Discussion in 'Rep Footy' started by rhugh89, Feb 19, 2014.
NZ v Tonga is a don't miss match.
Remember it is a 3pm start.
McGillvary not guilty of Farah bite
Wed 08 Nov, 2017, 7:28pm
Scott Bailey, AAP
England winger Jermaine McGillvary has been found not guilty of biting Lebanon's Robbie Farah during their Rugby League World Cup match.
Farah alleged the Huddersfield star had bitten him in a tackle early in the second half of England's 29-10 win on Saturday night in Sydney.
But it took the Rugby League World Cup judiciary just three minutes to side with McGillvary, as he claimed the allegation was "outrageous" and vehemently denied the charge.
RLWC2017 announces quarter-finals draw
Wed 08 Nov, 2017, 11:00am
With Australia, New Zealand and Tonga having now secured places in the quarter-finals after wins last weekend, RLWC2017 can confirm the venues they will play at for the first round of sudden death matches.
Regardless of results this weekend, Australia is guaranteed to finish first or second in Pool A and will play their quarter-final at Darwin Stadium on Friday, 17 November.
The winner of Saturday's New Zealand-Tonga clash in Hamilton will be first in Pool B and the loser second, ensuring the Kiwis a place in the quarter-final at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday, 18 November and the Mate Ma'a a berth in the quarter-final played on the same day at Christchurch Stadium.
If the current Pool A standings remain unchanged, England would finish second in Pool A and play in the fourth quarter-final at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Sunday, 19 November against the team finishing top of Pool C, which is currently Papua New Guinea.
The third-placed team in Pool B, which will be decided by the outcome of Saturday's match between Samoa and Scotland in Cairns, will meet the winners of Pool A in the quarter-final.
In Round Three pool matches this weekend, unless France can upset traditional rivals England in the double-header in Perth on Sunday, Lebanon will qualify for an historic quarter-final berth with a top three finish in Pool A.
England, Lebanon, Fiji and Papua New Guinea can also secure their places in the quarter-finals with wins this weekend, while Ireland, Italy and France need to win and rely on other results to qualify.
Friday, 17 November
Australia v either Pool B 3rd placed team or Pool C winner
Saturday, 18 November
Tonga v either Pool A 3rd placed team or Pool D winner
Saturday, 18 November
Wellington Regional Stadium
New Zealand v either Pool A 3rd placed team or Pool D winner
Sunday, 19 November
Pool A 1st or 2nd placed team (not Australia) v Pool B 3rd placed team or Pool C winner
Well that first half of the Fiji vs Italy was some the most ill disciplined footy I have ever seen
- Both teams completing at less than 60%
- Grand total of 15 penalties in the first half
- 18 errors in the first half (9 each)
- 3 sin bins in the first half (2 for Italy and 1 for Fiji)
- A total of 32 missed tackles from both teams
Saifiti had a very good game but went off injured according to the commentators.
It probably wasn't too bad because he stayed on the sidelines and kept warm on the bike.
Terrible refereeing. Pom completely lost control of the match and as for that rooster of a video referee, enough said. Trouble caused by disallowing the first Fijian try which was a fair effort and allowing Campese to think he was refereeing!
I can't find anything about Jake Saifiti being injured, so hopefully he's alright.
His stats aren't very impressive - only 27 minutes for 77 metres - but I thought he matched up against the very strong Italian props.
Big test for Levi against very good opposition today for the first time, and he is passing with flying colours.
The Kiwis got on top of Tonga as soon as Levi went on and started giving them direction.
We really need to look at how the Kiwis use Levi for his high workrate and impact for short minutes because that's what he does best.
That NZ vs Tonga match was great to watch, Wouldn't surprise me if Tonga made the final
Could be another upset here, Scotland are 14-6 up at halftime against Samoa
Tonumaipea is absolutely dreadful. Disgusting first half performance by us.
They seem sluggish and disorganized, Doesn't help that they have changed their halves pairing every game so far
Samoa are losing the forward battle which is surprising but credit to the Scots, They are showing plenty of heart
I'd say Matt Parish has just given the Samoan players the biggest spray they have ever copped so it will be interesting to see how they react
Herman Ese'Ese is doing ok.
14-14 draw !!
Is Jacob struggling because no Dan?
Is Dan at the games or is he elsewhere, maybe that is why they like to play together as Jacob performs better, needs Dan for his motivation, just a thought.
Don't forget everyone that the Womens RLWC kicks off on Thursday with a triple header starting at 1:30 AEDT
Channel 7 did say they would be broadcasting all 12 games live
RLWC QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE
Australia v Samoa at TIO Stadium, Darwin, Friday 8.30pm AEDT
Tonga v Lebanon at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 3pm AEDT
New Zealand v Fiji at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 5.30pm AEDT
England v Papua New Guinea at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Sunday 4pm AEDT
I reckon the last two games on that list are going to be pretty exciting can't believe Melbourne are getting another game and Newcastle got nothing pretty weak NRL that 1/4 final should always come here.
Called it... If only I was back in Australia to put some money on it...
I think it's a joke that Ireland win 2 games and lose a close one and miss out.
Lebanon win one and are in.
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