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by Jeff the Bear
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Exasperated Wales Ratings v Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Jeff's All New and Exasperated Wales Ratings v Scotland

15. Leigh Halfpenny – Remarkably, he didn’t appear to make one tackle from the official stats. A stat that speaks to the general insipidness of the other overall game. 4/10 14. Liam Williams – Apart from one up and under he regathered, he never got into the game. 4/10 13. Jon Davies – There are a nu...
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:31 pm What does Nige say?
Nige would tell Oirish not to take any comfort from his words ‘IT’S NOT SUCCOUR!’


Edit - look guys, you just won’t get a better Nige pun than that. I’d just take it and be happy, if I were you.
I appreciated it :thumbup:
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Are Ireland soft? Are Wales hard? Yes according to Rassie Erasmus

P in VG wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:39 pm Years of inbreeding and working down the mines has made them tough alright. Stupid but tough.
Pipe down softie

Don't be so mean, otherwise his scented candles and chamomile tea won't be enough to get him over his jitters, and he'll have to cry into his pillow again tonight.
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 55
Views: 1395

Re: New Zealand

We have a rule in our house that we only buy Kiwi wine (red and white). More expensive than the Aussie stuff, but you've got to support local in my opinion. We only drink Pinot Noir's and Merlot/Malbec, so we're reasonably well catered for in the local market. The wife and I shared a bottle of this ...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6693

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Thoroughly enjoyed it (got disturbed half way through so had to watch the second half on delay). Whenever I see teams give it the All Blacks in the first 20, my initial thought is that they won't be able to do this for the full 80...but the Wallabies did it. Was very impressed with their newcomers, ...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How to fix the Celtic league
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: How to fix the Celtic league

We all know it's a steaming pile of poo and it needs changing rapido. Why not kick out Connacht as well as Zebra, two Welsh bottom feeders and the shite South African sides. Then get in the four top Saffa sides and you have a much stronger competition. Alternatively you can stay with this piss weak...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions
Replies: 44
Views: 1443

Re: Alun Wyn Jones replaces Owen Farrell as favourite to captain the Lions

I like AWJ and think he’d be a good captain but does he still have the ability to play at the highest level? He didn’t look too arsed playing for the Pissprays post lockdown (who would, I suppose). Maybe our Welsh friends can fill us in on their thoughts on his ability to hang in there for another ...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 6947

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

crouchy wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:29 pm Image

A fcuking charity. :lol:
Just read that and came to make the exact same post. :lol:

What next? Mrs Tibbens from next door's opinion of what a lovely young lad he is. FFS!
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Our old friend is still at it
Replies: 282
Views: 16977

Re: Our old friend is still at it

Well fucking hell! I can remember a time when I thought the bored was going to genuinely die because of his near constant fucking up of threads. To think that the bored survived him, both figuratively and literally.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24722
Views: 1115112

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

maverickmak wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:49 am Eddie Jones attempting to poach Tommy Reffell?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugby ... ssion=true
Sickening, but unsurprising from Perfidious Albion.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223819

Re: NZ Politics Thread

You'd think after various govts have put things out for tender they would learn the cheapest option is not always the best after this many years of doing it. I disagree with Dark on almost everything...but that is the most sensible post on here. The issue however is that in practicality, for someon...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone heard from Globus?
Replies: 283
Views: 19291

Re: Has anyone heard from Globus?

Short Man Syndrome wrote:Ah, so rumours of the Oundle Thruple are just that. Shame...
Tbf, it's tough to have a three-some with masks on.
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Snooker World Champs SF - Final Frame
Replies: 37
Views: 1325

Re: Snooker World Champs SF - Final Frame

I think the guardian might be go a bit over the top:
Ronnie kisses the silver lady and gently raises the trophy! What an incredible example of our species he is.
:lol:
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24722
Views: 1115112

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

From the Wail: Welsh-qualified Joe Maksymiw, who joined from Connacht, will add depth at second row, with Matthew Screech arguably the country’s form lock at regional level before Covid-19 brought the campaign to a halt. https://66.media.tumblr.com/4f0837cd7c63c8f2fcd1eb63ab013684/tumblr_inline_o7h1...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223819

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So, I'm working from home again (my company has a Covid policy to be ahead of the curve, so even at Lockdown Level 2, everyone has been told to bugger off home). After an intensive day of getting my shit out of the office, and then dealing to the kids, I'm only really starting work now...one of the ...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223819

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Well that's a fucker.
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...
Replies: 47
Views: 1731

Re: An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...

While Moore was a bit shit I reckon For your eyes only was the best bond movie - from the epic ski chase, the underwater scene to the rock climbing - f**king great action. I reckon Goldeneye has the best selection of action sequences. Bungee jump down a dam, followed by jumping after a plane over a...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...
Replies: 47
Views: 1731

An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...

