Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:49 pm

Mikey Brown wrote:Goodhue is a 12 now?


Yep, and very good at it. His offloading game has really surprised me

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby cashead » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:08 am

Mikey Brown wrote:Goodhue is a 12 now?

He's been playing at 12 this year, since Ennor is a more natural fit at 13.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby paddy no 11 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:22 pm

So will the bloos v Cru game be worth a look tomorrow, im thinking of making an effort to see this!

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby J Dory » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:31 pm

I would think it well worth a watch in your timezone, 8 am ish?

3.15 ish here is more of a stretch, specially given i don't have a solid source for the game.

Both teams stacked with ABs, new talent, weather supposed to be good i believe, get in.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby zer0 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00 am

Was a good game. Same as last week, the Crusaders win gets polished by a late try, but is what it is. The Blues back three must've had a hell of an Indian before the match because I've not seen a back three sh*t the bed that badly under the high ball since the 2009 AB's. Would say that was the difference.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:02 am

Crusaders just too good. Blues unlucky to lose by that much though after being on top until that chargedown. I would still get Barrett to ten as soon as possible even if Black has been playing well. He is a decent 15 but you're missing out not having him at 10.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Mikey Brown » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:59 am

Any idea if Barrett has a particular preference or was expecting to play a certain amount of 10/15 when he moved? Hard to imagine it wasn’t discussed quite a bit.

Also, this was pretty badass.


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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:18 am

Mikey Brown wrote:Any idea if Barrett has a particular preference or was expecting to play a certain amount of 10/15 when he moved? Hard to imagine it wasn’t discussed quite a bit.

Also, this was pretty badass.



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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:18 am

BB at 15 again. If he doesn't get a game all tournament at 10, he'll be pretty frustrated. He's a good fullback but behind others there for NZ.

Weird position to be in for someone that NZ's pro players apparently rated as boy the country's best 10 and best player in that survey that was making headlines last week.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:39 pm

Australian tournament has not been anywhere near the same quality but Force Vs Reds last night was a very good game. Good enterprising play

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Mikey Brown » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:01 pm

Cameo wrote:BB at 15 again. If he doesn't get a game all tournament at 10, he'll be pretty frustrated. He's a good fullback but behind others there for NZ.

Weird position to be in for someone that NZ's pro players apparently rated as boy the country's best 10 and best player in that survey that was making headlines last week.


This is why I was wondering if there had been any open discussion about his position from him or the Blues.

Moving from being Hurricanes 10 to Blues 15 by accident would be a bit ridiculous move for what many were calling the best player in the world a couple of years back.

I guess the idea is he can still step for moments like that try he scored from first receiver, but it does seem like a bit of a waste.

That Laumape try too- didn't realise he was that quick.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby morepork » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:57 pm

What's he going to do? Bugger off to France?

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby canta_brian » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:48 am

Highlanders Chiefs looked fun. Maul defence not a thing any more though?

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:38 pm

A Smith looking like the best player in the tournament for me. Pass as sharp as ever and also looking electric on the ball.

MB - on Barrett, the coaches say that they consider it each week but that he is a 'team player' and isn't pushing them to move him

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby paddy no 11 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:14 am

Saw crusaders v hurricanes

Great referee, not a single high tackle game was effectively self policing

Laumape gave goodhue a hiding, goodhue fell off a fair few tackles

Laumape probably injured for a bit though

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby cashead » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:12 pm

Will Jordan had a hand in both of Goosen's tries in the first half as well - his misjudged a bomb from Jordie, which directly led to Goosen's first try, and in the second, he was so out of position, he was in a whole different time zone. Out of the Crusaders back three, he was probably the most disappointing.

Most of the Crusaders backline just didn't seem to turn up, bar Mo'unga, Paea and Bridge.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby morepork » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 pm

BB is such a coat hanger magnet.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Cameo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:55 am

Didn't think Jordan was that bad. Bombed a kick but everyone does that sometimes. Took a few good ones and looked dangerous with the ball.

What a game of rugby it was all round though.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Eugene Wrayburn » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:15 am

It's been a tremendous tournament.
I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Lizard » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:14 am

cashead wrote:Hey Lizard! Hey! How do you like them apples, huh?

Fuck up.

I hate rugby now.
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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby zer0 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:17 am

Classic fair weather rural types. Five minutes of the Blues treatment and they're already chucking in the towel and scuttling off to the safety of the softy-soft waterfront office. Too afraid to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into a bit of hard yakka. Smh.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Doorzetbornandbred » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:34 pm

Premiership has got a lot to live up to to match this competition, fingers crossed they do!

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby Mikey Brown » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:57 pm

I don't know how I'd missed that there was now going to be "super time" in this competition. Incredibly dumb name, but is it just next score wins, or specifically a try?

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby zer0 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:05 am

No idea what's going on in Australia, but I suspect it has to be a try? In NZ I believe it's golden point.

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Re: Sup, er, Rugby? 2020 thread

Postby morepork » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:30 pm

Cruden has done his dash in NZ.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/423019 ... o-nz-rugby

Good luck to him, he has been through a lot, including getting on the piss and missing the flight to Argentina for the 2014 RC. A right Zac Guildford.

I think Gatland might have torpedoed any hopes of an ABs slot with this comp.


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