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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Wildman, Dec 4, 2016.
Party @ Tony Brown's.
The local media never fails...
On the weekend it was "Crusaders concerned about referring.." today it was "..Lions turn to whine about ref.."
Cory Hill a Lion, Joe Launchbury and Jonnie Gray heading to the beach. Gatland has devalued the shirt. Fuck him. Fuck him in the head. And who the fuck is Kristian Dacey?
Lions played very well tonight. NZ M having to defend almost all of the game time. That penalty count was bad with Halfpenny bagging 6 or so of the 14 awarded combined with that penalty try sadly was a true reflection of the game. Not really what I had hoped for but all credit to the Lions for a good display of disciplined and patient rugby.
Feck Rugby I'm taking up ornithology
Crikey thats serious, I had to G oogle that. Michael and Moorie and co.....well ... you do win a game now and again.
Have to say I almost, fleetingly feel for the Lions.
Blokes in the provinces with an opportunity to have a crack at them.
A one off opportunity for them and they will most probably play above and beyond to win the game, the kudos ...well we knocked of those bloody Lions.
Nothing to loose really and everything to gain, unlike the Lions.
And it will be a B team with the best saved ( hopefully ) for the ass kicking and lesson in rugby at Eden Park.
And Beaver! He leads out the Waikato Chiefs. Guaranteed to be a genuine 100% effort despite having the odd brain explosion from time to time, reminds me a bit of Ali Williams from time to time.
I think its a given if they cant foot it up front the Lions will fall back to the Warrenball style of rugby. Not exciting open rugby to view from a spectator point of view but it works and can get the right result for them.
Got to get hold of the pill and turn them inside out I say.
Then while they are still dizzy and at 6's and 7's flick it out wide and let them run and score some of those magnificent crowd pleasing tries.
Looking for a big game from Elliot Daly. He needs to grab the 23-shirt for Saturday. Can't see anyone else playing against the Chiefs staking a claim for a test place, unless it's as injury cover. T'eo's played too well for Henshaw to get a show. Lawes has an outside chance, I guess, but I'm pretty sure it'll be Itojem Kruis and AWJ come Saturday.
I think the Chiefs may surprise the Lions up front.
There are some good journeymen like Tom Sanders & Michael Allardice, but some exciting talent in Lachlan Boshier, Dominic Bird, Nepo Laulala, and Siegfried Fisiihoi. Having reserves like Hika Elliot,, Atu Moli, Liam Messam and Mitch Karpik will help as well...
Tough night for the Chiefs.
The North won - South lost.
I do wonder if the off the feet and killing the ball, clearly off side, handling the ball - read plucking the ball from the opposition side while lying on the ground and feeding it back, lineout interference had been refereed it may have had a different outcome.
Sadly we have not seen the last from that man in this series.
That being said the Lions played their previously demonstrated smart game.
Pressure applied and wait for their opportunities, where they were able to capitalise and also ran in some tries.
Towards the end they totally dominated and appeared to run in tries at will.
End result they dominated the game and the opposition was fed mostly on scraps and sat the Chief on their arse in the corner.
It wasn't a good game, but it was a great event.
The problem with scheduling the game just after the Maoris played and just before the test is that the Chiefs lost 10 first choice players.
At least one of the Chiefs players wasn't even in the squad last week.
The positive is that a lot of Lions fans were in town, having arrived for the first test.
The stadium was packed, and town went off.
Well played ABs! Lack of clinical finishing from the BLs. You can't get so close the ABs line and come away without points as often as they did today and win.
Sexton way off the pace when he came on, Kruis not sharp enough after injury, although the lineout went well until Owens came on.
Good match. Bring on Wellington.
Big win for the Lions in Wellington! Got to say that they made hard work of playing against 14-men for 60-minutes, and if Barrett had kicked his goals it would have been different. That said, two-tries to none, and we go back to Eden Park for the decider next Saturday.
Can also publicly eat my own words earlier in the thread on Jonathan Davies. He's refound his game. Couldn't get into the Wales starting XV but now leading the line for the Lions.
Big win indeed.
Yes two tries to one + penalties, I think the AB's were lucky there as if the Lions chanced their luck a little earlier it would have been more.
Well done ( choke ) the Lions.
I cant help thinking these French Referees are out of their depth with games at this level.
Is that swinging arm that knocked out the bloke on the ground and subsequently failing the concussion test going to the citing board for review?
The referee did a great job. I'm just happy he didn't buy into the whole AB fucking bullshit and let them get away with murder as they normally do. Sonny Bill can have NO complaints about his dismissal. Watch all the off the ball shit the AB get up to - they normally get away with it all since, well, they're the ABs...
That was exciting.
At least the ref wasn't that Welsh cahnt
Easy to complain about the Blacks but the Lions came out on top. Finally realising thuggery in the middle won't beat the masters of it.
Bravo the Lions !
You are always banging this drum (pretty much every time the Wannabes get pants by the AB's).
What was the penalty count?