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by kiap
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 39
Views: 728

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

For mine this is Foster's test. He's had a look at what he's got, he's seen the opposition, he's had two weeks to prepare, the players have had plenty of time in camp and on the field together - the ABs should be humming for this game. I'll be joining the trolls and the nay-sayers with anything les...
by kiap
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is rugby a game for all sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 988

Re: Is rugby a game for all sizes?

For pro players, there are ranges Front row - 5'8 to 6'4 / 105kgs to 140ish Second row - 6'4 to 6'11 / 110kgs to 140ish 6/8 - 6'2 to 6'6 /105 to 125 (although some teams will play a second 7) 7 - 5'9 to 6'4 / 95 to 110 9 - 5'6 to 6'2 / 75 to 90 10 - 5'8 to 6'2 / 75 to 100 Wings - 5'7 to 6'6 / 80 to...
by kiap
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is rugby a game for all sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 988

Re: Is rugby a game for all sizes?

For pro players, there are ranges Front row - 5'8 to 6'4 / 105kgs to 140ish Second row - 6'4 to 6'11 / 110kgs to 140ish 6/8 - 6'2 to 6'6 /105 to 125 (although some teams will play a second 7) 7 - 5'9 to 6'4 / 95 to 110 9 - 5'6 to 6'2 / 75 to 90 10 - 5'8 to 6'2 / 75 to 100 Wings - 5'7 to 6'6 / 80 to...
by kiap
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is rugby a game for all sizes?
Replies: 34
Views: 988

Re: Is rugby a game for all sizes?

Of course it's still a game for all sizes, as long as you're at least 1.80m tall and weigh over 95kg Possibly "or" rather than "and" ... nuggets under 1.80 can be found nearly everywhere except 4/5/6 (+8 at top level) , e.g. Tupou (130kg+) or even Hooper (around a buck even). In fairness, light-ish...
by kiap
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France
Replies: 13
Views: 649

Re: Top 4 now South Africa, England, New Zealand and France

kiwigreg369 wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:58 pm Does Arg get a jump for drawing at all?
Some points, yes.
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 751
Views: 17808

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

But I have short-medium term immunity and so’s my family, so there’s that. Glad your mob is likely ok. The no mask, no gloves worn by hospital staff seems f"ckd up. I remember getting ordered around drill sergeant style by staff in full gowns, face shield, gloves when lining up for a test back in A...
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 153
Views: 3980

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

F-ck off there mate. I've played this game in three different countries and multiple levels and every position on the park except tighthead, scrumhalf and hooker. I could probably teach Sam Cane a thing or two let alone you jokers. Sam if you want some tips, PM me. Look, we talkin' ain't park footy...
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3410

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

Same accusations that have been kicking around Australia for years. It's bullshit. Send young men to war and then bitch and moan when they do things that people do when you send them to war. Yeah, there is that aspect to it. Would have been in previous recent wars also but now it's different times....
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 4852

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Hannigan is the 6 And the lock cover?? or are we all going to have to prostrate ourselves to the almighty prediction abilities of Mog :uhoh: :lol: Mog and Secret Agent Rennie are laughing at us ... :uhoh: x( Need BIG games from Ned, Valetini & Wright. Time to earn that fu c ken tracksuit, boys.
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3410

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

Same accusations that have been kicking around Australia for years. It's bullshit. Send young men to war and then bitch and moan when they do things that people do when you send them to war. Yeah, there is that aspect to it. Would have been in previous recent wars also but now it's different times.
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3410

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

Farva wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:13 am Interestingly it includes the guy who got the VC and is best mates with a few federal politicians, Ben Roberts-Smith.
Very prominent family. Father is a former Supreme Court Justice.
by kiap
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks. Just a slump? Or...
Replies: 84
Views: 2776

Re: All Blacks. Just a slump? Or...

Why would someone from the Home Kyneties be reading the Irish Times? :lol: :o To be sure?
by kiap
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet: Yes or No
Replies: 44
Views: 929

Re: Internet: Yes or No

EverReady wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:19 pm not as important as my waning abilities at pub quizzes but it also counts.
Look, the solution there is internet at your fingertips during the pub quiz.

You need MOAR interwebs, not less. :nod:
by kiap
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 153
Views: 3980

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

"We've got some amazing fans but we've also got some pretty brutal ones," he said. "With that you've just got to remind yourself 'hey, they may like to think they know a lot about the game of rugby, in reality they don't really' . They may know the game from what they see in the 80 minutes, but the...
by kiap
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4508

Re: Why British food is terrible

Heymans wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:40 pm Without trolling, I genuinely think this article is on the money.
Those squiggly moving lines all over the article are fucking terrible.

TL;DR
by kiap
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 751
Views: 17808

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

MungoMan wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:23 am
towny wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:06 am Thanks for the niceness plums. 👍
Just make sure you wipe before you type, Typhoid Towny
Word. Rest up plum, and make sure the disinfectant is external use only. We Biden now.
by kiap
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bulldog Memorial Cup: 2020 Masters
Replies: 96
Views: 1576

Re: Bulldog Memorial Cup: 2020 Masters

Thanks Earl.

Well picked by TheBouncer.
by kiap
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost
Replies: 2767
Views: 56353

Re: Melbourne. UnFvcked. Almost

Clogs wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:24 am I want Melbourne to go into a reverse lockdown. Do not allow anyone from other states in. They are all unclean. Who do I write to?
Dan is your man
by kiap
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?
Replies: 44
Views: 979

Re: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?

There should be a team Anon quota.

One login, Vashily. One login only, please.
by kiap
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 4852

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

:thumbup: Top OP as always.

