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    Anscombe's out of the RWC. B...dy warm up games.
    I'm wondering if Jones will select the next 3 (3!) warm ups from his 31 or from the wider squad and then we'll get a better idea if they ARE warm up games or the ERFU trying to get much needed cash back into the bank. England's RWC programme is quite lucky in that their first 2 games are Tonga (tough) and the USA and some tuning can be done in these before meeting the bigger guns of Argentina and France.
    Whatever, Anscombe won't be the last to miss out because of them, I'm quite sure.

    Team announced and all 22/23 are from the squad of 31.
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    Looks like NZ have sorted their shirt out after last weeks game in Perth.

    Retaining the Bledisloe cup for another year - now 18 in a row, after beating the wallabies tonight 36-0 in the return match in Auckland, NZ.

    The NZ pack, down considerably in weight to the Wallabies, completely out muscled them, creating the platform for the backs.

    The highlights are on YouTube.

    Cheers and sigh of relief beers!
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    Watched the youtube highlights; very rare to get a 'zero' but Oz managed it and NZ's empty war chest (sorry Luke), looked like it was full to to the brim.
    Wales on top of the World! Very average game, nothing to moan about, nothing to crow about except for a moment of going for it that included 2 beautifully executed cross kicks and a try for North.
    I sensed both sides were being a wee bit careful and who can blame them, even the minor fracas post scrummages looked little bit like ITV wrestling from the 60's or 70's.
    Wales on top of the ratings, NZ remain the best team.

    Forgot to mention; England remain the worst top tier side at the breakdown (just one grumble).
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    Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks, takes me back Del. Saturday World Of Sport and Dickie Davies.

    Was a game dominated by defence yesterday. Wales were much better than last week but little cutting edge. England a bit one dimensional and this time their back grow didn't function.
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    I thought Ford was pretty ordinary yesterday... kicking from hand poor, kicking too early in the play and on a couple of occasions kicking when he should have put it through the hands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boisker View Post
    I thought Ford was pretty ordinary yesterday... kicking from hand poor, kicking too early in the play and on a couple of occasions kicking when he should have put it through the hands...
    Agree with that Matt - it's not often Wales win the arial game but they did yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delray View Post
    Watched the youtube highlights; very rare to get a 'zero' but Oz managed it and NZ's empty war chest (sorry Luke), looked like it was full to to the brim.
    Wales on top of the World! Very average game, nothing to moan about, nothing to crow about except for a moment of going for it that included 2 beautifully executed cross kicks and a try for North.
    I sensed both sides were being a wee bit careful and who can blame them, even the minor fracas post scrummages looked little bit like ITV wrestling from the 60's or 70's.
    Wales on top of the ratings, NZ remain the best team.

    Forgot to mention; England remain the worst top tier side at the breakdown (just one grumble).
    Still a very experimental side - and they are still building, but I can see they might run out of options before they gain too much momentum at the RWC.

    The wallabies are not used to partying.. and I think they were still hung over from Perth the week before..6 Nations 20196 Nations 2019

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    Just got to watch BBC highlights of Eng/Ire game; blimey England looked good, but has to be said, Ireland looked poor, but they looked average at best v Italy a couple of weeks ago and they looked poor v Wales at the end of the 6N. We won't know at what stage of prep both sides are, but Ireland have to hope they're a month away from their peak and England have to hope they're not peaking too soon. Whatever, I would prefer to be at the good end of a 50 point beating and I'm desperately trying not to be too enthused by Eddie Jones' England, but credit where it's due, 'we' don't look too shabby.
    BBC only showed a few minutes of Scot/France so difficult to draw conclusions, but a home win must have been very welcome to the Scots fans.

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    They were excellent yesterday, I thought everyone played really well, with the possible exception of Young’s in the first half... he had some shabby kicks and passes, looked very rusty.
    Ireland were really poor, how poor it’s hard to say as they met an England in very good form, their lineout was all over the place, looked like Itojie and Kruis were reading their calls and putting them under huge pressure. Ford, Farrell & Tuilagi worked really well together, be interesting to see how they go in a tight game...
    I know one thing I wouldn’t want to try and stop Tuilagi, he looks back to his best, just hope he stays injury free.

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    Best England performance I've seen for years. That said, it was the worst Irish performance I've ever seen. I think at this stage of his preparations Jones would have preferred an opposition who turned up, but it will be a big confidence boost non the less. Still not convinced about Ford, Farrell and Tuilagi. I think Slade is too good to leave out but it must be great to have that problem!
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