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by Bowens
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - Conference Finals
Replies: 4874
Views: 273676

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Play Offs

Rockets defense closed that one out. That block by Harden. 8)
by Bowens
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - Conference Finals
Replies: 4874
Views: 273676

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Play Offs

Big 34 point win for the Rockets. First time they have had everyone healthy since the restart. Westbrook’s shot had some rust but his playmaking got guys like Covington going.
by Bowens
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

Stipe :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Bowens
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1888
Views: 29046

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

Yes a local comp doesn't include PI teams, not like thousands of local Fijians attended the NRC when they played. Get the core teams settled and working. The Fijians got great crowds? They've consistently pulled the best crowds in the NRC since their inception. Yep. About double the league average....
by Bowens
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1888
Views: 29046

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

Yes a local comp doesn't include PI teams, not like thousands of local Fijians attended the NRC when they played. Get the core teams settled and working. The Fijians got great crowds? They've consistently pulled the best crowds in the NRC since their inception. Yep. About double the league average.
by Bowens
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - Conference Finals
Replies: 4874
Views: 273676

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Rockets playing well. Going to be interesting to see what they can do at full strength when Gordon returns.
by Bowens
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1888
Views: 29046

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

The Japanese union wants a combined tournament with Australian and NZ sides in June-July. RA in particular should be interested in this it’s something they have been pushing for. https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/07/88c1b651e8f7-rugby-jrfu-exec-pushes-for-new-top-league-super-rugby-tournament....
by Bowens
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

There have been UFC trilogies in a series that started 2-0 before. One is scheduled for the end of this month. Holloway-Volkanovski is former champ vs champ with a lot of debate over this result. There’s reason for them to fight again.
by Bowens
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

The third round was very close. Probably a slight edge to Holloway but I’ve seen worse decisions. They should fight again though.
by Bowens
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

Went pretty much how I thought it would. Holloway deserves a third fight.
by Bowens
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

I give him all the credit for taking the fight. If he can stuff Usman’s takedowns for the first couple of rounds and make him stand and trade or do what he did to Askren and connect when he tries to shoot that’s his best bet. But if he can’t get an early finish I see Usman just grinding him down wit...
by Bowens
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

Jorge Masvidal has agreed on short notice to fight Usman. They hate each other so I am expecting a war. For Masvidal the main concern has to be that Usman’s wrestling will wear on him after a few rounds, especially since he had to cut a bunch of weight on short notice. He has a clear edge as a boxe...
by Bowens
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China backlash?
Replies: 1134
Views: 49411

Re: China backlash?

Interesting, The guardian ahs come out with two pieces today raging on China and rightfully so. Perhaps a bit of cultural change. Looks now Xi is being given the Putin treatment and they have remembered that China's treatment of Muslim make's Trump's comments homely, also why the heck are Saudi Ara...
by Bowens
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tik Tok - DELETE NOW!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Tik Tok - DELETE NOW!!!

India banned it a few days ago and TikTok’s parent company is looking at a loss of several billion dollars as a result.
by Bowens
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 44
Views: 999

Re: Hong Kong

This has the support of everyone from Marco Rubio to Joaquin Castro. It will pass both houses easily. WASHINGTON—Lawmakers of both parties launched a bill to give refugee status to Hong Kong residents at risk of persecution under the Chinese territory’s new national-security law, which local rights...
by Bowens
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 44
Views: 999

Re: Hong Kong

This has the support of everyone from Marco Rubio to Joaquin Castro. It will pass both houses easily. WASHINGTON—Lawmakers of both parties launched a bill to give refugee status to Hong Kong residents at risk of persecution under the Chinese territory’s new national-security law, which local rights ...
by Bowens
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1816
Views: 89605

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Poland and the Baltic countries are in NATO. EU wants Ukraine to join (which basically makes it de facto NATO). Don't. Poke. The. Bear. No it doesn't. Maybe if the Bear wasn't such an asshole with a historic record of poking it's neighbours, commiting genocide they'd get on better with everyone. Th...
by Bowens
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1816
Views: 89605

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

This is the future leftists want Blame NATO for encroachment. What happened to East Germany being the eastern boundary of Nato expansion?? fudge off with this bullshit you stupid plum. Maybe blame Russia for being such monumental plum all their neighbours want nothing to do with them. NATO has high...
by Bowens
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4174

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Idea of summer rugby in that freezing cold heartland of French rugby. :lol: :lol: :lol: Right? Its absolutely bonkers theyre even thinking about it. Anyon,e who has ever set foot on french soil in summer knows its not happening. We don't do summer/winter sports, we just dont. Every sport club in Fr...
by Bowens
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

Probably the Fight of the Year. Poirier’s hands just too quick. Much respect to both fighters.

Hooker’s eye was fucked.

