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by Jeff the Bear
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517414

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

Pentagon tells Trump to fudge off when he asks for a military parade and send off. Hopefully the crew of Air Force One tell him the same thing when he lands in Florida, and toss his bags out onto the tarmac... https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/us-election-donald-trumps-request-for-huge-military-styl...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Support Group
Replies: 75
Views: 1811

Re: 6N Support Group

First memory - Ieuan Evans rounding Underwood to score in 93. I must have watched games before that, but that is the first time something momentous enough happened to stick in the mind. Happiest memory - Equal between Gibbsy splitting the English defence in the last minute in 99, and beating Ireland...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CVC save rugby
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: CVC save rugby

I reckon you could get a fairly fierce bidding war between Sky, BT and Amazon. I have a sneaking suspicion that Amazon will win (and bid big as well).
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517414

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

If there is any truth in the rumours re Obama’s collusion with former Italian Prime Minister, Renzi, then they should be facing serious convictions. Jaw dropping. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously Derps, get a grip. You’ll soon see! “Over the next 10 days we get to see the machines that are crooked...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?
Replies: 47
Views: 980

Re: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?

I have good news and I have bad news. The Bay of Islands has so many dolphins, that the local charters offer money back guarantees if you don't see any. Bad news is the government has recently banned people swimming with the dolphins as they've been 'loving them to death'. https://i.stuff.co.nz/trav...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!

Which 'sport' has earned him more money? Darts by some distance. There's a decent amount be made in darts these days if you're decent. He's made about 2 million pounds in 7 years, 1.3 of which in the last 2 years: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/uk-sport-news/how-much-gerwyn-price-worth-19556548
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!

It was like watching a BDO final. :lol: It was distinctly better than that. The middle sets were about as good as anyone has ever played in a final. Yes, Anderson didn't really come to the party, but apart from his late wobble, Price's darts were ridiculously good (highest one set average in a Worl...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Gerwyn Price!
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Congratulations Gerwyn Price!

I think I speak for all right minded rugby folk in wishing ex rugby Pro Gerwyn Price congratulations at winning the darts World Championship and becoming World No.1. :thumbup:
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517414

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

Mick is going all in here. Mick how about if there is no evidence of fraud found and when Biden becomes president next January, you have to flounce? OK. If both conditions are met. As if you don't know, but he's making the point that no matter what happens, in your head, the conditions will never b...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up

Shit everywhere Jeff. You've probably become inured to it living there that long Maybe I lived a cloistered existence back in the UK, and maybe it's something that ths peoples in the outer reaches of the British Isles also partake of, but it was something of a shock to the system to have to deal wi...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up

Shit everywhere Jeff. You've probably become inured to it living there that long Maybe I lived a cloistered existence back in the UK, and maybe it's something that ths peoples in the outer reaches of the British Isles also partake of, but it was something of a shock to the system to have to deal wi...
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up
Replies: 22
Views: 932

Re: Kiwis told to stop shitting the place up

But regions with driving distance of major cities – including Northland, Coromandel and the top of the South Island – have seen high growth
They're not wrong. I went to Mangawhai yesterday and it was heaving with, what I presumed, were Jafas. Didn’t see anyone shit on the street mind.
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SH types - do you celebrate your winter solstice?
Replies: 41
Views: 1301

Re: SH types - do you celebrate your winter solstice?

My office in Northland celebrates 'Mid-Winter Christmas'. We essentially get two office parties. I like the idea as I'm still yet to get used to summer Christmas time. We even got the Christmas tree out this winter and let the boys decorate it.
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Say goodbye to 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 1198

Re: Say goodbye to 2020

guy smiley wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:09 pm Gotta love Garage Project :thumbup:
They are a bit style over substance, where the major difference between some brews is the fancy can art. Having said that, I've got a few of their cans in my beer fridge, and they can make good drops.
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 50 Best Rugby Players of 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1460

50 Best Rugby Players of 2020

...according to the Western Wail: 50. Sam Simmonds He hasn't played for England since 2018, but that's their loss. For his double-winning club Exeter, the back-rower has been an inspiration en route to being named European player of the year. 49. Josh Adams Not a vintage year for Adams, given his tr...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9517
Views: 492411

Re: Anthony Joshua

I’m almost hoping for a believable excuse from Smith... like he broke his hand on the ring walk or something... Look at that face - not a mark on it. Just got to accept he got battered by the much better fighter. I know it looks like he just went in there and took a beating for his money but I can'...
by Jeff the Bear
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9517
Views: 492411

Re: Anthony Joshua

Canelo is such a tank. Just relentless in coming forward.

Smith needs to do something if he wants to win. Can't help but feel he's there for the payday though and he's more interested in protecting himself for future fights.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9517
Views: 492411

Re: Anthony Joshua

Anonymous 1 wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:14 pm I know Canelo is favourite and the judges would never give it to Smith but I've got to have £50 on Smith knocking out the granite jawed Alvarez
Whats your odds?
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Famous Rugby Moments a TMO would have ruined
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: Famous Rugby Moments a TMO would have ruined

Never gets old:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp1sYi ... uggieBear1

Tbf, the try was deserved if no other reason than Sexton put in possibly the worst kick from hand in history.
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheapest gear in the world.
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Cheapest gear in the world.

