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by kiap
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?
Replies: 22
Views: 572

Re: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?

There will be a spot for one of them at the Blues https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/sportstalk/audio/liam-napier-review-could-lead-to-revolt-at-auckland-rugby/?fbclid=IwAR2pJpdVuLUBYlD8P0XGyA5IZOBq9VYGbNN5ghW8kZh2QoEeOORlXveUsO8 "The review and later feedback from Blues chief executive Andrew Hor...
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

shanky wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:51 pm You’d be helping a brother out if you called Anstee the Australian Parisse, y’know?

Man’s got to make a living.
Pffft. Parisse is the Italian Anstee.
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Floppykid wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:28 pm Great game.
Great finish too :thumbup:
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Jordie showing what he can do :thumbup:
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

They needed that 50-22
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Not sure on that.
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Nai-ice
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Paisami being out is a right bugger The fact that Horan is saying that they’re missing ‘big’ centre Paisami (he’s 5’8”) just shows what an absolute fvcking weapon that man is. Absolutely. One thing I saw from an earlier scrum was the supposedly 1m cubed Thor looked taller than Slipper? Maybe Tupou ...
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Wow, Banks picks JOC's long pass clean long range score!

Toomua was bagged for his passing last night. Now it's O'Connor's turn....
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Petaia smashes Samu out :thumbup:
by kiap
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 206
Views: 1600

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

Mauls happenin'
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038402

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Obviously I only show this as read, without any other cross check. Australia’s home-grown vaccine making a comeback Jill Margo Health editor Apr 7, 2021 – 5.34pm After great disappointment late last year, Australia’s University of Queensland vaccine is back in development and the country may yet hav...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Possible hint of a new force or new particle
Replies: 38
Views: 972

Re: Possible hint of a new force or new particle

Dr Shanky :thumbup: I suppose, even without waiting for the 5-sigma, brains are getting inventive to put up a theory? Got to be early to get the prize. ;) My own version (which gives a bit more detail than the BBC article, but probably isn't as well written) It's well written enough :thumbup:
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038402

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Govt has just declared that only over 50s will be getting the locally-made vaccine. Rest will be getting Pfizer. Major setback. At least another full year to vaccination now. Probably the right decision though. Pity the backup plan wasn't more well thought out to begin with though. Yep, big unfille...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

I've long thought that the limited range of the f35 was a huge error, particularly for australia Taiwan Strait is a full 100 nautical miles wide. Our boys will be just fine... I meant from the perspective of Australia's general defence wed have been better off with something with more range. I get ...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

I've long thought that the limited range of the f35 was a huge error, particularly for australia Taiwan Strait is a full 100 nautical miles wide. Our boys will be just fine... Where will they be operating from? An aircraft carrier 2000km away? Yeah. I selected the sarchasm font but since Jake's tec...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Oh, wait. Dozy is backing me.

I thought he'd be supporting the kiwis. :uhoh:
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Thanks Kiap. Interesting article. Doesn't quite say what you set out in your initial post but interesting to read about the potential impact of these yet unproven df-21ds. Pffft, my three-liner is on da money ;) I've long thought that the limited range of the f35 was a huge error, particularly for ...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Surely the yanks would just park an aircraft carrier group off the coast of Taiwan. That'll surely be enough to keep the CCP at bay. Those big aircraft carriers are the new battleships, i.e. extremely expensive white elephants. There's no bluff factor left in them against legitimate military powers...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 219
Views: 3339

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Surely the yanks would just park an aircraft carrier group off the coast of Taiwan. That'll surely be enough to keep the CCP at bay. Those big aircraft carriers are the new battleships, i.e. extremely expensive white elephants. There's no bluff factor left in them against legitimate military powers...
by kiap
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038402

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Would that 2.5m be part of the 3.1 million ScoMo is claiming the Euros haven't delivered, or are we talking a completely new batch? Separate batch, and from CSL. Oh and are the States still stockpiling as ScoMo previously claimed? There is not much Pfizer stock to pile. The data for the last week o...
by kiap
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038402

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Really? Why then is our vaccination rates a complete shambles? Are they holding the vaccine on the docks or something. When you say 'our vaccination rates' do you mean NZ or Australia's? If the latter, they are holding 2.5 M of the CSL vaccine in Melbourne cold storage pending further AZ UK testing...
by kiap
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038402

