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by booze
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8825

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

sorCrer wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:59 pm What are temperatures like then?

In the UK? It will be summer so it could be anywhere between 20 c - 30 c.
by booze
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8825

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

Be interesting to see when the UK might lift quarantine rules for those from South Africa? Will Ireland be in the same place or no games in Ireland? If it has to be in the UK then I would want an 4 game tour to make it special 1. Murrayfield 2. Millennium Stadium 3. Twickenham 4. Aviva Stadium (if ...
by booze
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

terryfinch wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:13 am Luna Rossa looked very smooth today. Seem to have slight speed advantage upwind and made no mistakes.
I think ETNZ have a pretty hard job on their hands, seeing how these teams have improved, and considering ETNZ have only had 6 competitive races in this Americas cup.
by booze
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

It has been many many years since I saw an America’s Cup race. Turned on the telly and saw this mornings race. Christ almighty those boats have changed from my day. I remember when a winged keel was controversial. watch an americas cup race from 10, 20 years ago on youtube. my god, its like watchin...
by booze
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

it was a great piece of skill to score. :thumbup:
by booze
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3580

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

Players should stop flying into rucks recklessly, then they wont get sent off for it. Refs should also be more strict on enforcing the existing laws around rucks as well. This. I always wonder, when they are targetting a player who is head down over the ball, what part of his body they think they a...
by booze
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

It is a farce. Only 3 teams could afford to challenge, and the Prada cup so far has turned into a non event with one team off the water. Mismatches. Ghost races. A one hour delay today because the course was wrongly aligned, followed by another 15 minute delay due to Ineos not being ready to race. ...
by booze
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

terryfinch wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:18 pm
JamesJames wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:03 am Its a rich white mans sport just like Formula 1, pro cycling, pro tennis etc. The odd token person of colour doesnt really change the narrative.
The greatest F1 driver ever happens to be black. Explain?

Which is a great breakthrough if you were trying to even up race equality in FI.
by booze
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

So do we have any idea how fast Ineos mk 2 is compared to the NZ boat? I suspect Ineos are still someway behind due in part to the more advanced technology of Team NZs sail plan. I don't know the specifics but they're doing some very funky stuff with the shape of the sail during different modes. As...
by booze
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Liam Squire
Replies: 56
Views: 2388

Re: Liam Squire

Frizell, Ioane and Jacobsen aside, there is also young Callum Grace who may prove to the best of them. But IF they continue to play Savea at 8, perhaps they may consider Sotutu at 6; I'd like to see more of him. The good news is that they are all still quite young, so it will be interesting to see ...
by booze
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 6120

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

I grew up watching home and away and ozzie athletes performing above and beyond what their per capita clout should have earned. All bronzed, athletic demi-gods and such like. So why is such a large percentage of the population absolute porkers? It seems so contradictory to how people perceive the p...
by booze
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8825

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

News of a new South African strain of the virus and stopping any travel to/from South Africa in the times today. With the COVID situation at its worst in the Uk right now then it’s become increasingly unlikely that this will happen. The only hope is that they have vaccinated the whole of the country...
by booze
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Time for a clean out... 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe 2. Dane Coles 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Brodie Retallick 5. Tupou Vaa'i 6. Akira Ioane 7. Sam Cane (C) 8. Ardie Savea 9. Aaron Smith 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Leicester Faingaanuku 12. Anton Leinart-Brown 13. Rieko Ioane 14. Will Jordan 15. Jordie Barrett 16. Asafa...
by booze
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: What does the best 2021 AB team look like now?

Time for a clean out... 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe 2. Dane Coles 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Brodie Retallick 5. Tupou Vaa'i 6. Akira Ioane 7. Sam Cane (C) 8. Ardie Savea 9. Aaron Smith 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Leicester Faingaanuku 12. Anton Leinart-Brown 13. Rieko Ioane 14. Will Jordan 15. Jordie Barrett 16. Asafa...
by booze
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Entire All Blacks squad Covid positive...
Replies: 13
Views: 1324

Re: Entire All Blacks squad Covid positive...

