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South Africa; The Last A.I 2018 
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Post South Africa; The Last A.I 2018
So what does it mean now in the grand scheme of things for Wales? Would a win paper over the cracks, and give everyone a consolation boost from what so far has been a dire Autumn Internationals for Wales? Or would it be a boost towards the important 6 nations??? Would a loss be expected? or if occurs be disastrous as S.A have been generally poor of late? Has this final test suddenly gained more resonance?


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A weak, poorly performing, political appointee SA side. Never been an easier time to play and beat them.

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A weak, poorly performing, political appointee SA side. Never been an easier time to play and beat them.


So would that equal a acceptable A.I series for Wales, with a Won 2 Lost 2 ratio??


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Jesus, can we at least leave this discussion until Monday? 5 minutes after the end of this game is not the time.


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Boks have no chance. We make Wales look like a well-oiled, inventive and intelligent machine.
We are the Kick&Bosh poster child...

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Not so sure, we have the ability (proven) to self destruct.

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wombles wrote:
String wrote:
A weak, poorly performing, political appointee SA side. Never been an easier time to play and beat them.


So would that equal a acceptable A.I series for Wales, with a Won 2 Lost 2 ratio??


Depends how willing you are to accept mediocrity. Good teams don't find any losses acceptable.

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A win is a win, I would take it just to help the mind set in the run up to 6N. The worst thing is training on a downer.

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THis is going to be tough....they beat France and they hammered Italy. I cant see us winning.

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Post Re: South Africa; The Last A.I 2018
I had to check that this thread wasn't 12 months old. What's changed? Nothing. Boks are struggling, so are we. A win papers over cracks (as it did last year). If we lose, so what? It never makes a difference does it.


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Wales is not the only side in the world that has ups and downs.
We won three grand slams in a decade just recently
Which other NH side has achieved that?
Wales 2005,2008 & 2012, Yes and France 2002,2004 & 2010.
Even the greatly vaunted England team hasn't done it who have only two grand slams since 2000 in 2003 & 2016.

Which other NH team has won more than 11 Grand Slams and 20 Triple Crowns? OK, England pips us on that.
At the minute we're not in good shape, but let's not write ourselves off just now.
Only a short time ago Scotland couldn't even buy a try, now scoring tries seems to be second nature.

Nation Grand Slams Grand Slam winning seasons
England 13 1913, 1914, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1957, 1980, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2016
Wales 11 1908*, 1909*, 1911, 1950, 1952, 1971, 1976, 1978, 2005, 2008, 2012
France 9 1968, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2010
Scotland 3 1925, 1984, 1990
Ireland 2 1948, 2009
Italy 0
Scotland's rise is good for NH rugby, let us rejoice in it and not bewail our own current less fortunate situation.

Let us be proud of our record and work towards improving on it instead of being depressed about our current status.


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South Africa are a strong team they have beaten France and Italy we will not beat them I feel


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seabass wrote:
South Africa are a strong team they have beaten France and Italy we will not beat them I feel


But keep in mind that (a) this year they have had record defeats to New Zealand and Ireland and (b) France have just drawn with Japan and Italy are, well, Italy. I'd say it could go either way.


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seabass wrote:
South Africa are a strong team they have beaten France and Italy we will not beat them I feel


France are abysmal, Italy are worse so nothing to fear there. I'd fancy Wales to take them this weekend.


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Post Re: South Africa; The Last A.I 2018
Wales will win this game, SA don't have the hex over us like NZ and Aus, I'm sure quite a few of these games we lose against the SH sides are lost in the mind, especially the games against the convicts in recent years. Why can we beat England and Ireland regularly yet consistently lose to the SH sides, it doesn't make sense, we play them that often now we should be winning occasionally. They have more skill than us no doubt about it, but to lose to them so consistently, that is as much to do with mindset as anything else in my opinion.


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