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Old 09-10-2007, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Official Rugby World CUp (and the lead up tests) Thread

Originally Posted by Ozzy Biz View Post
Actually, for that matter, I also would not want to be in between the Samoan #8 and the try line. Did you see the hit up where Schalk Burger and your #8 tackled him simultaneously & standing next to each other? Wow, that was huge. He would have got through had your 8 not managed to get a hold of one of his legs after he had been bounced off from the tackle. To bump Burger and another man of his size, stature and quality is no mean feat, even by Lomu standards (dare I say. He could probably do it, but it still would not be easy)
That no. 8 is an absolute monster. And so is their 120kg wing. Can't believe the thighs on that guy. Unfortunately Jean de Villiers is out of the World Cup - torn bicep muscle. That's heartbreaking for him as he missed out in 2003 due to a last minute injury too. But given the physicality of the game, we're probably lucky that he was the only serious casualty.

Can't wait for the England game on Friday. That's almost like a knock out game in the middle of the pool stages. So much will depend on the result.
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