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JWC – Semi 1 – New Zealand (31) vs. Wales (6) (F/T)


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Posted in :In the news on 18 Jun 2008 at 16:49
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Wales will meet New Zealand at Rodney Parade in the first semifinal of IRB Junior World Championship tonight night.

Rugby 365 reports that the host nation progressed to the final four after their last gasp 23-19 victory over France at the Liberty Stadium last Saturday.

And the Kiwis, after a third successive pool victory – 60-0 over Argentina – have kept alive their dream of emulating the success of last season’s Under 19 Championship win in Northern Ireland.

It promises to be a wonderful occasion for both sides with Wales desperate to defy the odds and book a place in the final in Swansea on Sunday night. Wales head coach Patrick Horgan said: “I was delighted with the way we stuck in there against the French and carried on until we finally got the winning score. However, at times they were too physical for us and we know that the All Blacks will be even tougher in that department.

“Still, we are there on merit and the boys will give it their best shot. We are not going to Newport just to make up the numbers, that’s for sure. There is no reason for us to be concerned, we just have to make sure that we play to the best of our ability. Nobody can ask for anymore than that.”

Three straightforward pool victories have hardly stretched New Zealand although they are unlikely to be easing up against a Wales side who will certainly have plenty of support behind them,

Assistant coach Rob Appleyard said, “The fans have been absolutely fantastic in Swansea and they really helped us home at the weekend. I am sure that we will get some of the same at Rodney Parade.”

The All Blacks have the likes of senior Super 14 players Sean Maitland, Zac Guildford, Nasi Manu and Kade Poki leading their challenge, but outside half Daniel Kirkpatrick said, “It went well against Argentina and it was certainly enjoyable playing behind such a dominant pack. However, the semi final will be another hard game especially against the home team.”

Wales coach Warren Gatland, who will be at the game, said: “It’s a great achievement in itself to reach the semis and to be competing amongst the top four countries in the world at this level.

“I won’t be giving the Wales Under-20 coaching team any advice about the New Zealand team – I’m sure they’ve done plenty of research. But I would tell the players to go out and play with confidence against the Kiwis and put them under pressure.

“One thing we learned with the senior team in South Africa was that we gave initially gave the Springboks too much respect. You just can’t do that in international rugby.

“This is a great opportunity for these young players. It’s a shop window for them to stake a claim for places in regional squads for next season and it will show how they can play at a high level.”

Kick Off at Rodney Parade, Newport, at 19.00 GMT (20:00 SA Time)

Match Officials:
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Touch judges: Phillip Bosch (South Africa), Robin Goodliffe (England)
Assessor: Steve Hilditch/ Les Peard (Wales)
Television match official: Andrew Small (England)

Teams:

New Zealand: 15 Trent Renata, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Kade Poki, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Mathew Luamanu, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Chris Smith (captain), 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Quentin MacDonald, 1 Paea Fa’anunu.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Toby Smith, 18 Josh Townsend, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Grayson Hart, 21 Jackson Willison, 22 Andre Taylor.

Wales: Daniel Evans, Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies, Gareth Owen, Jimmy Norris, Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb, Ryan Bevington, Ryan Prosser, Scott Andrews, Haydn Pugh, Josh Turnbull, Justin Tipuric Dan Franks, Sam Warburton (captain )
Replacements: Ben Roberts, Sam Hobbs, Patrick Palmer, Lloyd Phillips, Ashley Sweet, Gareth Williams, Luke Ford

For streaming Audio from the IRB listen here from 19:00 GMT



94 Comments

  • Wales 33/1 to win tournament.

    NZ 1/6 :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.06.08 16:56:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • SA 6/1

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.08 16:57:05 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • To win this match NZ are 1/100 :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.08 17:00:15 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • but they’ve got half the Crusaders backline in there!

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.08 17:01:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) :

    That’s like donating money to charity. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.06.08 17:01:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) :

    Or that’s like the Bookie saying “if you wanna give me your money we will gladly accept.”

