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by capt hurricane
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Lazy Blooze v Horricanes Fred
Replies: 125
Views: 1446

Re: Super Lazy Blooze v Horricanes Fred

The gap between All Black standard and super rugby standard was stark tonight, especially for the Canes. Coles and Ardie Savea were excellent. I can't think of anyone else who did much at all. On second thoughts Reyasi was good. Blues were marginally better overall, but hardly inspiring. Passing mo...
by capt hurricane
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Lazy Blooze v Horricanes Fred
Replies: 125
Views: 1446

Re: Super Lazy Blooze v Horricanes Fred

Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:43 am Very tough call on Savea after an equally tough call against Kirifi for the initial penalty. If I was a Hurricanes fan I would be absolutely furious.
I am, and I was!!
by capt hurricane
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Aotearoa Team of the week - Round 6
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: SR Aotearoa Team of the week - Round 6

I was hoping to see Paripari Parkinson in your list. He's stepped it up from last season, and is becoming a consistent performer. Eye catching against the Crusaders, and could be knocking on the door to higher honours if this run of form continues.
by capt hurricane
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 564
Views: 24758

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

Mightyred, if you have started drinking, stop. If you have stopped drinking, start again!
by capt hurricane
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1101
Views: 36889

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Is this the second wave? Fauci says it’s still the first. The schools have stayed open throughout in Sweden - teachers are one occupation that can’t work from home, yet the data shows on average that they have lower infection rates than the average. How many kids have died? Is it zero? Could be a f...
by capt hurricane
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Caleb Clarke a young Maa Nonu?
Replies: 56
Views: 2689

Re: Is Caleb Clarke a young Maa Nonu?

He should get some natty dreads, then we'll see! However, with his strung running and ability to commit tacklers, he may be the answer at inside centre. There is a prolific logjam of wingers in NZ Rugby at the moment, but quality inside centers are a little more sporadic. Nonu spent a lot of time on...
by capt hurricane
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 347
Views: 11056

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

:D The AB backline is really poor in comparison to yesteryear- there is no punch or co-ordination. As I pointed out after the SF against England last year, the Centres are decent players as individuals but awful as a pair. Not only is it the centres, RM at 10 looks confused with how to run the back...
by capt hurricane
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations to the All Blacks!
Replies: 23
Views: 747

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. That was David Ca...
by capt hurricane
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 6453

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

I think we will feel the loss of Whitelock, and Scott Barrett might be on the field sooner than he thinks. Vaai is still unproven at this level, and Tuipolotu is still prone to inconsistency. We miss Lurch! The midfield lacks a strong ball runner. ALB and Goodhue are good at running the gaps, but do...
by capt hurricane
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Andy Haden has died
Replies: 33
Views: 1750

Re: Andy Haden has died

Hard to fathom that in his last test, he took the field with John Kirwan, yet he played alongside players like Grizz Wylie, SId Going, Grant Batty, he probably marked Pinetree in a game or two...
by capt hurricane
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wellington Bus Replacement Service
Replies: 6
Views: 576

The Wellington Bus Replacement Service

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/sup ... -fortnight

The Bus is back. (Hope the engine's had a tune up though!)
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July
Replies: 318
Views: 7841

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

Jim Lahey wrote:The Canes hooker was very impressive, hadn't noticed him before the game. Huge workrate, big hits and carries.
Has he been in international camps before? Could be an excellent impact sub after 60 minutes.
Aumua has had 2 games for the All Blacks. He's a beast.
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July
Replies: 318
Views: 7841

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

Welliky, welliky, welliky...some night, huh? Timing issues at the club meant I could only watch the 2nd half live, our Kayo connection is f**ked so I ended up watching the last 20 on my phone...what a result! Just got home so watching the replay now...the worst part is that some of my favourite pos...
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July
Replies: 318
Views: 7841

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

Bloody Dry July, that game deserves a very large single malt, which will have to wait until next weekend. What a cracking contest, and what a result!!

CARNA CANES
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th July
Replies: 318
Views: 7841

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

Best half time speech wins this one I reckon. How good had Goosen been!!
by capt hurricane
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 19th July
Replies: 124
Views: 3079

Re: Chiefs vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 19th July

OK, this is getting beyond a joke now....Gatland will be smouldering for longer than that US Navy ship in San Diego!

You ok Enz? Thinking of you buddy!
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The booing of Beauden Barrett by the Wellington crowd
Replies: 70
Views: 2131

Re: The booing of Beauden Barrett by the Wellington crowd

I heard that, and thought it was a bad idea, next minute, he's under the sticks! Bad move.
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 139
Views: 3853

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

Helluva game, albeit a bit sloppy in the final 20. Laumape really carried with conviction and was staunch on defence. Peter Umaga-Jensen had his best game in a canes jersey - ran some great lines and looked really eager. Kirifi couldn't be kept out the game - would love to see his no. of carries an...
by capt hurricane
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 139
Views: 3853

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

Sonny Blount wrote:Jordie to kick the winning goal. Hurricanes by 2.
Not bad....not bad at all.
by capt hurricane
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July
Replies: 139
Views: 3853

