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What's an acceptable winning margin?

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by tiemikangar (U9984225) 13 November 2009
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Just wandering what winning margin against the South Sea minnows will be acceptable, 20, 30, 40 points?

Personally I'll be surprised if it's not above 30, my prediction:
Wales 45 W.Somoa 10

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posted Nov 13, 2009

Great performance by Samoa, seemed to me that Wales took them too lightly and almost paid the price. Is Jonathan Davies the most annoyingly biased commentator ever, desperatly hoped that Samoa would nick it at the end just to hear what he had to say.

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posted Nov 13, 2009

'If England face an Argentinian attack anywhere as good as this Samoan team, well, need I say more. It could get ugly.'

Yawn... or more likely Wales are overated and England would of won much more comfortably against Samoa!

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posted Nov 13, 2009

If you think on the balance of 80 minutes play Samoa should have won then your knowledge of rugby union is sadly lacking.

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posted Nov 13, 2009

Not easy to play 16 v 14.

Dodgy refeering performance, typical of SH visits to the NH.

Wales should've played the last 10 minutes with 14 men themselves after those terrible professional fouls - playing the ball on the ground, collapsing the scrum, deliberate off-side.

Thought JD commentary was one of the most arrogant biased and patronising I've heard: "Well I'd try to keep their lineout very simple, very simple. For them". Ignorant Welsh prat.

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comment by Kubali (U13723610)

posted Nov 13, 2009

Games aren't always won on the balance of play, a lot of the time its how teams execute their chances. Samoa made much more use of their opportunities than Wales did.

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posted Nov 13, 2009

I thought it was quite a good game, made even better when we switched the commentary off and put some decent music on. Enjoyable night for a neutral watcher, but still had to cheer on Wales. Hope England do better tomorrow or there'll be hell to pay in the press. :D

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posted Nov 13, 2009

Not sure where fedupwithelvs was trying to watch, however in the West Midlands (on Freeview) I pressed the red button on BBC 2 and saw the whole game.

No matter, what I really wanted to mention was the fact that in spite of IRB gurus saying (The Times this morning) that the refs tonight would be closely watched over illegal tackles and scrummage infringements, (Barnes in France, and this one in Cardiff) neither front row waited for the end of the Crouch-Touch-Pause-Engage sequence (and neither was penalised for not doing so).

Result? Cave-in, collapse, early shove - the whole gamut of offences.

Next: the IRB is concerned with injuries caused by illegal 'clearing-out' at ruck and maul.

The law clearly states that players joining a ruck 'must bind on a team mate with the whole of one arm'.

What happened tonight?

Players from both sides come piling in and take out an opposition player at the ruck, without the slightest attempt at binding on their own player.

Shambles!! Wake up IRB, before someone gets a broken back!!

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posted Nov 13, 2009

Wales what a shambles, talk about a team in turmoil, to scrape a win against a Samoa at home when Samoa hasn't played for a while is a joke, espeically as these boards have been talking about Wales winning by 20 30 40 points hahahahahahahahahaha


I hope the WRU have taken note that Gatlands magic has worn off. Dark times ahead.

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posted Nov 14, 2009

Hersh
If Wales have dark times ahead then England are in the umbra of world rugby!!!

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posted Nov 14, 2009

Majestic
'That was a terrible performance from Wales, HOW, Many chances does a team.player need to have to beable to PASS the ball?'
24 minutes England 5 handling errors Argentina 1
and they're not even trying to handle it !!!!

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