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ABs v Ireland - The First Step
As they say, the first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. I think it’s time to face the fact that this AB team is good, but not great.
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ABs v England - Time for change
Well, that’s a good comeback and a lucky win, and probably a good result for the team looking forward - as I've written before, we could easily face similar wet conditions next year in the WC if a typhoon hits.
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Saffa perspective of the Bok win
That was unexpected. Flipping delighted the defence held out though. A heroic loss is sometimes more gutting than getting smashed. A couple of random thoughts from this Bok supporter.
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Stats - Some Problems for the ABs?
Stats don't tell you everything, but they don't paint a pretty picture for the last AB/SA game. MOTM voting was tricky.
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ABs v France - The Rewatch
Many players put in much better efforts, but I’ll talk about four players later on – the two starting props, and Luke Whitelock, who seems to be getting a bit of chatter as the new suitcase.
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Was Ardie the Worst?
So, I re-watched the game - thank god for Sapporo Hana-bi-yabi beer (try it!). I focused upon Ardie Savea, so I'll get there soon, but first I want to talk about some team issues
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ABs v Japan - How was Fifita?
There was plenty of analysis of the AB/Japan game, with most posters focusing on the poor display of Jordie Barrett, the excellent cameo of George Bridge, and the assured play of Mo’unga. One player who seemed to do himself no favors was Vaea Fifita.