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Really? Why then is our vaccination rates a complete shambles? Are they holding the vaccine on the docks or something. When you say 'our vaccination rates' do you mean NZ or Australia's? If the latter, they are holding 2.5 M of the CSL vaccine in Melbourne cold storage pending further AZ UK testing...
by kiap
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lifehack thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: Lifehack thread

towny wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 am I genuinely lolled at this one Image
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by kiap
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lifehack thread
Replies: 22
Views: 1076

Re: Lifehack thread

If that is how kings live, then it would be one of the really shit ones like Edward the Confessor or like Charles III (is going to be). If I'm a king I don't want a 20 year old Japanese car or having to learn how to mend a broken pipe. I want a horse drawn carriage and a team of staff. Do you think...
by kiap
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

It’s a fair point, but NSW seem to get it wrong Most of these star players have been in the system for years. Zero cohesion. :lol: Sort of. I mean even when the NRL had U20s, the clubs didn't try to play that team in first grade. When you list the actual stars (not potential ones) they lost before ...
by kiap
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

shanky wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:06 am ‘Cohesion lag’ sounds very impressive. I’m not even sure I understand what it means. :)
I wanted to use a Darwinism without mentioning the good doctor Ben. :P

But it's what's happening at the Western Force now.

Names on paper that haven't gelled into an effective team.
by kiap
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Thomas wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:20 pm In QLD there is a huge disparity between the GPS schools and others. I'd love to see how the top TAS schools would go against the GPS schools.
The answer as it stands is they'd still lose. It's largely down to 'sportingships'.
by kiap
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

OK, what do we think of this article? https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/why-scrapping-u20s-has-led-to-great-divide-between-nrls-best-and-worst-phil-gould/1b1ee2ce-a1ed-499f-81e9-3af438178c26 We’ve got rid of the NRC (not sure it was comparable) RA runs a junior Gold program but it’s only a short run com...
by kiap
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

In any event, I think the Super rugby AU comp has been great for the game. Coupled with strong performances from the Reds, Brumbies - has to be a good sign It goes without saying that not losing to NZ teams has a beneficial effect on the local game. People/fans like to see local teams winning, not ...
by kiap
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

I may be wrong, but Colts historically was U21 and then shifted to U20. Similar to the international shift I think. An U20 Southland rugby side would have a mix of high school but mostly club reps. An U18 side and below would be solely high school. In years past our dominant rugby school Southland ...
by kiap
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

In NZ, all rep pathways are via school (no club) so it focusses the participation. All provincial rep senior a & b and colts teams are selected almost solely via club rugby. What is colts these days, bungle - under-19? I guess there are few rep selections u14 and below now (?) but what happens with...
by kiap
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Genetically superior Irish are the best paid workers in the UK
Replies: 58
Views: 1782

Re: Genetically superior Irish are the best paid workers in the UK

My ‘Irish friends’ who grew up here are the children of groundworkers etc, but definitely all my Irish born friends have good professional jobs. Engineers, doctors etc- I think the manual workers all went to Australia this time. I’m not suprised by the salary findings. Think the manual workers have...
by kiap
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Genetically superior Irish are the best paid workers in the UK
Replies: 58
Views: 1782

Re: Genetically superior Irish are the best paid workers in the UK

Most Irish convicts to Australia were political prisoners Freedom fighters for Ireland - aka Team A It was the hairdressers and management consultants who stayed behind. A century ago perhaps. In recent years it is certainly no A team that's been heading down under. Recent years, there's really no ...
by kiap
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April
Replies: 216
Views: 4109

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April

Bin Okeef is such a weak ditherer.
by kiap
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April
Replies: 216
Views: 4109

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April

These match officials are comedy hour.
by kiap
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WW3 in the offing?
Replies: 123
Views: 3667

Re: WW3 in the offing?

camroc1 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:07 pm You do know where the Ukraine is ?
That's in Russia, isn't it?
by kiap
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 324
Views: 6792

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

JOC was voted most handsome rugby player by the Japanese public during the world cup. There is a super awkward interview by a giggling Japanese reporter informing him of this. Once the floppy-haired "Rabbit" wasn't he... more like a proper little thug in a mugshot from Boggo Road these days. ;) htt...
by kiap
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 92
Views: 3607

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

The idea that there is some magic way of parachuting assistance into the mystical "Western Suburbs" and somehow competitive rugby clubs will emerge is laughable. Of course there's a way of parachuting in assistance - people willing to fund teams/programs for millions a year, ongoing. Your so-called...
by kiap
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 92
Views: 3607

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie. The coach is not the real problem though, is it? Not that there's ever been "a Mosman chappie" as s...