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Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:34 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:34 am
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England will have to beat France, PNG, and Tonga in order to make the final.

Tonga looks very strong to me.

I am afraid that we just might see an Australia vs Tonga RLWC final.
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Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:52 am
Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:52 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
England will have to beat France, PNG, and Tonga in order to make the final.

Tonga looks very strong to me.

I am afraid that we just might see an Australia vs Tonga RLWC final.

England can beat anyone in a one off its the game after which has been the problem in the last 30 years
Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:20 am
Posted by puroresu_boy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:20 am
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Yes but would be very difficult
Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 am
Posted by roopy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:53 am
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NZ were well on top of Tonga when Danny Levi was at hooker and running their big forwards off their feet.
I can see the England hookers exposing Tonga's weakness in the ruck all game.
Danny spotted markers out of place so often he ran himself ragged after 40 minutes and had to go off.
Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:01 am
Posted by Newbridge_Wolf on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:01 am
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To be honest, I think we need to seriously concentrate on PNG first before even thinking about Tonga.

I know it’s only the US, but they’re looking very good this morning.
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Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:56 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:56 am
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Yes but it’ll certainly be a challenge.

Can New Zealand beat Australia? I’d love it if the Aussies didn’t make the final.
Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:07 am
Posted by Buggo on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:07 am
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England may battle to beat France tonight.
England will be up against it v PNG
I doubt they will get past Tonga if they get through PNG

Australia have not got out of third gear yet and they have a six speed box.
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Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am
Posted by Buggo on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am
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England may battle to beat France tonight.
England will be up against it v PNG
I doubt they will get past Tonga if they get through PNG

Australia have not got out of third gear yet and they have a six speed box.
Re: Can England beat Tonga?
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:10 am
Posted by roopy on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:10 am
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You will beat PNG easily.
They don't travel well and a Wayne Bennett coached side will play boring, no mistake footy, which is perfect for playing PNG, who will make plenty of mistakes themselves.
You will grind out the win by just holding the ball.
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Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 am
Posted by Buggo on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 am
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roopy wrote:
You will beat PNG easily.
They don't travel well and a Wayne Bennett coached side will play boring, no mistake footy, which is perfect for playing PNG, who will make plenty of mistakes themselves.
You will grind out the win by just holding the ball.



England are not great at hanging on to the ball.
When those PNG missiles come flying in I think England will need to play at their top level to hang on, they have little of anything in attack beyond the Wingers, and they have to see the ball before they can do anything.
PNG have pace and power all over the Park.
They are a lot better than they were in 2008 where they gave England a scare, if the game was played in Moresby my money would have been on PNG
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