England v RSA, RWC 20/10/07

Auld-Yin

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#1
OK guys, time to show your colours.

As I have said previously, I will support the northern hemisphere team that got to the final. Therefore

COME ON ENGERLAND!!!!

Not something I say very often but I will definitely be shouting for them tonight - however, the teams I back usually lose :oops: Hopefully my luck will change but hands on heart I think a fair score of 20+ points to RSA and England getting 6 or 9 through kicks. I don't think they will cross the RSA line. I have been known to be wrong though 8)

predictions on the back of a £20 note to the usual address.

AY
 
#3
RSA - 23 Engerland - 26 (thinks Johnny will have a good kicking game due to the pressure of the event - 12 points alone from pens and 4 from both converted tries) 8)


Whatever the result this is gonna be one hell of an ugly game :wink:
 
#5
BobMugabe said:
Sorry guys, time for some realism. RSA 24 - Engerland 15
Anyone thinking back to the 36-0 drubbing would think so also Bob but I think RSA will go into the match as the Ozzies and the Frogs (and indeed the Kiwis went into their last game) did, i.e. with that expectance as favourites, I think the guts and passion of the team and the 60,000 England fans packed into the stadium and surrounding streets 'Egging' 8) them on will create another surprise. 8O
 
#6
Don't know.
We have some experienced big match players. They have been there and done it. Jonny has changed the team beyond description and it is now clear that we have no No10 that is even remotely close to him.
S Africa are the better side, but that doesn't neccesarily mean anything, or the All Blacks would be in the final.
England have a great momentum, and I see a parallel between them and the Greece national team in Euro 2004.
We shall see.
 
#7
Well guys, one man doesn't make a team. Yes, Johnny does have impact but reading the propaganda for the last week they are laying far too much at his feet (pun intended). SA are very well aware the team they faced 36 days ago is not the team they will face tonight. Johnny will be targeted, as will Percy and Habana - it's the team with other options that will win. My personal opinion is that Engalnd have less options than SA.

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#8
Auld-Yin said:
COME ON ENGERLAND!!!!

AY
I thought it was Ingerlund
 
#9
Oh! and this is speaking as a Scottish supporter but I can't think of a team this current World Cup who deserve or want this more, I'm hoping they do it and achieve what no other team has done so far with the back to back wins and it will rub a bit more salt into the wounds suffered so far by the 'Expectant Southern Hemisphere' working with several Ozzies in Iraq last year and experiencing the arrogance they all displayed on a daily basis especially with respect to Rugby I for one celebrated each teams exit with a passion :wink:
 
#11
It is an 80 minute shootout.
France tried to target Wilkinson last week, but the solidity of the English pack put the mockers on that. You don't think that the English won't realise that the Boks will target Jonny and take steps to neutralise that?
I agree that S Africa have more options, but I think the stifling nature of the English game might choke them.
 
#12
Gundulph, I must agree with you England has shown it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts. SA have put just as much into this and WANT it so bad they can taste it. They realise that after this world cup things will change in SA rugby and quotas will be enforced rigourously and they may not be here again for 3-4 world cups.
 
#13
BobMugabe said:
Gundulph, I must agree with you England has shown it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts. SA have put just as much into this and WANT it so bad they can taste it. They realise that after this world cup thiungs will change in SA rugby and teh quotas will be enforced rigourously and they may not be here again for 3-4 wotld cups.
Must admit though Bob, if SA win there will be no hard feelings as they also didnt expect to be the winner with the Ozzies and Kiwis strong favourites from Day One, the security team we had towards the end of the contract out there were actually all South Africans and a great bunch of guys, a darn site more trustworthy and capable as our protection team than several (not all!) of the American Team we had previously! almost to a man they had fought in the Bush Wars... so if you win, fair one and full respect deserved!!!
 
#15
Gundulph, I think which ever way it goes, it is going to be one GREAT game of rugby.
 
#16
47 - 3 to South Africa.

Judging by yesterdays play off, Argentina made France look average, where in the semis SA never looked uncomfartable, and SA are a bit of a bogey team for England. 99 RWC springs to mind
 
#17
Also as a Scot I hope that England can do it! It will probably come down, like so many other matches in this competition, to the team that makes more mistakes in front of the posts! A lot is made of Habana, but Jason Robinson is just as dangerous in some space!








My support for England has nothing to do with the £10 bet I have at Ladbrokes at 6/1.
 
#18
BobMugabe said:
Gundulph, I think which ever way it goes, it is going to be one GREAT game of rugby.
Agreed, and one helluva good reason to have an ample supply of liquid gold at hand throughout the game... :wink:
 
#19
SA by at least 10 points.

I can see them scoring a couple of tries and pushing the game very quickly away from us. Can you see us scoring a try?

Don't get me wrong, I would love it if we won. It also still doesn't mean that he players won't give their all, unlike their football counterparts....
 
#20
Hopefully it'll be an exciting game, I think the Boks have parity in the scrum, superior lineout and back row. As for the backs, they're a class above.

I hope they don't use that crowing cnut Greenwood for colour commentry agin, what a one eyed barsteward he was last week, during the boks v france match he spent as much time going on about England as the game in hand.

Yes i'm a taff, and yes Wales are Sh!te!! but at least they got rid of the Alchy Jenkins.
 

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