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by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1187
Views: 34421

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

JPNZ wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:39 pm 139 off 53 overs. Come on boys, bring this one home!
138 with a wicket in hand will do it I believe....
(every run counts :) )

No 139 is needed - sorry.
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

5 years on and most peoples position seems to be pretty much the same https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/what-if-brexit-referendum-were-held-today-here-s-what-the-polls-say/ar-AALlrrS?ocid=entnewsntp Pretty much the same positions but giving an entirely different result and set of consequences.....
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League
Replies: 22
Views: 479

Re: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League

I like the drop-out. Far better than watching blokes spend 10 phases trying to burrow over from 2m whilst all the defenders are technically offside and all attacking players are closing off the ruck. Me too, there has been some really good try's scored from the drop-out. Far better than watching a ...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

5 years on and most peoples position seems to be pretty much the same

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/w ... entnewsntp
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kicking off in the Crimea?
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Kicking off in the Crimea?

by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July
Replies: 49
Views: 4151

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July

I still think Ardie's a way better 7 than 8. They have also done that thing where he plays 7 but packs down ay 8 for scrums to use his speed. For another day - I still can't understand why Cane doesn't play 6. He could be a white Jerry Collins (but never as good RIP) No he couldn't, he has nothing ...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm referring to the The Audiovisual Media Services Directive The key term is: 'extending the provisions on European works to on-demand services providers, which have to ensure that European works make up at least 30% of their catalogues' The uk no longer assists the likes of Netflix or any traditi...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm referring to the The Audiovisual Media Services Directive The key term is: 'extending the provisions on European works to on-demand services providers, which have to ensure that European works make up at least 30% of their catalogues' The uk no longer assists the likes of Netflix or any traditi...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland during WW2
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Ireland during WW2

Has rain stopped play again?
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 3774

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Top Pro Premiership XX has a nice ring to it.
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16764

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Option 1: Increase the number of Kiwi teams. Taranaki plus Auckland based Pacific team will dilute our talent enough to make the 5 Aussie teams more competitive. Option 2: Remove any restrictions on player nationality in the squads, but only for countries in the competition. And also allow national...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 3774

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Premier Premiership
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt
Replies: 58
Views: 4661

Re: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt

[ The dizzying heights of November 2018, when they looked like world beaters, were but a fleeting moment in time soon to be erased, like tears in rain. Time to die. Can’t argue with Schmidts results really, he didn’t have time to completely upskill them so they played like Saracens. Can't argue wit...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Really it just seems to have little to nothing to do with Brexit, we could have remained and gotten this update. What impact it has we don't know, apart from anything else who'd like to guess what the media markets will even look like in 10-20 years time However it turns out it appears the EU want ...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/21/eu-prepares-cut-amount-british-tv-film-shown-brexit This is exactly the type of issue I have with the EU. This has nothing to do with Brexit and yet they are making it so. There is someh...
by Magpie26
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/21/eu-prepares-cut-amount-british-tv-film-shown-brexit This is exactly the type of issue I have with the EU. This has nothing to do with Brexit and yet they are making it so. There is someh...
by Magpie26
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/21/eu-prepares-cut-amount-british-tv-film-shown-brexit This is exactly the type of issue I have with the EU. This has nothing to do with Brexit and yet they are making it so. There is someho...
by Magpie26
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 8535

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

Not a game for the neutrals but Blues eventually find a way to win it :thumbup:
by Magpie26
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 8535

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

Typical Blues, 27 opportunities, 1 taken :blush:
by Magpie26
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26111
Views: 767682

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I had a talk today with a young fella. He had long planned to go to London for post graduation stuff but now that the time is coming he opted for Amsterdam. He told me he is moving with a bunch of other fellas. Apparently Amsterdam is the new thing among students after Brexit; not only for Italians...
by Magpie26
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 8535

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

The Optimist wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:37 am Cop out!!!

Contact with the head.
Contact to the head but looked like secondary contact to the head so probably correct call.
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: 1187
Views: 34421

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: 40084
Views: 1221613

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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: 1014
Views: 29132

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: 435
Views: 8535

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: 1341

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: 1341

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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: 26111
Views: 767682

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...