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by wamberal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044427

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Andrew Peacock gone!!!!! Really is the closing chapter on that period of history, with Hawke already passed. At least we have ScoMo. :(( Andrew Peacock is an incredibly unfortunate name. Yeah, but he rooted Shirley McLaine. You ever cracked anything that good? And his wife left him for Robert Sangs...
by wamberal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 1909
Views: 57883

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

I'm pretty sure that mightyreds is an Australian based poster. But for some reason he never posts on the Australian Politics threads. He only seems interested in American politics, and sharing far-right lunatic viewpoints. I am also pretty sure that he is an Aussie. He was all over the Izzy Folau c...
by wamberal
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 1909
Views: 57883

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Great episode of Tucker Carlson, highlighting the without-values coalition of CIA-FBI-Democrats and their operating mode of 'whatever gains you want to achieve for yourself, create a lie that supports it. When you are no longer interested in achieving that end, create another story that refutes wha...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044427

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Bindi wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:57 pm Andrew Peacock gone!!!!! Really is the closing chapter on that period of history, with Hawke already passed.

At least we have ScoMo. :((
Not forgetting Mr Mediocrity, John Winston Howard.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2300

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

I used to watch a lot of club rugby, he played lock for the Rats for a fair while.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2300

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Played his first Test at the age of 29.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 377
Views: 7882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Petaia’s main problem is that every man and his dog (plus a fair few dribblers) have anointed him as the new messiah He can never be dropped now. The pressure is enormous on the poor kid. "Every man and his dog" would be everybody, wouldn't it? Or are "dribblers" from another planet? Please explain...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27132
Views: 1044427

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

All this AJ and veteran love being espoused by fuckers that don't have a clue what soldiering is like, I dislike it a lot. The AWM should stay as it is, not expanded. There is a big splash in today's Oz commemorating the coming end of the Afghanistan shambles. It features photos of our 29 fallen, o...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 62
Views: 807

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 495

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: 495

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: 34
Views: 1125

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: 377
Views: 7882

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: 377
Views: 7882

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: 1863

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: 377
Views: 7882

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: 1863

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: 1863

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 768

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: 377
Views: 7882

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: 62
Views: 807

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: 768

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: 768

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 8838

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: 2602

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: 2602

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...