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by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Scott Morrison and the Australian government won't allow foreign travellers into Australia in order to keep all Australians safe. Yet here is AC willing to risk the health of all Australians for the sake of a rugby game. Thank God AC isn't in charge of Australia. So many innocents would have to die...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Scott Morrison and the Australian government won't allow foreign travellers into Australia in order to keep all Australians safe. Yet here is AC willing to risk the health of all Australians for the sake of a rugby game. Thank God AC isn't in charge of Australia. So many innocents would have to die...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I knew SA's RWC 2019 win hurt NZ and Aus, but I had no idea it was this bad. Chin up lads, there's always the next one. Your team has hidden in fear since 2019 and yet you're trying to talk down to us? We have laws and our rugby players and admin are not above it, we all have to abide by it. Stop t...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

handyman wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:28 am I knew SA's RWC 2019 win hurt NZ and Aus, but I had no idea it was this bad.

Chin up lads, there's always the next one.
Your team has hidden in fear since 2019 and yet you're trying to talk down to us?
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Last year South Africa didn't bother turning up to the Rugby Championship. Although they demanded they still receive their share of the revenue. They made up some bullshit excuse about player welfare, but everyone knows he reason they didn't bother to participate is that they wouldn't have been abl...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Creating immensely bad blood? Since 2004 you and guy smiley and others have been shrieking about how you want to see the back of south africa and the south African teams. All you ever wanted was an exclusive trans Tasman competition. You never wanted South Africa part of the comp. And you talk abou...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Easy money. Smart. Easy money for sure. The SARU can sit around, do nothing and count the money earned from NZ and Australian players busting their guts. But long-term I don't think this is smart money. I think this is creating immensely bad blood. Unless South Africa is going to join the 6N you ne...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I guess an interesting hypothetical would be, if the Springboks hadn't won the RWC, would the SARU be as happy to sit around with their fingers in their arses? Winning the RWC might've been the worst thing to happen to SA rugby in a long time. If they hadn't won the last RWC it wouldn't make any di...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

UncleFB wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:19 am Ok, I'll change it to Pakeha, we're not zero sum with our ethnicity like you lot. ;)
So Maori call anyone with any white blood a pakeha? Interesting to know ;)
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

One positive is that the team definitely played better on Saturday than in the previous two matches, despite a bit of a make-shift feel in the forward pack. With Whitelock back, I would like to see Dunshea partner him in the engine room. Barrett remaining at blindside, or drop the captain? Don't di...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

One positive is that the team definitely played better on Saturday than in the previous two matches, despite a bit of a make-shift feel in the forward pack. With Whitelock back, I would like to see Dunshea partner him in the engine room. Barrett remaining at blindside, or drop the captain? Don't di...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27158
Views: 1045304

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I am a supporter of the ABC and I am starting to become a little concerned with their increasing activism as opposed to journalism. They have become so 'diverse' and driven by identity politics that they no longer are representative or relevant to 80+% of Australians. They appear to be beholden to ...
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27158
Views: 1045304

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

guy smiley wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:09 am Happy Birthday backscratchers :thumbup:
:D
by Ali's Choice
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27158
Views: 1045304

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:59 am Well said Farva.
+1
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 84
Views: 1524

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

Overseas arrivals still need to quarantine in NZ and Australia, which means that NH based Springboks won't be able to be involved. Therefore the entire tournament should be played in SA. Or Aus and NZ governments work out a way that 14 days of quarantine can be done at a training ground, so quarant...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

mrbrownstone wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:24 pm Mo'unga got a couple of early showers in the early rounds. That's as good as it gets with Burke and Cameron as backups.
I think we need to keep some perspective. It's only an 8 game round robin with two byes. It's a very short comp.
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

I wonder if, and hindsight is great, Robertson could have rotated his squad better through the earlier rounds? I don't have any figures as I'm a bit lazy, but hadn't they all played every game till this week? For a start, as well as Taylor, Whitelock, and Mounga were playing, could they have been '...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 308
Views: 9146

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Do we have a date yet for the first squad naming? Nope. As KG said, we still don't even have confirmed dates for tests. The All Blacks official website has no 2021 fixtures listed. I know there is uncertainty with the pandemic but I would have hoped NZR had fleshed out the details about the Italian...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 308
Views: 9146

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Totally agree about Frizzell, he is playing with real confidence. By the bt, I recall seeing Kaino play for the Babas at Twickenham, at 7, and jeez didn't he look for all the world like an excitement machine. You would never have guessed that for much of the next 10 years he would be the best 6 in ...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks
Replies: 69
Views: 3742

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

Just watching the Warriors playing that Dragons. RTS is going to be an absolute weapon in Rugby.
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 129
Views: 4231

