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It will be alot harder now for SH teams to win in the NH from now on given the change in the seasons structure in the SH .No more being able to have 2-3 weeks off then another 3-4 weeks training together before they play a test .The schedual now looks like what the NH teams have had to put up with for years coming together 2 weeks before the 1st test november time and the tours now right in the middle of the S15 season instead of 3-4 weeks after so dont be to cocky as i think the stranglhold on the 1-2-3 in the IRB rankings for the SH teams will soon be a thing of the past now its a more leval playing field
Posted 19:24 03rd February 2012
The French very nearly had something to say about it in the WC final. ABs only just won against a massively disorganised France.
Posted 19:10 03rd February 2012
Think the French might have a thing or two to say about that.
BTW tell Zac Guildford to watch himself over here, the OAP's in the bars punch back.
Posted 10:14 03rd February 2012
Can't wait till we travel the NH at the end of year, it will be Dan Carter running the show on you NH chumps!!! Yet again we will show the world how to play rugby, yet again we will have another GRAND SLAM to our name. ALL BLACKS WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!
Posted 22:49 02nd February 2012
I like the way SL is handling this,players without doubt respond to a management team that are consistant and so far this seems to be the case
Lancaster seems to exude a real open attitude and a commitment to build towards 2015, I hope these young players can reward his trust in them. Not expecting miracles on Saturday but a good performance weather permitting will do for me.
Posted 18:59 02nd February 2012
Its a good start from SL and co dynasism and good ball players able to carry -pass and win the breakdown are what England need and with the return of Lawes Flood Wood and Tulangi the squad will only get better. also Haskal once his s15 adventuer finishes .Dont think England will throw the ball around willy nilly Saturday but carry the ball hard and fast myself and try pop passes and offloads simalar to how Australia /NZ play in bad conditions.Must admit support play has been lacking in recent England teams except for maybe Ahston lol.Lets hope England can pull it off
Posted 16:07 02nd February 2012
"We also talked about developing a style of play that allows us to express ourselves in terms of talent from both an attacking and a defensive point of view,"
Very nice Stu, but please don't make the same mistake that England made at murrayfield in 2000. Intelligent teams take the weather conditions into account. If England throw the ball around in the rain and blow it then you will be labelled as a total muppet on Sunday.
Posted 15:17 02nd February 2012