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by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Latish in the second half there was a tackle where a Reds player was clearly unbound in front of the tackled player and the Brumbies were penalised. At best it should have been accidental offside but was more likely a penalty. The other was when the ball went into touch after the ball pinballed aro...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Keen to know if any Frenchies have seen any Oz rugby this year, and if so, what their thoughts might be on the standard.

Be kind though….
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

... they are contemplating not taking the Top 14 finalists on tour, so that is at least Toulouse gone and may be La Rochelle or Bordeaux. On top of this, they seem to be enclined to let Dupont, Ollivon, Aldritt or Fickou take a break and regardless of when their clubs end their seasons, they will n...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Lots of sports don't provide advantage to those that are stronger or more powerful: archery, shooting, lawnbowls... dozens or hundreds of sports. Why are men better at all or most of them? They have separate divisions at the Olympics because it would be unfair otherwise, but why? Is someone out the...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Great contest not such a great game, so many errors. Some questionable calls Berry is our very own Nigel Owens. That said it was a good outcome for Oz rugby. Never fvck with this comp RA its here to stay, only puzzle should be how and who the 6th side could/should be. Well done Reds Berry is our ve...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Article is rubbish. Will expand more if not too hungover tomorrow. The bloke simply isn’t an expert. He’s a journo with an interest in science. Some off the stuff he covers is exactly in my field and it’s just speculation. My guess is 80/20 it’s natural. China’s still completely to blame for their ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

The FFR has windows during which they can get the players full time. Those windows are negotiated with the clubs. Players are employed by the clubs. I have not read that players would not go except if not selected by Galthié. Players involved in the final of the T14 and selected will not be able to...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

It’s only France - WR should just fine the arse out of their clubs until they join the party. This isn’t soccer - send the lawyers in and sort out the greedy cnuts. Amateurism ended because people with money came to take the entire sport. Those that wanted to stay amateur aren’t aware that there wa...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

I thought Berry had a good game and was fair - he's a very good communicator and he's consistent imo. I actually think he's the best Australian ref we've ever had. But, maybe I'm completely wrong and bias clouds my thinking. The Brumbies are a cynical team and they push the envelope, however, I woul...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

I am genuinely surprised as to how much that title meant to me. If you had told me 2 years ago that I wouldn't given a rat's arse about being the champion oz team I would have thrown cyber ice at you. Maybe it's just been a really bad year.... I don't talk about it and rarely even think about it all...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

👍

I’m more on your side than it seems.
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

No one said he was an expert, but I look forward to your expert opinion on the topic. Ooohhh….you’re on the hunt. Going to catch me out? No, I’m not. I didn’t actually mean my post to sound as snarky as it did. I think this is an interesting subject and I don’t have the answers, but have an open mi...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

It’s only France - WR should just fine the arse out of their clubs until they join the party. This isn’t soccer - send the lawyers in and sort out the greedy cnuts. Amateurism ended because people with money came to take the entire sport. Those that wanted to stay amateur aren’t aware that there wa...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

It’s only France - WR should just fine the arse out of their clubs until they join the party. This isn’t soccer - send the lawyers in and sort out the greedy cnuts. Amateurism ended because people with money came to take the entire sport. Those that wanted to stay amateur aren’t aware that there wa...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 45
Views: 857

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

It’s only France - WR should just fine the arse out of their clubs until they join the party. This isn’t soccer - send the lawyers in and sort out the greedy cnuts. Amateurism ended because people with money came to take the entire sport. Those that wanted to stay amateur aren’t aware that there was...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Acquaint yourself with his (ill) discipline record. You must be talking about Swinton, heavily penalised despite less minutes... Valetini on the other hand. :smug: Valetini rag dolled Swinton this year. Swinton’s only chance is if he can find some form, which is he hasn’t shown all year, and Valeti...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Valetini and McReight are very, very exciting prospects. I can’t understand why we aren’t all over the moon. We wanted a big bad arse backrower and along comes Jerry Collins 2.0…… But some don’t like him because……. Well, they can’t articulate the reason but presumably it’s because they have some oth...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Ellafan wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 2:24 pm Acquaint yourself with his (ill) discipline record.
He’s 22 and dominating all and sundry. Get used to him wearing a gold jersey because there’s not a alternative prospect that has half his PoW! 💥
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Article is rubbish. Will expand more if not too hungover tomorrow. The bloke simply isn’t an expert. He’s a journo with an interest in science. Some off the stuff he covers is exactly in my field and it’s just speculation. My guess is 80/20 it’s natural. China’s still completely to blame for their ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Then the next question is sloppy accident or deliberately planned. So the article in the OP is credible now? Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature, Science, and, for many years, the New York Times.... A writer... What is it that makes it not cre...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 169
Views: 2853

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Valetini is 22 but let’s disregard him on the 10 minute opportunity he got when he was younger.
Instead let’s go with one of the players he bullied this year.

