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Rugby League World Cup

Post by vlad » October 12, 2017, 2:41 pm

Our Boys fly out to Aus today for the 2017 World cup so watch out Aussies the Pom's are out to Bash you on your own Soil.

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by Aardvark » October 12, 2017, 5:21 pm

They can do their best, but their gonna have to be real good on the day ... :-"

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by Barney » October 12, 2017, 6:08 pm

England will try hard but it will be the same story as the last 30 years, vlad have you seen the size of the monsters in the aussie team.
But good luck to all teams and I hope the minnows produce some upsets or near upsets. Fatigue will kill most of the smaller nations. The guys who play in the NRL will have the stamina.

Its good to see rugby league on the international stage. ;)

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by vlad » October 13, 2017, 12:32 am

We have got the Burgess Brothers who both play in the NRL and there's nothing big Sam likes its Smashing Aussies. Lets not forget he played a full Grand Final with a fractured eye socket,

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Post by GT93 » October 13, 2017, 12:02 pm

England last made the final in 1995 and the last time the English were on the winning side was when Great Britain won in 1972. That was before Thatcher was Prime Minister. 8)

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by Barney » October 13, 2017, 1:12 pm

vlad wrote:
October 13, 2017, 12:32 am
We have got the Burgess Brothers who both play in the NRL and there's nothing big Sam likes its Smashing Aussies. Lets not forget he played a full Grand Final with a fractured eye socket,
Yes 2014 GF, the head clash was with another Englishman James Graham. Tough nuts to crack that's for sure.
Not sure why burgess twin was omitted.

The strongest will survive. The opening game between England and Australia should be a cracker. And, it could go either way with the poms fired up.
My Nostradamus book says 26/14 to Australia

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by panmotor » October 13, 2017, 1:15 pm

Even as one of the biggest optimists on the forum I cant see us getting anywhere near the Aussies unfortunately.

Hope I am wrong as it would be nice to win the Rugby world cup in the same 12 months as the cricket ashes and the soccer world cup both of which are inevitable England wins

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by panmotor » October 27, 2017, 6:37 pm

Well it was closer than I expected at 18-4 to the Aussies with the last 6 points via a late breakaway try when England were pressing to get back in it. Thought we shaded it in the 2nd half!

In reality all it means is that Australia have pretty much already qualified for the final against the winners of a likely England v NZ semi

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by stattointhailand » October 27, 2017, 6:53 pm

GT93 wrote:
October 13, 2017, 12:02 pm
England last made the final in 1995 and the last time the English were on the winning side was when Great Britain won in 1972. That was before Thatcher was Prime Minister. 8)
Thanks GT ..... I'll add Rugby League to the long list of others disasters she was responsible for :evil:

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Rugby League World Cup

Post by vlad » October 30, 2017, 2:59 pm

Watching the opening game when we played the Aussie's whats with the pretend Haka ? on the Cringeworthy factor it scored a 10. It was Embarrassing to sit through it. Do not try to Emulate the Haka it didn't work, it just made you look silly.

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by fatbob » October 30, 2017, 5:14 pm

vlad wrote:
October 30, 2017, 2:59 pm
Watching the opening game when we played the Aussie's whats with the pretend Haka ? on the Cringeworthy factor it scored a 10. It was Embarrassing to sit through it. Do not try to Emulate the Haka it didn't work, it just made you look silly.
Its Aboriginal tradition as the Haka is Maori.

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by wazza » October 30, 2017, 8:55 pm

who won ?

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by Aardvark » October 31, 2017, 4:00 pm

fatbob wrote:
October 30, 2017, 5:14 pm
vlad wrote:
October 30, 2017, 2:59 pm
Watching the opening game when we played the Aussie's whats with the pretend Haka ? on the Cringeworthy factor it scored a 10. It was Embarrassing to sit through it. Do not try to Emulate the Haka it didn't work, it just made you look silly.
Its Aboriginal tradition as the Haka is Maori.
A Tradition they invented quite recently methinks ....

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by fatbob » October 31, 2017, 6:37 pm

Aardvark wrote:
October 31, 2017, 4:00 pm
fatbob wrote:
October 30, 2017, 5:14 pm
vlad wrote:
October 30, 2017, 2:59 pm
Watching the opening game when we played the Aussie's whats with the pretend Haka ? on the Cringeworthy factor it scored a 10. It was Embarrassing to sit through it. Do not try to Emulate the Haka it didn't work, it just made you look silly.
Its Aboriginal tradition as the Haka is Maori.
A Tradition they invented quite recently methinks ....
Sure is and looks like we better get used to it as it seems like all the big games are having it, can't say it doe's it for me but in modern Australia with all the PC bunnies I reckon it's there to stay....

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Re: Rugby League World Cup

Post by GT93 » November 8, 2017, 1:11 pm

I'm tired of all the Samoan - Tongan street fights we've had in NZ before last weekend's game. They should have played that game in Oz rather than Hamilton, NZ.

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