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by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BRUMBIES v CHIEFS — R11 2014 SR Official Match Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 5020

Re: BRUMBIES v CHIEFS — R11 2014 SR Official Match Thread

indomite wrote:Clearly forward, should be a pen for thrown forward to a man in an offside position. Quite bizarre.
Given or not?
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Police harass innocent homeowner for defending his property
Replies: 427
Views: 7347

Re: Police harass innocent homeowner for defending his prope

Ever notice how once in a while you come across somebody you shouldn't have f**ked with? That's him. Your daughter falls for the wrong guy, gets dragged along to commit a crime, the first time in her life she's done any such thing, and one guy who takes the law in his hands shoots her dead and then...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BRUMBIES v CHIEFS — R11 2014 SR Official Match Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 5020

Re: BRUMBIES v CHIEFS — R11 2014 SR Official Match Thread

Ted. wrote:White is an angry little man, he flaring up at the drop of a hat. Is he on the roids?
Yeah, but he tells me the cream is working wonders 8)
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blues v Waratahs - Is there a match thread?
Replies: 276
Views: 4440

Re: Blues v Waratahs - Is there a match thread?

Hard to believe the Tahs lost that. Had opportunities to put it beyond doubt. Had the better scrum, better ruck, made plenty of breaks in the backs. Tits for hands like you wouldn't believe. Blues, still some shortcomings, notably scrum, but hey played with enthusiasm a last. Why is that so hard to ...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Virgin plane on way to Bali hijacked
Replies: 25
Views: 1736

Re: Virgin plane on way to Bali hijacked

Feel sorry for the poor Balinese. They got royally screwed by the downturn in tourism last time. About a 50% reduction in tourist income. Sad for The rest of Indonesia too if it turns out to be Jemiah Isamiah, as I can say from experience that relatively few of them are devout let alone extremist. T...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Police harass innocent homeowner for defending his property
Replies: 427
Views: 7347

Re: Police harass innocent homeowner for defending his prope

Ever notice how once in a while you come across somebody you shouldn't have f**ked with? That's him. Your daughter falls for the wrong guy, gets dragged along to commit a crime, the first time in her life she's done any such thing, and one guy who takes the law in his hands shoots her dead and then...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hater's Gonna Hate: Adam becomes 4th Whitelock All Black
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Hater's Gonna Hate: Adam becomes 4th Whitelock All Black

Good stuff. Impressive family. Are 7s players also "All Blacks"? S'pose the RL team used to known as the Professional All Blacks. considered a spare prick at the wedding by everyone Hadn't heard that one :lol: Calling the 7's team All Blacks is a pile of shit they should desist immediately. There a...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Benji Marshall - "I wasn't good enough for Rugby"
Replies: 81
Views: 3557

Re: Benji Marshall - "I wasn't good enough for Rugby"

Benji should have been played at fullback rather than at first-five. Even Andrew Johns in his prime would not look good playing at first five eighth at Super rugby level in his first half a dozen games. Least not with this current Blues side. Yep. They played him out of position. He would have slay...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's worse out of Mark Hammett or John Kirwan?
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Who's worse out of Mark Hammett or John Kirwan?

blackblackblack wrote:Who is bailing out on his team before the job is done? There's your answer.
Who is too foolish to realise he doesn't have anything to offer?
There's another (possibly just as invalid)
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the most absurd thing to come out of ANZAC day?
Replies: 73
Views: 1687

Re: Is this the most absurd thing to come out of ANZAC day?

I remember one day some Sgt who didn't know me pulled me up for not marching. I looked at him incredulously. Did he not realise that I didn't do that marching shit? You see, I was involved in rugby. As such, I avoided many of the pitfalls of the common soldier; marching and 'duties' just being a co...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pope kills man
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Pope kills man

Turbogoat wrote:How could the thread title not be "Pope goes down on man", or "Pope gives killer head"?
Pope loses erection at vital moment?
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pope kills man
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Pope kills man

Surely they have to proclaim this as some sort of a miracle?

If the statue had accidentally fallen on a convicted rapist I'm sure it would have been attributed to the will of god in some ineffable way :lol:
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian origin World XV
Replies: 173
Views: 3769

Re: Polynesian origin World XV

Samoan Descent XV 15. Mils Muliaina 14. Charles Piutau 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi 12. Ma'a Nonu 11. Julian Savea 10. Lima Sopoaga 9. Kahn Fotuali'i 8. Victor Vito 7. Jack Lam 6. Jerome Kaino 5. Will Skelton 4. Patrick Tuipulotu 3. Scott Sio 2. Keven Mealamu 1. Census Johnston Isn't Piutau Tongan? You mi...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian origin World XV
Replies: 173
Views: 3769

