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by Demilich
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TJ Perenara to the Roosters
Replies: 47
Views: 2773

Re: TJ Perenara to the Roosters

So the Roosters are apparently offering TJP just $130K to switch codes. To put this into perspective, he's currently earning around $700K in Japan for his one season sabbatical, and as a 69 test tier All Black his base NZR salary would be around $600K - $700K. So if it's $130k on the Roosters books...
by Demilich
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?
Replies: 70
Views: 2184

Re: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?

I'm Union, League, 7s. I really don't enjoy 7s at all. This. 7s sucks. Will never get the enmity towards league. Ever had a chair swung at you because you had a Super rugby game on in the pub and refused to switch over to Tigers v Parramatta? In my defense, I did politely ask you to change the chan...
by Demilich
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Commentary team from hell...or heaven.
Replies: 77
Views: 2264

Re: Commentary team from hell...or heaven.

For just plain old commentary (rather than analysis), it's hard to go past Graeme Hughes as far as Aussie footy commentators are concerned.

And maybe Kerry O'Keefe to tell stories while the scrums are being re-set. :lol:
by Demilich
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

Steelers with his two brothers or his home team Packers must be favourites. He'll want a chance at a ring, so Buccs or Ravens might be decent options too.
by Demilich
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 7 day compulsory ban for failed hia
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: 7 day compulsory ban for failed hia

From what I remember, in the olden days players refused to be carried off because that meant they would have to sit out at least one match Used to be 21 days if you went off concussed but you had to be really concussed to go off! At club level, that 21st day always used to conveniently have a coupl...
by Demilich
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New rules for Super Rugby Aotearoa
Replies: 82
Views: 1885

Re: New rules for Super Rugby Aotearoa

Scrums. Time off until the ball emerges. And have the referee put the ball in. Will mean hookers have to hook, maybe it will lead to more efforts to stay up from props and less collapsed scrum. Hookers having to hook at the ball in the middle of the channel doesn't work with the new, safer engageme...
by Demilich
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most disgusting thing ever seen in Rugby...
Replies: 40
Views: 1855

Re: Most disgusting thing ever seen in Rugby...

Think the main fighters in that got 2 years each? Pretty lenient. When I was first playing senior league as an 18 year old, we had a rugged old oil-rig worker playing for us - a proper hard plum - and he got knocked out from behind and then (about a minute after the resulting brawl was over) a bloke...
by Demilich
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau: All Gays are going to HELL
Replies: 977
Views: 40736

Re: Folau: All Gays are going to HELL

Not securing Cam McInnes and instead chasing Folau is moronic by the Dragons. McInnes, while not a top-shelf star, is the kind of guy you can build a champion team around. Folau is a short-term band-aid, a constant risk of being goaded into being banned, guaranteed bad publicity and not someone you ...
by Demilich
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks
Replies: 69
Views: 3965

Re: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks

RTS has an excellent skillset, but he also comes across as someone who will work extra hard and put the effort in to succeed. Much more hope of being a successful convert than a perennial flake like Benji Marshall, who cruises on natural ability alone. It is fairly old to be converting as an outside...
by Demilich
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Trump and his intended impeachment lawyers have parted ways a week before the trial is due to start :lol: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-loses-lead-impeachment-lawyers-015918920.html Yeah, it's hilarious; "left the team because Trump wanted them to use a defense that relied on allegations of elec...
by Demilich
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

Two 1st rounders, a 3rd rounder and Jared Goff seems like massive overs for Stafford. Unless you consider Goff and his salary as a negative asset and are actually paying more to be rid of him? If the Rams don't trade back into the 1st round in the next few drafts, it will be 7 years without a 1st ro...
by Demilich
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 111
Views: 3349

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

The big shopping mall in Moldova is called Malldova. It's like one big dad-joke.

And their Snickers bars have sunflower seeds instead of peanuts.

I think they have bigger concerns than their ethnic origins!
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 36334

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

The 1st test in South Africa starts 18th February so 4 weeks away Going to be very tough cheering on the Saffas. :lol: Think a series cancellation guarantees the Crappers a place at Lords (if that isn't itself cancelled)? As only one of England or India could get in based on the result of their ser...
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Leinsterman wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:58 pm Mick really is obsessed with the paedo stuff. Bit strange.
He's not into Q anon though, no sir! He's never even heard it's name mentioned.
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37772
Views: 1123016

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Jensrsa wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:48 pm Why does the US keep saying they're approaching 400k Covid deaths? Worldometer has them at 409,029
Their official death toll has always lagged behind the one on Worldometer.
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Do we know who Trumpy Boi is going to pardon on his way out? I am really hoping Tiger King is on his list. It seems strange to me that so many people that are inclined to get frothingly outraged by big game hunting (and big cat hunting specifically), seem so keen for someone who was convicted of sh...
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 36334

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Jerome Manning wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:51 am
grievous wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:49 am India will win.

Then its Paine' head on a plate Im afraid, two test series losses at home is not acceptable.
Border - Taylor - Waugh - Ponting - Clarke - Smith - Paine.