Re: Hurricanes v Blues: MATCH THREAD Sat, 18 July

This could be interesting.. The Blues were really focussed on that game in Chch, and may be a bit flat after a game that was a belter. The Canes are an improved team from the firt game against the Blues, and they may be looking to make a statement. The Battle of the Barretts at the Back will be the ...
by capt hurricane
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 12th July
Replies: 138
Views: 3192

Re: Hurricanes vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 12th Jul

Concur, but it must be said that a Hurricanes team with Jordie Barrett in it is a whole different beast than one without. Kobus Van Wyk adds another domension to the back three as well. Hopefully the Hurricanes have sufficient props on the bench to cover both sides of the scrum this weekend. Any wo...
by capt hurricane
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 12th July
Replies: 138
Views: 3192

Re: Hurricanes vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 12th Jul

Concur, but it must be said that a Hurricanes team with Jordie Barrett in it is a whole different beast than one without. Kobus Van Wyk adds another domension to the back three as well. Hopefully the Hurricanes have sufficient props on the bench to cover both sides of the scrum this weekend. Any wor...
by capt hurricane
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA: Blues v Hurricanes - Sun 14 Jun - 3.35pm - Match Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 7601

Re: SRA: Blues v Hurricanes - Sun 14 Jun - 3.35pm - Match Th

Ground capacity for Super Rugby is 41000, as at this afternoon, over 37000 tickets have been sold.

This Sunday, I'm working..... fcuk!
by capt hurricane
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?
Replies: 63
Views: 2255

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

I've really enjoyed watching this All Black team of the last decade. I've been saying for some time now that we have been privileged to be here for one of the Golden Ages of New Zealand Rugby, and the statistics on the OP certainly bear this out. Even this team stands on the shoulders of giants thou...
by capt hurricane
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wellington Cabal is Best Cabal? Tuesday 19/11/19
Replies: 98
Views: 4085

Re: Wellington Cabal is Best Cabal? Tuesday 19/11/19

Bugger, I will be at sea, so Kiwidutchie will have to attend as both of us.
by capt hurricane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rugby Championship 2020 - All Blacks v Springboks
Replies: 9
Views: 839

The Rugby Championship 2020 - All Blacks v Springboks

This match, whenever and wherever it takes place, is one that should be locked in to every rugby fan's diary. The last two RWC champions, currently ranked number 1 and 2 in the world. The All Blacks will be under a new coach, not sure if Rassie is backing up again, as his appointment will have an un...
by capt hurricane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 4152

Re: All time RWC success ladder

Will this world cup signify the end of All Black dominance and the beginning of an era of SA'n dominance perhaps? Gavin Rich certainly seems to think so... This time there is no disputing Boks are the best https://supersport.com/rugby/springboks/news/191104_This_time_there_is_no_disputing_Boks_are_...
by capt hurricane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 4152

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 capt hurricane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 4152

Re: All time RWC success ladder

naki wrote:HurriKanye doesn't care about black people
HurriKanye cares about All Black people!
by capt hurricane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 4152

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 capt hurricane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 4152

Re: All time RWC success ladder

So, SA and NZ have 3 wins, Aus 2, England 1, France next as the only NH side to make a final. (And am inclined to put SA in first place as the didn’t play in 87 and 91 , and those cups were amateur which I’m merely using to break the tied first place) How would the next places fill out ? Wales got ...
by capt hurricane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Blacks backrow
Replies: 73
Views: 4142

Re: The All Blacks backrow

Someone in Wellington needs to take James Blackwell to one side and tell him he's a 6, only a 6, and to stop playing Lock, versatility is all well and good, but with his size and work ethic, he needs to be on the blindside!
by capt hurricane
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2428
Views: 94118

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/eddie-jones-refuses-to-blame-bus-incident-for-england-rwc-final-loss?fbclid=IwAR1gvVLSGlRuGWYC_ns0IT3BxehzR40NurrCSl504ollPmdqnYfcxL3XB-8 03 November, 12:52am England head coach Eddie Jones has refused to blame a delay to his side’s bus journey to Yokohama for their la...
by capt hurricane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boks - many proud
Replies: 101
Views: 5009

Re: Boks - many proud

One of the silver linings to a horrible black cloud for England has been the story of the Boks journey, indeed it may have given them the X factor they certainly had. We all remember the iconic picture of Madiba with Pienaar, but I haven't seen a similar iconic photo as yet. Is there a picture that...
by capt hurricane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of the All Black Aura?
Replies: 115
Views: 6809

Re: End of the All Black Aura?

The aura remains intact it would seem, simply because it brings out the best in teams that face it. England will tell tales of beating the All Blacks while delicately skirting over the final result!
by capt hurricane
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 3rd-4th Budget Lounge
Replies: 258
Views: 15863

Re: 3rd-4th Budget Lounge

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Who cleared out the lounge bar this morning?
by capt hurricane
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben from accounts .
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: Ben from accounts .

Should have had a hat-trick, Reiko's fat fingers notwithstanding.
by capt hurricane
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks: Post mortem
Replies: 560
Views: 27803

Re: All Blacks: Post mortem

A post mortem requires a body. The All Blacks are not dead, if last nights game is anything to go by. I was thinking about results in RWC tournaments. The All Blacks, in 9 appearances, have 3 golds, one silver and 3 bronze. England have one gold, two silvers, and have never won the bronze medal. Wit...