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by 749a
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?
Replies: 98
Views: 3226

Re: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?

If we decide to jump off the cliff, we need some data to inform us about the rationale of such an action and the chances of landing somewhere safe. John P.A. Ioannidis is professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data s...
by 749a
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reset of the Rugby Seasons
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Reset of the Rugby Seasons

What does this global season look like?

Even if everyone wanted in, how do you overcome the SH/NH summer/winter issues?
by 749a
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1192
Views: 53127

Re: The 2020 market crash

LandOTurk wrote:How will Russia and Venezuela fair in this? Two countries highly dependent on oil prices.
Saudi's are hoping it's absolutely devastating for them - which is why they are doing it
by 749a
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What happened to the drop goal?
Replies: 46
Views: 1862

Re: What happened to the drop goal?

Drop goals are hard. Even Johnny missed 2 or 3 in the WC final

Someone good at maths got involved and worked out the expected points from each drop goal attempt, and compared that with the expected points from camping out in the opposition 30m zone and decided that they weren't generally worth it.
by 749a
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR: Crusaders vs Reds: MATCH THREAD: Friday March 6
Replies: 126
Views: 2855

Re: SR: Crusaders vs Reds: MATCH THREAD: Friday March 6

Dave Aldred, Johnny Wilkinson's ex-coach, is the Reds goal kicking coach isn't he?
by 749a
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27447
Views: 666947

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

Working Class Rugger wrote:
749a wrote:
Saw that. But also looked for other sources likes the Australian Bureau of Statisitcs. Which is where I got the 2017 and 2018 figures from. Got the 2019 ones from an SBS article.
Think it might a "contributes to death" v a "cause of death" thing.
by 749a
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27447
Views: 666947

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

My neighbour, who is a pathology nurse and works in a supervisory position, was telling me yesterday that a lot more people are dying from influenza than from coronavirus. Apparently the advice that she and her cohort are working under is that it is not possible to transmit the virus other than by ...
by 749a
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27447
Views: 666947

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

My neighbour, who is a pathology nurse and works in a supervisory position, was telling me yesterday that a lot more people are dying from influenza than from coronavirus. Apparently the advice that she and her cohort are working under is that it is not possible to transmit the virus other than by ...
by 749a
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27447
Views: 666947

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

grubberkick wrote:How viable is this virus outside of a host? i.e. could it be transported around on surfaces?
WHO is advising that the virus can only survive on hard surfaces for a few hours. But there's a fair bit of conflicting advice out there
by 749a
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR 2020 W 03 - Jaguares v Reds - Sat 15 Feb 23:00 UTC
Replies: 166
Views: 3378

Re: SR 2020 W 03 - Jaguares v Reds - Sat 15 Feb 23:00 UTC

australia's prodigal son injured? TEAM NEWS: Jordan Petaia has suffered a shoulder injury that has ruled him out of the Reds Rugby clash with the Jaguares and will be further assessed in Brisbane. https://t.co/cTBCi1W0Ja?amp=1 The rumour mill is that it's a pretty bad injury and he's likely to miss...
by 749a
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Junior sign on fees
Replies: 50
Views: 1656

Re: Junior sign on fees

These Brissie prices seem a fair bit higher than what they are charging in Sydney. My local junior club is $150, which is pretty much what the competitors (league, AFL, cricket) charge as well. Soccer is the exception being higher That settles it, I'm moving to Sydney! They sell XXXX down there rig...
by 749a
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Junior sign on fees
Replies: 50
Views: 1656

Re: Junior sign on fees

These Brissie prices seem a fair bit higher than what they are charging in Sydney.
My local junior club is $150, which is pretty much what the competitors (league, AFL, cricket) charge as well. Soccer is the exception being higher
by 749a
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Junior sign on fees
Replies: 50
Views: 1656

Re: Junior sign on fees

deadduck wrote:Does any amount of this go to the ARU or state RU?
Insurance takes some (for Juniors it's less than $20). BJRU and QRU take some.
ARU get none of it (though they admisinter the insurance payment).
by 749a
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd2: Lions vs Reds - 8 Feb @ Ellis Park
Replies: 131
Views: 2046

