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by marcus1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2547

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

The All Blacks always go into a game to win and if they think they can do that with a "B" side then thats what they'll do. Unlike the Crusaders who are running scared against a good Blues team and looking for an excuse for a loss by playing a B side. Anyway 'mate', if and when the Reds start winnin...
by marcus1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2547

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Not selecting the strongest possible side would be an insult to the Blues and all NZ rugby fans. AC often acknowledges how much the removal of All Blacks from Super Rugby and the Mitre10 Cup devalues those competitions yet here he is advocating exactly for that. I have been borderline switching off...
by marcus1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2547

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

A sell out at Eden park for the 1st time in how long? Pity its a dead rubber Yep, and a pity the Crusaders will be selecting a 2nd XV. This will be humiliating for the Blues and NZR more generally. Oh come on - are you seriously suggesting a Crusaders B team will beat the Blues? The only thing play...
by marcus1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 2547

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

A sell out at Eden park for the 1st time in how long? Pity its a dead rubber Yep, and a pity the Crusaders will be selecting a 2nd XV. This will be humiliating for the Blues and NZR more generally. Oh come on - are you seriously suggesting a Crusaders B team will beat the Blues? The only thing play...
by marcus1
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August
Replies: 240
Views: 5364

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 1st August

Been trying to work out if/how any teams can beat the Crusaders. Here's how the points are allocated again: 4 competition points to the winning team 0 competition point to the losing team 2 competition points to each team for a draw 1 competition point as the Try Bonus, to the team that scores three...
by marcus1
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939914

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

An article from Bloomberg: " Chinese scientists say the novel coronavirus will not be eradicated, adding to a growing consensus around the world that the pathogen will likely return in waves like the flu. It’s unlikely the new virus will disappear the way its close cousin SARS did 17 years ago, as i...
by marcus1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33848
Views: 939914

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Here's a couple of reader's comments about a Washington Post article about how the virus will alter the US - ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/19/coronavirus-projections-us/#comments-wrapper "I fear America is too collectively undisciplined to undergo several rounds of social distancin...
by marcus1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8466
Views: 668659

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2019?

Agree 100% - I think season 4 is the best so far. Seems like more money has been thrown at the special effects and the script writing is superior to the previous episodes. IMO the best sci-fi series for a while and long may it continue. Couple of episodes in to the Expanse. They're already sowing th...
by marcus1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Advice - Vegetarian curry
Replies: 52
Views: 2181

Re: Advice - Vegetarian curry

Save yourself some time and effort and go to PaknSave and get these prepared meals from MTR - they are seriously good. Here are two of my favourites. https://www.paknsaveonline.co.nz/product/5100346_ea_000pns?name=tasty-delights-ready-to-eat-dal-makhani https://www.paknsaveonline.co.nz/product/51012...
by marcus1
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks: Post mortem
Replies: 560
Views: 27127

Re: All Blacks: Post mortem

Other than the RC, anyone know what countries we'll be playing against in 2020? I read a article from 2017 here: https://www.freebetsbonus.co.nz/blog/new-international-rugby-calendar-benefit-blacks-2020/ "Beginning in February of 2020, Super Rugby will play from start to finish. In July, the All Bla...
by marcus1
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 131167

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Very proud of you...., good boy. :smug: Do I feel vindicated as the only* kiwi who accurately and consistently predicted a NH winner in this tournament? I do. And it feels good. Real good. I’m so pleased I was correct, so happy right now. *there may have been others but I doubt they were as accurate...
by marcus1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 131167

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Just heard Engand to delay naming team until 10pm NZ time?
by marcus1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 131167

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

STEVE HANSEN: On the ALLEGATIONS OF SPYING: “Eddie and I both know all is fair in love and war.’ “Best click bait in the world." Hansen noted Jones never said it was the All Blacks. “He was very deliberate in not doing that.’ “Everyone has jumped on it and was very successful in getting the clickbai...
by marcus1
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 107426

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Boiled Hams: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19

Absolutely disgusting lack of respect by AC for such an important match thread with that title editing. I brought the current match thread concept here ten years ago (copied completely from F365) and we've come to this. The addition of women from each country is really lame so thanks for not doing ...
by marcus1
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Penises on the Plank - QF score predictions
Replies: 119
Views: 5014

Re: Penises on the Plank - QF score predictions

Eng 21- 18 Aus
NZ 21 - 12 Ire
SA 37 - 25 Jap
Wal 26 - 5 Fra
by marcus1
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 107426

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

The Super Rugby breakdown of the AB's 23 is:

Crusaders: 10
Chiefs: 5
Hurricanes: 4
Blues: 3
Highlanders: 1
by marcus1
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 107426

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

Paddy staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Mikey. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Kathleen. He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbing the ba...
by marcus1
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official: All Blacks refusing 5 day turnaround ruins RWC
Replies: 308
Views: 10041

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

The Native wrote:Loving the faux outrage guys. Keep it up.
Just shows how much these NH grubs are pissing in their boots. Suck it up boys and kick kiwi arse on the field.
Yeah right! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by marcus1
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off
Replies: 882
Views: 34230

Re: WR Presser 4am: Games likely to be off

Just the play the games despite the Typhoon. I've been in a cyclone before and it's just strong winds and a few things flying around but they'll be inside a protected stadium - would be better if they had the game at the Sapporo Dome or somewhere else with a roof though. I think I read somewhere th...
by marcus1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 4176
Views: 128255

Re: Greta Thunberg

Just seen the actual clip about GT labelled a 'mentally ill child' on Fox. Worth a look if you haven't watched it.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/ ... el-knowles
by marcus1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales v Georgia: Match Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 15176

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales v Georgia: Match Thread

Diego wrote:I think the ref has been fine tbh. The Davies not out call was the worst call so far.

