The 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals

Mephisto_Helix

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Team announcement today right? Not that much will change of course. Ireland by a penalty!
 

sand_man

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Team announcement today right? Not that much will change of course. Ireland by a penalty!
Would love to see the Boks bring the same physicality as they did in the last test against NZ! Boks by 15-20 if they play with the same intensity as then.

We really should knock Ireland over, won't be easy though and if it's greasy under foot all bets are off, Ireland by 5-7...
 

DanDango

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NZ Rugby shuts down report of hybrid All Blacks match
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11942383

New Zealand Rugby has swiftly shut down reports the All Blacks could face the Kangaroos in a lucrative cross-code hybrid match in Tokyo.

Sydney's Daily Telegraph suggested the proposed match could generate $50 million, with each team to supposedly receive $10m or almost $600,000 per player.

The Telegraph claimed the All Blacks and Australian Rugby League both showed interest in the concept - suggesting the match could take place "two to four weeks" after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Hybrid Rugby chairman Phil Franks reportedly met with NZR chief strategy and operations officer, Nigel Cass, in Wellington to discuss the proposal. Franks and Hybrid director and former player Mark Ella also planned to visit Japan next month to try and secure further funding for the match.

"I had a formal discussion with the New Zealand Rugby Union and they were really interested," Franks told the Telegraph.

"They stipulated they wanted to see an elite-class game. They are the first to give us a window and a time as to when they want to do it. That window was two weeks to a month after the 2019 World Cup final in Tokyo [on November 2].

"We are absolutely confident we can put it together. This game will be worth $50m. It will be just as big as the final of the World Cup.

"There hasn't been any formal agreement at this stage but you know and I know it's going to happen."

But, on this occasion, it seems Franks was rather overexcited.

In a statement issued last night, NZR chief executive Steve Tew immediately put a line through the proposed match.
 

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15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6, Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Coenie Oosthuizen 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi , 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Francois Venter

15 Rob Kearney; 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale; 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 8 CJ Stander, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Peter O'Mahony; 5 Devin Toner, 4 Iain Henderson; 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (captain), 1 Cian Healy

Substitutes: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 John Ryan, 19 James Ryan, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Darren Sweetnam
 

OrbitalDawn

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This AB Maoris/French Barbarians match is so frustrating. Poor playing all round.
 

edwinhenry

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How does one get to watch this by streaming in stead of paying your backside off for DSTv, and the rest of the bouquet is repeats from just before Noah's flood?
 

greg0205

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How does one get to watch this by streaming in stead of paying your backside off for DSTv, and the rest of the bouquet is repeats from just before Noah's flood?
Ace Streams. You're welcome.

First the prep work...

http://www.sodaplayer.com

Download and install.

Bookmark:

http://www.reddit.com/r/rugbyunion/
http://www.reddit.com/r/rugbystreams/

The good folk on the reddit pages are wont to share acestream links for most international games... South Africa vs Ireland will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action but the ace stream links aren't up yet. The links look like strings of random numbers, eg: 8cc8ee070e31063a18c17363a1f03a9571ad65a1 (which is the 1080p 6000kbps string for F1 quali in Brazil this afternoon)

You copy and paste the string into Soda Player, wait for the buffer and enjoy the game.

I'll post the string here as soon as it goes live.


EDIT: f01dd99ffaa3b1d271ff1f14cc57ecb38a86dbbb is working for England vs Argentina. Sky Sports Main Event HD 1080p

... or 88ed3eb027715170bbc30d6e6278401917901c2c for Sky Sports Action HD
 
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Sl8er

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ENG vs ARG
That last try from ENG was clearly off a forward pass, jeez.
 

sand_man

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ENG vs ARG
That last try from ENG was clearly off a forward pass, jeez.
Yeah. Palpably forward. Unlucky for arg but they haven't looked like winning this game. Having said that were possibly a goal kicker and a forward pass away from a season defining victory. Not a particular good game but not as bad as the Italy Fiji fixture. Gees, that was rubbish.

Wales Australia should be a humdinger. NZ France has huge potential and let's see which Boks arrive today.
 

FoXtroT

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Bit of a pointless alternative kit. Would have been more of a difference with their usual.
 

sand_man

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2 man over lap and Damien kicks. Speaks volumes of his rugby acumen or lack there of.
 
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