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Horn Rock

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He knows the AB's are the best team in the world.
Nah, we're nowhere near the best team in the world. Officially we're ranked 4th, and that's pretty spot on, although England could do a job on us at the moment. This is a very average AB team, with a poor coach. When players don't believe, or understand the game plan, errors creep in, which is exactly what happened tonight. Foster and Plumtree have to go. Cane shouldn't be in the team either.
 

enigmatically2

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4 always mixes his time periods. The ABs are best because they won in the past, ABNZ are best because they have won most - if you ignore all the times US won it. Etc.
And denies not recognising the difference between men and women's team
 

enigmatically2

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World rankings are shit.

South Africa are the world cup champions and they're 3rd.

Rankings are bullshit.

France are no.1. Are you kidding?
Simple, they are #1 because since the RWC the northern hemisphere teams (Eng, Ire and Fr) have beaten the SA, NZ and Aus several times. And in 6n France were very good. Over last 2 years France have been the best team in the world
 

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well It’s gonna need to as they have a load of testing to do that feeds back into the boat program. No one actually believes it’s a genuine stand alone zero transfer of data program do you?
I call BS. Give some direct examples of AC technology that is being tested on this land racer.
 

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Simple, they are #1 because since the RWC the northern hemisphere teams (Eng, Ire and Fr) have beaten the SA, NZ and Aus several times. And in 6n France were very good. Over last 2 years France have been the best team in the world
Yet their record against the ABs is rubbish. They're no.1 because they play each other more than they play us.
 

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with pretty much alll professional sport I tend to take a roundabouts and swings type approach in that no one can remain at the top forever, The allblacks have lost (and quite convincingly too) the past 4 of 5 test matches, the Irish team who played here were quite simply magnificent to watch and it felt like you were watching them play as the all blacks once did I am not aghast at the style shown by most Northern teams as it pretty much reflects what has been happening since way back in the super 12 days down here with some natural progression , following on is the fact that the majority of senior players and coaches in the southern hemisphere have pretty much all done a stint playing/coaching in the north that It'd be no surprise that something hasn't rubbed off
 

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Yet their record against the ABs is rubbish. They're no.1 because they play each other more than they play us.
Ireland are number 1

they have won 5-3 of their recent games against the AB,

the AB have one 1 in 5 of their last games.

the aura has gone, they bleed and other nations now don’t fear them

new coach incoming, hardly the mark of a winning team let alone the best team in the world
 

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I might like to add to the above the fact that should the USA drop that ping pong they call football and latch onto to rugby then all the current rugby nations would be well and truely fucked
That is for damn sure but I like that Rugby is left to others to compete at :) The pro athletes playing in what the USA calls football are pretty shocking in strength and skill, absolutely nobody else in the world could compete at that level.
 

167149

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_rugby_union_matches_between_Ireland_and_New_ZealandIreland are number 1

they have won 5-3 of their recent games against the AB,

the AB have one 1 in 5 of their last games.

the aura has gone, they bleed and other nations now don’t fear them

new coach incoming, hardly the mark of a winning team let alone the best team in the world
as I said up page, it;s all roundabouts and swings, no one stays at the top foreever......
 
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Ireland are number 1

they have won 5-3 of their recent games against the AB,

the AB have one 1 in 5 of their last games.

the aura has gone, they bleed and other nations now don’t fear them

new coach incoming, hardly the mark of a winning team let alone the best team in the world
Oh so we're only talking about the last 5 games? Just the last 5?
Amazing that only the last 5 games count lol desperation.
The Aura will always exist. Anyone who's anyone knows the AB's are the best team in the world.
Other nations have their 15 mins of fame, but they will NEVER match the aura that is the All Blacks.

Ireland and the AB's have played 36 times. Ireland have won 5, NZ have won 30, with 1 draw.
Thats the stat you should be looking at.

France and the ABs have played 62 games. France have won 13, ABs 48.

England and the ABs have played 42 tests, 8 won by England, 33 won by the ABs.

You're welcome.
 
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Clarkey, you know damn well that you are only as good as your last game. History means bugger all. The aura has been smashed.
 

167149

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Oh so we're only talking about the last 5 games? Just the last 5?
Amazing that only the last 5 games count lol desperation.
The Aura will always exist. Anyone who's anyone knows the AB's are the best team in the world.
Other nations have their 15 mins of fame, but they will NEVER match the aura that is the All Blacks.

Ireland and the AB's have played 36 times. Ireland have won 5, NZ have won 30, with 1 draw.
Thats the stat you should be looking at.

France and the ABs have played 62 games. France have won 13, ABs 48.

England and the ABs have played 42 tests, 8 won by England, 33 won by the ABs.

You're welcome.
would seem the all blacks weren't alone in defeat......
 

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Oh so we're only talking about the last 5 games? Just the last 5?
Amazing that only the last 5 games count lol desperation.
The Aura will always exist. Anyone who's anyone knows the AB's are the best team in the world.
Other nations have their 15 mins of fame, but they will NEVER match the aura that is the All Blacks.

Ireland and the AB's have played 36 times. Ireland have won 5, NZ have won 30, with 1 draw.
Thats the stat you should be looking at.

France and the ABs have played 62 games. France have won 13, ABs 48.

England and the ABs have played 42 tests, 8 won by England, 33 won by the ABs.

You're welcome.
All those wins didn’t really help much did they..

it seems that the rest of the people on here that are kiwis can actually concede that the all Blacks aren’t necessarily playing as well as they used to they have lost important matches on a regular basis since 2018 and now a series at home to Ireland. there’s no harm in actually admit that Jacinda won’t come for your passport
 

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