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by Waka Nathan
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34576

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

blah blah blah Now that NZR & RA have obviously sorted out some type of combined position to take to the venture capital shops and broadcasters There is no "combined position". What gave you the impression there was? Why would NZR sell off a share of NZ rugby when it doesn't need to? NZR already ha...
by Waka Nathan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34576

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

grievous wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:52 am Good to see Kiwis think their union has played a great card here. :thumbup:
NZR has got the extremely popular SR Aotearoa for 2021. Imagine being the poor bloke from RA trying to sell a tournament that doesn't include NZ teams...

Any news on that broadcasting deal?
tick tick tick
by Waka Nathan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34576

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

RandomNavigat0r wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:29 am
GotheCanes wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:24 am Have those Aus TV billions started rolling in yet?
Given all the backpedaling by NZL I reckon they are facing financial ruin...
This sounds terrible. Do you mean that emergency loan World Rugby gave NZR to prevent them going bankrupt has been used up already? Oh wait. That's RA.
by Waka Nathan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34576

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Ive got this vision of NZR sitting at headquarters today with Zoom on wondering why RA havent logged in yet to confirm we will agree to two teams in their new comp. It has already been announced that SR Aotearoa will run again next year. You should be hoping that some mug will buy something from RA...
by Waka Nathan
Mon May 04, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 26799

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

RandomNavigat0r wrote:n from Day 1.[/b]
She was incompetant in all her former roles but got the gig ...
Raelene Castle was a standout performer as CEO of NZ Netball. So good, in fact, she was awarded NZ's second highest gong: NZOM (for services to netball and business).
by Waka Nathan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blues 2020-21 Optimism Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 6937

Re: Beauden Barrett Appreciation & Blues 2020-21 Optimism Th

fatcat wrote:What is the verdict on Marchant so far?
He's too slight to provide much thrust at centre, but on the wing outside Ioane he's been excellent.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.
Replies: 282
Views: 5783

Re: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.

Marshall Banana wrote:Akira made 13 tackles (second highest in the team) - two of which forced errors by the Canes.

You guys are pathetic. :lol:
He did well, but he's no Tom Sanders... :lol:
by Waka Nathan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.
Replies: 282
Views: 5783

Re: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.

If the Blues got rid of dross like Parsons, Duffie and Ruru they'd be a much better team.

Telea hasn't put a foot wrong this season. Looks like an AB in waiting. Akira went very well--wouldn't the Crusaders love to have him instead of that big lump of dead meat they've got.
by Waka Nathan
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd 6: Waratahs v Chiefs Match Thread, Friday March 6
Replies: 96
Views: 2803

Re: SR Rd 6: Waratahs v Chiefs Match Thread, Friday March 6

Nowhere near the right size or weight for the row though is he and I’m going to guess, despite not seeing the game but reading a report, he was at lock last week when they were literally mauled into submission. Ardron didn't play last week, you imbecile. Ardron was at lock, however, when the Chiefs...
by Waka Nathan
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship Gooooooooone...
Replies: 102
Views: 4259

Re: Rugby Championship Gooooooooone...

The only way the unions would agree to this is if they have something else cooking. Even the Boks unlikely 6Ns entry, which would pump in funds if it ever happened, is only scheduled for 2025 at the earliest True. RugbyPass, the source of the article, is owned by SKY NZ (not to be confused with Rup...
by Waka Nathan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highlanders v Rebels - Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 7:05pm
Replies: 105
Views: 2219

Re: Highlanders v Rebels - Fri, 28 Feb, 2020 7:05pm

The most incompetent ten minutes I've ever seen by a NZ Super rugby side. Can't even get close to winning a lineout, can't tackle, don't hit rucks, can't defend mauls, can't align on defence ...and when they get a chance to kick out of defence, Muppet McKay slices the kick and leaves them hard on de...
by Waka Nathan
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR2020: BULLS VS BLUES
Replies: 191
Views: 3482

Re: SR2020: BULLS VS BLUES

You mean like in 2016 when Kiwi ref Paul Williams hit the Lions with 12 penalties and 2 yellow cards in the second half against the Jaguares (the Lions were leading 22-12 before this spate of penalties) to ensure that the Canes finished top of the log with a potential home final? You'd have to be p...
by Waka Nathan
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020 W 03 - Jaguares v Reds - Sat 15 Feb 23:00 UTC
Replies: 166
Views: 3419

Re: SR 2020 W 03 - Jaguares v Reds - Sat 15 Feb 23:00 UTC

Provinces (plural) and/or franchise clubs from Argentina need to play in South America and North America to help develop their region If they can't do that, then go to Europe. And without a hint of duplicitous awareness that - Aus rugby never had a viable club comp of its own to be able to support ...
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Highlanders managed to drag the Brumbies down to their level. And then used up ten years worth of luck in ten minutes. Mauger and the Hammeteur will be resigned for another five years.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Berry has gone rogue. Brumbies obviously wheeling the scrum.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

The refereeing is becoming a bit partial.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Maniototo Man wrote:I can't remember the Highlanders putting it right through the backline once this match.
Remember, Super coach Mauger is playing two receivers. If Smith and Hunt don't kick the ball away, Ioane is there to also hack it into no- mans- land.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

And Smith kicks away yet another opportunity. If the Highlanders had real coaches, Smith would have been pulled at halftime.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Aaron Smith and Perenara continually over play their hands at this level. No other players seem to get a say in what goes on. Both have been diabolical.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Aaron Smith: utter crap last week, even worse this week.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Even dimmer tactic given the Bunglees haven't been great on defence wide.
I guess we have to keep in mind they're coached by the fraudsters Mauger and the Hammeteur.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers
Replies: 180
Views: 2478