Re: SR Rd2: Lions vs Reds - 8 Feb @ Ellis Park

Surprised Lucas was dropped. Thorn needs to stick with a 10 instead of chopping and changing all the time. Bench is very weak. #ThornOut Dropping not swapping makes me wonder if Jebusbrad was also headscratching over who should be 12. Mungo you were more impressive when you presented yourself under...
by 749a
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25684
Views: 912809

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Notwithstanding all of the other maneuvers, Canavan's little foray into kingmaking has cost him something like $150,000 per year overnight from loss of his additional ministerial salary
by 749a
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25684
Views: 912809

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The thing is, it isn't just one mine. Adani is the first. Once it goes ahead, about 6 will follow. A couple of them are already at an advanced EIS stage. The people in the region know this. Adani is just the catch-all name for mining. In QLD, if you oppose Adani...you oppose all mining. Well, that'...
by 749a
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 31973

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Does anybody else agree that day night tests will almost always be dominated by who ever wins the toss and thus controls the innings timings. It's a shame that day nighters are even more lopsided than their day counterparts because they have copied the same rules straight across the format. How abo...
by 749a
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 31973

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Does anybody else agree that day night tests will almost always be dominated by who ever wins the toss and thus controls the innings timings. It's a shame that day nighters are even more lopsided than their day counterparts because they have copied the same rules straight across the format. How abo...
by 749a
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Izzy, what the HELL!!
Replies: 8648
Views: 240989

Re: Izzy, what the HELL!!

Izzy, was of course, wearing his Waratahs jersey in his profile pic, wearing his Wallaby jersey throughout many of his posts, promoting his and both the Tahs and Wallabies sponsors on his posts as well. Iimage rights owned by others Those commercial posts were in-between the dozens of ones where he ...
by 749a
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies pist motem
Replies: 155
Views: 9592

Re: Wallabies pist motem

Matt Henjak wrote:If Toutai Kefu is on the list, that’s going to be tough to turn down.
I really don't ge this. Other than his name why would he be even considered? Has he ever coached a successful team, let alone got a record of success at international level?
by 749a
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies pist motem
Replies: 155
Views: 9592

Re: Wallabies pist motem

Great news! Bloke’s reign was an utter disaster. Good work will be undone if the hire another ‘old boy’ though. Is Brett Robinson another old boy? Edit - actually looks like he can't do it as he's had his 9 years. McLean and Sherry are also out. Other than Marlow, the rest of them haven't been ther...
by 749a
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - this f__king drought.
Replies: 208
Views: 8303

Re: Australia - this f__king drought.

Lets get some perspective on this The Murray Darling Basin is what we are talking about here, which is the most impacted and most important catchment in Australia. It's the size of South Africa, or 5 time the size of the UK There's nearly 80,000km of rivers and waterways in the catchment, with the ...
by 749a
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - this f__king drought.
Replies: 208
Views: 8303

Re: Australia - this f__king drought.

Lets get some perspective on this The Murray Darling Basin is what we are talking about here, which is the most impacted and most important catchment in Australia. It's the size of South Africa, or 5 time the size of the UK There's nearly 80,000km of rivers and waterways in the catchment, with the ...
by 749a
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - this f__king drought.
Replies: 208
Views: 8303

Re: Australia - this f__king drought.

Lets get some perspective on this The Murray Darling Basin is what we are talking about here, which is the most impacted and most important catchment in Australia. It's the size of South Africa, or 5 time the size of the UK There's nearly 80,000km of rivers and waterways in the catchment, with the M...
by 749a
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia - this f__king drought.
Replies: 208
Views: 8303

Re: Australia - this f__king drought.

Murray/Darling catchment

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by 749a
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Caterpillar
Replies: 41
Views: 2551

Re: The Caterpillar

If a team set up a four/five/six chain caterpillar, all bound one behind the other, everyone else rolls aaway, what's stopping them walking up the field with the guy at the back controlling things ala a pushover scrum. How would the defense stop it? Don't engage. Then it's offside. Assume contact o...
by 749a
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE!
Replies: 33
Views: 3143

Re: EDDIE EDDIE EDDIE!

