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by vh5150
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Comgrats England.
Replies: 150
Views: 5040

Re: Comgrats England.

Congrats England. Never let the ABs play. No gripes here, the better team won on the night.
by vh5150
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 123118

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

Congrats England. All over us from the kick off.
by vh5150
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 August
Replies: 1611
Views: 26276

Re: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 Au

Big game for the ABs after a nervous first 30. There is a lot to like about this current Wallabies but they did play against 14 for 40 last and reality was going to home tonight. AB loose trio was immense as was the much maligned Tuitulopu at No 4. SBW made a real difference in defence in the middle...
by vh5150
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Wellington 27th July
Replies: 1703
Views: 44685

Re: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Wellington 27th

Good fair contest between 2 titans. Draw a fair result and probably the ideal physical hit out for both sides before Japan. ABs will be sweating on big Brodie though.
by vh5150
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC 2019: Pumas v All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Jul 20, 18:05 GMT
Replies: 774
Views: 19935

Re: RC 2019: Pumas v All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Jul 20, 18:05

Moment of the match was BBs try saving tackle in the 66th minute. His kicking out of hand is an issue currently but the rest of his game is in fine shape.
by vh5150
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC 2019: Pumas v All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Jul 20, 18:05 GMT
Replies: 774
Views: 19935

Re: RC 2019: Pumas v All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Jul 20, 18:05

Thought this was a good win. For the ABs. That Pumas team has been playing together since Feb. ABs thrown together with many not having played for over a month. Away from home in a cauldron. A triumph for team culture, coaching staff and support staff. Invaluable experience for the players. NZ depth...
by vh5150
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR Awards live tonight
Replies: 121
Views: 4713

Re: WR Awards live tonight

Congrats to Ireland and their fans. Well deserved sweep and worthy winners of the main categories and humble with it. My 2nd favourite Int team. 👍
by vh5150
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland, Best team in the world
Replies: 183
Views: 8658

Re: Ireland, Best team in the world

Congrats to Ireland and their fans. Well deserved sweep and worthy winners of the main categories and humble with it. My 2nd favourite Int team. 👍
by vh5150
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.
Replies: 262
Views: 9148

Re: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.

Wagner is a national icon
by vh5150
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.
Replies: 262
Views: 9148

Re: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.

Kiwias wrote:YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
by vh5150
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.
Replies: 262
Views: 9148

Re: Pakistan v NZ Test Series - Hell in a handbasket.

What a win for the Crappers! By 4 runs and 5 on debut for Patel. Fabulous result for the team.

Fark the rugby, cricket is the winner👍
by vh5150
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland, Best team in the world
Replies: 183
Views: 8658

Re: Ireland, Best team in the world

A wonderful win for Ireland and well deserved. Resilient and brave and controlled the game. Thought the ref had an excellent game. The ABs didn’t have the answers today. Plenty for them to work on over the next 10 months and that’s a good thing. To the Irish go bragging rights and the ABs now chasin...
by vh5150
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: Ireland vs All Blacks 17 Nov 2018 1900 IST
Replies: 2696
Views: 65654

Re: Official Thread: Ireland vs All Blacks 17 Nov 2018 1900

Intriguing winner take all test coming. 1 vs 2 and bragging rights on the table. Mentally the ABs will be up for it. After the 2016 exhibition test in Chicago the ABs turned up in Ireland 2 weeks later and physically brutalised the Irish for 80 minutes. More of that please coach Hansen.
by vh5150
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poorly officiating the offside line
Replies: 307
Views: 13382

Re: Poorly officiating the offside line

From the NZHerald this morning. World Rugby has backed the controversial decision to disallow England's late try against the All Blacks in yesterday's test at Twickenham. The decision of the TMO Marius Jonker during the final minutes of the test sparked outrage in the rugby community, especially fro...
by vh5150
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poorly officiating the offside line
Replies: 307
Views: 13382

Re: Poorly officiating the offside line

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Miles offside. Good officiating and the correct decision.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55408

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

Rugby is a simple game and offside rules are too.

At a ruck stay behind the feet of your last player in the ruck. Lawes was in front of his last players feet ... so offiside and NO TRY. And it was a ruck because the ref said it was.

