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by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)

Zakar wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:12 am Reds starting 2 flankers in the row.

I've seen it work in subbies.

If I'm the Force, I'm trying to beat the shit out of the Reds up front.
Er.... is the Force pack allowed to bring bats on the field?
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)

Redsfan wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:08 am I have to say, I'm feeling very powerful now... I came back to the bored for two or three posts at the start of the season and now the Reds are in their first Grand Final in years 8)
This is your time to bask. ☀️
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 401
Views: 7553

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Hardly ever. There is a search function for non members and I did that once and ended up down a rabbit hole of post upon post upon post of logins getting called dozy. Funny as actually. You can't access the search function unless you're logged in, Dozy. Rubbish ...like most you say Yo! You were goi...
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 401
Views: 7553

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

jambanja wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:52 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Dozy wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Hardly ever. There is a search function for non members and I did that once and ended up down a rabbit hole of post upon post upon post of logins getting called dozy. Funny as actually.
You can't access the search function unless you're logged in, Dozy.
Boom :lol:
:lol:
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion

:thumbup: Troops being pulled back.... Has anything been confirmed regarding Nordstrom 2? If your first sentence is true than I wouldn’t doubt what you’ve inferred in the second. Hopefully European leaders are that weak. I’m dreadfully cynical. So am I when it comes to pipelines. I doubt the motives...
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Con Coughlin joins the fray: Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s tiresomely woke prime minister , often complains that one of the biggest challenges her country faces in promoting its interests overseas is that, owing to its remote geographical location, it sometimes finds itself left off maps of the wor...
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*
Replies: 46
Views: 1401

Re: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*

guy smiley wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:51 pm
towny wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:50 pm Ours is the fastest tight forward on the planet but I’m sure yours is good at other things.
Oh yes...?
Indubitably!
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion

bimboman wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:09 pm Troops being pulled back....

Has anything been confirmed regarding Nordstrom 2?
If your first sentence is true than I wouldn’t doubt what you’ve inferred in the second. Hopefully European leaders are that weak.
by towny
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion

Just putting it out there.... and I’m sure there’s way more to it than I can appreciate, but..... If the Crimea was ‘always’ part of Russia until one of those Soviet dictators gifted it to his homeland in a dodgy deal quite recently, I have empathy with Russians that want it back. Say Churchill deci...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*
Replies: 46
Views: 1401

Re: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*

Jeff the Bear wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:33 pm We have our own 125kg problem taking us into the future.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/exciting ... -scarlets/
Ours is the fastest tight forward on the planet but I’m sure yours is good at other things.
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*
Replies: 46
Views: 1401

Re: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*

Australia is due for another 13 win streak against Wales. Re-establishing the status quo etc etc. I think what you meant to say is that Australia went on an outrageously lucky run of 13 consecutive games, and that this is going to be balanced out back to evens over the coming years. I think you’ve ...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*
Replies: 46
Views: 1401

Re: Wales to Grandslam the SH teams this Autumn*

We're hoping NZ is in a major lock down and they have to play only players playing in the Northern Hemisphere. Mind you, there's still some useful ones knocking about...I'm lacking locks, looseheads and a proper 7, but not far off a team there. Owen Franks Hika Elliot John Afoa Jerome Kaino Victor ...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)

Agree. No. 2 sounds likely You’re drunk. Reds will light up the Force - they can’t grind down this mob. The Reds love nothing more than getting down to business and they’ve got way too much PoW 💥. Reds by 25. Tahs looking a lot better but Rebels’ bench is too strong. I’ll give the Tahs a chance - t...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)
Replies: 24
Views: 300

Re: Force v. Reds - Greatest Match of All Time (predicted)

shanky wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:12 pm I’m not sure I’ll watch

The Establishment Team will win, because The Man
:lol:
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less

I think some mental f*ckers did actually hack their way through the Darién Gap in a 4x4 a few years back. Reminds me of some similarly unhinged folk who drove from Lubumbashi in SE DRC to Kinshasa, 2300km of shit kicking roads and lawlessness for bragging rights The British Army went the whole leng...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Country's Leader Dies on the Battlefield...in the 21st Century No Less

Interesting Trivia fact, wonder who the last one was. Strange article though, spent half the time talking about Islamic extremism in the area, despite the fact that FACT are garden variety rebels that have fought ISIS in the past It's a loose definition, but going through Wiki's list of killed head...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 401
Views: 7553

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Post the link.... takes 5 seconds
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion

Lemoentjie wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:31 pm
Dozy wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:30 pm Jesus, some amount of shite being spouted in this thread.
It is funny to see people try and claim Crimea is Ukrainian, but the Falkland Islands are British :lol:

Western delusions
Have you got this backwards? This isn’t nearly as convincing as I presume you thought it was.
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 3235

Re: Russia v Ukraine war thread - no political discussion

Some digging up, found this. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a document called Decree No. 117/2021 on March 24th. This is all Google translated: In accordance with Article 107 of the Constitution of Ukraine, I decree: 1. To put into effect the decision of the National Security and Def...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 401
Views: 7553

