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LOL @ amaboko!!!
Corcket plays 55 mins and makes no noticeable impact.
Roncero plays roughly the same and comes out with more tackles (13) than any other player in the match!!
How can you reconcile that comment?
Stephen Moore spends the day in reverse gear whilst Guinazu makes 9 tackles and makes the influential carry that lead to the Puma's first ever RC try.
Come on man!
Posted 15:32 27th August 2012
Again cant really complain about the list this week,each player was outstanding,in their respective matches.Says alot that theres no ozzies and only the one SA though,about those matches.The pumas just stopped SA playing ,and the ABs just outplayed ,and outclassed the wallabies Going on the RWC match ect ,i dont think the ABs are going to put a cricket scire on Argentina ,but most probably will win by 10-15 points .While the wallabies will really have to find alot of improvment imo ,or the bokke will just run over and through them ,The bokke will after all have alot of motarvation after last weekend and from the RWC
Posted 15:25 27th August 2012
NZ's backline missed more chances than the Wannabies missed tackles and NZ's forwards generated more go foward ball than..... well it was a lot anyway. Who the hell picks this team?
Posted 15:08 27th August 2012
Alright team...thought the one on Dumptackle Rugby Blog was better though.
Ben Smith at 13? Really? I know he was electric while he was on but he only played 20 minutes.
What about Argentina's try scorer Santiago Fernandez in the centres?
Posted 15:04 27th August 2012
Can't quite get over how much Lobbe looks like Ben Stiller's White Goodman from Dodgeball...
Posted 14:21 27th August 2012
Ben Smith - doesn't say much about the other 4 centres does it??
Posted 14:07 27th August 2012
Ritchie not there - you must be a back in your playing days, AB backs killed 10 chances to score yet most make your team - you should be co-coach with Robbie!!
Posted 14:05 27th August 2012
Castro was born in Argentina, as well Parisse and half the team in Italy ...
Posted 13:52 27th August 2012
Roncero: showing the kids how it's done. I'm going to throw my hat in for him being the best loosehead of all time and seeing him shrug off tackles by Etzebeth and Alberts was incredible. Argentinian props are another breed, how these guys go on playing so well for so long amazes me. I full expect to see Figallo as the cornerstone of the Argentina pack at WC 2019 if the likes of Roncero, Hasan, Reggiardo, Mendez and Scelzo are anything to go by!
Posted 13:02 27th August 2012
I wouldn't get too carried away with Argentina, South Africa simply just didn't turn up to the game. New Zealand will be looking at it as a chance for a bonus point, so you can expect them to spread the ball at every opportunity.
Posted 12:49 27th August 2012
To say Pumas won because a poor Springbok team does not seem to be to fair. It was the same team last week was too strong for the Pumas. Maybe Pumas game plan was not to let the SA play, and thatīs it.
Posted 12:47 27th August 2012
Well, what an interesting championship it's turning out to be!
Posted 12:05 27th August 2012
Honestly, that was not the Springbok team that turned up in the first week, They were poor. Coupled with the fact that the Pumas will have been pumped at home, they were unlucky not to sneak it. But really, dont get too excited for Wellington, they will get found out I would suggest. They are ranked 8 in the IRB Rankings, and just because they are now in a competition with the top 3, it dont make them automatically the 4th best. They will get better, but dont be throwing your money at them in two weeks. Im with StunTheMullet, were the All Blacks missing a forward pack last week?
Posted 11:48 27th August 2012
Gear for Camacho, Messam for Cabello, Whitelock for Albacete, Timani for Etzebeth, Franks for Roncero, Crocket for Figallo and Moore for Guinazu. That would be a fair reflection. If SA played their worst game of the decade, nor did the argentines shine. Their mediocrity is saved by enthusiasm. I see only Lobbe to be world class, pretty much like with Parisse for Italy. Italy does have Castro, a far better scrumager than those fatties, the argies have. Argentina got so many praises because they played against a poor South Africa. They do not have the speed, strenght or the skills with the ball, to have any chance against the blacks and will be soundly beaten by the aussies too. They are strong at home because of their football like fans and the different climate. The boks looked like ghosts on the field and played like in sleep.
Posted 11:28 27th August 2012
half the team Argies! Wow, they will thrash the All Blacks!!
Posted 11:25 27th August 2012
Must have missed it but evidentally the All Black tight 5 weren't playing in the weekend.
Posted 11:22 27th August 2012
I would of put Francois Steyn in there for the simple reason he was the only reason S.A managed to snatch a draw ??
Posted 11:11 27th August 2012
Argentina's pack and NZ's backline, things will be interesting in a fortnight.
Posted 11:04 27th August 2012
too many Australians
Posted 10:47 27th August 2012
Amazing to see so many Pumas here. Congrats Pumas!
Posted 10:39 27th August 2012