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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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6 hours ago, Jean de Bordeaux said:

Big mistake to not have admitted Toulouse in SuperLeague for a 2 years franchise !

Impossible for us to have a decent national team.

Jean, it's true what you say. Also, France should be playing a full England team each year at least once.

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5 minutes ago, SydneyRoosters said:

I’ll be cheering for Tonga next week, hopefully Lolohea or one of Tonga’s big backrowers puts a shot on him, He throughly deserves it.

I don't want to see him hurt but he could certainly do with being knocked off his high horse.

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1 hour ago, SydneyRoosters said:

@Mojo this is getting really quite concerning how much posts of mine you’ve disliked, Do something productive, go on a hike, Please.

Seriously some of the rants you've done in here is something a spoiled toddler does when he doesn't get things his way 🤦‍♂️😂

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2 minutes ago, SydneyRoosters said:

What about your rants about Samoa and how they were going to destroy England, what happened there buddy.

Saying Samoa can compete with England is not a rant. And well done to England they played well. But some of the stuff you posted during that France game is shocking and I couldn't help but laugh 🤦‍♂️😂😂 England did awesome that first game and they deserved the win.

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13 minutes ago, Mojo said:

Saying Samoa can compete with England is not a rant. And well done to England they played well. But some of the stuff you posted during that France game is shocking and I couldn't help but laugh 🤦‍♂️😂😂 England did awesome that first game and they deserved the win.

How so, I clearly recall you writing dozens upon dozens of Paragraphs about how good Samoa are and how they will beat England. I’m sure at least 200+ of your posts were on the England-Samoa Debate

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49 minutes ago, Mojo said:

Like James Graham said if you want to get Luai you've got to catch him first 😂😂😂😂

He’s alive,that was either a very big rock you had to crawl from beneath or you threw. an excessive amount of toys out of your pram after the England mullering that required picking up.

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22 minutes ago, SydneyRoosters said:

How so, I clearly recall you writing dozens upon dozens of Paragraphs about how good Samoa are and how they will beat England. I’m sure at least 200+ of your posts were on the England-Samoa Debate

Yup that's call debating. You saying ban every heritage players because theyre ruining the game is shocking. Grow up

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2 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

He’s alive,that was either a very big rock you had to crawl from beneath or you threw. an excessive amount of toys out of your pram after the England mullering that required picking up.

Geez if I was 10 years old that comment would've hurt my feelings 🤦‍♂️😂

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11 minutes ago, StandOffHalf said:

I'm still pretty shocked that that try on HT wasn't queried. Imagine a try from a PTB after the siren in a close game!

There’s been some shocking calls in this World Cup,the Aussie refs seem lost without the bunkers constant involvement,having said that Hicks & a few VR’s have made some awful decisions to.

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1 hour ago, RayCee said:

Jean, it's true what you say. Also, France should be playing a full England team each year at least once.

Hi Ray, these days the World Cup is the pinnicle of our game and all other International fixtures should be utilised to build up to the next one, considering the next one has the shorter time span of 3 years to get ready and prepare for time is at a premium and should be utilised accordingly.

Now, should England win this tournament they must not rest on their laurels they should play the best teams to maintain monentum, conversely should they not win it this year, a programme to play the best should also be sought after, it is a well known fact that any individual or team only improves by competing against better opponents.

Whilst all that is very true in respect of France playing England does it really help and assist England's preperation? Mr Wane quite rightly for very insular reasons opted to play a team of stronger opponents from SL representing other nationalities rather than France in this year's preperation for this tournament, considering that will Mr Wane opt for helping the French to improve on an annual basis before the next WC when he could ask for more meaningful fixtures even if it means travelling to the other side of the planet or inviting better than France to these shores, this may sound inward-looking but the England management should only be concerned with their own preperation and not other nations if that includes France so be it.

