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Wallabies snatch second Test victory to level the Lions series

Yea I only really realised that when I rewatched the highlights but that was a huge mistake now in hindsight...they had just pulled the maul down twice and one more infraction and they'd be down to 14 for ten minutes...they might not have gotten the try but being one man down would have been hugely significant at a point in the game where the lions were actually on top...

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch second Test victory to level the Lions series

Sloppy game but still very enjoyable..with the amount of times that the Aussies coughed the ball up around the tackle are the lions should've really been able to get a hold of some possession and close the game out..unfortunately they kept giving the ball right back and there's no team in the world that can withstand that kind of pressure without giving up a try...

Agreed the backline didn't offer as much today as previously but it seemed that was more a tactical choice by gatland..It was clear that gatland told Sexton to kickup and unders pretty much every chance he gets..to be fair, his up and unders are damn near perfect but unless you have somebody like kearny running after them they probably won't pay off nearly s much as is needed at this level..

Wouldn't be surprised to see Tuilagi and Faletau brought in to freshen things up but other than i believe it's a slight change in tactics that is needed rather than wholesale player changes...people are saying that bowe didn't offer much..Sure he didn't but neither did any of the llions back three really..BOD put an enormous effort in in defence with a lot of tackles and some excellent work at the breakdown..unfortunately he was not too great with ball in hand today...

here's hoping to another great game and a fitting finale to a great tour...

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

George North apologises for Genia taunt in first Test, PLUS new Lions shirts

Really no big deal..So what he celebrated and taunted a bit....I think the fact that Genia didn't even care about it speaks volumes about how moany rugby fans and press are becoming...

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

The Wallaby injuries from the first Test against the British & Irish Lions

probably will be used if the Lions do go on to win. but it was much the same for the lions in the last tour, losing Ferris in the warm up matches and then losing BOD and much of their forwards in that second test

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Shane Williams and Christian Wade called up and on the wings vs the Brumbies

Really just seems like Gatland got in all these extras just to play this one match to avoid some injuries so close to the test matches...The lions credability took a huge blow imo with these guys being drafted in...

1 Year, 1 Month ago

USA Eagle Samu Manoa's huge hit on Peter O'Mahony

The best thing that could possibly happen for global rugby would be for America and Canada to really get the popularity at home for the sport to enable it to grow to its potential...If the USA can market the sport over there and really get kids wanting to play then there is no doubt that they could easily become one of the best teams in the world..

1 Year, 1 Month ago

British and Irish Lions thump Combined Country in Newcastle

*Cuthbert not north :)

1 Year, 1 Month ago

British and Irish Lions thump Combined Country in Newcastle

Backrow was immense again...O' Brien and Tipuric both put in huge efforts and both were also effective with ball in hand...Unless Warburton steps up his game a lot it's gonna be a real shame for him to probably keep both of these players on the bench or worse...O' Driscoll, Maitland, Murray and North were also very good on the day...Both scrumhalf and backrow are going to be very difficult decisions to make as pretty much every player in those areas is playing really good rugby

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Lions fight off strong challenge from the Reds to claim third tour win

Maybe not Croft but O' Brien and Heaslip certainly..but then again at least Croft managed to get on the ball a bit and get some decent runs in...

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Lions fight off strong challenge from the Reds to claim third tour win

Real shame Bowe is now out of the tour..Him and north were definite starters and both played exceptionally well games yesterday...

Unfortunately Warburton and the entire backrow were pretty much anonymous for the entire match...Warburton also missed a crucial tackle which would have stopped the reds first try..Heaslip, o brien and Croft were all much better and more involved than those who played yesterday (albeit against much lesser opposition) but I really can't see Sam being left out even if there are better players there..or at least players playing better right now..

1 Year, 1 Month ago

 
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