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by guy smiley
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 112
Views: 2283

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Rather than big up NZs (and Australia's, and Europes etc) reactive approach, might be better to learn from those countries than have been through this a few times now. I’m not. I was echoing FOG’s point about what could be learnt from NZ’s approach and comparing the approach Taiwan took having alre...
by guy smiley
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 112
Views: 2283

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Rather than big up NZs (and Australia's, and Europes etc) reactive approach, might be better to learn from those countries than have been through this a few times now. I’m not. I was echoing FOG’s point about what could be learnt from NZ’s approach and comparing the approach Taiwan took having alre...
by guy smiley
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 112
Views: 2283

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Like a lot of South East Asian countries, Taiwan benefited from having been exposed to earlier SARS outbreaks... Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told CNN the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 had taught them a lot. "At the time Taiwan was hit very hard and then ...
by guy smiley
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1053

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Man you talk some nonsense sometimes . Sorry, can you provide me with different information about how many games Reece played for the ABs this year. If he was a Chiefs player you wouldn't get out your trusty stead to defend him. Reece hasn’t been named because someone thinks Jordie ‘kin Barrett is ...
by guy smiley
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6641

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

Good work on the OP Carfer, as always👍 I’ll miss this as I’m at work this week but I’m looking forward to catching it later... the chance to see another team in action is fantastic, regardless of expectations or predictions. Having test rugby back is fantastic. Best wishes for a good game.. and I do...
by guy smiley
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 115
Views: 2463

Re: Your favourite player.

Carter. When I was a kid I idolised Meads. BG Williams set the world on fire for a while. Those guys cast the sort of shadow that stays long as you get taller beside it. That sort of childhood hero worship just never leaves you, right? Carter. By a country mile. Just a sensational rugby player and a...
by guy smiley
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

I’m certainly deeply appreciative of your work here Mr Mike.
by guy smiley
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Getting back to whataboutery, let’s not forget that time NZ broke away from the Australian / Antarctic supercontinent 85 million years ago. What, do they think they are too good for us? The first example of Australia kicking out Kiwis that had lived there all their lives. Shameful. Your island kept...
by guy smiley
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First COVID vaccine successful
Replies: 97
Views: 2472

Re: First COVID vaccine successful

If you avoid the trap of thinking like Bimbo and misinterpreting statements to suit your inflamed agenda then you can surely see the policy of vaccinating high risk groups first would leave children out of the program purely on a cases as proportion of population basis. But lies, lies, lies the econ...
by guy smiley
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Thomas wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:23 am Kiwis defending their small-mouthed thug of a captain shock.
Nah. No defense needed. We’re just laughing at you mate.

Chuck up another clip showing Wallaby players neck rolling All Blacks. That’s always good on a slow Monday.
by guy smiley
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Nah, no need, Cane can keep being an unexceptional stop gap back row for the all blacks for the next while. Ok, I'm not gonna bother arguing his merits as a player, but I'm still waiting on some more examples of his apparent thuggery. You've said he's a thug, Thomas reckons he's a hothead and thus ...
by guy smiley
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

NZ look very beatable at the moment. First I've felt that in about... 10-12 years or so. You do realise that wasn’t nearly our best XV don’t ya ? 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe (15) - Joe Moody (48) 2. Codie Taylor (53) - Dane Coles (69) 3. Ofa Tuungafasi (38) - Nepo Laulala (30) 4. Scott Barrett (38) - Brodi...
by guy smiley
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 553
Views: 5905

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

kiap wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:55 am

I prefer the term "Plainsmen".

Be very careful regarding what you ask for 8)
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

Lions won't happen. Play it in GB & I. Tests in London, Cardiff, Embra (or Dublin). A few tour games scattered in. It will likely still be plague-riddled BUT ... the players (Boks and Lions) are mostly going to be plying their trade there or thereabouts anyway. Brilliant... the Saffas can be part o...
by guy smiley
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33526
Views: 1263050

Re: NZ Politics Thread

brat wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:16 am Can anyone tell me why the media keep saying that over half of voters voted for labour..is this correct?
No, of course not. That’s just ridiculous.

