have lost a match in the group stage? Yes because NZ never have prior 0 Vote up! r there ne where only nz was undefeated at group stage? i reckon the saffers have only lost twice off the top of my head - vs england 2003 and japan 2015 the ozzies can’t have lost all that many either 0 Vote up! ok so i looked it up saffers also lost 2 nz at pool stage in 2019 (4got that was a weird pool) the ozzies have similarly lost three at pool stage - 1995 (2 the subsequently victorious saffers), 2011 (2 the irish) and 2019 (2 the welsh) so if wales win now, then 4/10 southern hem pool stage losses will have been at this wc. their record prior 2 this wc was 90/96 wins, this wc it’s 4/7 (4/8 if wales win) quite the fall from grace - surprised it’s not being talked about so much 0 Vote up! I still think South Africa will win it. 0 Vote up! it would b gr7 if they lost 2 tonga tho eh 0 Vote up! trying 2 work out which i would enjoy more - that, or the all blacks losing 2 italy oh 1 can dream 0 Vote up! Must be the first time one of the SH big three has lost 2 in the groups? And fiji could well go thru 0 Vote up! yeah 1st time they’ve lost 2 and fiji just have 2 avoid losing their heads against georgia and portugal that will make ozzies the 1st of the southern hem big 3 2 fail 2 qualify 4 the quarters 0 Vote up! If someone is of a mind to mock me I am fairly sure that after the friendlies I suggested that neither england or wales would get out of the groups... 0 Vote up! heh there was a moment early in the japan match where i doubted us 2bh 0 Vote up! Wow, just wow. WTF happened to the Aussies? They looked utterly broken by the end. 0 Vote up! I'll never tire of seeing the Ozzies broken like that. 0 Vote up! Maybe just maybe wales and england havent been totally shyte for the last two years, it's just that ireland and france are really really very very good. And scotland have beem quite good but now seem to have given that up in time for the world cup. 0 Vote up! agree with that 0 Vote up! Made even better by Scottish fans going on about how this is their golden generation At least Wales have backed up their fans arrogance on the playing field 0 Vote up! Disagree with that. Wales in particular have been properly shyt in recent times. They played unbelievably well last night considering. Sometimes it all comes together, but it's only one game. Quite funny listening to Warburton talking about then like they are a decent side - they were desperately poor against Fiji and should have lost. Just both got easy groups so playing themselves into a bit of confidence. 0 Vote up! As for Scotland, they've only played 2 games and 1 was against an unbelievably good suffer side. They were never going to get out of the group of death. 0 Vote up! Wales have done the business and are out the group To say they played badly here and there is just sour grapes 0 Vote up! Sorry but Wales were not desperately poor against Fiji. They didn't play amazingly well but you can only play as well as the opposition will let you and Fiji were pretty bloody good. I agree Wales have been properly sh1t in the last two years though. What is clear now (and perhaps a lesson for the future) is that they should have forced the generational shift a couple of years earlier. Too many people trading on past glories for too long and too many excuses being made. Legislation should be past requiring Gatland to be Head Coach for life. 0 Vote up! Sour grapes? You're right, let's all hold hands and sing kumbaya. It's just a factual observation and is relevant to how good a side they are. I'm happy they're out of the group as I don't have any of the tribal hatred of the Welsh team most of you English seem to have. Donny - fair enough, desperately poor was an exaggeration. 0 Vote up! Heh the England don't care about the Welsh sun That's what makes the Welsh so angry Tbf we don't care much about the Scots or the Irish, save for enjoying a Guinness 0 Vote up! As if. 0 Vote up! Personally I care about all the home nations and Ireland and support them against the rest of the world. The scoreline seriously flattered Wales especially in the first half and Eddie seems to have also introduced Australia to having the majority of possession but failing to turn it into points. 0 Vote up! It's true, though. Most English fans would rather see Wales, Ireland and Scotland do well over the Saffers, Ozzies and French whereas the Welsh, Scotch and Irish burn with hatred for England. Historically one sided rivalries are like that though. 1 Vote up! this is all set for a rerun on Saturday night line-up as the final. 0 Vote up! Tbh the vitriol from England fans for Welsh Rugby is something I've seen more on rof than anywhere else. So it's ironic to see England fans on here of all places claiming that that's not a thing. 0 Vote up! The Welsh despise the English The Scots despise the English The Irish despise the English The English don't really care enough to despise them back 0 Vote up! A certain sort of snowflake English fan definitely took offence at some point about the whole Scottish and Welsh performative hatred of the English. The whole cheering like crazy in the pub when England lost to Azerbaijan in under 21 ladies bobsled or whatever. It mainly comes from the absolutely awful triple popped collar 'who ho chaps, See you at HQ' tendency amongst English rugby that was even more prevalent in the amateur era than it is today. 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!