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by Maniototo Man
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Fat Old Git wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:37 pm
deadduck wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:03 am Will all 2 million of those pens just end up in the dump?
No, they will just disappear to where ever pens go. One of life's great mysteries.
You can be sure they will have plenty of odd socks and dead elephants for company.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury

Hawkes Bay 28 Otago 9 The Shield is coming home. :smug: Yep, an awesome 8 days! Congrats to your boys. Well deserved. They did a real rope a dope on Otago - and our boys were real dopes. The way they were playing today they couldn't even finish a beer. TBF, in the first half neither team looked lik...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury

UncleFB wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:35 am
BBB wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:28 am Hawkes Bay 28 Otago 9

The Shield is coming home. :smug:
Yep, an awesome 8 days!
Congrats to your boys. Well deserved. They did a real rope a dope on Otago - and our boys were real dopes. The way they were playing today they couldn't even finish a beer.
by Maniototo Man
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaren
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaran

Recently watched an excellent Sky documentary on the history of McLaran racing team. I did not know it was established by a Kiwi back in the 60’s. Bruce McLaren the Kiwi in question. He moved to England and brought a dewy eyed crew of Kiwi mechanics with him. Apparently he wanted Kiwi mechanics bec...
by Maniototo Man
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Highlanders v Hurricanes - Sat 15 August - 3.05pm
Replies: 43
Views: 824

Re: SRA - Highlanders v Hurricanes - Sat 15 August - 3.05pm

I had planned to do this a couple of days ago but was delayed by the glitch in the matrix.

Better late than never. :)

(And my thanks to someone from somewhere else whose handiwork helped speed up the process for me. You'll figure out who you are. ;) )
by Maniototo Man
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Highlanders v Hurricanes - Sat 15 August - 3.05pm
Replies: 43
Views: 824

SRA - Highlanders v Hurricanes - Sat 15 August - 3.05pm

WHEN: Sat 15th Aug KICK OFF: Local - 3.05pm WHERE: Dunedin, NZ VENUE: Forsyth-Barr Stadium, Dunedin TEAMS: https://allblackshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ED7955_APP_virtual_front_transparent-1.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EfRce19UEAIwBMU?format=jpg&name=900x900 https://allblackshop.com/wp-c...
by Maniototo Man
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Strong rumours flying about re new cases in the tron and Christchurch. If so (and the source is said to be reliable but this is about 4th hand), then surely this is level 4. Mate. “4th hand” doesn’t make for a “strong” rumour.... Yeah, I got that. Source is DHB and would know though. I am not spray...
by Maniototo Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just found out that Mrs MM's elderly uncle is in one of the care homes that have been locked down in Christchurch. :? Knowing him he will be taking it in his stride with a cheerful attitude. He's had all sorts of medical problems over the past 20 or so years and we never thought he would make 80 - ...
by Maniototo Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

If you haven't figured out that the knowledge and science is constantly changing, then you're not worthy of commenting intelligently. Instead, you're just another one of the facebook morons spouting off with no understanding about what they are saying. To be clear, the weight of evidence is now sta...
by Maniototo Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just found out that Mrs MM's elderly uncle is in one of the care homes that have been locked down in Christchurch. :? Knowing him he will be taking it in his stride with a cheerful attitude. He's had all sorts of medical problems over the past 20 or so years and we never thought he would make 80 - h...
by Maniototo Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So a week or so ago we get Ashley saying it’s a question of when not if, then we get told to stock up on masks, followed very shortly by this...hmmm Yes the Director General and the NZ Government are clearly either beholden to Big Mask or deliberately letting the virus spread for political reasons....
by Maniototo Man
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

booji boy wrote:
JB1981 wrote:I didn’t get the alert. It must have only been sent to NZ’s best and brightest.
I think you're correct. My wife and I both received it.
It might also explain this.
Dark wrote:
My wife got it and I didn't.
by Maniototo Man
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Only in Wales?
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: Only in Wales?

