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by farmerdave
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Having kids ... yay or nay?
Replies: 194
Views: 4190

Re: Having kids ... yay or nay?

I had 5 kids by 26, even then went and fostered a six for a while. They were awesome as kids and I still get to play with them in my 50s. Now though they bring their kids and I'm still fit enough to hang with them mountain biking so it's even more awesome. I never planned kids they just happened and...
by farmerdave
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger
Replies: 51
Views: 1394

Re: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger

Off topic, gets me every time seeing players throw those beautiful leather balls around. Modern players think they're so skillful but those balls would sort them.
Most awesome #13.
But that 87 WC ABs were a revelation to everyone.
by farmerdave
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread

by farmerdave
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too
Replies: 607
Views: 15741

Re: Trump tests positive with Covid with his wife too

I would be very surprised if he died given the level of care that he will receive. Hopefully he gets it bad enough that he will take it seriously from now on - (is that mean) The problem is you are assuming that as with most people feeling that sick would engender empathetic feelings for how bad it...
by farmerdave
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Class. JD are shit.
Certainly crocodile tears, will never get my vote.
by farmerdave
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1650

Re: Young refs

You need to strike a balance between being old enough to have empathy for the game and being young enough to get into the top echelons by having sufficient time to be exposed to enough games to gain the experience required to be a top ref. OR being as good as Wayne Barnes. Oh and don’t buy into the...
by farmerdave
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread

"I hope I haven’t waffled too much, but that my central point – we are losing freedom of debate – has come through. I don’t know what to do."
Definite more waffle than debate.
by farmerdave
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND VICTORY OVER COVID19 TH

Brabus wrote:So then cameras on fishing boats pushed out again. A policy proposed by National but one that was supported by Labour and the Greens, not NZ First though, I wonder why?
They don't want seahorse races televised?
by farmerdave
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 250827

Re: The official cycling thread

So what's happened to Strava.
I'm guessing they don't like me not paying them money so are dumbing things down to zero.
I'm just too cheap I guess.
by farmerdave
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WETA Kiwis - anyone on team James Cameron?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: WETA Kiwis - anyone on team James Cameron?

And taken from the Stuff article, does this mean they aren't actually quarantined and are really working.

"The guests were only allowed out, accompanied by security, to isolated areas outside the city limits. They were not allowed to go into shops."
by farmerdave
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WETA Kiwis - anyone on team James Cameron?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: WETA Kiwis - anyone on team James Cameron?

The prize is bigger than just one film. NZ is literally the only place anyone can shoot right now and if Cameron's films are completed in our proven safe environment there'll be a whole lot more where that came from. Export dollars when we really, really need them. You forgot to add in the ridiculo...
by farmerdave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

Ten days, no new cases. Who'd have thought it.
by farmerdave
Thu May 28, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

It's an incredible medical result. Now how do we cure the economy? That's a double pronged problem - and the bigger one is the world economy as we are traders (mainly of primary produce) and tourism operators, not really manufacturers. This one will last a decade (unless we get another world war to...
by farmerdave
Thu May 21, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

Transmission gully was always going to be a struggle.
The need to cut corners was huge because the business case for it was just never there. A nice to have neat piece of civil engineering but a complete was of time and money.
by farmerdave
Tue May 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL THREE THREA

I'd join the riots and burn the place to the ground if the culmination of me sitting around for 6 weeks at home to see single digit fully tracked and contained weekly covid count was undone by some plonker saying "yeah we're ok, all you tourists come back now, borders open".. That's the problem wit...
by farmerdave
Mon May 11, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your amateur v pro 15.
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: Your amateur v pro 15.

Amateur easy . There'd be pro bodies littered all over the field. They'd be so scared of the cameras seeing all that they wouldn't see the sneaky punch from the lock on the prop or the halfback laid out by the tightheads swinging arm. The 30 seconds late hit. Etc etc .
Amateurs had no such worries.
by farmerdave
Sat May 09, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most disturbing movie scenes.
Replies: 122
Views: 5047

Re: Most disturbing movie scenes.

Watched What ever happened to baby Jane as a kid, late night movie 70s. Really disturbing especially the dead bird scene, stayed with me for years.
by farmerdave
Sat May 09, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Rugby's Rep Season
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: NZ Rugby's Rep Season

Maori ABs vs ABs would get my vote.
I think the Maori are or at least can be if fully supported a real asset over and above what other counties have.
Would love more than anything to see the All Black captain run out in the blue and gold hoops.
by farmerdave
Sun May 03, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread)
Replies: 489
Views: 19650

Re: Pichot v Beaumont - WR Chairman Election (Unified Thread

Don't agree with all Pichot put forward.
But there is desperate need for change from the top dogs
regarding teir two and the structure of our seasons amongst other issues. Covid19 provided the perfect opportunity for a reset but I guess it's going to be the status quo.
by farmerdave
Sun May 03, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Ref Howler Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6081

Re: The Ref Howler Thread

Jeez halfbacks had to put up with some shit ball back in the day. Some beautiful movement in those two backlines.
by farmerdave
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Players who are Musicians Off the Pitch XV
Replies: 31
Views: 1570

Re: Rugby Players who are Musicians Off the Pitch XV

Hoani Matenga.
Bass player for Six60.
by farmerdave
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Starlink satellites tonight..
Replies: 30
Views: 2194

Re: Starlink satellites tonight..

