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by FairWeather_Aussie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels
Replies: 112
Views: 1161

Re: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels

Honestly, I was hoping the Reds would be down by 2 points in the final minute with a penalty in front, and McDermott takes the quick tap..... Unfortunately for the Rebels their bench was a rag tag bunch of ring ins... their front row was dominating the Reds there for a while, with Eloff working ove...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels
Replies: 112
Views: 1161

Re: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels

Anyone have a link to use overseas. My friend says his normal cricfree one is showing some South African rugby show bullshit. https://www.vipleague.cc/rugby-schedule-streaming-links No luck with it. After a few pop ups, the next time it goes to a completely different page so you have to go back to ...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels
Replies: 112
Views: 1161

Re: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels

Actually may have got the time wrong.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels
Replies: 112
Views: 1161

Re: SoupAU Rd 2: Reds v Rebels

Anyone have a link to use overseas. My friend says his normal cricfree one is showing some South African rugby show bullshit.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

The French training tomorrow with their coaches quarantined should be interesting. Training via Zoom.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

Probably because all of the French current team have been exposed to Covid, and as has been demonstrated, testing negative doesn’t mean a player is negative and won’t test positive a few days later. Since the game is going ahead it’s not entirely out of the realms of possibilities that if one French...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

Amazingly Galthié seems still determined to play and start training again Wednesday.

Although it could make for some fun psychological gamesmanship in the scrum. Just have one of the French props cough every time just as they are about to engage.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

Pretty much everyone in the French team will have to be in self isolation, I assume not allowed to leave their hotel room, for 10-14 days from their last contact with any other team member or staff. So at least the next two matches. Hopefully they can rescheduled similar to what done last year.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 3901

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

I think Graham Henry has said McCaw was the GOAT. But for me it the GOAT in all positions was Dan Carter. I don’t think he was the best in any measure of a 10. But he was within the top 3 in all measures. The reason he was so good was because of his all round game. He didn’t have any weaknesses. Car...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip RIP.
Replies: 87
Views: 5420

Re: Prince Philip RIP.

Although it might just have been worn as a homage to the cover of Le Petit Prince, no doubt one of everybody’s favourite books.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip RIP.
Replies: 87
Views: 5420

Re: Prince Philip RIP.

Derwyn wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:30 pm
JB1981 wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Sawtooth the Beaver wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:13 pm
Derwyn wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:08 pm Mr Farage tells us to expect big news after 10.
The EU are to blame for Prince Phillip? :shock:
Have you checked out Prince Charles tie in the shot leaving hospital? :shock:
:shock:
He’s a bit less subtle than his mother. But hands down to the man.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

I blame the English. I’m not sure why. But they are bound to have a hand in this.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

France wing Gabin Villiere, prop Mohamed Haouas and assistant coach Karim Ghezal have tested positive for Covid-19, the French federation (FFR) said on Saturday, taking the tally of infections within the set-up to seven Not looking very good. The tests are not very accurate, especially in the pre-s...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 202
Views: 11365

Re: 6N in tatters?

How aggressively are Ireland testing? Pretty certain France will have to withdraw. The whole bubble concept goes out the window once someone is infected. Likewise if anyone in Ireland tests positive they are goners also. Wales to win 4N with a whole series of asterisks next to it
by FairWeather_Aussie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip RIP.
Replies: 87
Views: 5420

Re: Prince Philip RIP.

Prince Phillip was by far the best royal.

He was kind of like that dottering old grandmother we all had, who kept saying inappropriate, racist things, and we’d have to explain it away that she comes from a different generation, where people weren’t as aware.

But he was quite funny.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 2859

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

Surely, for the worst list it has to be Donald Duck at number 10, who played the 2011 final at fly half. I’m pretty sure he was about 192nd in terms of preferred NZ fly halves, but everyone ahead of him had been injured by that point.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies - Morally Corrupt
Replies: 249
Views: 4265

Re: Aussies - Morally Corrupt

Given his immense hatred of all things Kiwi, I suspect grievous is secretly very proud of the Mosque killer. Scumbag post Agreed. It is completely out of order! I’ve not been part of this fred, but but I was a bit gobsmacked at that post. AC really should retract that, it goes way beyond just a bit...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies - Morally Corrupt
Replies: 249
Views: 4265

Re: Aussies - Morally Corrupt

As far as the matter itself, it just seems like a bit of politicking from Jacinda. The Australian policy is pretty clear, there is no reason to make exceptions. The woman left Australia in 2014, and conceived her children in Syria and is now in a Turkish jail cell. While it is terrible for the child...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies - Morally Corrupt
Replies: 249
Views: 4265

