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by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis and Aussies: Sam Harris - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: Kiwis and Aussies: Sam Harris - thoughts?

There were two sportsmen my friends worshipped in highschool. Menzies and Mortlock :thumbup:
by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League
Replies: 51
Views: 1083

Re: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League

towny wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:36 am
shanky wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:41 pm Apparently, in France, the TH prop is the highest paid player!

How about that? A value system designed by and for, fat slow pricks.

Not here, no sirree.

It’s all jogo bonito down this way.
Who is Australia’s highest paid player these days?
Tongan thor :lol:
by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1392
Views: 35267

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

NSW’s daily coronavirus numbers are in. The state recorded 18 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm yesterday. Of those 18 cases, we already knew about 13. In addition, six new cases were detected overnight. This means NSW has technically recorded 11 new cases. Those numbers are...
by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1392
Views: 35267

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

shanky wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:19 am
Farva wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:14 am My parents were definitely boomers :nod:
Were?

Anything you want to tell us, Sef(arva) Gonzales?
:uhoh:
by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

9. McDermott 10. Lolesio 11. Koroibete 12. Paisami 13. Ikitau 14. Wright 15. Banks The future is now... :thumbup: That is a very small test backline Huge backs are over-rated anyway (imo). Huge…….some. Small………makes it tough when half the other blokes are huge A big fast man will beat a small fast ...
by Zakar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1392
Views: 35267

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

kiap wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:53 pm
Zakar wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Farva wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:39 pm Wait what? fudge off with that.

I'm a millennial mate.
Yeah that's what I thought - not the entitlement generation then.
The quote was "a product of the entitlement generation",

So, ... his parents were boomers. :)
Yes good point.

Defiantly a product of entitled boomers :thumbup:
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1392
Views: 35267

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

@ Farva I know you're a product of the entitlement generation, but free handouts are neither sustainable beyond the short term, nor are they economically wise. The govmint can only print so much money. You ask Groucho. Fava isn't a boomer? Wait what? fudge off with that. I'm a millennial mate. Yeah...
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1392
Views: 35267

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Ellafan wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:24 pm @ Farva

I know you're a product of the entitlement generation, but free handouts are neither sustainable beyond the short term, nor are they economically wise. The govmint can only print so much money. You ask Groucho.
Fava isn't a boomer?
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

So just to make things clear, having demanded that they retain their 5 current teams in the Trans Tasman comp for 2022, RA have now decided that there will be no TT comp unless the Kiwi teams are weakened and unless an Australian team is guaranteed to make the final, regardless of how few matches t...
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:42 am
shanky wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:36 am
guy smiley wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:23 am Taniela Tupou is an over rated flat track bully who did nothing against the Kiwi teams.

Hah.I spit on your Thor.
Yeah, we totally would prefer to have Angus Ta'avao
Oh,.... you want real rugby players now?
You mean Aussie Gus?
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

It would work if the Aussies got their shit together and learned how to play proper rugby. I think the SRAu teams would have learnt a lot this year in terms of intensity, tactics and skills. You can't tell me they don't have the cattle, they just need to be properly trained. They've done it before,...
by Zakar
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I find it difficult to believe that a good skills coach cannot teach Uelese how to throw the bloody ball. When Brad Thorn switched to rugby he had to learn a lot of new skills. Many years ago, I worked in a large computer services company. The boss had a favourite saying whenever a customer demande...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I played a game against John Smith in high school. He played LH... We were about 4 leagues below Pretoria Boys High so they were buggering around, he normally played TH at school... It was a nothing match, I'm not Globusing here. That's pretty cool. Best I've got is Pek Cowan... and I was at 15 tha...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt
Replies: 58
Views: 4737

Re: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt

The majority of Kiwi coaches are properly weird blokes. If they weren't coaching rugby, they'd be sadistic headmasters, bent coppers , or serial killers. In Schmidt's case, there was always a touch of the evil German tank commander about him. Not sure what the chap's origins are but one could quite...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Just run two comps concurrently. So there would be a log for SRAu/Ao respectively and then a combined one for TT. Then we could have a domestic final and a TT final much as this year. Not sure what the difficulty is. I don't think Australian fans or RA are being unreasonable. All they are asking is...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:26 am I'm struggling to believe that after everything we've been through in SR, Rugby Australia is demanding conferences so that the top Australian team is guaranteed to qualify for the final of TT in 2022.
They are pitching ideas. Any evidence anything is being demanded?
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Option 1: Increase the number of Kiwi teams. Taranaki plus Auckland based Pacific team will dilute our talent enough to make the 5 Aussie teams more competitive. Option 2: Remove any restrictions on player nationality in the squads, but only for countries in the competition. And also allow national...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

As an aside, it's criminal how difficult it is to find player stats for rugby. Compare it to American sports, Football or Cricket and its appalling. That data is held by the union or comps, but bogarted for some reason. Well, line-out win % is a pretty solid one for our purposes I think. Could have...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

As an aside, it's criminal how difficult it is to find player stats for rugby. Compare it to American sports, Football or Cricket and its appalling. That data is held by the union or comps, but bogarted for some reason. Well, line-out win % is a pretty solid one for our purposes I think. Could have...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

There is not a comp in the world that NZ could enter with 5 teams and not dominate. If you look at the European top 8 this year: Toulouse La Rochelle Leinster Bordeaux Exeter Sale Clermont Racing I don't think any of them would fare any better than the Reds and Brumbies. Whats that got to do with a...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

As an aside, it's criminal how difficult it is to find player stats for rugby.