Hate them. Hadn't heard about them before seeing them in January. Most unnatural unnerving sight I've ever seen in the sky, really ugly.
by farmerdave
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bike help
Replies: 20
Views: 1329

Re: Bike help

Isnt the problem first and foremost the pad is to high and rubbing the tyre not the rim, so the pad needs lowering first then adjust the gap.
by farmerdave
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV
Replies: 100
Views: 3674

Re: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV

Alan Hewson at 15. Worst defender ever.
Only survived with Stu Wilson and Bernie Fraser covering his ass at both provincial and AB level. Often wondered how much better those two would have been with a real 15 on their team.
by farmerdave
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Not that one, the other one" XV
Replies: 24
Views: 1587

Re: "Not that one, the other one" XV

Ben Smith.
One played for Otago about ten years ago. The other played for Otago about ten years ago, and Southland and Bay of Plenty.
by farmerdave
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 250827

Re: The official cycling thread

has anyone actually gone tubeless? Friends and family are raving about it but it seems a bit of a hassle and not easy to get right without the right tools and being of sound mind - both of which may be an issue. Went tubeless about six months ago. Bought a new wheelset for my specialized epic to ma...
by farmerdave
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread

There seems to be a serious disconnect between the govt’s wishes and the public sector who should be carrying them out. Are the directions from govt different to what is being announced? Are departments struggling to enforce these new measures due to capacity (they likely have their own COVID-19 is...
by farmerdave
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reset of the Rugby Seasons
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Reset of the Rugby Seasons

I bloody hope so. Excellent opportunity.
by farmerdave
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Law clarification thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1187

Re: Law clarification thread

When a player puts a hand out to intercept a ball in flight, and knocks on with no realistic chance of catching it, why is it almost always a deliberate knock on if the ball has been passed, but just a knock on when competing for the ball in the air after a kick? So you're talking that winger who i...
by farmerdave
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1335333

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Its amazing how often donation scandals seem to happen in NZ. I can't remember anything as high profile in the UK where (as I recall) similar rules exist (GBP7,500 limit on anonymous donations, perhaps?) Also interesting to me is the weight of articles on the NZ First scandal vs. the Nats scandal. ...
by farmerdave
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When your eldest child leaves home?
Replies: 69
Views: 3008

Re: When your eldest child leaves home?

Not quite sure how it worked but somehow we just saw it as another step along the way. Missed each one hugely as they left (5) but there was never a feeling of them permanently gone, possibly more a feeling of success seeing them head of and making decisions. Added to that the success of none of the...
by farmerdave
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dribbling
Replies: 20
Views: 1367

Re: Dribbling

Like most changes it was a slow change, from foot skills to handling. The most obvious change that moved things in that direction has got to be the change from leather to synthetic balls. Id reckon even twenty years or more from the game and never having much skill I could out hand out handle a mode...
by farmerdave
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben Smith's red card
Replies: 73
Views: 3803

Re: Ben Smith's red card

earl the beaver wrote:You cannot lead with the elbow/forearm. It really is that simple and hes not the first to be red carded for it this season.
You're right he's not the first. Doesn't make the decision right though. Absolute crap tackling. End of.
by farmerdave
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter Snell Goooooonnnnnnne!!!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 2398

Re: Peter Snell Goooooonnnnnnne!!!!!

A absolute legend and icon of athletics. Obviously a biased kiwi, but I see him as one of the greatest athletes period. I understand, correct me if I'm wrong, his times would still see him on the Olympic finals. But of course we're done at a time of grass tracks and basic footwear coupled with a muc...
by farmerdave
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WHITE ISLAND Erupts
Replies: 287
Views: 15218

Re: WHITE ISLAND Erupts

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/11806947 ... no-warning
Good article to answer some of the questions.
Basically the New Zealand landscape/geography is extremely dynamic. That's why tourists want to see it. That's why I want to live here.
by farmerdave
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best band with a female singer
Replies: 147
Views: 6737

Re: Best band with a female singer

Tadpole
Headless chickens
Love those voices
by farmerdave
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben from accounts .
Replies: 33
Views: 2862

Re: Ben from accounts .

Just a beautiful rugby player. Three tries would have Ben fitting. The thing that bugged me about the tmo ruling was that none of the angles were definitive, by that I mean there had to be a certain amount of interpretation of the angles as the cameras weren't in line and the ball also traveled from...
by farmerdave
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 123516

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Last ten minutes fantastic from England
by farmerdave
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 123516

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

ABs lucky to be only 10 down. The fact they are and I'm pretty optimistic.