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by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26398
Views: 1142759

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Back at (home) gym here in SA... Planning on not stopping (giving up / failing) during the winter. 42 years old now, the recovery periods are definitely longer than even last year. Doing more stretching and warming up as us older folk need to do. 2 months in, need to buy more weights and an ez bar. ...
by TheSmurf
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Having kids ... yay or nay?
Replies: 194
Views: 4438

Re: Having kids ... yay or nay?

I'm 42 now, daughter is 20 and son is 16. With my Wife, best part of my life. The only 'burden' is financial, they are fantastic people... Only thing I really got right being a Dad is me loving them to BITS. Any discipline came from that. I really think they made me a better person too, as I try be ...
by TheSmurf
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA Politics thread
Replies: 1821
Views: 121274

Re: SA Politics thread

Yeah but in this country at this time, white person's straight hair is the 'normal' hair :shock: ...
FFS now some old tannie pulled a gun on some EFF protesters... Jirre fok :lol:
by TheSmurf
Tue May 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will you migrate to the new forum ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3362

Re: Will you migrate to the new forum ?

And I feel I just got here... fudge.
by TheSmurf
Mon May 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks post RWC
Replies: 1641
Views: 95034

Re: Boks post RWC

Was a class player but thought he was messed around positionally... Wing, FB, FH... I recall his defense being.... acceptable for his size. Nothing like Kolbe trying and managing dominant tackles. I went with my Dad to some dinner gala event and we had Os and Brent at our table. We're English speaki...
by TheSmurf
Sun May 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 562235

Re: Game Reviews

I didn't pay attention to anything other than sell armour to armourers and swords to blacksmiths...
by TheSmurf
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Biggest cheats in rugby XV
Replies: 46
Views: 2435

Re: Biggest cheats in rugby XV

Was o'Gara cheating when he tapped and scored while Smit was doing as instructed and chatting to his players, or was it Honiss for allowing it?
by TheSmurf
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best (worst) threw away their talent/waster 15.
Replies: 187
Views: 6843

Re: Best (worst) threw away their talent/waster 15.

Floppykid wrote:Can anyone think of a hooker?
Chilliboy? Was he even that great of a player?
Don't think so.. James Dalton wasn't t all that great either but managed to punch his way out of a place in a WC SA went on to win...
by TheSmurf
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Sick Note/Perma Crock 15
Replies: 147
Views: 3973

Re: Best Sick Note/Perma Crock 15

Oh, Carter off the list? Well done.
I will endeavor to think of an actual 2nd rower that fits the criteria. They do seem tough buggers.
by TheSmurf
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Sick Note/Perma Crock 15
Replies: 147
Views: 3973

Re: Best Sick Note/Perma Crock 15

If I remember correctly, Coenie Oosthuizen was shifted from loosehead to tighthead and after finally starting to get the hang of it, broke an arm. Came back, started to get back in form and got a serious injury again and never the Bok jersey again... Seeing Dan 100 test WC winner Carter on such a li...
by TheSmurf
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best (worst) threw away their talent/waster 15.
Replies: 187
Views: 6843

Re: Best (worst) threw away their talent/waster 15.

Chilli wrote:Gaffie Du Toit
Yup. Potentially the best 10 ever. Massive boot, proper pace, great agility, more than decent size... Had everything except what, bmt, confidence?
Played his best Bok rugby on the wing, dammit.
by TheSmurf
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Challenge: Grow a moustache until shit goes back to normal.
Replies: 54
Views: 1926

Re: Challenge: Grow a moustache until shit goes back to norm

I'm growing full beard and stache. Once it is worthy I plan to egg the head and go for the latest Kratos GoW look, complete with face tattoo (not permanent)..
My wife is shocked and horrified at the idea so it'll be doggy style for a while.
by TheSmurf
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Actors/actresses you can't stand
Replies: 251
Views: 9317

Re: Actors/actresses you can't stand

Waterworld destroyed anything good he may have done before or after it. In fact I’d nominate that film as the most preachy, hypocritical, insulting and shit film ever. As a father of an adopted child, his slight voicebreak saying "you are my son!" while hugging baby Superman broke me and won me ove...
by TheSmurf
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8160
Views: 562235

Re: Game Reviews

Since I'm ignoring the shit she pulled in the books, Triss all the way and 7 times on Sunday.

Yennefer is just utterly horrid.

If you count the stuff Triss did.... Well I reckon she's reeeeally sorry so all good.
by TheSmurf
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress
Replies: 2457
Views: 83710

Re: Coronavirus update - South Africa progress

Yeah I'm on here sparingly (social distancing doesn't stop at the physical world :D ) but this Oom is being a right prick.
by TheSmurf
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks post RWC
Replies: 1641
Views: 95034

Re: Boks post RWC

Yeah it should just be about who'd be on the bench...
by TheSmurf
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks post RWC
Replies: 1641
Views: 95034

Re: Boks post RWC

If a coach prefers like for like replacements, then Augustus.
But if he was to pick a genuine impact player to change it up, Notshe isn't a bad bet.

