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by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

MrDominator wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:49 pm Basketball Aotearoa :thumbup:
Stephen Jones called and he wants his 1999 headline back.
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Blues SR win legit?
Replies: 34
Views: 847

Re: Is the Blues SR win legit?

The way I see it is similar to boxing with their WBA, IBF, WBC and whatever the other one is called. Crusaders hold the SRA Blues hold the TTSR Next year will be a chance for a team to unite the belts! Nice analogy. :thumbup: There will be mandatories against a journeyman like the Hurricanes first....
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Blues SR win legit?
Replies: 34
Views: 847

Re: Is the Blues SR win legit?

Fat Old Git wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:16 am Just relax and enjoy the fact that we got to enjoy some excellent rugby despite the terrible pandemic.
:thumbup: Agreed.
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Blues SR win legit?
Replies: 34
Views: 847

Re: Is the Blues SR win legit?

Auckman wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:18 am The way I see it is similar to boxing with their WBA, IBF, WBC and whatever the other one is called.

Crusaders hold the SRA
Blues hold the TTSR

Next year will be a chance for a team to unite the belts!
Nice analogy. :thumbup:
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Well Winston me old chum you've only got yourself to blame for installing this Govt of economically illiterate clowns along with giving the Greens a massive platform. You annointed St Jacinda and now the chickens are coming home to roost. Nah - National left him no choice when they tried to derail ...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Ted. wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:56 am In the best grandiose American nomenclature, call it the World Cup, or the World Championship, or variations on the theme.
The World Series of Rugby. :lol:
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Second thoughts it will be harder to boast abut the Crusaders 12 titles if the name of the comp changes. So keep it as Super Rugby.. So if the Crusaders now have 12 titles the Blues must have 4 making them the second most successful Super Rugby franchise of all time. Followed by: The Bulls 3 The Br...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Well Winston me old chum you've only got yourself to blame for installing this Govt of economically illiterate clowns along with giving the Greens a massive platform.

You annointed St Jacinda and now the chickens are coming home to roost.
by booji boy
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Blues SR win legit?
Replies: 34
Views: 847

Re: Is the Blues SR win legit?

It is what it is. The last 'legit' Super Rugby title was won by the Crusaders in 2019 pre covid. These limited tournaments are all we have in the current environment so might as well just enjoy some of the excellent rugby they have served up.
by booji boy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

influenced by so many irrelevant things like the weather on the day, the ground conditions, the referees and the draw. So sport then. Sort of? Those things don’t usually determine the result but they often determine the margin. Grinding out low scoring wins and “winning ugly” should be a valid stra...
by booji boy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Enzedder wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:53 am Blues by 8 is my prediction
And spot on you were!
by booji boy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Watch out for tornadoes Booji. Place is going to pack The storm had well and truly passed through by the time we arrived in Auckland but we drove through Wiri and saw the containers that had been blown over by the tornado. Pretty harrowing stuff but we were really lucky and we had decent conditions...
by booji boy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

[quote="Enzedder Come on Enz, Booji ain't that bad! :roll: Anyone who chooses to live in Taupo is alright by me :D Driving to Auckland today for the rugby though looking at the weather I'm wondering why I'm bothering. The Blues had better bloody win. The Highlanders really took us to the cleaners l...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Iirc, some people were complaining that the PM hadn't had the vaccine earlier to set a positive example. Now many of them are complaining that she's jumped the queue. Only 1 dork is, to be fair. Come on Enz, Booji ain't that bad! :roll: Anyone who chooses to live in Taupo is alright by me :D Drivin...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

I guess that is an option when it's not a sell out. Anyone heard anything about the size of the crowd? Predominately overweight. :lol: Didn't get the larfs it deserved :) An insensitive attempt to fat shame Auckland rugby fans is considered humour is it? I really thought we'd moved on from this sor...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Never really been in the rain at Eden Park. A bit of drizzle here and there but nothing major, The NPC Final in 2018 was rainy though. Half the crowd shifted to the undercover seats, including us. I guess that is an option when it's not a sell out. Anyone heard anything about the size of the crowd?...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Iirc, some people were complaining that the PM hadn't had the vaccine earlier to set a positive example. Now many of them are complaining that she's jumped the queue. Yes wonderful Jacinda was explaining exactly this through her face mask on the news tonight stating that she is "Trying to strike th...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Iirc, some people were complaining that the PM hadn't had the vaccine earlier to set a positive example. Now many of them are complaining that she's jumped the queue. Yes wonderful Jacinda was explaining exactly this through her face mask on the news tonight stating that she is "Trying to strike th...
by booji boy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Never really been in the rain at Eden Park. A bit of drizzle here and there but nothing major, The NPC Final in 2018 was rainy though. Half the crowd shifted to the undercover seats, including us. I guess that is an option when it's not a sell out. Anyone heard anything about the size of the crowd?
by booji boy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I vaguely remember his death. I recall mum and dad, uncles and aunties talking about it lamenting the sad loss. I certainly remember his replacement Wallace Rowling. The 1975 election is the first one I was cognisant of.
by booji boy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Yes unfortunately. I'm going to the game. Not sure if our seats are covered or not. Oh well won't be the first time I'm a drowned rat watching rugby at Eden Park. I have memories of standing in the terraces for an Auckland V Canterbury NPC match in the late 2000's, I didn't take a proper jacket as ...
by booji boy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