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

You were one of the lads who seen me.everywhere when I had disappeared for years. Mad stuff. How many years were you lurking for to know that? Mad stuff indeed. Not quite as mad as multiple usernames going through the same proxy though Hardly ever. There is a search function for non members and I d...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Life on Venus (possibly)
Replies: 62
Views: 3031

Re: Life on Venus (possibly)

eldanielfire wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Nolanator wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:57 am Protomolecule is building something.
Binged that series late early in 2021 and obviously that's exactly what I thought when I read this story :lol:
Season 5 was exceptional. It’s become a truly great tv show.
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Life on Venus (possibly)
Replies: 62
Views: 3031

Re: Life on Venus (possibly)

HighKingLeinster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:43 pm
lorcanoworms wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 am Munster are busy looking for the bacteria's agent.
I hear Boris has opened trade negotiations with Venus
:lol: :lol:

Criminally underrated post.
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 401
Views: 7553

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

You were one of the lads who seen me.everywhere when I had disappeared for years. Mad stuff. How many years were you lurking for to know that? Mad stuff indeed. Not quite as mad as multiple usernames going through the same proxy though Hardly ever. There is a search function for non members and I d...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 1229

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

Did anyone read where Toutai Kefu said at a luncheon he is worried that NZR and RA may want to use the MP team as a way to see more Tongan players and he hopes it doesn't happen etc. I wonder if anyone at Lunch thought to ask him what the highlight of his career with Tonga? Does the expression with...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 1229

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

The sad truth is there's really no long term future for Samoa and Tonga in international rugby as relatively competitive sides. Just too small. Not with the current WR eligibility model. But under previous IRB eligibility models, both Samoa and Tonga could be top 8 nations right now. Rugby League t...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 1229

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

The sad truth is there's really no long term future for Samoa and Tonga in international rugby as relatively competitive sides. Just too small. Not with the current WR eligibility model. But under previous IRB eligibility models, both Samoa and Tonga could be top 8 nations right now. Rugby League t...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Btw, I thought my marron story was under appreciated!
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

guy smiley wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:06 am We're still talking about what used to be a secret agreement for intel sharing here, right? :lol:
😂
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Do you like democracy Enz? Because that's really what it comes down to. China is showing increasing signs of being a revisionist power. They don't share our values at all and are actively trying to shape the world around them in their image. They don't give a fudge about rule of law or maritime fre...
by towny
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Unsure what kicked all this off.....assume it's about NZ trading with China and being a 5I's member. However....it's a bit rich being lectured to by a Brit......as Britain was the China of the 1800s......who colonised and sucked dry half the world to fund the building of castles, statues of themsel...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are food boxes value for money? (dinner)
Replies: 27
Views: 806

Re: Are food boxes value for money? (dinner)

How much is your time worth?
Mine isn’t worth that much that I’d pay that price.
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26465
Views: 1173054

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

I'm probably best described as a casual lifter, especially by the standards of some of the beefcakes on this thread, but....I just don't see why you'd want to do it unless you're involved in some sort of competitive endeavor. Perhaps the health risks are overstated but some of the stories do give o...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

I can’t imagine 5 eyes is worth a frog’s fat arse as a diplomatic force. More likely it was some sham deigned to trick ScoMo into believing he was internationally relevant and so felt empowered to lead the way in the charge against China. :lol: :lol: :lol: I reckon that's close to it, right there :...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8540
Views: 689801

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Watched the Ma,ndalorian and enjoyed it. Only quibble is the occasional made for Xbox/PS scene. Bot sure I get the "Side quest of the week" criticism. It's about a bounty hunter. Watched one and a half episode of Your Honor but couldn't go any further. Watched most of Behind her eyes which was good...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

I mean do your own thing and all but lets not pretend it wasn't always intend to be a FP platform. The original secret agreement between USA and UK immediately post war was extended to include other signatories and associates in a secret intelligence sharing agreement. As far as I know, that is exa...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

NZ have stated their preference to use 5 Eyes as it was intended and for the purposes they signed up to... not as an extended diplomatic platform as it has been used for in recent years. Their concern is not to be seen as simply parroting US foreign policy. The other partners may be content to cont...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 217
Views: 5116

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

I have found that relying on the Poms or the Yanks is fraught with danger. Oz is starting to look the same but hopefully they will get rid of their idiot soon. With the Chinese we know we're getting into the bed with the devil and we have to plan accordingly. They are our biggest trading partner an...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27190
Views: 1047697

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Prime Minister for Marketing and Anouncements is trying to frame a Zero Emissions policy aspiration as a resource industry led initiative link and with Biden's coming virtual conference on Climate looming, Albo is grabbing the opportunity to land a few easy blows. Australia is vulnerable on cli...
by towny
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions Tour Not Goonnneee
Replies: 22
Views: 1626

Re: Lions Tour Not Goonnneee

ZuluBoy wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:22 pm There were too many Red fans in tje crowd last time. This time round a chance to see more green
Is that the colour of the plastic seats?
by towny
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 120
Views: 2710

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I knew SA's RWC 2019 win hurt NZ and Aus, but I had no idea it was this bad. Chin up lads, there's always the next one. It's sad to see. I remember there being a lot of confidence that the SARU would be successfully sued :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Sued for what? For not competing in last year's Rugby ...