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.06.08 17:04:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : That’s probably as close to a ‘sure bet’ as you can get.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.06.08 17:07:56 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • is it 19h00 GMT or BST?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.06.08 17:22:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    Who cares :wink: it is 8pm SA time, do the math from there :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.08 19:57:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Got this with welsh commentary! Or, rather, I did and then the wife changed channels

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.06.08 19:59:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • :evil:

    Live coverage of the New Zealand v Wales semi final at the IRB Junior World Championship has been delayed due to extra time being played between Scotland and Canada in the preceding match at Newport.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.06.08 20:00:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : So BST, in other words :-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.06.08 20:00:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Is that what it was.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.06.08 20:01:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • New Zealand v Wales – Provisional KO 19:15 local time (06:15 Thursday in New Zealand)

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.06.08 20:04:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Welsh is a strange language, all right

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.06.08 20:08:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Scotland won.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.06.08 20:09:55 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Go Wales?

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.06.08 20:10:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 16) :

    Does the avatar portray your mood over the scotland victory or is it just coincidence :smile:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.06.08 20:11:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • NZ making a circus of the Haka if you ask me. too much build up and shouting. :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.06.08 20:12:59 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : Couldn’t care less about Scotland or Canada. :grin:

    My avatar is a very famous man. :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.06.08 20:14:17 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • BTW

    There was a problem with the audio link above. it is sorted now though

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.06.08 20:18:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 19) :

    Can (could)you SEE it?

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.06.08 20:19:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : I can see it. :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.06.08 20:20:02 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 3-0 Wales.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.08 20:20:23 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Wales lead 3 – 0

    after 4 minutes :shock: :cool:

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.06.08 20:20:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : Commentary is in Welsh though.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.06.08 20:20:48 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • NZ looking much stronger.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.06.08 20:21:31 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try NZ.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.06.08 20:21:47 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • I fear the Welsh boys are gonna get klapped.

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.06.08 20:22:17 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 5-3 NZ

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.06.08 20:22:53 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 23) :

    i can’t even hear it. The bloody thing spends more time buffering than broadcasting :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.06.08 20:24:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Miserable weather. Wind & Rain.

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.06.08 20:25:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : Works like a ‘bom’ for me.

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.06.08 20:28:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Although internet audio is like a minute behind.

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.06.08 20:29:00 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 33) :

    you don’t want me to start on what censorship does to internet speed and connection quality

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.06.08 20:30:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : You should be watching rugby. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.06.08 20:31:47 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Just got an email from my other half, who’s in the bedroom above. :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.06.08 20:33:43 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 5-3 20min

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.06.08 20:34:05 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 37) :

    welcome to my life :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.06.08 20:34:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 36) :

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Maybe i should stop this Webcam connection with the missus…………. :roll:

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.06.08 20:35:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • NZ miss pen.

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.06.08 20:38:26 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Lovely blond welsh lady on the sidelines doing interviews.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.06.08 20:39:00 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • I have Audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.06.08 20:41:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Gareth Owen? Wonder if he wanted to be a scrumhalf? :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.06.08 20:42:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 10-3

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.06.08 20:47:51 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • NZ try?

    Audio pissing me off immensely. :evil:

    Conversion missed

    Commentators don’t believe in giving the score (or they give it when my connection is buffering :smile: )

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.06.08 20:49:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 10- 6 NZ

    I got that score :grin:

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.06.08 20:53:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Half time.

    10-6

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.06.08 20:55:27 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : Yes it was. But I missed it. :evil:

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.06.08 20:56:04 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 49) :

    Same here. Just heard that the guy kicked across the face of the poles with the conversion.

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.06.08 21:00:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 13-6 btw. No idea what happened. Eating, blogging, etc,,,

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.06.08 21:12:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : The Poles? Thought it was Wales and New Zealand …

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.06.08 21:16:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • 16-6

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.06.08 21:20:47 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try NZ…

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.06.08 21:22:22 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 21-6

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.06.08 21:22:48 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    hehehhehe

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.06.08 21:22:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Wales should get an extra 10min after full time to try and win the match and a penalty try for good measure too.

