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by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Good win.

Wobs obviously rebuilding with a very young team.
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Good boy Hoskins :thumbup: Good finish Reiko
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Red headgear literally gave the ball to the ABs :lol:
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Warpath, I know you're reading this thread...

:lol:
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Peaches wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:27 am also lmao @ how empty the stadium is.

Rugby is dead in Australia.
Reduced capacity due to covid19 rules
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Lolesio lost in space there
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

BB and Mounga combining well there
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Lolesio on his debut got left at the altar
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Maybe the ref should walk off and let the TMO ref this match :x
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Conspicuous wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:03 am That’s red all day long . Commentator seems shocked he even got a yellow :lol:
Go back to your empty stadiums
by Auckman
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3303

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

Bit harsh. Penalty only IMO
by Auckman
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Anyone got any ideas on who will end up running what Especially for foreign affairs, defence and taking on the shitshow of oranga tamariki from Tracey Martin And surely hipkins can't keep all his portfolios Kiweez and GON work there so they have the best clues. I reckon Chris Hipkins remains as Hea...
by Auckman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Did anyone else hear about losing incumbent MPs personally showing up at the winning candidate's election night HQ to concede in person? Apparently it's a bit of a tradition in the rural seats. Given their long stints, Nick Smith in Nelson and Jonathan Young in New Plymouth are the standouts for roc...
by Auckman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Equally pathetic is Phil Twyford doing digital billboards thanking voters post election. I drove through the intersection of Lincoln Rd and Universal Drive today and there's a huge billboard with Phil beaming at the poor of West Auckland from a $20-$30K billboard position thanking them for voting f...
by Auckman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Mr Mike wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:20 am
Santa wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:15 amThere have to be some properly bold and well thought through moves I think. No idea what they might be though.
You sound like cabinet material.
:lol:
by Auckman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Can't believe how many of the new MPs are lawyers and/or academics. Most have never had a real job. They're not. They're mostly practising lawyers and doctors (including a practising midwife). There are now 14 lawyers in the labour caucus. I'd have thought lawyers were the best people to write the ...
by Auckman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Enzedder wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:45 am
I think Associate Health should go to Ayesha Verrall and Liz Craig.
Interesting - who gets Health then?
Someone with experience with a big ministry I guess. Craig has been a one-term MP and Verrall is brand new. Huge ask to throw them the big job.
by Auckman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Must cabinet ministers all come from the ruling party? Or could Jacinda appoint a Green Party MP to her cabinet? If they negotiate a coalition agreement there's no reason they couldn't have Green MP's in cabinet. I am wondering if she could have a Green MP in the cabinet even without a coalition ag...
by Auckman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4604

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

Good win. Still not the finished article but its only their 2nd test for this new team. Fortress Eden Park holds!
by Auckman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4604

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

What a bloody legend is Caleb Clarke!
by Auckman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Kelvin Davis was part of the Maori seat strategy devised by Willie Jackson for the 2017 election. Worked a treat. He can still be Deputy Leader of the party but DPM requires the gift of the gab - Robertson is the obvious choice. I think his performance in Corrections is not too shabby - his main cau...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Huh Even though National won 26 electorates outright, plus a win each for Act, Greens and the Maori party, Labour had a majority in the party vote in all but 5 electorates across the country. Including Papakura... For those overseas people not familiar with MMP, what this means is that the majority...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

When Labour convincingly wins the party vote in National's rural heartlands (simply unheard of!) and even flips safe Blue seats for the first time in 20+ years, you get a: https://i.ibb.co/fpqHNXt/4iu6un.jpg Judith Collins has just done a Corbyn. She should've resigned on the spot but of course she...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Both panels on both channels are horrendous. The National sycophants which are in the majority (the only one for them tonight) have all accepted defeat a few weeks back and are now trying to brashly bate Jacinda and Labour in their moment of victory. One of them was trying to say she should be like...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

When Labour convincingly wins the party vote in National's rural heartlands (simply unheard of!) and even flips safe Blue seats for the first time in 20+ years, you get a: https://i.ibb.co/fpqHNXt/4iu6un.jpg Judith Collins has just done a Corbyn. She should've resigned on the spot but of course she ...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm off to vote soon. Have two polling stations within an easy walk, one only a few hundred meters away. Will take the dog with us so he can have a run around on the school playing field afterwards. Feeling very lucky to be living somewhere with a reasonably well run election system after seeing th...
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

and then Mavis pipes up from the back - "just tell them your bloody name mum"
by Auckman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dave Rennie should have been All Black coach - Graham Henry
Replies: 17
Views: 374

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

If Foster loses on Eden Park tomorrow, sign me up to the "Foster Out" club.
by Auckman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114123
Views: 5056002

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

He is going to be unbearable when he recovers.

"I survived! It's nothing but just a flu! I'm immune, nothing can stop me!"
by Auckman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I've lost count of how many holes are in the National party fiscal plan but by Friday, it was reportedly up to $10 billion.

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2020/0 ... -explained
by Auckman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 114123
Views: 5056002

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

What a scumbucket Mitch McConnell is. No shame.
by Auckman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Rugby finally realises - It’s Hammer Time
Replies: 42
Views: 1387

Re: NZ Rugby finally realises - It’s Hammer Time

I reckon they should cancel the Rugby Championship. Sanzaar are just trying to rush it. Half the all black team don't want to go, half the Argentine team has covid19, and none of the boks or pumas players have played any type of rugby for half the year.

Save it for next year and plan it properly.
by Auckman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I reckon they should cancel the Rugby Championship. Sanzaar are just trying to rush it. Half the all black team don't want to go, half the Argentine team has covid19, and none of the boks or pumas players have played any type of rugby for half the year.

Save it for next year and plan it properly.
by Auckman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 369
Views: 8431

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Ahem Parramatta Stadium please. Best stadium in the land.
by Auckman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Agree with Uncle FB. Sydney has been in level 2 for months. Nobody really cares. Lol
by Auckman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: latest Labour chaos
Replies: 662
Views: 32276

Re: latest Labour chaos

Just saw the new UK opposition leader in question time with Boris.

Boris got taken apart. Labour's new guy looks every bit a PM in waiting.
by Auckman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Very predictable extension of 2.5 and 2 today. Ardern is very predictable in alert levels. Only one I got wrong so far is the original level 4 decision back in March. I wonder if Winston was standing outside the cabinet room today with placards. Anyway, level 2 has been the norm in Sydney for months...
by Auckman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223788

Re: NZ Politics Thread

There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital - two in Auckland City Hospital, four people in Middlemore, two people in North Shore Hospital and one person in Waikato Hospital.

Six people are stable on a ward, and three people in Middlemore are in ICU.
:( :((
by Auckman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34836

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

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/122520015/out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new-its-time-to-reimagine-super-rugby Another idea:* - 12 teams (5 AUS; 5 NZ; 1 PI; 1 Japan) - Top-15 players in each nation to be protected (ie: ring-fenced from draft) - The rest go into SR draft; players ca...