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by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Who is this f-cking commentator seriously? You can't hit people in the face with your elbow or forearm and it makes absolutely no difference at all whether it's "intentional" or not. Hitting people in the head is against the laws, period. Whether it was "accidental" or not is irrelevant. FFS happen...
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

I'm so disappointed in Beauden's hair.

What is it about Auckland hairdressers?
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

fudge those Wallabies can't tackle
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

That was a very quick 10 minutes for Jordie?
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Two cop-outs. That Barrett call was more of a red than the Aussie one. I think they got them both right. Two yellows seems fair and proportional for each offence. Either of them could have been red if the referee was in a bad mood. Those posters saying the Barret incident was not a card are in laa-...
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

That was a try for 30 years of my rugby watching.
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

It's not even a penalty
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:02 am wtf are the commentators talking about???

You can't elbow someone in the face, whether it's "intentional" or not. That is just dumb commentary.
He didn't.
by Sonny Blount
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 355
Views: 2957

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Caleb Clarke is being well over-hyped in the pre game
by Sonny Blount
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2809

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

I would have to amend mine to Reiko Ioane.

Throwing away a victory in a Bledisloe Cup match will be forever up there with Richard Loe's elbow as the most heinous act in an AB match.
by Sonny Blount
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 145
Views: 2639

Re: Player of the decade

I'm not sure how Sexton made the final 3. How did McCaw? He’s not close to the best All Black of the decade, though he might give ‘best NZ openside’ a shake. And I say he’s the best player of all time. McCaw played 59 tests as captain in the 2010-19 decade -more than any other player has captained ...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2809

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Tie between John Mitchell and Mark Hammett.
by Sonny Blount
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 145
Views: 2639

Re: Player of the decade

I'm not sure how Sexton made the final 3. How did McCaw? He’s not close to the best All Black of the decade, though he might give ‘best NZ openside’ a shake. And I say he’s the best player of all time. McCaw played 59 tests as captain in the 2010-19 decade -more than any other player has captained ...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter
Replies: 44
Views: 1094

Re: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter

DC was the best tackler of the lot. Most consistent, most dominant physically. He often led the defence for the ABs in a period when the 10/12 channel was the main path for the offense. Statistically he achieved some outrageous things. Such as going 2 years without having a try scored against them i...
by Sonny Blount
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter
Replies: 44
Views: 1094

Re: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter

mabunch78 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:10 am Wilkinson for an arm wrestle. Carter for a tight game but with front-foot ball. Russell MAYBE if the game is a loose free-for-all, otherwise Carter...
Carter for the arm wrestle. DC is a better defender and carrier in traffic than Jonny.
by Sonny Blount
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4604

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

I'm very happy with Du'Plessis Kirifi making the All Blacks, I think he has the right style of game for them.

Any pissed off Lachlan Boshier fans?
by Sonny Blount
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 104
Views: 1901

Re: Your favourite player.

Christian Cullen
by Sonny Blount
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4604

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

That was a bad bomb of a move by Mo'unga
by Sonny Blount
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1950
Views: 97096

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

I don't think there is anyone who doesn't know the effects of colonialization or thinks it is something that should be done again. There are more real and egregious examples of bigotry impacting individual peoples lives. Agreed, I would be amazed if there were many people who did not know about sla...
by Sonny Blount
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1950
Views: 97096

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/15/the-uk-government-is-trying-to-draw-museums-into-a-fake-culture-war This is very self serving article from the Guardian Basically saying that whatever the left/progressives do is Ok, but if the right/conservatives do it they are taking part in a...
by Sonny Blount
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 73
Views: 1416

Re: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions

Interesting that 1 week after a draw, that panel can't see the ABs winning by less than 2 scores. I mean, I don't think the Wallabies will win, but that is why you get accusations of arrogance. It's interesting that after 17 years of losing, and one draw in a first up game, the Wallabies think they...
by Sonny Blount
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Jee...sus. https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54532189 The election day is 3 weeks away. Poll stations are not going to as well staffed and widely open now as they should be on election day. If there is a queue then you can come on a different day or to a different poll station, based on how...
by Sonny Blount
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 73
Views: 1416

