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by Ellafan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 367
Views: 7353

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Kerevi did occasionally blow an opportunity, Which he only got occasionally.
by Ellafan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And the lefty shoutist chamber echoes onward into the dustbin of history.
by Ellafan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 367
Views: 7353

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

shanky wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:04 pm One of the reasons that we’re even talking about the Reds outside back scoring tries, is because Kerevi isn’t there anymore, dying with the ball.
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by Ellafan
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Federal Govt is on the offensive this afternoon on Sky News, with Liberal MP Julian Simmonds blaming the ALP for undermining the public's confidence in vaccinations https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6248473374001 I'm keen to hear from the many Coalition voters on this forum who seems to have ...
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Very good article by Laura Tingle. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-10/governments-credentials-managing-covid-turning-to-dust-vaccine/100059282?utm_source=abc_news_web&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_content=twitter&utm_campaign=abc_news_web Your ruler's husband has passed away and all you can do ...
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

In sydney, the three school associations that value rugby are GPS, CAS and ISA They each have their own championship comp. In which the same 2-3 teams win it for decades at a time. They refuse to combine, citing tradition... :roll: However, they have very recently agreed to play ‘friendlies’ agains...
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a disgrace. The govt's delivery on their vaccine promises have been abject failure.Greg Hunt has proven himself another talking sock puppet, full of BS promises. Australia's vaccine performance. is piss poor when compared to other developed countries... if not the worst. Aussie politicians tal...
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:47 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:45 am That was the other favoured possibility, but I thought Craig Wing attended SBHS, not Newington.
I didn't go to Newington.

Btw the preferred acronym is 'SHS'
Someone told me you went to Newington.
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:31 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am ... he went on to play ...a dozen international Rugby tests,
For which country?
Try and guess?
Either the Wobblies or Italy?
Nope. Japan.
That was the other favoured possibility, but I thought Craig Wing attended SBHS, not Newington.
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:31 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am ... he went on to play ...a dozen international Rugby tests,
For which country?
Try and guess?
Either the Wobblies or Italy?
by Ellafan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am ... he went on to play ...a dozen international Rugby tests,
For which country?
by Ellafan
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Optimist wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:52 am



Aus of almost exclusively gone with AZ vaccine, of course it is the vaccine with the blood clot problems.
I'm lined up fpr the Pfizer one, aren't you?
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

We'll see the real state of Australian rugby when they play the NZ teams. :nod: Thread Kiwied. Shit post Les. I know you're just indulging in a bit of chest beating, but whether or not they win a single game is not determinative. it is a component factor, but there are others that are much more imp...
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Brumbies (uncontested mauls)
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Waratahs vs Brumbies (uncontested mauls)

Mog, Shanky is correct. Justin Harrison correctly stated the laws being applied. Timing is of the essence. Law 16.2: [A maul] consists of a ball-carrier and at least one player from each team, bound together and on their feet The ref has to determine if the ball is shifted too early, or the front ma...
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

We'll see the real state of Australian rugby when they play the NZ teams. :nod: Thread Kiwied. Shit post Les. I know you're just indulging in a bit of chest beating, but whether or not they win a single game is not determinative. it is a component factor, but there are others that are much more imp...
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 92
Views: 3607

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

wamberal wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:51 am
The Camperdown Corporation is a self-centred, complacent, blight on the game. 8)

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy. Never underestimate that. – Oliver Stone
by Ellafan
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 92
Views: 3607

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Sydney University is now actually more powerful and influential than any of the genuine district clubs. Fixing that might achieve something. I was wondering when your obsession with Uni-hate would emerge. It is actually a great example of the sort of entrenched parochialism that is retarding the pr...
by Ellafan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 408

Re: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

You might want to look at the blatant offsides by your mob.
by Ellafan
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 408

Re: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

Waratahs would have won that if the cynical play by the ponies had been referred properly.

At one stage the ref said 'next offside is a yellow' - and then seemed to promptly forget that for the next penalty in the 22. Even in the final seconds the brumbies 7 blatantly cheated.
by Ellafan
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 135kg schoolboy prop - with a sidestep
Replies: 138
Views: 9273

Re: 135kg schoolboy prop - with a sidestep

Maybe it's my tall poppy syndrome kicking in but I can see this fizzing out poorly. Super hyped up by the world's media at high school, gets some questionable advice by some opportunist agent type, gets found out at senior level for being too big and not good enough at the tight stuff, retires from...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 1590

Re: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:59 am Penney sacked. Whether you agree or disagree with that decision it's easier to sack the coach than sack all your players. Who would want the Waratahs job right now?
How much are they paying?
by Ellafan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 1590

Re: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day

Not the match of the round though, according to the 'toota podcast.

https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/DMN4451178257
by Ellafan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?
Replies: 29
Views: 978

Re: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?

