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4 Nov: England v New Zealand KO 2.30pm (BBC TV)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • England by 13 points or more
      4
    • England by 7 to 12
      17
    • England by 1 to 6
      14
    • Draw
      0
    • New Zealand by 1 to 6 points
      20
    • New Zealand by 7 to 12 points
      22
    • New Zealand by 13 points or more
      3

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1 minute ago, Route66 said:

Another fantastic game,great showcase for the sport ,more games need to be on the BBC if we want to expand in this country 

Must say the beeb team and presentation is excellent and portrays a great image for the game . The forum after is good to

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A quick review of the game stats for England.

Makinson (as we know) was outstanding.  Three tries and 170 run metres which topped the English effort.

McGilvary was solid again with 129 metres despite getting no attacking chances.

The three starting middles all went well.  Luke Thompson ran the most with 156 metres while Graham and Tom Burgess both contributed 137 metres.  Chris Hill was strong off the bench again with 111.

Tom Burgess and John Bateman topped the tackle breaks with 4 each followed by George Burgess, Hodgson and Makinson with three each.

Josh Hodgson topped the tackle count with 44 while Thompson put in 41 and Whitehead 38.

While Makinson was deservedly man of the match, what a game Thompson had.

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By way of contrast,  swallowed my pride yesterday and tried to watch the England union game, in an unbiased and objective manner......... I lasted 5 minutes before I got soooooooo bored I had to turn the TV off. Todays game, once it settled down, had me on the edge of my seat, it contained everything good about our sport. I suppose my point is, that if we can't grow our game off the back of this series, will we ever?

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30 minutes ago, OMEGA said:

As Big Jim Mills said after being penalised for a late tackle

”I got there as quick as I could”

Mentioning Big Jim in a NZ thread reminds me of an astonishing incident during the 70s where he took an early bath for stamping on another players head! The crowd even applauded him as he left the field.

If that incident happened today he would have been jailed!

 

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26 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Wayne said Tommy was in a league of his own today . Absolutely . We eulogise over the star turns of other nations but that was as good an individual performance in a Test as you will see 

Bennett also said ‘where have we been hiding him’

hes been doing this at saints for the past few years.  He has definitely not been hiding. Although the past 2 seasons he has really pushed on  his defence is superb and his finishing is exquisite . A class player and also a class person

Well done tommy.  We have loved you for years at saints  and now the whole country sings your praise 

 

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24 minutes ago, Route66 said:

Another fantastic game,great showcase for the sport ,more games need to be on the BBC if we want to expand in this country 

People on twitter saying they don’t follow RL but were really impressed by the match. 

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13 minutes ago, Pigeon Lofter said:

Mentioning Big Jim in a NZ thread reminds me of an astonishing incident during the 70s where he took an early bath for stamping on another players head! The crowd even applauded him as he left the field.

If that incident happened today he would have been jailed!

 

Wasn’t he banned from re-entering New Zealand after that incident?

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1 hour ago, MarraSaint said:

something tells me that Ryan hall may be retired from England now !!!

the future is Tommy and when Jerry has finished we will have another tommy on the other side 

I think it might be a Dommy.

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21 minutes ago, Pigeon Lofter said:

Mentioning Big Jim in a NZ thread reminds me of an astonishing incident during the 70s where he took an early bath for stamping on another players head! The crowd even applauded him as he left the field.

If that incident happened today he would have been jailed!

 

Jesus. Havent seen that before, that is grim

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26 minutes ago, Pigeon Lofter said:

Mentioning Big Jim in a NZ thread reminds me of an astonishing incident during the 70s where he took an early bath for stamping on another players head! The crowd even applauded him as he left the field.

If that incident happened today he would have been jailed!

 

It wasn't a stamp. Just a badly timed, slightly late play the ball.

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9 minutes ago, MrPosh said:

I think it might be a Dommy.

It’s easy to forget manfredi as he’s missed so much over passed 2-3 seasons.  But he showed his class on the last few games for Wigan culminating in 2 tries in grand final 

yes - he is international class

 

just shows that we have a lot of good wingers of all ages

but I imagine makinson and McGilvary will be the first 2 wingers picked for foreseeable future 

The rest will have to shift them 2 first 

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4 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Very naughty . Still love big Jim though 

One of the nicest blokes in rugby league that I've ever met. That said, I've only met him off the field! :P

 

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3 minutes ago, MarraSaint said:

It’s easy to forget manfredi as he’s missed so much over passed 2-3 seasons.  But he showed his class on the last few games for Wigan culminating in 2 tries in grand final 

yes - he is international class

 

just shows that we have a lot of good wingers of all ages

but I imagine makinson and McGilvary will be the first 2 wingers picked for foreseeable future 

The rest will have to shift them 2 first 

And that's how it should be. Be great to have the same situation across all positions.

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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4 minutes ago, MarraSaint said:

It’s easy to forget manfredi as he’s missed so much over passed 2-3 seasons.  But he showed his class on the last few games for Wigan culminating in 2 tries in grand final 

yes - he is international class

 

just shows that we have a lot of good wingers of all ages

but I imagine makinson and McGilvary will be the first 2 wingers picked for foreseeable future 

The rest will have to shift them 2 first 

McGillvary turns 31 next season so he’ll be out of the reckoning by the time the World Cup comes around again. 

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1 hour ago, HKRBob said:

I think 2 games in which we have more than competed and ended up winning against a strong NZ team has been really enjoyable.

I think some on here need to stop over obsessing about the selection of a few of the team, because whichever way you cut it if you go out looking for a players mistakes all game and disregarding their positive contributions you will inevitably come away feeling like their performance underwhelmed you. At the same time you are sounding like a broken record and boring the rest of us who enjoy the game.

Ps as a Robin begrudging respect to Connor and his attacking centre play. Some great passes for Makinson.

As one great coach once said, all-be-it the NFL and about quarter back and fans view of selections and errors.... The player on the bench (not playing) never makes errors...

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3 minutes ago, Leyther_Matt said:

McGillvary turns 31 next season so he’ll be out of the reckoning by the time the World Cup comes around again. 

Do you mean the 2021 world cup? By my maths he will be 33, I wouldn't put him out of the reckoning at all.

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1 hour ago, deluded pom? said:

I can’t recall any uproar on here

Yeah but we're biased as hell so Graham was committed and couldn't pull out whereas Bromwich was four streets and two buses away! Anyone could see that, you should'a gone to Specsavers!

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1 hour ago, kiwis 13 6 said:

, the Ref was way better than the ref in the 1st test but thought the England try where they went to check the try with the English video ref was very marginal. With different officiating interpretations in 2 key incidents this series could be 1 nil to NZ with heading in the last game which goes to so how close this series has been.  but thats the way the ball bounces congratulations to England on winning the series  

The first match could easily have seen nz down to 11, the ref sent the try up today as a try by the neutral ref, no obvious recent to disallow it. Bringing up it was an English video ref is just crass and embarrassing  

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57 minutes ago, Exiled Wiganer said:

The BBC were really good. Perfect mix of enthusiasm and letting the brilliance of the game speak for itself. 

2 games on the trot I've been impressed by the presentation and commentary by the beeb, the Scotland v Wales game online was superbly done also.

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