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by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific
Replies: 116
Views: 3058

Re: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific

Former All Blacks and Wallabies skills coach Mick Byrne will be in charge of the Fijian Drua for their Super Rugby Pacific campaigns in 2022-2023. Byrne was unveiled at a press conference held by the Fiji Rugby Union on Friday, and he has signed a two-year deal as foundation coach. More here: https...
by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby
Replies: 63
Views: 934

Re: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby

Greatest rivalry: the Boks and it feels so bloody good to beat them. Enjoy beating the most: Wallabies -- bossing the boys from over the ditch is a lot of fun. I probably would reverse that order, with the Wallabies being the team I most look forward to us playing. That's probably because when I wa...
by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Health Minister Foley giving a briefing now.

Apparently 85% of cases in the last 24 hours were aged below 50.
by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby
Replies: 63
Views: 934

Re: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby

For the All Blacks, their biggest rivalry is obviously with Australia and South Africa.
by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5195
Views: 136981

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

1043 new cases. 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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by Ali's Choice
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane. Fvcked.
Replies: 811
Views: 34409

Re: Brisbane. Fvcked.

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by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28792
Views: 1218104

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Acting Prime Minister Barnarby Joyce this morning talking about the rioters in Melbourne;

"I understand their frustrations. We all have frustrations."
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28792
Views: 1218104

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The Federal govt has botched vaccine deliveries in October, with a huge decline in available doses. Scott Morrison is the first person on TV when he secures sympathy stock from Poland or the UK, but as expected is nowhere to be seen when there is bad news to be delivered. https://www.theguardian.com...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28792
Views: 1218104

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

AC, you must be very happy that the first job creating, high technology, project coming out the new AUKUS treaty, negotiated by the LNP government, is a Boeing plant to build jet fighter drones at a new facility to be built at Toowoomba. :thumbup: :smug: It had nothing to do with AUKUS. The QLD Lab...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 1525
Views: 51912

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

iii) "Hard and early", as you claimed, hasn't worked. Except in QLD, where we have dealt with numerus Delta outbreaks by shutting down hard and early. We have a much larger population that Ireland and have suffered just seven COVID-19 deaths. You love to pick and choose data to suit your trolling. ...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 1525
Views: 51912

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

iii) "Hard and early", as you claimed, hasn't worked. Except in QLD, where we have dealt with numerus Delta outbreaks by shutting down hard and early. We have a much larger population that Ireland and have suffered just seven COVID-19 deaths. You love to pick and choose data to suit your trolling. ...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom
Replies: 1525
Views: 51912

Re: Australia - The Hermit Kingdom

iii) "Hard and early", as you claimed, hasn't worked. Except in QLD, where we have dealt with numerus Delta outbreaks by shutting down hard and early. We have a much larger population that Ireland and have suffered just seven COVID-19 deaths. You love to pick and choose data to suit your trolling.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

It's not fair to compare George Bridge's performance with the other outside backs given he's had far fewer playing minutes. And he was always going to start in the no.11 jersey this week, despite the protestations of a few North Island based know-it-alls.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

Sards wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:00 am So we can expect a proper spanking from the ABs
I would be very surprised if there was a big margin between the teams at fulltime. Whichever team wins, I think the result will be tight. I'm picking a 23-18 win to the AB's but wouldn't be at all surprised if the Springboks won by a similar margin.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

Pakia Pakia wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:44 am Scott Barretts a good player but in no way is he world class. There is a half a dozen better locks than him around the world minimum.
Not wanting to be argumentative or anything. but if he was the 7th ranked lock in the world wouldn't that still qualify him as being "world class"?
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: Wallabies vs Los Pumas: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 64
Views: 1252

Re: Rugby Championship: Wallabies vs Los Pumas: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

I'm looking forward to seeing Rob Leota up against Kremmer and Matera.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

UncleFB wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:40 am As long as he doesn't wear that headband, he'll lose his SWB status if he does that too often.

