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Australia beats 14-man New Zealand 47-26 in Bledisloe Cup match

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Wallabies shouldn't be too proud of themselves for this. To let two tries in by an undermanned team... they should be a little concerned. All Blacks lost fair and square though.

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Haaa Nemui

Are you not concerned about the 20% possession, 5 -1 penalties against, and that the All Blacks were losing when Barrett was red carded at the end of the first half? What about the 38 missed tackles in the game?

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That's not great of course, but I'm not saying it wasn't a weak performance from the AB's. I'm talking about the wallabies having everything in their favour and still letting in two tries from an undermanned team. That's nothing to be crowing about.

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True. NZ's second-half tries came from some pretty sloppy Australian defense. The game was pretty well wrapped up at that point though.

I'm not feeling very confident about the All Blacks' chances at RWC. Unless Hansen has something pretty spectacular up his sleeve. This is far from the team of 2015.

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Yeah it was a hopeless performance all round from the AB's I think. I'm not giving either of these teams a chance right now. Still... RWC often brings out the best when it really matters. Not just for the AB's but for everyone. Next weekend will be different too, I'm certain about that.

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James O'Connor, making his first test start in six years for Australia after a series of off-field indiscretions which saw him fall out of favor with selectors, played strongly at inside center.

JOC played 13 (outside centre) alongside Kerevi at 12. He did play well though. Wallabies backline looking way better/slicker without Foley.

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I worry that the All Blacks unnecessarily tire themselves out doing that ridiculous, silly dance performance before the game.

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I worry that the All Blacks unnecessarily tire themselves out doing that ridiculous, silly dance performance before the game.

It's a traditional, ceremonial dance known as the Haka.

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It's a traditional, ceremonial dance known as the Haka.

I don’t get why ABs get to do the Haka, but the Wallabies don’t get to do the waltz.

Seems to me a bit dancist.

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Just a stroke of luck for Australia and Southafrica.. The RWC 2019 will be for the All Blacks

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It's a traditional, ceremonial dance known as the Haka.

It's not a dance, It's a prayer and a challenge. Is Sumo dohyō-iri a dance?

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I read its a “challenge” from Islander cultures... The Europeans look pretty silly doing it.

Not their culture at all. A little like having the British Lions do a Scottish jig.

Just scrap it and play the game. Scrap the national anthems too as half the players on most teams are foreign.

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