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by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

towny wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:04 pm Let’s see who Rennie decides to bring back. My bet it’s Kerevi and Latu.
I'm going to say two locks. Arnold and someone.
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Aussie supporters - standard international approach seems to be ‘dual pivots’. Kurtley filled this roll as 2nd option for a time (and occassionally played 10). This squad you have JOC and MT - what is the next most likely option? Is there a 10-15 option or is it all about 10-12? Reece Hodge 13/14/1...
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

I dunno ... as I've said before it's hard to put the blame for that on one player, especially the hooker, especially when you're packing against Thor.
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

1. AAA 2. Uelese 3. Thor 4. LSL 5. Phillip 6. Valetini 7. Wright (c) 8. Samu 9. Tate 10. JOC 11. Koroibette 12. Toomua 13. Petaia 14. Wright (I would prefer Muirhead) 15. DHP 16. Fainga’a (played really well tonight) 17. Pone 18. Sio 19. Simmons 20. Hooper 21. Maddocks 22. Lolesio 23. White Interes...
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Talking about converting backrowers to tight forwards, how about one in the opposite direction? I give you our Billy Vunipola: Pone Fa'amausili. He is big enough and fast enough. Fa'amausili was an eight who got converted to prop. Could he be converted back again? Probably I guess, but we actually ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

It's hard to quantify but it's highly unlikely the figure would have been hundreds of thousands in the UK without it. The models suggest it would have and if you compare the difference between Sweden and their neighbours and apply it to the UK that to a lockdown UK and one with no lockdown you get ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new James Bond is......
Replies: 56
Views: 1277

Re: The new James Bond is......

Too old Bit like Idris Elba Too old? He's only 43. Thats a fine age for Bond. Perhaps even on the younger side. Bond as a character is still fine well into his 50s and perhaps older. How old were Moore and Connery? He is not too old, he's too short (so was Craig). He was too short to be Bane too bu...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

It's hard to quantify but it's highly unlikely the figure would have been hundreds of thousands in the UK without it. The models suggest it would have and if you compare the difference between Sweden and their neighbours and apply it to the UK that to a lockdown UK and one with no lockdown you get ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Top stuff Mog. :thumbup: :) In all seriousness it should have been his position, same a Pocock. Australian rugby's obsession with short ass fetchers was born of George Smith who arguably should have played hooker too but gets a pass since he was the first of the mould. Im less convinced of Olo's su...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Top stuff Mog. :thumbup: :) In all seriousness it should have been his position, same a Pocock. Australian rugby's obsession with short ass fetchers was born of George Smith who arguably should have played hooker too but gets a pass since he was the first of the mould. Im less convinced of Olo's su...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Instead of pissing about with your favourite regional pick for hooker, I demand that you debate my (fairly) novel idea that Hooper would be a totally awesome hooker. ... :lol: He would have been if he played there for the past fifteen years. He's certainly got the bullneck for it. Rule clarificatio...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Don’t tell me about facts. You don’t have a clue - seems your opinions come from throwaway lines from Kearns and Kafer. Fainga’a played test rugby and didn’t impress. He hasn’t improved in 2020 so why is he now a star? The blokes that have impressed at test level are available, so the why the fark ...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

shanky wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:34 pm Instead of pissing about with your favourite regional pick for hooker, I demand that you debate my (fairly) novel idea that Hooper would be a totally awesome hooker.

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:lol: He would have been if he played there for the past fifteen years. He's certainly got the bullneck for it.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Once again...... do you think it’s Orr or Uelese? Because when Uelese isn’t playing, Orr looks like he’s wearing roller skates. Scrums are also a hooker’s core duty. You saying Uelese can’t throw is nonsense to support your case. I believe it's BPA who has the best reputation as a scrummaging hooke...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Why do you think the Rebels scrum pushed around the Brumbies? Cameron Orr dominated AAA? Uelese and Latu love the scrums. And I don’t recall the Rebels losing a line out on the weekend. Well ... maybe. He's been the only prop to stop Tupou in his tracks this year. At least for one half. Tupou's mas...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Olo wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:44 pm How do we know he is out? Could not find any info.
We don't I was just speculating. He went off with what looked like a fairly serious injury.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Why do you think the Rebels scrum pushed around the Brumbies? Cameron Orr dominated AAA? Uelese and Latu love the scrums. And I don’t recall the Rebels losing a line out on the weekend. Well ... maybe. He's been the only prop to stop Tupou in his tracks this year. At least for one half. Tupou's mas...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Why do you think the Rebels scrum pushed around the Brumbies? Cameron Orr dominated AAA? Uelese and Latu love the scrums. And I don’t recall the Rebels losing a line out on the weekend. Well ... maybe. He's been the only prop to stop Tupou in his tracks this year. At least for one half. Tupou's mas...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Well, that's not the only reason why it's not worthless. It's also a legitimate referenced, peer-reviewed, published study (which doesn't make it right of course, but it warrants more than a cursory glance at the academic discipline before writing it off). If they had an agenda, they could have mad...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Well, that's not the only reason why it's not worthless. It's also a legitimate referenced, peer-reviewed, published study (which doesn't make it right of course, but it warrants more than a cursory glance at the academic discipline before writing it off). If they had an agenda, they could have made...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Mog, sigh. You're missing the point. No one has argued lockdown (in Europe) was to fix the situation once and for all. No one has suggested there wouldn't be a second wave. But what has happened in the more successful places that have locked down is that they have avoided the initial death toll and...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

