Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sport shorts - 9 July


  • So, the All Blacks - Lions series was drawn, with the final test ending in a 15 all draw.  It surprises me the the All Blacks didn't go for a drop goal in the final few minutes.  That said, think the Lions played quite well, and a drawn series is probably a fair result. To me, no there shouldn't be extra time to determine a result.
  • Possible the biggest shock of the weekend was the Jaguar's 40-27 win over the Waratahs. It is the Jaguars first visit to Sydney, and despite how the Waratahs have been travelling I stlll expected them to win. 
  • The Giants became the first team to draw two games in a row for 96 years. The two draws are probably are four points lost. They led by two goals with not long left against Hawthorn and possibly should have been able to hold on. 
  • Sydney are in the eight for the first time this year with a good win against the Suns. Still with a few tough games there's still work to do. 
  • I didn't see the St Kilda-Richmond result coming, it was like the Tigers didn't show up. 
  • Given the decider in the State of Origin this week, there were only four games this weekend.  
  • The results were hardly surprising, even Parramatta beating a Melbourne side missing their spine was definitely not too much of a surprise. 
  • Was gutted for Newcastle, losing after conceding two tries in the last few minutes, then being awarded a penalty on the siren which could have taken the game to golden point.  I did wonder why Hodginson didn't take the penalty?
  • I'm looking forward to a couple of things this week -  the All Star baseball game on Tuesday night and then on Thursday and Saturday night Arsenal play Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC. Can't wait to see Arsenal play live again.
  • Today is a rest day but I'm looking forward to see what the second week of Wimbledon throws up. 
  • The Women's Cricket World Cup is now on.  The top four teams are Australia (4-0), India (4-1),  New Zealand (3-1,with 1 no result) and South Africa (3-1, with a no result).  Favour Australia to win the tournament.

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