So home and away tests against the useless Italians? Who wants to watch that? Looks like NZR is desperately trying to boost Ian Fosters coaching record to avoid scrutiny about his sham appointment process. In saying that I suspect there will be no tour to the NH, as COVID-19 is out of control in Eu...
by booze
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?

I can only imagine that the NZRU would be keen on Robertson going elsewhere to gain international experience. Good for him. That is a pretty flawed stance they take. It’s seen all our top coaches leave and not come back. Hansen, Henry and Gatland all came back. Gatland twice. Hansen and Henry came ...
by booze
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?

I can only imagine that the NZRU would be keen on Robertson going elsewhere to gain international experience. Good for him. That is a pretty flawed stance they take. It’s seen all our top coaches leave and not come back. Hansen, Henry and Gatland all came back. Gatland twice. Hansen and Henry came ...
by booze
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?
Replies: 28
Views: 2358

Re: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?

kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:44 am I can only imagine that the NZRU would be keen on Robertson going elsewhere to gain international experience.

Good for him.
That is a pretty flawed stance they take. It’s seen all our top coaches leave and not come back.
by booze
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 10370

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Whether or not that was an Argentina B team or not is irrelevant. That was the team selected to represent their country and the ABs can only play the team in front of them. The forwards showed that when they focus, they can make good ground in the tackle, they can clear out well to ensure quick bal...
by booze
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 10370

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Good performance overall against a committed Argentina defense again. Alot of missed opportunities but a more ruthless and effective gameplan based around kicking that kept them pinned well in their own half even if it was a bit ugly. Bit of an English style win tonight with a 10 who kicks his goal...
by booze
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6349

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Suck it up. Did Wales want to report him after the disgraceful actions in the 3rd ABs - Lions test in 2017? No, they probably revelled in it. Can’t have it both ways... WTF are you whining about now? A match from over 3 years ago. Try and keep up ;) Poite in the 3rd test lions ABs - last call to de...
by booze
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6349

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

C69 wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:33 pm
booze wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:30 pm Suck it up. Did Wales want to report him after the disgraceful actions in the 3rd ABs - Lions test in 2017?

No, they probably revelled in it. Can’t have it both ways...
Lol
I was being deadly serious 😉
by booze
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Akira Ioane appreciation thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: The Akira Ioane appreciation thread

He was good and a big improvement on Frizzell who just isn’t up to test match level in my opinion. He also started well in his debut match before red cards meant a premature end for him. A fully fit, focussed and disciplined Ioane can be a big asset to this All Black pack, that has struggled with ph...
by booze
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6349

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Suck it up. Did Wales want to report him after the disgraceful actions in the 3rd ABs - Lions test in 2017?

No, they probably revelled in it. Can’t have it both ways...
by booze
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 39
Views: 1984

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

Top 4 in the world rankings are now: 1 South Africa 94.20 2 England 88.73 3 New Zealand 88.17 4 France 85.66 With Covid and how the way the ruby world is, I think these will be the top 4 (minus the odd interloper) for many years as these are the 3 countries with most cattle (and New Zealand), what ...
by booze
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 39
Views: 1984

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

He’s probably not wrong though. NZ need to have a rethink about how we play the game right now, our tactics and what type of player are we producing to compete in international rugby. It feels like we are like lots of SA sides in the past that the ABs beat regularly - as in being a bit behind or at ...
by booze
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fairytale of New York gooooooooonnnnnnnneeee...
Replies: 77
Views: 3065

Re: Fairytale of New York gooooooooonnnnnnnneeee...