It was only 49.1%.

Idiots.

Clowns.


Rampant fools.


Blowhards.
by guy smiley
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 183
Views: 6093

Re: Fozzie Out

Monkey Magic wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:01 am Anyone else notice the couple of times they switched back with a pass to someone who had no idea what was coming
Yeah but I was too busy throwing things around at every one of Aaron Smiths ducking box kicks to pay much attention.
by guy smiley
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 183
Views: 6093

Re: Fozzie Out

I haven't seen any evidence that AB fans want the team to fail so that it reflects badly on Foster. That's just a dishonest post. I am one of the most anti-Foster posters on this forum and I've said repeatedly that I'd love to be proven wrong, and for him to lead the AB's to great success. I've see...
by guy smiley
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!
Replies: 2792
Views: 57321

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

NSW is only just keeping a lid on their infection rate with little clusters popping up every few days lately...

but Dictator Dan.
by guy smiley
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!
Replies: 2792
Views: 57321

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Attacking the poster and not the post eh Clogs.

Isn’t that something you accuse others of doing?
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

As I said I think it was the correct call because he got up onto his knees. I'm just saying he did not move forward. If you mean he didn't crawl forward sure. But getting up to a knee means you can reach further forward, that's what I was meaning by propelled himself forward. He wasn't trying to re...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933132

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

And 25 into WA :shock: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-18/25-new-zealanders-fly-into-wa-under-travel-bubble-arrangement/12779978?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf238967956&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf238967956=1&fbclid=IwAR2QNaEGvGJjeCr1q_HgPJT0mir8BvYSuXsNdeQ1qQNi8GsROHD...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. World's greatest city. FACT!
Replies: 2792
Views: 57321

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Dan Andrews is the only leader on earth to successfully manage a genuine Covid-19 2nd wave, and yet some people want him sacked. The rest of the world must think we are nuts. Meanwhile Dan Andrews is outlining the roadmap back to normalcy in Victoria. Andrew's incompetence caused the so called seco...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933132

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So news breaking that rather than 17 Kiwis flying into Victoria the other day it’s actually 55.... And Federal MInister Alan Tudge is trying to argue that the Vic govt agreed to let them in :lol: I mean, sure. They would have done that. It does actually look as if the Feds are trying to sabotage And...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Yeah nah Farva. Anyone want to argue Aaron Smith over TJ? It won’t affect the result, we have been comprehensively outplayed. But it is an interesting point to look at. What did he do that constituted a penalty. At first glance I thought penalty but what did he actually do illegally? He remained ta...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

And there’s the game after both teams embark on some extra time play for the fun of it.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:43 am Marika Mammary Hands.
:lol:
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:40 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:38 am I'd bring in Suliasi Vunivalu for the next game. Move Koroibete to 12 and Petaia 13.
Are you drugs? His hands have been terrible today.
Yours.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Yeah nah Farva.


Anyone want to argue Aaron Smith over TJ?
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Knees on the ground constitutes a tackle. So he was on the ground tackled. Got to his knees, still tackled. Then placed the ball by getting back on the ground, still tackled. Maybe there is an argument for holding while tackled but given you can place the ball when tackled I think that’s a long bow...
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Farva wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:15 am
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:14 am
Farva wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:13 am Yeah nah that’s a try
Poor reffing.
If you think that's a try you're as dumb as the player.
There is no double movement in rugby, and he didn’t get up or propel himself forward.
He can’t get back up onto his knees mate, regardless of whether he propels himself with them or not.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Found it. 10Bold.

I’ll give them a run for the 2nd half.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:45 am
shanky wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 am Shut up Kearns, FFS
Why watch Farktel?
Which 10 channel are you watching? It seems to be wall to wall Bathurst :?
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

shanky wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 am Shut up Kearns, FFS
:thumbup: :x
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Bad luck for Toomua. I like his play.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

Can’t understand the criticism of Cane. He and Ardie have been immense.
by guy smiley
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

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

grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:35 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:32 am Good break by Hannigan, his try
Now hes taken out a prop...Ned the Enforcer!
:lol: :lol: