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by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 171
Views: 5211

Re: Fozzie Out

Foster is wasting no time in pulling the ABs down to his level. Sad to see.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6597

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Congrats Argies. Made the ABs look second rate.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 442
Views: 5603

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

Good game from the ABs. Richie Mo'unga PoM - I haven't seen him play that well all around before. The forwards were dominant and the backs looked polished. How long has Whitelock been doing that sterling work!? People have underestimated Whitelock's level of performance as it was hidden by Retallic...
by Mr Fedora
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: JJ Williams gooooooooone
Replies: 29
Views: 952

Re: JJ Williams gooooooooone

Sad. That's too young nowadays.

Never heard him called anything but J.J., so looked him up - John James he was.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2890

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Mick Williment, Laurie Mains, and Trevor Morris top my list. I'm sensing a pattern here. I tend to disfavour players who are over-hyped. Currently Farrell would sit atop that particular totem pole (altho I realise he has his detractors here). It sounds as if I’ve been rumbled. There is some logic b...
by Mr Fedora
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2890

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Mick Williment, Laurie Mains, and Trevor Morris top my list. I'm sensing a pattern here. I tend to disfavour players who are over-hyped. Currently Farrell would sit atop that particular totem pole (altho I realise he has his detractors here). It sounds as if I’ve been rumbled. There is some logic b...
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2890

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Kiwias wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:41 am Mick Williment, Laurie Mains, and Trevor Morris top my list.
I'm sensing a pattern here.

I tend to disfavour players who are over-hyped. Currently Farrell would sit atop that particular totem pole (altho I realise he has his detractors here).
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1088

Re: Exeter

Why didn't Racing set for a drop goal when they were camped in front of Exeter's sticks? Very un-Northern-Hemisphere-like.
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4698

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

ABs took their chances, Oz blew most of theirs. O'Connor was a weapon for them last week but was anonymous today and gifted NZ a try with a poor kick. Some good young talent coming through on both sides though and the two games in Oz will be a lot tighter I expect.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dave Rennie should have been All Black coach - Graham Henry
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: Dave Rennie should have been All Black coach - Graham Henry

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:58 am So yeah, NZ Rugby f'ked up but Rennie not getting the job can't be pinned on Henry. You can still give him shit for not appointing Razor though.
Foster was appointed by a panel. Maybe Henry did prefer Robertson but was out-voted.
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2677

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

A few years back I went to the Glorious Goodwood festival of speed and you got to see up close the early F1 cars and I have to say my respect for those drivers in the 50s/60s/70s grew immensely. These cars were little more then wire frames with a fuel tank, huge engine and a flimsy shell on top. Ba...
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2677

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:01 pm
Fruit and Nutt wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:46 pm Diving
Trampoline
Surely strength plays a fairly big role in the flippy shit?
Weight too.
by Mr Fedora
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2677

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

When a woman competes and beats a man in elite competitive sport we'll include them in goat discussions. Girls beat the blokes fairly regularly in elite equestrian events, since horsemanship puts a premium on attributes other than strength. Their relative deficiency in that department is the main r...
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!
Replies: 242
Views: 3010

Re: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!

I hate to whinge about the referee but this is absurd at test level. There's 17 points in this and two yellow cards, and the last one would have won the match for Australia. I really hate to blame the referee, but the facts are as clear as they could possibly be. Swings and roundabouts. If our show...
by Mr Fedora
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?

NZ population: c. 5mill. South Island pop c. 750k. There’s a helluva lot of unpopulated territory down south.
by Mr Fedora
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.
Replies: 133
Views: 5973

Re: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.

Seneca at least had the saving grace of being amusing.

And knowing a bit about rugby.

Both fairly rare commodities on this board.
by Mr Fedora
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 3 - Cymru vs. Ffrainc - Sat, Feb 22nd. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 996
Views: 19050

Re: Wales woz robbed

That should have been a penalty TRY and a sin bin. Wales would have got home if it had been. They were robbed The deliberate knock-down? Pen and a yellow every time and a strong case for a pen try imo. Did I the ref hear correctly when he said he was ruling a scrum only on the touchie's say-so, not...
by Mr Fedora
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Person
Replies: 95
Views: 2321

Re: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Per

The best one I've ever seen is "The Try from the End of the World" by Jean-Luc Sardounay. It was awesome and epic and I wish I had never seen it. :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CbiNdAgxwM Watched that one unfold from the stand in the northeast corner at Eden Park. Les Bleus in those days we...
by Mr Fedora
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?
Replies: 63
Views: 2194

Re: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?

btw, if anyone wants to see the 60s ABs in action, here's some great footage from 67 against shithouse England. Gave them a good spanking with some great tries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9YWERR196M McRae and Davis were a great centre combination. The speed with which they set a scrum :shock:
by Mr Fedora
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Famous players who you’ve heard are Bellends
Replies: 314
Views: 20479

Re: Famous players who you’ve heard are Bellends

Justin Marshall when he was playing for Sarries enrolled his kid(s?) at my son's club. My boy and a few of his team-mates (U12s iirc) spied him sitting by himself in the grandstand one day but were too shy to approach him, so I went and introduced myself and asked if he'd mind having a chat with the...
by Mr Fedora
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC best XV
Replies: 46
Views: 2587

Re: RWC best XV

RodneyRegis wrote:Why on earth are people putting Farrell in there? Does he have photos of boredies too?
Bewildering isn't it. Does a good smirk, mind.
by Mr Fedora
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Blacks backrow
Replies: 73
Views: 3590

Re: The All Blacks backrow

Two players who really could make it are Teariki Ben-Nicholas and Du'Plessis Kirifi. Kirifi is really starting to show a lot of maturity and is quite a Sam Cane type of player for me. Ben Nicholas has huge potential and hopefully has put his crap behind him. Ben-Nicholas is raw but he's the best yo...
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Faf de Klerk an under-rated half
Replies: 58
Views: 2954

Re: Is Faf de Klerk an under-rated half

Had a great game today. Took a lot of pressure off Pollard.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well done Boks!
Replies: 91
Views: 2709

Re: Well done Boks!

Well done Boks. Result was hardly in doubt from the opening whistle (although it must have sent a tremor through the coaching box when it looked as Etzebeth was going to follow de Jager off the field). Outstanding winners :thumbup:
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Final Man of the match
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: RWC Final Man of the match

It was a fantastic team performance, invidious to pick out one player. Thought Vermeulen was magnificent though.
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks: Post mortem
Replies: 560
Views: 25473

Re: All Blacks: Post mortem

All Blacks on prozac after watching the final. They can't complain. It's clear now they bolloxed things up. Probably a choke really. But no one wants to say it. Because it isn’t :? Cause they didn't panic and played to their best ability? What's a choke then if not what we saw last week? The ABs ne...
by Mr Fedora
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 75118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Congrats South Africa. That was a beasting.

Makes me wonder how the ABs beat you in the pool game :?
by Mr Fedora
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SBW - we are not worthy.
Replies: 66
Views: 3564

Re: SBW - we are not worthy.

Masterji wrote:The failure to find a SBW clone is the single biggest reason the AB failed to beat England. The AB Centres couldnt do what Manu did for England and that is to get over the gain line and hold 2 defenders.
Hindsight is 20/20, but Laumape would've been an asset.
by Mr Fedora
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crotty -- the almost forgotten man
Replies: 17
Views: 1571

Re: Crotty -- the almost forgotten man

Watched him closely today. Unflashy but very influential, with Bender probably the best back on the field.
by Mr Fedora
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben from accounts .
Replies: 33
Views: 2696

Re: Ben from accounts .

Over his career he probably beat more first-up tacklers than anybody else in the game. Picking Jordie ahead of him last week was one of Hansen's biggest boo-boos imo. Heart-warming to see him go out on such a high.
by Mr Fedora
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SBW - we are not worthy.
Replies: 66
Views: 3564

Re: SBW - we are not worthy.

A number of highlights (2015 RWC final especially), a few lowlights (2nd Lions test especially), but on balance :thumbup: :thumbup:

Agree with Toro though, his best days were behind him.
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks: Post mortem
Replies: 560
Views: 25473

Re: All Blacks: Post mortem

Barrett wasnt that bad at 6 and it was not the issue as much as all forwards not turning up, a lineout that shat the bed, tactics that were just off and an opposition who wanted it more. Much much more. I look at the lineout we had 4 jumpers vs 2 and yet we didnt put any pressure on the front of th...
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who do we support?
Replies: 82
Views: 6932

Re: Who do we support?

Eddie to lose a final to England and a final in charge of England. It's written in the stars.
by Mr Fedora
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 111713

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

ManInTheBar wrote:What with Michael Lawes and Will Farrell it occurs to me that Bobby George is a good name for a hooker (it's a darts reference you plebs)

John Ford was a great Director

Any more?
Dr Watson
Theresa May
Tim Curry
by Mr Fedora
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blatant call out thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2704

Re: Blatant call out thread

Who would the senior welsh poster ban? Carwyn? Derwyn? Who would the senior Irish poster ban? Nardol? Jumper? Who would the senior kiwi poster ban? Tuisava? Wow, see how fast the bored would become a better place ..... ? Tuisava? Okay, his opinions could be wrapped in more diplomatic language at ti...
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 35761

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

Blake wrote: Not the worst officiating I’ve seen, but also not a great performance.
His ruling out Allende's try was laughable.
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 6561

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

Its an interesting one and like has bee said, its not happened before at least at this level. There is a legitimate argument that he held the ball up like you do when a player goes over the line and a defender prevents grounding. He effectively did that. But Owens said he was part of the ruck so he...
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So who do you want to win now?
Replies: 135
Views: 7747

Re: So who do you want to win now?

If it isn't to be NZ, then Wales.

It would blow Welsh minds - not to mention blowing up the bored - if Wales was to break a 66-year hoodoo in a WC final v NZ. That would almost be worth an AB defeat to witness. :lol:
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby gifs thread
Replies: 324
Views: 33340

Re: Rugby gifs thread

Kid A wrote:What was Peyper doing here?

Image
Semaphore?
by Mr Fedora
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 6561

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

Ali's Choice wrote:
Crash_12 wrote: His hands were on the floor in front of the backfoot. Offside.

He threw himself into the attacker without using his arms and bounced into the base of the post. No arms tackle.
You're just making things up now. Niether of those things happened. Honest question, are you Nigel Owens?
:lol: