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by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Sounds like a fair assessment :thumbup: Étant au centre de l'Europe, je comprends généralement la position de l'UE, mais j'aimerais qu'elle travaille davantage à des solutions pragmatiques qu'à des solutions "bureaucratiques". On est en train d'essayer de négocier avec une bande de dégénérés. Qu'es...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Which is being scrapped as per your initial whiny post. So to be clear, they want to change an agreement that the signatories are happy with just because they want to. However they don't want to change another agreement because they don't change agreements and things have to work within the agreeme...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Single market and as a consequence the borders are a EU matter. And yet there is an agreement in place without the EU. Which is being scrapped as per your initial whiny post. So to be clear, they want to change an agreement that the signatories are happy with just because they want to. However they...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It is their prerogative. Maybe they felt the outcome was not satisfactory. Ask them. So are EU borders an EU matter as you say or are they a national matter? I'm pretty sure individual countries can determine who they want to allow in via their borders. Single market and as a consequence the border...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

As you should not by now, agreements means fudge all when dealing with the UK and its current government. EU borders and single market is an EU matter anyway. Its the EU that wants to change things, not Spain, not UK, not Gibraltar, they all appear happy with the status quo. If EU borders are an EU...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Oohhh, mister anglo in not getting what he is expecting and thinks he deserves. It is quite remarkable that some people are still surprised that it is not easy to negotiate with a big entity like the EU. Even more so when you think that the UK was actually part of the block for such a long time. Oh...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The stupidity of the EU is simply breathtaking at times: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/uk-tells-eu-think-again-over-blocs-plan-gibraltar-talks-2021-07-20/ After reaching a very practical and acceptable agreement, which took quite some give and take by all parties involved, London, Madrid and...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The stupidity of the EU is simply breathtaking at times: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/uk-tells-eu-think-again-over-blocs-plan-gibraltar-talks-2021-07-20/ After reaching a very practical and acceptable agreement, which took quite some give and take by all parties involved, London, Madrid and...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26528
Views: 799991

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The stupidity of the EU is simply breathtaking at times: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/uk-tells-eu-think-again-over-blocs-plan-gibraltar-talks-2021-07-20/ After reaching a very practical and acceptable agreement, which took quite some give and take by all parties involved, London, Madrid and ...
by Magpie26
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pacific Islanders GooooOOOOOOOONE
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Pacific Islanders GooooOOOOOOOONE

I sort of get where she is coming from but its always challenging to distinguish between regional identity, ethnicity and nationality. E.g. there are an awful lot of Fijians who identify as Asian/Indian. If she is looking to eliminate these 'catch all' terms then i suppose she is also looking to el...
by Magpie26
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2422
Views: 37868

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Its a pity the Koroibete / Jelonch incident has somewhat overshadowed what to me was a fantastic and totally absorbing test series.
Thoroughly enjoyed all the games and there was some great rugby on display :thumbup:

Be very pleased if the SA / Lions games get close to these.
by Magpie26
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pacific Islanders GooooOOOOOOOONE
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Pacific Islanders GooooOOOOOOOONE

I sort of get where she is coming from but its always challenging to distinguish between regional identity, ethnicity and nationality. E.g. there are an awful lot of Fijians who identify as Asian/Indian. If she is looking to eliminate these 'catch all' terms then i suppose she is also looking to eli...
by Magpie26
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bunnings NPC 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Bunnings NPC 2021

Apparently Canterbury were the only team interested in Naholo. That's nuts. How hard will it be for fast Eddie to find a NPC team if no one is interested in a 30 year old 27 test All Black? Naholo has just come off a two year gig in England where he played four first team games due to a longstandin...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2422
Views: 37868

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

I appreciate we arent the All Blacks, but do you think World Rugby will issue an apology over the refs decision? Unlikely. We're still waiting for one after Poite's made up law in the third Lions test of 2017. Don't forget the imaginary last minute penalty game 2. :lol: That was pretty impressive.....
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 157
Views: 3393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

My attempt at a combined ANZAC XV; 15. Damien McKenzie 14. Will Jordan 13. Rieko Ioane 12. David Havili 11. Sevu Reece 10. Richie Mo'unga 9. Tate McDermott 8. Isi Naisarani 7. Michael Hooper 6. Rob Valetini 5. Sam Whitelock 4. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 3. Taniela Tupou 2. Dane Coles 1. James Slipper Not...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.
Replies: 47
Views: 1078

Re: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.

:lol: Bollocks. Slow down the clip a bit and watch Couilloud lift his right arm well before contact with McDermott. Is this slow enough? https://64.media.tumblr.com/a94e76e0cdc58969ad3d51b06bae1bcd/642f7259d7fab9c3-be/s540x810/648d01d7f30c34bcc7f5c211c30173748381c2f1.jpg Try going back a few frames...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders looking at recruiting speedster Osei-Nketia
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Crusaders looking at recruiting speedster Osei-Nketia

Wonder why he is not in the 7s setup?

