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by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

I'm loving these Judo athletes refusing to face the Israeli competitor. You can argue the Olympic movement is about breaking down barriers and having sport speak for human endeavour in isolation, but the reality is gross human rights abuses by Israel are bigger than even the Olympics. Good on these...
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Brumbieman wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:33 am Anyone got a stream to watch this? Archery is on atm, trying to find one to no avail..
https://gorin.jp/live/

The pictures tell you which event to click and there is no commentary on any of them, or pretty much so.
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

That was some swim by Titmus in the womens 400m free
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?

towny

That is worthy of Thomas. :lol: :lol:
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

CrazyIslander wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:37 am Australia getting hammered by Argies
YESSSSS
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

mrbrownstone wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:20 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:17 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:15 am Wow harsh penalty try and yellow
3 on 1, two man overlap and no other defenders. That was as clear a penalty try as there ever will be.
Yup, that's the dictionary definition of a penalty try.
I was surprised that the ref did not award it immediately
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

mrbrownstone wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:00 am All Black sevens up now against South Korea.

Would be nice to right some wrongs from 2016.
50 - 5 rights a lot of those wrongs.
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

CrazyIslander wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:15 am Wow harsh penalty try and yellow
3 on 1, two man overlap and no other defenders. That was as clear a penalty try as there ever will be.
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Yeah, superb ride. Unbelievable ride. van Vleuten absolutely raging after thinking she had won gold. :lol: :lol: I wish I had gotten to the end. Whoever was commentating for Kiwi TV was so annoying, I switched off. I'm streaming it as my tv is no good for NZ :lol: Did you have some Kiwi guy and an ...
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Canada leading GBR 12 - 0 with 4mins left

:blush: :blush:

GBR in the lead. I thought the lads in the red were Canada.

Score now 19 - 0 with one min left
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

mrbrownstone wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:17 am Never mind.
Fiji 24 - 19
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 24
Views: 925

Re: Clapping the opposition

Gavin Duffy wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:52 pm If it's good play I've no issue applauding the opposition.
:thumbup:
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Just had a look and that was a total cluster-fuck
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

sewa wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:32 am
Kiwias wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:23 am Wilde hangs on for bronze in the Triathlon
That false start with the boat was utterly bizarre. What were they thinking
I missed that - was still sleeping. What happened?
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?

The short answer: no.
The long answer: Noooooooo


Go for it. You can always stop if your body can't handle it but if you don't try it, there will come a time that you will regret not having given it a go.
by Kiwias
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Wilde hangs on for bronze in the Triathlon
by Kiwias
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Cacace has just scored a screamer (goal of the tournament contender?) for NZ vs Hounduras. Not bad after losing Winston Reid after all of three minutes. We ran out of steam and Honduras grabbed two late goals to defeat NZ 3 - 2 We showed our versatility with goal and howler of the tournament conten...
by Kiwias
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

JB1981 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:11 am Cacace has just scored a screamer (goal of the tournament contender?) for NZ vs Hounduras. Not bad after losing Winston Reid after all of three minutes.
We ran out of steam and Honduras grabbed two late goals to defeat NZ 3 - 2
by Kiwias
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 173
Views: 6014

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

This stadium is an absolute farce. It's a debacle. I simply cannot believe that 10 long years after the earthquake we are still debating about the concept. My mate used to work for Cera and he was part of a team that flew to various stadiums around the world ‘fact finding’. Must have been 5-6 years...
by Kiwias
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

https://gorin.jp/live/

Genuine Live feeds for all events but you have to pick the feed from the picture shown, and accept that there will be no commentary.
by Kiwias
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42820
Views: 1306864

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I blagged my way into that after finding out it paid more than engineering. I had blagged engineering for ten years first. But my current job is what I am actually trained in. So an IT contractor who works at a pharmaceutical company is now a "scientist who works with vaccines"? Actually Rodney if ...
by Kiwias
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 173
Views: 6014

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

I'm sorry, that was unkind. A national stadium does indeed have merit. And Auckland is the sensible place. Of course, land prices in the CBD being what they are we would need to move it out a bit. Probably a little bit south. Central Christchurch would probably work well... Sounds perfect to me. :l...
by Kiwias
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42820
Views: 1306864