Re: Super Rugby - Bumbreeze vs High-Landers

Every bit of possession the Highlanders get they kick it away. If Smith doesn't the clueless Hunt does.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 6583

Re: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread

Garbage- Bachop working very hard for a Sharks' win. Chip kicks in his own 22, aimless woofs into midfield...
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 6583

Re: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread

Another fcking stupid aimless kick by Perenara.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 6583

Re: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread

It seems strange to say it, but Jordie is the only Canes player with even a modicum of rugby intelligence.
by Waka Nathan
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 405
Views: 6583

Re: SR 2020: Hurricanes V Sharks Match Thread

Perenara is killing the Canes. Aimless kicking, stupid passes...flapping away instead of delivering good quick ball.
by Waka Nathan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 3 - Blues vs Crusaders
Replies: 98
Views: 2600

Re: Super Rugby Rd 3 - Blues vs Crusaders

Callum Grace has a big future. Hugely impressive.
by Waka Nathan
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Rd 3 - Blues vs Crusaders
Replies: 98
Views: 2600

Re: Super Rugby Rd 3 - Blues vs Crusaders

If you made a composite of all the undesirable traits in halfbacks you'd end up with Ruru.
by Waka Nathan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick

There’s a 63m Luke McAlister penalty goal on YouTube but it’s hard to go past Paul Thorburns famous goal from about 70m. Villepreux landed one from 60m+ with a wet, heavy leather ball at Lancaster Park in the 60s. It was at Athletic Park and very much wind-assisted. I have the game on VHS but can't...
by Waka Nathan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick

Kiwias wrote:
BBB wrote:There’s a 63m Luke McAlister penalty goal on YouTube but it’s hard to go past Paul Thorburns famous goal from about 70m.
Villepreux landed one from 60m+ with a wet, heavy leather ball at Lancaster Park in the 60s.
It was at Athletic Park and very much wind-assisted.
by Waka Nathan
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Rugby-hit-by-racism
Replies: 66
Views: 2442

Re: NZ Rugby-hit-by-racism

Pretty dumb. Have to think about it from a NZ POV though. NZ is pretty diverse, but there were never many Jews in NZ. They're not well represented and because of this I think kiwis are poorly educated when it comes to Jewish history. New Zealand has had three Jewish Prime Ministers--outside of Isra...
by Waka Nathan
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/19
Replies: 1953
Views: 40513

Re: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/

Skeen, you are an utter joke. He fcks up even at Mitre10 Cup level; how the hell is he at a RWC?
by Waka Nathan
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/19
Replies: 1953
Views: 40513

Re: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/

Genia is killing Australia. Isn't he capable of passing without taking three steps first?
by Waka Nathan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Penises on the Plank - QF score predictions
Replies: 119
Views: 4906

Re: Penises on the Plank - QF score predictions

MrDominator wrote:England 25 - 22 Australia
New Zealand 35 - 0 Ireland
South Africa 24 - 23 Japan
Wales 6 - 9 France

And the full time scores?
by Waka Nathan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will WR ever forgive Scotland threatening legal action?
Replies: 177
Views: 7806

Re: Will WR ever forgive Scotland threatening legal action?

Santa wrote:Yeah the SRU has played this World Cup about as well as their rugby team.
It looks like the SRU played Stephen Jones and Brian Moore pretty well.
by Waka Nathan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: Scotland vs. Japan RWC Pool A 13th Oct 19:45 JT
Replies: 1382
Views: 29101

Re: OFFICIAL: Scotland vs. Japan RWC Pool A 13th Oct 19:45

Japan should immediately be invited to the rugby championship. How many hints do they need? Or they could always wait several years for them to go off the boil for no reason whatsoever :thumbdown: Reinstate their Super team first. How stupid does SAANZSHIT look? The Japanese Union stated they didn'...
by Waka Nathan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: Scotland vs. Japan RWC Pool A 13th Oct 19:45 JT
Replies: 1382
Views: 29101

Re: OFFICIAL: Scotland vs. Japan RWC Pool A 13th Oct 19:45

mr bungle wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Jamie Joseph is a master coach
The attack lines are all Tony Brown. He’s an extremely well regarded thinker of the game. He’s going places.
Both Robertson and Foster have said that if they get the AB head coach job Tony Brown will be the attack coach.
by Waka Nathan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred
Replies: 580
Views: 11263

Re: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred

Actually thought the Ref had a decent game in this one :thumbup: He did. Maybe the timekeeper had fallen asleep (who could blame him) and forgot to bang his gong. Even when the game eventually ended there was confusion. Normally the gong goes within a few seconds of the screen clock...not minutes a...
by Waka Nathan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred
Replies: 580
Views: 11263

Re: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred

Garbage rubbish refereeing from Gardiner. Uruguay kicked the penalty to touch after full time, throw in not straight and gives a scrum to Wales. That was full time no time for a scrum. Never liked that law change. Can't end of a bent throw. The ref is right there. Doesn’t matter it is an error. You...
by Waka Nathan
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred
Replies: 580
Views: 11263

Re: Wayals vs youroogwuy official fred

Garbage rubbish refereeing from Gardiner. Uruguay kicked the penalty to touch after full time, throw in not straight and gives a scrum to Wales. That was full time no time for a scrum. Never liked that law change. Amazing blunder by the officials. The last try was scored four and a half minutes aft...