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02/11/13: World Cup Match 10 - Australia v Fiji


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Poll: Who will win? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Australia by 13 points or more (20 votes [74.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 74.07%

  2. Australia by 7 to 12 points (4 votes [14.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  3. Australia by 1 to 6 points (1 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  4. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Fiji by 1 to 6 points (2 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  6. Fiji by 7 to 12 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Fiji by 13 points or more (0 votes [0.00%])

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

Discuss World Cup Match 10 - Australia v Fiji here.


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#2 jacksy

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:07 PM

7 changes for the aussies apparently


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#3 CGD

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Including Inglis to fullback.

#4 islandstyle

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

Fiji to upset Australia

#5 CGD

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Kangaroos name extended bench...

1. Greg Inglis
2. Jarryd Hayne
3. Josh Morris
4. Michael Jennings
5. Darius Boyd
6. Johnston Thurston
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Matt Scott
9. Cameron Smith
10. James Tamou
11. Luke Lewis
12. Josh Papalii
13. Nate Myles

14. Boyd Cordner
15. Robbie Farah
16. Andrew Fifita
17. Paul Gallen

18. Cooper Cronk
19. Corey Parker
20. Brent Tate

This is possibly a better team than the one against England. Backline is definitely better.

#6 Konkrete

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:51 PM

Kangaroos name extended bench...
1. Greg Inglis
2. Jarryd Hayne
3. Josh Morris
4. Michael Jennings
5. Darius Boyd
6. Johnston Thurston
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Matt Scott
9. Cameron Smith
10. James Tamou
11. Luke Lewis
12. Josh Papalii
13. Nate Myles
14. Boyd Cordner
15. Robbie Farah
16. Andrew Fifita
17. Paul Gallen
18. Cooper Cronk
19. Corey Parker
20. Brent Tate
This is possibly a better team than the one against England. Backline is definitely better.

That's possibly the fastest RL back line since Halifax circa 1992.
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#7 TheBinman

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:53 PM

Awesome backline that just hope the Fijians can keep it close and competitive

#8 1jordy

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:29 AM

Thats Tim Sheens for you, he names a better back line in a game against Fiji instead of the game against the only real threat in the Pool being England, Fiji have a good team with plenty of talented NRL & Super league players but Australia will still beat them 20+ even on an off day, Fiji do have points in them from guys like Uate with the Sims brothers & Bukuya giving them a bit of muscle in the forwards but I don't see how their defence will hold up against the Aussie attack, it's going to be a 40-10 type scoreline.


Edited by 1jordy, 31 October 2013 - 02:30 AM.

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#9 Fax1978

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

If Fiji can keep the penalties down then they will stay with the Aussie's but that's easier said than done with the Sims boys.

If not a banana skin there is definately a risk of injury for the Aussie's in this game especially considering some of the Fiji players tackling techniques.

Edited by Fax1978, 31 October 2013 - 07:46 AM.


#10 CGD

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

The Sims will meet Myles and Papalii to start, with Fifita and Gallen off the bench. Bring it on.

Edited by CGD, 31 October 2013 - 08:37 AM.


#11 Lews therin

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:41 AM

Fiji can definitely trouble the Aussies, we know they have some improvement in them after the Ireland game. Does anyone know who the ref for this game is? Its two teams of NRL players so it will be interesting to see if it will be played that way. 



#12 boxhead

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

History does not count for much but in the last three Games they have met its been in World Cups.

1995   66-0

2000   66-8

2008   52-0

 

Australia should account for Fiji as they wind up and get the rust off.



#13 Futtocks

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

For all Fiji's pace, power and skill, they're facing a craftier, better-organised, more experienced opposition. 

 

I'd be happy to see Fiji score a few showstoppers, but a win is, I think, well beyond them.


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#14 Kenny Bania

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:19 AM

Where's good to watch this in Huddersfield on Saturday evening?



#15 nadera78

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

For all Fiji's pace, power and skill, they're facing a craftier, better-organised, more experienced opposition. 

 

I'd be happy to see Fiji score a few showstoppers, but a win is, I think, well beyond them.

That's true enough for the time being, but the game has made huge strides in Fiji in recent years. There will come a time when they shock the Aussies, and probably ENgland before that.


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#16 boxhead

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

That's true enough for the time being, but the game has made huge strides in Fiji in recent years. There will come a time when they shock the Aussies, and probably ENgland before that.

Maybe.

Fiji still has a long way to go as do all of the Pacific Island Nations, the fact that many emigrate to NZ and Australia at a young age with their family's or are second generation Fijians, Samoan or Tongans does not always reflect the true situation in the home country.

Fiji has a population of around 800k  many of that population is either Asian or from a Sub Continent background who generally do not take up a sport like Rugby League.

Its a small nursery on a small beautiful Island in the Pacific.

 

I hope they do well.


Edited by boxhead, 01 November 2013 - 11:13 AM.


#17 DavidM

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

Fiji have a strong team , they'll give the Aussies a shake up for a while . Shame for them Jarryd Hayne isn't in their line up , but that's just wishful thinking I guess . These pacific island nations seem to lack in the halves to back up their beef and strike out wide . If teams like Tonga and Fiji had top notch string pullers they'd be huge threats , as they'd give the structure and dimensions they sometimes lack . I like watching Fiji though , and they could give us big trouble next week . Good game this .

#18 Just Browny

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:23 PM

Anyone going from Huddersfield to St Helens for this one by train? The train via Piccadilly seems to go to St Helens junction. Is there a bus from the station to somewhere near the ground?

 

Thanks.


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#19 Southerner

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

C'mon Fiji. So what's the conditions like up there? Not sure whether wind and rain would be an equaliser for Fiji or whether they'd prefer better conditions for handling / error purposes!

#20 Saintslass

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

Anyone going from Huddersfield to St Helens for this one by train? The train via Piccadilly seems to go to St Helens junction. Is there a bus from the station to somewhere near the ground?

 

Thanks.

I didn't see this question yesterday or else I would have answered it!  You'll have answered it yourself by now but yes, there is the number 32 which stops within walking distance of the stadium.  I hope you found that out.






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