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Sun 30 Oct: RLWC: Samoa v France KO 17:00


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Samoa by 13 points or more
      22
    • Samoa by 7 to 12 points
      17
    • Samoa by 1 to 6 points
      1
    • France by 1 to 6 points
      10
    • France by 7 to 12 points
      13
    • France by 13 points or more
      1

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Thought that was slightly harsh on France.

I have booked tickets for the quarter final at Warrington watching Tonga and Samoa and frankly cannot wait. Should be a great game with two nations that bring a culture and an aura well beyond the 80 minutes. Should be a belter.

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1 minute ago, Dunbar said:

Nothing has changed in the last 3 weeks apart from you not seeing the results you want.

You can't decide what rules and eligibility you want based on the results.

We can’t act like the results don’t matter, the fact is having 60-90 point wins every 1 or 2 games is not good for our sport and does no favours. It just makes it more of a mockery when we have a team of 96% Domestic born players getting destroyed by a team with 8% Domestic born players. All it does is make a mockery of our game, Imagine if a union fan saw this result, they would be laughing there ass off.

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11 minutes ago, JimBronco said:

I had £5 on France. I'll just go and take a long hard look at myself in the mirror.

The bookies are rarely wrong though to be fair they did underestimate England.

They were 16-1 fifth favs before the start of the tournament. That was worth a £5 bet and I regret I didn’t. 

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Just now, SydneyRoosters said:

We can’t act like the results don’t matter, the fact is having 60-90 point wins every 1 or 2 games is not good for our sport and does no favours. It just makes it more of a mockery when we have a team of 96% Domestic born players getting destroyed by a team with 8% Domestic born players. All it does is make a mockery of our game, Imagine if a union fan saw this result, they would be laughing there ass off.

I'm not interested in any way what Union fans think.  I just want to enjoy our World Cup.  I have enjoyed it so far and I think the next 3 weeks of the men's competition plus the Women and Wheelchair World Cup will be exceptional.

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3 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

I feel seen 

Always a risk with a hi-viz hair colour...

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3 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

I'm not interested in any way what Union fans think.  I just want to enjoy our World Cup.  I have enjoyed it so far and I think the next 3 weeks of the men's competition plus the Women and Wheelchair World Cup will be exceptional.

Ok well you do you, but the overall perception of the tournament from the public is very negative.

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Kept off this thread for the whole game, I should imagine there are quite a few who will have red faces with not only with their predictions but the quality they gave these respective teams and some of the individuals on show, no names but the same person said that Milford was finished and Lui was just a show pony.

This was effectively a select SL v NRL clash, the French lads could not live with the power, speed, organisation and skills of their opponents.

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1 minute ago, SydneyRoosters said:

Ok well you do you, but the overall perception of the tournament from the public is very negative.

I’ve talked to people who don’t watch our game but have watched games on bbc and they talk about the physicality , ferocious tackling , pace of the game and great skill . And how it’s superior to the Union they’ve seen . But that’s just anecdotally from my experience. 

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2 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

Kept off this thread for the whole game, I should imagine there are quite a few who will have red faces with not only with their predictions but the quality they gave these respective teams and some of the individuals on show, no names but the same person said that Milford was finished and Lui was just a show pony.

This was effectively a select SL v NRL clash, the French lads could not live with the power, speed, organisation and skills of their opponents.

Your very much correct about the other stuff but don’t try turn this into a debate about SL V NRL. This was France Vs Samoa, it has nothing to do with that debate.

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13 minutes ago, SydneyRoosters said:

We can’t act like the results don’t matter, the fact is having 60-90 point wins every 1 or 2 games is not good for our sport and does no favours. It just makes it more of a mockery when we have a team of 96% Domestic born players getting destroyed by a team with 8% Domestic born players. All it does is make a mockery of our game, Imagine if a union fan saw this result, they would be laughing there ass off.

Glad you tipped the under dog?  

So much for Samoa will be lucky to score 1 or 2 trys 

Like I said..... Parody account.  Time to call it a day.

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4 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

Kept off this thread for the whole game, I should imagine there are quite a few who will have red faces with not only with their predictions but the quality they gave these respective teams and some of the individuals on show, no names but the same person said that Milford was finished and Lui was just a show pony.

This was effectively a select SL v NRL clash, the French lads could not live with the power, speed, organisation and skills of their opponents.

You mean just like this same team of NRL superheroes couldn't live with England a couple of weeks ago?

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26 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

I didn't say beating, I said thrashing.  Jamaica would never thrash any G7 country in any major sport and neither would any other tiny little island country.  And Jamaica's a lot bigger country than Samoa.

Samoa thrashed Russia in RU

Fiji thrashed Canada a couple of times 

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1 hour ago, SydneyRoosters said:

Imagine if a rugby union fan saw Samoan beating France 28-0, they would be laughing, not a good look for our sport. Heritage nations do nothing but mock the game.

France rugby union are very good though.

Surely it is up to the French rugby league side to improve?

I also don't see how we could possibly insist the Samoan players play for Australia or NZ if they don't wish to. 

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Just now, Harry Stottle said:

Yep those same player's, if they played again next week how many would you give Samoa start?

I would back England to beat Samoa every time if we played them each day for a week.

I fail to see how they go from chumps against England to favourites to beat England in two weeks.

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4 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

Samoa thrashed Russia in RU

Fiji thrashed Canada a couple of times 

That just shows that RU isn't nearly as big a sport as it claims to be.  And even in that sport, those tiny island countries never get past the group stages of the World Cup, they're not good enough for that.

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1 minute ago, Jim Prendle said:

I would back England to beat Samoa every time if we played them each day for a week.

I fail to see how they go from chumps against England to favourites to beat England in two weeks.

Do we need to resurrect the "are England better than Samoa" thread? 😄

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2 minutes ago, Niels said:

France rugby union are very good though.

Surely it is up to the French rugby league side to improve?

I also don't see how we could possibly insist the Samoan players play for Australia or NZ if they don't wish to. 

Make the majority of players have citizenship in the country they represent like a real international sport and the problem wouldn't exist.

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1 minute ago, Big Picture said:

Make the majority of players have citizenship in the country they represent like a real international sport and the problem wouldn't exist.

Would they not have citizenship in Samoa though? Or be able to obtain it easily? 

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