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One more hurdle to glory.

Rugby world cup South Africa
by Zenzar (U8319683) 16 October 2007
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So, this is it. One more game, one more victory and not only will we be world champions, but also ranked number one in the world. There will be people that will argue, but being both champs and no1 ranked speaks for itself, no? Of course, it's not quite there yet.
England need to be defeated once more. Let me say I think England played very well against the French, pity they lost Lewsey, he really put in a hearty performance, twas good to see.

I just want the guys to carry on playing the way they do. It's not perfect, we make mistakes, our scrums are not as strong as they traditionally are, we allowed way too much turnover ball, still some defensive errors, etc. The one thing we managed to do without fail is score points though, many of them. Against different kinds of opposition with different kinds of play, forwards or backs. We are balanced and our attacks have been very successful.
I believe we can take it if we play our current game, and quite simply score more points than England are able to. If the bokke allow England to keep the score low, then we will be in trouble.
Run in three tries and England will be down and out. Obviously it would be important to maintain discipline and not allow them to rack up points through penalties...but that would be throwing it away me thinks.

The lads just need to win one more for us. I know they can do it, and despite all the overrated talk and what not, this team will take some beating, against ANYone. Bring it home boys, you know were all freaking out all over South Africa right now. You know just about the entire country is gonna come to standstill to watch this match, and see you lift that trophy.

Good luck to England. They earned some respect from me from this weekends game, and I'm sure they won't be push overs again.

GO BOKKE!


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posted Oct 16, 2007

I see it as a hard fought game for the first three quarters of it and then it becoming a bit of a cake walk for South Africa.
Any predictions on the finale exact score?
S.A. 37 - England 12

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posted Oct 16, 2007

Go on SA, being a Scot whoever was playing England would be getting my support but my sisters fiance is from SA so I will have a few beers with him and enjoy the game.
Good luck guys!!!! not that i think you will need it

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posted Oct 16, 2007

The only trys in the last final were by converts.
Lets hope it's the same this time also.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

i hate it when people refer to all our tries as luck and errors. Habana's chip and chase came from a brilliant Burger steal and the others came from huge pressure which South Africa has been doing for over a year now. Its not as though Englands try was well worked!! Anyway, I think its going to come down to the last 15 mins. I am nervous! Come on Boks!

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posted Oct 16, 2007

Boks 'aint that good also the 36-0 will make them subconciosly over confident. England to be crowned champs again in a brutal battle, the difference will be Mr. Cool, if you 'aint guessed who that is then I can tell you, Wilko and out.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

If England are in sight come the last 15 it would seem to me that your main weapons of attack had been blunted and its back to which pack of fat lads can keep it going longest.

England might sneak it.

(well sneaks as in the sense of a stampede of deranged moose)

[mooses???]

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comment by nzgus (U9597926)

posted Oct 16, 2007

As with England winning in 2003 it would be great to see the highest ranked team in the world win the world cup but to get that ranking by winning it is pretty awesome.

Go the boks

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comment by Zenzar (U8319683)

posted Oct 16, 2007

It's moose, though it should be meese. Think of goose, plural is geese.
Not scared of Wilko. Good as he is I don't think a fly-half can win the game for Eng. Not this one.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

Can hardly wait.

And just maybe, the England backs will have few surprises/ For one, you might all find out that the fastest player in world rugby is not Bryan Habana but one Paul Sackey - the guy is absolute greased lightning.

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posted Oct 16, 2007

Never did rate Sackey, or Wilkinson for that matter...............

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