Eddie was ahead of his time. All his rugby theories have come to fruition in the England team. The difference is he has the cattle to do it. And the money !! Money twice? To be honest, bar a few specialists here and there I'm not sure what money gets for a test side that others don't these days. Mo...
by 749a
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Caterpillar
Replies: 41
Views: 2551

Re: The Caterpillar

If a team set up a four/five/six chain caterpillar, all bound one behind the other, everyone else rolls aaway, what's stopping them walking up the field with the guy at the back controlling things ala a pushover scrum. How would the defense stop it?
by 749a
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Caterpillar
Replies: 41
Views: 2551

Re: The Caterpillar

What's the law change that makes them illegal?
by 749a
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

In memoriam of some of TGC's(The Great Cheika) selections over the years (and temper tantrums), here is what some wag posted on GAGR in 2015. Michael Chieka presents the (waratahs plus guests) wallabies to play those big dutch c*nts. 1. Cuddly looking fellah from up north 2. Short angry bald guy fr...
by 749a
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

In memoriam of some of TGC's(The Great Cheika) selections over the years (and temper tantrums), here is what some wag posted on GAGR in 2015. Michael Chieka presents the (waratahs plus guests) wallabies to play those big dutch c*nts. 1. Cuddly looking fellah from up north 2. Short angry bald guy fr...
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sunwolves not goorn?
Replies: 85
Views: 2457

Re: Sunwolves not goorn?

How their new domestic rugby season works with the TRC window is going to be a show stopper.

Zero chance of sunwolves. A team without a point
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

Zakar wrote:Lucas and Loloseio seem to be playing well at NRC level. Hopefully one of them stands up in the soup.
It does say quite a bit that we have no certainty on who will be running out at 10 in the first game at any of our Super Rugby teams next year.
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 5 referring head-scratchers... (olddie from Aus)
Replies: 47
Views: 2556

Re: Top 5 referring head-scratchers... (olddie from Aus)

WB disallowing de Allende's try last night was very odd. Looked fine in real time and replay confirmed no hold. I just don't get it. Disallowed for a double-movement apparently. Did he place it down before the line and not get to his feet again before re-moving? The ref thought he was held by an op...
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

Yes, but it's not as if any of Australia's playmakers held their hands up either over those 5 years. Nor where any play makers putting their hands up for years before. It's a long term problem that predates Cheika. There is only so much a coach can do. The fact is Australia have had problems for a ...
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

I'm not nearly as optimistic as many of you guys. There are more good teams now than there ever have been. Half our good players are overseas and ineligible. We continue to lost our young talent to league. I reckon we are, and should be a 50/50 team especially if we mainly play TRC and 6 nations tea...
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone
Replies: 173
Views: 8172

Re: Michael Cheika Goooooooooooone

Plan A was Foley, because Toomua was OS and CLL was sick. But he lost all form. So Plan B was CLL, but he can't play a) 80 minutes of test rugby, or multiple games in a row. So Plan C was Toomua, but he can't pass left to right which kind of stuffed up our entire backline, especially because our 12 ...
by 749a
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 6245

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

The actual offense that gets penalised by the "no arms tackle" would not seem to apply here
9.16 A player must not charge or knock down an opponent carrying the ball without attempting to grasp that player.
by 749a
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern greats playing their final matches
Replies: 46
Views: 2802

Re: Modern greats playing their final matches

Could be Pocock and Genia’s last match for the Wallabies this weekend. Both are retiring from internationals once Australia is out. Which other big names are drawing an end to their career? Probably not a "great" but Kepu is done to after 106 (ish) caps. Probably AAC as well Might be the last time ...
by 749a
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it just me or is there more whining in rugby these days?
Replies: 49
Views: 1841

Re: Is it just me or is there more whining in rugby these da

Do they penalize diving/faking? Is it possible within the laws. Yes, sort of: MISCONDUCT A player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship. Sanction: Penalty. https://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=9&language=EN Diving is specifically covered by 7.c A player must not: Do anyt...