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by Oceanbreeze
Wed May 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

Last year whilst waiting at the airport for my flight to Sydney from Singapore, I saw a fair few middle aged Aussie gents waiting with their lovely partners. I was sat beside two of them. After a while I noticed the degrading looks of other Aussies waiting there too. I turned to one of the Aussies b...
by Oceanbreeze
Tue May 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

That article's pretty light on any actual detail. These are the only mentions of a Top 14 contract. has reportedly turned down the opportunity to switch back into rugby union Amid the virus-enforced layoff, Folau seemingly became subject to an offer to move to Montpellier That's it. Seems more like...
by Oceanbreeze
Tue May 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12332246&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb He turned it down of course but still proved those who were so sure he won't get another rugby contract wrong. The gift that just keeps giving. :lol: So if he and his...
by Oceanbreeze
Tue May 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

Thomas wrote:
Oceanbreeze wrote:
mr bungle wrote:The French have no moral compass when it comes to selecting arsehole union / league players. Still no surprise to me.
Really? The amount of players RA kept despite various behaviours doesn't constitute moral corruption?
Which ones?
Wow!
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

Slim 293 wrote:I think it's fair to say that RA couldn't afford to keep it going in court, even if they had ultimately won... which was likely given the findings of the code of conduct hearing.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

So sweet when you try!
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

That article's pretty light on any actual detail. These are the only mentions of a Top 14 contract. has reportedly turned down the opportunity to switch back into rugby union Amid the virus-enforced layoff, Folau seemingly became subject to an offer to move to Montpellier That's it. Seems more like...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Re: Folau offered contract in Top 14

mr bungle wrote:The French have no moral compass when it comes to selecting arsehole union / league players. Still no surprise to me.
Really? The amount of players RA kept despite various behaviours doesn't constitute moral corruption?
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 18, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau offered contract in Top 14
Replies: 30
Views: 2367

Folau offered contract in Top 14

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/a ... ign=nzh_fb

He turned it down of course but still proved those who were so sure he won't get another rugby contract wrong. The gift that just keeps giving. :lol:
by Oceanbreeze
Tue May 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: XV by 100m relay XV
Replies: 51
Views: 2540

Re: XV by 100m relay XV

1 - Peni Ravai - played 7s for Fiji 2 - Mesu Dolokoto - His Drua try against Queensland showed his speed. https://youtu.be/UD_5d0bdaC8 3 - Kalivate Tawake 4 - Nakarawa 5 - Ifereimi Rawaqa - played 7s for Fiji 6 - Peceli Yato 7 - Akapusi Qera 8 - Viliame Mata 9 - Nikola Matawalu 10 - Serevi 11 - Cauc...
by Oceanbreeze
Fri May 08, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

I'd love to see Fiji join one of the big tournaments, if it's ours great. I can also totally understand why Georgia, who aren't as good but have also waited a long time... would kick up a stink. Fiji in the 6 nations would be very interesting though. You aren't sure of a few pennies thanks to that ...
by Oceanbreeze
Thu May 07, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Fiji Rugby Union supplemented by the Government to get the ball rolling. Of course FRU gets some funding for developments from World Rugby. That funding has been utilised with the academy and our pro side Drua. Initially the plan is to rent a stadium and it's facilities discounted of course by Fren...
by Oceanbreeze
Thu May 07, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

So you'd prefer to join the 6Ns and not the 4Ns is that right Ocean? The reality of having a small economy is that we have to think outside of the box. We've tried to get a team into the super rugby however the obstacles provided by SANZAR was truly high. As commonly known every super rugby sides g...
by Oceanbreeze
Thu May 07, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Fiji Rugby Union supplemented by the Government to get the ball rolling. Of course FRU gets some funding for developments from World Rugby. That funding has been utilised with the academy and our pro side Drua. Initially the plan is to rent a stadium and it's facilities discounted of course by Frenc...
by Oceanbreeze
Wed May 06, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

I don't think that, but I'd rather it stays rather than it be ruined by stupid ideas from clueless administrators. This isn't a problem of the Northern Hemisphere. It's a problem that when the SH talks collaboration they usually mean they want the money made by NH teams via ticket sales and TV cont...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Congrats to Beaumont. I think the right man for the job won. Fiji voted for the right person. But Beaumont was already in charge, what did he do for Fiji in the past 4 years?. Doesn't matter. He is in charge for another 4 years now. So just bend the knee and shut the f u ck up You're lucky you're i...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumont
Replies: 59
Views: 2871

Re: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumo

So obviously moving the team over to France along with our national team is a logical step. Soon we'll have our academy players, pro club team and national team all operating in one country. When we start playing our home games in our new home base in France and pocketing the cash then we will begi...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumont
Replies: 59
Views: 2871

Re: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumo

I always find it funny when someone like Woodward, who probably watches minimal T2 rugby outside of World Cups, wants to lecture T2 nations about what is best for them. Clearly Fiji made the best choice for their interests and are now being rewarded with increased engagement with France. For years ...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumont
Replies: 59
Views: 2871

Re: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumo

The issue I have with the narrative around this election and the choices to be made (as shown here by Woodward) is there seem to be plenty of commentators either at best unaware or at worst unconcerned that wholesale changes like those put forward by Pichot would have the potential to bankrupt seve...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Congrats to Beaumont. I think the right man for the job won. Fiji voted for the right person. But Beaumont was already in charge, what did he do for Fiji in the past 4 years?. He assisted in getting Fiji Drua play in the Australian Championship. And now himself and Laporte are discussing moving the...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Congrats to Beaumont. I think the right man for the job won. Fiji voted for the right person. Voting must be a novelty for Fijians, yeah? ;) We will be shifting our training base to France soon given all our pro players are based in Europe. Also possibly the Fijian Drua that currently plays in the ...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumont
Replies: 59
Views: 2871

