Rugby World Cup 11 September 2011

September 11th, 2011 at 10:41 am by David Farrar

I’m going to do a RWC post every day, so those interested can discuss and dissect outside of General Debate.

Results from 10 September:

  • France 47 – Japan 21
  • Scotland 34 – Romania 24
  • England 13 – Argentina 9
  • Fiji 49 – Namibia 25

For me the highlight was Romania playing so well, and coming so close to an upset. Would have loved to have seen Argentina win also.

Today’s Matches:

  • 3.30 pm – Australia v Italy
  • 6.00 pm – Ireland v USA
  • 8.30 pm – South Africa v Wales

Today we are all Welsh Italians!

Would also love to see USA win – not because Ireland is a threat, but for obvious sentimental reasons.

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17 Responses to “Rugby World Cup 11 September 2011”

  1. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    The enrgy around the city at the moment is pretty good. The only downer has been the odd whingeing Pom, for some reason not at Dunedin yesterday, but moaning that there should be a bigger crowd and more ‘buzz’ watching the England game on the big screen at the fan zone, where Police, security and other staff outnumbered the fans last night.

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  2. David Garrett (6,713 comments) says:

    Well done DPF! Corral the ridiculous national game in its own thread…then all the armchair experts can dissect each game minutely away from the rest of us….Bravo!

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  3. Pete George (23,278 comments) says:

    I only met good poms in Dunedin.

    I’ve looked at the O’Stadium miskicking: Otago Stadium miskicks.

    They could always try scoring tries.

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  4. kowtow (7,914 comments) says:

    Dunedin.
    Great little stadium,great atmosphere. Pity the footie wasn’t better. Still it was a nail biter that will be remembered for Wilkinsons kicking ,or lack of it ,more than anything else.
    On that note ,the jeering from Argie supporters (partisan New Zealanders)was simply shameful ,unsporting and down right rude . This also included full throated chants of “Johnny Wilkinsons’ a wanker”.

    The streaker rose a big cheer,ran a 100 metres,and presumably spent the night in the cells,dumb bastard. He’ll get the full weight of the new legislation.

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  5. backster (2,120 comments) says:

    Oi Oi OI Aussie Aussie Aussie.

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  6. Longknives (4,678 comments) says:

    Kowtow- I thought it was an enjoyable match to watch, I’m a little old school in that I enjoy an epic ‘Arm Wrestle’ with two big forward packs smashing into each other. That’s the beauty of rugby- Not every game has to be a fluffy ‘sevens type’ champagne festival of running rugby.

    Pete- “They could always try scoring tries”

    You mean like Canterbury and Waikato did in the ‘showpiece’ ITM Cup final?? Amazing how blinkered NZers can be when it comes to their pure hatred of English Rugby.

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  7. Mick Mac (1,091 comments) says:

    Sad England won, we wanted the Argies to win, but they literally kicked their victory away.
    If they’d kicked for touch and line outs they probably would have scored a few tries.

    Cheering for Wales tonight but the other half of the family will be for the South Africans so we’ll be hoarse tomorrow.

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  8. Pete George (23,278 comments) says:

    Longknives,who said anything about hatred?

    Playing a percentage kicking game with a low score is supposedly playing safe but it’s also hight risk – all it takes is one mistake, one touch of brilliance, and you’re beaten. Argentina tried a last minute turnaround and ran very well but it’s hard to convert from 79 minutes of slog and kick to a running winner and they couldn’t get over the line.

    As Mick Mac said Argentina basically kicked away the game and let England do just enough to win.

    The playoff section in particular is likely to be defense and kick dominated which favours teams like SA, England and Argentina but one great opposition run could easily put them away too.

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  9. PaulL (5,977 comments) says:

    backster: I think it’s aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi.

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  10. toad (3,672 comments) says:

    I have to admit the England v Argentina game was somewhat more exciting than I had expected, but only because of the close scoreline right down to the wire. The Poms and the Pumas have been the two most boring and defensive teams in world rugby for at least the last 20 years, and on last night’s evidence they still are. And last night neither of them could kick goals either, which is what they both traditionally base their game around.

    Let’s just hope neither of them makes the semifinals.

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  11. Pete George (23,278 comments) says:

    Mixing politics and sport could sometimes be advantageous. A golod time for Goff to announce his retirement would be five minutes after the All Blacks either win the world cup or get knocked out of the world cup.

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  12. Don the Kiwi (1,644 comments) says:

    Just watched the Aussies put the Italians away.
    The Ities did well in the first half, containing the Ozzies and matching them pretty much in the forwards.
    But in the second half, the Ozies opened up with their backs, and the Ities couldn’t match them. A good game to watch though. down at my watering hole – The Bureta Park Hotel – with mates and a few sherberts- most rooting for Italy, and the unabashed behind Aus.

    Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie – Oi, Oi, Oi.

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  13. Pete George (23,278 comments) says:

    Great games tonight, Springboks just having enough to finish off after a terrific Welsh effort.

    Did that penalty really miss?

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  14. Grendel (972 comments) says:

    PG it did not look like a miss to me. Curious to see if any controversy comes from it.

    Can it be challenged?

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  15. wolfjung (59 comments) says:

    I’m not sure if that penalty curled around after the posts, one would have thought the lines man would have had the best call looking directly up. It looked like it went above the height of the posts making it difficult to tell.

    Though once again a great game killed of by Wayne Barnes, fortunately for him most games are at night avoiding the need for sunscreen, unfortunately for the viewers his contrast dominates the screen and he sticks out like a pasty white pommy toff who reminds us all of his bad calls at critical times.

    Certainly Wales and Argentina were deserved of winning this weekend. I hope there is a rugby God who does give justice, prerferably by way of Jerome Kaino hitting Wayne Barnes “accidently” for blocking around the ruck area.

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  16. iMP (2,333 comments) says:

    Best game so far WALES vs SA 16-17. That amazing drive forward rugby. The Minnows are growing. Japan were inexhaustible. It is great to see Wales back as a force in rugby as they were in the old days.

    I suspect All Blacks were playing safe against tonga, to avoid injury, and we will see a different ABs next game.

    Aust, SA, Engl., all seem off the boil. Fra not in it (but you can never write them off).

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  17. Jinky (181 comments) says:

    the crowd at westpac certainly thought that penalty went over. Wayne barnes was booed on and off the park.

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