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by Couch
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 240
Views: 7944

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

I personally believe all New Zealanders should put all their resources into one single national stadium that can support up to 90-100k people and build it in the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. Nobody wants to watch a final in shithouse Christchurch. Nobody wants to go even further to Dunner...
by Couch
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 1804
Views: 34182

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Why the Heck is Russia called ROC?

Is it now not PC to say the word Russia?
by Couch
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 240
Views: 7944

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

I personally believe all New Zealanders should put all their resources into one single national stadium that can support up to 90-100k people and build it in the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. Nobody wants to watch a final in shithouse Christchurch. Nobody wants to go even further to Dunner...
by Couch
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25549

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

This series could be a Lions sweep potentially.

South Africa with their usual post world cup downward spiral.
by Couch
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 240
Views: 7944

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

I'm sorry, that was unkind. A national stadium does indeed have merit. And Auckland is the sensible place. Of course, land prices in the CBD being what they are we would need to move it out a bit. Probably a little bit south. Central Christchurch would probably work well... 25,000 seat stadium as a...
by Couch
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Christchurch Stadium
Replies: 240
Views: 7944

Re: New Christchurch Stadium

I personally believe all New Zealanders should put all their resources into one single national stadium that can support up to 90-100k people and build it in the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. Nobody wants to watch a final in shithouse Christchurch. Nobody wants to go even further to Dunners...
by Couch
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League World Cup Gone*
Replies: 140
Views: 3860

Re: League World Cup Gone*

eldanielfire wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:37 am
Clogs wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:36 am Anyone prepared to dig up last years Rugby Championship threads for all the spite and bile about South Africa not attending?
:lol:

Anyways a shame for League, however it's England's BIG CHANCE!
Tonga will beat them. Handsomely. In front of their home crowd of thugs.
by Couch
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1615
Views: 63230

Re: All Black squad selection thread

That article says a lot more than any supposed reluctance on TJP's part. We can now celebrate our national coach taking swipes at his own players through the media and having that slapped down in the same way. Onwards and upwards at the Muppet Show. The reality is that Patrick has rarely shown enou...
by Couch
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1615
Views: 63230

Re: All Black squad selection thread

TJ doesn't seem to have a burning desire to play for the ABs like some players do. https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/125801156/it-wasnt-a-ploy-tj-perenara-hits-back-over-all-blacks-coach-ian-fosters-swipe-at-his-nrl-negotiations :lol: media scrum playing on people's emotions after the te...
by Couch
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crap music at games...OUT.
Replies: 69
Views: 1738

Re: Crap music at games...OUT.

I just wrote them an email saying how much I enjoyed it, particularly Sweet Caroline. :lol: As for the OP, yes the music gets overbearing. It started with Super Rugby, including that inane and ridiculous “HurriCANES, Hurricanes”. Then the Wellington 7s really got it going with the ground DJ playing...
by Couch
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1615
Views: 63230

Re: All Black squad selection thread

People slagging of TJP should remember that international level is different, and TJP not only offers much needed experience, but also is a proven leader, which the All Blacks need in the Grand scheme off things. Honest question, would you rather have a rudderless halfback with no leadership qualiti...
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Patrick Tuipulotu takes a sabbatical in 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 1861

Re: Patrick Tuipulotu takes a sabbatical in 2022

Yes, must say I was surprised he warranted a sabbatical option in his contract. He’s only played 37 tests , over 20 as a substitute. Perhaps being Blues captain works in his favour? He's barely a 2nd tier All Black. If he qualifies for a sabbatical then pretty much everyone in the AB squad qualifie...
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Patrick Tuipulotu takes a sabbatical in 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 1861

Re: Patrick Tuipulotu takes a sabbatical in 2022

Blues will be on the recruitment hunt for a lock now (Tupou Vaai; Scott Barrett?). But Blues locks Sam Darry, Jacob Pierce may have to step up. Hands off and you didn't hear it from me, but the smart play would probably be targeting Quinten Strange. Good enough to be called into the ABs squad last ...
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should The Rugby Championship be called off?
Replies: 124
Views: 4277

Re: Should The Rugby Championship be called off?

NZ should run the Olympics, RC, Superbowl and NRL every year for the next decade to ensure the sporting public gets their fix
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12456

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Just trying to think best way to get Papalii on there, start at 7 and have ardie on the bench? Thought Savea was good last night but not as good as Papalii, although he is only just back from jnjury Ardie Savea will be our first choice 7 in the absence of Sam Cane. Dalton Papali'i has been playing ...
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12456

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

So how do people feel about last night's backrow being the one that we run with for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship? 8. Luke Jacobson 7. Ardie Savea 6. Akira Ioane 20. Shannon Frizell Maybe it's just me, but I'm not quite seeing the love for Jacobson that others have. I think Sotutu has a ...
by Couch
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12456

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

So how do people feel about last night's backrow being the one that we run with for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship? 8. Luke Jacobson 7. Ardie Savea 6. Akira Ioane 20. Shannon Frizell Just trying to think best way to get Papalii on there, start at 7 and have ardie on the bench? Thought Sav...
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39037

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Well done Wallabies

Played with heart at the end.

Your prize?

