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Carter won them the game. That drop goal changed things.

Conversations, drop goal, offence, defence = #10
 

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Carter won them the game. That drop goal changed things.

Conversations, drop goal, offence, defence = #10

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Thing with Rugby is it's more of a team game than football. Carter did score half their points but the AB as a unit were awesome in the second half. Plus they were down to 10 for the start of the 2nd period.
 
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Especially those last exciting 10 minutes. I had the feeling that it could've gone either way. I mean...it was just 18-20. Insanely close. We have seen how Scotland was sent home by Australia. That last minute penalty. And NZ made quite a few faults in this game. But the All Blacks kept possession like true professionals :proud:.

Btw, Habana can jump insanely high :lol:
 

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Whitelock won the game when he turned over the SA lineout with around 5 to go

Had they won that it would have set them up for a drop goal

Massive play
 

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Whitelock won the game when he turned over the SA lineout with around 5 to go

Had they won that it would have set them up for a drop goal

Massive play

True.

Also just before it was thrown the commentator mentioned that the bok who takes em had a 100% pass rate during the tourney iirc.
 

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Argentina being put to the sword.

I wont complain tho

All Black vs Australia

Derbi Della Oceana :eek:
 

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Whitelock met the PM :lol:

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Oh yeah

Try just before half time... if Carter converts the kick i's nearly a 2 score lead... and World Cup Finals are known to be tight

All Blacks :love:

oh my days DC only went and converted it

The biggest lead at H/T in a WC final.
 

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NONU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put em to the sword.
 

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N.z too good. We were never going to beat them
 

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First team to complete a Hat Trick of triumphs

First team to defend it successfully.
 
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N.z too good. We were never going to beat them

Australia's defence was great. When the score was close in the second half, I thought for a moment that they could've pushed on. You've had some tough luck on referee calls. The forward pass leading to a 3 pointer? NZ's yellow card which should(?) have been a red one. I think Owens had mercy on Ben Smith because he let Kepu off easy after that high on Carter in the first half.
 

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Haha. Only in rugby though :o. We beat them in every other sport usually. Incredible rugby team though. Amazing country. Congrats n.z. simply phenomenal. Dan carter deserved his beautiful send off. He has been their main architect and the key to their success. He missed out in 2011 due to injury but man, he delivered when it mattered for them despite being past his prime.
Aus head to head vs n.z is pitiful lol.
Its like 45 - 93 haha.
 

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Australia's defence was great. When the score was close in the second half, I thought for a moment that they could've pushed on. You've had some tough luck on referee calls. The forward pass leading to a 3 pointer? NZ's yellow card which should(?) have been a red one. I think Owens had mercy on Ben Smith because he let Kepu off easy after that high on Carter in the first half.

Yea but i reckon n.z took the foot off the gas for a bit when they established a significant lead before the second half. As soon as their clutch players decided to play at their best, we got demolished. Its also a mental game imo, we are mentally just scared whenever we go up against nz. due to the amount of losses we have suffered against them since 1996. In saying that, our current crop of players in the youth development league seem to have a lot of potential. Lets see how to they go in the next wc.
 

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Ben Smith should not have been red carded come one Wesley this is a mans game, he dropped him slowly on his shoulder, the guy was fine. That shot around the neck of Carter was worse IMO

Carter single handedly won the game in 5 minutes. The drop goal, chip kick, tackle, resulting scrum penalty. Put it out of reach

That is the what the greatest players do.

Best #10 to play the game. Will miss him hugely, what a player
 

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I love carter. What a legend. #respect. Richie maccaw will retire too i believe. He is a beast
That picture of whitelock and the PM is hilarious haha.
 

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Ben Smith should not have been red carded come one Wesley this is a mans game, he dropped him slowly on his shoulder, the guy was fine. That shot around the neck of Carter was worse IMO

It's just a spear tackle that was dangerous. You could've seen by Smith's reaction how serious it was. The video referee even asked Owens if he'd like to see it again indicating that it's a red.

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New zealand is so freaking stacked that they had s.b.w on bench. Jesus christ
 
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