- Rugby World Cup Thread 2019
Well played S.A. they had a game that totally nullified us and to add injury to insult we’ve been man shamed in the scrum.
Gatland was right…we played our final last week. We can’t deal with the pressure of being favourites etc but I guess the good news is the squad is largely young.Posted 1 month ago
Well played SA.
Looks like my nerves after listening to the BBC pod about SA were well placed. They’ve made a fair bit of history today. They played a very very good game that nullified all of our strengths and scored two great tries…we never really looked liked scoring.Posted 1 month ago
Beating Aus/NZ/SA 3 in a row was always hard.
We will never know how much of an impact mentally losing Sinkler after 2 minutes had.
The big turning point for me was the tough kick Faz missed on about 50 min. We were 6 down at that point. The percentage play was put it in their 22.
He miseed, they kicked deep and got 3 points, then we had to chase the game.Posted 1 month agomboyMember
Feel sad for the england players but soooo pleased that Eddie Jones hasnt won a world cup!
He was an assistant coach for SA during their 2007 victory… So technically, he already has!
Gutted that England just couldn’t get it together today, fair play totally outplayed by a SA team that had done their homework. They destroyed England in the scrum, and didn’t let England run the ball too much, and when England did get an opportunity to run it, their defence was impermeable!
2 world class tries too… I’m absolutely gutted as an England fan, but despite so many penalties (seriously, I think Jerome Garces is the most trigger happy ref in World Rugby right now!) it was actually a great game of Rugby if you were impartial.Posted 1 month agotjagainMember
mboy – certainly a better game than I feared.
Englands main issue apart from the scrums is the half backs! Youngs was poor today and so was Ford. Farrell no better when he moved to ten. How many times did Englands speedy back 3 get any ball in space? You have those attacking threats but they need ball! three training feild moves off lineouts blown as well with poor passing.
SA clearly better in all aspects of the gamePosted 1 month ago
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