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by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5884

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Thank god the ABs got the selection right last week and did the business. Tonight’s experiment, whilst valuable from a fact finding perspective, was a bust.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5884

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

A valuable bonus point for the ABs ... they really didn’t deserve anything from this match though.

Congrats Wallabies. Rennie safe for another week.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5884

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Congrats Wallabies. A truely shit performance from this AB team against a very average Wallabies outfit. Some players in Black have permanently played themselves out of the first XV line up in the future
by vh5150
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4698

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

ABs got 15 minute roll on otherwise it was a even match but that’s Test match footie. I’ve seen enough of this Wallabies to say an away win for the ABs will not come easy. Esp impressed with the new blood in the ABs and bodes well for. Squad with depth in the next era ahead. Today our defence really...
by vh5150
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6950

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

Despite the Ioane cock up the ABs has their chances to win that game. Would be unfair to point the finger at Reiko and not at McKenzire also for gifting the Wobs their 2nd try. A good blowout for both teams ... the ABs will be really fires up in Auckland now ... can this Wobs outfit back up after fa...
by vh5150
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!

EVH took a call from Quincey Jones who said Jacko loves all the fast twiddly diddly stuff he does on guitar ... could he pop into the studio and do a solo on a song he’d been working on. "OK, 'ABC, 1, 2, 3' and me? How's that going to work?" responded EVH. Half way through recording EVH tells Jones ...
by vh5150
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 27
Views: 720

Re: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!

Gutted.
Whether you liked Van Halens music or not EVH was unquestionably one of the most important musicians in rock.
by vh5150
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 10104

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Good old SANZAAR politics. Cindy was right 😎
ABs need to lock the Bled away in NZ tests, secure the Championship before the 11th Dec and then bail or field a team of atheists who are happy to miss Xmas.
by vh5150
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Arrogant Wallabies Coach "We're above the law".
Replies: 49
Views: 1722

Re: Arrogant Wallabies Coach "We're above the law".

This fella Rennie looks he’ll be another Aussie whinger. Suck it up Rennie. There are bigger issues at play here. Everyone is having to make adjustments and changes ... we are in a Pandemic after all. NZ quarantine rules are in place for a reason. Is Rennie a virologist or health expert? Does he kno...
by vh5150
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 10104

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Expect the All Blacks to lock up the Bledisloe at home and then send a squad of fringe players to Australia with maximum team rotationfor the Championship. It is of little significance and 10 weeks away is a massive commitment.
by vh5150
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33506
Views: 1256456

Re: NZ Politics Thread

An impressive display from The PM and AB this afternoon.
People do need a bit of perspective. I’m encouraged with the firm, fact driven responses.
by vh5150
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33506
Views: 1256456

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The USA testing and data quality is very good. But their closed case death rate is 6% ... which is worse than the global average of 5%. The UK is much worse. They have had 319,000 cases and 41,300 deaths. They have not been keeping track of their recovered cases which is appalling. So assuming on av...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1790

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

No choke from the ABs. They were beaten up all across the field esp in the front 8. England were utterly superb.
by vh5150
Thu May 14, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33506
Views: 1256456

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

sonic_attack wrote:Or just one single anteater looking mammal, or whatever it was. Tis kinda funny how the whole gig can unwind and fall apart on account of a chance encounter from a couple of animals.

I respect the simplicity and irony of it.
... or so the “coincidence theorists” would have us believe.
by vh5150
Tue May 12, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Lions Tries
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Best Lions Tries

Was in the stands at Eden Park, 1st test, when O’Brien finished off a length of the field try in the 35 th minute. Think the move was started by Williams at fullback in their own 22. Everyone in the ground that night stood to applause. It was a glorious try. The Lions were well beaten that night but...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5499

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

There was 3.5 years between Pearl Harbour and VE day, not exactly a game over moment. Hitler’s big mistake was declaring war on the US. An arrogant move with little to be gained from a German POV given that they already had Western Europe in lockdown and were focused on fighting the Soviets in the E...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If you look at death bs resolved cases .. those that lead to recovery or death, it starts to make more sense vs various countries strategies eg early lockdown of borders, total lockdown domestically etc vs doing fark all. To date the world mortality rate vs resolved cases is 16%. It was at 21% for t...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5499

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

NZ should be eternally grateful to the Yanks. They built the AucKland Harbour Bridge. The Japs made it bigger years later. The States assisted with a lot of the roads and infrastructure and stopped us speaking Japanese for at least 40 years. And then we turn around and don’t let them bring their nuc...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5499