My unqualified opinion doesn't change the facts that Sweden have had nearly 6 times as many deaths per million than Denmark. Nor does it change the fact that treatment has improved massively from March. Nor does it change that we understand a lot more about the virus and how it transmits. The whole...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Mog, sigh. You're missing the point. No one has argued lockdown (in Europe) was to fix the situation once and for all. No one has suggested there wouldn't be a second wave. But what has happened in the more successful places that have locked down is that they have avoided the initial death toll and...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Why do you think the Rebels scrum pushed around the Brumbies? Cameron Orr dominated AAA? Uelese and Latu love the scrums. And I don’t recall the Rebels losing a line out on the weekend. Well ... maybe. He's been the only prop to stop Tupou in his tracks this year. At least for one half. Tupou's mas...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

The models were ridiculed on day 1 Mog. No one believed them (on here). We've already discussed the benefits of lockdown. Sweden took a casual approach and paid the price. You can use hindsight to tailor an approach now that would have been a hybrid of Sweden's approach and full lockdown that would...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Mate c'mon. Don't try and make a fight where there is none. Where did I even imply they "did it from the start"? Who did what from the start ? F-ck me, you obviously think you're kicking a goal here. I think you've just misunderstood something. I never implied Denmark followed the Swedish example "...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

I'm laughing at your laughable assertion. I thought that was clear? I've no interest in entering reasoned debate with someone who is calling a winner anywhere in the world right now and certainly not someone who is declaring the winner to be one of the countries with the highest death toll. I'm not...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Tele reporting that: Arnold is on the plane. Latu may be on the plane, Skelton fat again. Kurindrani off to the force Naiasarani off to fat camp, may still feature I knew there had to be some reason that Naiasarani was left out, but I'm surprised that's it. Maybe he was specifically asked to drop a...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

I'm laughing at your laughable assertion. I thought that was clear? I've no interest in entering reasoned debate with someone who is calling a winner anywhere in the world right now and certainly not someone who is declaring the winner to be one of the countries with the highest death toll. I'm not...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Your logic as far as Sweden goes in mind blowing Mate c'mon. Don't try and make a fight where there is none. Where did I even imply they "did it from the start"? They didn't. Although they wanted to (they were vetoed by politicians). It seems almost conclusive now, Sweden got it right. :lol: One sh...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Mate c'mon. Don't try and make a fight where there is none. Where did I even imply they "did it from the start"? They didn't. Although they wanted to (they were vetoed by politicians).

It seems almost conclusive now, Sweden got it right.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Ferguson’s modelling is largely the subject of ridicule at this stage Mog Yes, that's my point. That's Sweden's point. Watch that video though, there's much more than just that model (a couple of posts above). He talks about other very recent studies that examine why Sweden's death rate was so high...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Pretty hard to argue with actual historical record. Anders Tegnell has some huge balls, that's for sure. He insisted it was all bullshit with no scientific evidence to support it ... and he was right. But imagine if he were wrong, he'd be suicidal by now. lol. Lucky he seems to have known his shit a...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Over 50 000 infections recorded in Europe yesterday. Over 300 000 in the last week. Interestingly the CFR has dropped dramatically. Mutation? Medication? Or more caution from those at most risk? Or a combination of all of the above? Based on these numbers Imperial College modelling would probably s...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Tele reporting that: Arnold is on the plane. Latu may be on the plane, Skelton fat again. Kurindrani off to the force Naiasarani off to fat camp, may still feature I knew there had to be some reason that Naiasarani was left out, but I'm surprised that's it. Maybe he was specifically asked to drop a...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Ellafan wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:39 am So what do we think of Geoff Parling as the wobbly forwards coach?

He should know a bit about lineouts.
Who knows? Don't know him from a bar of soap. Being a good player doesn't necessarily mean a good coach but he will probably be fine.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 294
Views: 5123

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Yes thanks for the tip. But we are talking about nursing homes. Well eldanielfire said elderly people and highlighted care homes as opposed to just specifying them. I'm not sure where you're getting breaking the economy protecting care homes. Ring fencing them is more a social, not economic issue. ...
by Mog The Almighty
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions

From a neutral perspective, the only surprise here is who in their right mind would seriously select Owen Farell over Alun Wyn Jones??? Have you played with both men ? and do you realise we are talking nearly a years time (maybe longer)? Do you realise it's Warren Gatland who put both their names f...
by Mog The Almighty
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions
Replies: 26
Views: 763

Re: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions

From a neutral perspective, the only surprise here is who in their right mind would seriously select Owen Farell over Alun Wyn Jones???
by Mog The Almighty
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1177
Views: 16050

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Fair enough. But common sense would support the notion that if you want balance, you select for that I’m not sure anyone would simply pick the best tjree backrowers and see how you go? You’d have Gill/Hooper/Pocock No different in other aspects of the game. Incidentay, and by way of anecdote. Thorn...