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Your Predictions for the Quarters

Post by simon redshaw » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:52 am

What are your predictions for the Quarters?

Mine:

England vs Australia.

Australia to win by 10-20 points. I think England will do better then against SA, but will still find the Aussies have too much power, speed and all-round confidence for them. I can't see much chance of England winning, particularly with some of the strange selections by Ashton. I may be proved wrong if DH is starting, but there seems little chance of that.

France vs New Zealand.

Tough one to call. Depends on which France turn up and whether NZ are allowed to play their natural game of quick ball from forwards to backs or to power over with the forwards, and whether France can use the likes of Chabal to frustrate the ABs, and can use the speed of their backs.

On form, it probably ought to be NZ, but you never know. NZ have yet to be tested in this World Cup and they have the odd injury concern.

NZ to win by 10-15 points if they get their game right.

c South Africa vs Fiji

Fiji with their best line-up could give SA a tough game, but with Nicky Little out, I can see only one winner. SA look pretty impressive both in their forwards and backs, and if it clicks for them, I see them winning by around 20 points.

d Argentina vs Scotland

If Scotland at their best and most stubborn turn up then they could cause problems for Argentina, but otherwise, I see Argentina with their forward power, if they use their pacy backs and if JMH is at his best, then Argentina by 10-20 points.

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Post by stevetelcom2000 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:02 am

4 SH teams through to the semis in a RWC held in the NH: OZ, NZ, SA, & Arg. Sad but true, and fairly obvious from about 2 weeks ago.

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Post by Jeremy Anderson » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:03 am

I will go with England, France, SA and Argentina to show the dominance of Northern Hemisphere over our Southern cousins.

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Post by Kinoulton » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:36 am

Oz, NZ, SA, Argentina.

Bye bye Northern Hemisphere.

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Post by scouse tiger » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:48 pm

My prediction for the England v Oz game -
is another embarassment - can't even predict the scoreline - wouldnt be too surprised if we get 'nilled' (is that a verb?).

Other winners, NZ, South Africa and Scotland (surprise result)
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Post by Goffer3404 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:41 pm

"Nilled" verb meaning to be embarrassingly beaten by opposition who have out-thought the team's coach. Leads to criticism of players when they have done their best.

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Post by Tiger Eye » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:27 pm

Unfortunately I won't see it. But I predict a very close game between Aus and England.

Best of luck tomorrow lads! :smt023
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Post by Bill W » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:02 pm

Goffer3404 wrote:"Nilled" verb meaning to be embarrassingly beaten by opposition who have out-thought the team's coach. Leads to criticism of players when they have done their best.
I think "to nill vb" means to win with the opposing side scoring no points.

Contains no implications as to the players or coaches abilities.

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Post by westwinds31 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:15 am

Australia to beat England (32-12)

France to beat NZ (23-18)

Argentina to beat Scotland (24-15)

South Africa to beat Fiji (35-7)

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Post by simon redshaw » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:18 am

Not so sure on your second prediction, or I hope not because that's my World Cup punt down the swanny!! :smt009 :smt009

France could win but I think NZ might win. Time will tell.

Your other predictions are pretty much spot on!!

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Post by Starburst » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:29 am

England to beat Oz.
NZ to beat france
SA to beat Fiji
Argentina to beat Scotland.

Though I'd like to see Scotland and Fiji go through I can't see either team making it. Though if Scotland play the game of their lives and Argentina have an off day who knows.

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Post by scouse tiger » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:59 pm

just had a large slice of humble pie, thought england would get spanked today. On cloud nine that thay won. :smt003

But crashing back down to earth with a very poor tigers performance tonight :smt009
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Post by muttley75 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:14 pm

Scouse!! I LOVE eating humble pie when England win - would eat it all day long!! Well played England, got in the faces of the Aussies and out scrummed 'em!! Brill!!

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Post by banbury tiger » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:46 pm

It's England v France! What a suprise!!!!
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Post by Jeremy Anderson » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:48 pm

Starburst wrote:England to beat Oz.
NZ to beat france
SA to beat Fiji
Argentina to beat Scotland.

Though I'd like to see Scotland and Fiji go through I can't see either team making it. Though if Scotland play the game of their lives and Argentina have an off day who knows.
Starburst - you and I had the same predictions for the qtrs and have our first two games correct. Well done the boys and no tears for arrogant All Blacks.
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