So, is the Samoan team being based in southern Auckland, and the Fijian team in western Sydney?
by Ellafan
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 789
Views: 25389

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

[Chinese said] it was hypocritical of the US to complain about China’s human rights record and ... given the history of racism against African-Americans. So, if USA has a history of doing something (which is now outlawed by the thought police there), that makes it alright for the CCP to impose raci...
by Ellafan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault
Replies: 48
Views: 2692

Re: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault

Yeah, but you only think that because of your stroke. Well look at that. This is trolling at almost Guy Smiley or Kiwias levels of grubbiness. The Kiwi hit squad occasional post-swarm are picking on silly old Townsy. Maybe you should have some respect for the subject matter of this thread. You, kor...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Cotton is a sustainable, renewable, carbon-neutral, natural fibre. Most of its GM, so it uses hardly any insecticides any more. We should be a nation of cotton growers. I spit upon oil-based polyesters. Hemp :nod: I've run the numbers on this. Hemp is water hungry ... but only 3% of the earth's liq...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Cotton is a sustainable, renewable, carbon-neutral, natural fibre. Most of its GM, so it uses hardly any insecticides any more. We should be a nation of cotton growers. I spit upon oil-based polyesters. Hemp :nod: I've run the numbers on this. Hemp is water hungry ... but only 3% of the earth's liq...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It’s the renewable energy that’s causing it. We need nuclear reactors powering massive desalination plants and pumps to transfer a small % of the rising Pacific Ocean through the mountains and up onto the western slopes, headwaters of the Murray Darling system, central Queensland and other places w...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Most of Australia’s coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as energy prices crash, sparking industry warnings that early closures may be imminent. - source: SMH Thank god the coalition has been investing in renewable energy .... oh wait .... It’s the renewable energy that’s causing it. We ne...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27031
Views: 1040364

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Most of Australia’s coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as energy prices crash, sparking industry warnings that early closures may be imminent. - source: SMH Thank god the coalition has been investing in renewable energy .... oh wait .... It’s the renewable energy that’s causing it. We ne...
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault
Replies: 48
Views: 2692

Re: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault

Thomas wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:44 pm There are a few accounts from fellow students who went to school with Daly who paint the picture a little differently to what he's saying. Not saying he isn't a victim though.
Do they say he was quite popular and was not bullied?
by Ellafan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault
Replies: 48
Views: 2692

Re: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault

Jesus. What a legend he was in that 91 side. Beast. I dont know why you would doubt it Towny? So many of those kids at Joeys and other Catholic schools were abused through that period and earlier. So Sad. At least the pedo priest was charged and punished. It’s nowhere near enough but at least its s...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault
Replies: 48
Views: 2692

Re: Tony Daly Victim of Sexual Assault

Jesus. What a legend he was in that 91 side. Beast. I dont know why you would doubt it Towny? So many of those kids at Joeys and other Catholic schools were abused through that period and earlier. So Sad. At least the pedo priest was charged and punished. It’s nowhere near enough but at least its s...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4927

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

I wish I could grow shoulder length hair as part of a mid life crisis instead of getting fat and sad. But you do get to yell at the neighborhood kids for riding their skateboards past your house :nod: And you stand strong Bro, don't give them their balls back ... uhmm sporting balls not implying an...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst teams in a pro sports league?
Replies: 53
Views: 2905

Re: Worst teams in a pro sports league?

celts weren't pro until into the 2000s SH were in effect pro in the early 90s An yet many of our top players were leaving to play in the NH in the 80s and early 90s. :roll: not to the celt teams... maybe except the spivvy welsh. I think ospreys were known as auspreylia for a bit. The SH was less pr...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 6501

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

akann wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:07 am x
Your first post on this thread was today, after the series finished, is that right?
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 6501

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Is Green a stronger T20 player than what we saw in the tests? He's only played a dozen games so not enough info. He did score a fast 80 odd against India on a wearing test pitch, so those who have anointed him as the new Kieth Miller might not be wrong. I'd selected him ahead of the pack, because c...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 6501

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Nice series win for NZ. You think? They were playing the Australian 3rd XI (or 2nd XI at best), on home pitches. They should have won this series 5-zip. In the end they won it by a boundary in game 2. Lots of work to do before the TTWC to be a serious threat. What a crappy comment. Were you saving ...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 6501

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Nice series win for NZ. You think? They were playing the Australian 3rd XI (or 2nd XI at best), on home pitches. They should have won this series 5-zip. In the end they won it by a boundary in game 2. Lots of work to do before the TTWC to be a serious threat. What a crappy comment. Were you saving ...
by Ellafan
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 6501

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Eugenius wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:22 am Gracious to the end .
Go back to page 1 of the thread - I said exactly the same thing about NZ needing to win this 5 zip.