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by Whatever
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS
Replies: 329
Views: 8916

Re: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS

:thumbup: :thumbup: So.......this'll stir things up a bit....... BEIJING (Reuters) -China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the country's commerce ministry said on Thursday, as the world's second-biggest economy looks...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS
Replies: 329
Views: 8916

Re: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS

:thumbup: :thumbup: So.......this'll stir things up a bit....... BEIJING (Reuters) -China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the country's commerce ministry said on Thursday, as the world's second-biggest economy looks...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS
Replies: 329
Views: 8916

Re: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS

:thumbup: :thumbup: So.......this'll stir things up a bit....... BEIJING (Reuters) -China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the country's commerce ministry said on Thursday, as the world's second-biggest economy looks ...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS
Replies: 329
Views: 8916

Re: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS

The reason was France was selling them diesel subs. They need nuclear subs to stay under the surface for days far from home And that the French werent performing, difficult to work with, cost blowouts, arrogant government ministers, technical issues. It's ironic that the Aussies ditched the French ...
by Whatever
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS
Replies: 329
Views: 8916

Re: Boris, Joe and Scott - AUKUS

The other Pacific Power responds: 8) “New Zealand is first and foremost a nation of the Pacific and we view foreign policy developments through the lens of what is in the best interest of the region," Ardern said. "We welcome the increased engagement of the UK and US in the region and reiterate our...
by Whatever
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 18th Sept
Replies: 558
Views: 10800

Re: Rugby Championship: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 18th Sept

The Team: 1. Joe Moody (51) 2. Samisoni Taukei’aho (5) 3. Tyrel Lomax (9) 4. Patrick Tuipulotu (38) 5. Tupou Vaa’i (6) 6. Ethan Blackadder (4) 7. Ardie Savea (53) – captain 8. Hoskins Sotutu (6) 9. TJ Perenara (72) 10. Damian McKenzie (34) 11. George Bridge (14) 12. Quinn Tupaea (2) 13. Rieko Ioane...
by Whatever
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Yusss...Real Rugby Returns: NPC, Heartland, FP Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Yusss...Real Rugby Returns: NPC, Heartland, FP Cup

terangi48 wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:44 am Winners for this week in RED............ :D :D :D

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So Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty will be the 4th Ranfurly Shield defence of the year? (Hard to keep up with constantly changing fixture lists from afar).
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

We've been through this before... Razor played Goodhue at 12 for a season after Crotty went because he had no-one else to put there while he could play Ennor and then Fai'inganuku at 13. For whatever reason, Fozzie decided to do the same and ended up playing both ALB and Goodhue at their mutually w...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

I would start with ALB everyday, and think him and Havili got the makings of a good combo. Lets wait and see about Goodhue, bit I really see a bench of TJP, BB and Dmacor Goodhue when everyone fit. To me if Goodhue is not as good as ALB at 12, no reason for Goodhue to start at 13 if ALB is better t...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

If they were all fit I’d be starting Havili and Goodhue at 12 and 13 with ALB as cover for both on the bench. He can genuinely excel at both whereas I think Goodhue merely covers at 12 while being excellent at 13. Havili owns 12 right now and we need to develop Petaea there. I want to see players i...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

Carfer wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:07 am Image
Matera, Kremer & Bruni as the loosies. I've been impressed with Bruni this year. I think the loosies will be key in this test.
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

Goodhue was our best back, arguably best player, in the 2019 semi. He's also the best defensive centre in the country by a margin imo. I think his growth has been unfortunately stunted a little by being shunted between 12 and 13, but I maintain that with consistent time at 13 he is the best centre ...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

We're a bit light on the wings. Would have liked to have seen Jordan on the right or at fullback, not that Jordy did much wrong last week.... I agree with those that favour a Havili ALB pairing at thus stage of the season. This is a big game for Jacobson and Papali'i . Don't see the Pumas announced...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

