Four Nations Week 2

bb_gun

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Fuck that was big call there at the end. Ben Hunt made all the difference in the end for mine. Now we just need to put a nice score line on Samoa.
And we will. After the last two games there is no way we'll be taking Samoa lightly.
 

Broncoman

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What a finish I actually was scared they were going to give that at the end despite there was no downward pressure. Very impressed with Ben Hunt the whole game turned once he came on. The other debutants also did a fair job imo. Another very good game this 4 nations tournament is really delivering and is proof that the international game is looking good for the future.
 
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why is NZ automatically in the final ? surely if england wins next weekend then the finalists come down to points differential ?
Who said they automatically qualify?

They don't, but I don't blame them for thinking that. England have to beat NZ by 19 to qualify for the final. Can you see that happening?
 

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I'm so glad Ben Hunt got a shot, and a try on debut! It's a shame he had to spend most his time at dummy half, I'm sure he felt like he had more to offer and definitely did. This game will do him a world of good and it is a pretty amazing debut!
 

coreyh88

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That kick was cronk hunt had just run the ball im pretty sure. I would have awarded the try to Ryan. The interpretations of that rule are different to the nrl. I think he put a finger on the top and then it moved down the ball as it was moving up
 

Danoz Direct

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That kick was cronk hunt had just run the ball im pretty sure. I would have awarded the try to Ryan. The interpretations of that rule are different to the nrl. I think he put a finger on the top and then it moved down the ball as it was moving up
No the big towering bomb was by Hunt.
 

Harry Sack

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Closer than I thought. Poms have the right to feel hard done by IMO.
This. If anything, Inglis grounds the ball so England should have gotten it back from the drop out. That's if you don't believe it was a try. However, if you think Hall had enough pressure to ground it, then surely Greg had enough to as well.

I'm so sick of players not attacking the ball these days as well. How many times did we let it bounce? Not to mention there was a passage of play on the England try line where instead of trying to take the ball, Inglis trys to bat it back. Take the catch and back yourself ffs. Inglis was very underwhelming for mine. Jennings went close for best on ground for us I think.
 
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This. If anything, Inglis grounds the ball so England should have gotten it back from the drop out. That's if you don't believe it was a try. However, if you think Hall had enough pressure to ground it, then surely Greg had enough to as well.

I'm so sick of players not attacking the ball these days as well. How many times did we let it bounce? Not to mention there was a passage of play on the England try line where instead of trying to take the ball, Inglis trys to bat it back. Take the catch and back yourself ffs. Inglis was very underwhelming for mine. Jennings went close for best on ground for us I think.
Lazy Inglis. That's all there is too it. Has the talent to be the best but with his work ethic, if he had 10% less talent, would be a nobody.
 

Ari Gold

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Didn't even bother watching until I realised Australia might not smash the Poms. Great debut by Hunt and should hopefully take him to another level. Honestly don't remember him every putting in such a high bomb at NRL level so not sure if that's something he's been working on?

Walker looks to be a disappointment at rep level so far. Long may it continue, at least in blue jumpers.
 

I bleed Maroon

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Has anybody got footage of Hunts try? I missed the game and really wanna see it.

EDIT: Nevermind, seen it. It was a sneaky little grubber off Smith that put him through but he scored on debut....Fuck yeah.
 
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Tim Sheens said:
"Ben Hunt was there to play in case Daly Cherry-Evans broke down, but he did a great job, it made us smaller in the middle but it gave the skipper a break and that extended his life out there but it is not something I think would work every week.
Time and place Sheensy!
 
Even if England beat NZ by 1, we would need to beat Samoa by at least 34. I can't see Australia beating Samoa by that scoreline.

If England win, we are gone.
Nah, if Australia wins by 25, they're through... no matter what result Poms and Kiwis achieve. That is worse case scenario, where the Poms beat the Kiwis by 9. Any other result reduces the amount by which Australia needs to win.

Of course, if NZ wins, we only need to win to get through...
 
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Nah, if Australia wins by 25, they're through... no matter what result Poms and Kiwis achieve. That is worse case scenario, where the Poms beat the Kiwis by 9. Any other result reduces the amount by which Australia needs to win.

Of course, if NZ wins, we only need to win to get through...
Fuck, I completely forgot about England's points and F&A.

Honestly, I can't see us beating Samoa by that much. They are playing well above expectations and we are playing like crap. I think if England win, we are out.

I can't see England beating NZ by a big scoreline.
 
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