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by UncleFB
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 26
Views: 304

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

It was more in reference to the people who continue to use the 'Rolls-Royce pack' jibe even after Scott Robertson lost something like 1600 caps after that 2019 season. Robertson gets nowhere near enough credit for subtly rebuilding this team, while still keeping a stable core of players and staying...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Referee Williams lovingly serenades for Kirifi to get out of the breakdown, repeatedly pleading with him to keep his hands off. But when the Crusaders have a hint of a hand in the breakdown it's an immediate penalty. You posted this about eh same time the ref loving told Drummond to take his hands ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

trapper wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:27 am I hope we never have this Captains referral again after this season. It sucks... wait, I like it send Lumpy off the filthy prick!
:lol:

That was similar to me with the league style golden point last night, this sucks, actually wait a minute, penalty and win to the Chiefs.
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1550

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why naturally? :D Why not? :x :lol: I was just trying to drill down, is it naturally due to: innate contrarianism; or the fact I called Perth slower than Hastings on a Tuesday evening; or the fact I call Fremantle by it's actual name Fremantle and not Freo; or the fact you lived in Oz so long their...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1550

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why naturally? :D Why not? :x :lol: I was just trying to drill down, is it naturally due to: innate contrarianism; or the fact I called Perth slower than Hastings on a Tuesday evening; or the fact I call Fremantle by it's actual name Fremantle and not Freo; or the fact you lived in Oz so long their...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1550

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

It's a coin toss for the kick off... and the team in possession has an immediate advantage. I actually saw it as the team who kicked off had a big advantage because they had territory. And if you look how the Golden Point period played out, it was the Highlanders who had the first chance to score. ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1550

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

It's a coin toss for the kick off... and the team in possession has an immediate advantage. I actually saw it as the team who kicked off had a big advantage because they had territory. And if you look how the Golden Point period played out, it was the Highlanders who had the first chance to score. ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?
Replies: 22
Views: 570

Re: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?

There will be a spot for one of them at the Blues https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/sportstalk/audio/liam-napier-review-could-lead-to-revolt-at-auckland-rugby/?fbclid=IwAR2pJpdVuLUBYlD8P0XGyA5IZOBq9VYGbNN5ghW8kZh2QoEeOORlXveUsO8 "The review and later feedback from Blues chief executive Andrew Hor...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9445
Views: 660193

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

As an insider, do you know why the effects in Snyders Justice League are so bad? Nah, not really. I know Weta Digi did some aspects of it (from memory they did the historic battle scenes when the invaders were defeated) but most was done elsewhere. I suspect it's a combination of Snyder having some...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1550

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why all the hate for the Golden point? Beats the feeling a draw brings A draw is a legitimate and honourable result. This neediness for an outright result is not something that has come out of sport per se, but a TV contrivance. It's almost infantile in its glee to see one team lose an otherwise ev...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Do we ready anything into the fact that Ardie Saavea immediately switches to no.7 the same week that it's announced that Sam Cane will be out for 4-6 months with an injury? I hope we can read into it. I'd rather he play at 7 now and we use a proper 8. Yep, I agree wholeheartedly FB. That's definite...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:56 am
les@mooloolaba wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:44 am I wonder what the Saders mindset is this week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvFNLAnYNw
:lol:
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:55 pm Do we ready anything into the fact that Ardie Saavea immediately switches to no.7 the same week that it's announced that Sam Cane will be out for 4-6 months with an injury?
I hope we can read into it. I'd rather he play at 7 now and we use a proper 8.
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9445
Views: 660193

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

They are very good. Rewatchable good Keep meaning to get around to them, but something about the protagonist being a CGI chimp turns me off. To my post above, the CGI chimp is more realistic than anything in Justice League. They're good films, and Andy Serkis is pretty awesome in the mo cap role.
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9445
Views: 660193

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Watched Eric Andre's Bad Trip because there's absolutely nothing else new. It's funny if you're drunk. Re-watched BladeRunner 2049 in 4K, what a movie, just gets better with time. I really like that Blade Runner film but I was working at Weta Digi when it won Best Visual Effects over the third Apes...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:38 am
UncleFB wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 am
Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am I assumed Rayasi was injured. Dropping him while keeping Savea is certainly a....choice.
One could only assume that the coach has told Savea that this is his last chance.
He must be on 7 years of last chances by now.
Give the lad a break: it is only Year Six.
:lol:
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038342

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So just to recap. The moment Scotty and his boys start copping scrutiny about the vaccine rollout the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation suddenly change their position on Astra Zeneca without any substantially different facts from what has been known for a month or so now. How indep...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am I assumed Rayasi was injured. Dropping him while keeping Savea is certainly a....choice.
One could only assume that the coach has told Savea that this is his last chance.
He must be on 7 years of last chances by now.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

It's interesting that in the article that I posted a link to above, it says that; In the backs, Salesi Rayasi was dropped from the 23 for what Holland described as his work off the ball in Auckland, with Julian Savea and Wes Goosen reuniting. I would have thought that dropping your most potent wing...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