One of those names is not like the others.
Ponting? Only name with more than 6 letters.
by Demilich
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Concussions Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 15722

Re: Concussions Thread

The immediate outcome of a concussion can be pretty variable, and not always that easy to pick. Our backline was lining up for a scrum in a game a few years back and our young 2nd/5 suddenly stumbled forward out of the line and fell flat on his face. No one even noticed where he had picked up the he...
by Demilich
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

I think my preference would be a Bills vs Buccs Superbowl, from what is left. Though having Tom Brady finally leave their division, only to potentially beat them in the Superbowl the very next year might possibly be too much for Bills fans to handle. :lol: 32-3 record against the Bills... :shock:
by Demilich
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Kiwi obsession with sailing
Replies: 46
Views: 1915

Re: The Kiwi obsession with sailing

It's a bit like basketball. Or cricket. When we're doing well in it, large swathes of the population get into it and everyone's an expert. When we're getting lapped, everyone just shrugs it off. I actually think there is a definite logic as to why (apart from just "small country syndrome") - we are ...
by Demilich
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Video of the guy who was shown beating a cop with a flag pole being booked into jail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCIBOOdhYYQ&ab_channel=arkansasonline The amount of the twats who have shaved and cut their hair :lol: SSSSHHHHH I'm invisible now It's been said a billion times already but you do h...
by Demilich
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

I enjoyed last week, as every game went the way I wanted it to (Ravens winning and Steelers getting stuffed were the two I was most interested in :D ). My preferred teams to win this week are (not a prediction or who actually will win): Ravens Browns Packers Buccs To be honest, I can see a storyline...
by Demilich
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

vintage_cox wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:12 am DeShaun Watson just started following Sean Payton andIknowit'ssillytoreadtoomuchnitothatsortofthingbutjustimaginehowgreatthatwouldbe!!!!!!
Sean Payton new coach of the Texans? :shock:
by Demilich
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 546237

Re: Official NFL 2020

Flyin Ryan wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:31 am Image
43 year olds looked a lot older back in 1970. :lol:
by Demilich
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion Pack
Replies: 564
Views: 51491

Re: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion P

Decided to expedite digging in the rest of my veggie patch. Now got about 60 square metres ready to plant. Got a pretty good crop from the summer veggies, despite only being able to get it in place in December and suffering through a heatwave and drought. Tomatoes, corn, zucchini, pumpkins, silverb...
by Demilich
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If it looks like he is going to be impeached and then convicted in the senate and prevented from holding office again, the ultimate power move has got to be pardoning all his supporters that stormed the capitol. Will win back those that think he's currently bitching out and cement his legacy with t...
by Demilich
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If it looks like he is going to be impeached and then convicted in the senate and prevented from holding office again, the ultimate power move has got to be pardoning all his supporters that stormed the capitol. Will win back those that think he's currently bitching out and cement his legacy with t...
by Demilich
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If it looks like he is going to be impeached and then convicted in the senate and prevented from holding office again, the ultimate power move has got to be pardoning all his supporters that stormed the capitol. Will win back those that think he's currently bitching out and cement his legacy with th...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://twitter.com/nytmike/status/1347272646715731975 EXCLUSIVE: Trump has suggested to aides he wants to pardon himself in the final days of his presidency, a move that would mark one of the most extraordinary and untested uses of presidential power in American history. w/ @maggieNYT Pardoning hi...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If they are going to use the 25th via the cabinet, then they potentially want to do it quick. Elaine Chao is the first cabinet member to announce her resignation, and every one that resigns is likely to be one that would have been more willing to support the 25th - don't expect too many would have t...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion Pack
Replies: 564
Views: 51491

Re: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion P

A plum tree in the garden doesn't produce any plums at all, flowers nicely though. It's about 15/16 years old, chop or not. Do you know the variety? A lot of them need to be cross pollinated by specific other varieties. I have two yellow flesh plum varieties which get cross pollinated, and vice ver...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Is there a countdown anywhere for when Trump's 12 hours is up and his twitter is due to be unlocked?
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Could be the shortest political career ever https://news.sky.com/story/moment-republican-politician-joined-mob-storming-into-capitol-12181478 I like this one - guy on the right has lost his job, because he stormed the Capitol wearing his work lanyard. :lol: :lol: https://media.distractify.com/brand...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I don't think it is "a second impeachment stops him running again". If that was the case, if the House is held by the opposition, they could simply impeach a first term president twice, without it being accepted by the Senate, and stop him running for a second term. I believe if he is impeached and ...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 36334

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Apparently this is the first Aus century partnership in a test since Perth 2018 :? They had one vs NZ in late 2019. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-world-test-championship-2019-2021-1195334/australia-vs-new-zealand-2nd-test-1183533/full-scorecard They must have been talking about 1st wicket...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/06/GettyImages-1230455089-1320x880.jpg Guy in blue is Jon Schaffer - who is a fairly famous rhythm guitarist/band leader of the metal band Iced Earth (and "super-group" Demons & Wizards ). While not full-on mainstream, Iced Earth are one of the mos...
by Demilich
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/06/GettyImages-1230455089-1320x880.jpg Guy in blue is Jon Schaffer - who is a fairly famous rhythm guitarist/band leader of the metal band Iced Earth (and "super-group" Demons & Wizards ). While not full-on mainstream, Iced Earth are one of the mos...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?
Replies: 47
Views: 1175

Re: Best place in the world to swim/kayak with dolphins?

Dolphins are the Gavin Henson's of the sea...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128595
Views: 5929375

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

That's one of the other downsides of Trump - he has allowed absolute pieces of shit like Pence to be viewed as "good guys", simply because they eventually reach a line they won't cross - despite enabling basically everything he has done. If Pence simply does his job today, he's likely to be viewed i...
by Demilich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37772
Views: 1123016

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I guess its up to various countries how they do it, maybe they reason the elderly don't mix much etc. God knows no one seems to know the right way to deal with this thing. Its all guesswork to a greater or lesser degree :| Surely you vaccinate according to the mortality rate? Isn't that medical doc...