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    Just caught up with the Scotland game; very professional performance in a potentially tricky match and they seemed to deal with the conditions very well; hot and sweaty.
    Must admit, looking forward to the Japan game.

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    Japan very entertaining again, Farrell needs a reset.
    Anyway, job done with a patchy performance against 14 men for most of the game.

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    England looked comfortable but flat for much of the game. But job done and Mako, Jack and Henry getting some game time. Didn't see much of that Argentinian scrum that they were banging on about.
    Looking forward to Japan versus Scotland. It would be a shame for Japan not to make it to the quarters as they've hosted a cracking tournament so far.

    SA are looking better with each game. That small fella on the wing is dynamite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRT View Post
    Didn't see much of that Argentinian scrum that they were banging on about.
    Their scrum has been a shambles for around 2-3 years so I donít know why anyone would think otherwise be it press or TV pundits , one only needís to watch their games.
    Last edited by lukewarm; 05-10-2019 at 08:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delray View Post
    Japan very entertaining again, Farrell needs a reset.
    Anyway, job done with a patchy performance against 14 men for most of the game.
    Think back to when England had a man sent off in the first 5 minutes of a match and still won it. Think about the number of times a football team loses a man and still wins the match. Going a man down frequently galvanises the team and raises their performance.

    Still, 6 tries and a bonus point was a load of rubbish really wasn't it? I mean, it was England and therefore cr*p.

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    Morning Bob!
    Interesting you should use the words 'rubbish' and 'cr*p'; no one else has, just you.

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    I have yet to see any positive statements from anyone, yourself included, about England's performance. Something like "that was a brilliant move by England that led to a superbly taken try by Jack Nowell." It was, but getting anyone to say anything good about England is nigh on impossible so I thought I'd try something bad to see who bit first.

    What was it you came out with? A patchy performance against 14 men. As if under those circumstances England should have just walked up the pitch at will and scored tries. Does it not enter your head that all the teams might just have considered the likelihood of going a man down under the current refereeing scenarios when a simple missed tackle could easily lead to a red card.

    Every coach will have gone through the team and considered what to do if XX or YY got sent off. How to play in the absence of.... Therefore the loss of a man may well not be the critical factor that many think it should be. Teams are prepared for it.

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    Well I think England are long way from perfection but they have been nothing but solid so far. Not only the try count (we've beaten everyone by at least 29 points) but the tries conceded is very low. The pack is a big strength again as is our set piece.

    There is talk of England resting players against France. The thinking being a B side could beat them and if they lose they would go into an easier knock off stage anyway - this would be a big mistake IMO. I'd rather face Australia than Wales in the knockouts and SA are no push over! If we are going to progress then we will have to meet NZ at some stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Every coach will have gone through the team and considered what to do if XX or YY got sent off. How to play in the absence of.... Therefore the loss of a man may well not be the critical factor that many think it should be. Teams are prepared for it.
    Of course teams prepare for playing with 14 men, however at international level, it is extremely difficult to defend against a good side whilst a player down, for any length of time. When two teams are fairly evenly matched even a yellow card usually results in the full team scoring. If it's a red for half a game or more, that team will almost always lose.
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    Wales will be a bit bruised after that, and for the neutral, what a lovely game to watch.
    Liam Williams was again outstanding and watching Fiji in full flow is a delight.

    2 stand out games to come; England/France and Scotland/Japan; can't wait.

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