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by Grandpa
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1191
Views: 37503

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:55 am Less than 10 minutes until the Steinlager Series squad is announced. Anyone know if the announcement is being broadcast online?
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all ... fiji-tests
by Grandpa
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: COVID-19... lab or nature?
Replies: 437
Views: 13782

Re: COVID-19... lab or nature?

Saagar makes a compelling case that regardless of the truth of the lab theory, what an utter shitshow it was to cover it up. Both for the Media to ignore or not explore a genuine hypothesis where the authorities who had denied it, were discussing it in emails and in other medium. All to cover arses...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2393
Views: 82191

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

The southern border may have become an utter shit show since Trump left office but at least the millions of new illegals will get an extra day off. :thumbup: Harris has not even visited. Then again, she has not been to Europe or Mars either. Perhaps Captain Chocolate Chip will tell her to go Look a...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

booji boy wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:30 pm
MrDominator wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:49 pm Basketball Aotearoa :thumbup:
Stephen Jones called and he wants his 1999 headline back.
Was that before or after Candyfloss Rugby?
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Grandpa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:08 pm Rain tomorrow till after lunch. NZ kindly declare for 60.
latest forecast is rain all day
Yeah, does look even worse now... can't see there being any play tomorrow...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Grandpa wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:10 pm The LGBT Tasman Cup?
I hope you meant LGBTIQ and you're not discriminating against Intersex and Queer societies.
I hope so too!
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

One thing I've always said about Ishant Sharma. Whenever he scores 2, he gets a 50. Never nicks out, gets caught on the boundary, runs someone out or any other myriad ways of losing his wicket. Just a tune up for the 5 wickets he's about to take. One thing I've always said about Kane Williamson. Wh...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 1593

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

The LGBT Tasman Cup?
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Ted. wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:17 pm Should they take the new ball when this one seems to be working well for them?
No... By the looks of it.
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8637
Views: 715694

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

It's dreadful. How many cliches can you pile into 1 series? Kate Winslet trying to prove that she's a serious actress by not wearing makeup. Every family has a drug problem. Lesbian daughter. Beer with every meal because that's what rust-belt American loser families do. Scandi colour palette. Cleri...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

I knew beating England was going to be the highlight of the summer.

Unless.. India declare now... for the greater good.
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7209

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

I'd be more inclined to believe you if the Crusaders hadn't choked against the Rebels who we creamed on the Rebels home ground. The Crusaders were the best and now the Blues are The Crusaders piss bowled the Rebels 52 - 26 in that game with the kind of dominant performance they have shown all seaso...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

RuggaBugga wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:07 pm wtf is going on here then, did we actually review that?
Nobody knows.... did the umpire review themselves? :lol:
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8637
Views: 715694

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Whoever mentioned that French series "Spiral". Thank you! Up to season 3 now and absolutely love it. Just love the character idiosyncrasies and uncomplicated plot lines... plus, that female inspector is my type of lady... :thumbup:
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7209

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

As a Blues supporter I am happy with the win of a bastardised competition. But everyone knows the Crusaders are the benchmark... same as the All Blacks at international level. "It is known".
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

;) NZ bowling like England at present... either too short or too full. Is it because the Indian batsmen are standing outside their crease... it's playing on the Kiwi bowler's minds? Or just rank bad bowling at the moment? Nerves and trying too much perhaps. I have a nagging worry that India may hav...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 39089
Views: 1783188

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

So as I understand it last nights results have effectively qualified England and the Czechs and Scotland still need a win to also go through on 4 points. It looks like 4 points will be enough to go through as 3rd best. A draw would suit England in the final game as would potentially mean an easier ...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

:lol: Southampton - average number of days rainfall by month J F M A M J J A S O N D 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 9 9 8 so as many rainy days on average in summer as in winter - great place for a cricket match :( Crucial games need a roof or a real contingency plan. You don't just hit and hope for five (or ne...
by Grandpa
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

NZ bowling like England at present... either too short or too full. Is it because the Indian batsmen are standing outside their crease... it's playing on the Kiwi bowler's minds? Or just rank bad bowling at the moment?
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Southampton - average number of days rainfall by month J F M A M J J A S O N D 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 9 9 8 so as many rainy days on average in summer as in winter - great place for a cricket match :( Crucial games need a roof or a real contingency plan. You don't just hit and hope for five (or near) de...
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128772
Views: 6068044

