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Australia v New Zealand

19th April 2013 Canberra

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Poll: RL: Australia v New Zealand - Poll (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Who'll win the test match this weekend in Canberra?

  1. Australia will thrash New Zealand (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Australia by a comfortable margin (3 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Australia but it'll be a close call (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. New Zealand will edge it (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. New Zealand will win comfortably (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. New Zealand will give Australia an absolute pasting (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#21 G Las D

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

thirteenthman  30-6 (margin 24 points) to Australia; MoM J Thurston; 1st Try B Morris

Bourbon Rat  24-12 (margin 12 points) to Australia; MoM Cronk; 1st Try M Scott

G Las D 28-14 (margin 14 points) to Australia; MoM J Thurston; 1st Try B Morris

Southstander 22-10 (margin 12 points)  to Australia; MoM J Thurston; 1st Try B Morris

 

1st Try Scorer None of us correctly predicted the first try scorer, but the player Bourbon Rat nominated (M Scott) did supply the pass to Cronk who scored it - I call that the closest call there.

Man of the Match: Cameron Smith - none of us picked him out - we must have been either mad or spoilt for choice.

Final Score: 32-12 to Australia - none of us got that spot on, well what were the chances of that??? All the same thirteenthman was closest to the winning margin for an Australian victory (+4points), so he wins that one.

 

 

As for the poll, I'd call that a comfortable win in the end for Australia. It would be unkind to call it a thrashing as I reckon the Kiwis being 6 all at half time and having a lot of possession and initiative early in the second half deserve credit for that. You'll have your own view on that.

Those predicting a comfortable win for Australia were: Dennis Bloonock, Bourbon Rat and G Las D

 

thirteenthman and jascksy may disagree on that one.


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#22 thirteenthman

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

I don't really think a 20 point margin is a thrashing nowadays, even at test match level, so I'll give you that one. ;)  :D 



#23 G Las D

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

I like the look of that Kiwi squad.

There's a lot of raw talent in there.

An experienced Aussie team saw them off today but  with more game time they'll be hard to beat.


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#24 DiddyDave

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:28 AM

Why wasn`t a Pommy ref in charge as has happened in the last few years? Klein and those blokes in the video box should be had up for robbery. Four visits to them and four Aussie decisions,but it`s not surprising,the Warriors have to cop this ###### every game. No wonder the Kiwis caved in in the second half trying to beat the Aussie team and the "neutral" refs.



#25 kiwityke

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:20 AM

"Pommy Ref"? What is Ashley Klein? Terrible reffing, especially ruling that a second infringement should take precedent over the first because the second was greater. A load of B******s. However, the Aussies were the better team in spite of Klein. Kiwis were let down by silly penalties, knock on's and poor kicking options. 3 out of 10 completions in the second half. No one can win with that stat.
Kiwis weren't allowed quick start after "dead ball" because Klein wasn't fit enough to get back in place. Two refs definitely needed.

Was the Samoa v Tonga match shown in UK?
What physicality. The Tongans were too big and energetic and won easily. Fuifui a great game, 100metres in the first half!!

#26 Bourbon Rat

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:23 AM

Sadly AFAIK neither U20's origin or Tonga v Samoa shown in UK due to it being on Foxtel ?

 

Sounds like it was a fantastic game !! Shame about the 'passionate spectators' at the close :huh:


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#27 kiwityke

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:19 AM

Need a bit of passion. Less than a minute was lost. It was a great joyous celebration, quite different from hooligans invading the pitch to cause trouble.

#28 Bourbon Rat

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:53 AM

So............ The first round of the ref season has been played & it's looking good for the World Cup  B) 

 

Wonder how many of those NRL players that played the 'injury card' for those game will suddenly be on their team lineups for Rnd 7 :rolleyes:


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#29 thirteenthman

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

"Pommy Ref"? What is Ashley Klein?

 

He's an Aussie.

 

To be fair to Klein, I don't think NZ made enough of their possesion in the first half, and were the makers of their own downfall.



#30 thirteenthman

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:12 PM

Sadly AFAIK neither U20's origin or Tonga v Samoa shown in UK due to it being on Foxtel ?

 

According to Premier Sports, they simply didn't have the rights to it. It's about the only game in Oz that they haven't got the rights to this year!!!



#31 G Las D

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

(Klein) one of six full-time officials employed by the Rugby Football League, has been released with immediate effect to rejoin his wife and two children, who set up home in Australia after attending the World Cup.

Klein, who was in charge of November's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, is following in the footsteps of another leading referee, Russell Smith, who quit Super League to continue his career Down Under in the 1990s.

Stuart Cummings, the RFL's match officials director, said: "Ashley has had a very difficult decision to make but has understandably decided to join his family in Australia. (2009)

Klein only took up refereeing after arriving in London from Australia, where he was a reserve-grade player with Parramatta, but he experienced a meteoric rise up the rankings and took charge of his first Super League match in 2003.

 

That was a quote from 2009.

 

Our loss is your gain!  :lol:


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#32 DlEHARD

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Just got back from the game yesterday. Was great to see Canberra Stadium sold out with so many Rugby League fans!

 

Was a good game, Kiwis certainly won the first half. Kangaroos just blew them apart with those tries all in 11 minutes. But that is what we are capable of.

 

Kiwis with additions look dangerous for the World Cup. Foran was great as captain.

 

Hopefully we can soon take the Kangaroos back to Sydney and get 40,000+ at SFS.






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