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Hardly think South Africa are massive underdogs given their recent history with the All Blacks.  Whatever the result these two teams could easily meet in the final as well.

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an interesting article 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/rwc-2019-japan/115971561/rugby-world-cup-how-the-1987-tournament-was-almost-cancelled

as much fun as it is beating Australia and South Africa ive always thought it was the teams up top that its absolutly essential to beat at all cost 

my favourite northern opposition is France 

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12 minutes ago, merlin said:

I'm not sure who will play England in the final;) just hope it's not too close. The cricket world cup near killed me.

Don't worry, if the All Blacks play England in the final it won't be close...B)

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2 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

an interesting article 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/rwc-2019-japan/115971561/rugby-world-cup-how-the-1987-tournament-was-almost-cancelled

as much fun as it is beating Australia and South Africa ive always thought it was the teams up top that its absolutly essential to beat at all cost 

my favourite northern opposition is France 

I live in Australia. Please don't let Aussie win!  In fact, please don't let the Aussies, South Africans or English win...  If we don't win (and for the record, I don't think we will) I hope it's Wales.  It won't be, of course.

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23 minutes ago, Shaun said:

I live in Australia. Please don't let Aussie win!  In fact, please don't let the Aussies, South Africans or English win...  If we don't win (and for the record, I don't think we will) I hope it's Wales.  It won't be, of course.

so an All Black Welsh final for you then 

where is Andrew @AMIW

i don't know if he watches oval football ?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

so an All Black Welsh final for you then 

where is Andrew @AMIW

i don't know if he watches oval football ?

 

 

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All Blacks v Wales would be great. Two small countries where rugby is number one. Not to mention, I'd be pretty confident the ABs would win! 

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 can we have this thread pinned please  4 weeks every 4 years is all we ask please 

@JudgeBrown

 

the Eagles are due to play England in their pool match 

https://internal.usarugby.org/2019/09/usa-mens-national-team-announce-31-player-squad-for-rugby-world-cup-japan-2019/

 

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just about to watch the opening match

on delayed coverage on free to air tv

just as well i couldn't afford to pay for it because with a day to go the wallies who are our home internet provider whome won the tv coverage rights   are not guaranteeing coverage to people who have paid for it

wankers :angry:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12269485

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47 minutes ago, robk1 said:

Good first match. I'm not getting up at 04.00 UK time for the next one !

i had to go to bed 

watching a delayed match on a plus one channel was just getting too late

but the opening ceremony was quite nice - just the right length 

im glad Japan beat Russia after a shaky start

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im a bit disapointed some modern Springboks fans don't respect the tradition of the Haka

when i was there in 91/92 we had to do the All Black haka everywhere we went ! 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/rugby-world-cup/rwc-2019-japan/115988283/rugby-world-cup-why-all-blacks-captain-kieran-read-helped-lead-the-haka

 

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I love watching the haka or any of it's South Sea Island versions but I don't know why the opposition are obliged to front up to it.

I best liked David Campese's reaction to it when he ignored it & just did a few training drills behind the posts.

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3 hours ago, Ninethumbs said:

I love watching the haka or any of it's South Sea Island versions but I don't know why the opposition are obliged to front up to it.

I best liked David Campese's reaction to it when he ignored it & just did a few training drills behind the posts.

i think its just tradition 

When the Queen or visiting dignitories or even big names from pop culture visit they all get one 

its not necessarily a war dance as more of a respectful welcomd...although in the All Blacks case it is a war dance ! 

your right - its entertaining to see the oppositions reaction but i dpnt like when the crowd jeers (anyone) 

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