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by Mog The Almighty
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Bit of both, apparently. He was a star centre at school. Parramatta busted him by making him bosh it up all the time. Heaps of injuries. Shame really, because there was a good athlete hidden in there Here’s a vid of his potential back in the day https://youtu.be/NF7HU5dG0NI True, he was genuinely t...
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yes. Too much line out ball lost, too little physical impact in the tackle and too little bosh taking the ball forwards. Yes, they get some great turnovers, but at the price of reduced oomph and mongrel in the forward pack.

Did we so lose tests due to that? I think so. Probably. But can't say 100%.
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap. There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap. There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap. There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

:lol: I honestly dunno what you guys are watching, this place can be very odd sometimes, but I'll get a good laugh from the howls of disbelieving protest if he actually gets selected. I will give you guys that he should consider himself to be lucky to be selected, if that happens, given that red. He...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap. There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yeah Carter Gordon has been brilliant for Rebels, one of the shining lights in a pretty poor season for Rebels. Can control the backline, can put players through gaps and not afraid to tackle players. Shame he only got to play a few games. They really should have started him ages ago as Toomua has ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yeah Carter Gordon has been brilliant for Rebels, one of the shining lights in a pretty poor season for Rebels. Can control the backline, can put players through gaps and not afraid to tackle players. Shame he only got to play a few games. They really should have started him ages ago as Toomua has ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

While I'm on a roll saying stuff people will give me shit for, Carter Gordon is a very classy young fly-half. Only 20 years old too. Watch that space.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 913
Views: 18736

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap. There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that r...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

With a 6, you can normally forgive a bit of hot-headedness if the plauer delivers on the other side of the ball Can anyone tell me the last time Swinton made any metres with the ball? At all? You've got to be kidding here. The hot-headed liability argument, I get that one. But you're off the reserv...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

God Lacey Swindon is dumb. Well that’s his Wallaby chances gone. Got a red in his debut v All Blacks in Brisbane last year. He’ll be ok. If he is available for selection, I think he will still be in the team. Anyone, including the selector, can see there wasn't really much in that although the righ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Tell me again why Swinton should be a Wallaby. He's big, strong, aggressive, has a huge engine, he's young with a huge future in front of him, he never takes a step backwards, a complete blind-side flanker that can also cover lock and eight, a good line-out jumper and goes at 100% for 90 minutes. S...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Congratulations Chiefs. Way too good, but we all knew that already.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Thomas wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:48 pm Tell me again why Swinton should be a Wallaby.
He's big, strong, aggressive, has a huge engine, he's young with a huge future in front of him, he never takes a step backwards, a complete blind-side flanker that can also cover lock and eight, a good line-out jumper and goes at 100% for 90 minutes.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

God Lacey Swindon is dumb. Well that’s his Wallaby chances gone. Got a red in his debut v All Blacks in Brisbane last year. He’ll be ok. If he is available for selection, I think he will still be in the team. Anyone, including the selectors, can see there wasn't really much in that although the rig...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Swinton will be lucky if that’s not Red. I think that was pretty harsh to be honest. Might seem inconsistent with my previous post on the tackle, but it was very different in that Swinton was angling downwards, with low body height and the other guy with sitting on the ground. It's not like either ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

nobody missed tackle, they just weren't there to make the tackle. Whatever his name for the Chiefs has basically walked in four tries. He hasn't had to work too hard for any of them. Sadly, Marky Mark is a cat on D ... and not the only one. They are just a team of too many youngsters not ready for ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

It doesn't matter that it's head on head, it doesn't matter that you're taller than the attacking player. Those things are irrelevant. If you go into a tackle bolt-upright and make contact with the player's head, you are responsible. I'm not saying I like it, I'm just saying I can get the logic and ...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

I really think the defensive problem is a matter of coaching and strategy more than individuals. Of course they're not tackling awesome or anything, but a lot of the tries haven't been a result of any particular missed tackle. Take the first one as an example, nobody missed tackle, they just weren't...
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

There wasn't a deliberate slap down there? Or is this just a really long advantage?
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Seemed a pretty harsh call really.

But it's true that there's been way too many close-up shots of Whetton blowing up over some refereeing decision. That's a pretty bad smell.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

You know you've failed to make the necessary defensive adjustments when the same bloke scores four similar tries in 50 minutes.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Damn that was probably a try!
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Little bit of grit from the piggies. :thumbup:

Dempsey was good then.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

shanky wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:12 am
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:10 am
MungoMan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:09 am Perese has fúcked his forearm or somesuch
Thanks for the update Sherlock.
Play the ball, fella

No bent posters, so!
:?:

I was thanking him for his astute and insightful commentary.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

MungoMan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:09 am Perese has fúcked his forearm or somesuch
Thanks for the update Sherlock.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

shanky wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:07 am Jesus. Our only good player gets injured
:( That does not look great at all.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Damn. I was hoping for a match. Buy a lighter or give up smoking, FFS :lol: Because a simple through the hands play to the wing off first phase for a converted try in 90 seconds just bodes oh-so-well for a close, thrilling game. I hope they provide one regardless but let's not pretend it looks good.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Still could be a little bit interesting watching Swinton make his final statement in a bid for a Wallaby jersey.

Pretty sure he's get one regardless although Valetini is the obvious first choice.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

shanky wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:56 am Try from 1st phase

LOL. We are sooo shit
It was completely pathetic.

They didn't even do anything. Just "through the hands to the wing".

What a joke.

The commentators trying to talk it up as something special. :lol:

That's what you do in the pre-match warm-up ffs.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Damn. I was hoping for a match.
by Mog The Almighty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1170

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Not a bad 'tahs jersey, although as usual would be immensely improved with the addition of a collar to differentiate it from a cycling jersey.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby
Replies: 28
Views: 826

Re: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby

Enzedder wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:54 pm
Ha... you got burned.
:lol: :lol: (In the context of the thread).

My tuppence - it's a football term and has no place in rugby
The patriarch of PR has spoken.

(and for once is on my side).

Game over losers.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How do you think you will go?
Replies: 45
Views: 1440

Re: How do you think you will go?

I have no idea but this is a sobering thread. I'm surprised at the amount of people willing to consign themself to a preventable, early death. My brother died very young from a heart defect, but I've had the ticker checked out and everything is good. Apart from that, I don't have a family history o...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby
Replies: 28
Views: 826

Re: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby

C'mon bro. We all know what the saying means non-literally: "play by the rules, don't be a dick". Fair enough. But you have to admit that if we're being literal, you're not playing the ball when you clean out someone from a ruck. Instead of just conceding that, you come up with some convoluted argu...
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Reds.
Replies: 254
Views: 2832

Re: Hurricanes v Reds.

Another dodgey yellow! This referee is having way too big an influence on the outcome.
by Mog The Almighty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby
Replies: 28
Views: 826

Re: The phrase ‘play the ball, not the man’ has no place in rugby

C'mon bro. We all know what the saying means non-literally: "play by the rules, don't be a dick". Fair enough. But you have to admit that if we're being literal, you're not playing the ball when you clean out someone from a ruck. Instead of just conceding that, you come up with some convoluted argum...