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by wamberal
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

Zakar wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:26 am
shanky wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 am Sean Maloney did a very funny ‘Redhead XV’ segment on RugbyHQ about 5 years ago.

Can’t find it though, if anyone else can?
Be hard with current players

Ready, HJH, that ex rebels 9 who dumbeldore loved, Edmund, Magnay, kellaway.
Do you mean Edmed?
by wamberal
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

shanky wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:04 am He was a true copperknob. The gingiest of the ginge
I remember him playing fullback for Gordon.
by wamberal
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

A lot will depend on how the internal politics of it all works out. If both squads are genuinely the best available players, and the supporter base is onside, they will be a great addition. If.... That's never going to happen wamberal. The best PI players will still play in the NH because of the di...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

A lot will depend on how the internal politics of it all works out. If both squads are genuinely the best available players, and the supporter base is onside, they will be a great addition.


If....
by wamberal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Once upon a time in Tongan rugby
Replies: 32
Views: 886

Re: Once upon a time in Tongan rugby

When I lived there the big rugby event was Tupou College vs Tupou High School. Packed ground.
by wamberal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I am a bit worried about the style of play that Wilson is playing for the Reds...trucking it up head first into contact time after time will not work for us against the Darkness. That was his best game this year, but I agree. Against the ABs I think he should take on the wide running role that Samu...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I am a bit worried about the style of play that Wilson is playing for the Reds...trucking it up head first into contact time after time will not work for us against the Darkness. That was his best game this year, but I agree. Against the ABs I think he should take on the wide running role that Samu...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 207
Views: 1788

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

There’s a reason why Nick Bishop is an analyst and not a national coach. I like him though. A lot of those Roarers are just empty windbags... :uhoh: As opposed to the full windbags around these parts? No names, no packdrill. Hence the 3 dot thingo and the emoticon I swear, I’m fcking wasted around ...
by wamberal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I am a bit worried about the style of play that Wilson is playing for the Reds...trucking it up head first into contact time after time will not work for us against the Darkness.
by wamberal
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 207
Views: 1788

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

shanky wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:49 pm There’s a reason why Nick Bishop is an analyst and not a national coach.

I like him though. A lot of those Roarers are just empty windbags...

:uhoh:

As opposed to the full windbags around these parts? No names, no packdrill.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 207
Views: 1788

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

trapper wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:24 pm Pataia would have to be one of the most talented players but also the saddest player going around. Friggen smile a bit man.
His father died suddenly about a year ago. How long is he entitled to grieve? He's just a kid.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

We watched a bit of the Bond Uni v Norths game. Or, rather, we tried to (one of the Bond players is the son of some friends). The feed was terrible, verging on unwatchable. There will be some glitches. Let's hope they get sorted out bloody quickly. They’re leveraging Australia’s telecommunications ...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

We watched a bit of the Bond Uni v Norths game. Or, rather, we tried to (one of the Bond players is the son of some friends). The feed was terrible, verging on unwatchable.

There will be some glitches. Let's hope they get sorted out bloody quickly.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

Watching the Woodies against Western Sydney. Quite a good production. Dan Parks is commentator. Replays are a bit shonky.

The rugby is okay.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Re: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

My apologies to QLDers, the Hospital Cup is also being televised.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Australia ...
Replies: 34
Views: 761

Re: Rugby in Australia ...

Fell asleep after half time. Was a truly shit game up to then. Haven't watched it. Life is too short. Eastwood vs the Two Blues in the SS this arvo, now that is a different ball of wax. GO THE WOODIES!!! Yep wan=mberal, I know the feeling. Time I grabbed my hat and jacket, it rugby time here in Haw...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 368
Views: 7676

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Olo wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:06 am Is Petaia playing 13 tonight? Hope he can bring his game back to where it was last year.
Ikatau has been excellent but it would be nice to have a bit more size at 13.
Hamish Stewart at 12, Paisami at 13. Petaia on the flank.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 61
Views: 701

Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

First round today. At its best, it is worth watching. A lot will depend on the production quality, only one game each week will have the full treatment. All the others will be a bit bland. But it's Australian club rugby.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Australia ...
Replies: 34
Views: 761

Re: Rugby in Australia ...

Fell asleep after half time. Was a truly shit game up to then. Haven't watched it. Life is too short. Eastwood vs the Two Blues in the SS this arvo, now that is a different ball of wax. GO THE WOODIES!!! Did I read somewhere that Stan sport is covering the Shute Shield? Every match, apparently. Ama...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Australia ...
Replies: 34
Views: 761

Re: Rugby in Australia ...

The Optimist wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:23 am Fell asleep after half time. Was a truly shit game up to then.
Haven't watched it. Life is too short. Eastwood vs the Two Blues in the SS this arvo, now that is a different ball of wax.

