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by Grandpa
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Liam Squire
Replies: 56
Views: 2219

Re: Liam Squire

Related - what are peoples opinion of ScoBa at 6? I was a big fan of ScoBa at six, with him on the bench for Sam & BBBR, or to cover six. The last 18 months make me think i was wrong, both as a 6 (the RWC wasn't kind) and at lock (his discipline has been poor). - should be be considered a 6? On Ard...
by Grandpa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations to the All Blacks!
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Congratulations to the All Blacks!

No complaining about the referee this week. That was conclusive, the Wallabies have been out-played. Dissapointing not to see another great competition, but I feel the Wobs can still come back in Australia. Whoever said the All Black Aura is gone should rightly been feeling silly. Do only the All B...
by Grandpa
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations to the All Blacks!
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Congratulations to the All Blacks!

No complaining about the referee this week. That was conclusive, the Wallabies have been out-played. Dissapointing not to see another great competition, but I feel the Wobs can still come back in Australia. Whoever said the All Black Aura is gone should rightly been feeling silly. Do only the All B...
by Grandpa
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 15846

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

message #2527204 wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:55 pm I'm sure he had the very best Covid 19. Doctors told him it was the greatest covid 19 they had ever seen.
Love it... haha. Funny he no longer calls it the Chinese virus. Now it's in him.
by Grandpa
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 15846

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

Well we're getting into semantics somewhat, and I don't expect you to give but fwiw, I don't believe giving an positively-framed medical assessment is akin to "lying" and it's patently not, "the doctor claimed he lied", which was your original claim (instead it's you drawing that conclusion on his ...
by Grandpa
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 15846

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

This is news to me. It seems the doctor was extremely concerned about him driving around. Link me to where the doctor admitted to lying. Remember the doc gave a press conference on the steps of the facility where he claimed the present wasn't out of the woods but he was now getting better. He is no...
by Grandpa
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 15846

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

The problem with conspiracy theories is that evidence to the contrary is still seen as just further backing up the conspiracy. He would say that, wouldn't he? Of course the doctors are in on it! Can't fool me. The problem with the timeline given is it was obviously a lie. No worries though as the d...
by Grandpa
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 11918

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

Missing Christmas? How old are they? 12?

Be grateful you can actually play... and that you get to stay alive after and not spread anything to your families...

I've spent more Christmases alone than with company.. it's fine.. you don't die of lack of Christmas...
by Grandpa
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 4225

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

Harlequins v Sale certainly sold English rugby today... :roll:
by Grandpa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3499

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Maa Nonu for me. From 2003-07 I thought he was just a one dimensional bosher who was greedy, lacked vision and creativity and tended to die with the ball or worse lose the ball in contact. However from 2008-15 he established his combination with Conrad Smith and became truly world class and one of ...
by Grandpa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3499

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Sam Cane: I never liked him when he first burst onto the scene. Partly because he was a bench player for the Chiefs but seemed to have a guaranteed place in the AB match day 23. I just assumed he was Steve Hansen's personal cabana boy/private dancer. But I'll concede now that he is a decent, test s...
by Grandpa
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3499

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Wayne Barnes... when I first saw him in 2007...
by Grandpa
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 8
Replies: 65
Views: 2194

Re: SR Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 8

Caleb looks like he'll end up a centre at some point... far too skilful to stay on the wing... He is like a combination of Ben Smith and Tana Umaga... always beats the first tackler... has a subtle passing game and is smart... get him in the All Blacks asap... he has ten years in black ahead of him....
by Grandpa
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 5118

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

The All Blacks seemed to get progressively worse after Wayne Smith left in 2017...
by Grandpa
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your current All Black XXIII
Replies: 113
Views: 3231

Re: Pick your current All Black XXIII

Has any AB coach gotten off so easily after a WC disaster, the way Hansen has? The media in particular are terrified to criticise him. Even the general public were relatively forgiving. Hart, Mitchell and Henry were not so lucky. Several reasons. 1. The media are scared of Hansen because he threate...
by Grandpa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your current All Black XXIII
Replies: 113
Views: 3231

Re: Pick your current All Black XXIII

4 years till next world cup.. let's be adventurous... but please don't let Jordie Barrett anywhere near the All Blacks ever again... and Rieko has surprised me at how good he is playing at 13... speed and power in the backs... and in the back row... I'd have picked Tom Robinson if he wasn't injured...
by Grandpa
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your current All Black XXIII
Replies: 113
Views: 3231

Re: Pick your current All Black XXIII

4 years till next world cup.. let's be adventurous... but please don't let Jordie Barrett anywhere near the All Blacks ever again... and Rieko has surprised me at how good he is playing at 13... speed and power in the backs... and in the back row... I'd have picked Tom Robinson if he wasn't injured....
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1246

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 2

I thought Luke Jacobson was a standout as well. He hit rucks so hard all game. Bit like McCaw used to be.. relentless... As a Blues supporter he was the one payer that kept me worried...
by Grandpa
Tue May 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the new ABs Captain for 2020 is...
Replies: 152
Views: 5619

Re: And the new ABs Captain for 2020 is...

So the player dropped for the semi-final against England is the next All Black captain. Even though we all know he should have started, it still seems strange.

Is he even guaranteed to start?

Does this mean Ardie Savea won't be the All Black 7?

I guess so.
by Grandpa
Sat May 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 19764

Re: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread

MrDominator wrote:Marvellous news.