...are all better Bonds than any Englishman: Sean Connery voted best Bond, with Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan runners up Sean Connery has swept to victory in a new survey seeking to find the best ever James Bond, with actors assumed to be strong contenders sidelined in favour of dark sheep. Conn...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24722
Views: 1115112

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

He'll be nigh on 30, most likely Japan. Shame, one of, if not, the most talented ball player I've ever seen Now dont get me wrong, I like Anscombe but I wouldn't go that far. One of the most talented fly halves to play for Wales in my lifetime sure but lets be honest here if he was that talented he...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1977

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Wasn't Deans equally fêted until he went abroad and bombed. Surely Robertson would have to go outside of NZ to 'prove' himself.
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Only in Wales?
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Only in Wales?

Given my experience, potato based violence is definitely not confined to Wales...in fact, come the small hours of any given weekend, chip shop brawls are a common occurrence across the Isle.
by Jeff the Bear
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 2610

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

On a side note, the whole 'hip high tackles are safer for head injuries' always seemed like bollocks to me...and this is why.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Advice from some fellow kiwis
Replies: 54
Views: 1223

Re: Advice from some fellow kiwis

You're picking too far south...Northland is where it's at. :smug:
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Huge explosion in Beirut
Replies: 130
Views: 6068

Re: Huge explosion in Beirut

crouchy wrote:
camroc1 wrote:Two and a half tonnes of ammonium nitrate apparently.
Two and a half thousand tonnes Cammy.
That'll do it! :shock:
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3063

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Aaron Wainwright for me. Thought he was a big lummox and that he was just filling a shirt until someone better came along/injured players got back...and notwithstanding that he's had a drop in form lately and is still at the beginning of his career, he has in in his time become a linchpin in a Grand...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You've got to get them up there girls
Replies: 34
Views: 2750

Re: You've got to get them up there girls

Genuinely don't see a problem with it.
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24722
Views: 1115112

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

According to the Wail: Roberts becomes Ryan’s latest signing, following in the footsteps of Wales pair Jonah Holmes and Nick Tompkins, and Welsh-qualified lock Joe Maksymiw. Wales Six Nations lock find Will Rowlands is set to join from Wasps and new Welsh-qualified prop Greg Bateman from Leicester T...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 2166

Re: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020

I reckon the refs have got that wrong between them. You may disagree with it, but they said they would stamp out 9's milking penalties around rucks. Smith could have avoided that and made a meal of it instead.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish catnip
Replies: 31
Views: 1510

Re: Irish catnip

I genuinely thought this was going to be a thread about potatoes.
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NH Autumn Internationals
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: NH Autumn Internationals

Why is one group considerably tougher than the other?

Also, wouldn't it have more a lot more sense to maybe have had all the teams on the British Isles together (with Fiji based in London)? Then let the continental types infect each other?
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14510

Re: Gatland OUT

This current run reminds me a lot of a couple of times during the Wales era whereby the team went through periods of multiple close losses. Of the 6 games so far, the Cheifs have lost by less than one score in 4 of the games, 8 points in another one, and only the Blues game did they not get within a...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8300
Views: 625374

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

Billions
The Expanse
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Problematic Choons
Replies: 64
Views: 1481

Re: Problematic Choons

One of the middle verses of Money For Nothing liberally uses 'faggot'. Cracking song mind. I've played this one out in party sets, constantly amazed that we were never pulled up for the faggot word by the management... I'm glad I don't have to play 'Blurred Lines' ever again, too. Must have had to ...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Problematic Choons
Replies: 64
Views: 1481

Re: Problematic Choons

One of the middle verses of Money For Nothing liberally uses 'faggot'. Cracking song mind. TBF, in that case it was literally a guy saying those sorts of things that inspired the song. I don't necessarily think millionaire rock star Mark Knopfler was seriously saying that all millionaire rock stars...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Problematic Choons
Replies: 64
Views: 1481

Re: Problematic Choons

One of the middle verses of Money For Nothing liberally uses 'faggot'. Cracking song mind.
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4759

Re: Pretentious Names

Alyn instead of Alan, for example. What's the psychological driver behind such things? May or may not be the case here, but in Welsh, y is an I sound, hence names like 'Dylan'. You'll often see Welsh names where the Y has replaced the I. However, given that the normal way to spell the name is with ...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4759

Re: Pretentious Names

Alyn instead of Alan, for example. What's the psychological driver behind such things? May or may not be the case here, but in Welsh, y is an I sound, hence names like 'Dylan'. You'll often see Welsh names where the Y has replaced the I. However, given that the normal way to spell the name is with ...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223819

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I fail to see how Ardern looks massively strong , either she didn’t know one of her ministers was having an affair with a staffer... I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that becoming PM also granted the person omnipotence. Why, on earth, would she be expected to know what people are doing behind closed doors...