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by booze
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Robertson to coach Wales?
Replies: 22
Views: 1286

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: 22
Views: 1286

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: 22
Views: 1286

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: 350
Views: 6954

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: 350
Views: 6954

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: 4516

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: 4516

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: 682

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: 4516

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: 1703

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: 1703

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: 2704

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: 5593

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: 2982

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: 2982

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: 589

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: 589

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: 366
Views: 6641

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: 4614

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: 366
Views: 6641

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: 183
Views: 6084

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: 728

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: 183
Views: 6084

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: 1181

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: 1364

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...
by booze
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Caleb Clarke a young Maa Nonu?
Replies: 58
Views: 1930

Re: Is Caleb Clarke a young Maa Nonu?

Kahu wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:34 pm Julian Savea, Waisake Naholo, Rieko Ioane
Only Nabokov played for 2 years. Others had longer careers
by booze
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3083

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

How does the reported value of a new deal compare with the last broadcasting deal that Aus had?
by booze
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

SA Rugby earns R130 Million https://www.rugbyrocks.com/sa-rugby-to-earn-r130-million-despite-boks-withdrawal SA Rugby to earn R130-million despite Boks' withdrawal SA Rugby will not lose 'hundreds of millions of rands' after withdrawing the Springboks from the Rugby Championship, as has been report...
by booze
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

There is 35 weeks until the Lions tour is scheduled to start. 9 rounds of European rugby, 24 rounds of English rugby, 6 Autumn internationals, and whatever happens with 2021 6N. How could anybody expect the Lions tour will go ahead as planned? Hey SFBB. Long time no see. Yes. Anyone that thinks the...
by booze
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Love this Old School Rugby sa is playing now
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Love this Old School Rugby sa is playing now

Give us a break in a covid19 world and let us enjoy our Currie Cup. Will compete in next year's RCs We will watch you lot from our sofas and still make money out of it in a stroke of genius No you won’t. You have cost the other unions money. Including your own. Once the Likns pull out of next year....
by booze
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4761

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

I just can't see an AB win. No penetration in the midfield, no beast ball running forwards, just going to be another massive defensive effort to try and stay in the game and keep it close. fudge me. Like we have never won a game before with that midfield. I thought you were an All Black supporter?
by booze
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

Lol at all the Antipodean shrieking and hair-pulling. Calm down petals! It's been a tough year, OK so you're better at this pandemic stuff than us, we get it. Just play with each other this year m'kay. We'll use the time to put our u20's through couple of tren cycles and come back next year with so...
by booze
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies too nasty - NZ
Replies: 63
Views: 1027

Re: Wallabies too nasty - NZ

Hilarious to read Stuff talking about the 'ruthless bullies in green and gold'. It's through the looking glass time. You know New Zealand forward play is dead when even the Wobblies are too manly for you. :lol: fudge, things have got so bad in NZ rugby, that I am agreeing with the Doms vitriol. Tim...
by booze
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 10160

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

I hope we don't go. We're in no shape to play international rugby and even less so without the overseas Boks. This is the year where you don't take game results too seriously - just play the game for your fans and have some fun. I agree with that. Also, For various reasons, it lookS unlikely that t...
by booze
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks were absolutely robbed!
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: All Blacks were absolutely robbed!

The All Blacks were awared two tries that should not have been allowed, one was a probable yellow card for a professional foul. The Wallabies were then denied a match-winning penalty, which should have been for sure a yellow card, and a knock-on advantage after Reece Hodge's penalty attempt bounced...
by booze
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

If the Boks don't play, it's because they're unable to. There was a Bok A v B team match, so the plan was to play. Not many of the players have played more than two games since lockdown (guess the Europe based players have played more?), the logistics of quarantine and being able to train together ...
by booze
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 8165

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

Big Nipper wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:01 am
Thomas wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:43 am I always had Saffas pegged as "brave"

Looks like I was wrong.
Jesus wants his chosen people back home to celebrate His birthday with Him.
:uhoh:
by booze
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!
Replies: 242
Views: 3020

Re: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!

Mog The Almighty wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:21 am
Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:20 am New Zealand cheat.

This is not news.
Everyone cheats, but for the officials not to pick any of this is up is simply unforgiveable.
When are you putting up the wallaby stuff that was missed. Or that doesn’t fit your narrative!?
by booze
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger
Replies: 41
Views: 697

Re: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger

The ‘87 All Blacks were one of the great sides in international rugby. The were the catalysts for modern rugby and no side got within 20 points of them. We will never know how SA would have fared in the tournament, especially against that All Black side. Experience tells us that SA would have battle...