Search found 1148 matches

by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July
Replies: 182
Views: 3466

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July

BB falling to bits at the back
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28280

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

Could he be any worse than Qantas?
by tubbyj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?
Replies: 132
Views: 4867

Re: Players whose form fell of a 'cliff'?

Luke McCallister and sad to say it looks likek Aaron Cruden.

Both hamstrung by going overseas. Left as creative sparks came back as carthorses.
by tubbyj
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ North vs South match
Replies: 76
Views: 2176

Re: NZ North vs South match

If it's an AB trial then it should be a Probables v Possibles. I doubt this game will carry any weight at all in regards to AB selection. It's just a nostalgic moneyspinner for a dying organization desperate to stay afloat Ian Foster again showing what a poor choice for All Black coach he was by pa...
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ North vs South match
Replies: 76
Views: 2176

Re: NZ North vs South match

On current form, maybe? 15. Will Jordan (Tasman) 14. Jordie Barrett (Canterbury) 13. Brayden Ennor (Canterbury) 12. Jack Goodhue (Canterbury) 11. George Bridge (Canterbury) 10. Richie Mo'unga (Canterbury) 9. Brad Weber (Otago) 8. Gareth Evans (Otago) 7. Dillon Hunt (Otago) 6. Shannon Frizzell (Tasm...
by tubbyj
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS COVID19-FREE THREAD

The Hitler oak is safe. This will be a mainly North Island thing in NZ. South islanders will just ignore it.
by tubbyj
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reducing subs: a scientist's view
Replies: 33
Views: 1537

Re: Reducing subs: a scientist's view

Other than maybe some locks who are on the heavier side, the subs being chucked on isn't because the replaced players couldn't do the 80. Usually it's tactical or the GPS data indicates that the player has fallen below optimum performance. The latter doesn't mean they're not capable of finishing th...
by tubbyj
Sat May 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28280

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

Dude in all seriousness if Super rugby's troubles have taught anything over the last 10 years is that for a successful competition to continue to prosper and be relevant it must maintain its integrity. The amount of short term financial gain of including SA would not offset the risk of long term sta...
by tubbyj
Sat May 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28280

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

That is nothing. NZ and Australia could join the NFL. They will give an equal share of the money pool they have worked to build up and change the rules to better suit our style of play. Why not we are combined 5 times RWC winners, and once they smell our fantasy money they will welcome us with open ...
by tubbyj
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Avengers Endgame was crap
Replies: 99
Views: 3071

Re: Avengers Endgame was crap

Agree that it is over hyped. It wasn't complete crap but was below average.
by tubbyj
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bang average players that got a crazy amount of caps.
Replies: 215
Views: 7114

Re: Bang average players that got a crazy amount of caps.

For NZ you could make an entire team of Crusaders during the professional era. Greg Somerville - 66 Reuben Thorne - 50 check out his wikipedia picture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuben_Thorne Mark Hammett - 29 Dave Hewett -22 Caleb Ralph -14 Todd Blackadder - 12 Blackadder was rank average but I...
by tubbyj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The *OFFICIAL* Pie thread.
Replies: 176
Views: 5253

Re: The Official Pie thread. (and why the meat pie defines A

Answer me this, MOG - has Australia had a national fast food chain devoted to meat pies? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR_9PiPSi7exVz2t2-ul8rD0T15wCPlPF-P3e_uwTK0ZQy766YP Yes. Pie Face. I'm not sure Pie Face is cheap and nasty enough to be in the same league as Georgie Pie....
by tubbyj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which RWCs have an asterisk?
Replies: 57
Views: 2189

Re: Which RWCs have an asterisk?

Yep Craig Joubert was both a great referee and a great servant of the game, which was the better for his involvement. For shame sullying his reputation.
by tubbyj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Izzy, what the HELL!!
Replies: 8648
Views: 248032

Re: Izzy, what the HELL!!

I'm astonished anyone as unrelentingly, aggressively thick as OB is still alive, really seems the type that requires a reminder to breathe. This the kind of post that makes me think you as the type who can't argue any ideas of your own so you just agree with the majority and start insulting the peo...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

I don't imagine you laugh at much TBH you seem like the type of guy who genuinely believes you can embarrass yourself on an internet forum. Mind you with 4000+ post this is obviously pretty serious stuff to you.
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

brat wrote:
tubbyj wrote:Hearing his voice now it was that fattie Craig MacMillan.

Now has a five wicket bag but fatty MacMillan and Hesson won't admit he made them look like dicks
Stay off the booze - you’re embarrassing yourself
Maybe you need a drink to stop being such a self appointed moderator
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Interesting listening to Mike Hesson and someone else (Maybe McCullum) commentating on Jamiesons bowling. they were barely disguising that they didn't rate him and were crapping on how poorly he was bowling and how much he had to learn. Well 4 wickets and one drop that should have been a wicket I w...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Hearing his voice now it was that fattie Craig MacMillan.