Re: ABs for the next Bled

It's too late to be creating a new culture built around a core philosophy with selections to match. Still have to play Jordie, Rieko and Richie even though they will always make mistakes. Foster just has to try to stumble blindly along the path he has chosen. Anyone not starting ALB in the majority...
by Sonny Blount
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223593

Re: NZ Politics Thread

JA had Hoskings eating out of her hand this morning by all accounts. Crucial to turn up in studio for an interview like that rather than phoning it in on a bad line, and being late, like Collins did last week. Collins was in Auckland but couldn't be bothered going to the ZB studio. You'd have you t...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If Trump loses the election it's pretty clear fox will turn on him as well as the GOP. People who worked for his administration will be lining up to put the knife in. There is bound to be a film about the 26 different women who accused him of assaulting them. No doubt there will be scenes where he ...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Another Patriot Rally goer shot and killed today. Apparently by a TV crew security guard. Only problem is, apparently, the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licences doesn't seem to have him down as a registered security guard. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/11/man-shot-dead-in-denver-during...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

TheFrog wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:47 pm
BokJock wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:45 pm All this violence and chaos happening in Biden's America at the moment
Indeed. What is President Biden doing? What America has he shaped after 4 years in power?
8 years
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2592

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

Are you guys trolling? :lol: I don't care how big his single leg muscle is (?!) at the end of the day if you have a shit car you aren't going to win jackshit. Therefore the car does the work. McCaw has always been overrated. Guy played for the most dominant rugby team in history. Passenger, mate. M...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Another Patriot Rally goer shot and killed today. Apparently by a TV crew security guard. Only problem is, apparently, the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licences doesn't seem to have him down as a registered security guard. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/11/man-shot-dead-in-denver-during...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

ZuluBoy wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:10 am
Sonny Blount wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:45 am fudge Reiko Ioane. Put the ball down properly you arrogant thicko.
So no moving
Many happy more ARROGANT THICOs calling then
I don’t understand what you are saying sorry.
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Isn't Will Jordon a bit of a flake defensively? He is a fullback, so I would hope not. Sevu Reece, and last weekend, Rieko Ioane both have gaps in their all round games. And in the modern era there is a tendency to give a new player some time to come down after their debut, so Caleb Clarke I think ...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

My preferred team for next week: 1. Joe Moody 2. Dane Coles 3. Ofa Tu'ungafasi 4. Patrick Tuipolotu 5. Sam Whitelock 6. Shannon Frizell 7. Sam Cane 8. Ardie Savea 9. Aaron Smith 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. George Bridge 12. Jack Goodhue 13. Anton Lienert-Brown 14. Will Jordan 15. Jordie Barrett 16. Codie...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114120
Views: 5055285

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Another Patriot Rally goer shot and killed today. Apparently by a TV crew security guard. Only problem is, apparently, the Denver Dept. of Excise and Licences doesn't seem to have him down as a registered security guard. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/11/man-shot-dead-in-denver-during...
by Sonny Blount
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2592

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

Are you guys trolling? :lol: I don't care how big his single leg muscle is (?!) at the end of the day if you have a shit car you aren't going to win jackshit. Therefore the car does the work. McCaw has always been overrated. Guy played for the most dominant rugby team in history. Passenger, mate. M...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Thoroughly enjoyed it (got disturbed half way through so had to watch the second half on delay). Whenever I see teams give it the All Blacks in the first 20, my initial thought is that they won't be able to do this for the full 80...but the Wallabies did it. Was very impressed with their newcomers,...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Won’t blame the ref. He was poor but it went both ways. And we shouldn’t have let him have a chance to decide anyway. It was some poor kicking decisions, terrible set piece that cost us. Spot on. Ref was poor in parts, thought the game was a little too quick for him. Maybe out of his depth? Having ...
by Sonny Blount
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Like So'oialo in 2006 at Rustenburg, this game is going to stick with Reiko Ioane for a long time. Blew a defensive read for a try and threw the ball away over the line.
by Sonny Blount
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6692

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Jerome Manning wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:32 am I'm a better 10 than Mo'unga.
Its tough for a 10 to see much good ball when DMac is playing.