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Loving all these white posters trying to gaslight African Americans :thumbup: If you're incapable of logically refuting the message then demonising the messenger because of their race is a cheap way to save face I guess. The irony of implying racism and attacking someone's opinion because their rac...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 129
Views: 4231

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Loving all these white posters trying to gaslight African Americans :thumbup:
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

What did people think of Brodie McAliser's performance? I was impressed, I think he was busy and accurate. He's a big body as well.
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

Good post. I think in each of the last three matches we were playing against a team that was hungrier than we were. We were up against desperate teams. I'm not sure how we get hungrier? The reality is that Robertson is trying to get his players 'up' for a 5-peat of tournament wins, and that's just ...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

So, what can we do to break out of a clear malaise? In any other season, our recent record would be two losses and a draw. That it isn't three losses is mostly down to luck and the coin flip nature of golden point. The good news is we're guaranteed a place in the final. The Highlanders can only get...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 1922
Views: 58393

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

I'm pretty sure that mightyreds is an Australian based poster. But for some reason he never posts on the Australian Politics threads. He only seems interested in American politics, and sharing far-right lunatic viewpoints.
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

This is a must-win match for both teams, and thus I think it will quite intense. Obviously Sam Whitelock and Codie Taylor will return to the starting XV. Hopefully Fainga'anuku's concussion isn't serious and he comes back into the team at centre. I also hope Tom Sanders is retained at 7. Not sure wh...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 40
Views: 659

Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

https://ssio.azurewebsites.net/x500,q75,jpeg/http://supersport-img.azureedge.net/2020/8/Aotearoa-trophy-200812-G1050.jpg WHEN: Sunday 25th April WHERE: Christchurch, NZ https://www.christchurchnz.com/media/c4jp2kfd/hero_christchurch_terrace_avon_river.jpg?width=1200&height=630&mode=crop VENUE: Oran...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Still gutted with the loss. I thought the Crusaders did enough to win that game, and it came down to a few key referee's decision that went against them. The Chiefs were fired up and played very well. This is a very close, even contest. Can't agree , at least 3 First half legit turnovers by Boshier...
by Ali's Choice
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 129
Views: 4231

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

When did fatcat assume this try-hard, far-right, lunatic tough guy persona?
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Still gutted with the loss. I thought the Crusaders did enough to win that game, and it came down to a few key referee's decision that went against them. The Chiefs were fired up and played very well. This is a very close, even contest. I don't mind the loss, myself... no team can win all the time ...
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Still gutted with the loss. I thought the Crusaders did enough to win that game, and it came down to a few key referee's decision that went against them. The Chiefs were fired up and played very well. This is a very close, even contest.
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

If I never see Sione Havili in a Crusaders jersey again it'll be too soon. All he did was drop a ball, completely ineffective. He's Billy Harmon 2.0. I actually thought our backrow played well tonight. I'd kill for Harmon right now. He's been serviceable for the Clan this season. I'll be honest, Sa...
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

I still question the Chiefs first referral. Is there not meant to be a time limit? The lineout was already set and Weber had seen the replay on the big screen. That's asking for trouble. Huge moment as it turned out, from a Crusaders lineout on the 22 to 3 points for the Chiefs down the other end. ...
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Lucky to win that with the brain fvck decisions the Chiefs were making at the end. Should have held onto the ball, that was heart attack material. Just waiting now for the Sader fans to do their usual moan about the ref. Your Kaumatua Enzedder is the biggest complainer about referees on this forum....
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Ruby Aotearoa - Team of the Week - Round 8
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Super Ruby Aotearoa - Team of the Week - Round 8

15. Will Jordan 14. Jonah Lowe 13. Anton Lienart-Brown 12. Alex Nankivell 11. Etene Nanai-Seturo 10. Mitch Hunt 9. Aaron Smith 8. Kazuki Himeno 7. Dalton Papalii 6. Shannon Frizell 5. Naitoa Ah Kuoi 4. Bryn Evans 3. Angus Ta'avao 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho 1. Aidan Ross Unlucky: Damien McKenzie, Brad We...
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Lucky to win that with the brain fvck decisions the Chiefs were making at the end. Should have held onto the ball, that was heart attack material. Just waiting now for the Sader fans to do their usual moan about the ref. Your Kaumatua Enzedder is the biggest complainer about referees on this forum.
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:59 am If I never see Sione Havili in a Crusaders jersey again it'll be too soon.

All he did was drop a ball, completely ineffective.
He's Billy Harmon 2.0.

I actually thought our backrow played well tonight.
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3324

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

Crusaders are fading badly. Looks like we've peaked too early this season. Injuries & poor form catching up to us fast. Think that's a preview of the final and if our breakdown and discipline continues to this poor standard, it'll be the same result. The game wasn't won and lost at the breakdown li...
by Ali's Choice
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27158
Views: 1045304

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ellafan wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:50 am Blah blah blah
Fixed.