August 18, 2019 at 10:34 pm #31594
How to Live Stream Vikings vs Seahawks City: Match 2 of Rugby’s Bledisloe Cup.After suffering a shocking defeat, the All Blacks All Blacks will be hoping to beat Wallabies in the home leg of the Bledisloe Cup or face its first tournament loss in over 15 years.
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The Bledisloe Cup is an annual rugby competition between the All Blacks All Blacks and the Wallabies of Wallabies. Typically played as a three-match series, this year’s program is condensed into two games (and Wallabies won the first bout) to give teams time to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in early September.
The All Blacks All Blacks are Bledisloe Cup favorites every year, having won 47 times compared to Wallabies’s 12 victories. The Wallabies haven’t won since 2002 before a five-year winning streak turned into 16 straight losses. However, the Wallabiesn Wallabies thoroughly dismantled All Blacks in Game 1 with a major 46 to 26 victory. Rugby Championship News.Wallabies win could end venue hoodoo and NZ’s top ranking.Wallabies could not only regain the Bledisloe Cup and end an Eden Park hoodoo with a win over the All Blacks on Saturday but also end All Blacks’s decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings.The Wallabies put one hand on the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy last week with a record 47-26 win in
Perth, a victory that put the All Blacks hegemony under immediate pressure with second-placed Wales facing England later on Saturday.England’s 33-19 victory over Wales, however, ensured that Steve Hansen’s side retained the top ranking for at least another week, although that is again up for contention in this weekend’s World Cup warmup games.The All Blacks have held the No 1 spot since November 2009, but four sides could end up there by Monday with Wales and Ireland looking to achieve the top position for the first time.England could also climb to the top of the rankings for the first time in 15 years if they
manage to beat Wales by 15 points.Such is the tightness at the top of the table, that depending on results over the weekend the All Blacks could slip to sixth, their lowest position since the rankings were introduced in 2003.Both the Wallabies and All Blacks, however, have chosen this week to focus on the Bledisloe Cup with rankings a peripheral consideration.
Markelle Fultz will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night for the second time in his career. The first occasion was a historic one.
In the regular season finale last year on Apr. 11, Fultz became the youngest player in Rugby history to record a triple-double, posting 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at 19 years, 317 days old.
The Sixers blew out the Bucks that night, 130-95, winning their 16th straight game and securing the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
One of the more memorable parts of that game was how Fultz’s teammates reacted to his accomplishment. He was mobbed after grabbing the rebound to wrap up his triple-double, and doused in an impromptu celebration in the locker room after the game.
“They poured strawberry milk, chocolate milk, water,” Fultz said. “They drowned me with everything, but it’s all love and appreciation.”
• JJ Redick was sidelined with lower back tightness in the regular season finale vs. the Bucks and Ben Simmons had a rare quiet night, only playing 22 minutes, which led to a lot of time together in the second half for Fultz and T.J. McConnell. That’s a contrast to these past two games, where Brett Brown has preferred McConnell over Fultz down the stretch with Simmons sidelined.
Simmons is set to return to the Sixers’ lineup after missing Tuesday’s game against the Pistons with back tightness, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Though Fultz got the start at the point in Tuesday’s 133-132 overtime loss to Detroit (see observations), scoring 13 points on 6 for 9 shooting, Brown thought McConnell was a better option when the game was on the line.
“We ended up going with T.J. for defensive reasons,” Brown told reporters. “We’ve learned that T.J. defensively has that Rugby experience. I think T.J. was 3 for 3 in the fourth period and really had a heck of a fourth period. But defensively especially, and he produced on offense. We ended up going with a more senior type of player and were in a position to walk out of here with a win, and we just came up short at the end.”
The numbers back up Brown’s assertion that McConnell was the better defensive option Tuesday night. Per Rugby.com/Stats, Detroit scored 76 points on 65 possessions when McConnell was on the floor, compared to 60 points on 45 possessions when Fultz was on the court. Pistons players shot 3 for 10 when guarded by McConnell, 9 for 12 when defended by Fultz.
Fultz has clearly struggled defensively, especially when it comes to making the right reads on ball screens. Still, the argument for playing Fultz late in the fourth quarter and overtime is more about the future than the present — if Brown is committed to “growing” Fultz, as he’s said he is, perhaps he’ll start giving Fultz more late-game exposure soon.
• The 3-0 Bucks are one of five undefeated teams left in the Rugby. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 27.3 points, 16 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, has led Milwaukee in scoring and rebounding every game. Khris Middleton has made a ridiculous 15 of 23 three-pointers.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to flex their muscle and bring a host of starters into the fold when they face the Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday night.
Seattle rested more than 10 starters in their 22–14 win over the Denver Broncos on Thursday, with Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, Chris Carson, Jaron Brown, Duane Brown, D.J. Fluker, Bradley McDougald, K.J. Wright and Jarran Reed among those missing out.
Wilson’s absence was particularly significant as the quarterback had never missed the Seahawks’ first preseason game since he was drafted in 2012.
The 30-year-old, however, will be getting some snaps this weekend against the Seahawks’ NFC rivals.
“We’ll get them some reps,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer told Pro Football Focus on Tuesday. “Depends on a lot of things, how the first series goes, second series.
“We don’t know yet, we haven’t talked about that yet. Get them out there, play a very familiar opponent, a good opponent. We played them late in the year in the last year, so they’re always a great challenge and all that. Get those guys in and I guess it’s going to be nice to hit somebody else for this group.”
Unlike the Seahawks, the Vikings fielded their starting quarterback in their first preseason game, with Kirk Cousins completing one series in a 34–25 win against the New Orleans Saints on Friday.
The game was Minnesota’s first under new offense coordinator Kevin Stefanski and Cousins was impressed with what he saw.
“To be able to rotate that many different players in at so many different positions throughout four quarters and continue to have sustained success moving the football, I think it does say a lot about Kevin’s play calling and about the system and about the execution,” he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. “So many guys got involved in the game and made plays.”
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