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by Chiefs Mana
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55361

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

The poms wont half be confident after that free flowing, try laden effort against the Boks. Hell, playing at HQ ( :lol: :lol: :lol: ) must be about the most intimidating ground for any visiting team not withstanding their behemoth pack and expansive backs. Poms by a mile. :roll:
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks* vs Hopefully 15 French - Third Test Thread
Replies: 885
Views: 20524

Re: All Blacks* vs Hopefully 15 French - Third Test Thread

Any word yet from the Bored's resident uber-troll? Ali's Choice wrote: My worst fears about Damien McKenzie were realised. He lacks the temperament and skills to manage a team from no.10 at test level. The frustrating thing is that this has been obvious to everyone but Steve Hansen and his 'yes men...
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Comparing how New Zealand are refereed to others
Replies: 940
Views: 24843

Re: Comparing how New Zealand are refereed to others

All Blacks are reffed harsher than others. Last year they conceded less total penalties then their opposition but were shown more cards. Hideous inconsistency but they just get on with playing Rugby. That's probably one of the reasons they're the best team in the world. No excuses despite the lopsi...
by Chiefs Mana
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Week 16 - Chiefs Vs Crusaders
Replies: 174
Views: 6051

Re: Super Rugby Week 16 - Chiefs Vs Crusaders

Ali's Choice wrote:The defining contest in this match will be Mo'unga vs McKenzie. This should be a trial for the Al Black no.22 jersey.
:lol: :lol:

Mounga has no versatility outside of first five so why would the selectors put him on the bench? Duh. Stick to watching rugby in Q'land, Frodo.
by Chiefs Mana
Sat May 12, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZRU releases Brad Shields after being petty :)
Replies: 573
Views: 25944

Re: NZRU releases Brad Shields after being petty :)

He turned down a cap, and captains the jewel of New Zealand’s super rugby franchises. Shields play for the Crusaders? ;) Shields was called up to the squad as an injury replacement but his baby was being born at the time. Likely wouldn't have been capped even if he was available. I don't know why y...
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - The Australian Conference - How shit are they?
Replies: 85
Views: 5778

Re: Super Rugby - The Australian Conference - How shit are t

grievous wrote:Kiwis telling us how it is in their multi coloured rainbow tinted glasses......is there a more arrogant sanctimonious sports fan worldwide?
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by Chiefs Mana
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL (Placeholder) Reds v Chiefs match Thread
Replies: 123
Views: 4238

Re: OFFICIAL (Placeholder) Reds v Chiefs match Thread

Salient wrote:Pfft Chiefs supporters will not be heard all night, they will be too busy trying to spot Qade in the backline :nod:

Reds to break the drought, here first :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZRU releases Brad Shields after being petty :)
Replies: 573
Views: 25944

Re: NZRU being petty about Brad Shields

True Blue wrote:He is contracted to play for the Hurricanes so should be expected to play out that contract. Otherwise what is the point of one. Seems perfectly reasonable. England will just need to wait a bit longer in their poach.
:thumbup:
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peyper
Replies: 311
Views: 17578

Re: Peyper

I went off a couple of times but one has to say there were no defining moments in the match he influenced. Before the first all black try, their hooker missiled over the ruck Bakkies Botha style, but hey ho. When Lions had a certain try on at the start of second half and the All Blacks were deliber...
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions FIRST TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 3243
Views: 95960

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions FIRST TEST MATCH THREAD

The Lions have been weighed.

They have been measured.

They have been found SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY wanting!