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

Japan attacked the USA. USA entered the war and it was over relatively quickly after that. Game over. There was 3.5 years between Pearl Harbour and VE day, not exactly a game over moment. Hitler’s big mistake was declaring war on the US. An arrogant move with little to be gained from a German POV g...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So you have insufficient expertise or knowledge but you feel equipped to make a judgement, that is some hubris. Not ready to make “judgement” but willing to be open to the possibilities and see the leaders debate these sensibly. The better we understand the “origins” the better the chance of develo...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 120
Views: 5499

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

Japan attacked the USA. USA entered the war and it was over relatively quickly after that. Game over.
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

and what expertise do you bring that allows you to critique Nature's experts ? ... none. But I like to read and hear other experts views. I quite the fan of up/down analysis vs left/right. Well researched and measured views deserve attention in these strange times. And what expertise do you have to...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So you just spread conspiracy theories. Are you an anti-vaxer too ? Not sure how this is a conspiracy theory. I’m not associating the origins of Covid -19 with whether it was a biological weapon deliberately released. Just that there is growing evidence of Covid -19 possibly being a standard gain o...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So you just spread conspiracy theories. Are you an anti-vaxer too ? Not sure how this is a conspiracy theory. I’m not associating the origins of Covid -19 with whether it was a biological weapon deliberately released. Just that there is growing evidence of Covid -19 possibly being a standard gain o...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So you just spread conspiracy theories. Are you an anti-vaxer too ? Not sure how this is a conspiracy theory. I’m not associating the origins of Covid -19 with whether it was a biological weapon deliberately released. Just that there is growing evidence of Covid -19 possibly being a standard gain o...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Ahh yes the Nature article that has raised eyebrows and been systematically shredded apart as not being particularly scientific in addressing “unknowns”. The authors, some of whom are world leading virologists experts, briefly note the importance of the furin site, even displaying a table of SARS C...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Ahh yes the Nature article that has raised eyebrows and been systematically shredded apart as not being particularly scientific in addressing “unknowns”. The authors, some of whom are world leading virologists experts, briefly note the importance of the furin site, even displaying a table of SARS C...
by vh5150
Sat May 09, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The world press need to ask one question, repeatedly, until answered with confidence and fact by virologists. “How did the polybasic furin cleavage site PRRA get into Covid-19” US and China virologists are ducking for cover.....toes to US investment in the Wuhan lab means there are a lot of dirty h...
by vh5150
Sat May 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The world press need to ask one question, repeatedly, until answered with confidence and fact by virologists. “How did the polybasic furin cleavage site PRRA get into Covid-19” US and China virologists are ducking for cover.....toes to US investment in the Wuhan lab means there are a lot of dirty h...
by vh5150
Sat May 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27627
Views: 704569

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The world press need to ask one question, repeatedly, until answered with confidence and fact by virologists. “How did the polybasic furin cleavage site PRRA get into Covid-19” US and China virologists are ducking for cover.....toes to US investment in the Wuhan lab means there are a lot of dirty ha...
by vh5150
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bob Willis goooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2346

Re: Bob Willis goooone

A very fine fast bowler. Grew up watching him giving the Kiwi openers,Edgar and Wright, the hurry up a few times. Had a real feud with Glenn Turner who nicknamed Willis “The Goose” Not fond of one another. Was a great mate of Kiwi skipper Geoff Howarth at the time they were leading their respective ...
by vh5150
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bob Willis goooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2346

Re: Bob Willis goooone

A very fine fast bowler. Grew up watching him giving the Kiwi openers,Edgar and Wright, the hurry up a few times. Had a real feud with Glenn Turner who nicknamed Willis “The Goose” Not fond of one another. Was a great mate of Kiwi skipper Geoff Howarth at the time they were leading their respective ...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Hooray! Boks first ever WC final try !!!... last pass looked dicey but it’s in the books!
by vh5150
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Bok defence is superb
by vh5150
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Wow. Boks getting brutal now. England in trouble.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Boks well worth their lead. Eng with missed opportunities. Who has the most gas in the tank?
by vh5150
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Intense match, England should have done better there.
by vh5150
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

As a Kiwi neutral I hope the final finishes a draw at full time and a draw after extra time ... and then a team is AWARDED the World Cup based on #line outs won and/or greatest number of line-breaks 🙃 .... or preferably for the most expletives spoken in a non- English tongue 🙃