Umaga Brilliance

Umaga Brilliance

Post by Gerr » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Everbody seems to be mentioning Lomus try as the highlight of the big
game, for me it was Umagas pass for Wilsons try. From the real time TV
shots none of the people I was watching with thought a try had been
scored. We all thought what is Wilson doing?, theres no way Umaga could
have made it over the line without a double movement. Then we all saw
the unbelievable replay :) Umaga is my pick for player of the
tournament, mainly because Cullen, Lomu, Wilson, Joost, and Bobby are
all known quantities in England and its going to be very hard for them
to exceed expectations (esp Lomu), Tana has also easily played the best
rugby of the lot this year (his play at Sydney was incredible). I also
have my money where my mouth is and have bets on Umaga to be top
tryscorer because of his workrate and players around him taking most of
the attention of the defence, he hasn't had much ball so far but hes
still got plenty of games to catch the others if he stops passing the
***y ball 1m from the try line:). BTW does anyone know whos leading
the tryscoring options at the TAB of ouside and inside backs, and tight
and loose forwards? The only one I have any idea of is Keith for the
tighties.
 
 
 

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Post by >> POMPIN » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Well u probably saw his stuff in the Super 12 over the past few of seasons.
He is ***y mighty.
Quote:

> Everbody seems to be mentioning Lomus try as the highlight of the big
> game, for me it was Umagas pass for Wilsons try. From the real time TV
> shots none of the people I was watching with thought a try had been
> scored. We all thought what is Wilson doing?, theres no way Umaga could
> have made it over the line without a double movement. Then we all saw
> the unbelievable replay :) Umaga is my pick for player of the
> tournament, mainly because Cullen, Lomu, Wilson, Joost, and Bobby are
> all known quantities in England and its going to be very hard for them
> to exceed expectations (esp Lomu), Tana has also easily played the best
> rugby of the lot this year (his play at Sydney was incredible). I also
> have my money where my mouth is and have bets on Umaga to be top
> tryscorer because of his workrate and players around him taking most of
> the attention of the defence, he hasn't had much ball so far but hes
> still got plenty of games to catch the others if he stops passing the
> ***y ball 1m from the try line:). BTW does anyone know whos leading
> the tryscoring options at the TAB of ouside and inside backs, and tight
> and loose forwards? The only one I have any idea of is Keith for the
> tighties.


 
 
 

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Post by Eric Jacob » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Tana's current form is impressive, but I don't think he has surpassed Wilson
or even Lomu yet. He and Cullen should be doing more together as in the
Super 12.

Quote:
> BTW does anyone know whos leading the tryscoring options

?
RUGBY365 STATS
The story so far ...

Posted 11 Oct 1999

So we have had two rounds of pool matches so far, 20 games in all. Nobody
has really been clobbered yet, and there have been few instances of anyone
setting the world on fire so far. Some teams will have been happy with their
performances, others not so. Take a look at our list of all the records,
good and bad, at the 1999 World Cup after two rounds.
Team records
Most points scored in a match: 67 - Fiji (v Namibia) and England (v Italy)
Biggest winning margin: 60 - England v Italy (67-7)
Most points scored after two rounds: 105 - Fiji
Most points conceded after two rounds: 114 - Namibia
Least points conceded in a match: 3 - Spain v South Africa (3-47) and
Ireland v Australia (3-23)
Least points conceded after two rounds: 12 - Australia
Most tries scored in a match: 9 - England v Italy (67-7) and Fiji v Namibia
(67-18)
Most tries scored after two rounds: 13 - South Africa and Fiji
Least tries scored after two rounds: 0 - Spain
Individual records
Most points in a single match: 32 - Jonny Wilkinson (flyhalf - England)
Most points after two rounds: 45 - Gonzalo Quesada (flyhalf - Argentina)
Most tries in a match: 4 - Keith Wood (*** - Ireland)
Most tries after two rounds: 4 - Keith Wood (*** - Ireland)
Most conversions after two rounds: 11 - Jannie de Beer (flyhalf - South
Africa)
Most penalties after two rounds: 14 - Gonzalo Quesada (flyhalf - Argentina)
(eric - All Blacks do not feature in this list!)

 
 
 

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Post by Gareth C Jone » Wed, 13 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Tana's current form is impressive, but I don't think he has surpassed
Wilson
> or even Lomu yet. He and Cullen should be doing more together as in the
> Super 12.

> > BTW does anyone know whos leading the tryscoring options
> ?
> RUGBY365 STATS
> The story so far ...

> Posted 11 Oct 1999

> So we have had two rounds of pool matches so far, 20 games in all. Nobody
> has really been clobbered yet, and there have been few instances of anyone
> setting the world on fire so far. Some teams will have been happy with
their
> performances, others not so. Take a look at our list of all the records,
> good and bad, at the 1999 World Cup after two rounds.
> Team records
> Most points scored in a match: 67 - Fiji (v Namibia) and England (v Italy)
> Biggest winning margin: 60 - England v Italy (67-7)
> Most points scored after two rounds: 105 - Fiji
> Most points conceded after two rounds: 114 - Namibia
> Least points conceded in a match: 3 - Spain v South Africa (3-47) and
> Ireland v Australia (3-23)
> Least points conceded after two rounds: 12 - Australia
> Most tries scored in a match: 9 - England v Italy (67-7) and Fiji v
Namibia
> (67-18)

Wales scored 9 against Japan as well.
--
Cheers Drive!

Gareth

 
 
 

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Post by Phil » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00

http://SportToday.org/'s pass to Jeff Wilson in a video clip


Quote:
> Everbody seems to be mentioning Lomus try as the highlight of the big
> game, for me it was Umagas pass for Wilsons try. From the real time TV
> shots none of the people I was watching with thought a try had been
> scored. We all thought what is Wilson doing?, theres no way Umaga could
> have made it over the line without a double movement. Then we all saw
> the unbelievable replay :) Umaga is my pick for player of the
> tournament, mainly because Cullen, Lomu, Wilson, Joost, and Bobby are
> all known quantities in England and its going to be very hard for them
> to exceed expectations (esp Lomu), Tana has also easily played the best
> rugby of the lot this year (his play at Sydney was incredible). I also
> have my money where my mouth is and have bets on Umaga to be top
> tryscorer because of his workrate and players around him taking most of
> the attention of the defence, he hasn't had much ball so far but hes
> still got plenty of games to catch the others if he stops passing the
> ***y ball 1m from the try line:). BTW does anyone know whos leading
> the tryscoring options at the TAB of ouside and inside backs, and tight
> and loose forwards? The only one I have any idea of is Keith for the
> tighties.

 
 
 

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Post by Gerr » Thu, 14 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Tana's current form is impressive, but I don't think he has surpassed Wilson
> or even Lomu yet. He and Cullen should be doing more together as in the
> Super 12.

Where have you been?! Wilson is having his worst year for the ABs and
Tana has kept Lomu on the bench all season for a good reason, he has
easily been NZs best back all year! Thanks very much for the stats, NZ
has had 2 tough opponents so we might get some records in the games to
come, although the games will be getting tighter as we go.