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by Murdoch
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6655

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Would be surprised if All Blacks don't crack 40 and it's pretty comprehensive in general. The team named is a solid combination of form, new talent and experience. I'm not happy with fat guts foster there but it would take a horrendous run of results to see him ejected so we're stuck with him. For A...
by Murdoch
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Athletes who play MLB
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Athletes who play MLB

by Murdoch
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 369
Views: 8278

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

I saw the suggestion to just make the 2nd Bled in NZ an RC game and ditch the last NZ-AU fixture on December 12th.

That seems the most logical.
by Murdoch
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks renamed..
Replies: 17
Views: 1216

Re: All Blacks renamed..

I can actually imagine Jacinta saying that at her politically correct peak. She's done a great job with the pandemic, though, even if all it took was a few loose cannons to mess it up again, however mild it may be compared to the worst countries. You can imagine her saying that? Really? Yep. Just i...
by Murdoch
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 6898

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

SZ a\A Farrell lying on the ground, acting hurt, to indicate it was all an accident. Would love to see the cowardly cheat called out by the disciplinary panel. Very good competitor otherwise. He wasn't lying on the ground acting hurt. It was just one of those oh f u ck moments as he knew what he'd ...
by Murdoch
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)

Of course you take the fvcking ball carrier. jesus fvcking christ Would've been a great effort if he made the tackle. Most likely he would've been stepped. Or if he went straight for the ball carrier from his position then the ball carrier would've just keep running to the right. He made the decisi...
by Murdoch
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)
Replies: 18
Views: 705

Re: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)

Of course you take the fvcking ball carrier.

jesus fvcking christ
by Murdoch
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 3455

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

shanky wrote:God, but you’re a humourless partisan bore
Lol this entire thread is rancid bait.
Super Aeoli
Ah yes anyone that doesn't think this is the epitome of wit is clearly humourless.
by Murdoch
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 3455

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

Amazing skills on display. Feels like optional defense and physicality at the ruck, probably all good mates and don't want to go hard on each other. Certainly nothing like the defence on display here: https://twitter.com/SuperRugby/status/1295291275965587456 6 and 8 casually watching on at the end....
by Murdoch
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

I usually equate choking with an inability to execute skills, generally due to the pressure of the situation (both tangible and intangible). If anything the All Blacks in that semi-final came in subdued, and hadn't placed themselves under *enough* pressure. Also, as Wayne Smith alluded to, bad coach...
by Murdoch
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 3455

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

Amazing skills on display. Feels like optional defense and physicality at the ruck, probably all good mates and don't want to go hard on each other. Certainly nothing like the defence on display here: https://twitter.com/SuperRugby/status/1295291275965587456 6 and 8 casually watching on at the end.
by Murdoch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

The more I watch the quality of the respective competitions the more I'm convinced a bledisloe series right now would be a bloodbath. The fact that the Wallabies are coached by Rennie and the AB's are coached by Foster will even things up markedly. Not even remotely. Over the course of a tournament...
by Murdoch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

The more I watch the quality of the respective competitions the more I'm convinced a bledisloe series right now would be a bloodbath.
by Murdoch
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tasman sign Sevu Reece and Mark Telea
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Tasman sign Sevu Reece and Mark Telea

Also Kieron Fonotia and Quentin McDonald.

What are their TAB odds?
by Murdoch
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

Cutting the Force didn't save RA financially, it was more how that administration was running the game. Shirely you can see with how the Force are competing currently that RA cannot afford to NOT in include them. The Force are able to compete because the standard as a whole is very poor. It's barel...
by Murdoch
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2681

Re: Chiefs to rebrand? (a team in Britain)

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Change their logo to this and solved
by Murdoch
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions to reschedule: Oz in 2021 and SA in 2025
Replies: 49
Views: 1675

Re: Lions to reschedule: Oz in 2021 and SA in 2025

And then of course the week after when they are playing with nothing on the line... Noting of course that European soccer fans are far more passionate than kiwi rugby fans. One lot sing in unison and make an atmosphere, the other lot scream out "fuk you jon eels" or "quade your a kunt" and then spi...
by Murdoch
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'
Replies: 86
Views: 2277

Re: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'

Laulala is lucky there's a dearth of experienced props available. Getting stripped by the opposition flyhalf when you're the tighthead prop should be reason enough never to play for the All Blacks ever again. Tbh I paid much more attention to the multiple scrum penalties he earned in the first half...
by Murdoch
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'
Replies: 86
Views: 2277

Re: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'

I've been impressed with a lot of Tu'ungafasi's work, he continues to improve. He's done his apprenticeship and is ready to start. Laulala is a stopgap at this point imo. Agree on Parkinson and Scrafton. Scrafton offers a good package in terms of size, workrate and experience. If Parkinson is chose...
by Murdoch
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wellington Bus Replacement Service
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: The Wellington Bus Replacement Service

I can't imagine his fitness is fantastic right about now. But his lack of form previously was more likely desire-based. With everything that has happened of late, maybe the fires have been re-lit.
by Murdoch
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'
Replies: 86
Views: 2277

Re: NZ's Lock Stocks aren't Smokin'

Hopefully Laghlan McWhannell, Manaaki Selby-Ricket and Isaia Walker-Leawere can get more minutes in the Mitre 10 and next year's SR. These three have a heap of potential but currently are either injured or can't make their SR starting XVs. In this year's team I would like to see Parkinson and Scott...
by Murdoch
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14385

