The 2018 Rugby Championship

Rabobi

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1. New Zealand 92.52
2. Ireland 90.12
3. Wales 85.94
4. England 85.68

5. South Africa 83.35
6. Scotland 83.02
7. Australia 82.45


8. France 79.10

9. Argentina 79.02
10. Fiji 76.54
11. Japan 75.24
12. Tonga 73.84
13. Georgia 73.13
14. Italy 72.56
15. USA 71.66
16. Samoa 68.28
17. Romania 68.25
18. Uruguay 65.37
19. Russia 64.89
20. Spain 63.09


Other:

22. Namibia 59.97
39. Zimbabwe 49.28
 

Fulcrum29

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This post above reminds me...

The Boks must get all confident now, they still need to beat Japan who has a 100% win ratio against them before they can feel confident again...
If we meet them in the next year or two we will have a sure victory. The JRFU is only focused on the World Cup, but have few resources available for Jamie Joseph. Seeing their extended squad today, they are still short of their best Top League players and they don’t promote the youth. Joseph is bringing in many islanders, and other foreigners, some which have severe discipline issues.

Basically, the Sunwolves with more foreigners. Hendrik Tui is back in the squad which is of their benefit. However, Amanaki Mafi, if guilty, will never see rugby again. Joseph has already brought in Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco to replace Mafi.

Anyhow, this is a discussion for another thread or when the Rugby World Cup 2019.
 
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If we meet them in the next year or two we will have a sure victory. The JRFU is only focused on the World Cup, but have few resources available for Jamie Joseph. Seeing their extended squad today, they are still short of their best Top League players. They don’t promote the youth. Joseph is bringing in many islanders, and other foreigners, some which have severe discipline issues.

Basically, the Sunwolves with more foreigners. Hendrik Tui is back in the squad which is of their benefit. However, Amanaki Mafi, if guilty, will never see rugby again. Joseph has already brought in Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco to replace Mafi.

Anyhow, this is a discussion for another thread or when the Rugby World Cup 2019.
I was making a funny :p
 

MirageF1

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ON ATTACK

TRIES
New Zealand - 6
South Africa - 5

METRES CARRIED
New Zealand - 633
South Africa - 245

CARRIES
New Zealand - 205
South Africa - 59

DEFENDERS BEATEN
New Zealand - 33
South Africa - 10

PASSES
New Zealand - 234
South Africa - 61

OFFLOADS
New Zealand - 17
South Africa - 3

POSSESSION
New Zealand - 75.3%
South Africa - 24.7%

ON DEFENCE

TACKLES
New Zealand - 46
South Africa - 226

OFFLOADS
New Zealand - 10
South Africa - 33

BREAKDOWN

RUCKS WON
New Zealand - 153
South Africa - 40

SET PLAY

SCRUMS WON
New Zealand - 13
South Africa - 7

LINEOUTS WON
New Zealand - 9
South Africa - 6

DISCIPLINE

PENALTIES CONCEDED
New Zealand - 3
South Africa - 10

YELLOW CARDS
New Zealand - 0
South Africa - 1
Telling stats.
 

Agent_Smith

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Loftus test sold out

Following the Springboks’ shock win over the All Blacks this past weekend, there has been an upsurge in the interest in the return match at Loftus Versfeld next month, with the Blue Bulls Rugby Company announcing on Tuesday that the game was officially sold out.
This means that all 50 000 tickets have been snapped up, with only a handful of hospitality tickets left in the Castle Corner.
The Boks beat the All Blacks 36-34 in Wellington last weekend in an epic effort to record their first win in New Zealand in nine years and breathe new life into Springbok rugby.
“The Blue Bulls Company would like to confirm that all general stand tickets for the test match between the Springboks and All Blacks have been sold out,” a statement said.
“However, there are still a limited amount of tickets available at Castle Corner starting at R4595 excluding VAT per person. Castle Corner is the only place inside the stadium, other than in a suite, where you may consume alcohol during the game.
“These tickets include full catering and full bar (Full Hospitality packages). Book now at bulls.ticketpro.co.za.
“There are also limited tickets available to shared hospitality for ‘non-viewing’ suites, starting at R4195 excluding VAT per person. These tickets will include full catering and bar before and after the game. Book now at bookings@sail.co.za.”
The Boks will also face Australia in Port Elizabeth on September 29.
Out...of...your...fcking...MIND!!
 

Arthur

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News24's main writer Rob Houwing waxes lyrical about Pieter-Steph du Toit's performance this Saturday past:

If not already, I invite you to watch the game again (some Bok fans delightedly claim they have it on constant repeat), as I have: my only regret on second viewing was limiting my own verdict on Du Toit’s team-topping performance, a task done immediately after the Rugby Championship humdinger, to 8.5 out of 10.

Now I’d be more inclined to adjust that figure to 9, or even 9.5.
 
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Fark, posted in the wrong thread...

Rumor has it that Frans Steyn is heading to SA for the home games. He wasn't featured in the Montpellier team.

Now that would be awesome seeing as Willie is back in Europe. Man, I really hope he plays...
 

DanDango

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Fark, posted in the wrong thread...

Rumor has it that Frans Steyn is heading to SA for the home games. He wasn't featured in the Montpellier team.

Now that would be awesome seeing as Willie is back in Europe. Man, I really hope he plays...

Montpellier backline on the weekend: 9 Ruan Pienaar, 10 Johan Goosen, 12 Jan Serfontein, 13 Frans Steyn.

Montpellier-Toulouse: 66-15

 
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