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by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overseas Australians could face jail for trying to come home
Replies: 320
Views: 5783

Re: Overseas Australians could face jail for trying to come home

Brumbie_Steve wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 12:48 am The criminal penalties already existed. The feds chose to look tough after closing the loophole by highlighting the penalties.
This!
The big problem was that the Govt cannot enact any policy without inserting some stuff into so everyone is in no doubt that they're complete, craven cnuts.
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere
Replies: 35
Views: 811

Re: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere

In a move that will be fairly commonplace in this part of the world, my organisation is implementing a flexible working policy that mandates a minimum two days per week in the office. Areas of the business are free to stipulate certain days where employees in that area are expected to be in the off...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

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

If the proponents of the lab theory didn't go full retard and try to prove that the virus was engineered in the face of lots of evidence it wasn't, all whilst attacking pretty much every coronavirus researcher on social media, they'd be far more persuasive. It's very clear the CCP both covered up t...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

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

Couldn't be bothered going over the whole thing in my state, so will look at a bit and assume the rest is just as bad. The furin cleavage site. The furin cleavage site is a minute part of the virus’s anatomy but one that exerts great influence on its infectivity. It sits in the middle of the SARS2 ...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?
Replies: 72
Views: 2114

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

Jacinda Adern looking very affable and attractive on The Project tonight, trying to encourage Aussies to visit New Zealand. She comes across as very friendly and natural. She's awesome! She's a much younger, much more attractive Helen Clark but also PM, also Labour, and also with a rather deep voic...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere
Replies: 35
Views: 811

Re: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere

In a move that will be fairly commonplace in this part of the world, my organisation is implementing a flexible working policy that mandates a minimum two days per week in the office. Areas of the business are free to stipulate certain days where employees in that area are expected to be in the off...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere
Replies: 35
Views: 811

Re: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere

In a move that will be fairly commonplace in this part of the world, my organisation is implementing a flexible working policy that mandates a minimum two days per week in the office. Areas of the business are free to stipulate certain days where employees in that area are expected to be in the off...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere
Replies: 35
Views: 811

Re: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere

Leinsterman wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 6:14 pm Read Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber!
I reckon a load of us fit into that category
I’m going to check that book out! 👍
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 176
Views: 3018

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

Look at these sweet numbers: https://preview.redd.it/hrk90o6ni1y61.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=58a6c18f03021b301923dcb3cabce8ac63d91578 That is awesome!! Rugby has become a real bargain for Nine/Stan and it's great for Oz rugby that Nine's bet has paid off so well. You'd hope that these ra...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 176
Views: 3018

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 You think one s...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 176
Views: 3018

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

How about the DDT from Wright on Stewart? How that was missed is baffling. Anyway, I went to the game. The atmosphere was electric. That's the only word for it. The last 20 minutes were insane. Just pure unadulterated raw screaming. Everyone was going off their tits. There was a moment when Berry c...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 49
Views: 988

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

La soule wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 4:56 pm Skelton is quite player up here.

Very physical, full on for 80 minutes, Australia offers quite a challenge in every contest situations. It willl be quite a battle.
I’m glad the big fella is going well. What did you think of
Sitaleki Timani?
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 254
Views: 5427

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

A gentle reminder that while you’re all pontificating about fairness and inclusion, most of you will be entirely unaffected, both in terms of safety and opportunity to play sport, whatever way current or future rules and regulations go. Most of you have the luxury of talking about this from a theor...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 254
Views: 5427

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

A gentle reminder that while you’re all pontificating about fairness and inclusion, most of you will be entirely unaffected, both in terms of safety and opportunity to play sport, whatever way current or future rules and regulations go. Most of you have the luxury of talking about this from a theor...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 506
Views: 20870

Re: Anybody into Crypto

Bitcoin has taken a fair hit. What might be the reason or is there a reason? Cause it is a pyramid scheme that requires masses of new people coming in at the bottom to keep it running and they are starting to run short. The posters who will get their knickers in a twist and claim this is not true b...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 506
Views: 20870

Re: Anybody into Crypto

Bitcoin has taken a fair hit. What might be the reason or is there a reason? Cause it is a pyramid scheme that requires masses of new people coming in at the bottom to keep it running and they are starting to run short. The posters who will get their knickers in a twist and claim this is not true b...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 254
Views: 5427

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

Sorry, either trans women are women or they’re not, if by YOUR measure they need a judge to decide then they’re not. I agree with you that Transgender women should be sent to a women's prison. But ultimately it's a judge who needs to make that call. So lawyers decide and their decisions are based o...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC
Replies: 254
Views: 5427

Re: NZ Transgender Weightlifter Cleared to Compete by the IOC

BlueThunder wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 11:05 am "Gender" itself is a bunch of meaningless stereotypes and outdated socially constructed roles. Split sports by biological sex at birth, "gender" is entirely irrelevant.
Interesting….

I don’t know about this. I need to think on it.
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May
Replies: 34
Views: 568

Re: Trans Tasman SR: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May

Great draw for the Aussie teams. 14 home games v 11 away. All the kiwi teams have 2 home games, and 3 away, except the Canes who get 3 at home v 2 away.. Force drew the short straw amongst the Aussie teams. 2 home v 3 away. Brumbies will be on a plane Monday to play the Crusaders who get to have a ...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 49
Views: 988

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…. The only games I watched were the two games against Argentina. I thought there was a lot of attacking potential but wasted by a lack of direction. But I think bo...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

The coverage of yesterday’s Super Rugby Oz final from Channel 9 was first class. Fox have never been close, and only half of that reason is because they didn’t care. They just don’t have the capability. It made me realise how important the move away from Fox was, and not just because Pay TV is a par...
by towny
Sun May 09, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 176
Views: 3018

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 254
Views: 5427

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 111
Views: 2599

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 111
Views: 2599

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 49
Views: 988

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 176
Views: 3018

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: 111
Views: 2599

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 ...