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crazycanuck
08-26-2007, 01:37 AM
Are you ready? :cool: :D Are ye?

I'm not looking forward to staying up halfway through the night to watch the games but then again it could be kind of fun...Also, since the French have the control over coverage of all the games, who know which ones they'll let us see??? I'm a bit confused about the coverage...

No question in our house who we're barracking for of course...GO THE ALL BLACKS...and The Canucks!!!!

I'm interested in seeing the match betwn Wales & Canada on the 9th of Sept as it could be a close game.

It looks like the first BIG match is on the 14th of Sept btwn England and The Springbok..

If you need the fixtures or any other info..http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/fixtures/calendar.html

C

kiwi girl
08-26-2007, 03:54 AM
Yep I'm looking forward to it. All 48 games are live on tv (free to air even) here. I'll have to ration myself a bit in the pool stages though so I don't lose too much sleep.

Before things really heat up at the RWC there will be the NRL playoffs of course (go Warriors!)

RoadRaven
08-26-2007, 11:36 AM
Heck yes!

I'm too sleepy still to say much more, but we all (partner, sons and me) are looking forward to the games.

Yeah CC, it will be interesting to see how the French choose to cover these games - and will they have good angles on the games they do cover...

Kiwi, I'm not a league fan, so I'll leave you to shout for me as well :p

crazycanuck
09-08-2007, 08:23 AM
Hey kids,

So, what do you think so far? Did you watch the NZ-Italy match??

I'm off to bed..I watched a bit of the Aus-Japan game but started to fall asleep...

C

uk elephant
09-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Even I've been getting sucked into watching some of the games! Watched France - Argentina last night with a bunch of friends in the pub. Luckily I don't have to stay up silly hours to watch it here. Good fun despite my very rudimentary knowledge of the game. Apparently the next game people are looking forward to is Portugal playing the All Blacks. they are expecting the white flag to be passed out from the locker rooms at half time....

light_sabe_r
09-08-2007, 03:31 PM
GO THE WALLABIES!!!! (although what's with the PEC decal on our jerseys??? Are they trying to show off their man-boobs or what?)

Although it wasn't really fair that Japan had to verse us in the first round... Poor Japan! Hope the do well in the rest of the pool.

England also got up over the USA last night!

DirtDiva
09-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Take that, Italy! :p Ok, I'm a bad Kiwi, I didn't stay up to watch. I'm sure I will for the semis, etc. though. :)

crazycanuck
09-09-2007, 05:20 AM
Went and watched the game at a pub with some other mad kiwi supporters...:rolleyes: Very lively bunch..

Hmmm..apparently grizzly adams plays for the Italians.. check out player wearing the #3...

Also, did you see the guys dressed as bananas in the crowd for the NZ-Italy game??? Also, they kept panning in on three older gents TOPLESS :eek: it was shall we say..eye opening.

I heard the US gave the Poms a run for thier money!! Wow!!! Without Johnnie W who knows how England will do. In pool A I would assume that the Springbok will do well? I'm going to tape the Springbok-Samoa game & see!

I have a workmate taping the Wales-Canada game that's on right now but not on free to air.:mad: It should be interesting when they meet the Wallabies..*sigh*

Pool D...I really want Ireland and Argentina to do well...

C

MillieNZ
09-09-2007, 09:21 PM
Are you ready? :cool: :D Are ye?

I'm not looking forward to staying up halfway through the night to watch the games but then again it could be kind of fun...Also, since the French have the control over coverage of all the games, who know which ones they'll let us see??? I'm a bit confused about the coverage...

No question in our house who we're barracking for of course...GO THE ALL BLACKS...and The Canucks!!!!

I'm interested in seeing the match betwn Wales & Canada on the 9th of Sept as it could be a close game.

It looks like the first BIG match is on the 14th of Sept btwn England and The Springbok..

If you need the fixtures or any other info..http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/fixtures/calendar.html

C

ok, you can shoot me down, but I'm a little over it allready :p purely 'cos of all the build up and hype on TV

Of course I'm pleased that they won against Itala :D And I did see Grizely Adams talking in a very un-italian accent !

crazycanuck
09-09-2007, 10:43 PM
I pretty much ignored the lead up commericals to the world cup..I know what it must be like in NZ at the moment...

Perth isn't a rugby mad town..we have to put up with footy..:mad: I was quite surprised to see TWO pages about the RWC on saturday!!!! :eek: Gee, how nice of the West Australian (the paper)

My co worker taped the US-England and Canada-Wales games for me..I guess i'm watching them tonight!!!

