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Wardad

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Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 12, 2013, 14:39:57

On planet rugby and a few other forums the Irish rugger fans are feeling their oats and proclaiming this as "The Year" 

Dont  know what they base that on other than they face the ABS last ,I think they reckon the ABS might just hop on the plane early and gift them their first ever win .

Not bloody likely ,no AB wants to be in the team that lost to the Irish ! Not on my CV they reckon.


Sharkbok

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 12, 2013, 15:01:47
The luck of the Irish? 
Or maybe to many early celebratory Guiness?

No the Irish team is weak. 
The best Irish team of all time in the early 2000's is now mostly retired.
This is the team that made it to number3 in the world and could on their day beat any team. During the Irish economic boom the rugby team improved to the best it has ever been.

Now their talisman o'driscoll is on his last leg, and many others like Oconnell are not far behind. 

Unless the Irish have some great young players coming through, their rugby team may slip out of the top10.

Can they beat the All Blacks with their current team? No.


Just_win

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 12, 2013, 15:30:36
Ireland has had some good games. They did well in their pool of the RWC 2011 : top of pool  C with four wins. But they will not beat the ABs.


ntanga

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 00:05:22
 That's wishful thinking from the Irish Lads.  The only team that's capable of beating the ABs is the Boks team; oh, and England too.



Cloudy

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 07:27:46
Ireland say that every year and England will get their rocks.  


Beeno1

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 10:08:43
I think a lot of teams will fancy their chances against the wee abs. I mean the Boks dominated territory and possession and created more try scoring opportunities.
In the end it was fair to say we shot ouraelves in the foot and threw away a comfortable win of say 20 points.
In this almost unique instance the ref was not a problem. The wee though didnt win the test we lost it. Most annoying!


Wardad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 16:13:52
 If wishes were fishes we would all have fush and chups for tea as my old mum used to say , beener you delusions are quite the worry ,you do know the boks havent won anything even a test against the ABS let alone any silverware in oh seems like years ! 


Just_win

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 16:44:20
Beeno: I see we (not wee Beeno) kiwi's have to keep schooling you, lol fish slap emoticon

It is the scoreboard that is the indicator that counts. You can count all other numbers any way you want accountant smiley but in the end All Blacks (feel free to refer to us as the Mighty All Blacks) are the champions world cup winner smiley and the Boks have not won a game against us since - my records don't go back that far so I really don't know when the Boks won last.


Wardad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 13, 2013, 23:50:26
 Hahaha just-win Bro ,I think the last bok win against the ABS is painted on a cave in Lascaux next to the other neanderthals !


redsman

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 14, 2013, 05:43:36

Yep England certainly smashed the ABs last year alright........  

 

Anyway one final hurdle to ABs Sthn season this week in Dunedin... not sure what to expect from the unpredictable wallies - one thing for sure - I predict unpredictability. 

 

Hopefully less drop ball and more aggression in defence.  


Beeno1

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 14, 2013, 08:54:50
Redsman if the wobblies play as well as they did in the second half against us and dont shoot themselvers in the foot as we did you can certainly beat the wee abs. 

We should really have won by 20 points! The abs are there for the taking.


hakwa

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 14, 2013, 11:07:10
 We respect ALL Teams. We never write off any Team. We give ALL National Teams the attention they deserve. 

I can give the names of 2 National Teams that are the exact opposite of the above humble qualities - their names start with W(allabies) and S(pringboks) ;).


Wardad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 14, 2013, 12:32:13
 Yes I never write the wobblies or boks  off till I'm celebrating post match !


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 14, 2013, 14:38:10
i wonder what its like having the national team u support lose to the like of ireland.
can the Bok and wallaby fans help out the kiwis in this regard, i mean u guys are very educated in losing to the brave irish.

interesting fact, both the Boks and wallabies have only won rwo of their last 5 tests against ireland, u are kind of like twins, :angel:

wallabies, Boks french and england are the only ones i worry about and even then only sometimes, i mean in 2013 there wasnt a single moment where i had any doubt that the All Blacks would be on a 100% winning streak right now.

whats more impressive is the level of opponents weve had.
french x 3
wallabies x 2
Boks x 2
pumas x 2

gatland must be thanking bhis lucky stars his british lions didnt come down to NZ, cos king McCaw would have a lion skin rug in front of his fireplace.


