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The 2018 Rugby Championship

stefan9

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Excellent performance by the boks. Whiteley and diyanti man of the match for me.

Not getting the praise for PSTD there were 4 tackles I saw him miss and 2 occasions were he was too slow.
 

Mike7

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Greatest win in Bok history? Can't think of any time in our history we've been given such a slim chance against any team let alone the AB's in NZ and won. The World Cup wins was great but this is something else. I was hoping we would get beat by less than 20 points but to actually win the game!
 

Fulcrum29

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Just show how poor Australia is at the moment. Los Pumas didn't play well, but made a point of their presence in the top 10.
 

OrbitalDawn

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Just show how poor Australia is at the moment. Los Pumas didn't play well, but made a point of their presence in the top 10.
It was weird. Both had many, many errors, but also flashes of brilliance. Good game, actually. Glad the Pumas took it.

That last tackle on Folau by Lavanini was a cruncher.
 

Fulcrum29

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Fulcrum29

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/...s/news-story/cf53c13d11710248f3963c5fcaa1612d

WATCH: Ugly scenes as angry fan takes on Wallaby after Argentina loss
AN already miserable night for the Wallabies has turned ugly on the Gold Coast with an angry fan taking on Test flanker Lukhan Tui in a heated physical altercation after the upset loss to Argentina on Saturday night.

In scarcely believable scenes, the Fox Sports’ commentary panel talked over vision of the fired up supporter locked in a wrestling match with the imposing Tui, who appeared to be chatting with family and friends in the stands following the 23-19 loss at CBus Super Stadium.

It was Argentina’s first win on Australian soil for 35 years and the defeat in front of a small crowd of 16,019 will plunge the Wallabies to a worst ever seventh on the world rankings when they are released on Monday.

Police eventually arrived at the scene after Tui’s Wallaby teammates Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete and Jack Maddocks — and a Rugby Australia staffer — tried to defuse the rapidly escalating situation.

The angry fan was eventually led away by his throat by another individual.

“It’s very disappointing and sad to see our fans like this,” said Wallaby Reece Hodge, who was being interviewed by Rod Kafer as the tussle started.
They should have sent the fan back to the outback.
 

Whright

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So what’s the permutations for our next game, win with a bonus point or lose by 7 or less and we take the rugby championship trophy, or have NZ already taken it?
 

Agent_Smith

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So what’s the permutations for our next game, win with a bonus point or lose by 7 or less and we take the rugby championship trophy, or have NZ already taken it?
They would have to lose to Argentina in Argentina for us to have a sniff. As well as Argentina is playing, I can't see that happening.
 

Agent_Smith

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From Supersport.com

Mallett says 'humble pie never tasted so delicious'


Leading South African rugby analyst and former Springboks coach Nick Mallett admitted to being amazed by the shock 36-34 victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand on Saturday. "Humble pie never tasted so delicious," said the SuperSport pundit after the biggest test upset this year, having predicted South Africa would do well to lose by less than 20 points. "There was absolutely no pre-match evidence that South Africa would win," said the 61-year-old who guided the Springboks to third place at the 1999 Rugby World Cup. "They were shocking in away losses to Argentina and Australia recently, hence my prediction that they would do well to lose by less than 20 points. "But after winning in Wellington they have raised the bar to new heights, and that is where it must stay," he said of the Rugby Championship fourth-round triumph. "Let us not, under any circumstances, drift back to those performances in Mendoza and Brisbane. Let us build from what we achieved in Wellington."

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the victory, tweeting: "A job very well done by our Springboks for the fierce fight and victory against the tough All Blacks.
"The determination you demonstrated today, away from home, is beyond fulfilling. Our team showed true character from start to finish. Continue to fly the flag, you make us proud."


Mallett called the performance by the seventh-ranked South Africans against the world champions "brilliant" and "magnificent". "New Zealand have scored an average of 35 points when beating us in recent years so we had to get at least 36 -- and that is exactly what the team did. "A key factor was putting the All Blacks under pressure -- it is not a situation they are used to dealing with. "The bounce of the ball also favoured us at times, but we deserved some luck, and the goal-kicking of Handre Pollard was another plus." Pollard shrugged off woeful recent goal-kicking form to succeed with five of six shots while opposite number Beauden Barrett converted only two of six. "I also thought New Zealand erred at the end of the game as they sought a match-winning score by going for a try rather than a drop goal. "The South African defence was magnificent during those closing stages -- all 23 players were heroes." Despite the shock loss, New Zealand remain favourites to win the Rugby Championship for a sixth time in seven attempts.
They lead South Africa by six points and can clinch first place by securing a bonus-point victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires this month. South Africa host New Zealand in Pretoria on October 6 in the final round with the 52 000 tickets sold out two months ago.
So why don't you tell COSATU to STFU and let them get on with it?
 

McT

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THE Wallabies have slumped to a new low, with Michael Cheika’s men set to drop to a worst ever No 7 in the World Rugby rankings after losing 23-19 to Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast
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