How is an insult aimed by a woman at her long time heterosexual partner homophopic ? You are right, It’s quite ridiculous. I would have thought the line ‘you’re an old slut on junk’ would cause more of an outcry! Simple fact is the music young kids listen to, especially on Tik tok, is far more offe...
by booze
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 7245

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

TBF, Chikka is probably a good fit once you take away the actual responsibility of running a team or anything to do with tactics. He can just concentrate on things he has in common with the Puma players like passion and being both hairy and bald at the same time. What is his area of expertise in th...
by booze
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Scares the Boks...
Replies: 144
Views: 4021

Re: What Scared the Boks...

Note: if you trade on past glories, it suggests your present does not count for much Your team couldn't even bring themselves to turn up, I don't think you get to talk about the present.... Current RWC champs, current Rugby Championship champs and current B&I Lions series champs. It would be rude n...
by booze
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Scares the Boks...
Replies: 144
Views: 4021

Re: What Scared the Boks...

Pity the Bokke did not send their u21 team to participate in this event, as they could've killed two birds with one stone. Translation: I still cry myself to sleep at night over the man-shaming that my nation was subjected to in the S/F of RWC '19, so please allow me to cling on to some morsels of ...
by booze
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South africa no longer in super rugby. Impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: South africa no longer in super rugby. Impact?

Played 5 won 2. Is that like Irish level of Rugby competence? Boks have won 14% of their last 21 tests vs ABs. 14 f**king percent! A blight on the integrity of the once greatest rivalry in the game. If you look at the number of super rugby and Tri nations/rugby champs titles they have in 25 years i...
by booze
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South africa no longer in super rugby. Impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: South africa no longer in super rugby. Impact?

With South African teams no longer playing Super Rugby against the NZ and Aus teams do you think we will see rugby standards drop in those nations? We have the prospect of playing in another comp up north, the AUS and NZ sides will be all by themselves. Can‘t be good for them. Lack of competition a...
by booze
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 371
Views: 10130

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

Congrats to the argies!!

the ABs look a very poorly coached side with not enough on field leadership.

Big rethink required for how we play the game. Fozzie shouldn’t last the end of season review.
by booze
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: James Lowe
Replies: 78
Views: 4801

Re: James Lowe

Hope he goes well!
by booze
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 371
Views: 10130

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

ALL BLACKS TEAM TO PLAY ARGENTINA IN SYDNEY ON SATURDAY NIGHT 1. Joe Moody (48) 2. Dane Coles (72) 3. Tyrel Lomax (4) 4. Patrick Tuipulotu (33) 5. Samuel Whitelock (120) 6. Shannon Frizell (12) 7. Sam Cane (72) - captain 8. Ardie Savea (47) 9. Aaron Smith (95) 10. Richie Mo’unga (20) 11. Caleb Clar...
by booze
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 188
Views: 7426

Re: Fozzie Out

:lol: Go back to counting cars Obrlix. I thought I'd count the points turnaround in a week Ackman. 40. And the lack of experience he selected. 8 of the 23 had a total of 11 tests between them. Of the bench, 7 of the 8 had 11 tests, and the other was DMac. As if that bench would have impact. Fozzie ...
by booze
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks to Sell....
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: All Blacks to Sell....

Either way, my point was more so how tiny that value is compared to other sports. TBF if 15's was a major world sport NZ probably wouldn't do so well. And how do you think all the other teams would fare? Y’know all the teams like England who already have more money and much larger player base and h...
by booze
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 188
Views: 7426

Re: Fozzie Out

Bled 4. Rotation rears its ugly head. What happened to continuity? And shuffling positions around. I'll be watching Akira closely tomorrow. The Wobs might be a bit more competitive this weekend, ABs with a lot of players who might be a bit rusty. Quite predictable really. He could have saved lots o...
by booze
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE

Man scores try. ‘Fans’ scream for him to be dropped because of it
by booze
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Georgia are...
Replies: 42
Views: 1596

Re: Georgia are...

Will Georgia be added to the 6N along with South Africa in 2021 to make it the 8N? An even number of teams is obviously much better from a scheduling and broadcasting point of view. They'll just cut Italy instead, who can then play the Georgians in a 6 Nations "B". The 6 nations turned down world r...