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by sunnybanana
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 3221

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

I was speaking to a pom a few weeks ago who found it hilarious that I considered Shaun Pollock a better all-rounder than Flintoff. f**king bizarre. I had to resort to pulling out their respective stats to shut him up.
by sunnybanana
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 3221

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

JB1981 wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:30 am In his sixth test Jamieson now has as many five wicket bags as Flintoff achieved in his whole career.
Flintoff has his moments but was a ridiculously overrated player. English media x(
by sunnybanana
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 3221

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

Looks a promising bowler but has a first class batting average of 20 :?
Far more likely to go on to become a frontline bowler who can bat a bit. Stuart Broad-like in a best-case scenario.
by sunnybanana
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR's Team of 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1099

Re: PR's Team of 2020

What this is showing is probably English rugby thinking in any given year. In most of those years it is checked in November when the Southern Hemisphere sides venture up North to deliver some reality. Imagine the angst and tantrums that would result out of this being left unchecked all the way to t...
by sunnybanana
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 158
Views: 6056

Re: Anybody into Crypto

massive_field_goal wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:57 pm
sewa wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:23 pm Bitcoin gone through the roof, 28300 Usd. No sign of slowing down. ETH meanwhile doing sweet FA, unfortunately that's where more of my money is
yep totally organic :roll:

the game is nearly up
:lol:

The bitter butt hurt of people who’ve been saying this for the past 5 years.
by sunnybanana
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441989
Views: 16601636

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

https://twitter.com/jp_petrie/status/1342845625201811457?s=21 Strong stuff from Petrie Some of the comments :lol: Outrageous sense of entitlement. He only joined Ulster for money in the first instance and showed the necessary loyalty when he turned down more lucrative opportunities 2 years ago. He’...
by sunnybanana
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441989
Views: 16601636

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

https://twitter.com/jp_petrie/status/1342845625201811457?s=21 Strong stuff from Petrie Some of the comments :lol: Outrageous sense of entitlement. He only joined Ulster for money in the first instance and showed the necessary loyalty when he turned down more lucrative opportunities 2 years ago. He’...
by sunnybanana
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3887

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

https://extra.ie/2020/11/19/sport/rugby/irelands-reliance-on-project-players-is-an-insult-to-irish-rugby https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/i-heard-someone-calling-them-the-united-nations-eddie-jones-has-dig-at-ireland-over-residency-rule-39768108.html At what point does Int...
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter
Replies: 52
Views: 1635

Re: Russell Better than Wilkinson and Carter

DC was the best tackler of the lot. Most consistent, most dominant physically. He often led the defence for the ABs in a period when the 10/12 channel was the main path for the offense. Statistically he achieved some outrageous things. Such as going 2 years without having a try scored against them ...
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 115
Views: 2810

Re: Your favourite player.

rett wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:04 am
rett wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:59 pm
Monk Zombie wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:27 pm
rett wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:00 am I smoked a joint with a future Bok (not naming him),
a prop?
No. Loose forward.
Whoops! Seems he didn’t become a Bok after all. Confused him with another player. :blush:
Wickus van Heerden... uncle of Bok flanker Wikus van Heerden.
by sunnybanana
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 115
Views: 2810

Re: Your favourite player.

Koos Van der Merwe He played in three WCs for Canada and scored great tries, the blonde winger in the link below: https://youtu.be/xAdk8V-PUCk some more tries below: https://youtu.be/V2Pyc7bD0kk :? Koos? Unless you have a personal connection (which would explain an otherwise odd choice) and that’s ...
by sunnybanana
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

Allowing Springboks to play overseas has worked well for South Africa. All key players have arrangements in place with their clubs, allowing them to be released for Bok duty under normal circumstances. Clearly we’re in a highly extra-ordinary situation at the moment and it’s no surprise that clubs a...
by sunnybanana
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

In a surprising twist, the Saffa supporters take to playing the man, not the ball. Bye lads. Don’t let the door hit your considerable arses on the way out. :lol: :lol: Really, so it’s ok to give it out hmm, Aussie much oh fvck off mate you pulled out at the last moment and left us in the shit don't...
by sunnybanana
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

An educator? Genuinely concerning if true :uhoh:
by sunnybanana
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

How could any Saffa even try to pretend their union did the right thing? You made an agreement then realised you will get smashed and went running :yawn: They didn’t make an agreement. There was never an obligation for them to take part. Andy Marinos, over a month ago: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/...
by sunnybanana
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

How could any Saffa even try to pretend their union did the right thing? You made an agreement then realised you will get smashed and went running :yawn: They didn’t make an agreement. There was never an obligation for them to take part. Andy Marinos, over a month ago: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/...
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

It's a fitting act for a rugby organisation whose most celebrated tournament is called Craven Week. They've proven they can be craven for a whole year. Serious question, Zakar. Which RWC final Boks can make it? Irrelevant question. Only 2/15 of our starters from the last rwc started versus the ABs....
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

