NZ v Tonga

September 9th, 2011 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

I can’t wait for the Opening Ceremony and then of course the game

So what do people think the score will be?

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40 Responses to “NZ v Tonga”

  1. Roflcopter (466 comments) says:

    Not picking actual score, but AB’s by 50+

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  2. voice of reason (490 comments) says:

    half-time ABs 24 Tonga – 7
    full time ABs 52 – Tonga 15

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  3. dime (10,134 comments) says:

    NZ by 40.

    Looking forward to the Haka’s (not as much as bruv though).

    its gonna be a fun tournament. off to the france game. also have access to the quarters/semis and final… not sure i wanna pay the four hundy for the final though…

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  4. KiwiGreg (3,260 comments) says:

    I’m really hoping Abs beat Tonga by less than 50 points.

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  5. Elaycee (4,410 comments) says:

    Probably a very physical first 40 minutes before the ABs turn on the tap. Weather in AKL today is great, so…

    HT ABs 23 – 9

    FT ABs 48 – 19

    Hopefully, no major injuries….

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  6. mikenmild (11,777 comments) says:

    Well this year Tonga have beaten Samoa, who have beaten Australia, who have beaten NZ, so maybe it will be close!

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  7. Hiro Protagonist (17 comments) says:

    DILLIGAF

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  8. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Caring about >< this much.

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  9. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    Hiro Protagonist,

    Do you deliver pizza armed with a samurai sword?

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  10. Planna ha ha (5 comments) says:

    AB………………………….73
    Tonga……………………..9

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  11. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    NZ 72
    Tonga 8

    Aussie is paying $20 to beat Italy by 66+
    that looks like some value

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  12. redeye (630 comments) says:

    Amazing the arrogance of those that thing other’s would like to read that they could care less. They seem to think their opinions are so important others need to know when they have none.

    45-3. It’ll be important to be able to keep their line from being breeched.

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  13. RRM (10,034 comments) says:

    NZ 56-24 Tonga.

    It’s going to be loose but fun. Unfortunately, I will be on the road then…

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  14. Mark (496 comments) says:

    NZ 66 – 18 Tonga

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  15. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    The word you wanted there was think redeye.

    Your opinion might have more value if it was in english. not that I give a crap either way.

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  16. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Samoa vs Fiji in Auckland will be a good one to get tickets to, should be a great crowd.

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  17. Brian Smaller (4,026 comments) says:

    if it is anything like the time we played Tonga in Wellington…..I would say that the ABs will win by 60 points and have three players out of the Cup with injuries.

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  18. HB (328 comments) says:

    Quite excited about the opening ceremony and game tonight.
    I think the first half will be relatively low scoring while the ABs soak up the hard hits.
    Second half will see the ABs superior fitness score them lots of tries. I expect the penalty count to up in the second half also as the Tongans start to get frustrated.

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  19. ben (2,384 comments) says:

    Tonga to win 41-28. In a mild upset, Romania by a nose over Japan in the final.

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  20. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    AB’s by 40+

    SBW to be hit high and low by two large and very devout Tongans moving at full noise within 10 minutes of the off, and to be literally broken in two.

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  21. mikenmild (11,777 comments) says:

    redeye
    I hear you. Why comment on this thread if one hates the game?
    NZ 67 Tonga 3
    Hope to see it on the big screen at the Wellington fan zone if it’s not too cold out.

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  22. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    NZ to win by -50 is paying $3.80 on the NZ TAB. I’ll have me some of that! Tonga won’t go down without one hell of a fight. NZ by 30

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  23. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    hmmokrightitis- Sonny Bill being broken in half would get the biggest cheer of the night from disgruntled NZ rugby fans! Could you imagine Mundine though- “It was all a conspiracy Bruh”….

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  24. Dazzaman (1,146 comments) says:

    56-18 AB’s

    Half time…..23-10

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  25. Dazzaman (1,146 comments) says:

    Aussie is paying $20 to beat Italy by 66+

    Wow, really? That’s pretty generous of the TAB!

