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by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Question for Admins
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Question for Admins

Hey guys. What's in retrospect the most hilarious/comic reason you've banned someone for on here ?
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wrestlemania
Replies: 323
Views: 14363

Re: Wrestlemania

huh didn't know we had a "Wrestlemania" thread on here. Say, what do you like about this sport ?
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black Injury Crisis!
Replies: 129
Views: 7210

Re: All Black Injury Crisis!

The thing about knock-out tournaments is that there's always going to be an element of luck involved, whether from injuries, the bounce of the ball, a couple of intercepts, or whatever. I've never really been hanging out for a three-peat. It will be nice but I'd be very surprised if the chasing pac...
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders V French XV - June 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Crusaders V French XV - June 2015

I like the idea of time travel to field a more competitive team, but we didn't push back far enough. The French XV was already shit in 2015. You can go back and fetch Harinordoquy Bonnaire Nicolas Mas Rougerie and Vincent Clerc, the team still won't be organized at a level that is necessary to comp...
by Dork Lard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black Injury Crisis!
Replies: 129
Views: 7210

Re: All Black Injury Crisis!

The thing about knock-out tournaments is that there's always going to be an element of luck involved, whether from injuries, the bounce of the ball, a couple of intercepts, or whatever. I've never really been hanging out for a three-peat. It will be nice but I'd be very surprised if the chasing pac...
by Dork Lard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2983

Re: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?

A kiwi coach, and some of our trademark humbleness. :thumbup: That first part /thread. Thanks to all for your responses which I've read fully. Please, feel free the rest of you to just speak your mind here, I'm interested in all of your inputs. I should've emphasized what's THE ONE THING that you n...
by Dork Lard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black Injury Crisis!
Replies: 129
Views: 7210

Re: All Black Injury Crisis!

Can you post what your first 23 would look like please. 1 Tim Perry 2 Codie Taylor 3 Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 6 Vaia Fifita 7 Sam Cane 8 Luke Whitelock 9 Aaron Smith 10 Beauden Barrett 11 Reiko Ioane 12 Ryan Crotty 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 14 Waisake Naholo 15 Ben Smit...
by Dork Lard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1049309

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

So I've no info about whether the two T14 club finalists will play the 1st Test in NZ, but based on current form and broad availability ( trying not to pick from MP/RCT/RACING ) and injuries, I suppose France should go to kiwi land with sth like: Poirot-Pélissié-Slimani Vahaamahina-Gabrillagues Gour...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2983

Re: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?

A kiwi coach, and some of our trademark humbleness. :thumbup: That first part /thread. Thanks to all for your responses which I've read fully. Please, feel free the rest of you to just speak your mind here, I'm interested in all of your inputs. I should've emphasized what's THE ONE THING that you n...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2983

Re: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?

A kiwi coach, and some of our trademark humbleness. :thumbup: That first part /thread. Thanks to all for your responses which I've read fully. Please, feel free the rest of you to just speak your mind here, I'm interested in all of your inputs. I should've emphasized what's THE ONE THING that you n...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?
Replies: 51
Views: 2983

What do you need to win in modern Rugby ?

Okay, athleticism™ and natural talent™, get it out of your system already. :roll:

But to this simple question, what do you answer - what do you need to be top contenders in your competition (whether club or int'l) ?
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing v Toulon
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Racing v Toulon

BrockJamesFanClub wrote:tillous-borde was a joke when he came on.
he was a joke when he wasn't even on yet.
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing v Toulon
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: Racing v Toulon

Mr. Very Popular wrote:If Racing play like this in 2 weeks, Munster will grind out a win.
"grind out" a win ? They'll put 50 on them.
Racing not very interested today, apparently just settled for defending and squeezing in a home win.
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Domestic Violence - why?
Replies: 182
Views: 10270

Re: Domestic Violence - why?