3ku1

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 11:32:51
 Beeno you cannot be serious lol it doesen't matter if you win by one point or a hundred, winning's winning. And especially seeing your trying to bring out this stat and this star to justify why you lost, at the end of the day the abs were more proficient with their oppurtunities and the boks weren't, so I concede the boks could of got close, but to say 20 point win lol that's over exagerrating thing's, maybe 5 but not 20, does not matter end of the day the scoreboard says abs win.


hakwa

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 12:59:44
Beeno's holiday job



hakwa

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 13:01:59
 


hakwa

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 13:04:09
 comical Beeno



Just_win

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 13:11:15

Hakwa: pictures worth more than a 1000 words in this case, lol


Wardad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 16:18:39
 Hahaha Hak ! Defeat ? where defeat ? in deboots ? 


DbDraad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 17:28:53
 Sas, how does it feel to be a fan of a team that lost to Rhodesia (Zim)?


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 17:52:00
@dbdraad,

hahaha good one, ive been fishing for ages and its about time someone took the bait.

the loss to rhodesia was a big one alright, good thing it wasnt a test aye, but i wasnt alive back 1949, so i guess it must feel like a sad buzz, :'(

so can u please answer my question now, and while ur at it, could u also tell me how it feels when the Boks lose to the likes of scotland, leicester tigers, saracens, :getlost:

also please note that i dont have to go back over half a century to bring up something im sure u cant answer, :P


Sharkbok

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 17:58:47
 Leicster tigers and Saracens played a quota team with a quota coach Pdivvy. 

It is in no way a dirt tracker team of 2nd best players, with a quota
Earl Rose was at flyhalf for these clowns. 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 18:16:09
night night guys, im going to count the number of excuses Bok fans have for everything, its easier and more boring then counting sheep and will help me sleep quicker, :D

ps if u would stop boring us with excuses, u could have answered this long long ago,,,
zzzzzzz why do saffas zzzz keep ducking zzz their own zzzz questionszzzz


DbDraad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 18:56:34
 Sas, it's always a bitter pill to watch the Boks go down, especially against you lot.. Test or no test, it's  recorded as a loss against another international side. Not many other top tier teams that can brag about a lost against Zim on their CV. Not a test ha, good one!


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 19:19:45
@dbdraad,

really??? :blink:
so a loss to any one of scotland, ireland, saracens and leicester is compartive to losing to the All Blacks???

thats interesting, cos IMO if the All Blacks were to lose to the Boks, it would suck but it wouldnt be anywhere near as bad as the day the All Blacks lose to ireland or scotland, not even in the same ball park.
an All Blacks team that loses to ireland and scotland would both technically make them the worst All Blacks ever IMO and i dont care if they win everything else, :sick:


DbDraad

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 20:12:05
Ja, ja, I know, I got a bit lost in translation. We hate loosing period. Lesser rugby nations obviously hurt you more when you lose to them. Even if it's not a test. We lost against Wales a few years back. Hurt like hell. Quite funny, I think NZ managed that a couple of times. I would give my.....never mind, but it would be awesome if the Boks could have sported only 80% of the record the AB's stacked up in the last 20 odd years. 


Beeno1

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 15, 2013, 21:36:56
 I Q of 3 could you please try and see the broader picture as I have outlined it more than once.
Dont ask ou hakwa - his IQ is at 2.51 and thus all this is way beyond him. 
In saSUE,s  case on wonders if he has an IQ!



redsman

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 16, 2013, 07:21:28
 Sussucker is definitely low on the IQ stakes but even lower on the life experience stakes.... typical gen y boy.... anyway A LOSS TO RHODESIA>>>>!!!!! ???? AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAAHAH takes the cake.... or maybe the AMERICAS CUP CHOKE or maybe the 2007 RWC or the 2003 RWC.... take your pick.... all pretty funny!!!!!!! 


Just_win

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RE: Irish fancy their chances against ABS
October 16, 2013, 07:28:55
 Redsman: how are the wobblies doing this year mate? lol


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