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by Grizz Wyllie
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Fatialofa Injury
Replies: 55
Views: 5084

Re: Michael Fatialofa Injury

Even if 2020 had a full schedule of games, that’d be the rugby story of the year
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun May 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Air Fryers?
Replies: 74
Views: 3994

Re: Air Fryers?

Got one for my wife for Mother's Day. Chicken drumsticks are a success. She tried pancakes yesterday - a fail. Really unsure how to approach much else in it as I don't trust the thing. I guess chicken nuggets and hash browns for the kids... and inevitably the cat who eats the nuggets that get thrown...
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Greatest Hooker Ever - "losers" not welcome
Replies: 24
Views: 1087

Re: Official Greatest Hooker Ever - "losers" not welcome

I'm assuming Keith Wood's caps came under the win percentage criteria, but if we're talking greatest individual, you can have passengers in very good teams and legends in average / bad teams. A legend like Wood stands out more because he was often doing things that hookers did not do at the time. T...
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Soup?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Soup?

Been craving bat soup for a few months now
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 32393
Views: 1171097

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS NOW IN LOCKDOWN.

Yup, we were told not to panic buy and stockpile so it stands to reason to head out on Saturday morning for our regular weekly shop.
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cullen Grace
Replies: 22
Views: 1418

Re: Cullen Grace

He was so ineffectual at last year's U20s I was flabbergasted with his performance the other night. Amazing what a good bit of coaching can do.
by Grizz Wyllie
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Feb 1
Replies: 154
Views: 3965

Re: Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Feb 1

CBHS Old Boy Geoff Cridge had been training with the Crusaders over summer. He's had a horrible time with injuries, barely able to take the field after three seasons with the Canes. Has the right frame - 2 metres, 114 kegs.

Would rather him than Grace, who looked underpowered at U20s level.
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders 2020 Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 10074

Re: Crusaders 2020 Thread

I'm all aboard the Havili at 12 option. That gets Will Jordan starting in the back three with Ennor coming off the bench which I think is a better balance to the backline. Dunno about shifting Goodhue to 12 from centre which is such an important role defensively.
by Grizz Wyllie
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 61958

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

That wasn't anywhere near as scandalous as I'd thought. Nothing terribly murky or underhanded there. Promote them back to the Prem immediately.
by Grizz Wyllie
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark Nawaqanitawase
Replies: 28
Views: 1711

Re: Mark Nawaqanitawase

Looked decent at the U20s last year
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 61958

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

Be bad news for the England team, surely. Wouldn't they loan out all their big guns to French, Japanese and Super teams so they have meaningful rugby to challenge themselves with for a season.
by Grizz Wyllie
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glen Jackson to retire from professional refereeing
Replies: 30
Views: 1327

Re: Glen Jackson to retire from professional refereeing

AC suns ip my thoughts nicely. It’s a thankless task, one which Jackson wasn’t among the best at. He can be pleased with his career though. Dumb question, he did get an AB cap didn’t he? No. You thinking of David Hill maybe? I was thinking of Mike Delaney, just checked. Jackson, Hill and Delaney ar...
by Grizz Wyllie
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Japan Post-RWC2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1310

Re: Rugby in Japan Post-RWC2019

Its legacy is the new professional championship which was due to be announced in November but international broadcasters and agents have gone back to the table due to the overwhelming success of the RWC. More broadcasting and sponsorship dollars have emerged and the scope of the league is being re-h...
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Head Coach post-2019 - It's Foster!
Replies: 1097
Views: 41864

Re: All Blacks Head Coach post-2019 - It's Foster!

Mooar and Robertson weren't particularly fond of each other. There's was a marriage of convenience. The repeated successes masked a clash of styles.
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WHITE ISLAND Erupts
Replies: 278
Views: 11674

Re: WHITE ISLAND Erupts

booji boy wrote:So 5 confirmed dead and 8 presumed dead for a total of 13. :( Still pretty grim news but from early reports I thought the death toll was going to be 20-25.
There was a suggestion on the news that they also expect deaths of those that escaped are in burn units. So perhaps more than 13.
by Grizz Wyllie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lifting the Post Pads - Sanction
Replies: 83
Views: 3085

Re: Lifting the Post Pads - Sanction

Augie Pulu ripped the whole post pad off in an NPC game so he could get a better position in the defensive line. Ref gave him an old school telling off but said he couldn't penalise him...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twkyc5LIz_w
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?
Replies: 344
Views: 15738

Re: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?

Kahu wrote:Wouldn't mind knowing who the big name caught up in the US methamphetamine smuggling case is.
While the athlete isn’t the ringleader his reputation is on the ropes when his name is made public
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 1800

Re: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand

Hopefully Fekitoa is available for the all whites The All Whites just stuck one in the net. So is that 1 try to nil? Or is it like basketball and we got 2 points? Not quite sure but we need to start getting some boundaries in case there's a count-back if scores are tied after the final chukka.
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand
Replies: 34
Views: 1800

Re: Republic of Ireland v New Zealand

Hope the All Whites have Coles and Crotty on the bench in case its close heading towards fulltime.
by Grizz Wyllie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?
Replies: 344
Views: 15738

Re: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?

Disposing of the body is never in doubt; it's whether he strangled her to death or it was rough sex that is up for debate.

