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by Tussock
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rik Mayall
Replies: 30
Views: 3454

Re: Rik Mayall

Always made me laugh... particularly in The New Statesman. I knew he had a bad motorcycle accident years ago and thought he passed away... but had to check a couple of weeks ago.
by Tussock
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 33744

Re: All Black squad selection thread

As a crusaders supporter... I don't want any Barrett's near the squad.
by Tussock
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment
Replies: 344
Views: 3754

Re: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment

Poor game canes/Jordie. Bad decision making under pressure.
by Tussock
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment
Replies: 344
Views: 3754

Re: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment

Ogre wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:10 pm
Tussock wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:09 pm Is Jordie playing himself out of AB selection? Missed penalties/tackles... poor decisions...
Hopefully the AB selectors look at the whole season not a few mintof one game
Still a bit flighty as a player....
by Tussock
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment
Replies: 344
Views: 3754

Re: One Trick Ponies V Hurricanes Capitol Punishment

Is Jordie playing himself out of AB selection? Missed penalties/tackles... poor decisions...
by Tussock
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highlanders v Waratahs; Forsyth Barr Stadium; June 5th
Replies: 82
Views: 1224

Re: Highlanders v Waratahs; Forsyth Barr Stadium; June 5th

BBB wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:13 am Sounds like a Dalek is refereeing at the moment.
Lol just about to say something similar.
by Tussock
Mon May 31, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8559

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Why do the Australian teams need to be winning games against the NZ teams for TT Super Rugby to be successful? The Pro 14 has never been more popular as a comp yet the Italian, Welsh and Scottish teams almost never beat the Irish teams. That literally couldn't be further from the truth! :lol: In fa...
by Tussock
Sat May 29, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5297

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

Possibly thinking points difference could be a factor in standings...
by Tussock
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 33744

Re: Pick your All Black team after 5 rounds of SR Aotearoa?

I'll be happy with a game plan that doesn't involve Beauden Barrett clogging up the first receiver channel whenever he feels like it, robbing his outside backs of time and space and creating absolutely nothing. Foster's dual-playmaker game plan, which was obviously just an attempt to appease Barret...
by Tussock
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 123
Views: 4920

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

Absolute professional. The best 1st5, I've had the privilege of watching.
by Tussock
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2994

Re: The All Black midfield

For me I'd like... 10. RMo 11. Ioane/Bridge 12. Laumape 13. Goodhue 14. ?? Reece 15. Jordan Bench ALB BB Lack of 14 means we shuffle players out of position. Will Jordan should be at fullback... carved up in SR Aotearoa last year. Goodhue is a better 13. Any thoughts to Jordie at 13... similar to Co...
by Tussock
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 2022

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Thoroughly deserved... well done Black Caps!
by Tussock
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?
Replies: 80
Views: 5610

Re: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?

Also synchronised swimming can fudge off.
by Tussock
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?
Replies: 80
Views: 5610

Re: Are the IOC taking the actual pïss?

Probably brought in for the USA (along with skateboarding & sport climbing). Seems bizarre to drop weightlifting & boxing and also for sports like netball, baseball/softball and karate to miss out.
by Tussock
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 370
Views: 12020

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

pigaaaa wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:32 am Can you guys tell me which of the four NZ - OZ games are counted as part of the Tri Nations?
The final 2 played in Aus.
by Tussock
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee
Replies: 82
Views: 2785

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

RIP. One of my favourite actors.
by Tussock
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 162
Views: 5537

Re: Player of the decade

CrazyIslander wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:55 am McCaw wasn't the best player for the All Blacks at that time.
Probably the most important player for the All Blacks though... primarily for his leadership.
by Tussock
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 162
Views: 5537

Re: Player of the decade

McCaw,...only really had an impact on a small part of the decade. Played most of the decade, but ok. :?: I know he has that famed invisibility cloak, but what?!?!? Slight exaggerations from both sides... but half of the decade where he led & won 2 WC's would not be considered a small part or most o...
by Tussock
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Player of the decade
Replies: 162
Views: 5537