Now go back to your 6N and keep telling yourselves how awesome you are. Pfft!
by Chiefs Mana
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pasifika Challenge - Wales v Tonga, NZ v Samoa
Replies: 583
Views: 36186

Re: Pasifika Challenge - Wales v Tonga, NZ v Samoa

Great to see an early season All Black team play the sort of rugby the rest of the world can only dream about particularly compared to the dross the Lions have shown. Now on to next week.
by Chiefs Mana
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Lions Series discussion
Replies: 1117
Views: 70490

Re: All Blacks Lions Series discussion

All Blacks in a blackwash.
by Chiefs Mana
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 6 - Chiefs v Bulle Match Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 3710

Re: Super Rugby Rd 6 - Chiefs v Bulle Match Thread

Good luck to the ever entertaining Chiefs and to LM6, 150 games for the Tribe is awesome. #ChiefsMana
by Chiefs Mana
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Haskell to Retire from Internationals?
Replies: 88
Views: 7464

Re: Haskell to Retire from Internationals?

A journeyman, the WC showed that. Ponderous, limited skillset, a perfect fit for poms. I'm sure he'll retire happy that he won 6N titles. :lol:
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England request to face All Blacks this year
Replies: 521
Views: 26190

Re: England request to face All Blacks this year

Stuff the poms! As Floyd Mayweather likes to say, 'we're the A side' the poms are the 'b side'. So Tew should should tell the poms to rack off and wait your turn. If they want a shot at the champs, get on your BA waka and get your proverbial candy a$$ down here and bring it.
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best team in the world ?
Replies: 77
Views: 5502

Re: Best team in the world ?

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Thanks for playing.
by Chiefs Mana
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England's fraudulent winning record
Replies: 86
Views: 5863

Re: England's fraudulent winning record

Both winning streaks are impressive, as are any long winning streaks whether by Cyprus or some club team. However neither streak is as impressive as the All Blacks unbeaten streak from 8 Jun 2013 to 27 Sep 2014 - unbeaten for 22 games and only one game not against a tier 1 nation (Japan on 2 Nov 20...
by Chiefs Mana
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England's fraudulent winning record
Replies: 86
Views: 5863

Re: England's fraudulent winning record

The stats of both although it would be interesting to see the mileage covered by both teams from their respective countries.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/ar ... d=11815697
by Chiefs Mana
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL Chiefs vs Hurricanes Match Fred: 10 March 17
Replies: 231
Views: 11353

Re: The OFFICIAL Chiefs vs Hurricanes Match Fred: 10 March 1

As expected, a good Chiefs win highlighted by superior tactics and nous. Next up, the Rebels and the rubbish they represent.
by Chiefs Mana
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: James Lowe to Leinster
Replies: 218
Views: 12865

Re: James Lowe to Leinster

It's the same routine every time a top Kiwi players announces he's moving to Ireland. The Irish posters act cool, play it down, and say how much they don't need him. They'll then go on about how much better their own players are. Yet within days of stepping on Irish soil said player becomes one of ...
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - 'the conference of awesomeness'
Replies: 147
Views: 8535

Re: Super Rugby - NZ conference.

Shrekles wrote:The New Zealand conference needs a new title - 'the conference of awesomeness' perhaps? Maybe a poll to decide?
:nod:
by Chiefs Mana
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Patrick Tuipulotu Goone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5278

Re: Tuipulotu caught up with some sort of SUBSTANCE shenanig

JM2K6 wrote:Tip of the iceberg
How's that iceberg working out for ya? :lol:
by Chiefs Mana
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2016 All Black season discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 7345

Re: 2016 All Black season discussion

World Cup-in the bank
Bledisloe-in the bank
4N-in the bank.

A good year. Now for the Lions scalp, again.
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gats: "Anyone could coach the AB's to and 85% win record"
Replies: 78
Views: 4237

Re: Gats: "Anyone could coach the AB's to and 85% win record

Just for the record the abs would still win almost every game but their win ratio would maybe be a few single digits lower - is what i'm arguing If NZ joined up with the 6N, the biggest difference you'd see would be with the other teams. They'd focus more on countering the speed with which NZ play,...
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Ireland V New Zealand match thread, Chicago, Nov 5
Replies: 2242
Views: 53446

