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by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Towno is right, Savea is the only genuinely internationally proven we have on deck at the moment. For all of their talents both Jacobson and Papalii are extremely green and Rennie will no doubt be looking to exploit that. Good post. Except the last bit - we won’t be trying to exploit shit. Oz chanc...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

I'd guess that I have had more to do with Katter Snr than any poster on this forum. When I was living in Mt Isa and President of the Mount Isa Rugby League we had a bit to do with him. Whilst I would never vote for him he's a very decent and humble man. He puts on a bit of an act for cameras becaus...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

There’s no Birchgrove in Queensland Must be an editorial error Error my arse. Yet another Murdoch / Morrison ploy to drive Sydneysiders into blaming folk from other states for their own shortcomings. And it’s working! Look at PtE; and now I think about it, where does he live again? Somewhere in the...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Greenest midfield Australia has put out since 1989.
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

shanky wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:55 am
Zakar wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:54 am Mike Fraser looks like someone who has been caught molesting a golden retriever.
Well, he's from Wellington, so...
I kind of liked Wellington. It had noticeable vibe, which is rare in NZ.
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

It's not a bad side, but we'd need a whole lot of luck to win. An early red, plus a phenomenal game you'd expect. I think it's close to being the best side we can put out at the moment More importantly, I think it's a side for the future 2 Tests at Eden Park. We only have to jag one of them and the...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Zakar wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:36 am It's not a bad side, but we'd need a whole lot of luck to win. An early red, plus a phenomenal game you'd expect.
The only thing that will give us a win is biased officials, terrible coaching by Foster and 15 ABs that should never be picked eva agin.
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Jacobsen isn’t going to play a tonne of tests. He’s solid but he hasn’t got the PoW kiwis have traditionally had at 8. These are the stats from this years Super Rugby for the ABs loose forwards average carry gain: Luke Jacobson 3.3m Akira Ioane 3.2m Hoskins Sotutu 2.8m Dalton Papali'i 2.5m Ethan Bl...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

From my perspective its disappointing that the loose forwards have been rotated again. Jacobson has been the pick of the loose forwards for the ABs so far this year for the prior 3 tests. Much as I am happy Papalii is picked, gutted for Jacobson, though would have made a very green loose forward tr...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Jacobsen isn’t going to play a tonne of tests. He’s solid but he hasn’t got the PoW kiwis have traditionally had at 8.
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Precious metals investing.
Replies: 37
Views: 1023

Re: Precious metals investing.

Dunno about precious metals, but the global shortage of semiconductors would suggest that as an avenue for investment. Massive sovereign risk. The US and EU are viewing semiconductor supply in terms of national security and may mandate purchasing of domestic fabricators. Plus the market is dominate...
by towny
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

From my perspective its disappointing that the loose forwards have been rotated again. Jacobson has been the pick of the loose forwards for the ABs so far this year for the prior 3 tests. Much as I am happy Papalii is picked, gutted for Jacobson, though would have made a very green loose forward tr...
by towny
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Pakia Pakia wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:10 am
towny wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:22 am Marx>Coles>Taylor>daylight
:lol:

Marx isn't a hookers ring piece. He can't even get a starting gig at the Springboks.

Taylor is the best in the world at this time and has been for several years.

Not sure what you've been smoking?
Do you even watch rugby?
by towny
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43531
Views: 1329953

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I am on the fence about masks and don’t get particularly bothered by arguments over them but this kind of comms is absolutely insane. What is wrong with organisations like the CDC and NIH? They had years to get their comms strategy right. They lifted mask mandates months ago, but now are advising f...
by towny
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I find it bizarre that you guys are having a discussion about competition laws* in Australia as if it's an interesting topic. [*Towny please note: we have "competition laws", in this country, not "anti-trust laws". The latter is a reference to a type of legal entity, which evaded state, as opposed ...
by towny
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Across Australia there are calls for harsher penalties to combat the spread of COVID-19 "misinformation" online, including huge fines for simply posting about anti-lockdown protests on social media. Under the plan, there would be $11,000 fines for anyone who shares information on social media about...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sabbatini's 3-L "racist' tattoo...
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Sabbatini's 3-L "racist' tattoo...

Makes sense for him to get three letters for words in another language, even if they don’t really look like letters. I’m almost certain this good man and his lovely wife aren’t nazis. They just love life, love, laughing and the English language. I sure hope his sponsors don’t drop him like a bag of ...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128920
Views: 6214657

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

ticketlessinseattle wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:35 pm DOW Jones at 35k.....so much winning from Joe.....remember the bad old days when breaking 25k was considered big news ?
I remember all of the press conferences celebrating the times when the DJ hit 25k.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 643
Views: 15393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Dan54. wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:59 pm
Pakia Pakia wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:43 pm I think Sotutu and Taylor didn't get enough rest this year in Super Rugby.
yep, but as to Grandpa's post, I think Taylor is another who has already been WC, and will be again. He over the last few years would of been either best or in top 2-3 hookers in world.
Yeah. He’d give it a shake.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

:thumbup:
bimboman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:16 pm
towny wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:09 pm More or less than 6 hours?

