Aus deserving winners of Bledisloe Cup

Aus deserving winners of Bledisloe Cup

Post by b.. » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Australia won the Beldisloe Cup and the Lancaster Park test match against New
Zealand with a quality team performance, 27-23.

New Zealand were considerably flattered by the close scoreline when their play
was nowhere close to the Australians.

Both teams improved on their last meeting but a gap still remains in the
Australians' favour, and it is a telling one in that they have a working team
pattern while the All Blacks remain 15 disconnected individuals. The way
the points were scored reflected this.

New Zealand started as they meant to continue, lacing in confidence, team
combination and game plan. The plan seemed to be to kick as much possession
to Australia as possible and ignore at all costs the team strength of
talented three quarters. This plan worked a treat in allowing Australia to
dominate most of the game, if they needed any help, playing as they were with
a settled, confident, well worked team pattern.

Bowman scored after 7 minutes after a suspect knock on, but then Welsh idiot
referee Bevan missed knock ons all day, along with numerous other basic stuff,
although he wasn't as pedantic as usual.

Wilson and Cullen combined for a brilliant breakout in the 14th minute, but
this was the tale of the NZ attack. Individuals showing their considerable
talents in patches, but wthout support, lacking finish and nothing to do with
the game plan.

The All Black backline greatly reduced their error rate, but still looked
slow, pedestrian and predictable. While Australia knew what they were doing
and had the personnel to do it. Their finishing was superb. Neither team made
many mistakes, both sets of forwards were well matched and did their jobs
well. Any *** that New Zealand might have enjoyed in the loose in gone,
Australia's loosies are their equal now. The difference was in the backs
where Australia were clearly superior.

Merhtens finally put NZ on the board with a penalty after 35 minutes from an
Australian offside but Australia wrapped up the half with a try following a
concerted period of attack and numerous rucks, to lead 10-3 at half time.

Australia were right back in it after 2 minutes of the second half with a try
to Little in a copybook set move that sliced up the All Black backline and
was converted from infront by Eales. I do have one problem with this move,
which Australia have used before, and that is running Horan as a decoy a long
way in front of the player with the ball, acting as an obstructuion to
defence coming across. Refs might have to look closely at this one. The try
was totally unnecessary as well, coming from a silly tap and run on defence
when the ball should have been cleared long before.

Another NZ breakout almost resulted in a try after 11 minutes but bad hands
blew it again right on the line. Merhtens made the most of the position for a
penalty. But Burke replied with a penalty after 16 minutes.

NZ stormed back with a big run by Wilson but again couldn't finish. But
Merhetns kicked a third penalty for a 20-9 scoreline at the 20 minute mark.

Larkham scored for Australia in another superb backs movement, converted by
Eales, and Australia were ripping the game up 27-9, while NZ looked simply
pathetic. Again the try came from NZ silly options in defence.

With the game finished, the Bledisloe Cup on its way back to Sydney and Hart
sitting in the stands looking like a suicidal mullet, New Zealand finally
discovered some attitude and fired up to finish with ten minutes of passion.
Not bad, 10 minutes of attitude rugby from three games.

A continual period of NZ attack saw a try to Cullen, converted by Merhtens,
and the game ended with a bursting try to Lomu from a tap penalty on the 41
minute mark, again converted. The final score was 27-23 but the game was
Australia's in all important ways.

Congratulations to the Wallabies for an excellent team  game. Low mistake
rate, competent forwards, classy backs, good team attitude -- there were no
negatives in their game, the better team won and deserved to win by more.

New Zealand are finally showing a glimmer of attitude but still sadly lack
team combination, a game plan, and on-form personnel in the backline. John
Hart is a buffoon and I have changed my opinion of him totally. He has had a
soft ride on the back of quality teams and has showed no insight at all in
fixing the glaring holes in this team. Sack him and let's move on.

Not a light and cheery time for New Zealanders watching this game, the mood
was not improved by listening to Gordon Bray and Simon Poidiven,
unquestionably the most incompetent morons in sports broadcasting, tripping
over to each other to race for gratuituous self-praise and indulge in an ***
of crowing, squawking and vain hyperbole. If only we had a time machine we
could put them on the Titanic with Bevan and Hart and be rid of four halfwits
in one go.

Well done Australia, I now rate you as number one in the world, and the All
Blacks as number three or possibly four.

-- Rick Boyd

PS I wonder if now is the time to investigate Australian citizenship.

PPS Just joking.