Re: OFFICIAL Ireland V New Zealand match thread, Chicago, No

JM2K6 wrote:Advantage Ireland.
Muppet. :thumbup:
by Chiefs Mana
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Ireland, Chicago (additional reading material)
Replies: 409
Views: 26873

Re: All Blacks vs Ireland, in Chicago

The Irish need to destroy NZ at the bdown, totally annihilate any intent to go wide, and break their spirit. Then, during the last quarter of the game, they need to be up there in fitness and so they need to smuggle some slick stuff in at HT. It needs to be elusive at testing, non-addictive and rid...
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eden Park Last Saturday
Replies: 46
Views: 3325

Re: Eden Park Last Saturday

Just checking, no mention of any tribute in Eden Park for Anthony Foley before their game with Australia. Nothing? The rugby world stopped for that tragedy. Cheika paid tribute as did many across the globe. All bar NZ and Hansen... Fair to say NZ proving themselves to be classless plum once again? ...
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 'The All Blacks are really good' - NZ Herald
Replies: 47
Views: 2805

Re: 'The All Blacks are really good' - NZ Herald

The Herald and especially Rattue are a boring read, very much an Auckland answer for Stephen "chip on my shoulder" Jones. I also don't know a single local that thinks its boring. The fact is the AB's are awesome to watch, period.
by Chiefs Mana
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alibaba’s sports division to pump US$100 million into rugby
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Re: Alibaba’s sports division to pump US$100 million into ru

I wonder which kiwi coach will take up the challenge for their national team? :roll:
by Chiefs Mana
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should there be a New Zealand Maori side
Replies: 39
Views: 2274

Re: Should there be a New Zealand Maori side

PC49 wrote:Hello All.

I was wonding the thoughts of everyone around the globe regarding the anoucment today of
the Maori All Black side to tour the USA and UK.

Should there be such a team?

PC49
Here come the rednecks. :o
by Chiefs Mana
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe III: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: 22 Oct
Replies: 1505
Views: 47721

Re: Bledisloe III: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: 22

Matt Henjak wrote:Sportsbet have Australia at $11. :lol:
Only $11? :evil:
by Chiefs Mana
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Carter - Paddy cries in his guinness, comes up short again.
Replies: 504
Views: 25179

Re: Carter - the best 10 the world has ever seen, bar none.

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by Chiefs Mana
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What records are left for New Zealand?
Replies: 90
Views: 5156

Re: What records are left for New Zealand?

In 6 short years NZ has: 6 Bledisloe cups 5 tri / four nations trophies 2 rugby world cups (first back to back winners) 4 Super Rugby championships An international unbeaten calendar year Equal most consecutive wins on the trot(soon to be broken) Only lost to 3 countries (South Africa, Australia an...
by Chiefs Mana
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can teams have 'their own style' still . . .
Replies: 87
Views: 5007

Re: Can teams have 'their own style' still . . .

Eddie Jones has kindly mapped out his plan for world domination and at least he has been honest about the limitations the poms have with their players. Yes, they will play set piece rugby and slow the game down and for the most part kick either to the corners or high balls. The thing the poms don't ...
by Chiefs Mana
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL RC RD 6, BOKS V AB'S. DURBAN.
Replies: 1030
Views: 41677

Re: OFFICIAL RC RD 6, BOKS V AB'S. DURBAN.

Sad to see our great rivals in the state that it is. All those concerned over there need to sit down and make philosophical changes in how they need to play the game. 10 man rugby is a fossil, although England persevere with it, but if anyone wants to beat the AB's then they better offer more than k...
by Chiefs Mana
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL RC RD 6, BOKS V AB'S. DURBAN.
Replies: 1030
Views: 41677

Re: OFFICIAL RC RD 6, BOKS V AB'S. DURBAN.

assfly wrote:What if we actually win?
Then you'll wreck my Sunday. x(
by Chiefs Mana
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2023 RWC Hosts
Replies: 279
Views: 9787

Re: 2023 RWC Hosts

Oh Jaysus not Ireland. x(