The previous king of the SWB's was Ralph right?
Caleb Ralph was too Maori to be a SWB.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Clogs, I'm pretty sure you posted a link to that same article two days ago. Why now have you copy and pasted it?
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane. Fvcked.
Replies: 811
Views: 34409

Re: Brisbane. Fvcked.

Ellafan wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:30 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:27 am Palaszczuk is in a bad mood at this morning's meeting, cracking the shits at stupid questions from journalists.
Bit like Gladys, eh?
Gladys didn't front the media today. Probably banging a corrupt pollie.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Slim 293 wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:07 am They've had to shut down the Town Hall vaccination hub due to the neo-nazi, anti-science, animal abusers... :thumbdown:
Clogs calls the anti-vaxx thugs "Freedom Fighters".
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

No particular complaints. I think it is a sensible team with a few minor tweaks to the "A" team picked against the Wobs to combat the Boks strengths (i.e. Jacobson over Papalii to add some extra size , and Bridge over Reece for his high-ball skills). If I were being picky, I'd have Vai'i and Ennor ...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

mrbrownstone wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 am On another note, can anyone remember a more "Safe White Boy" back three for the ABs than Bridge/Jordan/Jordie?

I'm sure there are a few, but none immediately spring to mind.
Careful, Ellafan will accuse you of being racist against white people with posts like this!
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

naki wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:46 am Probably as good of a team as we can field under the circumstances (though Reece deserves a start over Bridge, high ball insurance notwithstanding).
Reece is a right winger, George is a left winger. Although I think Reece is unlucky to miss out to Will Jordan as well. We are blessed with wingers.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept
Replies: 430
Views: 10393

Re: Rugby Championship: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

Decent team. I'm happy to see Jacobson at 8 and Blackadder at 19. These two players great bring work rate. Not surprised to see George Bridge at 11. His ability to diffuse the Springbok's high kicking game will be very valuable. With Ioane at 13 and Tupaea at 23, I'm guessing that Anton Lienart-Brow...
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Dan Andrews recounting how yesterday people who were vaccinating homeless people in the CBD were set upon and spat on by anti-vaxxer rioters. That's pretty shit.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 5195
Views: 136981

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

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by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 40
Views: 948

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

I watched Andrew Bolt's show last night. He spent a significant amount ridiculing climate change and making fun of people who believe in climate change.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane. Fvcked.
Replies: 811
Views: 34409

Re: Brisbane. Fvcked.

Palaszczuk is in a bad mood at this morning's meeting, cracking the shits at stupid questions from journalists.
by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

It's pleasing to see the The Daily Telegraph doing what it can to calm the situation down in Melbourne :thumbup:

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by Ali's Choice
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane. Fvcked.
Replies: 811
Views: 34409

Re: Brisbane. Fvcked.

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by Ali's Choice
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Very deft attempted goal post shift there, AC :thumbup: But it failed. Along with the strawmanning. I am very proud of the ex ADF member who went down to the Shrine, wearing his medals (and/or his grandad's medals), and addressed the protestors and asked them to go and protest somewhere else. None ...
by Ali's Choice
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Here is a question for you AC. Is the CFMEU pro mandatory vaccinations? No, I don't believe they are. Neither are the Federal Government. They aren't. So how do you think the members would react when told vaccines are mandatory for their industry? How should the react? They should get vaccinated of...
by Ali's Choice
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Oh we all know you are a massive supporter of the Victorian Police Force. No need to try and repeat the message. Well, our choice today was to support the Vic police, or a violent, angry mob of rioters that included proud neo Nazis and white supremacists. At this critical moment, you chose to post ...
by Ali's Choice
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Clogs wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:07 am Here is a question for you AC. Is the CFMEU pro mandatory vaccinations?
No, I don't believe they are. Neither are the Federal Government.
by Ali's Choice
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 5522
Views: 153969

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Keep peddling how these CFMEU members are domestic terrorists. They are scummy as you have declared and I agree. I mean who likes militant left wing unionists? They have and always will be thugs. Everyone involved in these riots is a domestic terrorist, regardless of their profession or affiliation...