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23/11/13 - World Cup Semi Final 2: Australia v Fiji (Wembley)

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Poll: Who will win? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Australia by 25 points or more (10 votes [34.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.48%

  2. Australia by 19 to 24 points (6 votes [20.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.69%

  3. Australia by 13 to 18 points (5 votes [17.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.24%

  4. Australia by 7 to 12 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Australia by 1 to 6 points (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  6. Fiji by 1 to 6 points (4 votes [13.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.79%

  7. Fiji by 7 to 12 points (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  8. Fiji by 13 to 18 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Fiji by 19 to 24 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Fiji by 25 points or more (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

Discuss World Cup Semi Final 2: Australia v Fiji (Wembley) here.


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#2 Scubby

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:27 PM

Interesting, that in the pouring rain, Fiji played a very conservative game against Australia at St Helens. This Fiji backline has some serious pace and power. They need to throw it around and really unsettle the Aussies.


Edited by Scubby, 17 November 2013 - 05:28 PM.


#3 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

Although Australia will probably win quite comfortably, unfortunately for whoever they meet in the final Fiji are good enough to give them the good, hard workout they need to get going properly :(



#4 GeordieSaint

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:09 PM

FIJI FIJI FIJI FIJI FIJI!!! :D


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#5 Saintslass

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:11 PM

FIJI FIJI FIJI FIJI FIJI!!! :D

Damn right!



#6 GeordieSaint

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:14 PM

Damn right!

 

Are you going?


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#7 Saintslass

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:15 PM

Are you going?

Most certainly am!  Got a coach seat booked too and the coach is actually still going!

 

I have very fond memories of my 2011 trip to the double header at Wemberley and I'm hoping it will be one step better this time with wins for England and Fiji.

 

What a terrific final that would be! Ha!


Edited by Saintslass, 17 November 2013 - 10:16 PM.


#8 GeordieSaint

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

What a terrific final that would be! Ha!

 

Good stuff but I think pigs may fly over the Wembley arch before those teams line up against each other at Old Trafford! :)


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#9 Saintslass

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Good stuff but I think pigs may fly over the Wembley arch before those teams line up against each other at Old Trafford! :)

Well, London is a diverse city and so I'm sure it will welcome flying pigs with its usual aplomb!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:34 AM

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#11 mt smart

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

Fiji deserve this final spot.

 

Of the minnows they have been the most consistent and they have a surprise factor with their speed outwide.

 

I don't think they are the best preparation team for aus , they have played before so not a lot new to learn there.

 

Fiji on the other hand will pray for a fair deal from the Ref this time.

 

Let me give the Ref some advice

 

a knock on is a knock on

 

Australian players can lose balls in the contact wihout an opposition hand near them

 

Australian players commit errors

 

Australian players lie all over the tackle until the Ref does something about it

 

Australian players test the offside rule like no other team



#12 boxhead

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

Australia should be banned from the game they are professional cheats.



#13 StixRooster

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Fiji deserve this final spot.

 

Of the minnows they have been the most consistent and they have a surprise factor with their speed outwide.

 

I don't think they are the best preparation team for aus , they have played before so not a lot new to learn there.

 

Fiji on the other hand will pray for a fair deal from the Ref this time.

 

Let me give the Ref some advice

 

a knock on is a knock on

 

Australian players can lose balls in the contact wihout an opposition hand near them

 

Australian players commit errors

 

Australian players lie all over the tackle until the Ref does something about it

 

Australian players test the offside rule like no other team

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#14 L Bow

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:50 PM

Australia should be banned from the game they are professional cheats.

 

They certainly do it to a very high standard.



#15 mt smart

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:53 AM

Are you Vossy in disguise? :onthequiet:

 

The Kangaroos are assumed incapable of ordinary play since they have a record of being an extraordinary team.


Edited by mt smart, 19 November 2013 - 12:19 PM.


#16 scrape_goose

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:46 AM

Are you Vossy in disguise? :onthequiet:

I was thinking the same last week. Rumbled



#17 Scubby

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:25 AM

This game is one for Agent Thierry Alibert - surely!   B) He will not be daunted by the Aussies. 



#18 Scubby

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

Very interesting this one if you have an opinion on whether referees do alter the way they control games due to context. Silverwood has been named as the referee for the second SF on Saturday between Australia and Fiji.

 

Scenario 1:

England beat New Zealand in the first SF and Silverwood knows he cannot control the final whatever the outcome

 

Scenario 2:

New Zealand win the first SF and all the Aussie and Kiwi refs are ruled out of the final. Siverwood is in pole position to get the RLWC Final at Old Trafford if he puts in a satisfactory display in the Aus-Fiji SF.

 

He will obviously know which scenario has played out before the kick off. Do you think this has any impact on how he referees the game at Wembley? I'm sure people will have plenty of opinions on this.



#19 tim2

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

It will have no bearing on his performance.

He should get the final regardless of who is in it, in my opinion.
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

it might also mean that Alibert is being lined up for the Final.
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