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by wamberal
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 919
Views: 19052

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

One thing for sure about the Storm: they seem to be (from my limited knowledge) very good at recruitment.

They are also very good at player management (leaving aside the occasional salary cap scandal).
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 919
Views: 19052

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Slim 293 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:43 am Simone's form has certainly been mixed this year, but surprised to see Foketi there in his place.
He's a plodder.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1180

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

:lol: You went to Matraville High with the Ellas and Eddie, no? :) ;) (Just joking, we know you would’ve never left Eastwood) He went to Fort Street, where he no doubt spending his High School years writing poetry, banging smart left-leaning artsy girls and taking LSD. Or am I just stereotyping? I ...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1180

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded. Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby. He went to Knox, actually. Knox is more GPS, than the GPS I wouldn't know. I am the product of the public system. T...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1180

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:50 pm
Thomas wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:25 pm Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded.
Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby.
He went to Knox, actually.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 919
Views: 19052

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Jesus. Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6? I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf. LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row. We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being...
by wamberal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate
Replies: 50
Views: 2480

Re: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate

What's more amusing is a fvcking royalty in 2021. :lol: Do you plebs still cringe and bow and touch your forelock when James George James Henry the Earl of Dinglebottom graces your disgusting persona? And do New Zealanders still covet Knighthoods? Arise Sir James George James Henry Dinglebottom?
by wamberal
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Netanyahu might be done
Replies: 27
Views: 1984

Re: Netanyahu might be done

Gavin Duffy wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:27 pm I'd say Netanyahu will be back in within 6 months.
If he stays out of gaol.
by wamberal
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First time fatty; need help losing weight
Replies: 363
Views: 12797

Re: First time fatty; need help losing weight

I started skipping dinners or at least not eating anything after 5. I don't know how healthy that is, but I lost two stone in a couple of months. Big thing I cut out was soda drinks - fairly sure I was addicted to Coke. Smaller portions for breakfast and lunch too. Simple when you think about it. O...
by wamberal
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Rebels vs Crusaders: Match Thread: Sat 12th June
Replies: 231
Views: 2857

Re: TT Super Rugby: Rebels vs Crusaders: Match Thread: Sat 12th June

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:13 am Just heard that this match has been relocated to the home of Australian Rugby, Leichardt Oval. I will update the OP accordingly.
Not to be picky, but "Leichhardt".
by wamberal
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gout
Replies: 26
Views: 955

Re: Gout

Drink more water, cut out salt.
by wamberal
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: June 4th... Tiananmen Square
Replies: 66
Views: 1994

Re: June 4th... Tiananmen Square

I will never forget that day. From memory it was a grey day in Hong Kong, I drove down to Central to pick up the paper, had a look at the front page, and burst into tears. There had been a sense of optimism in the air for years, a growing sense of genuine pride and patriotism amongst Hong Kong peopl...
by wamberal
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: QLD Reds vs Auckland Blues @ Brisbane
Replies: 159
Views: 2532

Re: Blues vs Reds @Brisbane

Should not the home team be named first? Reds vs Blues?
by wamberal
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7294

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

But they all really did believe in magic. Magic is the basis of most religions. They were set up as means of control. From my very limited theological learning, we humans have been searching for, and fabricating, creation stories in one form or another for tens of thousands of years. We have a year...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7294

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Instead, its gutted his career as a professional athlete, ruined his reputation, and turned him into a joke shop sideshow. He's no financially better off - he would have made the same amount of money if he'd pulled his head in and worked out his contract after the first incident. Then he would have...
by wamberal
Sun May 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?
Replies: 123
Views: 2975

Re: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?

guy smiley wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 3:16 am Should have been a penalty and card for the Trask incident.
Rubbish. Get your head out of your orifice.
by wamberal
Sat May 29, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 919
Views: 19052

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

But that player doesn't play for a certain team, once again outing you as the fat, lying, chippy hypocrite that you truly are. :smug: What's wrong with being fat? (I'm asking for a friend).
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades
Replies: 175
Views: 4992

Re: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades

Monk Zombie wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 10:04 am
Grandpa wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 9:45 am 1970s - Robertson, Going, Kirkpatrick
that's more like it

KIrkpatrick breaking away with ball in hand was a sight to see
Ray Price flipping him on his back with a perfect "Cumberland Throw" was even better.
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades
Replies: 175
Views: 4992

Re: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades

Ray Price? He would have been a stand-out in any era. So would John Hipwell, Mark Loane, and David Hillhouse, the best Australian lineout exponent I have ever seen. He was so good that the coach of the day invited the match referee to attend training so that he could see how high he could jump unai...
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3704
Views: 99543

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Farva wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 2:59 am Im not 40 yet :(
Hope you make it!!!
by wamberal
Mon May 24, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"
Replies: 37
Views: 2024

Re: "The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"

As an aside, is the Spectator the same as it is in Australia? A faux news site that frames opinions from right wing loons as fact? The original Speccy was a great read. Especially Jeffrey Bernard, when he was well enough. The Australian version has always been shite. I tried it, and spewed it out.
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 22nd May
Replies: 241
Views: 4691

Re: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 22nd May

Where's Hooper? He will need to be in top form during the Bledisloe series. It will be his job to catch Mo'unga.
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5298

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

I am going to head down the hill to watch this game - looking forward to it immensely. Wollongong is a great part of the world. Really? I think it is an absolute shit hole. It used to be. I worked at the Steelworks in the sixties, the whole neighbourhood was caked in red dust. It is lot nicer now, ...
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7294

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

We've been down this path before where everyone took it for grant he'd lose. Because this person said this and that etc. Open and shut case. It turned out to be bullshit. Which is why I think it wasn't pointed/stated specifically. I’m not sure that’s true. Corporations do everything possible to sta...
by wamberal
Sat May 22, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best fruit
Replies: 120
Views: 2182

Re: Best fruit

We were in Belfast a few years ago in May, went to the Friday market and bought the best strawberries ever grown in the history of the world. Fact.