My question is was the ref allowed to involve the TMO here?
by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55408

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

I hope the players/teams are sharing a beer in the sheds. A credit to both nations.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55408

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

Great to see such a tight contest. Tough conditions and 16 unanswered points makes it a great escape for the ABs. Hard luck England but tremendous effort. AB coaching staff will asking some very hard questions but ultimately the ABs showed character to get out of that one.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55408

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

Placed my bet at the TAB. Ref Jérôme Garces will fark over the ABs again. 10 tests with the ABs and he’s dishes out 7 yellow cards and 1 red to the most disciplined team in the world. He was involved in the farcical end to the 3rd Test vs the Lions. That penalty reversal should have been investigate...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Player of the Year
Replies: 72
Views: 2178

Re: World Rugby Player of the Year

sinba556 wrote:
vh5150 wrote:If Codie Taylor doesn’t win it this year then the award is busted. Unbelievable the effort he’s put into AB machine this year.
Suspect they will probably go for someone who has been nominated
Exactly my point. The fact Codie wasn’t nominated is a travesty.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL THREAD: All Blacks vs Japan, 3 November
Replies: 438
Views: 9914

Re: OFFICIAL THREAD: All Blacks vs Japan, 3 November

Not sure if Japan are all they are cracked up to be after this test. Commentators crapping on about how competitive Japan are. But they were thumped by a 3rd/4th string team who played ok. Japan has home advantage and a ref who blew a homer. This Japan team looks weaker than their RWC 2015 side. I k...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kieran Read to retire
Replies: 89
Views: 3793

Re: Kieran Read to retire

A great no 8, one of the ABs finest.

I still think the back row trio of Whetton, Shelford and Jones was the ABs most dominant. Hard to compare eras but they never lost a test as a trio and were so much more athletic than any other nations trios the between 1987 and 1990
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Player of the Year
Replies: 72
Views: 2178

Re: World Rugby Player of the Year

If Codie Taylor doesn’t win it this year then the award is busted. Unbelievable the effort he’s put into AB machine this year.
by vh5150
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bands you are off to see live - Bump for Mog the Alwhingy
Replies: 1360
Views: 128174

Re: Bands you are off to see live

Underground

Greta Van Fleet

Both in Feb 19
by vh5150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats All Blacks
Replies: 47
Views: 2768

Re: Congrats All Blacks

A great game in the end after 60 minutes of Bok dominance. Plenty for each team to takeaway.

Long live Boks v Blacks rugby
by vh5150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks v All Blacks - 6 October @ Loftus, Pretoria
Replies: 1484
Views: 40835

Re: Springboks v All Blacks - 6 October @ Loftus, Pretoria

A huge result for the ABs. Under immense pressure and extreme adversity away from home and yet they got the result after being down by 17 points twice in the test. Amazing and hugely galvanising. Whilst great to see the Boks play so well this result will have have cause s’mores harm than good for th...
by vh5150
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 4806

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com https://es.pn/2KqCRHj It should not be forgotten that he caught the one wicket he did not capture with ...
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 48968

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

I heard on the radio that only 12% of attempted match winning snap drop goals are successful in test rugby history. In which case the ABs, with a 3 on 2 situation, made statistically the right call in going for the try. Arrogance had nothing to do with it.
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 4806

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official

Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com

https://es.pn/2KqCRHj
by vh5150
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 6550

Re: Congrats Saffers

Fantastic match. 2 teams going at each other and not giving in. Boks deserved it though. As a matter of history the Boks have taught the ABs valuable rugby lessons over the years. If the ABs didn’t learn anything last night then some international careers will be over sooner rather than later. Bring...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 6550

Re: Congrats Saffers

NZ Herald https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12125888 That’s an atrocious piece of reporting from a shit newspaper. Makes me feel ashamed to be a Kiwi. Did Nigel throw intercept passes and miss 8 points from kicks. And how about The Herald mentioning that the Boks mig...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 6550

Re: Congrats Saffers

Super effort from the Boks. This feels a bit like Chicago and we know what happened a week later.

I expect the ABs a will be hitting the tackle bags big time over the coming weeks. Pretoria could be brutal.... and I expect the Boks will be up for it as well. :thumbup:
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 48968

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Well done Boks. BB will be feeling like shit .. a bit like after last years Lions series.

The return fixture will be immense
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 48968

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Turbogoat wrote:ABs have leaked 5 tries. That doesn't happen often.
I’m not sure anyone has scored 5 against them in NZ ?
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 48968

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Fine margins between the top teams. ABs way off on defensive and error radar today.
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 48968

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Great to see this AB team under pressure. Expecting a massive 2nd half from them. Boks well worth their lead
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 4806

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anita McNaughty .... wasn't that a rumor from 10 years ago ? Think she won a defamation case from a tabloid re that?
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 4806

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

33 bowlers have taken 300 or more test wickets That is the cut off point when discussing top test bowlers of all time I think. CPI index awards points for milestones. The stats below are well documented career stats 1 point for a 4 for 5 points for a 5 for 10WM is 10 points 15 wickets in a match is ...
by vh5150
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 4806

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anderson is a fine pace bowler who averages about 12 with the Duke ball in England and about 40 anywhere else in the world. McGrath the greater bowler here. I’d rate Steyn the best pack bowler of the last 15 years and he’s the only one who has CPI stats anywhere near Sir Richard Hadlee who performed...