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by towny
Fri May 07, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Some of the best quality boredies have been screaming for mid-week games for a long time, so this experiment is fantastic! The marketing has to be good though - RA and 9/Stan need to have a blitz and make these games an event. Mid-week for special games makes so much sense for many reasons: - Zero p...
by towny
Fri May 07, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Dan54. wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:14 am Going to be a few players used in the series I imagine , and kudos to France for helping RA to make it happen.
:thumbup:
by towny
Fri May 07, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tony Brown bails on the Trans-Tasman comp
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Tony Brown bails on the Trans-Tasman comp

It would be awful if NZR got angry and Brown left the national set-up. He's got a LOT of potential as a coach and every minute he's in the NZ system is bad for the good guys.
by towny
Thu May 06, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

McMahon was looking for an invite but he will not be required https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/mcmahon-wants-wallabies-return-but-rennie-happy-with-local-backrowers-20210504-p57ouq.html If he wants to play, he should sign with the Tahs. I understand taking him if backrow was a position of w...
by towny
Thu May 06, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I’d take Cooper back in a second. He did his knee in 2011 and maybe lost a spot of pace. Reds averaged 30k that year and A lot of people were there for him and the style that he brought to the Reds. He had his flaws but what a star. FFS that was 10 years ago. Learnt to tackle yet?! NO! Exactly what...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I’d take Cooper back in a second. He did his knee in 2011 and maybe lost a spot of pace. Reds averaged 30k that year and A lot of people were there for him and the style that he brought to the Reds. He had his flaws but what a star.
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

McMahon was looking for an invite but he will not be required https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/mcmahon-wants-wallabies-return-but-rennie-happy-with-local-backrowers-20210504-p57ouq.html If he wants to play, he should sign with the Tahs. I understand taking him if backrow was a position of w...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8552
Views: 695529

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

Think I’ll biff off Disney and dip back into Apple TV then. My 5 year old can swivel. We had ATV free for a year when it launched but everything seemed to resemble the smelly stuff that falls softly from a dogs arse. Looks like it’s finding it’s feet :thumbup: They’ve got some good stuff but they’r...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8552
Views: 695529

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

Have any of you fools even seen Mythic Quest? I see these other shows you're raving about and...... No love for "Ted Lasso" ? What about " For all Mankind"? This is good stuff people. I don't want to even give up the premise of the For all Mankind - it's got a twist in the first 5 mins. I'm glad I ...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Legal advice regarding divorce
Replies: 75
Views: 2911

Re: Legal advice regarding divorce

Thanks for all the very helpful comments and advice. The house is worth close to NZ$2m and together they have almost cleared the mortgage, so he stands to get a decent wedge from that. He definitely needs a lawyer to handle the negotiations and he has a father who he can lean on for emotional suppo...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Legal advice regarding divorce
Replies: 75
Views: 2911

Re: Legal advice regarding divorce

backrow wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:36 am
mr bungle wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:31 am
backrow wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:27 am Getting divorced from a kiwi chick ?
Do fuck off you bug eyed cunt.
Knew that would get you , you wanker :lol:
Ching headshot
Mate, you're way out of line. Pull your head in.
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 57
Views: 1167

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

Why was FF dropped? Are they hoping to bring him on with 25 to go and maul the shit out of the Reds? He did go off injured last week and was in doubt for this week... And with McInerney also out injured they're short on hookers. You got to think the Reds front row are licking their lips. What with ...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8552
Views: 695529

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

Have any of you fools even seen Mythic Quest? I see these other shows you're raving about and...... No love for "Ted Lasso"? What about "For all Mankind"? This is good stuff people. I don't want to even give up the premise of the For all Mankind - it's got a twist in the first 5 mins. I'm glad I did...
by towny
Wed May 05, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Not to alarm you at all, but China...
Replies: 55
Views: 2676

Re: Not to alarm you at all, but China...

For the briefest of moments, Mick thought he was part of the gang…….
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highly respected UK paper shows shocking National stats
Replies: 44
Views: 1921

Re: Highly respected UK paper shows shocking National stats

Leinsterman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 11:03 am 40% of people wash their towels after every use? Are they not showering/bathing themselves properly?
If you read the details of that study, that same 40% only wash their towels once a year.
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

DHP might tear the walls down when it comes to the trans tasman comp. Only player likely to unseat an uninjured Banks IMO. Isn’t he 40? And slow? He’s not a bad player but I can’t see why someone would like him but not like Banks. I don't know why anyone would prefer him either. But he's 31, a soli...
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

JOC is another left-field 15 option. Essentially plays there on kick defence for the Reds. Makes room for Lolesio at 10 Petaia is still who I would go for though. Morahan 2.0 as the emergency cover. You keep using Morahan as an insult. You know he's playing phenomenally for one if the best teams in...
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

JOC is another left-field 15 option. Essentially plays there on kick defence for the Reds. Makes room for Lolesio at 10 Petaia is still who I would go for though. Morahan 2.0 as the emergency cover. You start Banks with Petaia or Wright moving there late in the tests against France, injuries permit...
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Zakar wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 5:35 am DHP might tear the walls down when it comes to the trans tasman comp. Only player likely to unseat an uninjured Banks IMO.
Isn’t he 40? And slow? He’s not a bad player but I can’t see why someone would like him but not like Banks.
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I'd invite them both to camp then tell everyone it's an open competition and let's see who wants it the most. It's a bit like hooker, no clear-cut standout so turn it into a bit of a bloodbath and see who steps up. Maddocks hasn't earned the right to be in camp. It would like inviting Dave Porecki ...
by towny
Tue May 04, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

If Hodge is the alternative lock Banks in for the next five years. I don't think he's amazing, and he hasn't shown a heap to suggest he'll step up at Test level, but he's been the best fullback in Australia this year and at a certain point that should be rewarded. Put Wright and Koroibete on either...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?
Replies: 82
Views: 1899

Re: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?

