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by Toro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3334

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Well done NZ Too big, too strong. Shot Shanks, they were really on in the first half. Good luck next week. :thumbup: :thumbup: Clark is a machine. Pleasure to watch a superstar in the making. Yeah he played with a lot maturity tonight too, certainly not a one trick pony. Genuinely likeable too, he'...
by Toro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3334

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

shanky wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 am Well done NZ

Too big, too strong.
Shot Shanks, they were really on in the first half. Good luck next week. :thumbup:
by Toro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3334

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

Who is this f-cking commentator seriously? You can't hit people in the face with your elbow or forearm and it makes absolutely no difference at all whether it's "intentional" or not. Hitting people in the head is against the laws, period. Whether it was "accidental" or not is irrelevant. Mitigating...
by Toro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3334

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

BBB wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:39 am
puku wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:39 am Petaia lead with his head there.
Frizell literally didn’t move.

How exactly was that different from the hit that took Cane out of the game?
by Toro
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct
Replies: 359
Views: 3334

Re: Bled III: Aus v NZ: MATCH THREAD: Sydney 31st Oct

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/target-on-his-head-wallabies-stars-threat-to-all-blacks-rookie-caleb-clarke/ For Wallabies winger Filipo Daugunu, who is charged with defending Clarke, it’s a challenge he’s looking forward to. He says he “can’t wait” to get his hands on the young All Black. “Our aim f...
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4605

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

shanky wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:21 am They were never going to award that

Been a double-movement for as long as the game’s been played.
Yep. Still love it when rugby refs actually use the term 'double movement' as the purists on here will always come out screaming that it doesn't exist in rugby. (the term)
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies Fans, any positives from the game?
Replies: 47
Views: 934

Re: Wallabies Fans, any positives from the game?

You guys opened the ABs up out wide on various occasions, plenty to feel positive about, just lacked the finishing and patience. Slipped off too many tackles today, compared to last week. Pretty messy game all round but the difference was the ABs were able to hold their sh.t together for 15 minutes ...
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4605

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

Absolutely shocking last 20 from the ABs, much like the first 40. Won it on the back of a great 15 minutes after halftime. Often looked shakey trying to hold possession. That game was a great opportunity to be ruthless but this team isn't there yet, effort was there but very little structure and pu...
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations to the All Blacks!
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Congratulations to the All Blacks!

No complaining about the referee this week. That was conclusive, the Wallabies have been out-played. Dissapointing not to see another great competition, but I feel the Wobs can still come back in Australia. Whoever said the All Black Aura is gone should rightly been feeling silly. Nice Mog. Competi...
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4605

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

Absolutely shocking last 20 from the ABs, much like the first 40. Won it on the back of a great 15 minutes after halftime. Often looked shakey trying to hold possession. That game was a great opportunity to be ruthless but this team isn't there yet, effort was there but very little structure and pur...
by Toro
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4605

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

Yeah nah Farva. Anyone want to argue Aaron Smith over TJ? It won’t affect the result, we have been comprehensively outplayed. But it is an interesting point to look at. What did he do that constituted a penalty. At first glance I thought penalty but what did he actually do illegally? He remained ta...
by Toro
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 4210

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

Enjoyed the game but lost heart after the Reece try - indicative of Chiefs season and to me showed they were never going to win. On the other crucial moments: - Weber should have got yellow, but Reece was also being a cnut (stopping Chiefs from taking quick throw). it was because of this in my view...
by Toro
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July
Replies: 319
Views: 5041

Re: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July

What a cracking game, Canes really went up a level, enjoyed that. Jordan and RMo are a pleasure to watch, Reece and Bridge were both good too. Umaga-Jensen is a unit, and runs great lines, has future AB written all over him. Losing both centres for the last 20 made that game a lot closer than it sho...
by Toro
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your current All Black XXIII
Replies: 113
Views: 2827

Re: Pick your current All Black XXIII

We got out-thought in that semi but way more out-passioned. We were just losing collisions from the start, it was a head space thing, we weren't in it. I still think it's a credit the ABs how they stayed in that game till Sam W got the penalty reversed, given how much we were being dominated. Select...
by Toro
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your current All Black XXIII
Replies: 113
Views: 2827

Re: Pick your current All Black XXIII

I like Naki's forward set up but Cane being captain certainly makes AC's pack look more likely. Some great loosies coming through and I'd love to see Boshier coming off the bench at the end with his threat over the ball. But happy to see us finish with a fresh Frizzell coming on and Savea shifting t...
by Toro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raw Tonnage XV
Replies: 62
Views: 2342

Re: Raw Tonnage XV

Fiji: 15. Nadolo 136kg 14. Napolioni Nalaga 109kg 13. Seru Rabeni 106kg 12. Josua Tuisova 112kg 11. Levani Botia 109kg 10. Ben Volavola 96kg 9. Mosese Rauluni 86kg 8. Jone Kovu 139kg 7. Semisi Naevo 115kg 6. Viliame Mata 116kg 5. Isoa Domolailai 120kg 4. Tevita Cavibati 120kg 3. Bill Cavubati 165kg ...
by Toro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raw Tonnage XV
Replies: 62
Views: 2342

Re: Raw Tonnage XV

Nieghorn wrote:Someone needs to do Tonga ...

10. Pierre Hola 124kg (as said in wiki, possibly his Eastwood retirement weight... reckon he was around 110 when an international)
9. Taniela Moa 102kg
Fiji too
by Toro
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Raw Tonnage XV
Replies: 62
Views: 2342

Re: Raw Tonnage XV

Each selection has to have a test cap in that position. For NZ: 15 Don Clarke (110kg) 14 Hosea Gear (104 kg) 13 Sonny-Bill Williams (108kg) 12 Ma’a Nonu (108kg) 11 Jonah Lomu (119 kg) 10 Stephen Donald (96 kg) 9 Piri Weepu (96 kg) 8 Isitolo Maka (122 kg) 7 Victor Vito (112 kg) 6 Sione Lauaki (115 k...
by Toro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676029

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Nolanator wrote:Just texted my colleague who went back to Alicante for the weekend and is now trying to get back here. People aren't allowed out of their homes, excpet for the supermarket or pharmacies. :uhoh:
Yep, whole country now. Gonna be a long few weeks.
by Toro
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR RD7: Blues vs Lions - 14 March, Eden Park - Auckland
Replies: 34
Views: 1074

Re: SR RD7: Blues vs Lions - 14 March, Eden Park - Auckland

Dangerous, bordering on dirty, there by Duffie.
by Toro
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676029

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Mogs backpeddle is starting. :roll: Don't be an idiot. I know it's hard for you. Firstly, if shown to be wrong about anything with good evidence, I will immediately adjust my views. So far, from what I can tell, and I maybe wrong, your tabloid media and social media are making it out to be worse th...
by Toro
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676029

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

New measures announced just now Basically we are shutting down everything until further notice - bar essential services Country is locked down and closed Madrid won't be far behind, all education institutions closed, gyms, concerts, events, sports played behind closed doors, hospitals already at sa...
by Toro
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Courtney Lawes cited
Replies: 269
Views: 14806

Re: Courtney Lawes cited

I think O'Keefe got the Parkes one right, always high so a clear penalty. Probably lucky not to see a yellow, I think the head contact was accidental and there wasn't a clear initial contact of shoulder to head. Lawes tucks his arm dangerously for sure but the head contact is glancing and hardly wit...
by Toro
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera
Replies: 695
Views: 34733

Re: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera

AND-y wrote:The impassioned defense of this from some quarters is giving normal folk the impression that rugby people are seriously weird too.
100%.
by Toro
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera
Replies: 695
Views: 34733

Re: Marler felt AWJ's penis on camera

If anything it's just not a good look for the game TBF, and should probably cop a ban just for that. While I find the video humorous, it's not the kind of publicity rugby needs with all the 'me too' movement out there, people don't have the right to touch other people's private parts like that in an...
by Toro
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French Elysee Palace chefs talking smack about NZ Lamb
Replies: 40
Views: 1802

Re: French Elysee Palace chefs talking smack about NZ Lamb

So how old is NZ lamb when its killed? Lamb is traditionally eaten at Easter in the NH, which means they are barely a couple of months old. most UK lambs arent born until easter(Early April). Stop talking shit. Thought you were a farmer? Funny I remember doing pricing stuff at college and how price...
by Toro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let's start at the very beginning
Replies: 105
Views: 3495

Re: Let's start at the very beginning

Seneca of the Night wrote:1 page.
hahaha
by Toro
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A stain on rugby - the death of Fernando Baez Sosa
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: A stain on rugby - the death of Fernando Baez Sosa

This was a while ago now and all over social media here and Argentina. The Argie media, or the first groups to report it obviously had a chip on their shoulder about rugby players as the news was all about kid murdered by 'Rugbiers', not sh-t-head delinquents who happen to play rugby. They label the...
by Toro
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick

Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Toro wrote:The speed with which they pack that scrum down! :shock: ......ref still makes up a penalty.
Game needs more of that now :thumbup:
Agreed.
by Toro
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick
Replies: 43
Views: 2708

Re: Jordie Barrett Penalty Kick

There’s a 63m Luke McAlister penalty goal on YouTube but it’s hard to go past Paul Thorburns famous goal from about 70m. Villepreux landed one from 60m+ with a wet, heavy leather ball at Lancaster Park in the 60s. It was at Athletic Park and very much wind-assisted. I have the game on VHS but can't...
by Toro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Random knobend thread - Surf and turf
Replies: 27
Views: 1846

Re: Random knobend thread - Surf and turf

The right combination is fantastic. It's not really that new when you think about it, most asian places round the world serve fried rice or noodles with meat and prawns, also common in Paella and Jambalaya. Pork and shellfish is a common combo in many different cuisines, and then you have many fish ...
by Toro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?
Replies: 63
Views: 2183

Re: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?

The All Blacks will retain the core of a very good team and continue to dominate, Ireland and Wales seem already to be seeing the end of a 'golden era' and need to rebuild. England should be looking forward to some good years, with South Africa I guess we'll see. Cracking world cup in terms of timin...
by Toro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 3301

Re: All time RWC success ladder

It's funny how every statistical based calculation has NZ as number 1 except for the method where you exclude all tournaments South Africa were excluded from because, you know, racism... Across all tournaments NZ Won 47 Lost 7 Draw 1* (game cancelled) Average points for 45 Average points against 13...
by Toro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 3301

Re: All time RWC success ladder

Fat Old Git wrote:We should also factor in scrum reset somehow.
and boundaries.
by Toro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 3301

Re: All time RWC success ladder

mr bungle wrote:Winning back to back should surely add some weighting.
Yep, and not losing pool games, only team still not to do so right?
by Toro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 3301

Re: All time RWC success ladder

I'm just happy with the fact we are at the top end of this discussion after so many decades of underachieving, redeemed by some golden years where the greatest player of all time lifted the cup twice. The results at this tournament don't hurt anymore and I hope we go back to out winning ways between...
by Toro
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England can't muster any class after the match
Replies: 436
Views: 17875

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

Mountain out of a mole hill. Nobody wants a loser medal. Not the point, they did get them and probably should've set a better example. But agree it's not such a huge deal, and the thread is shit and stinks of putting the boot in. Easy to criticise without having been in their shoes, but one would h...
by Toro
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Southern Hemisphere is best Hemisphere
Replies: 56
Views: 4001

Re: Southern Hemisphere is best Hemisphere

I don't really get this whole hemispherical loyalty thing. You're basically taking pride in being colonials/new world, right? I mean, you've nothing against the Canucks, surely? I'm pretty sure it was started by the NH to be honest, we hear them constantly bleat on about closing the gap. It's proba...
by Toro
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of the All Black Aura?
Replies: 115
Views: 5839

Re: End of the All Black Aura?

Two weeks into the global extravaganza being held in Asia for the first time and New Zealand remain the team to beat, the team to fear and the team to love. Kiwi media :lol: Which part do you disagree with? Possibly the bit after New Zealand. Saffa, England and Japan might feature? Being the team t...