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by towny
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chinese Tyranny
Replies: 42
Views: 1102

Re: Chinese Tyranny

The human rights organisation Amnesty International has said China is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the north-western region that is home to the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. In a report published on Thursday, Amnesty called on the UN to investigate, saying China had subjec...
by towny
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Much to learn from Sydney re stadium fiasco(s) but they already have good stadiums, use QE2 and get a transport line by rail/light rail out there. Looking forward to watching the 10m platform street dancing QEII has poor public transport, is miles from the centre and is easily the worst stadium eve...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8523

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

All I'm saying is if you Australians serve up the same shit next year it will be the same result. Rather than spit your VB out and slag off the messenger sort your rugby out All I’m saying is that you don’t have the depth for 12 teams, and as such, the standard is poop. 12 teams….. your best side w...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8523

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Haha

I thought we were talking about your piss-ant club comp. if you cut 9 teams you might have the same standard as Super Rugby AU.

As it is, it’s rubbish.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Brisbane is a great choice for the Olympics, and if they get the games it will be a great event. Towny, I agree with you that there isn't a surplus of hotel accommodation in Brisbane, but there is lots on the Gold Coast which is 100km away from the centre of Brisbane. I disagree with you on everyth...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8523

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Exactly, which is why reinstating a proper format next season - whomever might be in it - can only be a good thing. The reviled conference system failed for several reasons but one not often discussed was also this encouragement of comparing each nation's collective strengths rather than the indivi...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8523

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

This year was thrown together. Next year it will be excellent.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Qld Rugby need to get some free money to pour into Ballymore.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Brisbane is a great choice for the Olympics, and if they get the games it will be a great event. Towny, I agree with you that there isn't a surplus of hotel accommodation in Brisbane, but there is lots on the Gold Coast which is 100km away from the centre of Brisbane. I disagree with you on everyth...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Brisbane is a great choice for the Olympics, and if they get the games it will be a great event. Towny, I agree with you that there isn't a surplus of hotel accommodation in Brisbane, but there is lots on the Gold Coast which is 100km away from the centre of Brisbane. I disagree with you on everyth...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

When was the last time an Olympic stadium didn’t have a train station? The Gabba is half the size of the next smallest Olympic stadium since 200BC. It doesn’t even have a decent sized car park. It’s in a suburb and it couldn’t be made any bigger. Maybe they can have the judo there. The Chandler Aqu...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

QEII has poor public transport, is miles from the centre and is easily the worst stadium ever built by anyone. In the unlikely event that Brisbane was awarded the Olympics there is a 100% guarantee that it would need a new stadium. Think they'll throw coupla bob at the Gabba rather than QEII https:...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Because Garland was almost certainly appointed with them knowing his take on this situation, this is exactly the sort of thing which gets covered in transition. And even if they ignored their due diligence during transition preferring to be incompetent it doesn't preclude commentary from the WH now...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

In the unlikely event that Brisbane was awarded the Olympics there is a 100% guarantee that it would need a new stadium. Aren't they the only bidder? Bold call to decide to just skip 2032 instead. I’m sure someone else will put their hand up. I love Brisbane - grew up there. It has 17 hotel rooms a...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:57 pm No.

Cannot be bothered to look. I am sure you support both families in their quests for justice.

But feel free to smear me if it gives you a little chubby.
Sure you do 😉
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Seems reasonable https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1403052922016051200 :lol: There’s no one too crazy for you to follow. What’s your thoughts on Democrats eating babies and worshiping the devil? I had never though about it. Clearly you have. I do not think they do. Ashley Babbits family are ...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane 2032 Olympics
Replies: 49
Views: 1199

Re: Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Much to learn from Sydney re stadium fiasco(s) but they already have good stadiums, use QE2 and get a transport line by rail/light rail out there. Looking forward to watching the 10m platform street dancing QEII has poor public transport, is miles from the centre and is easily the worst stadium eve...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I hear that Valetini doesn’t do push ups Instead, he pushes the Earth down . You know, I fully expect that after the Wallabies lose against NZ 5-blot in this year's further expanded Bledisloe, after Ritchie Mo'uaga scores 8 tries down the blind off set piece scrum moves, Slimmy, towny, Zakar et al ...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

shanky wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 pm No one got my Chuck Norris joke reference

Cunce.