Biden only has two years to get this through. GOP will likely get the house and Senate back in November 2022 and they'll block this if he doesn't get it done by then. Not worried about EU. Plenty of countries will veto that down. Has the EU ever passed a law about internet services that didn’t back...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is Going on in France?
Replies: 347
Views: 9209

Re: What is Going on in France?

This thread has become the online equivalent of two drunk hobos trying to shit in a hat.
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?
Replies: 82
Views: 1899

Re: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?

Biden only has two years to get this through. GOP will likely get the house and Senate back in November 2022 and they'll block this if he doesn't get it done by then. Not worried about EU. Plenty of countries will veto that down. Has the EU ever passed a law about internet services that didn’t back...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?
Replies: 82
Views: 1899

Re: A Global Corporation Tax - The Winners and the Losers?

There would be no incentive to invest in other countries either. That makes zero sense. It makes perfect sense. Ireland’s low corporate tax rate is THE major reason why so many foreign companies choose to relocate their business to be based here. Look, I don’t like it either, I don’t think it’s fai...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27299
Views: 1059162

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The AFR's Jennifer Hewett on Insiders this morning coined the following adaptation of Roosevelt's foreign policy mantra "speak softly and carry a big stick" about Australia's political engagement with China; "We are talking very loudly and carrying a very small stick". Interesting given she's a rag...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

hilarious....
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is Going on in France?
Replies: 347
Views: 9209

Re: What is Going on in France?

Cannot take accusations of racism seriously from a Frenchie. Any nationalities you would? Just curious. Sweden and Norway appear less racist than France. I live in Sweden and there's plenty of racism here. What is it that makes you think there is less than somewhere else? I'm not saying you're wron...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Comparing Latham to a journeyman like Banks :lol: Latho was bigger and had a far bigger boot. More importantly he was great in attack whereas Banks wouldn't threaten a pub team . And yet, first in the competition for clean breaks and fifth for defenders beaten.... :roll: Perhaps it's more to do wit...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

Well there is no real reason to take them, just hold the population centres. The reason is they will retreat there and attack Australia's position from there. The hills and mountains are in the urban areas too. It'll be costly to to establish a foothold and maintain. The US couldn't do it in Vietna...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

Well there is no real reason to take them, just hold the population centres. The reason is they will retreat there and attack Australia's position from there. The hills and mountains are in the urban areas too. It'll be costly to to establish a foothold and maintain. The US couldn't do it in Vietna...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

TranceNRG wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 11:18 am No.
Want some more facts or is it better for you to try and remember how you felt 16 years ago?
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Comparing Latham to a journeyman like Banks :lol: Latho was bigger and had a far bigger boot. More importantly he was great in attack whereas Banks wouldn't threaten a pub team . And yet, first in the competition for clean breaks and fifth for defenders beaten.... :roll: Perhaps it's more to do wit...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 530
Views: 10493

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Comparing Latham to a journeyman like Banks :lol: Latho was bigger and had a far bigger boot. More importantly he was great in attack whereas Banks wouldn't threaten a pub team . And yet, first in the competition for clean breaks and fifth for defenders beaten.... :roll: :lol: Murdered by words. 😂
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

A war between Oz vs NZ would be a stalemate. Realistically NZ wouldn't try to invade Aust but an Oz invasion of NZ would be difficult because of the terrain. Māori would be an extremely tough nut to crack. With Chinese weapons and support in the hands of New Zealanders an Australian invasion would ...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

A war between Oz vs NZ would be a stalemate. Realistically NZ wouldn't try to invade Aust but an Oz invasion of NZ would be difficult because of the terrain. Māori would be an extremely tough nut to crack. With Chinese weapons and support in the hands of New Zealanders an Australian invasion would ...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

You're gunning for two Vietnams? :? Yes. I want Australia to invade New Zealand. Sure it will suck for the guys we send there but I'm too old so not my problem. But your country will be left a mess that will take generations to recover from. Perhaps you will never recover from it. Other benefits wi...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SuperAU Preliminary Final - Force v Brumbies
Replies: 119
Views: 1263

Re: SuperAU Preliminary Final - Force v Brumbies

It’s fcken hilarious, I can shut my eyes and see ‘Warren’ doing this Even down to the Winnie Blues. Then he’d probably move on to his pivotal role in Long Tan :lol: I've met a couple of blokes that were at Long Tan, towny probably has as well. I have also witnessed the annual punch up in the car pa...
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

Māori would be an extremely tough nut to crack. With Chinese weapons and support in the hands of New Zealanders an Australian invasion would be their Vietnam. :lol: And here I was thinking that Vietnam was our Vietnam. You're gunning for two Vietnams? :? Yes. I want Australia to invade New Zealand....
by towny
Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 2999

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

A war between Oz vs NZ would be a stalemate. Realistically NZ wouldn't try to invade Aust but an Oz invasion of NZ would be difficult because of the terrain. Terrain? What terrain? Wellington is flat as a pancake. New Zealand has no navy or air force. It wouldn't be a war - it would be a blockade a...