No mention on the fact this match is forecast to be very wet, showers & rain expected non stop all day Saturday in Auckland. Yes unfortunately. I'm going to the game. Not sure if our seats are covered or not. Oh well won't be the first time I'm a drowned rat watching rugby at Eden Park. Not sure it...
by booji boy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7210

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

What a cracking match up!!! Blues brawn up front and talent versus the Clans' cohesiveness and gritty determination... my 2 favourite kiwi teams. The Blues shave it for me being an old Auckland fan, but a Highlanders win will also see a smile on my handsome face. Hope Aaron Smith plays a blinder, m...
by booji boy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1198
Views: 37582

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Matt Todd appears to have gotten greater the longer he hasn't been here. He'll be above Richie as the second best 7 ever soon and pushing MJ for his crown. ;) (We need a fishing emoji). He's outperformed both those two this year, and Christie is the epitome of one trick pony (at this early stage of...
by booji boy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's the one thing that amazes you about our boredies?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: What's the one thing that amazes you about our boredies?

For me its the amount of cross subject experts we have. Never have I seen so much absolutism in opinion, with such a limited actual knowledge. As a runner up, its the industry of the Irish. I once thought that but time has shown lots of these experts know sweet sod all. Another area of expertise to...
by booji boy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1198
Views: 37582

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Harmon's pretty much as good as Matt Todd ever was now. Sometimes it's ok to have an honest journeyman like Matt Todd in the squad. Matt Todd was one of the best loose forwards in the world at the peak of his career. Matt Todd appears to have gotten greater the longer he hasn't been here. He'll be ...
by booji boy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1198
Views: 37582

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Harmon's pretty much as good as Matt Todd ever was now. Sometimes it's ok to have an honest journeyman like Matt Todd in the squad. Matt Todd was one of the best loose forwards in the world at the peak of his career. Matt Todd appears to have gotten greater the longer he hasn't been here. He'll be ...
by booji boy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: School climate strikers admit being racist white supremicists
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: School climate strikers admit being racist white supremicists

Here I was clicking on this thread to see what the real story is versus the usual exaggerated, misleading thread title. Turns out the thread title is spot on. :lol: :roll:
by booji boy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

In some good news for one of the environmental concerns about EVS, there seems to have been some good progress made in extracting Lithium form some bore water sources, such as geothermal. Which might means it can be done in future without the current environmentally damaging mining techniques. Ther...
by booji boy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fainga'anuku - May he NEVER play for the Crusaders again
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: Fainga'anuku - May he NEVER play for the Crusaders again

Enzedder wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:34 pm
Mr Mike is the searcher for English player Cricket Tweets and I claim my 5 free anonymous posts
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by booji boy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fainga'anuku - May he NEVER play for the Crusaders again
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: Fainga'anuku - May he NEVER play for the Crusaders again

I'll admit I didn't see this weekend's game but didn't he play at centre (13) outside Havili in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final? I thought he played a blinder that night.
by booji boy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The best advice around fuel use is for the entire world to stop using fossil fuels as soon as possible. Like, tomorrow. I know a lot of people are sceptical about climate change or the need for them to do anything about it because their neck of the woods is just fine thanks… Imagine though, how a 1...
by booji boy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

What about long haul air travel? Is there ever going to be an electric plane that can replace fossil fuel powered jets in terms of speed and range?
by booji boy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So a new Hyundai Kona electric starts at 73,000, it's petrol equivalent starts at 35,000, less than half the electric Unless the difference between those prices can be cut dramatically then this new policy is a busted flush and will have a very negative impact on working class Kiwis Tbf though, you...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/300327451/the-worst-decision-by-a-new-zealand-politician-ever Interesting article on Stuff today. I don't mind admitting that I don't fully understand the financial implications of the decision, in particular how we (as a country) would be financially better o...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So a new Hyundai Kona electric starts at 73,000, it's petrol equivalent starts at 35,000, less than half the electric Unless the difference between those prices can be cut dramatically then this new policy is a busted flush and will have a very negative impact on working class Kiwis This is the cru...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: They are us - Chch mosque massacre film
Replies: 40
Views: 1932

Re: They are us - Chch mosque massacre film

The intentions behind the film seem right, promoting the Ardern response as the way forward for unity, etc. But it is all a bit too soon and it may never feel totally the right thing to do. She showed greater compassion than most leaders would have, but listening to Muslim Kiwis nothing substantial...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

That doesn’t seem right , booji , cause our neighbours ( serious Greenies ) did very similar and it cost them around the 5k . I posted the link to the story above. $5k seems reasonable. In the story above it was a 2013 Nissan Leaf but the guy only bought it in 2017. A friend of mine who is also a r...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I was just reading a story about a guy who owns a 2013 Nissan Leaf. The battery is deteriorating and when he bought it he was told the cost of a new battery would be about $5,000. Instead he is now being quoted $15,000. So when you're doing the maths Guy are you factoring in battery life and replac...
by booji boy
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582251

Re: NZ Politics Thread

No… What’s the running and maintenance costs on a petrol powered car, if we’re going to look at that issue? Or is this just an exercise in finding the negatives with EVs? :lol: Don't get all defensive on us now precious. I was literally reading that article just before I logged into PR. As long as ...