Re: Polynesian origin World XV

For the purposes of this thread I'm selecting players whose ethnic background includes Polynesian or Maori. 15. Israel Folau 14. Digby Ioane 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi 12. Ma'a Nonu 11. Julian Savea 10. Aaron Cruden 9. Aaron Smith 8. Billy Vunipola 7. George Smith 6. Jerome Kaino 5. Patrick Tuipulotu 4....
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It is not often you feel sorry for
Replies: 101
Views: 6310

Re: It is not often you feel sorry for

Difficult area for righties..this whole disability thing I guess.. One the one hand they think "what would Hitler do" and on the other they are selfishly and secretly going."oh my poor taxes..my poor taxes..why do I now have to pay for three disabled children? Why!!!!!" So not really to much of a s...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South Africa Out!
Replies: 2249
Views: 61160

Re: South Africa Out!

To be honest - this thread has left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth about Aussies, Kiwis and Poms, who I use to think were an ok bunch. Now I'm not so sure, although to be fair, I know there are some good sportsmen in these countries, just way too few. Also, most of people here are trolls who ped...
by merlin the happy pig
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian origin World XV
Replies: 173
Views: 3769

Re: Polynesian origin World XV

For the purposes of this thread I'm selecting players whose ethnic background includes Polynesian or Maori. 15. Israel Folau 14. Digby Ioane 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi 12. Ma'a Nonu 11. Julian Savea 10. Aaron Cruden 9. Aaron Smith 8. Billy Vunipola 7. George Smith 6. Jerome Kaino 5. Patrick Tuipulotu 4....
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL CANES V REDS MATCH THREAD....
Replies: 311
Views: 8782

Re: OFFICIAL CANES V REDS MATCH THREAD....

Opinions from those more in the know. Leiua? Will he hold onto the 12 shirt? If not, will he take the wing? If he takes the wing does Jane go to bench, or Taylor to bench and Jane to 15? Or does Leiua go to the bench? Leiua should definitely hold onto the 12 shirt. He's a big part of the improved b...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Smoking gun ...
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Smoking gun ...

x( http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/loaded-gun-hidden-in-vagina-576432 Cops: Teen Had Loaded Revolver In Her Vagina Stolen weapon found during search at Tennessee jail APRIL 22--A 19-year-old Tennessee woman had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina when she was brought into jail yesterday af...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Seeing a truly international class athlete
Replies: 37
Views: 3021

Re: Seeing a truly international class athlete

She continues to improve. Oddly enough at age 13 she could compete in the Olympics, but is too young for the European championships. If she trains through the next 2 years she will be really special (the dropout rate at ages 13 & 14 is ridiculous). She is definitely being pointed at Tokyo 2020 rath...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Andre Lampitt another UKIP racist
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Andre Lampitt another UKIP racist

The UK Independence Party has suspended a council candidate featured in its latest election broadcast for sharing "repellent" opinions on Twitter. Posts put up by builder Andre Lampitt had expressed "extreme racist views", a source said. UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who has launched an investigation i...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Benji Marshall - "I wasn't good enough for Rugby"
Replies: 81
Views: 3557

Re: Benji Marshall - "I wasn't good enough for Rugby"

Am I right in saying that no league half has switched over an been a real success at 10? Rogers played it a bit but that was only a few years in rugby (I think he played it as a youngster too?) and he wasn't exactly a success. Myler has done okay but it took him 6 years to get a cap and he has only...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Polynesian origin World XV
Replies: 173
Views: 3769

Re: Polynesian origin World XV

For the purposes of this thread I'm selecting players whose ethnic background includes Polynesian or Maori. 15. Israel Folau 14. Digby Ioane 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi 12. Ma'a Nonu 11. Julian Savea 10. Aaron Cruden 9. Aaron Smith 8. Billy Vunipola 7. George Smith 6. Jerome Kaino 5. Patrick Tuipulotu 4....
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South Africa Out!
Replies: 2249
Views: 61160

Re: South Africa Out!

Yes, it's clearly me who doesn't know what I'm talking about. I'm probably being pious and a hypocrite as well. I think its quite straight forward what Bugger is saying. South Africa was only racist because of the Russians. Its clear isnt it? The soviets made apartheid with their communising ways. ...
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Savea The Best in the World, better than Lomu even.
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Savea The Best in the World, better than Lomu even.

He seems quite obsessed with his hair and boots and looking cool. I hope he matures like CJ did and puts the required devotion in to be all he can be and make the most of his gifts. His brother Ardie could teach him a few things. Just my impression of him, don't know him personally. I hear you. It ...
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South Africa Out!
Replies: 2249
Views: 61160

Re: South Africa Out!

