That game was TOTAL BS! It sickens me that France won that.
God knows why any ref would hand out a red card in a finals match (or anytime really) without ABSOLUTE certainty that the player acted with malice. This is especially pertinent after what happened at the last World Cup. What a way to ruin the game and undermine the result entirely . Wayne Barnes is currently welcoming Alain Rolland to the despised ref club.
INFP 4w5 so/sp
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No, no, you have to think of the big picture here.
Australia isn't going to beat the All Blacks and Wales has NO chance against them, where as France does.
SO, in order for a team other than NZ (boring) to win, you need to have a team who has a chance of beating them. Like France. It makes for a more interesting World Cup.
(as much as i would have liked Wales to win... /sadface)
Sorry, I misread your post.
NZ are the best Rugby team in the world. Sadly they have only won one world cup.
But then again, France has been in two world cup finals (this being the 3rd) has never won a world cup.
The French are the Dutch (in football) and the English (in Cricket) of Rugby world cup finals.
So I would like to see the Kiwis beat the Aussies, but wouldn't care who wins the finals if the Kiwis get through.