*Official* All Blacks Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby Union Discussion' started by HeathDavisSpeed, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Phew put quite a bit of dosh on the over 50.5 total, got home easily :p
  2. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Odds are the same as the last time after the match for the 3rd one (-18.5) - it's not quite as enticing yet (and no that's not because we only won by 14 last night). I just reckon now that we've won the series, Hansen could give some of the other blokes a run and if that's the case, the handicap will drop slightly imo. Either way the ABs should comfortably win.
  3. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Well with this being the last test and having the series wrapped up we knew there'd be some squad changes but I wasn't expecting this many. Glad to see Barrett starting, he really needs to play out of his skin or he'll forever be a benchy. Tad disappointed Ardie is out all together at the expense of Dixon, I'd have liked to see him get a start over Cane. Starting Moala at 13 is awesome, we really need to explore options outside Fekitoa because he's pretty average imo. A shame Ngatai didn't come right as I do feel he'd probably secure the centre spot but do need to explore our depth. Moala has been good in previous years at Super/ NPC and has the ability to play wing.

    Also not surprised McKenzie didn't get a game this series, probably just wanted him in the environment to check him out and get him into the culture. Really still on the fence with him, I reckon he'll flop so I'm glad they're taking time with him.
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  4. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Head to Head-Live betting
    Ireland @$3.30
    FPW1 New Zealand 13 & Over @$1.27
    ALL 2 TO WIN $8.40

    Half/Full Time Double
    England/England @$2.55New Zealand 21-30 @$3.25
    ALL 2 TO WIN $24.8

    england @$1.85
    FPW2 Ireland +8.5 @$1.87
    FPW1 New Zealand 13 & Over @$1.27
    ALL 3 TO WIN $22.00
  5. Fiery GR Smith

    Beauden Barrett is beautiful runner with ball in hand. Ghosts through holes and acceleration is Cullenesque
  6. Fiery GR Smith

    40 point paddlin'. What a team. What a country.
  7. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Will post my comments next week but good stuff, expected us to run away.
  8. Rego RS Hutchinson

    All pretty standard AB squad released just now. McKenzie dropped which doesn't really surprise me. He'd have been there for the environment factor in the Wales series. Glad Moala's been picked.
  9. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Barrett at 10 was a no brainier really. Needs to cement his spot this time. Glad to see Naholo move back out to 11 - we need a backup 11 for once, Savea can prove himself off the bench.

    Ardie maybe a little hard done by but that's to be expected - so much investment into Cane, ABs don't want to admit it's failed as such. Ardie will be immense off the bench.

    Gutted Moala injured himself, was a definite starter for me. Fekitoa has been a bit meh this year.
  10. Starris ER Starris

    Barrett needs to do well here and cement the number 10 spot.
  11. Droos JP Rhodes

    On form he was the sure pick and I'm sure he'll do it justice. Fantastic footballer.
  12. Starris ER Starris

    Hoping he has made his place in the team at 10 permanent... shame that Lima won't get a look in now though.

    Spoilt for choice!
  13. Fiery GR Smith

    McKenzie will move ahead of Cruden and Lima in the next season or two too I reckon.
  14. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Needs to work on his defence something chronic. Like I said I'm glad he didn't play against Wales as reckon he would have flopped.
  15. Fiery GR Smith

    Fair call. Hadn't really noticed his defence was poor. Seen him pull off some great tackles.
  16. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Tackled at only 70℅ in Super Rugby and turned the ball over a whopping 45 times, like 3 times the amount of any other fullback let alone player.

    He's the Matt Faddes of Fullback really.
  17. Fiery GR Smith

    Crikey...they are pretty poor stats alright. He's such a shining star in attack I guess I've been blinded by the brightness of that.
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