GO THE WOODIES!!!
by wamberal
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Isn’t all that stuff old testament Hebrew Religion anyway? I thought Jesus rebelled against that somewhat. I think it was more that Jesus rebelled against the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of the day. But anybody who approaches the gospels with an open mind would have to admit that Jesus cared...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

It’s also funny that no one is screaming about people working on Sunday/Saturday - isn’t that one of the big sins?! Sunday observance is still the go in Tonga. When I was working there as a volunteer, I was asked what could be done to improve economic growth. I said that just lifting the Sunday obs...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

It is a beat up but unfortunately that’s largely irrelevant as I’ve had the unfortunate experience of being in a church when a passionate sermon on it was being delivered. It even got shouty, I took my daughter and walked out. Very sad business. The only thing I would say is that there are some con...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Yeah, but we're musing on what they thought before the arrival of the missionaries. We all know that many of the PIs are currently big believers in the sky fairy. But less than 200 years ago most of them believed in multiple sky fairies. Did these multiple sky fairies hate the gays like the Abraham...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Kefu and Izzy two great players. As a half Samoan and ex Mormon I understand their indoctrination into an ancient cult. As a christian and someone capable of logical thinking... fvck the bigots. Love Tongans, have to accept different cultures, that is what makes the world so interesting. What were ...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Australian UFC star Tai Tuivasa has slammed Israel Folau for his hypocrisy, claiming he has seen the under-fire superstar "blind as a skunk" on a night out. The heavyweight fighter joined the chorus of athletes condemning Folau's homophobic comments, saying he needed "a hiding". "I know what I've s...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:16 am 7 I think (google search)
That would be hard to beat. Tonga might just have to settle for a worthy second. Incidentally, I worked in Tonga with a man who was heavily involved with the Free Wesleyan Church, he told me that King Tupou IV bitterly regretted allowing the Mormons into Tonga.
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:11 am I was guessing the Vatican but it could be Tonga.
Mmmm. How many churches in the Vatican? According to Wiki, population is 825.
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Kefu and Izzy two great players. As a half Samoan and ex Mormon I understand their indoctrination into an ancient cult. As a christian and someone capable of logical thinking... fvck the bigots. Love Tongans, have to accept different cultures, that is what makes the world so interesting. Tonga must...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8689

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Sounds as though Izzy is running out of options. The NRL do not want him from all accounts. From my perspective, the issue is not so much his views (as repugnant and theologically suspect as some of them are) but the fact that he apparently promised not to share them on social media, and then broke ...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2591

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

GPS always assumed they were the best comp (well, they offer the best not-a-scholarships) but they’ve been losing to lower class schools recently, and the rivalry has been intense. It’s been great for school footy despite the old buffers sputtering into their moustaches in disgust. Many years ago, ...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2591

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

That was the other favoured possibility, but I thought Craig Wing attended SBHS, not Newington. I didn't go to Newington. Btw the preferred acronym is 'SHS' Someone told me you went to Newington. Nope. It's not really a secret I went to High. Wamberal was mocking me about our old boy Scott Morrison...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier

Re Kelly, Parcell and Beattie: growing up in Ipswich, the brief advent of an all-Ipswich Strayan front-row was seen as the highwater mark for local RL. (And may still be, altho' Langer + various Walters brothers would push it close). The only one I actually met was Dud Beattie, through our respecti...
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rebels v Reds
Replies: 52
Views: 691

Re: Rebels v Reds

shanky wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:33 pm You can’t call them ‘gals’ any more Wambers.

:)
Wouldn't have happened in my day.
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mitch Hunt for the All Blacks?
Replies: 62
Views: 1854

Re: Mitch Hunt for the All Blacks?

Nothing to do with me, of course, but "Mitch Hunt" does not sound the sort of name an All Black would have. :)
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier

Technically, you’re correct, but it only gets penalised if you interfere with play. There’s plenty of examples of where the laws aren’t strictly enforced, in the interests of a flowing game Example - kick offs where the kicker steps over the line. I'm fine with little things like that being dismiss...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rebels v Reds
Replies: 52
Views: 691

Re: Rebels v Reds

shanky wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Olo wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:31 pm
Monk Zombie wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:55 am REBels on the wrong side of a poor ref today
Ref has been fine, in this and her other games. Have a problem with a female ref do we MZ?
Lolwut?

You can’t criticise the ref because she’s a woman now?
You leave Amy alone, you big bully. She's a Woodies gal.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 92
Views: 3610

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Sydney University is now actually more powerful and influential than any of the genuine district clubs. Fixing that might achieve something. I was wondering when your obsession with Uni-hate would emerge. It is actually a great example of the sort of entrenched parochialism that is retarding the pr...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2591

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Why did they play the game at the fcuking soulless SCG? There could have been 10k people there but you wouldn’t know. Why didn’t they play it at a community ground - to reflect community week. One possible reason is that the Tahs Board and Tahs Foundation had a combined event - so need a function s...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2591

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome. He got cooked alive for pace by Nic White. Why is he starting over Nawaqanitawase? Newsome is the captain, I suppose. Not with Gordon ...