Good decision if true. There’d have been no complaining if SARU had refused to compete from the get go. Instead they left the door open without ever committing (in contrast to the narrative which has formed on this thread) and have obviously tried to make it work. Ultimately the players very clearly...
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

MungoMan wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:48 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:50 pm SARU can at least send our refs to Australia for the tournament.
Trying to off-load them now because you know they won't be welcome in the NH? Sorry, that idea won't (ahem) fly ...
You clearly aren’t familiar with the standard of reffing in the Pro 14. It’s horrific.
by sunnybanana
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

So our participation here is merely to save Aussie and Kiwi rugby from financial ruin - nevermind that our players are only just starting to play competitive fixtures. I expect we owe these unions a debt - like a thank you for supporting our last World Cup hosting bid or something. You make a fair ...
by sunnybanana
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

Lots of assumption and speculation at the moment. If anything, the delay suggests to me that they are doing what they can to make it happen. Finances and team preparation aside, that would obviously involve negotiations with multiple European clubs as well as dealing with the logistics associated wi...
by sunnybanana
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has mental illness become too trendy?
Replies: 108
Views: 2641

Re: Has mental illness become too trendy?

And yet a man thinking he’s a woman is apparently not a mental illness/disorder.
by sunnybanana
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 am
sunnybanana wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am
grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
No they haven't.
:?

https://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.as ... &USER_ID_=
by sunnybanana
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

grievous wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:46 am After tickets go out on sale.Pretty fvcking poor effort SA.
No, the ticket sale has been postponed.
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 9527

Re: Saffas withdraw from RC

Unfortunate but probably the right call (if true).
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to one another - there really wasn’t a ‘best side’ last year If you had enough actually beaten nz then you might have a point - you didn’t in 2019 It’s not all about you champ. Results against others count too. That Perth match i...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 740
Views: 19056

Re: SA rugby return to play

After Round1 How's this for an unofficial Ranking:? 1. Stormers on Superfan day win over Lions and 8 WC Winners 2. Lions unlucky against Sharks, decision making 3. Cheetahs 4.. Griquas unlucky against Bulls away game but they'e a team 5. Bulls 6. Sharks 7. Pumas battled against Cheetahs but a bette...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best. Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion. The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to ...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

That last penalty kicked for NZ was a result of a scrum push by NZ in which the Wobs scrum went backwards and disintegrated. Exact same thing happened the previous scrum for Aust but the ref shouted he can't give a penalty because the Wallabies can play the ball. Crooked ref Crooked Aussie ref Gard...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

lol: I know it's a weird concept for you guys to understand but you actually have to beat a side to say you are better We beat the boks and smashed Wales (who you just scraped past)..and you should know by now that world rankings post world cup are doubled and are generally not to be taken too seri...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best. Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion. The narrative is pretty clear this time - all of the top 3 sides lost to ...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 am I just don’t subscribe to short knock out comps producing the best.
Always seems to be the narrative when the ABs don’t win the RWC. Regardless, all results over the previous 12 months would point towards the same conclusion.
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

:? Based on what Oom? Their last performance...? He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit. I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display. That’s rugby though. Every game is different. That’s why we look to history o...
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Big Nipper wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 am
mr bungle wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:14 am
sunnybanana wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.
:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
He means you’re well ahead, which is also bullshit.
I suspect we would have been drilled by 20 + by either of these teams today
You’re an idiot. Nothing special on display.
by sunnybanana
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 8134

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

OomStruisbaai wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:01 am Springbokke is far from this level.
:?

Based on what Oom? Their last performance...?
by sunnybanana
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger

blackblackblack wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:30 am You were invited in 1987 and chose not to take up the invitation.
They declined only after the Aus and NZ governments confirmed that the Bok players’ visas wouldn’t be approved. Not exactly a choice.
by sunnybanana
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final
Replies: 47
Views: 1905

Re: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final

It’s would have been much more of a hurdle for the Boks as the AB’s bet then in pool play with a degree of comfort . It may well have been a more difficult prospect but there was nothing comfortable about the ABs‘ win in the pool stages. 3 soft minutes from the Boks was the difference. It could ver...
by sunnybanana
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final
Replies: 47
Views: 1905

Re: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final

It’s would have been much more of a hurdle for the Boks as the AB’s bet then in pool play with a degree of comfort . It may well have been a more difficult prospect but there was nothing comfortable about the ABs‘ win in the pool stages. 3 soft minutes from the Boks was the difference. It could ver...
by sunnybanana
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final
Replies: 47
Views: 1905

Re: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final

It’s would have been much more of a hurdle for the Boks as the AB’s bet then in pool play with a degree of comfort . It may well have been a more difficult prospect but there was nothing comfortable about the ABs‘ win in the pool stages. 3 soft minutes from the Boks was the difference. It could ver...