A Reuben Love summary please Canes fans? With a surname like that I'm tempted to make a prison-relationship metaphor about how his debut might go, but I get in trouble for making such comments these days. Originally a schoolboy star from the Poo but is a Wellington contracted player so has been giv...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

It's interesting that in the article that I posted a link to above, it says that; In the backs, Salesi Rayasi was dropped from the 23 for what Holland described as his work off the ball in Auckland, with Julian Savea and Wes Goosen reuniting. I would have thought that dropping your most potent wing...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

1 XAVIER NUMIA 2 DANE COLES 3 TYREL LOMAX 4 JAMES BLACKWELL 5 ISAIA WALKER-LEAWERE 6 REED PRINSEP 7 ARDIE SAVEA © 8 DEVAN FLANDERS 9 LUKE CAMPBELL 10 RUBEN LOVE 11 WES GOOSEN 12 NGANI LAUMAPE 13 PETER UMAGA-JENSEN 14 JULIAN SAVEA 15 JORDIE BARRETT REPLACEMENTS: 16. ASAFO AUMUA 17. TEVITA MAFILEO 18...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Crusaders after a shaming is something to be weary of. They hardly ever lose 2 in a row. This could get ugly That's if the Canes even turn up, literally not figuratively. The feckless imposters haven't even named their team yet. :( I would like to see a loosie trio of 6. Fifita, 7. Savea, and 8. Fl...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Crusaders after a shaming is something to be weary of. They hardly ever lose 2 in a row. This could get ugly That's if the Canes even turn up, literally not figuratively. The feckless imposters haven't even named their team yet. :( I would like to see a loosie trio of 6. Fifita, 7. Savea, and 8. Fl...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 313
Views: 4115

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

guy smiley wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:24 am Poor old Whetukamokamo Douglas just gets shoved all over the joint and delivers too, without seeming to ever get a nailed on starting spot.
I don't think he's "delivered" as much recently as he did when he first turned up at the Crusaders.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9445
Views: 660193

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Re watched Lady Bird with the mrs. Good god I don't understand why critics were creaming themselves over it. A glossy, by the numbers coming of age movie, but utterly lacking anything approaching an edge. Maybe the young, artsy world doesn't get me striver kid story makes a certain type feel fuzzy ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8526

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

What were Tongans position on the issue before the colonisers and missionaries spread the “Good news” How old do you think this bloke is? Sometimes I wonder how old you are. Were Tongans bigoted towards homosexuality before the cultural indoctrination of Christianity? Just seems ironic the culture ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8526

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Kefu and Izzy two great players. As a half Samoan and ex Mormon I understand their indoctrination into an ancient cult. As a christian and someone capable of logical thinking... fvck the bigots. Love Tongans, have to accept different cultures, that is what makes the world so interesting. What were ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 214
Views: 6136

Re: All Black squad selection thread

I'm double crushed, I was assuming we'd have one of Weber or Fakatava available for the Magpies this year. Pretty much lost any chance of that now. On Bryn Hall, he's a better player now than when he was with the Blues - if was a difficult take for a 10 to play outside him back then - not sure he's ...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?

He looks like the kind of bloke that sleeps until 4pm and spends the night in a Toyota Supra dropping baggies around town. And Matt Toomua looks like he's an actual zombie. A middle aged zombie at that. How the f**k did he end up with Ellyse Perry? She's just wonderful. Apparently Toomua's nickname...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 149
Views: 3784

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 149
Views: 3784

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Uncle FB - that does bring back childhood memories. Unfortunately it was a rare trip to Ocean Beach - we used to camp at Clifton ... My main memories of Clifton is that whenever we visited friends out there it was always raining. Plus, I still have no idea why people would go to Clifton when Ocean ...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 149
Views: 3784

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34368
Views: 1460797

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Gotta love 'em... link A committed pair of young professionals who’ve just purchased a home younger than them in our town’s depressing Heights district hope they’re the only one who want to hire a campervan and get lost in New Zealand in June. Now that the borders are set to open between New Zealan...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8526

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Risky words from Toutai Kefu. Might have been better off telling Folau that in private if he’s that keen to get him to play for Tonga. I think the worst thing about his comments is that he's speaking for others, I'm sure not all Tongan rugby players are homophobic bigots using religion as their dre...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8526

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Risky words from Toutai Kefu. Might have been better off telling Folau that in private if he’s that keen to get him to play for Tonga. I think the worst thing about his comments is that he's speaking for others, I'm sure not all Tongan rugby players are homophobic bigots using religion as their dre...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 26992
Views: 1038342

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a disgrace. The govt's delivery on their vaccine promises have been abject failure.Greg Hunt has proven himself another talking sock puppet, full of BS promises. Australia's vaccine performance. is piss poor when compared to other developed countries... if not the worst. Aussie politicians tal...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:31 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am ... he went on to play ...a dozen international Rugby tests,
For which country?
Try and guess?
Either the Wobblies or Italy?
Nope. Japan.
Craig Wing?
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2586

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...