The game really would have been dead if a knight of the realm had been ousted by a swarthy dago.
Why? What would have happened?
by Grandpa
Fri May 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your 'rugby insight' moment
Replies: 118
Views: 3962

Re: Your 'rugby insight' moment

Rocking up to the uni rugby team during freshers week and concluding that almost to a man they were the biggest shower of c*nts on campus. An observation subsequently shared by many at universities across the land. You aren't kidding. Absolute tossers the lot of them. Just one massive clique with f...
by Grandpa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone
Replies: 1260
Views: 42524

Re: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone

Anyone with sympathy for that bloke is a f*cking idiot. The US murdered a multi murderer - he deserved it and more. If Iran hits back and gets Cheney I will feel the same way. Cheney, rather than one of the military generals? Though who is the equivalent of Cheney these days? Pompeo? Though he has ...
by Grandpa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ricky Gervais Golden Globes
Replies: 219
Views: 11072

Re: Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Bloody hilarious... the only shame is it might be his last...
by Grandpa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone
Replies: 1260
Views: 42524

Re: Qasem Soleimani reportedly gone

Ahh, There's always a Donny tweet or two for the modern day: In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran. 15.9K 7:48 PM - Nov 29, 2011 I always said @BarackObama will attack Iran, in some form, prior to the election. 448 8:24 PM - Aug 16, 2012 Don't let Obama play the Iran card...
by Grandpa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott 'Razor' Robertson
Replies: 133
Views: 6678

Re: Scott 'Razor' Robertson

Ali's Choice wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:Razor has 6 crusaders titles!?
Yeah I noticed that error. I can only assume he is including titles won as a player?
Or included Canterbury titles as well?
by Grandpa
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Movies of the Decade?
Replies: 138
Views: 4687

Re: Best Movies of the Decade?

The Martian for me was so dull... surviving on Mars.. big deal... did anyone feel like they learnt anything? Arrival though averagely delivered... was great as an idea... because it tackled that difficult question... could we really communicate with aliens if we met them? Just the trailer alone is w...
by Grandpa
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Movies of the Decade?
Replies: 138
Views: 4687

Re: Best Movies of the Decade?

I’m telling you, Paddington 2 will be looked upon by future generations as a new Shawshank Redemption or Princess Bride. It is near perfect. I watched that over Christmas. Is ok... nothing more... Deadpool another one that does absolutely nothing for me... weak humour... could only last about half ...
by Grandpa
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Movies of the Decade?
Replies: 138
Views: 4687

Re: Best Movies of the Decade?

My personal fav films...

Manchester By the Sea
Interstellar
Moonlight
Arrival
Birdman
Inception
Django Unchained
Her
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hateful Eight
by Grandpa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lorde's Royals named by Billboard as song of the decade
Replies: 156
Views: 5906

Re: Lorde's Royals named by Billboard as song of the decade

Havana the song of the decade for me... superficial lust set against pseudo-sentimental nostalgia... the 2010s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0mxQXmLsk
by Grandpa
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What will be the All Blacks' team to start 2020?
Replies: 99
Views: 4176

Re: What will be the All Blacks' team to start 2020?

If only Steven Luatua was still in NZ....
by Grandpa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t
Replies: 145
Views: 7705

Re: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**tr

But you didn’t have the team to beat England. They smashed you. Tactics, shmactics. England were incredible that day. Perhaps their greatest ever performance. One of the best performances I’ve seen from anyone. I know you don’t mean it, but it’s disrespectful to dismiss the loss as your ‘mistake’. ...
by Grandpa
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 37671

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Wade scored two centuries in the Ashes Series. For some reason I couldn't remember him scoring big, but your are right he scored a hundred in the fifth test. I couldn't find his other hundred though? I agree that almost all sides seem to struggle away from home. Australia probably least of all thou...
by Grandpa
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The three drowned Brits
Replies: 133
Views: 5079

Re: The three drowned Brits

The mother is pretty adamant all could swim. That the girl's swim cap was found inside the pool pump should surely raise alarm bells that something was amiss...
by Grandpa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 37671

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Having reflected on the past 2 days, winning the toss and Kane Williamson's decision to send the Aussies in was pretty much irrelevant. This Australian team is just so much better than the Black Caps with both bat and ball that it honestly wouldn't have mattered what Williamson chose to do, his tea...
by Grandpa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your sporting moment of the decade?
Replies: 114
Views: 4151

Re: What's your sporting moment of the decade?

Not this decade but who can forget Jonny Wilkinson's brilliant drop goal to win the 2003 world cup final? I was going to mention this one. Not to forget Geoff Hurst in 66 and Botham in 81. I was going to mention first moon landing 1969. Not sport or this decade but a great moment none the less Exac...
by Grandpa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t
Replies: 145
Views: 7705

Re: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t

How do Boks fans feel about their team now? Are the Boks destined to again dine at the top table, or was it an accidental victory, a flash in the pan and the Boks will again flatter to deceive over the next four years? How do most Bok fans feel? I know this was a Kiwi thread, but there seems to be ...
by Grandpa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t
Replies: 145
Views: 7705

Re: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t

How do Boks fans feel about their team now? Are the Boks destined to again dine at the top table, or was it an accidental victory, a flash in the pan and the Boks will again flatter to deceive over the next four years? How do most Bok fans feel? I know this was a Kiwi thread, but there seems to be ...
by Grandpa
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your sporting moment of the decade?
Replies: 114
Views: 4151

Re: What's your sporting moment of the decade?

Federer winning a major aged forty something. Oh, that's next decade. I know it's not this decade, but Usain Bolt winning 100m Gold at the Beijing Olympics and breaking the world record at the same time was the most incredible single sporting moment I can remember. Though Boris flattening that kid p...
by Grandpa
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t
Replies: 145
Views: 7705

Re: Read - McCaw is a robot, Henry was a c**t

How do Boks fans feel about their team now? Are the Boks destined to again dine at the top table, or was it an accidental victory, a flash in the pan and the Boks will again flatter to deceive over the next four years? How do most Bok fans feel? I know this was a Kiwi thread, but there seems to be e...