Compare it to American sports, Football or Cricket and its appalling.

That data is held by the union or comps, but bogarted for some reason.
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

There is not a comp in the world that NZ could enter with 5 teams and not dominate.

If you look at the European top 8 this year:

Toulouse
La Rochelle
Leinster
Bordeaux
Exeter
Sale
Clermont
Racing

I don't think any of them would fare any better than the Reds and Brumbies.
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post your 419s here
Replies: 29
Views: 1858

Re: Post your 419s here

Thomas wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:21 am Kinda keen to see these montages tbh.

Image
Mine would look like the Randy Marsh scary ghost.
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8657
Views: 728810

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

If anyone worked retail in their student days, I'd recommend Superstore - a light but funny sitcom that is clearly influenced by the (US) Office, Parks and Rec and Brooklyn 99. No big name stars, however America Ferrara is quite good in it.
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

I've solved it. 7 NPC premier teams + Moana pacifica play SRA (h&a) 5 Aussie teams + Fiji play SRAu (h&a) Top 4 teams in each play trans tasman Some sort of champions league with Japan ( #1 team SRA, #1 team SRAu top league champions, best placed non selected team in TT) More content, more even resu...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 387
Views: 16807

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

So just to clarify, after all these years of trolling the South Africans over them wanting conferences, Rugby Australia is now demanding conferences so that an Australian team is guaranteed a place in the final? I guess this was always going to happen once Andy Marinos was appointed RA's CEO. I don...
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

Re: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco

A question that arises out of the qualification of Ireland is whether they will play as an island of Ireland or Republic of Ireland team at the Olympics. The British nations will be be playing as Great Britain (although I heard something about England just taking the place as they qualified highest...
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Watching Louis Lynagh play on the weekend, and how we made Semi Radraga look like a bitch, id try and throw a bit of cash at bringing him to Aus to play Fullback for the Tahs. His younger brother will be moving to QLD shortly. He has signed with the Reds through to 2023 and will be moving to Brisba...
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Watching Louis Lynagh play on the weekend, and how we made Semi Radraga look like a bitch, id try and throw a bit of cash at bringing him to Aus to play Fullback for the Tahs. His younger brother will be moving to QLD shortly. He has signed with the Reds through to 2023 and will be moving to Brisba...
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:54 am He did play well - but that would be a shocking poach. He’s english - very English…

https://youtu.be/MrHkzJYJDbk
He's got a very English accent.

When quizzed on a podcast, he diplomatically said he feels English, Australian and Italian. Smart young man :lol:
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Olo wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:23 am Paisami has the potential to become a world class 12 over time.
Sure.

He could have all the tools, other than maybe being slightly undersized (plays 10kg heavier than he is though).
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Watching Louis Lynagh play on the weekend, and how we made Semi Radraga look like a bitch, id try and throw a bit of cash at bringing him to Aus to play Fullback for the Tahs.
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

We need to have a few players who are genuinely world class if we are any hope of winning the big prizes. Not just "in the discussion". My picks would be: Tupou, Bell, Rodha, Petaia, Vunivalu. What does 'genuinely world class' mean in your mind? Tupou is a shoe in for a world 23 now, only question ...
by Zakar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

Re: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco

CrazyIslander wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:38 am
Zakar wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:51 pm Any players use this tournament to flip eligibility? Was talk of Fekitoa switching to Tonga?

Edit: Lopeti Timani and Fekitoa both switched :shock:
Also Afusipa Taumoepeau former Aust 7s.
I'm not familiar with Taumoepeau, but the other two will have a big impact on XVs.
by Zakar
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco
Replies: 19
Views: 2239

Re: Olympics 7s repechage, Monaco

Any players use this tournament to flip eligibility? Was talk of Fekitoa switching to Tonga?

Edit: Lopeti Timani and Fekitoa both switched :shock:
by Zakar
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1024
Views: 29339

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yep. Life is good. Get Latu back and get Uelese to a club where he can develop and the pack is almost sorted. What we really need is a couple of these talented kids to go on and become world class players. Good isn’t enough. The top Wallaby teams had a few ‘greats’. At present I would say we have H...
by Zakar
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ealing vs. Saracens - today at 16:30
Replies: 32
Views: 2085

Re: Ealing vs. Saracens - today at 16:30

It was disappointing but to suggest Saracens weren’t all that is bollocks. They played pretty much error free with a team of 12 Internationals who openly admitted they were coming there to kill this tie off after game one. 6 Lions all of whom played fantastically. One of the players had payed again...
by Zakar
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 3822

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:24 am
guy smiley wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:09 am it was Super Rugby before the Saffas stunk it up and it'll be Super Rugby once they're gone and forgotten...

no need for a name change.
I really hate South African Rugby.
You'll be pleased to hear that glamour franchise the Bulls just got manshamed by an Italian team.
by Zakar
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 1849

Re: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

Well the rainbow cup final was excellent :thumbup:
by Zakar
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

They made a profit (thanks to grant money) but haven’t invested in their future. There are far less people in the stands and far less development officers out in the community. Will they have less income in 2022? Will they get another big grant to cover their losses? Likely they will have to do wit...