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by jimmy speights
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Laureus Awards
Replies: 16
Views: 862

Re: Laureus Awards

Springboks One would expect a top team to be able to at least procure sponsors for decent shoes to wear for such a prestigious event. They look like a bunch of clowns receiving the award with their multi-colored tekkies. Properly cringe worthy x( The sight of Novak Djokovic, last year’s Laureus Wor...
by jimmy speights
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was Sinckler unwell before the final?
Replies: 38
Views: 2967

Re: Was Sinckler unwell before the final?

Suzi-san the Japanese Saffa chef dished him a dodgy cut of Fubu - he could've doid!
by jimmy speights
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England can't muster any class after the match
Replies: 436
Views: 19640

Re: England can't muster any class after the match

The Saracens players in the England team might have a new found appreciation of their medals now. Something to pawn off on Ebay to pay the bills.
by jimmy speights
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Famous players who you’ve heard are Bellends
Replies: 314
Views: 21299

Re: Famous players who you’ve heard are Bellends

fatcat wrote:
obelixtim wrote:Itoje and Sinkler outed themselves at the weekend.
You can add Willi Heinz as well - he refused to wear his losing Super medal in 2014.
Just putting himself in contention for future England selection and 25k a game.
by jimmy speights
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England may face massive fine for disrespecting Haka!
Replies: 207
Views: 12053

Re: England may face massive fine for disrespecting Haka!

I've loved the Haka for more than 40 years but the All Blacks are risking pissing off neutral supporters like me. The current bullshit version is too long and frankly inappropriate - use your brains please NZ! What's inappropriate about it? Frankly it's more appropriate than the previous one they u...
by jimmy speights
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Final Refereeing Team
Replies: 27
Views: 1694

Re: RWC Final Refereeing Team

Referee - Jerome Garces ARs - Romain Poite and Ben O'Keefe TMO - Ben Skeen 3/4 Play Off Referee - Wayne Barnes ARs - Jaco Peyper and Pascal Gauzere TMO - Marius Jonker England by 50. Early excuse? Start a thread like Saffer More of an advantage than an excuse, familiar with the way he referees so c...
by jimmy speights
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 3/4 - The Sun will rise again Match - All Blacks v Wales
Replies: 775
Views: 26933

Re: RWC 3/4 - The Sun will rise again Match - All Blacks v W

Shall we just hug and call it a draw? Maybe a boat race on halfway before retiring to the sheds for a combined court session and sing song. Seriously though I don’t understand the point of this fixture it’s not the Olympics where a bronze medal has some significance. Letting the losing teams head h...
by jimmy speights
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 123470

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Re. the poaching angle. I lived in the UK during the "Peak Pom Poaching Piousness Period" i.e the mid 2000's. In the wake of their RWC success the game had attracted a few more casual fans who regarded the slanderous crap peddled in the rugby broadsheets as gospel. Any brown player in the All Blacks...
by jimmy speights
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 7537

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

NZ media are essentially fans with laptops... Aren't every country's sports media exactly that though? NZ are next level though. Possibly, in terms of print media I don't read enough of it to comment. Aussie cricket and rugby commentators are peerless though... Cycloptic sycophants with microphones...
by jimmy speights
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 101474

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

Trostan wrote:I think we Celts have been on our island for around 7500 years.
Whereas your white heritage goes back 250 years, so where is in-breeding more likely?
I’ll leave you to mull that one over after banjo practice.
by jimmy speights
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 101474

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

The thing about Irish fans is they cannot comprehend the intricacies and genius of the dual pivot system, the audacity and elegance of the 2-1-1-2-3-4 pod system, the subtle brilliance of the strict no dickheads policy, the imperceptible cunning of the various grabs, holds and elbows used by The Mo...
by jimmy speights
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 101474

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

The thing about Irish fans is they cannot comprehend the intricacies and genius of the dual pivot system, the audacity and elegance of the 2-1-1-2-3-4 pod system, the subtle brilliance of the strict no dickheads policy, the imperceptible cunning of the various grabs, holds and elbows used by The Mo...
by jimmy speights
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 101474

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

Had a scan of his twatter - seems like a attention whoring contrarian carnt who has a chip on his shoulder about rugby in general.
by jimmy speights
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who has the Easiest QF?
Replies: 70
Views: 5193

Re: Who has the Easiest QF?

