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by Magpie26
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 593
Views: 13919

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Southampton - average number of days rainfall by month

J F M A M J J A S O N D
8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 7 9 9 8

so as many rainy days on average in summer as in winter - great place for a cricket match :(
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 39765
Views: 1204853

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Take your pick....... AstraZeneca has claimed victory in its legal case against the EU after a court in Brussels found that the bloc should not be given priority over other countries for jabs. The judge at the Brussels court ordered that AstraZeneca deliver 80 million doses of its vaccine by the en...
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

There’s 5 million plus on the NHS waiting lists. You can’t see a GP face to face. .... it’s shit. Not my experience but I get why your GP may be reluctant to see you On the hospital side, my mother has just received world class treatment on the NHS from a consultant at the JR, Oxford. Who followed ...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 940
Views: 19520

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Ngane Laumape wasn't a superstar league player but did well enough in Rugby. Didn't take long to shoot me down. I hadn't realised he'd come from league. :thumbup: Really a rugby, league, rugby journey. I can't recall a superstar league player that switched rugby and was pants. Benji Marshall x(
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 78
Views: 1988

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

The Gregory / Collins midfield combination has been one of the real strengths of the Highlanders team of late for me. Neither of them are 'flair' players but they have been mighty effective. Was a bit worried Gregory wasn't going to make it at SR level following some of his rather iffy performances ...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dalton Papali'i
Replies: 27
Views: 1220

Re: Dalton Papali'i

Whereas our back row beat the Boks ... again. Go figure - maybe it’s not completely a size thing. I do think PST is a very good player - I’d have him in the ABs like that. Yes it is a bit odd, we were able to tire them out and exploit their lack of movement again and yet England couldn't, while the...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dalton Papali'i
Replies: 27
Views: 1220

Re: Dalton Papali'i

Jacobson looks the goods (like an AB) when he’s winning turnovers. That gives him an edge over others - but he’s smaller than Frizzel who looks like he’ll be the AB 6 this year. The other things going for Jacobson are: - leadership - jack of all (covers the back row) Struggle to see him starting a ...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It was because the UK and EU got caught up in the AZ vaccine issue. Az have never honoured their commitments to the EU while giving more to the UK than they needed. We were lucky we had Pfizer I know what it was but it was clearly not a 'serious issue' at the Irish border, it was simply a stupid ov...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It was actually never triggered. They nearly did it . Fair enough but was it because of 'serious problems' at the Irish border due to vaccines being imported / exported......I don't think so. It was because the UK and EU got caught up in the AZ vaccine issue. Az have never honoured their commitment...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It was because the UK and EU got caught up in the AZ vaccine issue. Az have never honoured their commitments to the EU while giving more to the UK than they needed. We were lucky we had Pfizer I know what it was but it was clearly not a 'serious issue' at the Irish border, it was simply a stupid ov...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It was actually never triggered. They nearly did it . Fair enough but was it because of 'serious problems' at the Irish border due to vaccines being imported / exported......I don't think so. It was because the UK and EU got caught up in the AZ vaccine issue. Az have never honoured their commitment...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

You can only invoke article 16 if there are "serious problems". The shelves are full in Northern Ireland now. The only serious problems are that loyalists are not happy and that's political. They're no longer the majority. Or to diversion of trade. Lets not forget who triggered Article 16 not so lo...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

You're just making stuff up now. You can't unilaterally break a treaty. More honesty and less bluster message Article 16 says you can unilaterally take action if you think it's necessary. You can only invoke article 16 if there are "serious problems". The shelves are full in Northern Ireland now. T...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

A written agreement message. An international treaty. You like your PM haven't an honest bone in your body. The argument you used then when the EU were not behaving in good faith. This is also part of international negotiation and allows treaties to be nullified. Besides, the frogs still haven't si...
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 593
Views: 13919

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

I think Jeremy Coney's views were pretty spot on:

From an outsider's point of view it is very difficult to understand how you can surround yourself with so many coaches, helpers and so many staff and so many facilities and so much money and so many good contracts and perform like that.
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

By saying the UK should honour an agreement the UK made and signed? If we want to say the deal is a rancid piece of shit then blame those on our side who negotiated it, refused parliamentary review, signed it, and then claimed the win for 'getting Brexit done' By all means go back to the EU and say...
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How will Ngani Laumape be remembered?
Replies: 82
Views: 1904

Re: How will Ngani Laumape be remembered?

For me he was a massive part of the Canes for the last 5 years and I am certainly glad he was playing for us and not against us 8) As for international level, well I can appreciate why he only made a limited number of appearances, while his strengths were obvious honestly speaking his distribution a...
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English Joe
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: English Joe

C69 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:42 am
Magpie26 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:40 am
Trostan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:37 pm Wonders why New York isn't shut down for St George's Day parade
Celebrating a British saint is OK but a Turkish one is a step too far?
Welsh Saint tbh :thumbup:
Not sure its every been proven he was Welsh?
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Looking ahead to next season... The Highlanders
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Looking ahead to next season... The Highlanders

What the Highlanders could also do is cease with their ridiculous requirement for squad members to play their club rugby in Dunedin. Way to grow the game and standard across their catchment. :roll: Whilst I agree with your sentiment, how does this compare with the other franchises? I can't think of...
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English Joe
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: English Joe

Trostan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:37 pm Wonders why New York isn't shut down for St George's Day parade
Celebrating a British saint is OK but a Turkish one is a step too far?
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Reds.
Replies: 254
Views: 2847

Re: Hurricanes v Reds.