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

More than famous movie quotes, this thread feels like every post should end with ...you piece of shit!
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Southampton - average number of days rainfall by month J F M A M J J A S O N D 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 9 9 8 so as many rainy days on average in summer as in winter - great place for a cricket match :( Crucial games need a roof or a real contingency plan. You don't just hit and hope for five (or near) de...
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8637
Views: 715694

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Just watched the first episode of Rose Byrne’s Physical on Apple TV. Finger on remote as they venture into a potential 3Some as our 8 year old was in the room drawing. I didn’t quite catch one line so asked the wife. 8 year old son fills me in without looking up and says “Have fun sucking unemploye...
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Could they move it back to Lords at this stage, what's the weather like there??? :P Nowhere in England is looking dry for the rest of the year .... Fixed :P It's been a weird spring.... very dry periods of weeks, followed by weeks of rain on end.... we're just coming to the end of a month-long dry ...
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7209

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Never really been in the rain at Eden Park. A bit of drizzle here and there but nothing major, The NPC Final in 2018 was rainy though. Half the crowd shifted to the undercover seats, including us. I guess that is an option when it's not a sell out. Anyone heard anything about the size of the crowd?...
by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Wignu wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:31 am Could they move it back to Lords at this stage, what's the weather like there??? :P
Nowhere in England south of Leeds and east of Birmingham is looking dry today....

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by Grandpa
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7209

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Yes unfortunately. I'm going to the game. Not sure if our seats are covered or not. Oh well won't be the first time I'm a drowned rat watching rugby at Eden Park. I have memories of standing in the terraces for an Auckland V Canterbury NPC match in the late 2000's, I didn't take a proper jacket as ...
by Grandpa
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's the one thing that amazes you about our boredies?
Replies: 26
Views: 1074

Re: What's the one thing that amazes you about our boredies?

Of all the forums I frequent, this one is surprisingly rational... The right wingers aren't too extreme and the left wingers aren't too liberal... And there are disproportionately more intelligent, sane and tolerant people than you would find in normal society... When I say normal society. I mean a ...
by Grandpa
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line
Replies: 122
Views: 3497

Re: add “you piece of sh1t” to any famous movie line

"The Name's Bond. James Bond. - You piece of shit"
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dalton Papali'i
Replies: 27
Views: 1234

Re: Dalton Papali'i

Yep, he’s been awesome the last 2 years. He’s not captaincy material though. Whitelock can call the shots. Play US Army Sergeant Dalton at 7, Savea at 6 and Mike Sotutu at 8. Savea at 6? Not even Fozzie would stick him there. 7 or 8. That's because Foster is an idiot. Remember how well the loosies ...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dalton Papali'i
Replies: 27
Views: 1234

Re: Dalton Papali'i

jdogscoop wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:35 pm
Auckman wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:06 pm Yep, he’s been awesome the last 2 years. He’s not captaincy material though.
Whitelock can call the shots. Play US Army Sergeant Dalton at 7, Savea at 6 and Mike Sotutu at 8.
Savea at 6? Not even Fozzie would stick him there. 7 or 8.
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Was just wondering can anyone remember who was in the England team that won the first test in India a few months back. They looked very good until India put them in on a few doctored wickets. By contrast, this bunch looks like the worst England team that I have seen since the bunch that played agai...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dalton Papali'i
Replies: 27
Views: 1234

Re: Dalton Papali'i

The more difficult question is what to do with Savea, very difficult to drop him. I agree I cant see Cane taking that 7 jersey back off these two I can see Foster picking both as a compromise... Savea at 7 and Papali'i at 6... which would be a mistake... but an easy "out" for Foster unfortunately. ...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

NZ win a series against England in England. :shock: Shame it's not a full series - or as full as we usually deign to give you, anyway. On the other hand maybe not such a shame from England's perspective, as we'd lose the extra tests as well. When did NZ last get three tests against England? And why...
by Grandpa
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 853
Views: 18308

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

I'm so nervous I bit off all the nails on my right hand... but luckily I still have my left hand nails to start on... :D

38 is my unlucky number... :?