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12 hours ago, eal said:

This France team are very poor and way off the pace of the elite nations and even the tier below that. I think we always talk up how things are improving in France out of hopefulness, but on the international stage at least they seem as bad as they've ever been.

Do the French have any more quality than they did say 3-5 years ago? I know there are a few players missing but their squad for this world cup is appallingly weak. Are there really any genuine top quality players in that side. In years gone by at least in the past they had a few forwards who you'd think could go toe to toe with some big names, the likes of Ferrioll, Casty, Bousquets etc. but their pack is so poor.

Just having increased numbers of French players doesn't seem to have improved the talent pool very much.

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2 hours ago, StandOffHalf said:

I don't want to see him hurt but he could certainly do with being knocked off his high horse.

I've been involved in this sport for a very long time, and there has always been those who have that arrogance and swagger about them that fans want to see them taken down a peg or two but invariably the dislike for them comes from being very adapt at what they do on the field of play. 

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4 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

Hi Ray, these days the World Cup is the pinnicle of our game and all other International fixtures should be utilised to build up to the next one, considering the next one has the shorter time span of 3 years to get ready and prepare for time is at a premium and should be utilised accordingly.

Now, should England win this tournament they must not rest on their laurels they should play the best teams to maintain monentum, conversely should they not win it this year, a programme to play the best should also be sought after, it is a well known fact that any individual or team only improves by competing against better opponents.

Whilst all that is very true in respect of France playing England does it really help and assist England's preperation? Mr Wane quite rightly for very insular reasons opted to play a team of stronger opponents from SL representing other nationalities rather than France in this year's preperation for this tournament, considering that will Mr Wane opt for helping the French to improve on an annual basis before the next WC when he could ask for more meaningful fixtures even if it means travelling to the other side of the planet or inviting better than France to these shores, this may sound inward-looking but the England management should only be concerned with their own preperation and not other nations if that includes France so be it.

Surely England can do both.

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5 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

Surely England can do both.

A question Dav, knowing Mr Wane as you should do being a Wigan fan do you think he would want other than the best preperation possible going into the next tournament?

Yes, I still think he will be the England coach come '25, if he wins it he will want to do it again to prove to himself that it was no fluke, lose it and he will consider he has some unfinished business to attend to, he is one of those characters who doesn't take kindly to being second best.

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38 minutes ago, Davo5 said:

There’s been some shocking calls in this World Cup,the Aussie refs seem lost without the bunkers constant involvement,having said that Hicks & a few VR’s have made some awful decisions to.

As I said previously I'm not sure why the IRL are allowing NRL refs with little NRL refeering experience. In some cases some of these referees haven't refereed a NRL game for quite some time and have been merely touch judges. Providing work experience for NRL referees is not what this tournament is about.

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19 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

A question Dav, knowing Mr Wane as you should do being a Wigan fan do you think he would want other than the best preperation possible going into the next tournament?

Yes, I still think he will be the England coach come '25, if he wins it he will want to do it again to prove to himself that it was no fluke, lose it and he will consider he has some unfinished business to attend to, he is one of those characters who doesn't take kindly to being second best.

You do realise we have very few options in the NH.

We bang on about Australian indifference to international RL,given we haven’t beat them for nearly 2 decades yet you advocate the same in regards to France.

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16 minutes ago, Damien said:

As I said previously I'm not sure why the IRL are allowing NRL refs with little NRL refeering experience. In some cases some of these referees haven't refereed a NRL game for quite some time and have been merely touch judges. Providing work experience for NRL referees is not what this tournament is about.

Oh I agree with you but our own officials have been culpable of some shocking decisions too.

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39 minutes ago, Harry Stottle said:

I've been involved in this sport for a very long time, and there has always been those who have that arrogance and swagger about them that fans want to see them taken down a peg or two but invariably the dislike for them comes from being very adapt at what they do on the field of play. 

It's not really to do with how he plays. His contemptuousness and attitude just don't appeal to me, Harry.

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