That makes sense.
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Then the next question is sloppy accident or deliberately planned. So the article in the OP is credible now? Nicholas Wade is a science writer, editor, and author who has worked on the staff of Nature, Science, and, for many years, the New York Times.... A writer... What is it that makes it not cre...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Zico wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 11:43 am Was the Swine-flu made in a lab too?
Wasn’t it close to the same thing we call the Spanish Flu?
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Conspiracy theories seem to overlap with religious beliefs for some reason. :? Where is the conspiracy theory here? There's been no suggestion made that China deliberately released a virus. The suggestion is more that the lack of a clear information trail leaves the room for a series of logical con...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Article is rubbish. Will expand more if not too hungover tomorrow. The bloke simply isn’t an expert. He’s a journo with an interest in science. Some off the stuff he covers is exactly in my field and it’s just speculation. My guess is 80/20 it’s natural. China’s still completely to blame for their ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Article is rubbish. Will expand more if not too hungover tomorrow. The bloke simply isn’t an expert. He’s a journo with an interest in science. Some off the stuff he covers is exactly in my field and it’s just speculation. My guess is 80/20 it’s natural. China’s still completely to blame for their ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Lots of sports don't provide advantage to those that are stronger or more powerful: archery, shooting, lawnbowls... dozens or hundreds of sports. Why are men better at all or most of them? They have separate divisions at the Olympics because it would be unfair otherwise, but why? Is someone out ther...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

If trans women are women why would the sporting body have to make any adjustments? Mutton your position is now untenable. Glaringly, because of danger to other players. Some sports don't have to consider this, others do. If trans women are women why are they in “danger” ? Why is anyone in danger ? ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Yep. It seems that there are LOTs of exclusions in sport. We exclude people that test positive for PEDs - some people have medical conditions that require steroids, and they aren't always allowed to play because of this stuff in their system. They're excluded through no fault of their own. What abou...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

bimboman wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 9:16 am If trans women are women why would the sporting body have to make any adjustments?

Mutton your position is now untenable.
I agree with his last post, but as you point out, it doesn't align with his position on the issue.
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

If there was evidence that this was a lab leak.... will there be hell to pay or will the world turn a blind eye to avoid the inevitable drama from a petulant government?
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Love how the middle-aged, conservative men of the board know all about bisexuals and transgenders. :roll: Also, disappointed backrow hasn't been on with the whole 'hottest bird in New Zealand' thing. I do not know everything about them but I know a little bit about women and this doesn’t seem fair ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?
Replies: 69
Views: 2006

Re: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?

I am hoping the Brumbies will beat the Blues on 29 May but not by too much. I will be at the game and it would be better to beat them by one point than 50. 🤬 I hope someone spills rum and coke on you and you miss your train home. Aucklanders don't drink rum and coke, they drink Spritzers. Mate. I u...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

It's simply a matter of inclusion. You cannot allow a situation where someone is considered a woman in every aspect of her life, but if she wants to play Rugby she must be a man when training and playing. That's just not reasonable or sustainable. That effectively shuts our sport off from Trans peo...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 242
Views: 4906

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Love how the middle-aged, conservative men of the board know all about bisexuals and transgenders. :roll: Also, disappointed backrow hasn't been on with the whole 'hottest bird in New Zealand' thing. I do not know everything about them but I know a little bit about women and this doesn’t seem fair ...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Then the next question is sloppy accident or deliberately planned. Is there any truthful account of how badly China was affected? Maybe not. But is it hard to accept that a totalitarian state is the most efficient system to manage crises like this? Nations like Taiwan and South Korea did well too -...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Sefton wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 8:15 am
In all of China, the pandemic broke out on the doorstep of the Wuhan institute.
I’ve seen this faulty logic pushed before. The Wuhan Institute is where it is because it researches corona viruses.
+1
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

So GS and the science writer want us to believe Chinese scientists were actively creating a new Coronavirus specifically dangerous to humans, rather than just researching Coronavirus' to find out better how they worked. The science writer apparently spoke to experts and seems like a reasonable, rat...
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

mr bungle wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 8:31 am
towny wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 8:30 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 5:43 am Interesting article that I might not have come across elsewhere. Why I come to PR :thumbup:
:thumbup:
Well I don’t come for the rugby anymore, do I?
:lol:

Nice!
by towny
Sat May 08, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 100
Views: 2225

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

mr bungle wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 5:43 am Interesting article that I might not have come across elsewhere. Why I come to PR :thumbup:
:thumbup: