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by naki
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well this site...
Replies: 55
Views: 2064

Re: Well this site...

Popped in after a few weeks away, this new format is a horror show. Think I'll pop back out.

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by naki
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to cancel racism?
Replies: 188
Views: 2697

Re: Is it time to cancel racism?

I might be coming down with something, but Ika makes the most sense of anyone on this thread. :? Maori do not have a history of being enslaved by Europeans, in fact I believe it took the Treaty for slavery to be outlawed in NZ. You can point to countless examples of injustice meted out by the Crown ...
by naki
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Don't know if RR but can't be bothered to check.
Replies: 52
Views: 1157

Re: Don't know if RR but can't be bothered to check.

WTF?
Which government most closely matches your political views?

Nazi Germany

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by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Mullet 2 wrote:Forgive me again but aren't like 70% of all your players from Sydney?
The other 30% are from New Zealand
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Mullet 2 wrote:How is a State of Union game any different from the Waratahs playing the Reds?
Shhh, just let them have this Mullet
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 2939

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

In all honesty it has been the best “club” competition I’ve ever seen and the majority of the games have been intense and entertaining, but it’s so far lacked one truly classic, balls-to-the-wall seesawing contest to really cap it off. One like that insane Clan vs Saders game from 2013 (or was it 20...
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa
Replies: 114
Views: 2939

Re: The Hype over Super Rugby Aetoroa

Doesn’t make sense as a troll. They’re talking about the quality of that particular club competition, much as hype beasts have talked about the likes of the Heineken Cup. That the players who compete in the likes of the HEC also occasionally lose, or perhaps fail to make, semi-finals in completely d...
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Oh, hello there! :o https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/08/11/optus-reportedly-eyeing-off-rugby-aus-new-broadcast-offering/ And Phil Kearns is sidelined, so that means AJ will have to raise hell without support this time. Woe to the Cable TV provider Looks like the kiwis are 'Check Mated' MATED Rugby A...
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 1463

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

For the future of rugby in this country the Sadists have to go down in this one. When Auckland rugby is strong, NZ rugby is strong primarily because the wealthier latte supping types prefer to pay to watch winners, and NZR could do with some of that cashola. Lose and it's back to mediocrity, empty s...
by naki
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Only getting together for 'Super 8' style playoffs (as long as they change the farking name, Soup is dead) is definitely the way to go and has been discussed as the preferred option by many in hallowed halls such as these for years. I hope NZR holds firm on not allowing easy rugby to continue erodin...
by naki
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 1463

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

A sell out at Eden park for the 1st time in how long? Pity its a dead rubber The opening game was a sell out, with the caveat that they didn't assemble the temporary seating they need to arrange for AB tests. You couldn't get tickets in any case. But this one looks like it's sold out even earlier, ...
by naki
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1586

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

I think this year has been the best year of coaching for Razor. This year's team has been the weakest he's had and they haven't missed a beat. Hugely impressive, that forward pack was substantially depowered for most of the comp and yet they frequently filleted other teams. Great systems and clearl...
by naki
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1586

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

How can you cite japans success for placing Brown so high and have Jamie Joseph at 10? Because deverix is assessing their tactical, strategic credentials and reputations rather than higher level results necessarily. Which is fair enough if that is the criteria, and why Wayne Smith (who had middling...
by naki
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1586

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Wasn't Deans equally fêted until he went abroad and bombed. Surely Robertson would have to go outside of NZ to 'prove' himself. Geez Jeff, how many kiwi Welsh coaches do you want? :x But yes, an international apprenticeship is the best audition for the big job. It can backfire if you fail with a tr...
by naki
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?
Replies: 86
Views: 1389

Re: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?

I think some of the reasoning the NH think they can organise int'l matches is because a) no crowds at the matches, and b) the players are expected to live in self contained bubbles. Ultimately to get back to normality, you must take a first step outside. I sometimes think NZ will never get back bec...
by naki
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?
Replies: 86
Views: 1389

Re: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?

Don't need it. The Canes just posted their biggest crowd of the year last night, against the cellar dwelling *spit* Chiefs, the Saders are sold out today, Eden Park has already sold 40k tickets for next weekends non-final and it's been the most well attended 'club' rugby home ground in the entire wo...
by naki
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

The "offer" of hosting rights for the RWC is transparent bullshit, WR have clearly stated that they only want single nation hosting bids from now on and including NZ was never been part of the original Australian bid. They made an exception for the 2015 tournament games held in Wales because, well, ...
by naki
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 13645

Re: Gatland OUT

It’s ok, bro. Gats has a cunning plan Warren Gatland's struggling Chiefs could be rescued by stunning Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje signings Love it. The Chiefs screeching at every line out, smirking at every haka, forcing NZR to go bankrupt paying for their personal properties under the table. THIS i...
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 3439

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

The SOLD OUT sign has just been put up. Didn't Chch fail to sell out some of their recent actual SR finals games? And yet they sell out this total dead rubber SR Aotearoa is officially greater than any competition with finals, ever. Yes but the last 2-3 finals have had 25% extra temporary seating a...
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1797
Views: 87941

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

In the latest retractgate... Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study Women with rectovaginal endometriosis were judged more physically attractive than women with peritoneal or ovarian endometriosis and than women with other benign gynecological conditions. Gone...
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2539
Views: 197136

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

My Mom passed the early hours of Sunday morning. Her death was peaceful and in her sleep, thanks to the wonderful hospice staff, but nothing prepares you to see someone you love get so small and so faint before just stopping. I'm in a bit of a daze getting away from the wake for a bit. Really sad n...
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 3455

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

sorCrer wrote:
naki wrote:Jason Eaton is basically Colin Meads but better
:shock:
It was a simpler time. George W was just starting his second term. The global economy was going gang busters with no chance of collapse. People were getting their heads around these new "smart phones". 2005 rocked.
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 3439

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

JPNZ wrote:The SOLD OUT sign has just been put up.
Didn't Chch fail to sell out some of their recent actual SR finals games? And yet they sell out this total dead rubber

SR Aotearoa is officially greater than any competition with finals, ever.
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 3455

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

Jason Eaton is basically Colin Meads but better
by naki
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 2740

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Sonny Blount wrote:When I first saw Jordie Barrett I thought he was an ordinary out of position player who was too weak to play lock.

It probably took until his performance at 10 for the Lions against the Lions for me to see the All Black great he was going to tbecome.
When's he going to get there?
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

The biggest absence was undoubtedly Wayne Smith. Can’t see him getting so easily outsmarted by Eddie Jones. As it was we looked tactically naive and muddled. Far more humiliating than being outmuscled was being outfoxed - by Journey farking Mitchell!
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

Naki, all this is true but which changes do you think would have made a positive impact? Certainly at the time the only questionable selection was Scott but the armchair critics best friend is a little hindsight. Edit: I personally think very few positions would have made a difference. Smith at 15 ...
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 13645

Re: Gatland OUT

Remember when Gats broke both his legs falling off that ladder? I'd like to shake that ladder's hand.
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 2013
Views: 35989

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Hang tough, Melbournitianists. Hope you're out and about again soon. Scary to think that NZ is just one quarantine-escapee wrongun away from the same thing happening. We could not handle another lockdown. :thumbup: I think we will be ok, we have the AFL on almost every day now, so that helps a lot....
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

Hansen's gamble on youth (and mobility, which I won't bore anyone by going into again) was a fairly remarkable turnaround from someone who had previously built and helped build the most experienced international team in the world. I doubt he'd forgotten that experienced combinations win WCs, but rat...
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 3492

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

Cruden was a truly world class 10 performing at the highest level from about 2012 to 2014, til sleeping in and injury cost him his international career. He was nailed on for the '15 WC and had he been fit he would've more than kept Carter honest for the starting role. Since then he's definitely decl...
by naki
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked.
Replies: 2013
Views: 35989

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Hang tough, Melbournitianists. Hope you're out and about again soon.

Scary to think that NZ is just one quarantine-escapee wrongun away from the same thing happening. We could not handle another lockdown.
by naki
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Zakar wrote:Mr Mike trying to take Towny on at shit-talking reminds me of Rob Davies' wallabies debut.
An Aussie with skinny calves getting smashed by a Pacific Islander? That's what I'm seeing as well :nod:

(or alternatively both parties are funny, and are having fun. Not like some on this thread)
by naki
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 1860
Views: 27430

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I like the cathartic musical direction this is going, time for Bob to channel Stan Hansen. https://youtu.be/WOP6R3JvNHg You've got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend When I was down you just stood there grinnin' You've got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend You just want to be ...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

Hansen's credentials weren't stronger than Foster. Hansen had only inherited winning teams (apart from Wales) that Deans/Smith had build for him. Hansen was the worst Wales coach in history, 33% win percentage and only managed wins over Italy, Scotland, Tonga, Canada and Romania. In contrast, Graha...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

No one is saying Foster should not be picked solely on his RWC performance though. There is far more to it than that. NZers can accept coaches who lost the rwc (Henry). But Henry gave us two of our most dominant years ever in 05 and 06. Has foster done anything for us? Surely current Foster should ...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 3492

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

Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub. If you thought that was intentional you're insane. He comes into try and make a last ditch tackle, can't pull out once he's committed, and unintentionally squashes the poor bugger. The las...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 3492

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

Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub. If you thought that was intentional you're insane. He comes into try and make a last ditch tackle, can't pull out once he's committed, and unintentionally squashes the poor bugger. The las...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 3629

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

No one is saying Foster should not be picked solely on his RWC performance though. There is far more to it than that. NZers can accept coaches who lost the rwc (Henry). But Henry gave us two of our most dominant years ever in 05 and 06. Has foster done anything for us? Surely current Foster should ...
by naki
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 3492

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

Shit news for Chiefs fans that Alaimalo is out of the rest of the competition. Caleb Clarke is a f**king grub. If you thought that was intentional you're insane. He comes into try and make a last ditch tackle, can't pull out once he's committed, and unintentionally squashes the poor bugger. The las...