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by Bowens
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

What a war! https://www.viprow.me/ufc-fight-night-post-show-dustin-poirier-vs-dan-hooker-2-online-stream Kiwi Hooker taking heavy shots. Handing them out too. Wow really entertaining sport watching too bloodied guys grovelling around on top of each other. Might as well watch jelly wrestling. x( It ...
by Bowens
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 369
Views: 14416

Re: The UFC Thread

Decent card tonight. Every time Perry fights something ridiculous happens and the main event has potential to be a war. Hooker is a tough dude but in the end I think Poirier has been in there against better fighters and gets the W. Lightweight Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker Welterweight Mike Perry vs...
by Bowens
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Unusual Maps Thread
Replies: 1876
Views: 276164

Re: The Unusual Maps Thread

Been to Rick’s Cafe and did the cliff dive.
by Bowens
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - Conference Finals
Replies: 4874
Views: 273676

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

It will be interesting to see who benefits most from the combo of the layoff and short season. Rockets maybe... come in fresh and push the tempo against everyone. :nod: The Rockets get the biggest boost from the hiatus because their team is uniquely built. They have a powerful backcourt in James Ha...
by Bowens
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - Conference Finals
Replies: 4874
Views: 273676

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Schedule out. Lakers vs Clippers on the first night of games.

https://www.nba.com/article/2020/06/26/ ... ding-games

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by Bowens
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4174

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Idea of summer rugby in that freezing cold heartland of French rugby. :lol: :lol: :lol: Right? Its absolutely bonkers theyre even thinking about it. Anyon,e who has ever set foot on french soil in summer knows its not happening. We don't do summer/winter sports, we just dont. Every sport club in Fr...
by Bowens
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4174

Re: WR: No new global calendar

of course the SH unions could invest in their stadia Stadiums are not the answer. Not entirely, hence my other proposals. But the fact is when countries like Wales which have both a smaller population that any tier 1 country can use their stadium as their primary income provider to remain competiti...
by Bowens
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428472
Views: 15860470

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I spent the summer of 1990 on a J-1 in Oahu woking on a construction site. I would have been up near Roman's high school at weekends as the waves on the North Shore were unreal. My abiding memory of that time was that the locals were A) fvcking massive and B) unbelievably athletic. Due to the prese...
by Bowens
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Incident in Reading
Replies: 292
Views: 5974

Re: Incident in Reading

OptimisticJock wrote:Hats off to all the first responders and members of the public assisting yesterday. Particularly the lone cop who tackled him and his colleagues trying their best with the casualties.
:thumbup:
by Bowens
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3229

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

From the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School: The Belfer study also gives the Indian Air Force (IAF), with its Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi Su-30 jets, a qualitative edge in the region, where China fields J-10, J-11 and Su-27 fighters. The Indian Mirage 2000 and Su-30 jets are all-weather, multi-r...
by Bowens
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3229

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

The Indians have a fine military History when they are motivated to fight. They have beaten everybody from Nazis in italy and Japs in Burma. More importantly however is the fact that the logistics of any conflict would favour India over China especially if China is also watching Korea Japan and The...
by Bowens
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3229

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

Gurkhas still serve in the Indian military and have their own regiments.
by Bowens
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3229

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

CrazyIslander wrote:
merry! wrote:video of a previous unarmed bout in 2017..

https://twitter.com/CityOfGodNYc/status ... 5003264003

on the edge of a ravine, in the dark and yup, can imagine a few falling to their deaths.
Soldiers letting off some steam tbh. It's not a crisis.
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by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China backlash?
Replies: 1134
Views: 49411

Re: China backlash?

Actually the western media are trying to portray a crisis but in fact, it is a disputed area. The Indian abd Chinese have played it down. https://www.google.com/amp/s/zeenews.india.com/india/india-china-standoff-govt-says-situation-sensitive-but-not-dangerous-2286294.html/amp Good call dude. :lol: ...
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4174

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Club rugby in summer, with Cricket and league......Again why is it the club system in the north has to move to summer, why not the south? Nations championship, please f##k off with this idea. Less is more, over playing the same players and teams against each other is part of the problem Agreed. Sum...
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tyson
Replies: 65
Views: 1732

Re: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tys

There’s something about the reach issue you seem to be missing. I didn’t read JTB’s post above until after I wrote mine but he’s correct - Tyson being a midget is too much to overcome against a good HW with such a big size advantage.
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tyson
Replies: 65
Views: 1732

Re: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tys

Under 4 rounds :lol: Fantasy land. James Tillis, Mitch Green, James Smith, Tony Tucker all went the distance against young Tyson. All had a reach over 80”. Douglas knocked him out so bad he didn’t know what happened after the fight. Lennox Lewis is in a totally different class and never struggled wi...
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tyson
Replies: 65
Views: 1732

Re: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tys

I just don’t see it. Douglas put his lights out with a long reach and decent jab... Lewis was on another level in that department. I think a few of the superheavyweight era champs would have given prime Tyson problems. Vitali and Fury would have been tough for him to get to.
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tyson
Replies: 65
Views: 1732

Re: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tys

McCall and Rahman both had an 82” reach. Tyson 71”. Lewis basically only struggled against guys who had a reach close to his while throughout his career Tyson had problems with guys 80”+.
by Bowens
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tyson
Replies: 65
Views: 1732

Re: EOB days, some final discussions worth having - Mike Tys

no heavyweight in history could have dealt with him.
Yeah nah. Tyson wouldn’t have beaten Lewis at any age. Lewis only had trouble against guys with a long reach like his, Tyson couldn’t do anything with those little T-Rex arms.