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by Thomas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 310
Views: 6530

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Is Petaia playing 13 tonight? Hope he can bring his game back to where it was last year. Ikatau has been excellent but it would be nice to have a bit more size at 13. Hamish Stewart at 12, Paisami at 13. Petaia on the flank. Did anyone read Nic Bishop's piece in The Roar? Basically said Stewart is ...
by Thomas
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 175
Views: 1287

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

MungoMan wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:42 am
Thomas wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 pm
grievous wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:03 am Reds should be getting 20k plus for this.
Maybe. This time last week we were just coming out of a snap lockdown. Masks are still mandatory.
Should have been mandatory for you forever, horrorhead

I can't retort this.
by Thomas
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6:2 split
Replies: 33
Views: 1263

Re: 6:2 split

Its a gamble, but hopefully its data driven. I'm also seeing 9s play on the wing late in games to open up the 6-2 opportunity. This year I've seen Frank Lomani, Isaac Fines and Tate McDermott spend time on the wing. Tate McDermott is more than handy on the wing. He's quick, can tackle and can pop u...
by Thomas
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?

Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:55 pm These threads are killing this forum.. i apologize for playing my part :( :(
Apology accepted.

Almost tempted to go on a mass post deletion spree.
by Thomas
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reds v. Brumbies battle.
Replies: 175
Views: 1287

Re: Reds v. Brumbies battle.

grievous wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:03 am Reds should be getting 20k plus for this.
Maybe. This time last week we were just coming out of a snap lockdown. Masks are still mandatory.
by Thomas
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Legit try?
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Legit try?

NZ refs in yet another shocker.
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Speaking of which, while we were up on the Sunshine Coast we visited Australia Zoo. It's more of a shrine to the Irwin family than a zoo though and has this super weird cult vibe. While waiting for the croc show they put on a 15 minute presentation of Bindi Irwin's wedding and when all the handlers...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Haha good one. Gympie Gympie trees. What next? Drop bears? You should lick one! https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/%C2%A9-le-mirior-2009-screen-grab-dm-leaf.jpg Even the slightest touch of a gympie gympie leaf can cause excruciating pain. An intense stinging, burning...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Sea snakes are actually pretty harmless. Whilst they might looks scary and be highly venomous, they are shy creatures that are terrified of humans. Fatalities from sea snake bites are virtually unheard of. Oh yes, that's correct. They aren't very aggressive and people rarely encounter them in the w...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Sea snakes are actually pretty harmless. Whilst they might looks scary and be highly venomous, they are shy creatures that are terrified of humans. Fatalities from sea snake bites are virtually unheard of. Oh yes, that's correct. They aren't very aggressive and people rarely encounter them in the w...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Sea snakes are actually pretty harmless. Whilst they might looks scary and be highly venomous, they are shy creatures that are terrified of humans. Fatalities from sea snake bites are virtually unheard of. Oh yes, that's correct. They aren't very aggressive and people rarely encounter them in the w...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

On beaches I’d probably good with most are just wonderful to be on - just nice to get on the beach and feel the sun/water/wind. I actually can’t think of a bad beach I’ve been to. I spent last week at Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Every morning and afternoon I walked my dog and sat on the san...
by Thomas
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 142
Views: 3433

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Hard to go past Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in North QLD. Can be a bit hard to get to though. My personal favourite is Currumbin Beach. I grew up visiting both of these spots. My Dad built a 20ft trailer sailor boat and we spent every holiday cruising around the Whitsunday Islands from the...
by Thomas
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2556

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

kiap wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:13 am
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'.
Oh, for sure.
by Thomas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2556

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Last year my son's school played a friendly against Nudgee College in pre-season. My son's team (U13) and the U14 team (admittedly gash) played a half each against a Nudgee U12 team. They were beaten comprehensively in both halves. The First XV played a match against the Nudgee 5ths (I think) and we...
by Thomas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2556

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by Thomas
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2556

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by Thomas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2556

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by Thomas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most trouble you have been in with the missus
Replies: 60
Views: 4952

Re: Most trouble you have been in with the missus

Was down at the beach after a big storm (my idea) and a rogue wave washed my 4yo off his feet and he rolled into the shorebreak (not my idea).