What percentage of your day

Will you now need help with the difficult maths ?
I’m just trying to get some understanding of your average day. I’m a carer. It’s what I do.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

More or less than 6 hours?
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

bimboman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:20 pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rXNv_E-8Qc

Fake.
What percentage of your day do you spend reading/watching weird posts from lunatics?
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test
Replies: 84
Views: 3333

Re: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test

There’s plenty of people here that wouldn’t know if being bumped hurts or not, let alone what being in a ruck or a tackle feels like.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test
Replies: 84
Views: 3333

Re: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test

camroc1 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:52 am Except deliberately elbowing the back of a man off the ball is foul play, especially when you run up behind him to do it.
Oh, do fcuk off.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

guy smiley wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:54 pm
towny wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:13 am Sorry guys.

This has turned into a massive threadjack. I'll start a new thread and if anyone is interested they can throw poop there.
Sure you will.
I will. 😳
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43531
Views: 1329953

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I was wrong earlier when I said there was one death in the past 2 weeks. There have been 4. https://www.rt.com/news/530759-sweden-delta-masks-zero-covid-deaths/ Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against ‘far-reaching conclusions’ about Delta strain As the C...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

bimboman wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:33 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:28 am
towny wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:15 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:09 am Look at the suburb.....
:lol: :lol:

Bimbo didn't hesistate.
:lol:

And no source

It’s published in the Australian.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au

Is this a bad publication?
Yes it is. It’s a rag.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Some more misinformation to address: - Google and Facebook do not set the price for their services. Prices are set by live auctions and as there is no minimum price, it means demand and supply determines what advertisers pay. Advertisers have never paid less to reach their target audiences. - Googl...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

- The Google Play app store for Android is 100% a monopoly Incorrect, you can sideload and/or root android to load 3rd party apps Also Android phone manufacturers install their own software on their phones I’m not sure that bypassing the Android operating system means it’s not a monopoly. They’re l...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 43531
Views: 1329953

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I understand that Sweden has had a single Covid death in 3 weeks. Approximately 50% of the population is fully vaccinated and a significant percentage of the others have immunity through previous infection. Interesting stat Towny. Are there any restrictions at all now? Not really. Restaurants are b...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test
Replies: 84
Views: 3333

Re: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test

Apols if this has been covered, but I didn't see any post about it. I noticed Dan Bigger went down, clutching his back after what seems to be a gentle brush with his own player. He then lay face down in the dirt for a lengthy time, and when the referee (perhaps he learned his lesson from the France...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test
Replies: 84
Views: 3333

Re: Dan Bigger's soccer-dive in the second Lion's test

They should have both been yellow carded. And have them have a good 10min chat together about where their lives are headed if they continue this path. *chortle* Mbonambi was a tosser for pushing him in the back, Biggar was a tosser for going all footballish. Mbonambi did absolutely nothing wrong.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 870
Views: 21181

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:09 am Look at the suburb.....
:lol: :lol:

Bimbo didn't hesistate.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Sorry guys.

This has turned into a massive threadjack. I'll start a new thread and if anyone is interested they can throw poop there.
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What segments do Facebook, Google and Twitter have monopolies in? Is anyone able to define it? - Online advertising? Well, no. None have that? I've listed 3 and there are plenty more companies with online advertising. - Online search? Nope. Amazon has more searches for shopping items than Google in ...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Do I detect a poster who is convinced the government has it in for them and private corporations have their best interests at heart? This is obviously a barbed question, but I actually think Google, Facebook and Twitter have done more to stop misinformation than the Government in recent years. The ...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I love how people are cheering Google's (YouTube) banning of News Corp (Sky News) content. I get why this can be funny, but who is Google to decide what is and is not true? Don't get me wrong, it is a privately owned platform so they can do what they like, but this isn't the first time a privately ...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28300
Views: 1151156

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Some more misinformation to address: - Google and Facebook do not set the price for their services. Prices are set by live auctions and as there is no minimum price, it means demand and supply determines what advertisers pay. Advertisers have never paid less to reach their target audiences. - Googl...
by towny
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ban list for the third and final lions test
Replies: 62
Views: 4116

Re: Ban list for the third and final lions test

the risible thing is this frantic clamour for cards from our NH cousins Now I agree with you. Putting aside whatever opinion I had of last week's behaviour, I have found this week's NH screeching intolerable. At the same time as they condemn Rassie's behaviour, countless individuals are doing exact...