I'm not convinced that Goodhue, Cane, and Tu'ungafaasi are obviously better than the current incumbents. Our depth is much stronger than Argentina's and almost all of our players have played well this year. Tu'ungafaasi I agree with, but Cane and Goodhue walk back in once fit. Truly don't understan...
by Whatever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

https://www.allblacks.com/news/all-blacks-team-named-for-gold-coast-test/ The matchday 23 is (Test caps in brackets): 1. Karl Tu’inukuafe (20) 2. Asafo Aumua (2) 3. Nepo Laulala (34) 4. Brodie Retallick – captain (86) 5. Scott Barrett (44) 6. Akira Ioane (7) 7. Dalton Papalii (8) 8. Luke Jacobson (...
by Whatever
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

kiwidutchie wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:35 am
guy smiley wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:31 pm Jordie free to play, apparently.

they should appeal the card and have it removed from his record.
It has been!
So the list of AB red cards is still just: Brownlie, Meads, SBW, S Barrett & Tu’ungafasi?

Would be a fun question to ask in the future.
by Whatever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

Excellent!!!! :lol: I think his kick out was also to do with regaining balance for this landing , he’s simply arching too far backwards . That is his technique, I've noticed that before, he's a tall guy and he gets in the air early and catches the ball almost behind himself. It means if he gets cau...
by Whatever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

By the way, if I were reffing and he did this again, I'd send him off again. Just watched Nigel Owens "Whistle Watch" and he reckons he would have given a red card based on the unnatural way JB flicked his leg up high at the last moment. That's the thing for me. Looked more like an involuntary flic...
by Whatever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

Definitely setting a precedent. What's to stop anyone from doing exactly what he did now? Lead with the knee then extend your leg if anyone gets close? Probably is a bit much to expect a level of coordination and body control from a professional athlete. It's a 6 week ban in the NH so I guess playe...
by Whatever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

Very please for JB - hope he is back at 15 on Sunday. What’s not clear to me is the outcome that should have be reached - my issue is that there was no mitigation applied (to go red to yellow) - which would have been an OK outcome. But not sure that is the conclusion reached vs never a card (which ...
by Whatever
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Ioane Brothers
Replies: 101
Views: 3510

Re: The Ioane Brothers

Maybe we are just impatient with these promising young players. Remember Kaino debuted in 2004 but didn't become the incumbent 6 until 2008. Same with Nonu, though midfield is obviously very different to the backrow. We seem to write these guys off if they aren't immediate world beaters on debut. I...
by Whatever
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Ioane Brothers
Replies: 101
Views: 3510

Re: The Ioane Brothers

Just watched Fozzie's presser. He made an interesting comment re: Akira. Akira has been told a lot what he's doing wrong in his career. They are telling him now what he is doing right and it appears to be building his confidence and he's starting to fulfill his potential. I had wondered about this....
by Whatever
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11407

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

One thing I’m looking forward to is the Arg assistant coach and his poker face… https://media.giphy.com/media/2kM1ql10KRLzcdXjGW/giphy.gif or https://media.giphy.com/media/3ohs4rsxB4ukqqi8NO/giphy.gif Thanks Carfer - I’m not a big fan of the guy but I love his passion for the game. Rugby is better ...
by Whatever
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

My point is, regarding players catching in the air, that invariably it is the guy that interferes with him that gets carded. This was unusual, maybe unique, that the catching player, whilst still in the air, gets carded - don't recall seeing that before. Was that judging on intent, it would have to...
by Whatever
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

Clearly I've watched rugby longer than you believe. Ben Smith was in the bin when the Wobs scored their two tries. So not really a great comparison. The TK try may not have been scored as we were down a fullback. So what you saying is this team has a superior defence system with 14 men? I think you...
by Whatever
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

The Wobs had plenty of changes too. Why would their attack improve yet our defence losen up? I don't know how long you have watched rugby, defence is mental as well as physical, have a look at almost any game the ABs (or any team) win by a bit, they tend to relax slightly at end, remember the 15 WC...
by Whatever
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

It was a weird looking take. I can't recall seeing this in a game before. On the flip side Koroibetes momentum would have almost certainly have caused him to collide with Barrett while he was in the air. I noticed Beauden Barrett later in the game taking care not to repeat Barrett's mistake when re...
by Whatever
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers

It was a weird looking take. I can't recall seeing this in a game before. On the flip side Koroibetes momentum would have almost certainly have caused him to collide with Barrett while he was in the air. I noticed Beauden Barrett later in the game taking care not to repeat Barrett's mistake when re...
by Whatever
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricane Ida
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Hurricane Ida

In the apartment complex next to mine in Rockville MD, a 19 year old drowned in his apartment after saving his mother. Very, very sad and quite incomprehensible - very heavy rain, sure, but I never thought there was a flooding danger in the neighbourhood. But in the next complex there must have been...
by Whatever
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread TRC RD II All Blacks vs Whingers
Replies: 905
Views: 17122

Re: Official Match Thread TRC RD II Aus vs World Test Cricket Champions NZ Perth WA

Come game day I'll always be up for an All Blacks test. Having said that, it's hard too excited for a 3 test series against the world's 6th ranked team year after year. Can't wait for the Boks. It'll be nice to face someone ranked higher than 6th for the first time in 2 years. To be fair, we've str...
by Whatever
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Acceptable on this bored?
Replies: 92
Views: 2990

Re: Acceptable on this bored?

Zakar wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:25 am ....
There's an organisation called Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) in the UK?

Hmmm.
by Whatever
Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Acceptable on this bored?
Replies: 92
Views: 2990

Re: Acceptable on this bored?

Definition: Neurotic Projection is perceiving others as operating in ways one unconsciously finds objectionable in yourself.

I count 3.
by Whatever
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks first series win in SA - 25 years ago.....yesterday
Replies: 44
Views: 1182

Re: All Blacks first series win in SA - 25 years ago.....yesterday

It's a real shame that we've lost the touring rugby tradition & while I've enjoyed the TN & RC, the familiarity of playing the same format every year has somewhat lessened the appeal of tests against SA. I get it's likely staying the way it is, but compared to now where it feels like the Wallabies ...
by Whatever
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 20 Best/Most Important Rugby Coaches of all time
Replies: 61
Views: 2187

Re: 20 Best/Most Important Rugby Coaches of all time

Kiwias wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:25 pm Danie Craven

Fred 'The Needle' Allen

JJ Stewart
Don't rate JJ as our Uni team was 0-1 with him! Usual coach was away so JJ gave us the halftime talk. Didn't help. There was some good stuff about "the sun gleaming off our sprigs" though.
by Whatever
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

I assume the Australian and South African posters who were trolling the AB's, and saying that NZR were only interested in money, have unreservedly apologised? NZR simply needed certainty with the scheduling, which is unsurprising given the need for significant notice to book 60 spaces in MIQ. NZR h...
by Whatever
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

I assume the Australian and South African posters who were trolling the AB's, and saying that NZR were only interested in money, have unreservedly apologised? NZR simply needed certainty with the scheduling, which is unsurprising given the need for significant notice to book 60 spaces in MIQ. NZR h...
by Whatever
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

Im amused by the kiwis claiming a victory, despite the games not going the Twickenham for the profiteering maximum. It's been all about money, but we're desperate for it , and you're flush. Putting our revenue streams at grave risk is a f**ked thing for a partner to do. We're likely to make much le...
by Whatever
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

Im amused by the kiwis claiming a victory, despite the games not going the Twickenham for the profiteering maximum. It's been all about money, but we're desperate for it , and you're flush. Putting our revenue streams at grave risk is a f**ked thing for a partner to do. We're likely to make much le...
by Whatever
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

Great News. I assume there will be some sort of Revenue sharing between all 4 nations? Another one that's all about the money. You see, this is why you are not spiritual guardians. It would be naive to assume that the NZRU disregarded financial considerations entirely but clearly there was a hierar...
by Whatever
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?
Replies: 735
Views: 17823

Re: Perth All Black vs Wallaby Test Cancelled?

mdaclarke wrote: Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:09 pm Great News.

I assume there will be some sort of Revenue sharing between all 4 nations?
Another one that's all about the money. You see, this is why you are not spiritual guardians.