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Sleuthmeister
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Posted on 2013-06-08 4:55:41
I can scarcely believe I'm saying this, especially after the miserable first half we had, but ...

WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD CUP!

We needed two things to go our way overnight. Firstly, we had to beat Turkey. This we did, 52-17.

But that wasn't enough. We also needed Ukraine to beat the Czech Republic. That didn't seem too likely, but Ukraine achieved a 31-28 upset!

So, that meant that both NZ and the Czech Republic finished on 4 wins and 4 losses apiece, but New Zealand qualifies second by dint of a superior goal difference.

Thus, after a terrible first half of the campaign, with several desperately close defeats, we're in the World Cup for just the second time!
  
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Posted on 2013-06-08 7:00:14
Congrats, see you in the next stage.
  
Sleuthmeister
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Posted on 2013-06-08 16:01:13
Thanks, and congratulations to you as well.
  
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Posted on 2013-06-08 20:33:20
Congratulations!

See you on the big stage!
  

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Sleuthmeister
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Posted on 2013-06-11 8:59:57
Thanks SrednaD.

There's quite a strong South American flavour to our World Cup group, with Argentina, Brazil and Poland, all of whom are quite highly ranked, so we're very much the underdogs. But we're used to that.

Had three straight losses last time NZ was in the World Cup, so hoping to maybe pull off an inaugural win this time around.
  
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Posted on 2013-06-11 16:57:48
Someone had your lottery numbers up. The TD by Ukraine that put the Czechs out was in the very last second of their game.
  
Sleuthmeister
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Posted on 2013-06-12 14:45:22
Round 1 result: Argentina 49 New Zealand 28.
  
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Posted on 2013-06-14 14:09:43
Noticed your old team is relegating to the lowest tier of divisions. And the team still has a large chunk of NZ reps.
  
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Posted on 2013-06-15 3:22:53
I thought most of the Shaky Islanders players had sold to human teams now.

The Dunedin Huskies are bot now, and they have quite a few players in the national squad, but there's nobody better right now unfortunately.

Anyway, bad news, good news, bad news again for NZ.

First bit of bad news: Brazil beat NZ 42-24.

Now for the good news: We beat Poland 33-14 in the final round! That is our first-ever victory in a World Cup proper.

But more bad news, alas: three teams in Group C, including NZ, finished on 1 win and 2 losses. But Brazil had the best goal difference of those three, so they go through with unbeaten Argentina.

Well, a little good news to finish: We didn't come last! Poland took the Group C wooden spoon.

So this has basically been our best result so far, in that not only did we qualify for the World Cup (if only by the skin of our teeth), but we also won a game in the next phase. It's progress.
  
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Posted on 2013-06-15 5:35:52
Huskies will be one of 90 team in the lowest teir, so hopefully it doesn't happen until you have sorted out replacements. As an aussie, we love beating ya, but not that way hopefully.

NZ beating Poland is probably the biggest news to come out of the WC so far. You might be out of the WC, but at least you'll be remembered. Turned a few heads and gained a bit of respect that other nations don't normally give us lonely oceania nations. We are both firmly on the WC radar now for future WCs.
  
 
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