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All Blacks vs Wallabies - Bledisloe Decider - N...

Aug 16 2015 11:58 AM | Nepia in Front Page

TSFer Nepia comments

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All Blacks vs Wallabies - Bledisloe Decider - M...

Aug 16 2015 11:38 AM | mariner4life in Front Page

Mariner4life reviews the Bledisloe Decider

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RWC History - 1999 - The Classics

Aug 13 2015 10:53 PM | booboo in Front Page

Part 9 of the series celebrating what I think is the best of RWC.

Let’s face it – you had to wade through some dross to get really excited about the rugby at RWC IV. The rugby really wasn’t massively spectacular. However, luckily for us, and this series, there were one or two notable exceptions.

Although some of the “facts” may not be 100% accurate the opinions expressed are.

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RWC History - 1999 - Upsets

Aug 11 2015 11:10 PM | booboo in Front Page

Episode 8 in a Series celebrating the upsets and classic matches at Rugby World Cups.

This instalment: 1999, Back in Britain (the one all you closet French supporters have been waiting for … or should that now be the first one all you closet French supporters have been waiting for…)

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RWC History - 1995 - The Final

Aug 09 2015 10:43 PM | booboo in Front Page

It’s fitting that one of the greatest matches of all time gets pride of place on it’s own. Admittedly this occurred somewhat by default when I tried to post this in 2011 the ‘1995 Classics’ had to be trimmed due to size restrictions … and try as I might I just couldn’t lose another thousand characters from the article. So here we are at Ellis Park with just the one game left in 1995 …

In my opinion this match is the greatest RWC match of all time (although I thought the 2003 final may have been a better game of footy), and second (again in my opinion) on the list of the greatest matches ever played (3rd test All Blacks v Springboks at the flour bombed Eden Park in 1981 easily takes that title – but that may be an argument for another time).

The high regard for this event is due not so much to the shear quality of the rugby, but for the emotions, controversy, excitement, atmosphere and meaning that came to be associated with the match. So much so that it even came to the attention of Hollywood.

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RWC History - 1995 - The Classics

Aug 07 2015 12:15 AM | booboo in Front Page

Part 6 of the series celebrating upsets and classic matches of the seven Rugby World Cups to date is part 2 on the 1995 RWC: some of the great games that went with form in the Rainbow Nation.

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