Farva wrote:
jimmy speights wrote:The bookies say South Africa does.
But that is just where the money goes. Its basically crowd sourcing who thinks will win.
Yes, obviously an element of that, but they also set a points spread which is a reasonable indication.
by jimmy speights
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who has the Easiest QF?
Replies: 70
Views: 5193

Re: Who has the Easiest QF?

The bookies say South Africa does.
by jimmy speights
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2019 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 698
Views: 21882

Re: OFFICIAL: 2019 Mitre 10 Cup thread

The brave homegrown Magpies are down 14-19 to the cheque book Tasman Invitational XV. Makos scrum has crushed the Magpies, they definitely have dominance there - the Baabaas scored just on halftime. Mako (no s). Half the starting XV are Nelson College Old Boys with another NCOB playing for the ‘hom...
by jimmy speights
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can the AB decently accept the Webb Ellis trophy now?
Replies: 72
Views: 3854

Re: Can the AB decently accept the Webb Ellis trophy now?

eugenefraxby wrote:Show me these odds. Or are you just prancing around fluffing each other.
NZ TAB Odds were $2.10 for an NZ win vs. $1.65 for the rest of the field last time I checked a few days ago. Would probably be longer on non NZ betting agencies where there won’t be as much money being staked on NZ.
by jimmy speights
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can the AB decently accept the Webb Ellis trophy now?
Replies: 72
Views: 3854

Re: Can the AB decently accept the Webb Ellis trophy now?

eugenefraxby wrote:Show me these odds. Or are you just prancing around fluffing each other.
NZ TAB Odds were $2.10 for an NZ win vs. $1.65 for the rest of the field last time I checked a few days ago. Would probably be longer on non NZ betting agencies where there won’t be as much money being staked on NZ.
by jimmy speights
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official: All Blacks refusing 5 day turnaround ruins RWC
Replies: 308
Views: 9700

Re: Official: All Blacks refusing 5 day turnaround ruins RWC

Even the Boks managed to almost put 50 points on Italy. That tells me that Italy are a tier 2 nation at best. Great decision by the ABs if what Moore is saying is true. No point compromising their quarter final preparation to accommodate a tier 2 nation who are just there to make up the numbers. It...
by jimmy speights
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport
Replies: 615
Views: 22787

Re: Italy not allowed to play - a disgrace for the sport

Why do England and France get a free pass in all of this ? Planet Rugby double standards at its peak. Normal service for this place I think. Selective outrage, is the fashion of the day. Well to start with both will have another game to play at this world cup. Others may have played their last? Tho...
by jimmy speights
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I will not watch any live match of this World Cup.
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: I will not watch any live match of this World Cup.

Re: I will not watch any live match of this World Cup.
Another disgruntled Spark Sport subscriber I assume.
by jimmy speights
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off
Replies: 882
Views: 32752

Re: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off

Couch wrote:It just sucks I won't get my All Blacks fix this week. Good for the team (Brodie especially) but still.
TBH I think they would've preferred a hit out to get some more reps with Bea'unga and the midfield. Plus B.R. could use some more game time.
by jimmy speights
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan must never again get the RWC
Replies: 156
Views: 9712

Re: Japan must never again get the RWC

As much as a typhoon and cancellations will be awful, a WC in NZ could have the same with an earthquake, and any other viable country by terror attacks. Shit happens. I guess the difference is that Typhoons are a regular annual occurrence between August and October in North-East Asia. Where as the ...
by jimmy speights
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Canada: MATCH THREAD: Wed 2nd Oct
Replies: 814
Views: 23395

Re: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Canada: MATCH THREAD: Wed 2nd

HKCJ wrote:I had NZ to win 70-0 in my prediction league.. Barrett you fecking arsewipe wanker. :x
Me too, Barrett(s) - Scott butchered one as well - hands like Saudi thieves those Barrett’s...
by jimmy speights
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What easy caps did your country give away....
Replies: 130
Views: 5885

Re: What easy caps did your country give away....

Big Karl and his mo wont see black again? That's disappointing. I think kiwigreg jumped the gun on him and Lomax. We could even see Karl T at the RWC depending on injuries. Agree. Karl T has had a tough time coming back to full fitness after an illness, but still has something to offer IMO. Lomax i...
by jimmy speights
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka
Replies: 178
Views: 4271

Re: Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka

Marshall Banana wrote:
jimmy speights wrote:Keeping tabs via Cricinfo. Anyone watching? If yes, how's the pitch playing?
Turning plenty.