Re: Player of the decade

McCaw,...only really had an impact on a small part of the decade. Played most of the decade, but ok. :?: I know he has that famed invisibility cloak, but what?!?!? Slight exaggerations from both sides... but half of the decade where he led & won 2 WC's would not be considered a small part or most o...
by Tussock
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 672
Views: 10414

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

The biggest surprise to me is that we have gone with a 5/3 bench. Why's that for you? I thought Tate would get the nod so work as back up wing as well - so i thought 6-2 also (Hodge and Tate). --- On NZ: - OK team - don't like JB at wing, don't think that answers any questions - With RMO playing 10...
by Tussock
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 381
Views: 14697

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

Of course that's if the RC goes ahead which I won't hold my breath until the first game kicks off.
by Tussock
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 381
Views: 14697

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

Not too fussed about the RC this year and I think if it's a dead rubber (i.e the ABs have the Bledisloe wrapped up) we'll see the wider AB squad come into play. Those with young families will be asked if they want to play the final test and if not they can head home a week early and a scratch team w...
by Tussock
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Jones RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 2798

Re: Dean Jones RIP

RIP,

One of my favourite Aussie cricketers (a select few coming from a Kiwi).
by Tussock
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaren
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaran

cheese cutter wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:00 am
Tussock wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:50 am Hayden Paddon - WRC
Geraldine boy. 8)
:thumbup:
by Tussock
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaren
Replies: 19
Views: 1678

Re: New Zealand‘s car racing heritage - McLaran

Hayden Paddon - WRC
by Tussock
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3079

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

JPNZ wrote:
Tussock wrote:Yep, can't see this happening in Auckland. Should be relocated to Chch.
Nah, we don't want Aucklander's down here x(
Fair enough.
by Tussock
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3079

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Yep, can't see this happening in Auckland. Should be relocated to Chch.
by Tussock
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1534
Views: 148503

Re: The PR Book Thread

what are the best contemporary spy books out there, something like le carré but for our times, not the cold war ? no grisham or lee child please Have you tried the Slow Horses series by Mick Herron? They are great fun. You’ll find a few fans on here. Actually properly written unlike Lee Child tosh....
by Tussock
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9

Couldn't go past Mo'unga for Player of the week in my mind... controlled the game when needed.
by Tussock
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9

Thought Dixon played well today.

Big fan of Taylor, but did his frustration come out today when they were on the back foot... feels like he sometimes gets on the wrong side of the ref.
by Tussock
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 338
Views: 7899

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Well played highlanders... lot of heart.

Crusaders... you bloody beauty!!
by Tussock
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

His body has cried enough. he put it on the line like no other for 7 games and one more was too much. (He went off injured against the Sadists) Thought jacobsen did well on his return. I hope that Gats (or his fill-in) have already started looking for some decent tight forwards or else we'll do it ...
by Tussock
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

JPNZ wrote:
Tussock wrote:Any reason Boshier wasn't in the team? Should be starting at 7 (Cane to 6), but at least a bench spot. Thought he's been excellent in a losing team.
Think Gatland rested him along with Cruden. No injury was spoken about.
Cheers
by Tussock
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Any reason Boshier wasn't in the team? Should be starting at 7 (Cane to 6), but at least a bench spot. Thought he's been excellent in a losing team.
by Tussock
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 5563

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

True Blue wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:Back in the day... Keith Lowen, Isaia Toeava

Recent years... Gary Graham
He always looked like he was caught skipping Sunday school by his overbearing mother.
Probably because he had tits for hands
by Tussock
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 5563

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

Nieghorn wrote:Back in the day... Keith Lowen, Isaia Toeava

Recent years... Gary Graham
Yes, I thought so too.
by Tussock
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 5563

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

Dwayne Sweeney circa 2005 for the ABs. I think he's still signed to Waikato in Mitre 10 so maybe hope yet.
by Tussock
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 8
Replies: 65
Views: 2717

Re: SR Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Round 8

Thought Dalton Papalii played well, strong over the ball and support.

Would like to see Boshier at 7 and Cane at 6.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 239
Views: 6117

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August

Great play from the crusaders... Taylor stepped up from last week... Whitelock keeps on plugging... and Jordan should get a shot at the ABs.

For the Chiefs... get rid of the coach...