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by Magpie26
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26672
Views: 806271

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Zico wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:49 pm Is Brexit done yet?

Or does it need to be renegotiated?

Asking for a Continent.
Which continent?
by Magpie26
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gats vs Rassie spite thread
Replies: 444
Views: 14718

Re: Gats vs Rassie spite thread

Embarrassing from Rassie. I always worry for South Africa when they have a properly Afrikaner coaching team. The Afrikaners are simply too insular, parochial and clueless when it comes to PR and media engagement. Rassie's accent says it all - extremely guttural and makes him sound like a thick hill...
by Magpie26
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ZZ Top goooooooooooone…
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: ZZ Top goooooooooooone…

Big fan since buying Fandango in my teens, next picked up Tres Hombres and was hooked. First saw them on the Eliminator tour. RIP. Dusty. Pretty much the same for me. First time I saw them live was Afterburner tour which was fantastic. Last time I saw them live was 2003 at Montreaux. Not at their g...
by Magpie26
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gats vs Rassie spite thread
Replies: 444
Views: 14718

Re: Gats vs Rassie spite thread

Are we supposed to pretend as if referees from countries that still have the union jack on their flag will be neutral when refereeing between the BRITISH Lions and South Africa, their biggest rugby rivals? Jaco Johan on Twitter has pointed out a few huge calls that were missed by Nic Berry. I assum...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July
Replies: 74
Views: 3174

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July

mdaclarke wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:39 pm Good Bok team.

Real shame that no Snyman and Vermeulen. Maybe the 3rd test.
Will be a lot of pressure on them, first game back, to avoid the whitewash.
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July
Replies: 74
Views: 3174

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July

When you look at this backline 15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 63 caps, 60 pts (12t) 14 – Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse) – 15 caps, 40 pts (8t) 13 – Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) – 16 caps, 15 pts (3t) 12 – Damian de Allende (Munster) – 48 caps, 30 pts (6t) 11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 15...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Southern hemisphere coaches
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Southern hemisphere coaches

towny wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:52 am Does the NH even have coaches?
Well there is Sir Clive.....
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4290
Views: 190612

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Itoje makes 8 tackles and 5 carries, and the bored allow the media narrative to spin themselves into a frothy wankfest. AWJ leads the team to victory, makes 10 tackles and 5 carries, merely 4 weeks after a dislocated shoulder, and you've got folks saying he was anonymous and should be dropped. You ...
by Magpie26
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 87
Views: 3513

Re: Current best player in the world

Rather surprised by the lack of support for Radradra.

Ok we don't get to see a lot of him at international level but if there is one player in the list who is a clear head above the pack in their position then it must be him.
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 87
Views: 3513

Re: Current best player in the world

Feel free to troll the Crusaders, but I stand fully by my comment that for the Crusaders, there isn't a player that I would trade for Richie Mo'unga I have no issue with that. Indeed, it's just the extrapolation that the best or most valuable player in a domestic comp to a particular club gets equa...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4290
Views: 190612

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Savage banter... Aw come on. :lol: Maybe it's because he's always been compared to the likes of O'Connell, Retallick, Toner etc? Granted he spent 5 years perfecting the art of accidentally falling on the wrong side at the tackle and gurning, and he's had to reinvent himself. But I don't understand ...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4290
Views: 190612

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

I don't think Willie's point was that covid doesn't affect people, just that having covid doesn't mean you're automatically sick and have something to recover from. Do we know if Kollisi was symptomatic? One thing we have learnt from the Saffers is that players being unwell is no excuse for losing ...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 87
Views: 3513

Re: Current best player in the world

Haven't been able to keep up with the game much lately...is Richie Mo'unga seriously in the running? He's tied for second as it stands. Clearly I've missed something. The Cantabs were the original swarm before the Irish took their title. Mo wouldn't even be close to being the best player in the ABs...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Clapping the opposition

It would be fascinating to see a national breakdown for these results... I suspect England , Scotland and Ireland - clap both teams. France - clap neither team. Wales/SA/NZ - clap your own kid's team and trip up the opposition kids every time they get within range. I suspect they would have to put ...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25487

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

https://twitter.com/i/status/1419377262512771081 Really disappointing day out for the Refs.. The one that stands out for me, which many commentators seem to have ignored, is the Maro tryline turnover. If you watch that back, a couple of seconds before the turnover sees the SA #5 running in and flop...
by Magpie26
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25487

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

https://twitter.com/i/status/1419377262512771081 Really disappointing day out for the Refs.. The one that stands out for me, which many commentators seem to have ignored, is the Maro tryline turnover. If you watch that back, a couple of seconds before the turnover sees the SA #5 running in and flop...
by Magpie26
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 26672
Views: 806271

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: 44
Views: 1906

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: 2444
Views: 38989

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: 44
Views: 1906

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: 23
Views: 677

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: 2444
Views: 38989

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: 325
Views: 8216

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: 1096

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: 722

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: 325
Views: 8216

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: 12442

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: 12442

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: 12442

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: 12442

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: 12442

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...