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  26. Viking2 (11,575 comments) says:

    Just to be different. Well that’s normal for me

    AB21 – 25 Tonga.
    AB’s lose 3 or 4 players for the rest of the tournament. Tooo soft.

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  27. DavidC (179 comments) says:

    Final score 88 – 8

    Dagg to score 4 tries!

    about to start the drive into town to have a quiet bevvy before the walk to the park.

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  28. Batman (103 comments) says:

    All Blacks win 52 – 10. two consolation tries to the tongans. SBW targeted and gets injured out of the tournament.

    Dave Dobbyn to play at Queens wharf, crowd commits mass suicide by jumping off the wharf.

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  29. TimG_Oz (865 comments) says:

    Sure… make predictions for this match. Just don’t make it for the final, because the Rapture is coming October 21

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390268/Rapture-Harold-Camping-explains-wrong–says-God-bring-Rapture-OCTOBER-21.html

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  30. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    Left the Viaduct at 2PM, drove to Parnell for lunch. Took 40 minutes. Thankfully made it to the airport in time for flight, ensconced in quieter than usual Koru, there is a cold bottle and a large TV awaiting my arrival at home.

    SBW will snap like a twig when 300 kgs of Tongan hits him a close to Warp Factor 9. Wonder which deity he will pray too when he sees them coming? :)

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  31. snowy (108 comments) says:

    hmmokrightitis

    The Almighty Dollar I would imagine

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  32. Steve (4,591 comments) says:

    Tonga 28
    NZ 26

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  33. Inventory2 (10,443 comments) says:

    All Blacks by 40+

    The Tongans will be competitive early on, but the game will open up in the last half hour when raw emotion isn’t enough any more. But three Samoans in the All Black backline; I reckon that’s Ted Henry’s sneaky way of firing a shot across the Tongans’ bows.

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  34. reid (16,634 comments) says:

    Just listening to the news on crowds in Auckland tonight. McCully clearly overlooked this elementary management detail on the very night of the grand opening. What a fuck up. What a surprise.

    I mean, trains at a standstill, ferry services cancelled since people cannot yet exit the terminals due to the crowds, etc etc.

    I’ve always failed to see what anyone sees in McCully…

    No doubt lessons will be learned, except by Murray. He’s too important to worry about little details like that. I mean crikey. He and Key have no doubt got several helicopters at their disposal, why would he give a shit?

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  35. Peter (1,723 comments) says:

    Yawnies

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  36. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    @reid, you display your stupidity on a regular basis, really, why do you bother, what point are you really trying to make? Shall I break this down. Its Auckland transport. Lets think for a moment. McCully owns that. Right. Try your mate Little Lenny. Auckland transport. Len. Got it?

    Do try harder.

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  37. reid (16,634 comments) says:

    Hey if McCully’s ultimately responsible for opening night which he is, crowd control/capacity planning should have been one agenda item on at least one planning session and properly thought through and if it wasn’t ever on the agenda he should have noticed.

    Clearly, it wasn’t.

    If a US Navy Captain grounds their ship, they lose their command. The reasoning being that even if the CO was asleep, he wasn’t running a tight ship.

    Same thing here.

    Like I said earlier, no doubt lessons are already being learned and things will change rapidly but it’s elementary planning. Isn’t it?

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  38. Griff (8,203 comments) says:

    McCully
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for the Rugby World Cup. 2010 was a busy year, as I maintained a HECTIC TRAVEL SCHEDULE, completed an overhaul of high performance sport and prepared for the Rugby World Cup.

    Should have stayed at home to deal with the world cup

    FAIL

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  39. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    Minister of Transport? Who is responsible for Auckland transport? But then I dont doubt you could have waved your magic wand (no, not that one a real magic wand) and made it all happen.

    Aucklands love affair with the car continues. Labour had 9 years to unfuck Auckland transport, and did nothing. The vast majority of people I saw tonight seemed absolutely fine with delays and huge crowds, and didnt seem for a second to think it represented an opportunity to take a swipe at National.

    Epic fail reid and griff. But do keep trying, its fun to watch :)

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  40. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    “Tonga won’t go down without one hell of a fight. NZ by 30…”

    Nailed it! What did I win David??

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