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17/11/13 - World Cup QF4: Samoa v Fiji (Warrington, KO 3pm)

HOLD ON TIGHT IN WARRINGTON.

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Poll: Who will win? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Samoa by 21 points or more (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Samoa by 11 to 20 points (5 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

  3. Samoa by 1 to 10 points (9 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  4. Fiji by 1 to 10 points (8 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  5. Fiji by 11 to 20 points (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  6. Fiji by 21 points or more (0 votes [0.00%])

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#101 themainbrace

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:01 PM

Enjoyed the day out at HJ stadium today and the match, overall it was a pretty good game.  To me it looked like Samoa didn't trust their right wing.  There were several opportunities for an overlap but they didn't pass the ball out wide.  The one time they did get it wide on the right in the 2nd half Samoa almost scored.

 

Mind you it's easy for me to tell them what to do from the comfort of the stands.



#102 Dave T

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

Surprised (but happy) that its being described as such a good game and atmosphere.

As a game I thought it was good, unfortunately as a contest Fiji dominated and looked excellent and they never looked like losing.

The atmosphere was relatively flat on the back of this.

I am of course nit-picking as we have been spoilt this tournament but it was (imho) nowhere near the game of the tournament.

Enjoyable nonetheless.

#103 Dave T

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Unfortunately Samoa's halves were a big disappointment. Groom was very good for Fiji but Roberts was rubbish for Samoa and losing their stand off early on didnt help.

Fiji were energetic and lively throughout. I hope they can put a show on next week at Wembley.

#104 bobbruce

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

I think his anonymity was down to being penalised for a front on tackle that was perfectly legal, which was a repeat of the situation for him against France.

Everyone was loving him at Warrington when Samoa played the Kiwis there.


Don't think he was penalised for that it was a different player done for taking Sims out off the ball.

#105 Dave T

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

One final point.

The Samoan war dance and the Fijiian hymn are unbelievable. No idea why but they make me feel emotional watching them.

The prayer circle at the end is the same and will be a lasting memory of this world cup. This image should be making the newspapers everywhere. At Warrington today everybody went silent while they prayed and you could hear them all say Amen. The appreciation from the crowd was immense.

Loving the different cultures at this tournament.

#106 boxhead

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:47 AM

How good is this image?

 

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Marika Koroibete of Fiji is chased by Iosia Soliola of Samoa. Photo: Getty Images

Read more: http://www.smh.com.a...l#ixzz2kytPFIXE


Edited by boxhead, 18 November 2013 - 07:47 AM.

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#107 MikeW

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

Another great game at the HJ, Warrington certainly wasn't short changed at this World Cup.  Finally came to me this morning who the two Fijian wingers reminded me of in body shape and running style,  Henderson Gill.



#108 The Dude

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:19 PM

Another great game at the HJ, Warrington certainly wasn't short changed at this World Cup.  Finally came to me this morning who the two Fijian wingers reminded me of in body shape and running style,  Henderson Gill.

Here he is:

 

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