023 9:29 AM GMT
Last night the first try by New Zealand which was not given eventually by the TMO was ridiculous. A great piece of skill by Mowanga, Barnes had screamed "no knock on " about 5 times during the action after the line out so the players of both teams responded. Then after all that , the euphoria of scoring, to be called back , basically because the referee in his good intentions to keep the game flowing, to be called back for a slight knock on even though the South African forward had committed an earlier penalty was a joke.The TMO like VAR in football are ruining the game as a running spectacle in my opinion. (Actually the cricket version as Nineteen Points raised is another stupid idea)
Report tanglefoot October 29, 2023 9:49 AM GMT
hunt looks at the scoreboard Laugh
Report 1st time poster October 29, 2023 9:56 AM GMT
surely if that was a football match and the knock on was in fact a pen to all blacks,the reff would have been lauded for the best bit of play on advantage in the history of the sport
all blacks were penalised for boks commirttingf an offence,the game at any level above the local club and everyone has a pint afterwards is a complete joke,
add in the bloke accidentaly on purpose getting in way of pass on way back in 1st half near line
deliberate knock on 2nd half stopping try making chance
the bocks play the rules /reff to the extremes
lost to ire
dodgy pens decisions against france
dodgey pen against eng
handful of dodgey decisions last night = world champs
Report slickster October 29, 2023 10:17 AM GMT
Need to go down rugby league route. 13 a side. Guaranteed more space to play the game properly and stop 30 fat men sitting on the ball in the middle of a pitch for half an hour. Good point there. It was a nz penalty. Why was advantage not played?
Report 1st time poster October 29, 2023 10:26 AM GMT
because the TMO who are supposed to help the reff and we,re told FOLEY is the best there is  ,despite probably a dozen replays saw the knock on,probnably only alerted to that by on field reff telling everyone to play on, but didnt see the foul/pen by bocks that led to the knock on
in other words far to interested in been THE STARS of the game,centre of attention,
so in the end a reff looking at it once on big screen was telling FOLEY who,s watched it a dozen times on a dozen screens with half a dozen other people  for over a minute,the rules of the game which FOLEY either didnt no or had forget in his excitement to get a try cancelled and be the centre of attention
Report 1st time poster October 29, 2023 10:27 AM GMT
they,ll play advantage for 5 mins/ 20 phases in other stages of the game
Report nineteen points October 29, 2023 11:36 AM GMT
exactly ftp.once again its down to opinions.last nights game should of been a spectacle instead it was a farce.
Report San Quentin October 29, 2023 12:03 PM GMT
The two is ruining many many games now.Same as the two ruined last years women's final with an intervention.
Report San Quentin October 29, 2023 12:03 PM GMT
TMO
Report SlippyBlue October 29, 2023 1:31 PM GMT
Rugby union was/is my sport growing up and nothing else really mattered, sports wise that is.

This tournament has got to go down, by the proverbial country mile, as the worst World Cup event of all time.

Those 2 quarter finals aside, N.Z. v Ireland & S.A. v France were the highlights and both outstanding games that literally thrilled us.

The rest, it's just a forgettable event to me and that includes the final.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham October 29, 2023 2:07 PM GMT
Just interested why you you say that Slippy, is it the TMO or just the way the tournament was run in your view? I have actually really enjoyed some of the games ,Portugal playing well, the excitement of seeing Chile players enjoying a try , lesser countries getting a chance on the world stage.I love rugby the same as you and was almost brought up with a rugby ball in my cot ! It will leave a void in my television schedule not having these games to watch on the weekends. The only thing that really annoys me is the way the TMO have taken over the games and are almost telling the referee what to do, but no mention of when they get it wrong ie with the laughable decision of the so called non forward pass in the England v Argentina game. Yesterday, we had a Red card that could of been a yellow and a yellow card that could of been a red.Huge calls that affect a game but are being decided by idiots!!
Report 1st time poster October 29, 2023 2:24 PM GMT
the laughable part of this weekend and even tv picking up on it last night and espically,the argentinian scrum half practicaly throwing threw no 8,s legs at the back off the scrum, the term CROCKED FEED now redundant in rugby , other than giving pplayers a rest if their worried about players safety wont be long before scrums are done away with,and as mentioned above rugby union will be gone and everyone will play rugby lg or as it will be known RUGBY
Report San Quentin November 5, 2023 11:15 PM GMT
I still Aus home.
Report San Quentin November 5, 2023 11:16 PM GMT
Someday we will all be together I still call Aus home.
Report San Quentin November 5, 2023 11:33 PM GMT
We will share a Dream
Report San Quentin November 5, 2023 11:34 PM GMT
We are 1
We are Aus
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