Re: Clive Woodward slams Fiji, Samoa for backing Bill Beaumo

Fiji voted for the right man. Glad Bill is back in charge. Screw SANZAR. They haven't done shit for us. At the moment Fiji and France are discussing an arrangement where Fiji can shift it's training camp to France. The Fijian Drua that competes in the Australian Championship can enter the French Pro...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon May 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Congrats to Beaumont. I think the right man for the job won. Fiji voted for the right person.
by Oceanbreeze
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Had the case gone to court Folau would have won. That's not what most legal experts said If that message was illegal Folau would have been arrested by the authorities. He didn't do anything illegal. He broke the code of conduct and even admitted it. The cover story for bad PR and cost as reasons fo...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Oh please you lying piss of shit. Any competent business minded person or organisation would have known that sacking someone for their religous views in a religous majority country would have ended up in court. They then gagged other religous players but allowed those players they see as on their s...
by Oceanbreeze
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Crap.....they’re back! He kind of did get his ass handed to him. He cannot now and will not be able to play rugby(or any code)again in Australia, and most other places. Yes, he got some second rate league contract in France that no one cares about and even the fans there are having a lot of trouble...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Crap.....they’re back! He kind of did get his ass handed to him. He cannot now and will not be able to play rugby(or any code)again in Australia, and most other places. Yes, he got some second rate league contract in France that no one cares about and even the fans there are having a lot of trouble...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Big difference though. A business partner is about building strategic business co-operation. A sponsorship is money spent improving your image. Qantas wouldve been prepared to take a hit on its image on a partnership but certainly not on a sponsorship. The very fact we're talking about Qantas in a ...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Crap.....they’re back! He kind of did get his ass handed to him. He cannot now and will not be able to play rugby(or any code)again in Australia, and most other places. Yes, he got some second rate league contract in France that no one cares about and even the fans there are having a lot of trouble...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Big difference though. A business partner is about building strategic business co-operation. A sponsorship is money spent improving your image. Qantas wouldve been prepared to take a hit on its image on a partnership but certainly not on a sponsorship. The very fact we're talking about Qantas in a ...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

The Folau saga was her undoing. Sacking a player for his personal religous views and then gagging other religous players in a religous majority country was only going to end up one way. You know nothing about Australia, and you prove it time and time again. Have you forgotten that we had a plebisci...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Agree but not sure what that has to do with the hash job they made dealing with Folau. My post was primarily about Oceanbreeze's glib references to aspects of the Folau imbroglio that are actually totally irrelevant. The mistake that Castle made was to take Folau at his lying word. If that is the w...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

Agree but not sure what that has to do with the hash job they made dealing with Folau. My post was primarily about Oceanbreeze's glib references to aspects of the Folau imbroglio that are actually totally irrelevant. The mistake that Castle made was to take Folau at his lying word. If that is the w...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

The Folau saga was her undoing. Sacking a player for his personal religous views and then gagging other religous players in a religous majority country was only going to end up one way. You know nothing about Australia, and you prove it time and time again. Have you forgotten that we had a plebisci...
by Oceanbreeze
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

The Folau saga was her undoing. Sacking a player for his personal religous views and then gagging other religous players in a religous majority country was only going to end up one way. You know nothing about Australia, and you prove it time and time again. Have you forgotten that we had a plebisci...
by Oceanbreeze
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee
Replies: 248
Views: 10345

Re: Raelene Goooonnneeeeee

The Folau saga was her undoing. Sacking a player for his personal religous views and then gagging other religous players in a religous majority country was only going to end up one way.
by Oceanbreeze
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you want advice on making a new bored successful...
Replies: 56
Views: 2264

Re: If you want advice on making a new bored successful...

I would definately join that forum and true to form make it interesting enough for any lurkers by to be pissed off enough and join just so they could have their say and then stay because they think it is their duty to convert me. By the time they realise it, they're too addicted to leave.
by Oceanbreeze
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

How do you define corruption???

If a certain group of unions with unfair voting power keeps voting for a system that's rigged in their favour on purpose would you define that as corruption?
by Oceanbreeze
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Greatest performance ever in a given position" XV
Replies: 146
Views: 5580

Re: "Greatest performance ever in a given position" XV

earl the beaver wrote: 7s is the pinnacle of rugby? Are you high or what?

7s is a sideshow.
Specifically Olympic Sevens.
by Oceanbreeze
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Greatest performance ever in a given position" XV
Replies: 146
Views: 5580

Re: "Greatest performance ever in a given position" XV

The first paragraph is a fair shout but progressing to a quarter final doesn't cut it. Any number of performances by a flanker / number eight have been better, including those articulated on this thread. Paragraph 2 is irrelevant. No one cares about sevens. Progressing to the quarters may seem like...
by Oceanbreeze
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 20331

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

Well sevens is the PR branch for WR. Fiji Sevens was one of the driving force in helping WR secure Olympic inclusion. And when Fiji won the Olympics gold medal it showcased rugby at its very best to the global population. That lifted the profile of rugby to a level 15s would have never achieved. Tha...