Georgia are very poor from 10 out. The fly half especially.
Hmmmm.......what game are you watching?
by marcus1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales v Georgia: Match Thread
Replies: 600
Views: 15176

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales v Georgia: Match Thread

Seriously that ref should't be allowed to ref an under 12 game let alone a rwc match. Pathetic :thumbdown:
by marcus1
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 21
Replies: 2348
Views: 49532

Re: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sep

It's going to have to be a good game to beat the French/Argie game - that was a classic 8)
by marcus1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 21
Replies: 2348
Views: 49532

Re: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sep

Is this one of the games that will be free to air in NZ? I haven't even looked at the spark package yet. Here is a good primer for watching the rwc in NZ: https://www.ki-wi.co.nz/watch-rugby-world-cup/ and what TVNZ is screening free to air: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/rugby-world-cup-2019/tvnz-1-...
by marcus1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks RWC Thread
Replies: 862
Views: 40504

Re: All Blacks RWC Thread

I watched a highlights package of the AB's vs Tonga match. It was almost 80 minutes long because the All Blacks scored so many tries. So many tries. So so many. Great tries. The best tries. After seeing that display I have to now declare they are unbackable favourites to win this world cup. Cancel ...
by marcus1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V Tonga
Replies: 614
Views: 11208

Re: All Blacks V Tonga

comets wrote:
marcus1 wrote:Game is live free-to-air on Prime TV (in NZ) - 1:40pm program start time.
Guide says noon but who cares....a lot of those old farts are going to get heartburns :lol: :lol:
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Yep, I meant the AB v Tonga game free-to-air.
by marcus1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V Tonga
Replies: 614
Views: 11208

Re: All Blacks V Tonga

Game is live free-to-air on Prime TV (in NZ) - 1:40pm program start time.
by marcus1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V Tonga
Replies: 614
Views: 11208

Re: Fiji v Tonga

marcus1 wrote:Anyone got any links for the Fiji v Tonga game on now?
Found it - live on prime tv in NZ. 7 - 7 with Tonga looking the goods atm.
by marcus1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V Tonga
Replies: 614
Views: 11208

Fiji v Tonga

Anyone got any links for the Fiji v Tonga game on now?
by marcus1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks RWC Thread
Replies: 862
Views: 40504

Re: Hansens selection dilemma

All Blacks 2019 RWC squad Hookers Dane Coles, Liam Coltman, Codie Taylor Props Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Atu Moli, Angus Ta'avao, Ofa Tuungafasi Locks Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Samuel Whitelock Loose forwards Sam Cane, Luke Jacobson, Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Matt Todd Halfb...
by marcus1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AB's quarter/semi finals
Replies: 66
Views: 2497

AB's quarter/semi finals

Just watched England smash lreland in the RWC warm-up game and if England can bring this form to the RWC then they will be hard to beat and as such, to be avoided for as long as possible. If I've understood the RWC quarter finals/semi finals format correctly (and assuming the AB's can progress to th...
by marcus1
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The English family running riot in New Zealand..
Replies: 94
Views: 5919

Re: The English family running riot in New Zealand..

From the stuff.co.nz site: "It was unclear whether the family intended to board a ferry in Wellington, but Ahleen Rayner, head of tourism and marketing for KiwiRail, which owns the Interislander, said the safety and comfort of its passengers and crew took top priority. "We won't tolerate any unruly ...
by marcus1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 56849

The Lions showed how to beat the All Blacks – play like Engl

Sam Warburton's article in The Times yesterday: " The way for England to beat New Zealand? By playing the traditional English way. That was how we, as the British & Irish Lions, managed to draw the series with the All Blacks last year."........ "You maul and drive, you pick and drive. You starve the...
by marcus1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19495

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

OP says kick-off is 10:40 NZ time. With daylight saving starting early Sunday I think this should be 11:40.
by marcus1
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190640

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Interesting fact I found today: if all semi finals races from now are called off due to light winds etc and if two teams share equal points then it is the team that has one the last race will advance into the challenger finals so if no more racing after today it would be TNZ and Artemis. Pretty toug...
by marcus1
Sun May 28, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190640

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Light winds of around 4 knots forecast for tomorrow - do they only race when it's between 6 to 24 knots?
by marcus1
Sat May 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190640

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Late rule change: "After 18 months of haggling, America's Cup teams have finally come to an agreement on the issue of redress if serious damage is sustained through the fault of another team........ Under the new regime what would have occurred with the Ainslie incident is Team NZ would have been aw...
by marcus1
Sat May 27, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190640

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Anyone know if the races will be live on the likes of vipbox, cric-free or whatever? Checked out both of those and can't find any mention of Americas cup.
by marcus1
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129824
Views: 5717227

Re: POTUS-DONALD BUBBLEFART-Already making America Great Aga

Here's a psych assessment of Trump by a Dr Suzanne Lachmann, Psy.D. She begins: "The President of the United States has a psychiatric disorder that requires his immediate removal from office." Apparently he is "demonstrating the symptoms of delusional disorder, President Trump cannot make reasoned, ...