"Incinerated"
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 707
Views: 19396

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

This Australian government is awful. That's all I've been saying for this entire thread, yet when I say even more moderate things about our government I get called A-CCP, AC-jingping and Mao Zedong's Choice. Shame on all of you mocking AC Ping over his balanced, well thought out critique of the LNP...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9517
Views: 492411

Re: Anthony Joshua

I reckon the fight either ends with Fury being sparked out, or Fury winning on points. I genuinely couldn't say which is more likely. Fury has proven, even against one of the worst technical boxers in the game, that he can still be caught, which means you'd expect Joshua to be able to land a good fe...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I'm no longer convinced that having young men (and women) potentially getting early dementia just for our entertainment is morally justified. That puts boxing, MMA and other combat sports in a rather awkward spot :) It's probably worth pointing out that all these sports started off as amateur, and ...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6892

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

MrDominator wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:20 pm The Taffs planning their open top bus parade already.

You've gotta love it.
Just because we put up more of a fight against the eventual World Champs instead of your lot is no reason to get pissy.
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6892

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

The more I look at it the more I think Wales might somehow crawl their way to a semi final :lol: Me too. 3 years is a long time. Oz and Fiji are similar basket-cases to Wales. It's well within the realms of possibility that in 3 years time that Wales could be the top team once again in that group (...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT
Replies: 164
Views: 6892

Re: RUGBY WORLD CUP FRANCE 2023 DRAW - Monday, 14 December 11:30 GMT

2007 - Wal / Fiji / Aus 2011 - Wal / Fiji 2015 - Wal / Fiji / Aus 2019 - Wal / Fiji / Aus 2023 - Wal / Fiji / Aus Yes...quite the coincidence. Drawing Fiji 5 times in a row is a 1 out of 4 occurrance multiplied by 5, or 0.098% chance of occurring (1 out of 1024). Drawing Fiji and Australia in 4 Wor...
by Jeff the Bear
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BBC Player Outside UK
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: BBC Player Outside UK

My friend tells me that getting a VPN is pretty cheap, and that he has had great success with NordVPN. He told me to stay far away from Tunnelbear.
by Jeff the Bear
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread

Theflier wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:06 pm Same Davies same shit
He's been good off the tee recently, but he's been shite today.
by Jeff the Bear
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread

As night follows day, as soon as Griffiths starts looking good, he gets injured.
by Jeff the Bear
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread

Terrible defending from the Dragons.
by Jeff the Bear
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: Drag Queens Vs Coventry Euro Champ Cup Thread

Ben Carter is going to play in the 6 Nations at this rate. 19 year old lock looks the best one on the pitch.
by Jeff the Bear
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128401
Views: 5517414

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

To complicate things, Morocco took a leaf of Israel's book by sending 130,000 colons into Western Sahara.
:shock:

The shitty bastards!!!

:lol:
by Jeff the Bear
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I'm not a neurologist, but surely MRI is the most sophisticated scan we have for the brain? Yeah, I found that a bit bizarre, but I think CTE can only be identified after death, so I presume that is where they are going with it. Having said that, conspicuous by its absence is a suggestion of what e...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aliens are Real - Expert
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Aliens are Real - Expert

It isn't that long ago we had no idea how many stars had planetary systems like ours. Now we know they are ubiquitous. It wasn't that long ago when we didn't know how many rocky planets would be in the "Goldilocks" zone. Now we know it is common. It wasn't that long ago we thought that Earth might ...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

So what new rules are we potentially looking at? This is apparently the demands of the those that are going to take legal action: 1. World Rugby to accept that playing professional rugby can lead to CTE and other neurodegenerative diseases. 2. Regulated training to be introduced limiting contact to...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aliens are Real - Expert
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Aliens are Real - Expert

There's no evidence, but there is plenty of statistical analysis that ranges the possibilities. That's the whole point of the drake equation. ... and also the Fermi Paradox. The Drake equation doesn't assume intergalactic travel and/or the ability to harness the power of a star by constructing some...
by Jeff the Bear
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aliens are Real - Expert
Replies: 161
Views: 4970

Re: Aliens are Real - Expert

There's no evidence, but there is plenty of statistical analysis that ranges the possibilities. That's the whole point of the drake equation. ... and also the Fermi Paradox. The Drake equation doesn't assume intergalactic travel and/or the ability to harness the power of a star by constructing some...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I know the US is a highly litigious country, but their ex players didn’t just get told that football was tough, harden up. The NFL also actively withheld research into the ill effects of repeated head trauma . Rugby is on a slippery slope here. We’ve all seen it coming. It must be stressed though t...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I know the US is a highly litigious country, but their ex players didn’t just get told that football was tough, harden up. The NFL also actively withheld research into the ill effects of repeated head trauma . Rugby is on a slippery slope here. We’ve all seen it coming. It must be stressed though t...
by Jeff the Bear
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11243

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

Granted, I'm probably not the only to call it, but I did write this 15 months ago: https://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91528&p=6229679&hilit=sue#p6229679 I've said it before, but I reckon the focus on head knocks is a direct response to the (genuine) worry that someone, in the not to d...