Probably needs some serious work on core skills I suppose.
by Magpie26
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 157
Views: 3393

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

GS - you old smoothie, given them a rub on their bellies and lick of the ear before having your dirty way with them. At no point is there nothing much between the teams. Possibly the only players that would be selected for the ABs would be: - Hooper - MK The Aussies would pick - Cody Or Dane - Sam ...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Most pleasing for me tonight was the defense, restricting Fiji to only one try was very impressive, very few teams only give away one try to Fiji. Intercept aside they didn't really have any other chances either. Breakdown was a massive improvement, helped by some improved reffing in this area and S...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

McKenzie should have been penalised. Clear as day. You cannot put your hands on the ground - his execution wasn't perfect - the commentators are clueless. That's the shit that refs need to better at. Right in front of him and he farks up a huge opportunity. Except it wasn't DMac who won the penalty.
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Boy that was some chase down by DMac 8)
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Magpie26 wrote: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:03 am Too easy Fiji.... :blush:
And too easy the other way :blush: :blush: :blush:
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

I'm not watching anyone else but Akira Ioane tonight. Both in attack and defense, when he has the ball and when he's leaning lazily against the ruck trying to catch his breath. I'll report back to the forum how he has played post-match. I used to do that with Reuben Thorne on TJs insistence back in...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Savea and Ioane making a big difference in forwards for me, starting to make meters with their carries.
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Six Pillars... World Rugby's plan
Replies: 42
Views: 1484

Re: The Six Pillars... World Rugby's plan

Issue for me with scrums is that there are too many 'restart' attempts. If we consider all the restarts in the game which I think are: kick to start / restart the game, 22 drop out, lineout and scrum, of these its really only scrums which if you stuff it up you go through it again (yes occasionally ...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gats vs Rassie spite thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1866

Re: Gats vs Rassie spite thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:56 pm Rassie 2 - 1 Gats

https://twitter.com/rassierugby/status/ ... 74214?s=21
Why am I not surprised by who is making the tackle :roll:
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Improved Lions Ratings v South Africa A
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: Jeff's All New and Improved Lions Ratings v South Africa A

Only watched the game once and haven't had a decent chance to review but a bit surprised by these: 7. Tom Curry – Lions MOTM, and a giant amongst men. Even he found it hard going in the opening exchanges, but from then on he was the only Lion who was able to consistently physically impose himself on...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12341

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

Someone up there said Reiko was too much attack and not enough defence. I think it’s the other way round. He was one of the Blues defensive leaders this year. He’s very strong on defence. It’s attack where he has a few work-ons - especially passing. However, he’s been ok if not spectacular in that ...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2422
Views: 37868

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Well that was a very enjoyable game to watch :thumbup: Very well done France, clearly not the full team but there is a lot of talent coming through without doubt. Structure and defensive organization generally very good - the Edwards factor is definitely showing up. For Oz, also a step up. Korobiete...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

My expert opinion having read none of the thread, got bored shitless about 18s into last weeks match, watched zero super and watching from a pub food table my Mrs kindly clashed for me tonight: -welcome back Brodie -no substitute for experience...-and mongrel helps. -Shot Coles. -Beaudy (to 22). Co...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Really obvious the ABs don't play the rucks anything like it's done up north. Supporting Fiji players don't exactly go off their feet but they do just lie on top of their own tackled players and bind to them which is virtually impossible to move. If it's considered legal, odd that we don't seem to ...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Much better performance from Fiji than I anticipated considering the trials they have had getting a team together :thumbup:
They still have some class players in their team for sure but what the hell has easy rugby done to NN....he is a shadow of the player he once was :(
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Most disappointing part for me was the loose forwards - it just was not a combination that worked. Frizzell was poor and almost anonymous, Blackadder was industrious but slow to the breakdown, don't think he won a single turnover all night. Sotutu was athletic but couldn't impose himself and clearly...
by Magpie26
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Couch wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:43 am Colesy 20
Fiji 23
:lol:
That is incredible by a forward.
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's coming home TODAY !!!
Replies: 715
Views: 19141

Re: It's coming home on Sunday 11th July

Different track but isn't it really time England got a national anthem? I know GSTQ is widely used, but not exclusively, for English sports, wouldn't it be better that all England sports uses the same anthem? All English sports do use the same anthem. Indeed there used to be a single anthem for the...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 10 Years Ago Today - QLD Reds Win the Whole Damn Thing
Replies: 50
Views: 1100

Re: 10 Years Ago Today - QLD Reds Win the Whole Damn Thing

It was a bridge too far for the Crusaders, but I was still immensely proud of them and their performance that season. Amazing performance, best team on the Planet that year. Yeah...... I think that earthquake was a big factor. The Reds had everything going for them and only snuck home. The closest ...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's coming home TODAY !!!
Replies: 715
Views: 19141

Re: It's coming home on Sunday 11th July

Different track but isn't it really time England got a national anthem?

I know GSTQ is widely used, but not exclusively, for English sports, wouldn't it be better that all England sports uses the same anthem?
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12715

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

It's weird to think that after this match, Ethan Blackadder will have started a test match for the AB's at no.7, and Lachlan Boshier isn't even in the squad and is headed offshore. Boshier is an infinitely better openside flanker than Blackadder, but there you go. Its what many of us have suspected...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's coming home TODAY !!!
Replies: 715
Views: 19141

Re: It's coming home on Sunday 11th July

Seems its in the bag.

'It was Boris wot won it'

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/i ... entnewsntp