One of the witness accounts from a previous Tinder date where he almost chocked the girl to death by sitting on her face doesn't paint him in a favourable light.
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scottish Rugby fined £70,000.00
Replies: 41
Views: 1630

Re: Scottish Rugby fined £70,000.00

Would anyone notice?
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?
Replies: 344
Views: 15738

Re: When is a suppression order not a suppression order?

Evidence from court today suggests there’s a bit of blood around his apartment - which is at odds with an earlier account that there was only blood dripping from her nose when he woke and found her on the floor
by Grizz Wyllie
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who do you think will win World Rugby Player of the year?
Replies: 81
Views: 4728

Re: Who do you think will win World Rugby Player of the year

Faf
Maro
Ardie
AWJ
Faz

... would be my shortlist
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 3/4 - The Sun will rise again Match - All Blacks v Wales
Replies: 775
Views: 22376

Re: RWC 3/4 - The Sun will rise again Match - All Blacks v W

Once upon a time the bronze final was used to find the third and final automatic qualifier for the next RWC. Quite liked that idea as it meant something tangible was on the line for the winner. But those were the days when those who missed out on automatic qualification had to play qualifiers such a...
by Grizz Wyllie
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shag invites journalist outside for some one-on-one time
Replies: 41
Views: 2552

Re: Shag invites journalist outside for some one-on-one time

It was a valid follow-up question after Hansen earlier admitted at halftime he’d demanded his team be hungrier.
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John Smit
Replies: 22
Views: 1833

Re: John Smit

That Bakkies Botha story was legendary.

Wonder who the Springbok was with the love of bacon?
by Grizz Wyllie
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 6436

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

To suggest the NZ media a fanboys while sitting next to John Mitchell who’ll have been on the receiving end of Kiwi scribes is laughable
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 7938

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

Some heat from Quade Cooper's twitter
If he actually cared about Aus rugby he would have done it a while ago..
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: House of Rugby
Replies: 216
Views: 15655

Re: House of Rugby

Any good NZ podcasts that have looked at this weekend's game that Kiwi's can recommend? The Cup '19 does a good overview of RWC happenings from an NZ perspective. Doesn't have any star power that the British pods offer - more newsy than banter. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cup-19/id147...
by Grizz Wyllie
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: House of Rugby
Replies: 216
Views: 15655

Re: House of Rugby

Goode and Hamilton are excruciating. The same forced self-deprecating humour over and over... Goode going on about his hair/weight, Hamilton about being English/average. It's funny once or twice a month, not seven times per pod.
by Grizz Wyllie
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will WR ever forgive Scotland threatening legal action?
Replies: 177
Views: 7643

Re: Will WR ever forgive Scotland threatening legal action?

WR making an example out of Scotland to prevent future uprisings. Doubt they’d have done it with a legitimate Tier 1 union but a Tier 1.5 nation is a perfect target to set a precedent.
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)
Replies: 442
Views: 11287

Re: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)

I will never believe any more 'insider info' from Grizz, eva. To be fair, it sounds like NZR didn't even give Spark a chance to bid. Sky Television has walked away with the rights to show Super Rugby and All Blacks matches until 2025, after Spark was unable to make a competing bid. NZ Rugby will ta...
by Grizz Wyllie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How many lucrative club contracts await the Japanese?
Replies: 34
Views: 2190

Re: How many lucrative club contracts await the Japanese?

The loosie Himeno would be the best target for a European club - seems the most likely to succeed outside the Brave Blossoms system.
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Replies: 262
Views: 9422

Re: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Decision on #SCOvJAP now expected by 11am Japan / 3am UK. Hive of activity in stadium & glorious sunny day. Signs positive but hard to gauge full damage and potential safety risks at this stage. #rwc2019 The stadium and pitch appears to be fine, I don't understand what the risk is? Perhaps the orga...
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Replies: 262
Views: 9422

Re: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Interestingly, before the Namibia/Canada game as canned it was set to only have five-camera coverage (a normal RWC match has in excess of 20 cameras) and therefore no TMO. Could you imagine if the Japan-Scotland game was similarly streamlined and there was a contentious decision that couldn't be ref...
by Grizz Wyllie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Replies: 262
Views: 9422

Re: Japan v Scotland OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Decision on #SCOvJAP now expected by 11am Japan / 3am UK. Hive of activity in stadium & glorious sunny day. Signs positive but hard to gauge full damage and potential safety risks at this stage. #rwc2019
by Grizz Wyllie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Furious Scotland will take legal action to force Rugby World
Replies: 187
Views: 11156

Re: Furious Scotland will take legal action to force Rugby W

And World Rugby have just told the SRU to pipe down... World Rugby Statement of Clarification It is disappointing that the Scottish Rugby Union should make such comments at a time when we are doing everything we can to enable all Sunday’s matches to take place as scheduled, and when there is a real ...
by Grizz Wyllie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)
Replies: 442
Views: 11287

Re: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)

Negotiations aren't happening until after the RWC concludes.

Let's not forget NZR aren't sure exactly what they are selling. SANZAAR need to decide on what the Rugby Championship and Super Rugby looks like before they ask for offers from SKY and Spark Sport.
by Grizz Wyllie
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official: All Blacks refusing 5 day turnaround ruins RWC
Replies: 308
Views: 8592

Re: Official: All Blacks refusing 5 day turnaround ruins RWC

If the All Blacks were afraid of a five day turnaround why then did they suggest moving the Italy game earlier to Friday... five days after their previous match?