:(
We got it. It was very, very funny.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Wallabies will leave ‘in droves’ if we pick overseas players like Springboks: Rennie ... <snip> ... But earlier this week former Wallaby Drew Mitchell called for those moving overseas or based beyond these shores to not be forgotten. “Where we are in this country and up against different sports, we...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Do I remember a time when Sluggy wasn’t like bimbo? I think so. He wasn’t always like this, right? Is it just me or is he going cray-cray?
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Because Garland was almost certainly appointed with them knowing his take on this situation, this is exactly the sort of thing which gets covered in transition. And even if they ignored their due diligence during transition preferring to be incompetent it doesn't preclude commentary from the WH now...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Reminds me a few guys I knew in the army - they weren’t good enough to play test rugby either.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Why are you framing your argument against Biden and not the AG, Merrick Garland? He’s the one making the decisions you don’t like.
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I feel like I'm going insane reading this thread, actually being gaslit by you lot. I can remember maybe one long range penalty he's ever kicked? All the rest the commentators go OOOH HE HAD THE DISTANCE BUT HE'S JUST PUSHED IT WIDE AND THE WALLABIES GO INTO THE HALF DOWN 10! When he played flyhalf...
by towny
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

shanky wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:05 am :lol:

I think we should invoke the mercy rule at this point.
:thumbup:
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

TBF Hodge has always performed very well at test level, often being the catalyst for a win. Hes a big stage player and Rennie will not forget what he has done in his short coaching tenure. Catalyst for the win….. can you name a few times? He was at 13 and got a length of the field intercept vs the ...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Good article on why everyone needs to take a deep breath. Not really. The DoJ can take the position they have, there is a reasonable case for saying responding to questions is part of the job, but they aren't obliged to go full in and say even if a politician flat out lies that's part of the job, t...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Olo wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:00 pm Not to mention getting more than a few penalty kicks from his own side of halfway in tests.
How many did he miss that would have won the game? Did he any monster kicks win a game?
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 873
Views: 17949

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I think he was also on the wing for a win against the AIGs a couple of years ago where he showed surprising speed and ran almost the length of the pitch for a score. Those three could be aberrations though….. Is that when JOC did that great stuff and put him away? He was the catalyst for that win b...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How do you think you will go?
Replies: 45
Views: 1419

Re: How do you think you will go?

About 3 years ago I posted an incident where I was in my car in a car park in Miami Beach and I got a lump of dry bread and chicken stuck down my air passage. Luckily I stayed calm and found someone to give me the Heimlich. His name was Jesus, who saved me - genuine. A good 90 seconds+ without air....
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 pm You post them if you think relevant to this thread.

I answered your question.
It’s okay. We both know. You stopped thinking for yourself a while ago. Hang on, maybe you don’t know that. You need to wait for a meme or tweet to tell you what your opinion is.

👍
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Bernie as nominee would have guaranteed a Trump landslide. Thanks Liz! Quite the opposite, Bernie was the Democrat who could take away Trumps working class supporters that carried him in 2016. Who believes that myth? Bernie never got more than 30%. Americans are morons - they think Biden is a commu...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Seems reasonable https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1403052922016051200 :lol: There’s no one too crazy for you to follow. What’s your thoughts on Democrats eating babies and worshiping the devil? I had never though about it. Clearly you have. I do not think they do. Ashley Babbits family are ...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Seems reasonable https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1403052922016051200 :lol: There’s no one too crazy for you to follow. What’s your thoughts on Democrats eating babies and worshiping the devil? I had never though about it. Clearly you have. I do not think they do. Ashley Babbits family are ...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128731
Views: 6028955

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

Mick Mannock wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:55 pm Seems reasonable

https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/statu ... 2016051200
:lol:

There’s no one too crazy for you to follow.
What’s your thoughts on Democrats eating babies and worshiping the devil?
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Bernie as nominee would have guaranteed a Trump landslide.

Thanks Liz!
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1525

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

:shock: I genuinely thought Mr Dominator was an Irish multi taking the piss out of poms with a parody account. For years!!! I have laughed at many posts. This is like finding out Alan Partridge is real. p.s. Isn't it a bit weird how the English media is demanding that sovereign nations should follo...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2366
Views: 79901

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

You should probably rethink your expectations - I'm pretty sure you actually don't want another Trump, albeit one that is aligned with your ideology. And don't get me wrong, I am dying for those cretins to face justice, but in the long run it's really important that Biden isn't the one handing it o...
by towny
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1525

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

:shock: I genuinely thought Mr Dominator was an Irish multi taking the piss out of poms with a parody account. For years!!! I have laughed at many posts. This is like finding out Alan Partridge is real. p.s. Isn't it a bit weird how the English media is demanding that sovereign nations should follow...