Re: Gatland OUT

This current run reminds me a lot of a couple of times during the Wales era whereby the team went through periods of multiple close losses. Of the 6 games so far, the Cheifs have lost by less than one score in 4 of the games, 8 points in another one, and only the Blues game did they not get within ...
by Murdoch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

Since 2016, Aus sides are 14-1-92 against NZ sides. That's an appalling record. Thinking that AU deserves or has the players to justify 5 teams is frankly hilarious. Since the Force dropped out and AU could consolidate it's resources their record has been better, just. 4 teams max. 🎣🎣🎣 Thanks for y...
by Murdoch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

Since 2016, Aus sides are 14-1-92 against NZ sides. That's an appalling record. Thinking that AU deserves or has the players to justify 5 teams is frankly hilarious.

Since the Force dropped out and AU could consolidate it's resources their record has been better, just.

4 teams max.

🎣🎣🎣
by Murdoch
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

Im talking about our youth but sure I do, how many NZ juniors have been taken by league in recent times. Is this a serious question? A huge number of NRL players were NZ junior rugby players who were poached out of high school. Would any of them make the big time? I don't really follow it, but to m...
by Murdoch
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne Rebels 29 NSW Waratahs 10 - Spoiler Alert!
Replies: 37
Views: 897

Re: Melbourne Rebels 29 NSW Waratahs 10

More reason for NZ to go it alone.
by Murdoch
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1948
Views: 34557

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

Im talking about our youth but sure I do, how many NZ juniors have been taken by league in recent times. Is this a serious question? A huge number of NRL players were NZ junior rugby players who were poached out of high school. Would any of them make the big time? I don't really follow it, but to m...
by Murdoch
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Rugby Take up My Suggestions on Red Cards
Replies: 108
Views: 4897

Re: NZ Rugby Take up My Suggestions on Red Cards

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91664&hilit=+Orange#p6247618

I still prefer mine, but this is less confusing at least.
by Murdoch
Tue May 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Base of the post gonnnnnne
Replies: 20
Views: 1368

Re: Base of the post gonnnnnne

It was the Wellington vs Auckland 2000 NPC semi final at Eden Park.
by Murdoch
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968240

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Nieghorn wrote:I wondered if this is why French teams don't do away games well...

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shite "facts" like these belong in freakanomics
by Murdoch
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hottest WAG XV
Replies: 51
Views: 2930

Re: Hottest WAG XV

15. 14. 11. 13. 12. SBW - Candice Warnet 10. Danny Cipriani - Kelly Brook 9. Byron Kelleher - Kaylani Lei 8. Murray Mexted - Lorraine Downes 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. That's an appalling list!
by Murdoch
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Goal-Kicking XV
Replies: 45
Views: 1607

Re: Goal-Kicking XV

Cullen wrote:Put the (c) on Jon Eels

Legend player, captain and goal kicker
Fuk jon eels
by Murdoch
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV

Regan King at 13?
by Murdoch
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Never won the domestic title international best XV
Replies: 19
Views: 805

Re: Never won the domestic title international best XV

Well shoot, back to the drawing board. 15 Glen Osborne (North Harbor) 14 Eric Rush (North Harbor) 13 Conrad Smith (Wellington) 12 Ma'a Nonu (Wellington) 11 Rene Ranger (Northland) 10 Nick Evans (Auckland) 9 Dave Loveridge (Taranaki) 8 Gary Seear (Otago) 7 Graham Mourie (Taranaki) (c) 6 Ian Kirkpatr...
by Murdoch
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Youngest on test debut XV (min. 10 tests)
Replies: 44
Views: 1454

Re: Youngest on debut XV (min. 10 tests)

1. Tony Woodcock 21-300 (yrs-days) 2. Kevin Mealamu 23-248 3. Olo Brown 24-226 4. Brodie Retallick 21.6 5 Pinetree 20-356 6. Kel Tremain 21-175 7. Sam Cane 20-153 8. K. Read 23-15 9. Chris Laidlaw 20-84 10. Mark Nicholls 20-31 11. Jonah Lomu 19-45 12. Bill Osborne 20-51 13. Toeava 19-315 14. John K...
by Murdoch
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Youngest on test debut XV (min. 10 tests)
Replies: 44
Views: 1454

Re: Youngest on debut XV (min. 10 tests)

1. Tony Woodcock 21-300 (yrs-days) 2. Kevin Mealamu 23-248 3. Olo Brown 24-226 4. Brodie Retallick 21.6 5 Pinetree 20-356 6. Kel Tremain 21-175 7. Sam Cane 20-153 8. K. Read 23-15 9. Chris Laidlaw 20-84 10. Mark Nicholls 20-31 11. Jonah Lomu 19-45 12. Bill Osborne 20-51 13. Toeava 19-315 14. John K...
by Murdoch
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia have the cure for corona virus. You're all welcome
Replies: 47
Views: 2842

Re: Australia have the cure for corona virus. You're all wel

It also goes away if you take sugar pills.
by Murdoch
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Words that don't exist in English but should
Replies: 34
Views: 2219

Re: Words that don't exist in English but should

You know like all those famous German and Saffer ones mostly pertaining to physical violence.. snotklap etc Algoluctance -the anxiety you feel when you want to watch a crappy YouTube clip or listen to a lame song on spotify but are too worried it will fudge up your tracking algorithm and doom you t...