NZ v GB - Result

NZ v GB - Result

Post by Mugwu » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00


New Zealand 17 GB 12

Well what can I say, a match that was in the bag but one which
was thrown away by the sheer idiocy of two men.

First Phil Larder - Don't believe the hype - he's even worse!

After securing a 10-2 lead with some neat football at half time,
the GB team come out in the second half and decide that they don't
need to push for any more points, just play for territory.

Poor old Alan Hunte and Anthony Sullivan they might be wondering
why they even bothered to turn up for the game, with Larder's "ultra-
expansive" gameplan we may have well just stuck Rowland Phillips and
Brian McDermott out there.

I counted 0 attacking moves in the second half with GB just ploughing
it up the middle against the Kiwi forwards.

Give the GB side their due though every man jack of them gave 100%
even Daryl Powell who left me pleasantly surprised with his play.

They might just have pulled it off if it weren't for GB's other resident
idiot.

"Morley is the greatest" -- "Morley is a God"

Listen Adrian Morley is a grade A PILLOCK!

Granted Morley is handy rugby player but the bloke hasn't got a
brain cell in his body.

I was a bit dubious about Morley's inclusion in the test side when
it was announced, his disciplinary record is hardly snowy white and
he has let Leeds down on a few occasions this season.

Well Morley's insertion into the game certainly had an effect, his
sin-binning with ten minutes to go handed the test match to New Zealand
on a plate.

It was the straw the broke the camels back for a GB side which was
effectively running on empty, NZ ran in two tries and the game was over.

All in all it was a strange match, many of the team IMO covered themselves
with glory, Goulding had a blinder as did Radlinski, O'Connor and
Broadbent - in fact you could have selected a man of the match from any
of the starting 13.

GB could and should have won - make no mistake, but having liabilities
like Morley and Larder involved your just asking for trouble.

A very angry Mugwump.

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NZ v GB - Result

Post by John Hull » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> New Zealand 17 GB 12
> Poor old Alan Hunte and Anthony Sullivan they might be wondering
> why they even bothered to turn up for the game, with Larder's "ultra-
> expansive" gameplan we may have well just stuck Rowland Phillips and
> Brian McDermott out there.

That's a bit harsh on McDermott and Phillips. Phillips is a decent ball
handler.
Powell defended well, but there's no way he's as effective going forward as
Connelly or Newlove. Without decent centres, how can the wings get decent
ball ?

Quote:
> I counted 0 attacking moves in the second half with GB just ploughing
> it up the middle against the Kiwi forwards.

They looked like a team that was running on empty when in attack. But they
did make a tremendous defensive effort.

Quote:
> They might just have pulled it off if it weren't for GB's other resident
> idiot.
> Listen Adrian Morley is a grade A PILLOCK!

I though the decision to sin-bin him was harsh. It looked no worse than
some of the other holding down that had been going on.

Quote:
> All in all it was a strange match,

.. but what a relief just to be watching some rugby again. It seems ages
since the end of the SL season.

This is going to be a cracking series.

John

 
 
 

NZ v GB - Result

Post by Malc Brook » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Powell defended well, but there's no way he's as effective going forward as
>Connelly or Newlove. Without decent centres, how can the wings get decent
>ball ?

Can someone explain to me why Matt Calland isn't on the tour please.
Is he injured? Or is he playing RU for James Herriot's Former Pupils
or something? I'm sure there must be some logical reason that I've
forgotten.

regards, Malc
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NZ v GB - Result

Post by Ian Walke » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Powell defended well, but there's no way he's as effective going forward as
> >Connelly or Newlove. Without decent centres, how can the wings get decent
> >ball ?

> Can someone explain to me why Matt Calland isn't on the tour please.
> Is he injured? Or is he playing RU for James Herriot's Former Pupils
> or something? I'm sure there must be some logical reason that I've
> forgotten.

Larder obviously prefers to pick aged 1st Division stand-offs and then
play them out of position instead of a young an talented centre.  By
picking Powell it also justifies spending all that money on him at
Lawkholme Lane.  I know I'm biased but why did he leave Brian McDermott
out of the test side against NZ in favour of Broadbent and Senior?
 
 
 

NZ v GB - Result

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: >Powell defended well, but there's no way he's as effective going forward as
: >Connelly or Newlove. Without decent centres, how can the wings get decent
: >ball ?

: Can someone explain to me why Matt Calland isn't on the tour please.
: Is he injured? Or is he playing RU for James Herriot's Former Pupils
: or something? I'm sure there must be some logical reason that I've
: forgotten.

Apparantly he's lost some form. I can't say I'd noticed. Still, nice
present for Keith Senior and Daryll Powell though wasn't it?

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