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Think Sewa is an IT contractor in a Pharma company I blagged my way into that after finding out it paid more than engineering. I had blagged engineering for ten years first. But my current job is what I am actually trained in. So an IT contractor who works at a pharmaceutical company is now a "scie...
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Auckman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:10 pm
Kiwias wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:56 am
Auckman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:54 am Eerily empty quiet stadium
I actually turned down an offer to be on the turf maintenance team for the Olympics. I am sort of regretting it as it would be fun to be part of a unique opening ceremony.
Better to be safe fella. :thumbup:
I reckon I made the right choice.
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Emma Twigg looked pretty comfortable in her heat.
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Auckman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:54 am Eerily empty quiet stadium
I actually turned down an offer to be on the turf maintenance team for the Olympics. I am sort of regretting it as it would be fun to be part of a unique opening ceremony.
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 173
Views: 6014

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

Fat Old Git wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:32 am Just seen a change.org petition to keep the stadium at 30000 on Facebook. Can't link it from my phone, but I'm sure anyone who is interested can find it.
Just signed it.
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 169
Views: 4132

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

Reports out up here that Marika Koroibete is joining Panasonic
by Kiwias
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

New covid19 cases in Tokyo hit a 6-week high today, up to 1800+, while hospitalisations have doubled in two weeks. Is the population of Tokyo not something like 35M? 2k cases is nothing surely. The population of greater Tokyo is something around 30m and yes, compared to that daily infections of 2 +...
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's sporting successes over the past week
Replies: 74
Views: 2300

Re: Your country's sporting successes over the past week

Farva wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:36 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:59 am All Whites the best of Oceania soccer :lol:
Only undefeated team in world cups I believe
In FIFA2014 World Cup but not other ones -- we lost three out of three in 1982. Brazil, Russia, and Scotland.

EDIT: koroke beat me too it. :x
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42820
Views: 1306864

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Simply a case of where we are on roll out. There is a 6 week gap between 1st and 2nd dose. If you have the Pfizer doses though, would you not just shorten that back to 4/5 weeks as was originally intended? They did shorten it i think, but thay still leaves 2nd doses 4/5 weeks behind first. I had Pf...
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League World Cup Gone*
Replies: 140
Views: 3793

Re: League World Cup Gone*

DAC_ wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:00 am
JB1981 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am
DAC_ wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:19 am It's a shame, I always enjoyed watching Australia put 104 points on Russia.

Said no one ever.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t0wg9bh65OQ
Fantastic :lol:
"He'd kicked for the KGB" :lol: :lol:
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42820
Views: 1306864

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Clouseau wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:12 pm
DAC_ wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:07 pm The vaccine is not designed to kill the virus, it's been designed to lessen the symptoms
Wot?
DAC_ is sounding more like Rand Paul with every passing day.
"I've read a report, you know"
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

JB1981 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:58 am A sticky makes sense.
Mods, would one of you please do this if you agree?
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Would others agree to having this thread made a sticky for the duration of the games?
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42820
Views: 1306864

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Are there a lot of people in the UK not turning up to second appointments? I just noticed how low the daily vaccine numbers have gotten, despite 19% still needed a second dose. Ireland has been catching up quickly in the last two weeks on fully vaccinated and will likely pass the UK out next week a...
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

JB1981 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:03 am
Kiwias wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:00 am NZ won their first soccer match vs South Korea by 1 - 0
:thumbup: the last 10 minutes were a nervous time.
Our lads did not seem to drop off their energy levels the way I expected. It is filthily hot and humid and must have been thought for players coming from mid-winter.
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 399
Views: 9469

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

NZ won their first soccer match vs South Korea by 1 - 0
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 173
Views: 6014

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

Fat Old Git wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:06 am Less capacity than Dunedin's stadium, and even Hamilton's iirc.

Why spend a fortune to end up with a half arsed option? Do it properly or don't do it at all.
:thumbup:
by Kiwias
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crap music at games...OUT.
Replies: 69
Views: 1729

Re: Crap music at games...OUT.

I got exactly the same response Mr Bungle got, word for word. Copy and paste. I wouldn't imagine them altering it. Same here too. I think I may copy and paste mr bungle's reply. Don't just copy and paste. That was a joke about their c&p replies. My response was To Info Sirs; I find your response to...