October 29, 2015

The Rugby World Cup Final is on Saturday: between Australia and New Zealand at Twickenham. After over a month of pool matches, quarter finals and semi finals, the best two teams in the world get to slug it out. The winner will be the first three-time holder of the Webb Ellis trophy. Trans-Tasman rivalry at it's finest.

posted by owlhouse to general at 11:50 PM - 8 comments

Australia v New Zealand in a World Cup final in 2015? You don't say!

posted by NoMich at 08:12 AM on October 30, 2015

Wish we could watch it in the US without paying $40+ PPV. Isn't cricket big enough for one of the nets to buy World Cup rights, or YouTube?

posted by billsaysthis at 08:52 AM on October 30, 2015

That said, I'm going for a narrow Aussie win. Because didgeridoo!

posted by billsaysthis at 08:53 AM on October 30, 2015

NoMich -we also played off in tbe 2015 World Netball Championship, and I'm pretty sure in touch football (men and women) as well.

Sheep shearing, I hear you ask? Probably.

posted by owlhouse at 11:09 AM on October 30, 2015

Australia v New Zealand in a World Cup final in 2015? You don't say!

Before I clicked through I thought maybe Back to the Future had predicted this 30 years ago.

posted by tron7 at 11:17 AM on October 30, 2015

I leave in Ventura County near Los Angeles and I think I'm able to watch it on Time Warner Cable (Channel 1203), so you may want to check your listings again. If the final is anywhere close to the semis in drama, it should be great.

posted by sbacharach at 12:21 PM on October 30, 2015

The Wallabies: favorites of headline writers around the world.

'Pooper' Comes Up Trumps Again for Australia

All Blacks: 'Pooper' threat reduced if we do our job better

posted by deflated at 01:10 PM on October 30, 2015

New Zealand are streets ahead of anyone else, but I hope Australia find a way to beat 'em, for the following reasons: New Zealanders tend to be arseholes, not all of 'em, but enough of 'em to put you right off the bastards; Michael Chieka is a witty and droll motherperson; and David Pocock has a hinterland.

I think the formline for Australia is a bit false. Fair enough they got through the so called group of death unbeaten, but England were not very good, and neither were Wales. Any tier 1 team would expect to beat Fiji, however spirited a performance they put up.

So fair play, they beat 3 poor teams, mind you, they did effin hammer England.

Then they struggled against Scotland, a team who would finish bottom of the 6 nations every year, if it wasn't for the hapless Italians, before beating Argentina by the tiniest of gnats cocks.

You don't get to a world cup final by being lucky, they deserve to be there, and I hope they win, but they're going to get hammered.

posted by Fat Buddha at 06:08 PM on October 30, 2015

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