Look for what its worth, I think South Africa will "pull through". This is based on it's wealth, it's innate civility and it's history The President, and his mates and his successors will enrich themselves, but ultimately, not at risk of destroying the country. In 20 years, South Africa will be a b...
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Savea The Best in the World, better than Lomu even.
Replies: 50
Views: 1845

Re: Savea The Best in the World, better than Lomu even.

I don't think Savea has the necessary temperament to reach the limits of his capability like McCaw or Wilkinson. I doubt that given that he has shown a great deal of improvement in only a few years. Someone like Nonu on the other hand to 5 or 6 before he realized that he needed to keep improving to...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang
Replies: 39
Views: 2216

Re: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang

I read about this technique a while ago in one of the Terry Pratchett science of the discworlds I believe. Basically you can achieve a fantastic resolution by spreading many small dishes over a massive area, and pointing them all in the same direction. The extreme will come when we start putting hu...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang
Replies: 39
Views: 2216

Re: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang

Space elevator would help hugely, but asteroid and comet mining would also be very useful. Setup a base on the moon building the segments, until you've built yourself a spaceship capable of turning the raw materials into building materials, then you just deliver the raw goods straight to the ship i...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Robert Mugabe on BBC News
Replies: 59
Views: 2474

Re: Robert Mugabe on BBC News

assfly wrote:
merlin the happy pig wrote: It seems just as likely that tribalism is the major contributor to instablity an poverty.
How does it? Perhaps you could provide us with examples.
All of Africa and the middle east.
Sorry only 2 examples spring to mind.
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang
Replies: 39
Views: 2216

Re: £2 billion telescope to see the Big Bang

Now if only we could find a way to get off this rock in a long term manner. Even if we don't have stasis or similar, generation ships must be an option. Shielding is a huge issue though. The first problem is the enormous energy required to get sufficient mass out of our gravity well to start buildi...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1330027

Re: NZ Election year fun and frivolity thread

This OECD report could almost have been a promotion for the Internet Party... http://www.productivity.govt.nz/sites/default/files/international-perspectives-infographic-300.jpg Link: Low innovation and weak international connections limit productivity Executing progressives, hippies, and socialists...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Robert Mugabe on BBC News
Replies: 59
Views: 2474

Re: Robert Mugabe on BBC News

So let me see if I understand you. You insinuate that I'm ill informed and ignorant. You tell me that I should be "well read and educated" like you. You then say you can recommend some books on the subject and when I ask you nicely to please do. You change the subject. OK rainman, have it your way....
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Colonoscopy preparation
Replies: 67
Views: 3136

Re: Colonoscopy preparation

Rule #1?
:lol:
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pick your new All Black caps for 2014
Replies: 70
Views: 2830

Re: Pick your new All Black caps for 2014

Monkley was a great flank forward, and I've never set foot in Hamilton. I'm not alone in suggesting he would have done the black jersey proud. Monkley was infinitely a better rugby player than say Shayne Philpott, one of our worst All Blacks. He was mediocre. To call him the worst would suggest he ...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Benji seeks return to NRL
Replies: 87
Views: 2608

Re: Benji seeks return to NRL

I agree with those saying he should stick it out. Doesn't sound like he has many NRL options. Take whatever comes his way with the Blues, get a full run in the ITM Cup with anyone who'll give him a full run of games, see how it goes next year. The language in that statement sounds like a guy who's ...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Benji seeks return to NRL
Replies: 87
Views: 2608

Re: Benji seeks return to NRL

article from Gregor Paul in the NZ Herald summed it up nicely for me. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11241892 Once the legs are gone it's all over. Wests/Tigers knew it last year, (most of us knew it last year), the Blues know it now. Without the gas there isn't any...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Chiefs have a discipline problem?
Replies: 27
Views: 960

Re: Do the Chiefs have a discipline problem?

The answer is I'm not sure if it is ill discipline or part of the game plan. All teams try to intimidate, and push the boundaries, but you seem to get a lot of slack if you are also playing well and with consistent vigour. It appears to me that there is an unconscious bias by referees to the winning...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: S15: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Hamilton
Replies: 368
Views: 9975

Re: S15: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Hamilton

The ever unpopular Andy Ellis made a huge difference when he came on.
The best orchestrating halfback in NZ by some margin, doesn't have the Aaron Smith pass or the Piri Weepu Kardashian sized comedy arse, but once again he was calm and efficient and moved he team around expertly.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Canes V Blues Good Friday Match Thread.....
Replies: 339
Views: 5133

Re: Official Canes V Blues Good Friday Match Thread.....

The fact that Benji didn't play in the NPC is nuts. Even SBW played in the NPC after a couple of seasons with Toulon. That and the fact that SBW was at the peak of his powers and 5 years younger, whereas Marshall is pushing 30 and was badly out of form in league. I suspect the morons at the Blue s ...