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by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rule changes
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Rule changes

I personally won't change the laws in general here. I do agree with less subs. Rugby league has smaller players to handle the the aerobic needs (Tupou weighs 25kg more than Josh Papalli). Pace of Aussie league - with six again - and 4 subs has changed the game for better. On the play of the ball i h...
by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 183
Views: 6083

Re: Fozzie Out

The jury is still out I reckon. I reckon you're absolutely right. I (in my view rightly) take the piss out of Todd Blackadder for his coaching career at the Crusaders. Best squad on the planet and he had a win ratio rate of 64% (133 games). Foster is 3 from 6 plus a draw. Even if i was being genero...
by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?

I can only imagine that the NZRU would be keen on Robertson going elsewhere to gain international experience.

Good for him.
by kiwigreg369
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 39138

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

As a Chiefs supporter i've not seen Rennie described as a conservative. Not sure if this is how things went in Glasgow. My take is that the first issue - as is always the way - is to shore up defence and the forwards. Defence still needs work but then more into a more open / attacking style. Which d...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 350
Views: 6954

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

I agree RMo is incumbent (rightly) - but it’s not working and he’ll cop more share if it happens again as the 10.

If NZ lose again and Foster goes its all on the table anyway.
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 350
Views: 6954

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Interesting team - a lot of pressure on: - foster - got to win to put stop to noise (wouldn’t want to have months of disquiet about his role). Blowout - to Arg - would see lose role IMO. - RMo - by no means losses his fault - but he’s not stood up either. Needs a strong game otherwise I think BB get...
by kiwigreg369
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58455
Views: 7005689

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

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Yesterday - in club jerseys...
by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 39138

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

If it's not Hooper who is the next captain?

Assume people like Matt T are temporary - or you go for a new guy...
by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 350
Views: 6954

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:59 am
kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 am Thomas - you, ... neutral, nice one.

You're a more neutral mod than All Black observer....
I'm neutral af, m8.
Phil 'Thomas' Gould....
by kiwigreg369
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 350
Views: 6954

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Thomas - you, ... neutral, nice one.

You're a more neutral mod than All Black observer....
by kiwigreg369
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 39
Views: 1703

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

what will happen lower down?
Does Arg get a jump for drawing at all?

Or do Ireland, Aus just lose ground to France?
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

thanks JB - that's the survey. It clearly wasn't a overwhelming like i remembered (I assume i didn't confuse him with grubby Dane).
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

just on cane - and it's sort of support for him, sort of not - in the survey of professional rugby players in NZ last year he was the most respected player (~41% i think) - miles ahead of next person (in tens). So good start - but he is learning to be an AB captain. Was that survey completed before...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3531

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

36 is a horrible number - 1 is bad enough, but this indicates it's way more systemic. With that in mind whilst i hope that the individuals are brought to account i also hope the review looks further up the tree - to those that may have covered things up, condoned, or great an environment for this to...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 4921

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Mog is the wisest Australian poster...
I'm just saying.

Not there's anything wrong with that.
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

just on cane - and it's sort of support for him, sort of not - in the survey of professional rugby players in NZ last year he was the most respected player (~41% i think) - miles ahead of next person (in tens).

So good start - but he is learning to be an AB captain.
by kiwigreg369
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: is Covid going to kill not Tier 1/not professional club rugby?
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: is Covid going to kill not Tier 1/not professional club rugby?

Worth a bump. In a sample of one what i'm seeing in my area is that kids sport participation is down (swimming and athletics) which makes me wonder if the covid impact is temporary or more long term. My old boys rugby had 1 game this year - usually it's around 8 games/days - and i suspect a number o...
by kiwigreg369
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

Fabulous post from Obelixtim over on the lifeboat. Cane needs to pull his head in. Of course many fans don't know what is going on behind the scenes - because they aren't there. But what fans do know, is what is displayed on the field, and that is probably a reflection of what IS going on behind th...
by kiwigreg369
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

Thomas wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:11 am
kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:03 am Excuses is an Australian game - let them play it.
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She's nice Thomas ... all i've got is this, but i do have a lot of them...
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by kiwigreg369
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5593

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

Excuses is an Australian game - let them play it. ---- There's a lot to like about Cane - but to be honest: - be honest - admit that we were beaten by a better team on the day - acknowledge how good the opposition were - ensure behind closed doors that's individuals and the collective are responsibl...
by kiwigreg369
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6641

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Wow.. that hurt.