Everyone suffers. It's our human condition by default. Then it's what you do with it. Domestic violence, pedophilia, murder... are some of the worst, but there's very damaging and harmful abuse you can make people around you suffer from on a daily basis when you're spending all your time pointing fi...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would you make a donation to fund your national team?
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Would you make a donation to fund your national team?

Yes absolutely without a question if I knew the money were going into a plan that I knew for sure helped the side. Something like to help foreign coaches come into the country and share their knowledge, physios/coaches who came in and gave advice to the local players and coaches: drills, positionin...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would you make a donation to fund your national team?
Replies: 17
Views: 1168

Re: Would you make a donation to fund your national team?

Yes absolutely without a question if I knew the money were going into a plan that I knew for sure helped the side. Something like to help foreign coaches come into the country and share their knowledge, physios/coaches who came in and gave advice to the local players and coaches: drills, positioning...
by Dork Lard
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland is a sleeping giant in sevens
Replies: 65
Views: 4045

Re: Ireland is a sleeping giant in sevens

YOYO wrote:
Dork Lard wrote:But but athleticism.
Good coaching and fitness is all you need.
No all you need is love. Love is all you need.
by Dork Lard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland is a sleeping giant in sevens
Replies: 65
Views: 4045

Re: Ireland is a sleeping giant in sevens

But but athleticism.
by Dork Lard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1049309

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

:lol: :lol: Clermont this past week: "Our season is very strongly compromised, we know that, but it's still mathematically possible and we're going to want to prove we're competitors and we won't let go this easily".

Final score: Stade Français 50 - 13 Clermont.
by Dork Lard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

LandOTurk wrote:
Zico wrote:
Dork Lard wrote:Oh shit. Scarlets are going to win this. :|

Finally..

They're the favourites. :)
Have I just been suckered?
I'm sorry LandOTurk. It turns out Scarlets are going to win this semifinal in Dublin after all. I was lead astray the whole time. Rejoice.
by Dork Lard
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would you choose not to have lived ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3358

Re: Would you choose not to have lived ?

https://res.cloudinary.com/ideapod/image/upload/c_fill,h_314,w_512/c40b48fe-278e-4626-a094-435c27fae25e.jpg Terribly limited application to this thread of course because you do have to look a little or you surely won't ever solve your existential problem. Not looking is infinitely worse than lookin...
by Dork Lard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

LandofTurk Well you're breaking down a couple of the strengths of both teams: Leins have big runners, but Scarlets a nice back row and scrum, and IF they secure the bdown and defense they'll compete... and I mean that's fine, but how do you respond to Leinster being the experienced Cup veteran ? Wh...
by Dork Lard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lavinini - world rugby's most reckless player?
Replies: 71
Views: 3198

Re: Lavinini - world rugby's most reckless player?

easy to judge sitting from where we're sitting (but I'm going to do in anyways :D ): obviously not the brightest, coupled with personal anger issues. Too bad, a very powerful lock, one of the most powerful in the world, could've been world class.
by Dork Lard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would you choose not to have lived ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3358

Re: Would you choose not to have lived ?

someone needs to watch "it's a wonderful life" :thumbup: Had trouble swallowing my throat was so knotted at the end. So, so very beautiful. They don't make films like this anymore... jolindien . Eh, what am I going to tell you man, we're on a Rugby forum ! If life is meaningless to you, consider ac...
by Dork Lard
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which int'l side will improve most til the WC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Re: Which int'l side will improve most til the WC ?

Dork asks more questions than a 5 year old girl on a sugar rush. So...how come you know so much about 5 year old girls on a sugar rush though ? :roll: The All Blacks will need to improve a lot to have any chance of defending their title. how so? Would the ABs lose a world cup if it was hosted next ...
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which int'l side will improve most til the WC ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1134

Which int'l side will improve most til the WC ?