Apparently saying "Nah, he'll be fine. Let's see if he can get out of this by himself" was not an acceptable response from a parent. She still brings it up.
by Thomas
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier

Technically, you’re correct, but it only gets penalised if you interfere with play. There’s plenty of examples of where the laws aren’t strictly enforced, in the interests of a flowing game Example - kick offs where the kicker steps over the line. I'm fine with little things like that being dismiss...
by Thomas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months
Replies: 41
Views: 1525

Re: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months

It will always be a "what if" for me, what if Cane had started in the semifinal against England. Would he have stopped that early English forward momentum in its tracks like he did against Ireland? I don’t think you were stopping England that day with peak McAwe at openside. Madness not to start Ca...
by Thomas
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April
Replies: 216
Views: 4079

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

Highlanders remind me of the Reds. Solid defence pushing the Crusaders to do really stupid shit. :thumbup:
by Thomas
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months
Replies: 41
Views: 1525

Re: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months

It will always be a "what if" for me, what if Cane had started in the semifinal against England. Would he have stopped that early English forward momentum in its tracks like he did against Ireland? I don’t think you were stopping England that day with peak McAwe at openside. Madness not to start Ca...
by Thomas
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The tastiest meat poll
Replies: 92
Views: 2423

Re: The tastiest meat poll

I love all dead animals but if I had to pick one, it'd be beef. There are few things in the world that can beat a well cooked steak.
by Thomas
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 1580

Re: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day

Swinton and Dempsey out apparently. Tahs had a massive win in this fixture last year. Expect much the same again; Tahs by 35. 3 days after Petaia’s dad died. Think it’s been the only hiding under BT. I don’t actually think the Reds are playing all that well. The scrum, and even know they’re creatin...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NSW Flooding
Replies: 84
Views: 2746

Re: NSW Flooding

Reminds me of the time in the early 90s with my mate in Murwillumbah paddling surfboards around during a flood. We noticed this moving ball of brown in some floodwater and paddled over to have a look. Turns out it was a roiling ball of spiders and once they saw what appeared to them as a large piec...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NSW Flooding
Replies: 84
Views: 2746

Re: NSW Flooding

Reminds me of the time in the early 90s with my mate in Murwillumbah paddling surfboards around during a flood. We noticed this moving ball of brown in some floodwater and paddled over to have a look. Turns out it was a roiling ball of spiders and once they saw what appeared to them as a large piece...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NSW Flooding
Replies: 84
Views: 2746

Re: NSW Flooding

Got into an argument on Twitter with some right wing Sky News spaz about 1 in 100 year floods. She says there's a cycle that happens every 100 years and that this is mirroring the big flood in 1921 in the Hastings River (her grandad told her about it) and that climate change isn't a factor. I point...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."
Replies: 117
Views: 3990

Re: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."

'95-02, a fine era of rugby. I was born in '77. I remember a little of 87RWC, school trip to Wales v Canada, and getting up in the early hours for 91RWC. Really got into the game in around 93/94. I played a little bit of league as a kid but also played soccer. Mum wouldn't let me play rugby in Form...
by Thomas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to ditch the trans-Tasman partnership?
Replies: 271
Views: 7498

Re: Is it time to ditch the trans-Tasman partnership?

Ted. wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:22 am Image

:lol: :thumbup:
Farken mint! :thumbup:
by Thomas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."
Replies: 117
Views: 3990

Re: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."

'95-02, a fine era of rugby. I was born in '77. I remember a little of 87RWC, school trip to Wales v Canada, and getting up in the early hours for 91RWC. Really got into the game in around 93/94. I played a little bit of league as a kid but also played soccer. Mum wouldn't let me play rugby in Form...
by Thomas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NSW Flooding
Replies: 84
Views: 2746

Re: NSW Flooding

Got into an argument on Twitter with some right wing Sky News spaz about 1 in 100 year floods. She says there's a cycle that happens every 100 years and that this is mirroring the big flood in 1921 in the Hastings River (her grandad told her about it) and that climate change isn't a factor. I pointe...
by Thomas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26966
Views: 1037731

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Labor are complicit here. If they commit to the full ICAC which includes caps on donations, it would romp in. You would think with years of NSW Corruption, and the press coverage that is ongoing (Both parties), they would know this. I do dispair at the direction of the ALP at times. They really do ...
by Thomas
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26966
Views: 1037731

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:28 am Morrison will ride out today's latest scandal like they have ridden out every scandal previously because they will never be held to account by the media.
"Look, I don't hold the cum rag..."
by Thomas
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Luke Pearce - English cheat
Replies: 72
Views: 4558

Re: Luke Pearce - English cheat

MrDominator wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:33 am
Thomas wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:31 am What a little bitch. Take the loss like a man, Derpwyn, you snivelling cunt.
Awful behaviour. Not a proper ruggers chap
I'm half tempted to ban him for a couple of weeks.