Every country that grows mangoes thinks theirs are the best. Thai mangoes would get my vote.
by wamberal
Fri May 21, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7294

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

He'll need to keep his head down when he runs with the ball. I reckon there would be a few old hard heads, and some young bucks, who will enjoy trying to knock it off his neck.

If he has an ounce of self-respect, he will refuse match payments, no matter which level he ends up at.
by wamberal
Fri May 21, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7294

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Palmer just wants to keep his name on display. The "Southport Tigers" FFS. No disrespect, but is this what Izzy really sees as his future?
by wamberal
Wed May 19, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128739
Views: 6040648

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

mightyreds wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 3:04 pm Black Americans are starting to speak out against Captain Chaos (aka JB), who couldn't run a chook raffle, let alone a country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJqSt9x7wjI
Back in your box, loser.
by wamberal
Sun May 16, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cadbury Old Gold Wallabies
Replies: 89
Views: 2453

Re: Cadbury Old Gold Wallabies

To be fair, Whittakers have made the un-drinkable very edible: Bundaberg ginger is very drinkable Bundaberg Ginger beer is high bar stuff. An amazing drink. Their Sars is pretty good, too. Mind you, I only drink the diet varieties, have not seen diet Sars in the local Woolies for months.
by wamberal
Sat May 15, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May
Replies: 325
Views: 8583

Re: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May

Actually, it's that he occasionally goes missing when he's needed to do the hard work - like making his designated tackles. That's not to say he wasn't a good poach for the Brumbies, after being developed elsewhere, at provincial level. Harry Wilson is a better #8. Valetini needs to learn make thos...
by wamberal
Sat May 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May
Replies: 325
Views: 8583

Re: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May

So far Valetini has knocked on under zero pressure, and then missed his tackle on Mo'unga and let in a soft try. Anyone still think he should be in the wallabies squad? Yes, I do. Did you watch the Uni-Easts game this afternoon? Nah, we watched our team getting schooled by Norths. Did you just see ...
by wamberal
Sat May 15, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May
Replies: 325
Views: 8583

Re: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 15th May

Ellafan wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 8:42 am So far Valetini has knocked on under zero pressure, and then missed his tackle on Mo'unga and let in a soft try. Anyone still think he should be in the wallabies squad?
Yes, I do.
by wamberal
Fri May 14, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Spooners. Waratahs V Hurricanes
Replies: 156
Views: 3506

Re: Battle of the Spooners. Waratahs V Hurricanes

The White Parisse gives me confidence that we will see an upset. I’m putting a watermelon on the Tahs in a one-game multi that pays 16’s! Absolutely, that Hurricanes team on paper is weak in the pack and very green in the backs. If my 3 game multi wins I think I will have enough to buy the Waratahs...
by wamberal
Mon May 10, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japanese rugby covering itself in glory again.
Replies: 12
Views: 1388

Re: Japanese rugby covering itself in glory again.

tbf, it was Pek Cowan too. I think he should also pay the Western Force 100k yen for every game he played. He comes under “journeymen”. He got bullied in Perth club rugby. One of the least talented players to make a living out of the game. I remember when the Force tried to make him a hooker.... be...
by wamberal
Mon May 10, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jarryd Hayne sent to prison
Replies: 80
Views: 5452

Re: Jarryd Hayne sent to prison

Is 'polynesian' a racist term now? I missed that memo if so. No it's not. But referring to someone's ethnicity or skin colour in the context of insulting them is still probably a bit racist. For example, if I went up to a white person, who I thought was a cvnt, and called them a "white cvnt" then I...
by wamberal
Sun May 09, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 222
Views: 6544

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun May 09, 2021 9:27 am Brumbies were robbed.
By whom?
by wamberal
Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 222
Views: 6544

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Agree with Towny about Valetini. What sealed it for me was the (legal) collision with Harry Wilson, which took Wilson off the field, and had no noticeable effect on Valetini.

Backrow of Valetini, Wilson, and Hooper, I reckon.
by wamberal
Sat May 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 222
Views: 6544

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

Better team lost, IMHO. The Brumbies attack looked lethal in the first half, dunno how the Reds survived.

The ending was not a particularly good advertisement for our game. "The Keystone Cops try to play rugger".
by wamberal
Thu May 06, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies
Replies: 222
Views: 6544

Re: OFFICIAL Super Rugby AU Grand Final! Reds v. Brumbies

shanky wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 10:21 pm
kiap wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:56 pm This is promising ...



Not sure if all territories or just north of the Barassi Line, but still !
That is outstanding!

:thumbup:
On a main FTA channel, after all these years. :|
by wamberal
Thu May 06, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stewie has pissed someone off
Replies: 21
Views: 1676

Re: Stewie has pissed someone off

Shrekles wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 2:06 am Apparently the main kidnapper was his partner's brother - family get togethers just got uncomfortable...
Ex-partner, I believe.