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It's gone a great tournament !! Why wales agreed to play aus in England and not in Cardiff but still think we got a chance at getting out !! Think webbs more of a lose than halfpenny I do prefer Liam to him at full back ! And I think wales need to get that idiot cuthbert of the field absolutely fecking useless !! All that being said I think Ireland , France South Africa and Australia will have good tournaments but the all blacks will win it again !! They are ahead of every other side in the world at the moment and with Richie McRaw as captain they can't go wrong great play and outstanding leader !!

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Ps....always thought there were 15 in a rugby team, 2 players and it's over. LOL

there is but your scrum half is your link man and game maker ... he dictates the speed and direction of the game ... halfpenny was the kicker the man that generally scores the most points in a game ... so although there are 15 players in a team there some that are missed more than others .......

Kicking stats last season was Halfpenny 76% success rate with Dan Biggar getting 86% imo Halfpenny will not be missed as much as a lot of fans seem to fear. If anything I reckon our squad will be stronger for losing 2 key players but to think our World Cup is over is a bit defeatist imo.

30 seconds to go, 18 all and we have a penalty 5 yards in our own half, who would you want to take the kick? The problem with stats is they are just that, statistics, it does not tell you where the kicks were taken from or what distance they were. It only tells you the conversion rates. If a kicker is conservative with his kicking he can get a very high percentage, if on the other hand no matter the conditions he takes on every possible kick, it stands to reason he will have a lower conversion rate but probably kick more goals in the process.

 

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Totally understand where your coming from Al, just saying that Biggar isn't a bad back up and can also kick quite long.

 

Remember RWC 2011 semi final and Halfpenny had a kick to win the match in exactly the scenerio you mentioned......the agony!! Not again please :)

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Johnny I am not knocking Bigger in any shape of form. He is a good goal kicker, and not too shabby out of hand either, but he will often turn down kicks that 1/2p would take on and get. I agree with you about Liam, to be honest I think he should be full back with 1/2p as wing instead of Cuthbert, in fact I would rather see Tiperic as wing rather than Cuthbert.

 

Late news Eli Walker is also out with a pulled hamstring. FFS when is this going to end? Makes you wonder if all the pre world cup training is having an effect. Edited to add Ross Moriarty is in in his place.

 

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Eli walker left and they bring a back row in ? I can see Matthew Morgan having a stint at full back or Wing he's a class player and got place to burn !!

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Pinned for the duration of the tournament. Or at least until Wales get knocked out anyway! :whistling::laugh::thumbs:

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Somebody not far from you mate with a big George cross in her caravan window but surrounded by all black's fans.she might be in Marlborough watching in the pub on her own if England do well. Fingers crossed

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Ps....always thought there were 15 in a rugby team, 2 players and it's over. LOL

there is but your scrum half is your link man and game maker ... he dictates the speed and direction of the game ... halfpenny was the kicker the man that generally scores the most points in a game ... so although there are 15 players in a team there some that are missed more than others .......

Kicking stats last season was Halfpenny 76% success rate with Dan Biggar getting 86% imo Halfpenny will not be missed as much as a lot of fans seem to fear. If anything I reckon our squad will be stronger for losing 2 key players but to think our World Cup is over is a bit defeatist imo.

30 seconds to go, 18 all and we have a penalty 5 yards in our own half, who would you want to take the kick? The problem with stats is they are just that, statistics, it does not tell you where the kicks were taken from or what distance they were. It only tells you the conversion rates. If a kicker is conservative with his kicking he can get a very high percentage, if on the other hand no matter the conditions he takes on every possible kick, it stands to reason he will have a lower conversion rate but probably kick more goals in the process.

 

TC

Totally understand where your coming from Al, just saying that Biggar isn't a bad back up and can also kick quite long.

 

Remember RWC 2011 semi final and Halfpenny had a kick to win the match in exactly the scenerio you mentioned......the agony!! Not again please :)

 

what about tom james hes scoring trys for the blues

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Ps....always thought there were 15 in a rugby team, 2 players and it's over. LOL

there is but your scrum half is your link man and game maker ... he dictates the speed and direction of the game ... halfpenny was the kicker the man that generally scores the most points in a game ... so although there are 15 players in a team there some that are missed more than others .......

Kicking stats last season was Halfpenny 76% success rate with Dan Biggar getting 86% imo Halfpenny will not be missed as much as a lot of fans seem to fear. If anything I reckon our squad will be stronger for losing 2 key players but to think our World Cup is over is a bit defeatist imo.

30 seconds to go, 18 all and we have a penalty 5 yards in our own half, who would you want to take the kick? The problem with stats is they are just that, statistics, it does not tell you where the kicks were taken from or what distance they were. It only tells you the conversion rates. If a kicker is conservative with his kicking he can get a very high percentage, if on the other hand no matter the conditions he takes on every possible kick, it stands to reason he will have a lower conversion rate but probably kick more goals in the process.

 

TC

Totally understand where your coming from Al, just saying that Biggar isn't a bad back up and can also kick quite long.

 

Remember RWC 2011 semi final and Halfpenny had a kick to win the match in exactly the scenerio you mentioned......the agony!! Not again please :)

what about tom james hes scoring trys for the blues
What about him? He's not in the squad.

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