Weather is key - but looks to be all good on the forecast.
Good to hear on both fronts, cheers 👍
by jimmy speights
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka
Replies: 178
Views: 4271

Re: Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka

Keeping tabs via Cricinfo. Anyone watching? If yes, how's the pitch playing?
by jimmy speights
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 929
Views: 26892

Re: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm

Just watched extended highlights -great performance by England. Really enjoyed watching their attack patterns and running lines, seem to have the balance right between distributors, strike runners, and pacy outside finishers. The fact that have tight five forwards that can deliver passes and acceler...
by jimmy speights
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why did Dane Coles only get yellow?
Replies: 133
Views: 3270

Re: Why did Dane Coles only get yellow?

Life ban for Nick 'Neymar' White the only sanction that should've been dished out from that incident. The dive was was a disgrace and was further compounded by him charging the A.R. appealing like a demented cricketer from the sub-continent.
by jimmy speights
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kiwis Boo Savea?
Replies: 64
Views: 1565

Re: Will Kiwis Boo Savea?

I’m not a ‘booer’, but would probably drop a few f and c bombs if it happens again. Fairly innocuous and penalties for acts against ‘the spirit’ of the game are a bit lame, but it was dumb AF and very costly. In the spirit of the thread wondering if the Aussies will start chanting ‘(insert bowlers n...
by jimmy speights
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Australia!
Replies: 40
Views: 1437

Re: Congratulations Australia!

Excellent performance by the Wallabies. White. Kerevi, and O'Connor outstanding. Forwards carried well off White and made good ground post contact.
by jimmy speights
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ashes 2019
Replies: 2654
Views: 58740

Re: Ashes 2019

Just caught the highlights some quality bowling by Lyon to exploit the conditions. Excellent test match pitch with seamers getting a crack on Day 1, decent batting conditions through the middle days, and some turn and variable bounce on Day 5.
by jimmy speights
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31511

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Hmmm no Frizzell...8 Savea 7 Cane 6 Savea going to get a run?
by jimmy speights
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Wellington 27th July
Replies: 1703
Views: 44974

Re: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Wellington 27th

What's all the fuss about moving the ball slightly closer to the posts - players have been doing that for years. I remember watching Tank Gordon blatantly moving the ball in a bit while Colin Meads distracted the ref for King Country vs Bay of Plenty at the Tauranga Domain back in the early 1970s! ...
by jimmy speights
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish woman objects to being teabagged by All Blacks...
Replies: 30
Views: 1861

Re: Irish woman objects to being teabagged by All Blacks...

At Crusaders home games they have a promo where the punters win sausages if they catch a ball that’s kicked into the crowd. Maybe something for Ireland to consider.
by jimmy speights
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Cricket Player of the Year is.......
Replies: 38
Views: 1266

Re: NZ Cricket Player of the Year is.......

Frodder wrote:.......Ben Stokes (well nominated anyway)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49042726

Apologies if a RR
Assume RR refers to your remedial reading level. No need to apologize keep working away at it.
by jimmy speights
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwi whingathon since ages ago
Replies: 229
Views: 10120

Re: Kiwi whingathon since ages ago

Disappointing effort from the OP he forgot to mention stealing and fraudulently using Kiwi identities for his multies...
by jimmy speights
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 7889
Views: 158548

Re: Cricket World Cup 2019 - OFFICIAL Thread

so I hear some Irish lad that couldn't make it at the hurling won something this weekend ? Yes, he along with a ginger bloke from NZ who was too skinny for rugby and a young lad from Barbados, combined with a frazzled Sri Lankan umpire, and a few gin sozzled ICC officials to have a pretty big impac...
by jimmy speights
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 7889
Views: 158548

Re: Cricket World Cup 2019 - OFFICIAL Thread

Ball is dead the moment it hits batter or wicket after thrown in by a fielder. Can we agree on that? I think the best thing to do in this particular instance would have been to just give Stokes out. Agree, obstructing the field, hope the traitorous daywalker gets severely sunburnt next time he’s ho...
by jimmy speights
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 7889
Views: 158548

Re: Cricket World Cup 2019 - OFFICIAL Thread

Fat Old Git wrote:I'm leaning towards the dance off option.
Razor Ray’s next gig dance coach for the Blackcaps.