RWC 2015: Match 1 - England vs Fiji

Discussion in 'Rugby Union Discussion' started by Fiery, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    This will be a real test match. Nadolo will be worth two men on the field for Fiji. I am not saying that as hyperbole or to make you read my post twice. He really is that much of a factor. Some people are liabilities, some are assets, and some are giants. He is a giant.

    England are lucky they are playing Barritt. Nadolo would destroy Twelvetrees.
  2. Weeman27bob BE Force

    I mean you'd hope not, but there's clearly no guarantee that will be the case.

    Can Slade kick?

    What would cover more bases on the bench?

    Slade + Farrell or Slade + Burgess (or Slade + Burgess + Farrell and no Nowell)
  3. BoyBlunder BOY Blunder

    Yes he's a very good kicker. Kicks for Exeter i believe? Id rather the second because i feel you need utility on your bench and Slade gives that more than anyone...but then i think Farrell is a massive twat and have obvious bias the other way.
    In theory though Slade as a 13 offers fullback and wing cover either putting him to 15 or moving JJ to the wing and dropping Watson back.
  4. BoyBlunder BOY Blunder

    Looking at the numbers from last season, it appears Steenson did alot of the kicking but what he did take Slade converted at a better rate than both Ford and Farrell. No idea where he was taking them from mind
  5. Alex Mediocre MBE A Mediocre

    Slade's range is longer than Steenson's (so obviously he tends to do the long stuff). Steenson's kicking accuracy is phenomenal - especially in the swirling winds of Sandy Park. In pretty much any other AP team Slade would be kicking goals.
  6. Squeaks ZW Poole

    Getting super pumped for this already... just a sleep (or half sleep) away in NZ now! Hope the opening ceremony is worth getting up a bit earlier for, get up Fiji!
  7. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Fire up Fiji!
  8. Fiery GR Smith

    Quite pumped for this game. Watching the clock at work a bit. The Mrs has got drinks and nibbles in and agreed to watch it with me tonight. So it's the first time we'll be watching a game of rugby on TV that doesn't involve the All Blacks. Her training is coming along nicely.
  9. Fiery GR Smith

    Look out for giant wrecking ball Nadolo tonight. And their other wing Nayacalevu is frickin huuge too. The halfback Matawalu is a livewire who will snipe around the base of the scrum and breakdowns all night.



    Mike Brown (Harlequins); Anthony Watson (Bath
    Rugby), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Brad Barritt (Saracens), Jonny May
    (Gloucester Rugby); George Ford (Bath Rugby); Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers); Joe
    Marler (Harlequins), Tom Youngs (Leicester Tigers), Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers),
    Geoff Parling (Exeter Chiefs), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Tom Wood
    (Northampton Saints), Chris Robshaw (capt, Harlequins), Ben Morgan (Gloucester
    Replacements: Rob Webber (Bath Rugby), Mako Vunipola
    (Saracens), Kieran Brookes (Northampton Saints), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Billy
    Vunipola (Saracens), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Owen Farrell (Saracens),
    Sam Burgess (Bath Rugby).

    Metuisela Talebula; Waisea Nayacalevu, Vereniki
    Goneva, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Nemani Nadolo; Ben Volavola, Nikola Matawalu;
    Campese Ma'afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo; Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone
    Nakarawa; Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera, Sakiusa Masi Matadigo.

    Replacements: Tuapati Talemaitoga, Peni Ravai, Isei Colati,
    Tevita Cavubati, Peceli Yato, Nemia Kenatale, Joshua Matavesi, Asaeli
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015
  10. Frizzed WC Welker

    Anyone have a stream ?
  11. mouse MJ Edwards

  12. Riddy JH Ridd

    On joseph first try scorer Cmon lad!!
  13. Frizzed WC Welker

    I give up already, too boring.
  14. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Will my pizza arrive before the match kicks off? Who knows.
  15. Howe JHF Howe

  16. BigGuns DA Astele

    Update please.
  17. BigDougy DG Dafter

    Fuck me, forgot how big some of those Fijian fuckers were.

    Also England playing in Red FTL....
  18. Mariner CL Warrington

    I'm glad they've roped in the BT commentators.

    Anthem proving too much for one Fijian
  19. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Just got back from the front door, pizza in hand, 30 seconds ago.
  20. BigGuns DA Astele

    Wow Fiji won the anthem hands down, everyone in tune.

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