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by wamberal
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Not much point us armchair experts metaphorically running around like Chicken Little. Let us bear in mind that we have been, and are still, going through a time of great turmoil for our game. The players in particular, but everybody associated with the game, have been up hill and down dale for far t...
by wamberal
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Vunivalu or Petaia would be my pick for 15.
by wamberal
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you could bring back 1 singer.....
Replies: 190
Views: 4117

Re: If you could bring back 1 singer.....

Buddy Holly,
by wamberal
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Seems like Xi’s vaccines don’t actually work that well
Replies: 43
Views: 1588

Re: Seems like Xi’s vaccines don’t actually work that well

Russians are in the same boat. Lot of skepticism in Russia about their homemade vaccines. A few countries have returned the Russian vaccine. All the elites and power-garchy prefer the western vaccines. Let’s list all the successful Russian inventions: - AK-47 - Sputnik. That was an absolute triumph.
by wamberal
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

I thought Les Bleues could have attacked our lineout a bit more. I would like to see Naisarani start at 6 to give us another genuine lineout target. McDermott was outstanding considering his lack of experience. Still wondering why Tupou was on the bench for so long, maybe Rennie is concerned not to ...
by wamberal
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Clogs wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:34 am What channel is this game in in Australia?
9GEM
by wamberal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL 2021 Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2825

Re: NRL 2021 Thread

Some of these young men have been the up elevator since the age of 14 or 15, bound for NRL glory, the only target that matters in their lives. Not surprising that some of them do not develop much of a world view. Yep. Unfortunately one thing they have developed is a huge sense of entitlement. The r...
by wamberal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL 2021 Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 2825

Re: NRL 2021 Thread

Some of these young men have been in the up elevator since the age of 14 or 15, bound for NRL glory, the only target that matters in their lives.


Not surprising that some of them do not develop much of a world view.
by wamberal
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28707
Views: 1209201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:40 am
shanky wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:28 am
That may be true, but it was Shorten and his offsider who managed to lose the unloseable.
Not that old chestnut..... :roll:
Actually it was Bob Brown and his cavalcade that did the trick. Ralph Nader all over again.
by wamberal
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July
Replies: 437
Views: 13085

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July

They should all have earned 10/10 against these battlers.
by wamberal
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

massive_field_goal wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:25 am Two third string teams face off for a nothing trophy in the middle of the week in the middle of a lockdown. Get your tickets now.
Better than nothing. A LOT better.
by wamberal
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Olo wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:42 am Toomua is fit?
If so they surely go 10. Lolesio 12. Toomua 13. Paisami

Hodge on the pine with Ikitau
5/3 split?
by wamberal
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Line out throws
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Line out throws

I don't have any problems with adjudication of the lineout throws They don't have to be totally 'straight' anyway, just have to be inside the lines Which does make our game look a bit silly to the uninitiated. Like my neighbour, an old leaguie. We used to have spirited discussions in the gym about ...
by wamberal
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128920
Views: 6346080

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Weisselburg and certain Trump entities to face Tax charges over school fee payments, but so far no news on charges for the Trump family. So far it's sounding pathetically weak, and nowhere close to getting Weisselburg to spill his guts. And they're spending a lot of money to not get very far They w...
by wamberal
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chinese students in Australia face harassment…
Replies: 49
Views: 1398

Re: Chinese students in Australia face harassment…

The Chinese went to Tonga, when the Kingdom was selling passports.
by wamberal
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28707
Views: 1209201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Maybe I'm wrong, but Scummo looks to me as though he is losing it. Job's too tough for him. It always was too tough for him. I wonder when Dutton is going to roll the dice again? Whenever he does he will want to have improved his counting skills. It was Bishop's to lose. She would have been a good ...
by wamberal
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28707
Views: 1209201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Maybe I'm wrong, but Scummo looks to me as though he is losing it. Job's too tough for him.
by wamberal
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chinese students in Australia face harassment…
Replies: 49
Views: 1398

Re: Chinese students in Australia face harassment…

The really scary thing (to me) is that generations of kids are growing up in the PRC with a sanitised view of the recent history of their country.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2450
Views: 43341