Hopefully the knife was only as sharp as him.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Another refs error in favour of the Sadists. twas ever thus. Like a foreign fan watching the ABs you only ever notice the mistakes that favour the Crusaders it would seem. :P It was a shocker and directly lead to the passsage of play where they shut the game out. Yep, I concur. Terrible non-call. O...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Nice try but all off the back of a missed foot in touch. Highlanders not getting the rub of the green.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Couch wrote:Parete is killing the Landers
Neither of the passes were that hard.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Sio. What a way to ruin a good game.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Lovely try. Right as the final 20 minutes begin.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Highlanders now have two small locks with Coltman throwing to them. :?
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Thwaites is a tall unit for a prop. I thought he was one of the reserve locks for a moment.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Kiwias wrote:
Maniototo Man wrote:Justice. There were two forward passes.
We have a tough crowd in today
:D
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Justice. There were two forward passes.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

JPNZ wrote:The crusaders “treating it like a final” penalty makes it 13-17 at halftime.
Crusaders: so good at scoring just before the break. Highlanders: so good at coughing up points.

One of the stark differences between the sides.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Fat Old Git wrote:
my friend's link did the same!
Maybe we have the same friend! :D
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Bugger. Rugby Pass is delaying all its stuff by about 30 minutes. Don't want spoilers. Catch you guys after the game. yeah, I wondered why it was showing a documentary. :( anyone have a different working link? Asking for a friend. This is the best my friend can do. My friend is considering just wai...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Bugger. Rugby Pass is delaying all its stuff by about 30 minutes. Don't want spoilers. Catch you guys after the game. yeah, I wondered why it was showing a documentary. :( anyone have a different working link? Asking for a friend. This is the best my friend can do. My friend is considering just wai...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Bugger. Rugby Pass is delaying all its stuff by about 30 minutes.

Don't want spoilers. Catch you guys after the game.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Fat Old Git wrote:Nice, I've just rushed inside to watch this only to discover I'm 30 minutes early. Was thinking 3.05pm for some reason.
What's the drop du jour FOG?
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Speaking of following the expert advice this is going to become a bigger thing. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-death-toll-lockdown-uk-covid-19-update-a9660836.html Approximately 16,000 people may have died as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown, new government f...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Speaking of following the expert advice this is going to become a bigger thing. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-death-toll-lockdown-uk-covid-19-update-a9660836.html Approximately 16,000 people may have died as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown, new government f...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Shane Jones polling at 15% in Northland. Pork barrel politics evidently is no sure thing. RIP NZ First. Yep, NZF look like they are history burgers. It makes me wonder what they will try to do before now and the election to entice a popularity spike. Maybe upgrade the pensioner Gold Card to platinum?
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33293
Views: 1212725

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Kiwias wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:Image
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Here's another one.
Spoiler: show
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He can barely drink water let alone walk on it.
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

I think Mauger will need to get the Highlanders to show something over these last two games, or his position will be a little unstable as he's off-contract at the end of this year. Abysmal performances pre-covid, and two last minute wins over the Chiefs since, are all that is taking the heat off hi...
by Maniototo Man
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Looking forward to the backrow battle, which is an area which the Highlanders should have a signficant advantage. Shannon Frizell, Marino Mikaele-Tu'u and Dillon Hunt have been close to the form backrow in the comp. Whilst even with Whetukamokamo Douglas back, the Crusaders backrowers are journeyme...
by Maniototo Man
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 973

Re: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?

Vilimoni Koroi would be a more than useful utility. Can play 10, 15 or on the wing.
by Maniototo Man
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Before we crucify Mauger, is Walden fit? Helped Southern to a win over Green Island in Dunedin club rugby last weekend. This from Monday's ODT: Southern 25 Green Island 16 Southern had to work hard against a determined Green Island side before securing a 25-16 win at Bathgate Park. The visiting tea...
by Maniototo Man
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4576

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

No suggestion of injury to either Walden or Thompson in the team announcement. Unavailable due to injury: Nathan Vella (concussion) Season ending injuries: Sione Misiloi (foot), Thomas Umaga-Jensen (shoulder), James Lentjes (ankle), Conor Garden-Bachop (back), Sam Gilbert (knee), Josh Dickson (leg),...