Now has a five wicket bag but fatty MacMillan and Hesson won't admit he made them look like dicks
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Interesting listening to Mike Hesson and someone else (Maybe McCullum) commentating on Jamiesons bowling. they were barely disguising that they didn't rate him and were crapping on how poorly he was bowling and how much he had to learn. Well 4 wickets and one drop that should have been a wicket I wo...
by tubbyj
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR science off
Replies: 54
Views: 2602

Re: PR science off

paynie wrote:18/25 tough quiz.
Very tough quiz

I got 26 out of 25
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread

You are right Bill English did a good job keeping the books tight and returning it to surplus but to do what FOG did when he took a sneaky dig at Michael Cullen while pretending to praise him with 'his years of surplus's comment' the global financial crisis only hit NZ for a a couple of years thanks...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread

As for the Unions they didn't fudge themselves. Business owners and managers always believe that unions are the one thing stopping them making huge profits and the economy going gangbusters just as Unions believe employers and business owners are stopping everyone having enjoying a high standard of ...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Nobody wants no hopers but once you create someone who is basically useless to even themselves then there is little hope of breaking that pattern. The first noticeable emergence of a significant group of these people in NZ was in the late 80s and 90s. When these people go on to have 3 to 10 children...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread

You could argue against a lot of what Clarks government did but the Cullen fund and Kiwisaver were very good for NZ long term . Also the Labour government underwrote the 2011 rwc hosting which were instrumental in us winning the right to hold it here. I'm sure this will bring a tear to Eug's eye :l...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33535
Views: 1270760

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Funnily enough I was referring to Aunty Helen's Labour in the first paragraph and Shonkey's National in the second. Just shows people see what they want to see. Helen Clark's Labour government gets a lot of credit but as far as I can tell the rot in this country started under her (Maybe Shipley or ...
by tubbyj
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Afraid to say I agree with Mark Reason https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/black-caps/119783937/mark-reason-kyle-jamieson-joins-crickets-chequered-pantheon-of-great-test-debutants Southee should not have been man of the match he bowled well but he was reaping the dividends of Kyle Jamieson's hard ...
by tubbyj
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Likewise if 3 seamers + Colin can't get the job done in NZ conditions can anyone see adding a spinner will make any difference? Other than sparing the seamers figures when the spinner has 100+ runs on their overs rather than the others. I would hate to see NZ spinners averages in NZ but they really ...
by tubbyj
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Round 4 - Crusaders vs Highlanders Match Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 3128

Re: SR Round 4 - Crusaders vs Highlanders Match Thread

I didn't understand it at the time and it looks worse with each game but is recruiting Mitch Hunt and moving All Black 10 Josh Ioane to 12 the dumbest coaching move of the season. Aaron Mauger obviously trying to catch the eye of Ian Foster and pick up an All Blacks assistant role by showing he too ...
by tubbyj
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nobody stopped watching Rugby because of Raelene or Izzy
Replies: 44
Views: 1573

Re: Nobody stopped watching Rugby because of Raelene or Izzy

Australians hate getting not only beaten but ritually humiliated. Big surprise. Australian teams have never been so poorly coached as the have been over the last 4 years. Raelene Castle has bet all Aussie ruby has left on Dave Rennie and that is the best anyone could do as he is among the best coach...
by tubbyj
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Great stuff Black Caps. Comprehensively outplayed them over all 3 games. It is worth noting India came off a ODI series win over the Aussies in Australia directly before this as well. So while we might not be too good at 20/20 and the Aussies certainly humiliated us in test cricket this result as we...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Well I heard the Indian media were calling the NZ team chokers who couldn't handle pressure. Bit presumptuous given we put them out in the biggest theatre of the game in recent meetings. Anyway a 2-0 series win in the first part of the meaningful cricket will have those who did say this (if what I h...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Jamieson like all NZ bowlers doesn't appear to know how to bowl a yorker though. Just after I praised him as well. :blush:
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Like the look of this Kyle Jamieson. Put him with Trent Boult, Lochie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner with Neesham as the part timer and we have some variation and points of difference to our attack. With Southee and Henry you always got the impression they were too similar to Bou...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Feb 8
Replies: 219
Views: 4601

Re: Super Rugby: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Feb 8

Nice defense by the chefs to end the half. Can someone please explain to my why at that last scrum the referee was screaming at the Crusaders to play the ball when we were clearly going forward and had secured a scrum penalty at the previous scrum? Why does the referee decide to put verbal pressure...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18624

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Southee is not up to it anymore.
by tubbyj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nick Mallets daughter... nsfw
Replies: 233
Views: 15018

Re: Nick Mallets daughter... nsfw

Is there some DSM categorisation for such behaviour? She clearly can’t be thought of as a pedophile in the traditional sense as the guys aren’t super young but it’s still wildly inappropriate. Yeah, these guys are fit and young but looking like she does she could be dating anyone? Why throw your ca...
by tubbyj
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Star Wars Episode 9 - worse than AotC
Replies: 541
Views: 26661

Re: Star Wars Episode 9

Anyway back to the films themselves, Mauler on youtube who achieved fame for eviscerating The Last Jedi and its apologists similar to what Red letter Media's Mr Plinkett did with the prequels has just released his review of The Rise of Skywalker. Link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0528-TlROD...
by tubbyj
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Star Wars Episode 9 - worse than AotC
Replies: 541
Views: 26661

Re: Star Wars Episode 9

The Last Jedi was a giant turd of a movie way way worse than the prequels. JJ Abrams efforts may have been better but as he himself acknowledged the stank of the Rian Johnson movie made it impossible to do much other than apply a sticky plaster to a guillotine wound. As a result the 3 Disney movies ...
by tubbyj
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 34216

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

grievous wrote:
Bindi wrote:Quite pathetic from NZ. Gave up at the end there.

Is that 6 matches in row that haven't made it past 4 days? What a shit show.
Im afraid they won't be getting this position in the calendar again, ACB cant risk the shortened tests.
:lol:
by tubbyj
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ricky Gervais Golden Globes
Replies: 219
Views: 10549

Re: Ricky Gervais Golden Globes

Loved the bit about "Thank you agent, Thank your god and get the fudge off"

Well done Mr Gervais.