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hooperdaman

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Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 00:44:18
I know the Boks will be a good challenge but lets be honest they are the worst travellers of the 3 power nations in world rugby....They will fail in Australia and be systematically put to the sword by the cheating All Blacks.....led by Captain Richie McCheat.

Michael Hooper will alone "OWN" what can only be described as a cumbersome, slow and immobile Bok loose trio....its going to be "Carnage" for the Boks..................Mark my words..."Michael Hooper" is about to take the mantle of the greatest rugby player "EVER" to play the game....he is phenomenal and the slow "Louw" must be shatting himself coming up against our man.........................WALLABIES by 15 plus....you heard it here!!!!!


Denny

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 00:55:56

Welcome aboard., Hooperdaman. It's always nice to have a view from the other side,The forum has grown in international status which is always a healthy sign, I hope you enjoy your stay. BTW I live in Sydney.....whereabouts are you from?


hooperdaman

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 01:06:02
Hi Denny - thanks for the welcome I live in Singapore but from Frankston Melbourne.......................Michael Hooper must surely be the most amazing layer on the planet ....he is beating Richie McCheat to the ball by a whole sec or two and single handily stopping the ALL BLACKS.

I am excited and I can see Folau and Mogg and Cooper stepping up this coming week with the Wallabies putting what I see a s a very weak Bok team to the sword................................ The Boks are terrible traveller's and we will not miss an opportunity to "OWN" them!!!!


Denny

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 01:26:45

Well, travel sickness is one thing but I don't believe it will factor as to why the once mighty Boks will lose. Sure your man Hooper is the next best thing and is going to give the Boks plenty of grief over the length of his playing career, of that I have no doubt. Our major problem is that we have a Dikhead coach who cannot select a decent team, more than half the players are not worthy of the Bok jumper...sad but true. I also think the Wallabies will relish playing against a much slower and direct team, those two factors alone will determine the outcome of the game. Quade Cooper will be allowed plenty of time to weave his magic as the Boks stare into the headlights of an oncoming train. Not that I have a high opinion of the Quad-dope but the Boks will make him look good. Also think a lack of a decent Bok gameplan is going to assist a Wallaby win.

 

I was in Singapore last year, lovely spot, stayed at the Changi Airport hotel, most intriqued with the english influence, names of streets etc eg Orchard Street, Fullerton Hotel and so onwards. Coming from Melbourne I thought you'd be more of an AFL man, how did you get to know about this site?


Cloudy

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 01:54:41

Denny don't get sucked in by this wannabe his posts on other threads are anything but objective. He's just another nasty little redsman.  Hooper the greatest player ever pfffffffffft didn't you guys also say that about Pooooocock? You're looking at a 3 zip in the Bledisloe and racking up more years than ripvanwinkle since you last saw it so I guess coming in here and disrespecting the Boks is the best you can do right now.

And denny true fans always support their team whether you hate the coach or not.......it's the boys that do the hard stuff.  Get in behind them, ill be cheering for them!!


Cloudy

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 02:02:42

I mean look at his topic and his 3 comments.  Maybe he should go back a few weeks and have a good look at just who got 'owned' wouldn't be counting any chickens just yet.  But then again Aussies are renowned for talking themselves up and then NEK MINNUT falls on sword aaarggghhhh don't you just hate that???!!!


Denny

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 02:05:36

Cloudy, Don't get me wrong, I'll always support the Boks, win, lose or draw but one cannot just brush aside what DKDK has done. Geez it's hard enough winning but then to go and shoot one's own team in the foot before a big tour makes it even harder. Everyone was happy when that clown Pieter De Villiers pissed off and ecstatic when the well credentialled DKDK was annointed Bok coach. All that aside, I'm not fussed with Ozzie loudmouths....come the game I'll be hooting my lungs out for the Boks. PS did you read my below post?


Cloudy

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 02:34:05

You're always going to get a lot of garbage off the field imagine how hard that must be for the players to stay focused I get that but end of the day it's the players that have go out there and virtually lay their bodies on the line I really think sometimes the fans don't show them enough respect for what they do.  No matter like you say you'll still be cheering for them.  What post below?


oompie deboompie

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 04:10:06

@hooperdooper ya super pooper scooper.... i see your great cuntry is hosting the Gay Rugby World Cup next year in Seeeedneeey. Bwahahahahahaha. At least you're bound to win something next year. Bwahahahahahahah Seeeeedneeey is the gay capital of the world is'nt it?


oimatey

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 04:17:34

 Hooper needs to up his work rate if he wants to be the GOAT. Been comprehensively out-worked by McCaw

 

Michael Hooper update
Last week I showed you some statistics comparing the work rate of Michael Hooper with Richie McCaw. Some readers suggested it was wrong to question the performance of one of the Wallabies’ best players, particularly when other commentators were praising him so highly. Others complained that I hadn’t included involvements in defensive rucks in that comparison so it was misleading and unfair to Hooper.

After the second match I’ve updated the numbers to include defensive rucks for both matches.

Looking back to previous articles I’ve written I undertook exactly the same analysis comparing David Pocock’s work rate on the same basis against McCaw after the 2011 RWC semi-final between the Wallabies and All Blacks. I thought it may be interesting to update the current analysis by including that data.

The data for Hooper and McCaw in 2013 in the graph below is on a ‘Per 80 Minute’ basis across both Bledisloe matches. Both Pocock and McCaw played the full 80 minutes in the 2011 match so the numbers are a good comparison.

 

New Zealand's Richie McCaw, top, gets the upper hand on his Australian open side counterpart Michael Hooper

New Zealand’s Richie McCaw, top, gets the upper hand on his open side counterpart Australia’s Michael Hooper during the first Bledisloe Cup Test in 2013 (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

 

Whilst Hooper is a good player this shows how much the Wallabies miss a player like Pocock who can really challenge McCaw.

In 153 minutes of rugby over the two matches so far this season McCaw had 115 involvements (17 carries, 32 attempted tackles, 39 attacking rucks and 27 defensive rucks) whereas Hooper played 156 minutes and had 64 involvements (10 carries, 12 attempted tackles, 25 attacking rucks and 17 defensive rucks). McCaw’s involvements over the two matches were 80% higher than that of Hooper.

In the second match Hooper had fewer involvements than in the first match and had less than half the involvements of McCaw – 28 compared to 59!

McCaw looks fresh after his recent sabbatical and remains the benchmark number seven in world rugby. Regardless of the terrific work Hooper does at times for the Wallabies he doesn’t have the ‘incredible’ work rate many claim he has and if he can lift his work rate it will be a real bonus for the Wallabies.


Just_win

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RE: Boks to be owned "down under"
September 01, 2013, 09:41:11

 Oimatey: brilliant analysis mate.McCaw is to total 7 and he never lets his focus be on one aspect of his game at the expense of his overall contribution to the team. Others come and go, Pocock, etc. but Richie is still there puting in top performances.


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