Re: Aussies - Morally Corrupt

Given his immense hatred of all things Kiwi, I suspect grievous is secretly very proud of the Mosque killer. Scumbag post Agreed. It is completely out of order! I’ve not been part of this fred, but but I was a bit gobsmacked at that post. AC really should retract that, it goes way beyond just a bit...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I’m not really sure why Oirish are beating themselves up about this. This is probably the strongest French side in at least the last two decades, and maybe longer. And Ireland kept the score within a conversion. Ireland managed to show and exploit the French weaknesses, the set piece, and were supe...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I’m not really sure why Oirish are beating themselves up about this. This is probably the strongest French side in at least the last two decades, and maybe longer. And Ireland kept the score within a conversion. Ireland managed to show and exploit the French weaknesses, the set piece, and were supe...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

In terms of dangerous play, my pet peeve is players purposely trying to jump over other players to field an up and under (box kick). It’s a win / win strategy. Either you catch the ball safely, and have the ball, or you fall over the other player contesting the ball and dangerously fall on your head...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

That’s how long it normally takes me after sending any text, messenger...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

Is there a gif showing May's skillz? https://media1.tenor.com/images/2b07dbe6850bc586a5b41571ba54fe8b/tenor.gif?itemid=12711871 :thumbup: Hands and head leading...nothing to see here. That's not a dive cos Nigel Owen's said you dont jump up first to dive into a swimming pool I I imagine Nigel immed...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3557

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

Punish the player. Allow a forced sub to come on after 10-20minutes so the game is still a spectacle. And ban the player for long enough to reflect on their tackling ‘ clean out etc technique. Another benefit of this is that referees will be more inclined to give out reds for dangerous behaviour. T...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3557

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

The cynic in me reckons that if the replacement option is undertaken, that opposition players of influence can be a target of foul play by a mad bomber roaring into rucks, head high decapitators, tip tacklers, et al.....all for playing with 14 players for 20 minutes.....and then reaping the reward ...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

I’m not really sure why Oirish are beating themselves up about this. This is probably the strongest French side in at least the last two decades, and maybe longer. And Ireland kept the score within a conversion. Ireland managed to show and exploit the French weaknesses, the set piece, and were super...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3557

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

The cynic in me reckons that if the replacement option is undertaken, that opposition players of influence can be a target of foul play by a mad bomber roaring into rucks, head high decapitators, tip tacklers, et al.....all for playing with 14 players for 20 minutes.....and then reaping the reward ...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Melancholic Wales Ratings v Scotland
Replies: 44
Views: 2221

Re: Jeff's All New and Melancholic Wales Ratings v Scotland

Thinly veiled "we're so good we can win averaging only 5.3 out of 10". When you're average, you're average. :smug: Or an admission that winning by the skin of your teeth against 14 players isn’t a great performance. Wales is my 6 nations team, but they have been riding luck in the red cards so far.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Referees. Wasn’t the disallowed Scottish try not obstruction because of a technicality?
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Referees. Wasn’t the disallowed Scottish try not obstruction because of a technicality?

The disallowed Scottish try. Shouldn’t that have been allowed on a technicality? I can’t find a replay, but the penalised player, I think no. 4, who was running in front of the player that scored, touched the ball before scorer and then the ball went backwards into the scorers hands. At the point, h...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v France
Replies: 185
Views: 3085

Re: Italy v France

Dupont showing he is the best 9 in the world. The Italian 9 playing up there with him. The TMO probably never having a job again. It was less than 50/50. He completely comprised himself by announcing that it was a forward pass before showing that the video that showed the ball went backwards out of ...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

Thanks Le Frog. I didn’t know that. Watching the halftime advertisements, but I’ll remember this going forward also.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

I wouldn’t be surprised for France to put 30-50 onto Italy.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

I live in France but don’t have French tv, just Netflix, though I am still expected to pay the bloody tv tax. I’ll try cricfree again in half an hour. Both matches seem to have been pushed back an hour from the time I originally saw listed for them to play.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

Has the game been delayed or something? I thought it was suppose to start 2:15.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: The Highly Anticipated Spaghettis vs Frogs game or a Roman Holiday

Does anyone have a link to this? All cricfree links are just going to non-stop advertisements for soccer.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A tribute video to the current best player playing at 9 but who is not really a 9
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: A tribute video to the current best player playing at 9 but who is not really a 9

Well you were ahead at 80 minutes I think, so a pretty impressive performance from what was essentially your B side. France could be scarily strong come World Cup time, with that amount of depth.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reddit v Hedgefunds
Replies: 159
Views: 6557

Re: Reddit v Hedgefunds

The thing with the whole “retail investors giving it to the hedge funds”, is that they are not. A couple of hedge funds have been hit very hard, but a lot of other hedge funds and traders probably joined in on the action based on volume of the squeeze, so are raking it in all the way to the bank. It...
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 2723

Re: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit

We really need to go back to the 80’s-90’s gold instead of the modern canary yellow jerseys.
by FairWeather_Aussie
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 2723

Re: Your Country's Best and Worst Kit

Australia... https://static.ffx.io/images/$width_800/t_resize_width/q_86%2Cf_auto/58b3161d89fa10c647c4fd4df30bb5ee6c92c379 Best... 2 Worst... 3, followed closely by 5. I wish the aussies would go back to that orange yellow, much cooler, and they were successful I think the 4th one with proper gold ...