But that doesn't seem to be Erasmus' preferred bench style?
by TheSmurf
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds vs Bulls: MATCH THREAD: Sat 14 March
Replies: 102
Views: 5282

Re: Reds vs Bulls: MATCH THREAD: Sat 14 March

So while I found the Seconds performance massively questionable (never watched it, sounds ridiculous), do you find this 14-5 performance beyond reproach?
by TheSmurf
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd 5 - Reds v Sharks - Saturday 29 February 2020
Replies: 553
Views: 12358

Re: SR Rd 5 - Reds v Sharks - Saturday 29 February 2020

It's so embarrassing to be a South African on this forum... Possibly anywhere, but definitely this forum.

Well played Sharks.
by TheSmurf
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 8754

Re: Your Car History

1998 1997 Opel Corsa 1.3 utility. Branches, bad boy sticker on the back window. 12" sub behind each seats (very tight) and splits in the doors. Learnt my 140kg buddy could steer it from the load box. Killed it in 2002, hit a curb so hard the front right wheel was kinda next to/above the engine. Was,...
by TheSmurf
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Movies of the Decade?
Replies: 138
Views: 4958

Re: Best Movies of the Decade?

I watch movies to have fun, so to me, the best movie of the decade for me flits between Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Spiderman: into the Spiderverse.

Brilliantly made and brilliantly fun films.
by TheSmurf
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8466
Views: 668307

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

My top shows were, Loved it 1. The Boys - Can't wait for S2) 2. Umbrella Academy - Lots of fun. 3. Chernobyl - Didn't ' enjoy ' it (if you know what I mean) but it was brilliant! Enjoyed 3. Mandalorian 4. Doom Patrol Passable 5. Stranger Things S3 (I think S2 put me off a bit) 6. Titans S2 (a bit me...
by TheSmurf
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast Goooooooooonnnnneeeeeee!
Replies: 43
Views: 2460

Re: Beast Goooooooooonnnnneeeeeee!

Sad to see him go because he's been playing bloody well, but what a way to go out!
Deserves all the plaudits he's getting, as a player and person :thumbup:
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pieter Steph du Toit player of the year.
Replies: 48
Views: 3127

Re: Pieter Steph du Toit player of the year.

Well deserved, PSdT!
c69 wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:Apparently Itoje would have got it, but his petulance lost it for him. Shoulda worn that medal.
Was he nominated?
They knew somehow.
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The next Springbok coach
Replies: 224
Views: 17111

Re: The next Springbok coach

Bloutoria wrote:Schalk Brits. Heard it here. First.
Hmmmmm... *strokes beard*
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That moment
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: That moment

When your team wins the rugby championship and the world championship inthe same year is an awesome moment/feeling. Anyone else want to share how awesome that moment was for them? Add the Currie Cup. My son was born in the year that all of this happened. :thumbup: In three years and bit from now yo...
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Royal protocol......gone (Harry....who else)
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: Royal protocol......gone (Harry....who else)

'twas pretty cool, (rugby) royalty mixing with the English.
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eating 'umble pie today. And enjoying it
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

Re: Eating 'umble pie today. And enjoying it

We need more pie.
by TheSmurf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England. Worthy finalists!
Replies: 35
Views: 1756

Re: England. Worthy finalists!

England are a quality side and well deserved getting into the final :thumbup: Really like Underhill and Curry; two young'uns of high quality and class. Always been a fan of Watson and after his smirk, I really like Farrel. Actually, like a lot of them. Can't wait to see the boys go at each other aga...
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

One of the silver linings to a horrible black cloud for England has been the story of the Boks journey, indeed it may have given them the X factor they certainly had. We all remember the iconic picture of Madiba with Pienaar, but I haven't seen a similar iconic photo as yet. Is there a picture that...
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England can't muster any class after the match
Replies: 436
Views: 20591

Re: England can't muster any class after the match

fudge, they don't stop at poaching Islanders, the undead too :shock:
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

Congrats ya borsteds. Certainly know how to pick the easy roads to the cup * = couldn't even win all your pool games. ;) :lol: We're always accused of dumb rugby but between Suzie, getting Cueto's try disallowed and manipulating the Japan / Ireland result, I'm genuinely proud of how connivingly sma...
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

Yeah I thought Vermuelen's MotM was deserved but hell, everyone put in a solid shift :thumbup:
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

saffer13 wrote:
TheSmurf wrote:Can we keep the negativity and criticism to the match thread, boets?
What criticism?

And I'm happy to discuss the players and game here now that emotions are starting to subside. :thumbup:
Sorry, added the smiley a bit late because I was trying to be snarky :D
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

Can we keep the negativity and criticism to the match thread, boets :D ?
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who do you think will win World Rugby Player of the year?
Replies: 81
Views: 5292

Re: Who do you think will win World Rugby Player of the year

FairWeather_Aussie wrote:
TheSmurf wrote:Wouldn't be upset if either Savea or PSdT win it.
UnderCurry are better flankers than both and PSdT is only the second best lock in the team, so you ought to be upset.
Oh look, I don't give a fudge about your opinion.
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 4821

Re: Boks - many proud

So proud of our boys.
Shame that so many neutrals just want to belittle and shit over our achievement...
Suddenly England are shit.
England had a tougher semi, couldn't recover (after an entire extra test day)

I shouldn't care, but I guess I'm not mature enough to not get a bit pissed off.
by TheSmurf
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rassieball. Worse than Jakeball and Gatlandball?
Replies: 46
Views: 3652

Re: Rassieball. Worse than Jakeball and Gatlandball?

And here I was unhappy to be lumped with him for my avi... Chuffed now, awesome game for him :D