C

DirtDiva
09-10-2007, 12:43 AM
That fella doesn't exactly have a suave, Italian look either. Looks rather more as though he's stuck in a student sidey-growing contest - deserves the win too. :p

RoadRaven
09-10-2007, 01:34 AM
AllBlacks-Italy

That was the make-up of the inaugral world cup opener so many years back - I watched it with my partner and his dad. I had no kids then...
We thrashed Italy then too.

Its good though, for the "unlikely-s" to get a chance to play against the "probables"... for teams like Italy to play the Allblacks... I think its a great - if I was in the Italy side, I would be absolutely chuffed to get a chance to play the ABs (or Wallabies etc) on an international stage. I'm afraid I watched the replay on that one - I had had a 66km hilly road race and was bushed by the evening and couldn't stay awake til midnight.

But I did watch the Argentinians beat France... wow, what a great game - the looks on the French of such disbelief after the game were amazing to see.

CC - you are right about the advertising here... the biggest playing ad at the moment is showing a series of everyday NZers who injure themselves in various everyday ways - a cut shaving, a graze falling over etc etc - and guess what - everyone's blood is black!

My youngest wore all black to school on Friday and amongst other things they had an aerial photo of all the school kids taken on the field in the shape of a silver (but black) fern. They are trying to win a competition to prove they are the biggest AB fans - the winning school gets the ABs to visit for the day!

I gotta watch out for Grizzly Adams - I have somehow missed him completely!

crazycanuck
09-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Poooo...I don't think we taped the England-Springbok game :(

Anywho...Interesting score!!! 36-0 for the Springbok..

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/event/story.cfm?c_id=522&objectid=10463746

C

RoadRaven
09-15-2007, 12:05 AM
yeah CC...
:D
Can't wait to rub this in to my Brit friends!!!

bwahahaha

Sorry you missed it - a good thrashing like that is kind've like watching John Cleese's "Basil Fawlty"
Cringingly embarrassing - but you just HAVE to watch

light_sabe_r
09-16-2007, 04:16 PM
WOOHOO!!
Wallbies kicked Wales on their home turf!

Can't say I watched it... I was more interested in the NQ Cowboys Walloping the NZ Warriors in the NRL final yesterday! GO THE COWBOYS! :cool:

kiwi girl
09-16-2007, 08:18 PM
I was more interested in the NQ Cowboys Walloping the NZ Warriors in the NRL final yesterday! GO THE COWBOYS! :cool:

Yep it was a good old fashioned hiding - but whose bright idea was it to play a day game in Townsville in September

MillieNZ
09-19-2007, 06:52 PM
i was in London when the game between England and South Africa was on........ the silence was deafening :D i see Nike, who were sponsoring England, have now pulled all their advertising during the WC ....

crazycanuck
09-19-2007, 10:50 PM
Hey M,

Did you get tickets for the game??? I wonder if england will make it to the next round???

I found out that we indeed taped it :) & need to find a moment to watch it!!!

C

crazycanuck
09-30-2007, 06:07 AM
Did anyone watch the Wallabies-Canada game last night?

I'm proud of the Canuck guys for doing well against Australia :) It was great to see they held the Aussies from scoring a tri for quite a while in the first half.

C

RoadRaven
09-30-2007, 12:31 PM
Haven't seen the Canada/Aus game yet - on DVD though.

Wow about Fiji... what a great game! They looked so pleased - a well deserved victory :D

DirtDiva
09-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Very cool. It would be very hard not to want to see the Pacific Island teams do well at the World Cup - so much talent, so little opportunity to play at this level aside from sevens.

crazycanuck
10-05-2007, 11:18 PM
2am Perth time is crunch time for the All Blacks..

Fingers & legs crossed..

C

crazycanuck
10-06-2007, 02:13 PM
:mad: :( :mad: :( :eek: :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Many many hearts have been broken by the AB's loss...URGH!!!!!!!!!

:( :( :mad: :( :(

C

DirtDiva
10-06-2007, 03:19 PM
Oops.

crazycanuck
10-07-2007, 12:27 AM
I'd like to see Fiji beat South Africa tonight!!!! Also it would be interesting to see Argentina beat Scotland.

*sigh*...

Do you think Graham Henry needed a post match talk with the boys? I feel bad for them in a way as the world media isn't being kind to the Kiwis :(

C

DirtDiva
10-07-2007, 01:13 AM
Well, why would they be being nice? The whole tournament was ours to lose and we, well, lost it. Poor boys looked like they were going to cry though. :(

crazycanuck
10-07-2007, 02:08 AM
DD-Dan Carter's eyes said it all..:(

For many of the boys it was thier last career test match. Not only for NZ but also the Wallablies. George Gregan's one example..


Ok, this is scraping the bottom of the barrell but I found this on stuff.co.nz

It ain't all bad!
Stuff.co.nz | Sunday, 7 October 2007

Ten reasons why the All Blacks' 20-18 loss to France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals ain't that bad....

