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16/11/13 - World Cup QF2: Australia v USA (Wrexham, 1pm)


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Poll: Who will win? (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Australia by 21 points or more (24 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. Australia by 11 to 20 points (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  3. Australia by 1 to 10 points (1 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  4. USA by 1 to 10 points (2 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  5. USA by 11 to 20 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. USA by 21 points or more (2 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

Discuss World Cup QF2: Australia v USA (Wrexham, 1pm) here.


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#2 Greg C

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

Got tickets for this came based on the logic it would be Australia v Wales. Still going to enjoy my weekend however.



#3 Futtocks

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

Chances of "shocking the world" - miscroscopic. But COME ON USA! anyway. :) 


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#4 Bleep1673

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:47 PM

There was an article, slightly tongue in cheek, in the Observer after the RLWC in 1995 about a USA team heading home with the RLWC after drafting in a load of ex-NFL/NHL players and giving them 10 years training. Could this be one WC too soon?

 

Voted Aus, but (very unlike me), Go USA!


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#5 Futtocks

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

If the USA win, we will all need to head off to Mount Rushmore with hammers and chisels.  :assassin:


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#6 wirecab

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

The only chance for the USA is if the 'roos prepare mentally the same way as England did for Italy- can't see it though.



#7 GeordieSaint

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

This would be the biggest sporting shock of ALL TIME if the US were to actually win... won't happen though; Australia by 50. Still looking forward to the game and will be taking my seat in the Upper Tier of the Yale Stand.

 

USA, USA, USA, USA!!


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#8 Saintslass

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

I'd like to go to this match but as usual it's all about getting there.  My car just wouldn't make it, bless its 17 year old heart.  There is a train - well three trains in total - to Wrexham General which I believe is the station nearby to the stadium but that journey would create difficulties in getting to Wigan although it could be done straight from Liverpool Lime Street.  Not a bad price either for a return ticket.  However, not sure about getting back from Wigan on the train after the England game!

 

Given that there have been so many matches in the north west area, why on earth couldn't someone have thought of organising some transport?


Edited by Saintslass, 12 November 2013 - 08:47 PM.


#9 Jonty

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

Looking forward to this and, like Greg C, wrongly assumed an Australia v Wales QF, or depending on Cardiff, England v Wales! I look a bit daft now...

 

Still, for the USA this will be their world cup final and they will be up for giving the Australians a bloody nose. If I see the spirited underdog of NZ v Samoa or Wales v Australia (2000) then I'll be very happy indeed.

 

Looking forward to my first visit to the Racecourse Ground.


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#10 duracell

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

 Perenara is the ref : USA players can use any weapons they want to figth against Australian, no problems for him ;-)



#11 boxhead

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:04 PM

Australia have named their Squad for the game.

THE 20 MAN AUSTRALIAN SQUAD:

Cameron Smith ©,

Paul Gallen (vc),

Greg Bird,

Darius Boyd,

Daly Cherry-Evans,

Boyd Cordner,

Cooper Cronk,

Andrew Fifita,

Jarryd Hayne,

Greg Inglis,

Brett Morris,

Nate Myles,

Josh Papalii,

Corey Parker,

Matthew Scott,

Billy Slater,

James Tamou,

Brent Tate,

Sam Thaiday,

Johnathan Thurston.

 

Dropping Farrah makes that squad stronger, he is a spare wheel.


Edited by boxhead, 13 November 2013 - 09:05 PM.


#12 CGD

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

No Jennings. He was having a shocker with his passing, but it was unlike him. He just needs games to sort that out. If his passes into the advertising continued against USA, then I'd be happy to see him sit out the rest of the tournament. Otherwise I think we're leaving out our best centre (after Inglis).

Heard that Sheens stated that DCE will definitely be in the top 17 and that he is putting genuine pressure on Thurston/Cronk. Cronk on this tournament, maybe, but Thurston has to be safe. Sounds like words of encouragement more than anything though, he'll be on the bench most likely.

The rest of the team should sort itself out. I just want them to be on song now.

#13 faz'_nose

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:53 AM

This would be the biggest sporting shock of ALL TIME if the US were to actually win... won't happen though; Australia by 50.

There's very little room for debate; as you state, a USA victory would represent the biggest shock in the history of sport. It would be great if it was very tight for the first thirty minutes though.

Edited by faz'_nose, 14 November 2013 - 01:55 AM.


#14 mt smart

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:22 AM

Hmmm if you're looking for sporting upsets I'd rather be USA going in against Australia than Buster Douglas facing Tyson.....the later needed an extended count to get back up off the Canvas .......now that was an upset of epic proportions.....no bounce of the ball to gamble on , no rub of the green......just the baddest man on the planet trying to take your head off for 36 minutes straight.



#15 faz'_nose

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:19 AM

Hmmm if you're looking for sporting upsets I'd rather be USA going in against Australia than Buster Douglas facing Tyson.....the later needed an extended count to get back up off the Canvas .......now that was an upset of epic proportions.....no bounce of the ball to gamble on , no rub of the green......just the baddest man on the planet trying to take your head off for 36 minutes straight.


I suppose that we'll have to 'agree to disagree', especially due to the subjective nature of the topic.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:20 PM

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#17 Just Browny

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:42 PM

Any TRLers going to this one fancy a meet-up? I'm lovely.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

The forward are more up in the air, but the Australian backline now looks like it's going to be...

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Jarryd Hayne
5. Brett Morris

Been a long time since I've seen Hayne in the centres. If it happens, Sheens is obviously trying to get the ball into his hands earlier and more often.

#19 Bomballey

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:44 AM

All the best to Terry Matterson for this one. Great guy.

#20 boxhead

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

The forward are more up in the air, but the Australian backline now looks like it's going to be...

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Jarryd Hayne
5. Brett Morris

Been a long time since I've seen Hayne in the centres. If it happens, Sheens is obviously trying to get the ball into his hands earlier and more often.

 

Hayne needs to be more involved.

His career has seen him play in too many positions at different levels.

He can be a game changer on his day.

At Parramatta I would have him at Stand off.






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