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Zakar wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:09 pm Thankfully, the fact they are in quarantine means they can actually cross the border with qld.
QLD will move heaven and earth to lock in as much top class support as possible.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Dumbledore wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:26 am I miss Quade
I don't miss his defence.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28707
Views: 1209201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Wasn’t sure where to pop this but I’ve started my employer sponsored visa process, hope to be moving to Perth so might be saying Gday hopefully to a few of you :) . Pretty excited if I manage to get an employer after the lockdown lifts and the visa process goes through. (I’m well aware how tight th...
by wamberal
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Bialthletes can hit the targets 99/100 times when their heart is at resting, however when they've had to cross country ski and their heart is at 180bpm its a different story. Ulese is many things, and I rate him as a player, but he's not fit. There is a reason he often starts from the bench or is p...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I find it difficult to believe that a good skills coach cannot teach Uelese how to throw the bloody ball. When Brad Thorn switched to rugby he had to learn a lot of new skills. Many years ago, I worked in a large computer services company. The boss had a favourite saying whenever a customer demanded...
by wamberal
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

We need to have a few players who are genuinely world class if we are any hope of winning the big prizes. Not just "in the discussion".

My picks would be: Tupou, Bell, Rodha, Petaia, Vunivalu.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yep. Life is good. Get Latu back and get Uelese to a club where he can develop and the pack is almost sorted. What we really need is a couple of these talented kids to go on and become world class players. Good isn’t enough. The top Wallaby teams had a few ‘greats’. At present I would say we have H...
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 70
Views: 2484

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties. Nice! We played Penrith at their home ground. They did okay, for a struggling club. Never stopped trying. Don’t encourage him. :x Weird comment. :?
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 70
Views: 2484

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

towny wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:09 pm
wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:48 pm Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties.
Nice!
We played Penrith at their home ground. They did okay, for a struggling club. Never stopped trying.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 70
Views: 2484

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 70
Views: 2484

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

This has been an extreme bean counter approach unfortunately. How much fan base good will has been sacrificed? It still doesn't explain how bad the Tahs defence is. I didn't watch Super Rugby Australia. Have the Tah's improved since Penney was sacked? The Tahs fan base has been headed south for man...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 2180

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

The Waratahs just posted a staggering multi-million dollar profit and have millions of dollars in the bank so hopefully some of that money will be redirected towards helping struggling clubs. There is a move by the "viable" Shute Shield clubs (except for my club, Eastwood) to kick the three straggl...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 2180

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol: To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams. Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field ...
by wamberal
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bonehead Swinton gets off. What a joke
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Re: Bonehead Swinton gets off. What a joke

trapper wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:33 am Rennie loves Swintons ‘ edge” that’s why he was selected. I’d imagine they’ll both be very happy.
Obviously the judiciary are in his pocket. :smug:
by wamberal
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 2180

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

Zakar wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:34 pm
shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 pm Cool. Sounds like a page-turner! I’ll tune in
:lol:
Its on Stan :thumbup:

They've done a good job with Super Rugby, but pity it ended so soon!
It's also on 9GEM, amazingly enough.
by wamberal
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28707
Views: 1209201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

You're an idiot who has just demonstrated to the entire forum that you have no idea about Australian political journalists, and therefore by extension Australian politics. All three are proudly conservative journalists who work for conservative publications. We can all thank Paul Keating for enabli...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

One thing for sure about the Storm: they seem to be (from my limited knowledge) very good at recruitment.

They are also very good at player management (leaving aside the occasional salary cap scandal).
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Slim 293 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:43 am Simone's form has certainly been mixed this year, but surprised to see Foketi there in his place.
He's a plodder.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1815

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

:lol: You went to Matraville High with the Ellas and Eddie, no? :) ;) (Just joking, we know you would’ve never left Eastwood) He went to Fort Street, where he no doubt spending his High School years writing poetry, banging smart left-leaning artsy girls and taking LSD. Or am I just stereotyping? I ...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1815

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded. Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby. He went to Knox, actually. Knox is more GPS, than the GPS I wouldn't know. I am the product of the public system. T...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1815

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:50 pm
Thomas wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:25 pm Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded.
Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby.
He went to Knox, actually.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 45882

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Jesus. Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6? I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf. LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row. We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being...