U20 Rugby World Cup 2018

Fulcrum29

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Wales 18 Japan 17. Ft...

Georgia 24 Ireland 7 after 76 minutes.

Italy 30 Argentina 26. Ft...

Upsets galore. Just needed Japan to knock over Wales.
I am majority disappointed in Japan. Huge loss against New Zealand and Australia. They had a remarkable built-up with nothing to show. I know that these youngsters have minimal experience, but they need A LOT of work.

On the positive side, the Top League has started to recruit university students. Will take years to become the norm... unfortunately.
 

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Okay no. I'm going to stop watching. This is just humiliating.
 

sand_man

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Okay no. I'm going to stop watching. This is just humiliating.
Game of 2 halves maybe? :p

That was possibly the hardest 40 minutes of rugby I've ever had to watch!! Boks are chasing shadows! SO disappointing! So unprepared!

French have been incredible though! You can see how they put 60 points past Scotland and 70 points past Italy in 6 nations. As I said earlier, when they on song they amazingly good and boy, are they up for it tonight?!!
 

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Top 3 sides qualify for semis plus the best placed 2nd placed team. SA need to get a losing bonus point out of this fixture. They got to chase 4 tries to give themselves a chance. They've already got 2 bonus points so a 3rd might see them through...
 

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So that's game set match then.
Was over after 20 to be fair.

Man, Chean Roux needs to consider a change of profession. With the strength of school boy rugby in SA we should be cleaning up at these world cups.
 

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So just looking at the tables (and the current scores), we should sneak through as the 4th best team. England are whipping Scotland, NZ are holding off the Aussies and Italy have an inferior points difference, despite also being on 10 points (same as us).
 

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Most we carry for is 4 phases and then we kick and pray. So bloody frustrating. Sweet f all possession against a side that is countering like lunatics and the best form of attack we can come up with is to kick the ball away. Stupid rugby. Straight back to the countering lunatics. Fcking starve them of possession and let them do the bloody tackling.
 

sand_man

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Line outs have been a shambles again tonight. Battled against the Irish and again tonight. Just coaching Chean. Do your frigging job knob!!
 

sand_man

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Goal kicking horrendous again tonight. Same as against the Irish. Just coaching Chean. Do your frigging job knob.
 

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43-29. Only one team in this 2nd half.
5 minutes to go and baby Boks have probably done enough to book themselves a semi final spot!!
 

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Kicking has been horrendous! France can afford to be ill disciplined though. They don't care how much they win by, their first 40 won them this game.
 

sand_man

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Errors on recieving the kick offs, 2 knock on now, wtf. Frigging coaching Chean.
 

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46-29 Ft. French were bloody awesome tonight. Superb performance but that 2nd half showed what can be achieved with a little intent.

Morat injured towards the end of that match. Hope he’s okay.

Pretty sure Boks have made it to the semis. Japan denying Wales bonus point was huge. Also Italy beating Argentina.
 
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