Just finished watching the replay and another rather disjointed display by the Canes :( Just not functioning as the team should. Roigard and Love are both new so maybe some excuse there. Love looked a bit more confident today which was good to see. Some very good performances from the Reds with McDe...
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Reds.
Replies: 254
Views: 2847

Re: Hurricanes v Reds.

Can anyone explain to me what was wrong with the call? To my eyes it couldn't have been more obviously knocked out. He didn't look like he was trying to ground it If he was trying to hit the ball out, the palm of his hand would have faced the sideline. His was facing down. If there had been a clear...
by Magpie26
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Chiefs Vs Rebels : MATCH THREAD
Replies: 93
Views: 1595

Re: TT Super Rugby: Chiefs Vs Rebels : MATCH THREAD

Enzedder wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:04 am AC - I'll make it easy for you. No Chiefs in the team of the week - their heart and mind isn't in it
??? Anton Lienert-Brown was excellent and probably the best centre of the round.
Trask continues to impress :thumbup:
by Magpie26
Fri May 28, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes V Force "Battle of the Wind"
Replies: 169
Views: 2560

Re: Hurricanes V Force "Battle of the Wind"

Good to see Kearney is enjoying his holiday.

Another game where he basically picked up an appearance fee.
by Magpie26
Fri May 28, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Thanks EU, but no thanks. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-reject-framework-agreement-deal-with-eu/46651454 While the right-wing People’s Party welcomed the government decision as a “victory for Swiss sovereignty and direct democracy”, most of the other main parties lamented the failure to reach ...
by Magpie26
Fri May 28, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Thanks EU, but no thanks. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-reject-framework-agreement-deal-with-eu/46651454 While the right-wing People’s Party welcomed the government decision as a “victory for Swiss sovereignty and direct democracy”, most of the other main parties lamented the failure to reach ...
by Magpie26
Thu May 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

by Magpie26
Fri May 21, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No thread on what is happening in Jerusalem?
Replies: 822
Views: 24061

Re: No thread on what is happening in Jerusalem?

sorCrer wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 4:22 pm
bimboman wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 3:50 pm Like it or not democracy is important.
So the +/- 2.5 million Palestinians get a say in how they are 'ruled' in the West Bank?
I'm not sure I can believe a Saffer is saying this :?
by Magpie26
Fri May 21, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 156
Views: 4272

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

So Argentina play all their matches away... SA play Argentina at home twice... and then NZ and Australia away twice... Big advantage to NZ and Australia this year The Kiwis and Crims are too scared to travel I heard they need to clock up 400,000 air-miles before they feel safe to travel long distan...
by Magpie26
Wed May 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: Re:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1LxcW-WEAAWr9y?format=png&name=small looks like a quick recovery :thumbup: Seriously? Is that genuine? It is, has recovered very quickly in value, though not in all sectors. That is a "balance of payments" graphic and nothing to do with export values. On its own it says...
by Magpie26
Thu May 13, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nzru turn down Springboks request for a warm-up test
Replies: 80
Views: 3124

Re: Nzru turn down Springboks request for a warm-up test

Enzedder wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 5:48 pm I have no doubt that we would play the Boks here in NZ - but for the same reason we cannot play the game in SA, they cannot play here.

I am not going to blame either Union - Covid sucks.
The game was supposedly going to be played in Dubai.
by Magpie26
Thu May 13, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canes sign Owen Franks
Replies: 61
Views: 2021

Re: Canes sign Owen Franks

He was rubbish up here, basically Dan Coles mobility without the scrummaging. Yes you've already mentioned that dual RWC winning 100+ test All Black Owen Franks wasn't very good. Are you desperate for everyone's attention? Not as much as you always are on most threads He was fairly shite at Saints ...
by Magpie26
Thu May 13, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26013
Views: 747843

Re: Re:

RodneyRegis wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:29 am
haunch wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 8:46 pm Image

looks like a quick recovery :thumbup:
Seriously? Is that genuine?
It is, has recovered very quickly in value, though not in all sectors.
by Magpie26
Thu May 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canes sign Owen Franks
Replies: 61
Views: 2021

Re: Canes sign Owen Franks

Adam Jones, Ayerza and Castrogiovanni were still rocking at 33. Franks is in their league, so depending on how the body is going, there's no reason why he couldn't contribute at the top level. It's not as if there is a standout candidate to keep him out of the team. He’s not in their league. Why no...
by Magpie26
Thu May 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canes sign Owen Franks
Replies: 61
Views: 2021

Re: Canes sign Owen Franks

I think it really depends on what shape he is in when he gets back. He didn't go to the RWC in 2019 mainly because his body wasn't up to it. He probably played as many games as any other Northampton prop in his first season but has hardly been sighted this season. Will he be a massive boost to mento...
by Magpie26
Sun May 09, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6609
Views: 516690

Re: The Wine Thread

frankster wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:11 pm A superb modern white Rioja: Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria 2019
Pretty good article, thanks :thumbup:

I seriously can't ever remember drinking a White Rioja :blush:
by Magpie26
Sun May 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa - Team of the Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 1173

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa - Team of the Tournament

Damien McKenzie is definitely on the comeback trail but I would go for Jordie, I think he was the best FB over the competition. Fakatava definitely has something special about him but injury cut him short to really stamp his mark as the best for me. Not sure if you are looking at one-off performance...
by Magpie26
Sun May 09, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere
Replies: 75
Views: 2632

Re: Post COVID work environment for those who haves productive tools that can be carried anywhere

Our management has been pretty clear that we will not be working the same way we were before. We already had quite flexible working conditions with employees being actively encouraged to work from home one day a week and in our department we already had hotdesking. That is only going to increase in ...