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by BlueThunder
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 442
Views: 7027

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

tubbyj wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:28 am TJ Perenara really is a awful bench 9.

If he doesn't start he shouldn't be selected.
Massive drop from Smith to Perenara.
by BlueThunder
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 442
Views: 7027

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Wow, the Springboks are shit this year.
by BlueThunder
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 3486

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

MrDominator wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:13 pm Keven Mealamu
How dare you.





Tasesa Lavea, so crap I'm not going to bother looking up how to spell his name.

Mehrts and Marshall.
by BlueThunder
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 188
Views: 7435

Re: Fozzie Out

I'm finding it hard to enjoy the All Black matches, I keep thinking about this shitty appointment and how we could have been rebuilding and experimenting under an exciting new regime. I have no confidence in Foster and see nothing to look forward to until his contract is up. This team gives the impr...
by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Time to restrict non essential travel between the North and South Island re:covid. Cook strait is the easiest internal border to manage.
by BlueThunder
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

What's more infantilising, being called a nickname or someone getting offended on your behalf when you're the leader of the country and you've openly stated you're not bothered by it?
by BlueThunder
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just following the social media trends I saw a lot of natural National supporters return to the fold when Muller took over. Bridges had literally driven away some of the dyed in the wool, true blue voters. He was that bad. Whilst everyone was disappointed in Mullers dismally short reign I think tho...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Seriously wtf ?Paddy Gower and other reporters doing crosses to camera with masks on !!! fudge off you virtue signalling cvntwaffles it ant spread through the telly . The camera person is socially distant . I don't have a problem with that tbh. You can call it virtue signalling, but modelling behav...
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

akann wrote:
MrDominator wrote: Nah.

Exhibit A: The NZ-SA pool game.

If average John Afoa can handle scrummaging in the Premiership, am pretty sure Franks will adapt and start to dominate soon enough.
If he can be bothered, he could just collect his fat pay cheque and enjoy his northern holiday.
by BlueThunder
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

What a massive endorsement of her leadership from across parliament in this time of crisis, congrats Jacinda.
by BlueThunder
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

They obviously need to get some glimmer of media attention running up to an election, given the solo platform/spotlight Ardern is having every single day due to Covid, Criticising how they say things doing it is fine and tend to agree, but to just blow them off as being "negative" is a bit silly. E...
by BlueThunder
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 2099

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

Just beaten by the better team on the day.

That team was under the least amount of pressure of any All Blacks WC squad ever.
by BlueThunder
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

If Labour were polling at 29% and decided to delay the election wouldn't that also be a seen as an abuse of power? I can imagine the outrage at what would be seen as a desperate bid to cling to power without an electoral mandate. Some folk are small minded. There is a bigger more important picture ...
by BlueThunder
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

If Labour were polling at 29% and decided to delay the election wouldn't that also be a seen as an abuse of power? I can imagine the outrage at what would be seen as a desperate bid to cling to power without an electoral mandate. It's a slippery slope, which in the worse case scenario could encourag...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 45286

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Hopefully this is all posturing and bargaining from the NZRU. I would be happy to see 5 Aussie teams in a trans Tasman competition. We need to stick together against the northern fuckwrs. We can't afford more than 5 fully professional teams. New Zealanders that want to limit Australia's options are ...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So what happens if they delay it and there is another outbreak or we haven't quashed this one? I'm all for Labour to govern indefinitely but was hoping they could ditch Winston.
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

It's fascinating the National party and the right wing talkback crazies are all coming out and accidentally demanding that Ardern continue as Prime Minister indefinitely (until things "settle down" which could be never). Why is it fascinating? It is a ridiculous scenario if the levels get extended ...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Does anyone know what quarantine measures are taken for airport workers, or anyone that has contact with the arrivals at the border? I know they get tested regularly and there will be an appropriate roster system, but I’m assuming they aren’t quarantined and go back to their respective homes/famili...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

It's fascinating the National party and the right wing talkback crazies are all coming out and accidentally demanding that Ardern continue as Prime Minister indefinitely (until things "settle down" which could be never). Why is it fascinating? It is a ridiculous scenario if the levels get extended ...
by BlueThunder
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

It's fascinating the National party and the right wing talkback crazies are all coming out and accidentally demanding that Ardern continue as Prime Minister indefinitely (until things "settle down" which could be never).
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2543

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Competition now null and void and should be erased from the record, what a pity.
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Time for the mask debate I guess. :(
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33768
Views: 935776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

fudge, Covid confirmed in the community in New Zealand. :( How though? Are you guys still all but cut off from possible transmission routes? Citizens have been returning from overseas into managed isolation, we have had some escapees from quarantine. Flight, airport, hotel and security staff are al...
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33768
Views: 935776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Auckland going into lockdown.

No known source.
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33768
Views: 935776

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

fudge, Covid confirmed in the community in New Zealand.
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

NO vote is for nanny state wowsers, change my mind.
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2543

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

The fair-weather fans in the stands don't care about the minutia of team selection, they want to see the team in Blue thrash the team in red. Slightly more savvy fair-weather fans will take note that (if the Blues win) they will have won every home game in SRA. If Robertson makes acheiving a win eas...
by BlueThunder
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Advice from some fellow kiwis
Replies: 54
Views: 1730

Re: Advice from some fellow kiwis

East of the ranges/main divide is best climate, on both islands
by BlueThunder
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3608

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

I thought Mils was flakey, error prone and not up to Super rugby standard. He turned out quite the opposite.
by BlueThunder
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 3158

Re: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020

I reckon Christie's second try was the highlight of the year so far for the Blues. From the clean ball off the top of the line-out, to the kick, the chase, the counter ruck, the kick fake, the PASS, the offloads and the finish. Brilliant team try.
by BlueThunder
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020
Replies: 147
Views: 3158

Re: SRA - Highlanders vs Blues - 3.35pm Sunday 2 August 2020

Auckman wrote:I wish we had Hoskins back. :((
Sotutu and Robinson would be so good in this selection.
by BlueThunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Labour have avoided forming Government with the Greens whenever possible. The Greens are ideologically tied to Labour but they are not friends.
by BlueThunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Booing in rugby matches
Replies: 30
Views: 1134

Re: Booing in rugby matches

Got to try and make the most of home town advantage, boo the kicker, boo even slightly controversial ref decisions, let out a horrific "AWWRW!?!" if the opposition are offside or commit an offense, if a home player is tackled in a dangerous manner act like someone has been shot. Just the usual to ma...
by BlueThunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs
Replies: 131
Views: 3648

Re: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs

Big moment towards the end when there was a big tackle and Blues drove them back a few metres. Bloody lucky to get the win, Blues need to sort their discipline and manage the refs. Seems like they are on the wrong end of the penalty count every week. ALB almost did what Laumape did last week, extrem...
by BlueThunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs
Replies: 131
Views: 3648

Re: Super Rugby Rd 7. Blues Vs Chiefs

The Blues discipline has been terrible this season.
by BlueThunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33869
Views: 1394538

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The Greens usually poll higher than their results. A good chunk of those that say they will vote Green in a poll don't actually bother voting. What you are thinking of is usually the Green's election day results improve once the special (overseas) votes are counted. Although I don't think they had m...
by BlueThunder
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 140
Views: 3665

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

Lamborn has been great in defence.
by BlueThunder
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 140
Views: 3665

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

Ali's Choice wrote:
BlueThunder wrote:Boring play from the Blues.
But effective. That's how you win titles, not with x factor/razzle dazzle. Aren't you a Blues fan?
Not being serious, more amused at how un-Blues like it is.
by BlueThunder
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 140
Views: 3665

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

Boring play from the Blues.