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.06.08 21:27:03 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 57) :

    CSB Can I ask you a personal question?

    What are you doing commenting on the rugby if you haven’t entered your team in the No Maintenance, 26 Man, Currie Cup, Fantasy League yet??????????????

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.06.08 21:33:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) :

    You may … but I don’t know what you mean..whats that all entail..??

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.06.08 21:34:55 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • oh I see.. :!: been slack .. :oops: I’ll get on to it :grin:

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.06.08 21:36:24 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 59) :

    Hmmm, you sound confused.

    A Lions supporter I presume? :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.06.08 21:37:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • 24-6

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.06.08 21:39:02 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try NZ……

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.06.08 21:40:49 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Good one too. From their own 22.

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.06.08 21:41:14 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 31-6

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.06.08 21:41:38 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 60) :

    Hehhehee

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.06.08 21:41:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 57) : Is clive norling the ref? :-)

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.06.08 21:42:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m flicking channels, watching this on channel 411 and the Russia – Sweden footy on 103!

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.06.08 21:42:30 by Villie Reply
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  • Beautiful try that!

    NZ like SA just produce awesome rugby players.

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.06.08 21:43:05 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 61) :

    I was…but managed to gather myself together..

    @Villie (Comment 68) :

    whats the score ?

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.06.08 21:44:07 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Is it seriously still daylight in Wales..what time is it there now..?

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.06.08 21:44:59 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 68) : 411? I have it on 143

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.06.08 21:45:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 71) : It’s just before 9 and still light as anything

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.06.08 21:46:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 71) : 20:50 & still light outside.

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.06.08 21:47:04 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) : I have it on 134. Really.

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.06.08 21:47:47 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Pissing down with rain now.

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.06.08 21:48:28 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 75) : Or that. My wife won’t let me watch :-)

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.06.08 21:48:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 76) : Cloudy as hell here. Won’t be long

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.06.08 21:49:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : She probably knows best. :wink:

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.06.08 21:50:37 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 70) : 1-0 to Russia

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.06.08 21:51:28 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 78) : And windy. My parasol almost flew away. Went to save it and almost did a Mary Poppins.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.06.08 21:51:38 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Make that 2-0!!!!

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.06.08 21:52:16 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) : Yeah 411 on Sky…British Eurosport!

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.06.08 21:52:46 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 83) : That’s bloody fantastic. Thanks. :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.06.08 21:54:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • So what is the Rugby score here?

    i have no audio again for like 10min now.

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.06.08 21:54:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 85) : Final score 31-6

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.06.08 21:55:36 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 83) : Ah, ok. Don’t got that one

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.06.08 21:55:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 82) :

    Guus Huddink to meet Holland in the quaters..will be interesting..if he manages to knock them out he’ll have to find another country to live in.

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.06.08 21:57:15 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 86) :

    Thanks

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.06.08 21:57:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Holland are looking soooooooooo good this year but then again they always do and then always manage to screw it up somehow.
    Although last time they won the Euros Van Baasten was playing and now he is coaching..is it a sign..

    It should be between Holland,Portugal and Spain I reckon.

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.06.08 21:59:37 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 88) :
    Russia are looking VERY good now…especially having Arshavin back!

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.06.08 22:03:42 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) : Is the commentary on the one you watching in Welsh?

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.06.08 22:05:03 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 92) : It was, yes

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.06.08 22:08:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Scorers in the match

    For NZ Player Type Time Half
    Quentin MacDonald Try 8 1
    Paea Fa’anunu Try 32 1
    Trent Renata Pen 5 2
    Trent Renata Pen 15 2
    Nasi Manu Try 17 2
    Trent Renata Pen 34 2
    Sean Maitland Try 35 2
    Trent Renata Con 76 2

    For Wales Player Type Time Half
    Leigh Halfpenny Pen 6 1
    Leigh Halfpenny Pen 38 1

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.06.08 23:11:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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