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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Highways Contact on June 05, 2014, 08:12:45 AM

 



Title: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 05, 2014, 08:12:45 AM
The G & D is a playing the three tests down-under.  Predictions anyone?


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Keith on June 05, 2014, 08:52:47 AM
O good.

I predict that I will have difficulty getting up in time for the first one to kick off on Sat at 0700.

As to the result: 35 to 17.  But which way round?


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 05, 2014, 09:00:12 AM
I think you are getting GMT and BST mixed up. At least, I hope you are! AB's to win by 15 points.


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Keith on June 05, 2014, 12:56:43 PM
OK, half past eight then.  But I am slow to get going....


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Keith on June 06, 2014, 07:27:00 AM
So - young bloods versus the old lags. School team plays the dads.  Let's hope the all-blacks are over-confident despite the usual ritualistic media statements pre-match.

I suppose they will try to blast through the middle against wee Freddie and Kyle.


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 06, 2014, 08:18:17 AM
Austin is using his Rose tinted specs.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/10879296/New-Zealand-v-England-Austin-Healeys-head-to-head-analysis-in-pics.html





Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Keith on June 07, 2014, 11:30:48 AM
So - with home advantage All blacks beat England B by 20 - 15 with a last ditch try.  The lads played well.  Honours even, could have gone either way.

I am a fan of Nigel Owens, the best ref currently around, but he did not have his best day.  However, that didn't affect the result, on balance.

I would never play Johnny May at test level if there was a reasonable alternative.  Runs sideways, more often into trouble than out of it (confusing his team mates) and too reluctant to pass or kick the ball wherever he is on the field.

Civilised atmosphere at the G & D with excellent bacon sandwiches.  I returned home through the rain to be informed immediately by my other half that the drain was blocked and a feline interloper had killed a fish in the pond and left it for me to clear up...... Bump!


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 08, 2014, 08:56:49 AM
Great to watch. Lots of errors on both sides. Sets up the next game very well. My man of the match has to be Lancaster.


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Keith on June 12, 2014, 09:44:36 AM
And now, Tuilagi vs Savea in the most exciting England team to be picked for ten years, with a powerful bench too.  Ladbrokes have the All Blacks at 8:1 on and England 11:2 against.  Worth a tenner?


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 12, 2014, 02:54:59 PM
The only worry is if Tualagi doesn't see any ball and England's 12 & 13 don't gel. AB's still look favourite to me.


Title: Re: England v All Blacks predictions
Post by: Highways Contact on June 20, 2014, 01:17:22 PM
More of the same tomorrow I fear.


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