Richie McCaw's freshly cut hair put in a great performance.

They only won by two points.

Only one person lost $A5 million ($NZ5.89 million) by betting on us winning. :eek:

France could still lose the final. :D

We could have lost to Georgia.

Blue will never look as cool as black on a uniform.

What doesn't kill us can only make us stronger.

If it wasn't for the ref, it would have been different.

You can still drink your beer stockpile on New Year's Eve.

The French have never won an Oscar for best picture.



C

light_sabe_r
10-07-2007, 01:53 PM
Okay... So NOW who do I cheer for???

Springboks? Nah...

England? NOOOOO!

France? Even though they beat the all blacks,... No

Argentina??? Yeah! I'll stick with them! GO ARGENTINA!

MillieNZ
10-07-2007, 02:05 PM
hmmmmmmmm......... I never thought it was ours to lose, rather that it was the hype being built by media........seemed very similar to the America's cup, everyone thought that was ours too.............. I think it's sad that they are out, but by their own admission they made mistakes and paid the price........

I'm sorry that it ended this way for Byron etc that was their last AB game and not the way to go out interntationally................ and I hope that they don't sack Graham Henry, he's done a awesome job leading into the WC but maybe he's learnt valuable lessons that he can learn from and conitnue on leading the AB's into the next World cup, consistance could be to our advantage instead of starting with a new coach again.............

Hopefully the AB's arent' on the same flight home as the ozzie's !!!

I'll have to laugh if England win again !!!! :)

This is of course , just my humble opinion from a less than couch specator :)

DirtDiva
10-07-2007, 02:43 PM
hmmmmmmmm......... I never thought it was ours to lose, rather that it was the hype being built by media........seemed very similar to the America's cup, everyone thought that was ours too.............. I think it's sad that they are out, but by their own admission they made mistakes and paid the price........
That's exactly what I meant about the media! (I guess some quotation marks - "ours to lose" - woulda helped make that clearer, huh. :rolleyes: )

MillieNZ
10-07-2007, 04:17 PM
That's exactly what I meant about the media! (I guess some quotation marks - "ours to lose" - woulda helped make that clearer, huh. :rolleyes: )


Got it ! I'm always slow on Mondays :o ... the rest of the week I'm even worse !

Of course, now we have to put up with the media dwelling on it for the next month until something else comes up to capture their attention:) TV1 had a therapist on breakfast show on how to deal with the loss !

Good luck to Argentina, Be cool for the less known countries to win........

crazycanuck
10-07-2007, 09:56 PM
I'm now cheering for England & The Pumas :)

I hope England whips the evil french :mad: teams ***es

C

crazycanuck
10-13-2007, 06:00 AM
Fingers crossed for the game tomorrow morning...

GO ENGLAND.. Whip some French A88...!!!

This is one rugby fan that will be asleep though...not doing a 2am wakeup then back to bed then up again at 6:30am to do a long ride...

C

crazycanuck
10-13-2007, 02:46 PM
:)

Fingers crossed for an Argentina win Monday morning!!!

Could be interesting to see an England-Argentina final!

C

RoadRaven
10-14-2007, 10:55 AM
* in complete and utter denial, Rave glances at this thread, adjusts her black feathers (just right for mourning) and moves on *

MillieNZ
10-14-2007, 03:56 PM
Damn it.......Argentina are out :(

Go England :) :)

crazycanuck
10-14-2007, 05:12 PM
GO THE BOKS~!!!

:( Las Pumas :(

Ian taped the game so we shall watch it this evening.

Bryan Habana :cool: Percy Montgomery :cool:

C

RoadRaven
10-15-2007, 10:22 AM
Well... maybe I'll watch the last game... I do like the Boks...

Millie - I know the English colonised this little country and brought rugby to us - but you're not seriously gonna cheer for them are you???

MillieNZ
10-15-2007, 01:04 PM
Well... maybe I'll watch the last game... I do like the Boks...

Millie - I know the English colonised this little country and brought rugby to us - but you're not seriously gonna cheer for them are you???


I'm sorry .... :o but I am a import to NZ from England.......... so I guess I must :eek:

He.he.he.he.he..........

crazycanuck
10-19-2007, 11:53 PM
BOKS..GO THE BOKS!!!

Fingers crossed..

Urgh..up at 3am...what i do for rugby..

How about the Pumas!!! YAYYYYY!!!!

C

margo49
10-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Well, well, well... caught the Final on French tv.

What can one say? Not a brilliant game but reallly glad the 'boks won.

And speaking as an Old Campaigner to see the multi-racial 'bok XV brought on goose-pimples and made the hair on my forearms stand on end

btw,
That Francois Steyn can leave his boots under my bed any night of the week