A hiding courtesy of the All Blacks in two weeks
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39037

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

I'm just waiting for Australia to get tired and capitulate in the 2nd half, they don't have the steel to play conservative Rugby
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39037

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Cynical forward injuries during gameplay should just stop. Play on and stop f**king up the flow of play.
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39037

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

That should only have been yellow at worst
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12456

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Where are all the John Plumtree haters at?

Forwards did a great job today, especially our set piece. Our 22mt lineout mauls are tighter than a nuns...
by Couch
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12456

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

My thoughts. Ref was weak in this match. Few too many calls against Fiji I thought. Anyways onto the All Blacks Pros: Luke Jacobson should be locked in at 8, Savea at 7 and Cane should come back to 6 on his comeback. Mounga and Havili make a great combo, particularly like Havili as a 2nd kicking opt...
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 249
Views: 10976

Re: Fozzie Out

Mark Reason is still a knob end
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rennie Out!
Replies: 29
Views: 1110

Re: Rennie Out!

How bout we swap you for Foster.

Fair Deal.
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12767

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Pumped music at stadiums is a shithouse idea. Did they play Sweet Caroline? I think my brain is starting to block it out. I work a 12 hr day at the moment and drive 45 mins each way for it. I got home just in time to watch the second half while I cooked a meal. There was that much going on in that ...
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39037

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Wallabies scrum :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's sporting successes over the past week
Replies: 78
Views: 2476

Re: Your country's sporting successes over the past week

I bet you'll give all that up just to put two hands on the Bledisloe. Basketball and frogge B wins, yes. Wimbledon, no. That's a 50-year top up of the Elysian nectar. It will be at least 50 to years till you get your hands on the Bledisloe, like for like really. We'll probably win it next month. Bu...
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's sporting successes over the past week
Replies: 78
Views: 2476

Re: Your country's sporting successes over the past week

kiap wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:51 am
Couch wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:43 am I bet you'll give all that up just to put two hands on the Bledisloe.
Basketball and frogge B wins, yes.

Wimbledon, no. That's a 50-year top up of the Elysian nectar.
It will be at least 50 to years till you get your hands on the Bledisloe, like for like really.
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's sporting successes over the past week
Replies: 78
Views: 2476

Re: Your country's sporting successes over the past week

Started with a last gasp win over the French in the rugby. Ash Barty went on to win Wimbledon. Now the Boomers have flogged USA in basketball. Nice. Another victory tonight would be icing on the cake. I would struggle to remain humble. I bet you'll give all that up just to put two hands on the Bled...
by Couch
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 36394
Views: 1662902

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark is delusional and severely out of touch with reality. You obviously don't assimilate with Maori culture, and lack the intelligence to compare facts with fiction.
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English fans embarrassing themselves again
Replies: 354
Views: 16185

Re: English fans embarrassing themselves again

Lots of clips on social media of English soccer fans bashing foreigners inside and outside of Wembley. Hopefully they were all fake, because they looked absolutely terrible. That's not how civilised humans behave. lessons being dished out by Kiwi rugby fans :roll: :roll: :roll: https://www.odt.co.n...
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 249
Views: 10976

Re: Fozzie Out

Pakia Pakia wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:23 am What I don't get is how Ian Foster got the assistant gig in the first place?

Likewise Plumtree and Moar.
At least Plumtree and Mooar won something at Super Rugby level. Their boss still hasn't.
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs may be going all annoying, woke, virtue signaling, weirdo Thunberg on us
Replies: 26
Views: 1069

Re: ABs may be going all annoying, woke, virtue signaling, weirdo Thunberg on us

20 million is 20 million I guess Will be a bit weird seeing " The Climate Pledge" on the front though NZR in talks with Amazon over $20m All Blacks jersey deal New Zealand Rugby [NZR] are reportedly in talks with Amazon, the world’s richest company, over a sponsorship deal with the All Blacks worth...
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs may be going all annoying, woke, virtue signaling, weirdo Thunberg on us
Replies: 26
Views: 1069

Re: ABs may be going all annoying, woke, virtue signaling, weirdo Thunberg on us

20 million is 20 million I guess Will be a bit weird seeing " The Climate Pledge" on the front though NZR in talks with Amazon over $20m All Blacks jersey deal New Zealand Rugby [NZR] are reportedly in talks with Amazon, the world’s richest company, over a sponsorship deal with the All Blacks worth...
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foster will be removed by December this year
Replies: 27
Views: 1434

Re: Foster will be removed by December this year

There was that stuff news article reporting Ethan De Groot basically asked if he could play last week and foster gave him a call up because he begged. Imagine going up to Grizz Wylie begging to be on the match 23. He would have told him to take out all the dirty undies to the drycleaners for the ent...
by Couch
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 249
Views: 10976

Re: Fozzie Out

Ireland have a larger player base than Wales, Scotland and Italy and more money then those countries. Leinster have a budget on par or above any English club. Leinster itself has a population basis on par with the whole of Wales. Ireland has a larger population then New Zealand. Larger by a few tho...
by Couch
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's coming home TODAY !!!
Replies: 715
Views: 19208

Re: It's coming home TODAY !!!

Can anyone explain to me why Kane didn't take the last goal? Chicken shit?
by Couch
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English fans embarrassing themselves again
Replies: 354
Views: 16185

Re: English fans embarrassing themselves again

And English used to call us Maoris savages.

Jesus