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Post by Ingrid Kenned » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well done Australia, I now rate you as number one in the world, and the All
> Blacks as number three or possibly four.

> -- Rick Boyd

> Who won the WoRLD CUP?  Who won last week?  Gee you're not half biased!

Ingrid

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Wait » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Australia won the Beldisloe Cup and the Lancaster Park test match against
New
>Zealand with a quality team performance, 27-23.
>Their finishing was superb. Neither team made many mistakes

Eh? I saw plenty being made by the AB's myself Rick...

Quote:
>both sets of forwards were well matched and did their jobs well.

Now I'm convinced you've been watching a different game old son. The
All Black forwards were basically over-powered by their opponents. That's
one of the reasons we conceded so many turnovers, and why the ***y
ball came back so slow from every single ruck, barring a few at the
very end.

Quote:
>With the game finished, the Bledisloe Cup on its way back to Sydney and
Hart
>sitting in the stands looking like a suicidal mullet, New Zealand finally
>discovered some attitude and fired up to finish with ten minutes of
passion.
>Not bad, 10 minutes of attitude rugby from three games.

Yes, it looked to me like they took the field under so much pressure that
they basically choked. At the end of the match two things appeared to
happen.
Firstly Australia backed off, just like NZ has in the past when we've
effectively
already won a test. But secondly, the AB's seemed to realise that the
game was gone, and it freed them up mentally. They started to play their
more natural game - or at least with some vestige of the heart and guts
they should have had all along. The subs also contributed to this.

Quote:
>The final score was 27-23 but the game was
>Australia's in all important ways.

Definitely.

Quote:
>New Zealand are finally showing a glimmer of attitude but still sadly lack
>team combination, a game plan, and on-form personnel in the backline.

Or cohesion, raw energy and out and out hardness in the forwards, where
the main problem is! We saw how the backs went in the final 10 minutes
when the forwards got something together - they scored.

Quote:
>John Hart is a buffoon and I have changed my opinion of him totally. He has
had a
>soft ride on the back of quality teams and has showed no insight at all in
>fixing the glaring holes in this team. Sack him and let's move on.

How about Sloane and Smith? They've been effectively coaching backline
and forwards with Hart in a more managerial role apparently. Why not blame
them (ignoring facile "buck stops here" reasoning). Maybe its these guys
who've been spending time teaching the team wonderful "innovations" like
getting Jonah to feed the ball at the scrum, take a ponderous pass from
Randell, and then get nailed 1m short of the advantage line by 5 Wallaby
forwards.

Quote:
>Not a light and cheery time for New Zealanders watching this game, the mood
>was not improved by listening to Gordon Bray and Simon Poidiven,
>unquestionably the most incompetent morons in sports broadcasting, tripping
>over to each other to race for gratuituous self-praise and indulge in an
***
>of crowing, squawking and vain hyperbole.

I can only imagine. Bray is very aptly named incidently.

Cheers,
Paul.

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Smok » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Not a light and cheery time for New Zealanders watching this game,

well the Kiwi's in this house were having a great time watching the game,
the only disappointment was watching those two late tries which were totally
undeserved and made the scoreline look respectable, something that was never
on for 74 minutes.

well done Aussie, please feel free to cane the AB"s in the world cup as
well.

we'll be cheering for ya.

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Smok » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>--

>Life is ***ly transmitted...
>ICQ 14205957

>>SNIP>

>So the boks beat both AB and OZ, therefor you rate them 2nd. Very logical
>indeed

>Joeboy

learn to cook, then we'll review your real ability.
 
 
 

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Post by Ferd » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00



<<>So the boks beat both AB and OZ, therefor you rate them 2nd. Very
logical

Quote:
>indeed>>

Probably the same guy who called the Boks the new easy beats last
year.
 
 
 

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Post by Dirk Diggle » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Well done Australia, I now rate you as number one in the world, and the All
>Blacks as number three or possibly four.

>-- Rick Boyd

Haha what a load of ***-how do you then explain your loss to the Almighty
Springboks?? SA are back where they belong -at No. 1 , noone can stop us
from defending our title in Wales. The Boks will comfortably beat both the
All Blacks and Wallabies this month , then they will complete a record
breaking grand slam in December on the way to picking up the Webb Ellis
trophy in Wales next year.
 
 
 

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Post by Nigel Evan » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Bowman scored after 7 minutes after a suspect knock on, but then Welsh idiot
>referee Bevan missed knock ons all day, along with numerous other basic stuff,
>although he wasn't as pedantic as usual.

