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John Drake

27/10/13: World Cup Match 4 - New Zealand v Samoa

Who will win?   29 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win?

    • New Zealand by 13 points or more
      25
    • New Zealand by 7 to 12 points
      3
    • New Zealand by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • Draw
      1
    • Samoa by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • Samoa by 7 to 12 points
      0
    • Samoa by 13 points or more
      0

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Wonderful stuff and the crowd stayed behind too to give their respects. Samoa still should qualify. Remember this was (West) Samoa. They should talk the other island into playing RL as well.

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Watched the forum for a while but had to join to comment on how buzzing I am after coming back from the HJ tonight. As a dyed in the wool Warrington fan I was sceptical about being neutral for NZ Samoa. Needn't have worried. Even stood in the away stand but the match had everything to forget about OT from three weeks ago. Never seen a No Try / Try decision before! Never expected to see SBW make an error that I saw my son do for his U7 match earlier this year! Never expected to be chanting Toa Samoa with a vigour reserved normally for the Michael/Joel chant. After watching Hill and Westwood for so long to see Mose Masoe made me recalibrate my view on big forwards. Top game top crowd- and even got chatting to the lad next to me who admitted he's not an RL fan but loves sport. Well he could not have got a better intro than he did tonight. Absolutely superb! 

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That was a crowd generated atmosphere, something we've lost with a lot of with the all seater stadiums. No need for the artificial musac generated rubbish. As a Wigan fan that left me somewhat envious that the DW will never produce the atmosphere evident tonight.

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Still buzzing. Genuinely feel like that was a real sporting 'event' - one that we'll talk about for years, a bit like many of us still talk about the NZ v Tonga game from '95.

I was lucky enough to be at both, and this is the reason I love Test RL, not the Ashes etc.

Simply amazing, unbeatable sport.

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I was privileged to br there tonight,wonderful stuff! Toa Samoa!

Was also at Wilderspool in '95 to see the Kiwis and Tonga,can't decide which was the best match.

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What a way to enjoy eating my breakfast!!!

After 20 mins it looked like the Kiwis would score 60. After 60 minutes it looked like mission impossible might happen (oh for the missed goal kicks by Samoa).

Thinking what a great individual score by SBW then shouting for the ref to go the video as SBW slipped over the whitewash.

Masoe - jesus christ what a big lad.

The big hits were earth shattering, loved the comment by Voss about the HJ being 'the land of the giants'.

A privilidge to watch the game and to hear commentary that was perfectly in tune with what was happening out there.

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Absolutely great ending to day 2 was getting home from the PNG match to watch this on TV. Andrew Voss captured the event superbly. http://southwakefieldsharks.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/sonny-bill-is-human-after-all/

The Sonny Bill error on top of David Mead a couple of hours earlier has already given us plenty to talk about.

The whole thing is just shaping up superbly.

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Fantastic game and a privilege to be there to see it. Fantastic to see the skills of the Kiwis, and to see the Samoan comeback. Mose Masoe is an absolute beast. Awesome game - gonna have to record the replay on Premier so I can see that second half again!

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A great game that reinforces the fact what a great sport RL is. I can comfortably say, the roar of the crowd for Samoa in that second half is the loudest crowd noise I have ever experienced at the HJ.

 

Can't decide between yesterday or NZ/Tonga in 95 for the best atmosphere.

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Echo what people have posted about it being a privilege to be there. What a tremendous atmosphere to compliment a superb game. I even did the viral dance at half time!  

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That was bloody marvellous.

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Watched the game with a constant smile on my face.

Massive hits,wonderful commentary,and a great atmosphere. Isn't our game just brill

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I didn't think the BBC highlights did the game justice at all, but a friend of mine has just asked me if I can take her to a game after watching it. (and she only watched the highlights cos she couldn't find the remote to turn over......!)

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Got the day off after the NFL yesterday and just watched the recording of this game with a bacon butty. Not sure I've ever had a better morning!

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I didn't see any of the PNG v France game and only caught about 20 minutes at the end of the first half of this game after helping around the house and being busy.

 

There just aren't enough hours in the day. Nevermind putting the clocks back an hour, I need about 4 extra hours to watch these games!

 

:dry:

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Brilliant game, played in front of a packed stadium full of fans who were well up for the game.  Good pre match stuff, all in all a fantastic advert for Rugby League.

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I bet there were a lot of very happy Saints fans after they saw Masoe in action! 

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Wonderful stuff and the crowd stayed behind too to give their respects. Samoa still should qualify. Remember this was (West) Samoa. They should talk the other island into playing RL as well.

Not sure if Samoa will qualify just yet. France have gotten a huge boost with the win against PNG. PNG have every chance if beating Samoa. Could be very very close!

As for getting the other island playing, I do believe there was only a couple of Western Samoan born players in that side so let's keep concentrating on the main island!

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Brilliant brilliant game. My two year old loved those big hits. Just watched it again. Agree that the crowd and voss helped make the game but the suicidal hits are epic. Love to see Samoa develop their rugby league. They would give England a much better game than the exiles

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Brilliant brilliant game. My two year old loved those big hits. Just watched it again. Agree that the crowd and voss helped make the game but the suicidal hits are epic. Love to see Samoa develop their rugby league. They would give England a much better game than the exiles

Until we can have a break in the club calendar, we wouldn't get to play a competitive Samoan side (or any pacific side) mid-season. NRL would never let them go without a fight.

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An excellent game with both sides behaving in a gentlemanly manner to one another as is expected of those connected with our wonderful gentile sport.

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It's on again now :) - just spotted whilst sitting down with my tea - half time almost

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i watched it all live on 7mate in Australia (got up at 3am to watch PNG v France, then NZ v Samoa at 5am; how's that for dedication ?!) and gotta say: enjoyed the first match but NZ v Samoa was just BRILLIANT ; great crowd, great commentary; well done to all concerned !

 

YOU'VE ALL DONE VERY WELL !

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