Sides like Argentina, France, South Africa, Wales or Australia; all of which have been fierce contenders in recent WC's; have all been well below par in the past couple of int'l seasons or so. They really need to pick it up, or they'll be swept out of the WC in Japan in about a year's time. Who's sh...
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should Toulon have been awarded a penalty try
Replies: 51
Views: 1969

Re: Should Toulon have been awarded a penalty try

shoulda could'a would'a, no point in stirring up the shit pot a week later (no offense OP).
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

LandofTurk Well you're breaking down a couple of the strengths of both teams: Leins have big runners, but Scarlets a nice back row and scrum, and IF they secure the bdown and defense they'll compete... and I mean that's fine, but how do you respond to Leinster being the experienced Cup veteran ? Wh...
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1049309

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

Agen v Oyonnax is another interesting one ! Yeah, there are a good few crackers left in the relegation battle. It's insane how Oyonnax looked absolutely dead and buried not that long ago and then put in that run of form. :shock: You would know. :roll: SF facing ASM at home this weekend, a golden op...
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir laine
Replies: 24811
Views: 1049309

Re: Le top XIV la Pro D2 les Fédérales.Le retour façon mir l

Relançons this motherfoqker... Current standings: https://i.imgur.com/LJaurIW.png Looking at the dates this year: - 1st test in NZ will be June 9th. - Top 14 final June 2nd. It appears they've squeezed it in for the calendar seasons to work out this time. France should have all their players, or at ...
by Dork Lard
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

LandofTurk Well you're breaking down a couple of the strengths of both teams: Leins have big runners, but Scarlets a nice back row and scrum, and IF they secure the bdown and defense they'll compete... and I mean that's fine, but how do you respond to Leinster being the experienced Cup veteran ? Wh...
by Dork Lard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

I get it. They will be favourites, but I think we have a good chance. NNNNNOOOO. :lol: Fortunately, you are not the all seeing oracle of all things rugby, just another punter like me. :nod: That's irrelevant for this topic. It's about discussing why one thinks a particular team will win, not actual...
by Dork Lard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

LandOTurk wrote: I get it. They will be favourites, but I think we have a good chance.
NNNNNOOOO.

:lol:
by Dork Lard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

I don't know how the OP bares any relevance to this year's competition and Leinster's run, but about the topic in the title of the thread, man, Scarlets are in for a whoopin. They were veryyyy avg at home vs an injury-decimated LaR, not making excuses for LaR just saying they effectively produced a...
by Dork Lard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Ireland Euro final apparently
Replies: 59
Views: 4954

Re: All Ireland Euro final apparently

iarmhiman wrote: Well at least we won't be served up another all French final and be bored to death.
:D

Image

Ooooooh, you tell em gurrrrl !
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Ireland Euro final apparently
Replies: 59
Views: 4954

Re: All Ireland Euro final apparently

An all Irish European final would be significant of what is currently occurring in the NH. But you've got to hope for more flavor in a Euro final. It would be boring as much in the Rugby as in the stake/outcome. For instance the last "all-French" (notice the quotes) finals from 2013 and 2015 surely...
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: European Semi-Finals: Your Thoughts ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: European Semi-Finals: Your Thoughts ?

Andalu wrote:
YOYO wrote:My thoughts, an Irish man is 100% guaranteed to win the this years European Rugby Champions Cup.
All 4 semi finalist represented. Lock Donnacha Ryan at Racing and lock Tadhg Beinrne at Scarlets.
Does Munster have any kiwis?
Nah. They're more into Saffer meat.
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau: All Gays are going to HELL
Replies: 953
Views: 36721

Re: Folau: All Gays are going to HELL

Make it public and expect public scrutiny. How much different is it to calling someone a faggot on the pitch? well our HomophobeXV now has a right wing (solomona), a fullback (Folau) and a centre (Bastareud) .. did i miss someone ? :P Yes, you missed every other single Rugby player out there on the...
by Dork Lard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Semi Final Leinster v Scarlets

I don't know how the OP bares any relevance to this year's competition and Leinster's run, but about the topic in the title of the thread, man, Scarlets are in for a whoopin. They were veryyyy avg at home vs an injury-decimated LaR, not making excuses for LaR just saying they effectively produced a...