Beaten by a more accurate, tougher team with more desire. Well done Arg- love seeing the hooker on the bench with a minute to go just hold it together.

For the ABs the end on 2020 can not come quick enough.
by kiwigreg369
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6641

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Wow.. that hurt.

Beaten by a more accurate, tougher team with more desire. Well done Arg- love seeing the hooker on the bench with a minute to go just hold it together.

For the ABs the end on 2020 can not come quick enough.
by kiwigreg369
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3083

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

Thanks kiap on above - looks like reading and numbers were an issue for me. Increase in domestic value is interesting - there is more domestic material - Shute plus rugby ‘Origin’. Not sure of total games Super Aus plus TT vs Supe ( think it is 8+finals, plus 5 +finals vs 16 + finals) - so less. In ...
by kiwigreg369
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38581

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I’ll go out on a limb here and say because we can be a bunch of dicks sometimes.
by kiwigreg369
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3083

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

I went with Sony as had Kayo and chrome cast built in (plus all the normal subscriptions services preloaded).
by kiwigreg369
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38581

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

That’s very kind of you Towny.
I’m here to hear more, especially about RA and their PE deals...
by kiwigreg369
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3083

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

Not sure this is a negative or cautious piece. A couple of points: - i don't get the reduction of 40% to Wallaby budget if the tv budget went from $24m pa to $20m pa. Something else is being referenced here. If the Wallabies are taking a 40% then fcuk - that's bad. - i don't get the reference to the...
by kiwigreg369
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38581

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Apologies to interrupt you guys wanking each other off but i suspect the answer to your question grevious is that it's same bin as the Australia thoughts of including a Pacific and/or Fijian team.
by kiwigreg369
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat - he's in the SMH today I think - i recognised his profile shot. Will look out for what he has to say going forward.
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: James Lowe
Replies: 78
Views: 4614

Re: James Lowe

AC called it 3 yrs back. Good call.

I still miss him for the Chiefs - good luck to him.
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Yes, I’m demanding it, well spotted.

And if a policy set is a four word slogan you really are dumbing things down...

As for Queensland - being tough on borders has certainly worked.
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by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I’m not a member of the ALP and I’ll leave it up to them to articulate what they stand for. My opinion is that until they identify a policy set that they can position to the voting public and win votes with they remain unelectable. In terms of a policy to stop the immigrants it worked for AP in Quee...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I’m not sure who that is ... On min wage it’s then a political position - labour already pitches for more (but because they’re not good enough to get into power it’s decided by the liberals). On conditions a variety of government organisations - like it is already. You don't know who that is? Blood...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I’m not sure who that is ...

On min wage it’s then a political position - labour already pitches for more (but because they’re not good enough to get into power it’s decided by the liberals).

On conditions a variety of government organisations - like it is already.
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So you are against Unions who look after the lowest paid women in the workforce (The majority), or the CFMEU type - who are dying out. (Who would also be representing the Miners you support? :? ) Yep - covered by minimum wage and employment legislation. I appreciate sometimes it's just easier to ha...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

i think you read my posts with that bias. I am economically conservative - by socially 'progressive' (whatever that means). So fully support smaller government, less redistribution through tax and payouts (it's inefficient) - just reduce tax for those on less etc etc. But fully support maintaining c...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I can picture Sluggy and Greg in their tophat and tails standing up for the Farriers and hostelry staff when Cars first arrived :lol: How can you paint yourself capitalist and then want to artificially control the market forces.... :blush: You maintain this weird view of me - as discussed i've vote...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933117

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

AC - it's amazing given how many people they could appeal to that the ALP doesn't. It highlights just how shit they were at the last election. And given that list - which is a smorgasbord - they need to sort out what they really stand for (and obviously what would make them electable). And my area i...
by kiwigreg369
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38581

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Leaguies might whine in the comments sections about 'boring' yawnion, but deep down inside, Aussies just want to watch us winning things. That's why we need to maintain a domestic pre-cursor competition. There's no way Ch 9 are going to approve an old-style Soup format. They want domestic match-ups...