Originally Posted by Kroz
Well done ABs, good to see them win; and great to see France put up a real fight - a NZ walkover would have been a bit of an anticlimax (unless you're a Kiwi, I guess).
Sad to see the end of the WC, but time to start saving for the one in 2015, which will be in our own backyard.
Can't understand all these naysayers proclaiming this to have been a rubbish WC - while ITV's coverage has been piss-poor, the games themselves have been cracking, and there's been some classic moments, some great rugby, and high drama throughout.
IRB are twats though - can you believe they're fining France for responding to the Haka?! Ridiculous.
Couldnt agree more,where in the rules does it say you have to stand there and let New Zealand fire them selves up,it has to give NZ a psychological edge.I think this was muted a few years ago,you couldnt approach or turn your back.If it becomes a problem why stand for it,ban it, so the game starts straight away like most games do.
Ref didnt have a great game,at least three high tackles missed and Macaw did the French fella.
Best side won the tournament not the game.
I also thought ITV did their usual shit job,mate of mine thought it was good.