                    Oh dearie, dearie me ! What a woeful excuse !
Everybody knew that they were going to lose again and it is shameful of
you to come up with such predictability. Surely you could have thought
of something else ? Mass flatulence, worms, malaria, any ***y thing !
But, no, you blame the referee again. It's time New Zealand had a
complete overhaul of its rugby. It should start with its so-called
supporters. Boring !
--
Nigel Evans
 
 
 

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Post by Nigel Evan » Sun, 02 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>If you had troubled yourself to take note of the thread subject, and the
>content
>of Ricks article, you would see that the above is not being put forward as
>any
>kind of "excuse" whatsoever.

>Perhaps a little bit of reading before you post next time?

>Cheers,
>Paul.

               Goodness me ! Even Paul is getting a bit tetchy. Things
really are bad. Sorry boys, but I cannot be dishonest. I'm glad New
Zealand have lost their last three games. I suspect that most people in
the Northern Hemisphere share my views. They are just too cowardly to
express them.
               The invincibility of the Southern Hemisphere has been
shattered. The minute their serenity is disturbed they blame their
coach. They blame their players. They blame everybody - except
themselves.
               I've seen it all before. Yes, in Wales. I am not trying
to irritate you. I don't need to. You are finding that you have the
necessary capacity to irritate yourselves. Welcome aboard ! You have the
same problems now that we have had for years !
               I'm very good at reading.
--
Nigel Evans
 
 
 

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Post by Justin Bennet » Mon, 03 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Not a light and cheery time for New Zealanders watching this game, the mood was not improved by listening to Gordon Bray and Simon Poidiven,
> >unquestionably the most incompetent morons in sports broadcasting, tripping over to each other to race for gratuituous self-praise and indulge in an *** of crowing, squawking and vain hyperbole.

Very well said Rick. Take a hike Bray! Your snotty little apperance and
endless facts that eqaute to nothing. I love his little trival
anecdotes. Wow!! Damn!! facts, figures, debut apperances, schools in
which tests players go to coincedentally!!. The rugby world requires a
channel to voice it's opinons and get these morons off the air. I've
tolerated Bray's malarkey for ten years, time for some long-needed rest.

Quote:
> I can only imagine. Bray is very aptly named incidently.

Indeed. Well picked up.
Quote:
> Cheers,
> Paul.

 
 
 

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Post by Shak » Mon, 03 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>you to come up with such predictability. Surely you could have thought
>of something else ? Mass flatulence, worms, malaria, any ***y thing !

It was Susie - she's going out with Bevan and influenced him to be *** to
the poor AB's.
 
 
 

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Post by Paul Wait » Mon, 03 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>>Bowman scored after 7 minutes after a suspect knock on, but then Welsh
idiot
>>referee Bevan missed knock ons all day, along with numerous other basic
stuff,
>>although he wasn't as pedantic as usual.

>                    Oh dearie, dearie me ! What a woeful excuse !

If you had troubled yourself to take note of the thread subject, and the
content
of Ricks article, you would see that the above is not being put forward as
any
kind of "excuse" whatsoever.

Perhaps a little bit of reading before you post next time?

Cheers,
Paul.

 
 
 

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Post by J » Mon, 03 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



> >If you had troubled yourself to take note of the thread subject, and the
> >content
> >of Ricks article, you would see that the above is not being put forward as
> >any
> >kind of "excuse" whatsoever.

> >Perhaps a little bit of reading before you post next time?

> >Cheers,
> >Paul.

>                Goodness me ! Even Paul is getting a bit tetchy. Things
> really are bad. Sorry boys, but I cannot be dishonest. I'm glad New
> Zealand have lost their last three games.

No one here would have guessed. You've masked your envy extremely well
until now.
 
 
 

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Post by Tom Vavaso » Mon, 03 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>        The invincibility of the Southern Hemisphere has been
>shattered. The minute their serenity is disturbed they blame their
>coach. They blame their players. They blame everybody - except
>themselves.

I actually thought that we did a great job of blaming ourselves.

The invincibility of SH hasn't been touched. Only SH teams beat us,
and what is now the #3 team in the world STILL thrashed England. I'd
suggest that these results show your beloved NH teams are in even
worse shape than first thought.

And yes, I know you're just a lonely old Troller, but you've got no
rugby team worth supporting so I may as well give you a couple of
nibbles to play with.:)

...Tom

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