Looking forward to this game. Going to be tough with the Pumas on song!
by kiap
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greg Growden baaaacckkk at the Hurled
Replies: 56
Views: 3153

Re: Greg Growden baaaacckkk at the Hurled

Sad to hear. I know he wasn’t greatly respected by Aussie posters on here, but he popped up a lot on our screens on shows like ReUnion. He always seems good for a laugh and was close to his NZ contemporaries. Yeah, he was always good value on Reunion. Always seemed well balanced so was unsurprised ...
by kiap
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greg Growden baaaacckkk at the Hurled
Replies: 56
Views: 3153

Re: Greg Growden baaaacckkk at the Hurled

Sad to hear. I know he wasn’t greatly respected by Aussie posters on here, but he popped up a lot on our screens on shows like ReUnion. He always seems good for a laugh and was close to his NZ contemporaries. Growfat was from Adelaide and started out as a decent enough rugby writer back in the day....
by kiap
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia
Replies: 1268
Views: 48768

Re: Welcome to Hell ... eastern Australia

and give climate change deniers a glimmer of something to cling to in their stubborness That’s already in full swing :lol: There’s a Facebook page called Nuffies in Australian Politics. Oh my word :shock: :o What are 'nuffies'? A term invented by the intellectually elite so they can laugh and make ...
by kiap
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2363
Views: 37379

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:56 pm I thought you were Irish all this time. Some ex pat lurking on the Australia thread.
SFBB has been here long enough. He's oz now. :)
by kiap
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6596

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:04 am The stadium looked great, where is it?

Clearly not in NZ.
In West Syd, Parramatta. Fairly new, steep seating.

Good for spectators :!:
by kiap
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6596

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Luciano wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:01 am Thank you guys, I have waited for this moment since I am 8!!!!
Very staunch supporting :thumbup:

Feels good, man 8)
by kiap
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2970

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

I was actually comparing the delivery of Stan to the delivery of Netflix. Netflix is like a simple to use app on your phone. Stan reminds me of play by email strategy gaming in the early 1990s, when the save filed was delivered as a code string in an email, and I had to run the text through an 8-bi...
by kiap
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

kiwigreg369 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:05 pm That’s very kind of you Towny.
I’m here to hear more, especially about RA and their PE deals...
You mean NZR's imminent PE deals, right? ... Tell us what's up with that?

RA ain't lined one up.
by kiap
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

There is another aspect to this - having completely axed Fox Channel this week and subscribed to Netflix & Stan (for 1/3 of the monthly cost), my understanding is the NZ comp is wedded to Sky/Newscorp for 5 years, and without a further subscription to Kayo, I won't be watching any NZ games. Nah. Ne...
by kiap
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2970

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

- i don't get the reduction of 40% to Wallaby budget if the tv budget went from $24m pa to $20m pa. Something else is being referenced here. If the Wallabies are taking a 40% then fcuk - that's bad. The article says it dropped by $20m pa to $24m pa... Yep. And the article is also wrong. True, the N...
by kiap
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Kiap - on the WP i'm sure they will / but it's probably at the expense of another team. . i don't think there are enough good players sufficiently spread The problem is players are TOO sufficently spread, - i.e. overseas, and increasingly so. If Aus/NZ don't have that financially strong domestic pr...
by kiap
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Leaguies might whine in the comments sections about 'boring' yawnion, but deep down inside, Aussies just want to watch us winning things. That's why we need to maintain a domestic pre-cursor competition. There's no way Ch 9 are going to approve an old-style Soup format. They want domestic match-ups...
by kiap
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

i'm here or there on the 'finals' for SuperAU or SuperA - more that only the best from either should (IMO) go into a 'finals'. Nah, a 'domestic' final is gold on multiple levels. On the numbers 6 in both is best - agree - 3 games. I think Pacific team is more appealing than Fiji - Fiji already has ...
by kiap
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Opposite sex friendships
Replies: 143
Views: 5245

Re: Opposite sex friendships

Thomas wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:21 am I've had a work wife before but she essentially looked like Al Baxter in drag so my wife didn't have any concerns. Plus she was a card carrying rug-muncher who shagged more women than anyone I know.
Al Baxter was a bit of a leading-man type of guy. Understandable she was pulling so many burds...
by kiap
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2970

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

:lol: :thumbup:
by kiap
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38378

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

I personally like the 'only the best' teams make it - to a wider comp and any finals... SR-Au has something going for it - a domestic winner and a format controlled by Fort Fumble. ;) However I can see the push for an eventual 6th side enabling 3 weekend slots in oz time zones (with SR-Ao also in v...
by kiap
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2970

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

It’s worth pointing out that Nine also own the national ‘broadsheet’ newspaper SMH and Age and Something-in-Brisbane, as well as a main news website, which means we’ll get a shit-ton of ‘articles’ and cross-promo each week. Indeed. Although the Fin, Age, SMH & CT aside, their other "papers" are onl...
by kiap
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2363
Views: 37379

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

With Swinton banned until next year, and two tests betus the Argies, I'd like to see 6. Valentini 7. Hooper 8. Wilson As well as 6. Wilson 7. Hooper 8. Naiasarani Wright, Samu or McReight should all get some time off the bench if possible - maybe a 6-2 bench for one of the games. McDermot can cover...
by kiap
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 189
Views: 2970

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

Hunting down the schedule, logging on, casting to the tv, tying up your computer or phone while the match is on requires intent and dedication to watch. Nah. In this case you'd just install Stan on your TV. That's it. Prog guide is on there and just use the remote. You must have a 10-year old tv. I...