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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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#41 oikee

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:53 AM

He already has Arthur Beetson and Darren Lockyer keeping him company with Big Mal arriving soon.

Yes, plenty of Bronze being melted down for our league greats, here and at Wembley i see. 

I hope it is dry and fast. 

70 thousand is a perfect rugby league crowd. I think all rugby league stadiums should be built for 70 thousand.

I hope they reconfigure Sydney Olympic for 70 thousand. Perfect. The nose-bleeds then don't feel left out. 

I still think Fiji can win this, everyone has written them off. 



#42 hutch

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:57 AM

Nothing would excite Rugby league fans more than for Fiji to go in at half time within striking distance of Australia , Akin to what we saw V England.

That for me would confirm that Fiji are on the way to being Team four long term.

They really should have had Jared Hayne at stand off , that would have given them an outsiders chance of a shocking upset ( finishing within two tries of Aussie ).

He's that good , when Haynes in the mood he's the best player there is.


Why 'should' they have had hayne?

#43 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:14 AM

Yes, plenty of Bronze being melted down for our league greats, here and at Wembley i see. 

I hope it is dry and fast. 

70 thousand is a perfect rugby league crowd. I think all rugby league stadiums should be built for 70 thousand.

I hope they reconfigure Sydney Olympic for 70 thousand. Perfect. The nose-bleeds then don't feel left out. 

I still think Fiji can win this, everyone has written them off. 

 

Oh - thanks for the reminder - did the RL statues ever get put into place at Wembley?

If so, where can we go to see them around the stadium?



#44 Saintslass

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:47 AM

Oh - thanks for the reminder - did the RL statues ever get put into place at Wembley?

If so, where can we go to see them around the stadium?

They were supposed to be done in time for the world cup but the RFL reported a delay of some kind and so no, they aren't there.  Such a shame.



#45 boxhead

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

I hope its a close game and Fiji do well.

They are my adopted second favourite team.



#46 Yorkie44

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

After Australia? ;)

#47 boxhead

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 09:56 AM

After Australia? ;)

YES you are pretty perceptive Yorkie  ;)



#48 mt smart

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

Fijian children will one day tell their own grandchildren of the Day that England and New Zealand played the warm up game before Fiji on English soil.



#49 CGD

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:27 PM

Geez, can't help but think this one will be flat.

#50 oikee

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Every rugby league fan worldwide should write to England and acknowledge why  such world-class rugby league should be played at Wembley ,,, at a world cup final,,,in a city of 8 million , and cant produce 90 thousand, yet American Gridiron can grab huge crowds and it is foreign sport. 

And write to Union clubs as well.

 

Look, Australia loves world class rugby league, that England verse New Zealand game was what Australian fans expect. 

This was better than Origin. 

At least Old Trafford will be packed, with fans who know world class when they see it, as for London,., 

??? Gee whiz, has anybody lived in that town, i bet 9-tenths of them dont even know where Cook was born. 

 

Good case to push for London Broncos. Why should rugby league back down, it is time for London to step up. 



#51 oikee

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:48 PM

Its a world cup, Tate took out the player. The refs really need to stop favouring Australia. 

And i am a aussie. 



#52 CGD

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:55 PM

What are you talking about? Fiji got the penalty. And I'm an Aussie...

#53 808tone

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:02 PM

I think the semi-finals should of been England v NZ at City of Manchester Stadium and Aus v Fiji at Elland Road.



#54 chuffer

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Wish this would have been on first.....bit of an anti-climax this

#55 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Too disappointed to get into this. That, and it's a walkover.
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#56 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:16 PM

I think the semi-finals should of been England v NZ at City of Manchester Stadium and Aus v Fiji at Elland Road.

Why?
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#57 Scubby

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:30 PM

5 penalties in the first 20 absolutely killed Fiji and the game. Well done RS job done. Enjoy the final. Only in RL would you kill the underdog

Edited by Scubby, 23 November 2013 - 04:33 PM.


#58 808tone

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

Why?

Because no need for a double header and both be packed plus we would of had another game to look forward on the sunday.



#59 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

5 penalties in the first 20 absolutely killed Fiji and the game. Well done RS job done. Enjoy the final. Only in RL would you kill the underdog


He has ruined the game and it will end up embarassing for RL. He still won't get a gig in the NRL

#60 CGD

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

Hahahaha, poor Kevin.




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