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Boklogic

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Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 14:57:25

Meyer's dreams of going 2 from 2 in Australasia look a good chance of becoming reality after tonight. Boks forwards really stood up and without Richie, there will be less cheating at Eden Park ;-) 

 

Without Richie and Nonu, AB's look extremely beatable. Hooper was expected to murder us at breakdowns. He was bullied out the game. Folau was expected to run riot. He was shut down at every turn until his first option became to pass. Cooper and Genia were expected to tie us in knots, they never made a metre between them. 

 

This is a better Bok team than everyone (except Moz) gives them credit for. I predicted a 6 point win and the boys really surprised me.

I would love to hear what Clevermike and A girl have to say after their predictions of Boks having no chance of winning this one.

 

Kiwi's we will see you in 7 days! You may beat us in Nzl but we got something for u in SA. Play like we did tonight and we will make history next week too ;-)


The_Truth

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 14:59:45

I won't get too excited yet, but this team is definitely moving in the right direction!


Boklogic

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 15:10:15

 The Truth - You are very right. Dont get ahead of ourselves as the Ab's do pose a different threat and are a much better team and we would have to be even better than tonight to beat them in NZL. Massive respect for AB's but for the first time in a while, it feels like we are coming to NZL with a real chance of winning instead of a "hope!"

 

Challenge now is for the Boks to back it up. We have so far been brilliant, poor, brilliant. Lets hope that trend doesn't continue and we can be brilliant again.

 

I think, even if Nonu is still not 100%, Hansen will wana patch him up and get him back in there. Nothing they can do about Richie. He is out for the remainder of the Championship.

 

One thing about Meyer that no one can ever take away from him is his passion for the Boks. Geez that oke is going to give himself a heart attack in that box! As long as he has that passion, Bok rugby will be in good hands. He is not a dumb man. He is a good rugby man and is clearly not in it for the money only!


Papamoa

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 17:15:17
na I don't think so. Bok looked good but not that good, wallabies lost the plot. NZ will have your smash n grab play sorted need more than that, 50/50 acts don't work on a team that's committed. You forgot your trip to the South Americas. Your limited success will come to a grinding holt. AB lift when they play the South Africans you can count on that.


Beeno1

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 17:37:02

 Boklogic one can be sure that papa moaners bluster is not shared by the wee abs. They know they are in for a very hard time and are quaking in thewir boots.

Mcaaaw retiring was a wise move on his behalf! Hahahahaha Cloudy wil be pleased that at least he is safe.


allblacknblue

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 17:44:56
Maybe Bokke boi, but we wont know till next week and what a game that promises to be! But I really enjoyed the game and the way the bokkee played and the way it made Mckenzie Squirm..... On that note.... - RED YOU CONVICT [removed] WHERE ARE YOU NOW BUDDY? Are you ready to admit you convict coward [removed]s just aren't man enough yet?


KalaedFreddie

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 17:53:11

 The Bok team is better than many gave them credit.

The Argies are a better team than what I gave them credit.

The AB will always pose a great challenge and beating them at home will never be easy, but not impossible.

The Aussies, currently, are a kakker team than I thought. Good players with the odd rotten apple.


steinlager1

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 17:59:19

Brother Bueno good to see the Bok fans have stopped slitting their wrists and wishing plagues befall their own people.

The Garden of Eden Park awaits thee , Come and get your apples...


polyboy

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 07, 2013, 20:14:24
Beeno I seem to remember alittle more bluster last year after the Boks had ridden rough shod over the Wallabies and what they would do to the AB's....1 yr on same Bok scenario, your bluster though little subdued. Howeve if the AB's win WITHOUT McCaw you will be eating" Mc Crow" as there goes the cheating conspiracy. Congrats to the Boks though enjoyed the game and nice to see alittle more adventurous back play, the Aussies have been shown to have a real lack of depth, they sacked Deans and McKenzie is in doghouse, but if you don't have the players it doesn't matter who the coach is.


Boklogic

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 02:06:59

 Aussies forwards seem really weak. I cant recall Fardy ever getting over the advantage line. He was continuously smashed back and most times by Alberts for some reason. Was great to watch. Its probably not McKenzie's fault. Aussies are missing some of their biggest ball carriers and their best forward in Higganbotham, Palu, Horwill, Timani. These guys are all big ball carriers and without them, Aussies pack is exposed big time.

 

What does MCkenzie do now? Does he just try and select the whole Reds team and hope they win because chances are, the Argies pack is going to take big confidence out of last nights showing. Will the Aussies backs be enough to beat the Argies?


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 05:48:27

@polyboy,

my thoughts exactly, Boks first win in OZ in 5years and now its time for the All Blacks a team who has lost to the Boks in NZ 3 times in the professional era, LMAO, :oP

whats even funnier was when the locals called a last years10 point loss in a dunedin a win??? o_O
but the creme de la creme was these forums after the sowetto test, ghost town after the All Black face palm.

looking forward to the test though, its gonna be EPIC!!!


Cloudy

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 05:52:20

 @steiny you got that right it was all doom and gloom before the match I even recall some of us reminding them to support their boys win or lose.  Come and get dem apples lol I hope they don't turn out to be rotten ones for us.

 

@beeno yes it was very crushing to see da man go off but at least if we win next week you won't be calling for his head for cheating lets hope the ref has a thick skin.


Cloudy

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 05:55:19

 And I wouldn't be counting dem apples too soon beeno because you smacked the argies and then nearly lost to them the next and lets be honest here, the wallies have been rudderless all year I'm picking the argies to beat them as well.


Boklogic

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 06:23:55

 Sasuke, we not talking about the past 5 years, we not talking about Dunedin 2012. We not talking about the previous 3 times the Boks have beaten the AB's in NZL. We are talking about the 14th of September 2013. History counts for nothing when we get on that field. 

 

This is a different Bok team from the previous occasions you mention but if it helps you get through the week, go wild. Delve into the archives and remind yourself how good the All Blacks are. After all, its soon to be just a memory.


Cloudy

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 07:35:23

 I think the real concern here is for that affable fulla Meyer because if his boys win next week , he will need an ambulance and paramedics on standby. Lol.


blobbok

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 07:49:10

Truth be told it lhe behaviour is pretty similar in my room when the Bokke are playing .......... I'm pushing in scrums, straining in lineouts, shouting advice & going ape[removed] most times as well especially when we win well .


Papamoa

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 11:08:26
Past does count because its part of SA history. History shows SA have only won out of 83 tests in Tri Nation/RC SA have only won 30 of them cant, with current squad that tradition wont be changing to soon. SA are great rugby players but struggle with consistency and travel. AB don't. Will be a great game, should be the game of the year.


Papamoa

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 11:08:30
Past does count because its part of SA history. History shows SA have only won out of 83 tests in Tri Nation/RC SA have only won 30 of them cant, with current squad that tradition wont be changing to soon. SA are great rugby players but struggle with consistency and travel. AB don't. Will be a great game, should be the game of the year.


hakwa

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RE: Part 1 of 2 complete..AB's take note!
September 08, 2013, 11:09:07

 I do the same thing blobbok! Here I am on the way to setting up a try for the ABs!


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