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by Vuaka
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

If there's one team I "don't mind" Scotland losing to its Fiji. Congrats lads. :thumbup: The other game we should have beaten you guys at was at RWC 2003. I think we lost by 2 points... we had a player sin binned right before full time and that ended our chances of a win. That was the year that Cau...
by Vuaka
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

Good to see Volavola growing as a player. He is improving but I'm still not convinced that he has enough tricks in his bag. He hardly ever takes the line on and his kicking needs a bit of work even though he slotted 6 of 8 on Sat? He seems to miss the easier ones. Is his younger brother still playi...
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

It's not often that we beat a tier one team, but winning against Italy last week and then Scotland today makes me very happy. Thank you to Scotland and Italy for touring Fiji. The only other times I remember touring NH teams to Fiji were Scotland in 1998 and France some years later. It sure makes a ...
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

I hope the grandstand is full because there's hardly anyone on the embankment. Place looked sold out for the Super game between the Chiefs and Crusaders so it would be disappointing if the support for the national team isn't there. Local rugby supporters cannot afford $50 a ticket if their average ...
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

I hope the grandstand is full because there's hardly anyone on the embankment. Place looked sold out for the Super game between the Chiefs and Crusaders so it would be disappointing if the support for the national team isn't there. Local rugby supporters cannot afford $50 a ticket if their average ...
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

I hope the grandstand is full because there's hardly anyone on the embankment.

Place looked sold out for the Super game between the Chiefs and Crusaders so it would be disappointing if the support for the national team isn't there.
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

Who the fudge is this ref? Seems to be all about him.
by Vuaka
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3
Replies: 240
Views: 8528

Re: Fiji v Scotland. Summer Tour Round 3

Let's hope for a repeat of 1998. :?
by Vuaka
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: Wallabies vs Fiji June 10th, 3pm, Melbourne, Aust
Replies: 283
Views: 23557

Re: OFFICIAL: Wallabies vs Fiji June 10th, 5pm, Melbourne, A

Wallabies to take this by at least 50 points. Fiji squads will be filled with mostly local based players. All the top players are either injured or saved for the World Cup qualifier against Samoa and Tonga. Anything less than 50 and we claim the moral victory. Scored two tries and was 14 all in the...
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.

BBB wrote:Chieka/Mumm is a package deal.
You want one,you have to have the other.
Cheika doesn't coach the Waratahs.
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.

Toro wrote:The Wallabies need him for 'the niggle'.
:lol:

I thought that's what we had Skelton there for.
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.

Bindi wrote:
Vuaka wrote:As a senior player, he has the most amazing brain farts.

Giving away stupid penalties, getting into scuffles, seemingly not knowing the rules.

Please retire now, Dean Mumm.

Actually, just f*ck off you prick.
Shit thread. f**k off.
Thanks for commenting.
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.

ScarfaceClaw wrote:Woof. Harsh.
Harsh, but true.
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: no tahds v clan fred
Replies: 167
Views: 5792

Re: no tahds v clan fred

Well done, Highlanders. So dangerous from broken play. I would be surprised if Buckman doesn't get higher honours. The Waratahs just don't have the right game plan for NZ teams. Use a pea shooter to kick straight to one of the best full backs in the world, hit the rucks like marshmallow, run upright...
by Vuaka
Sat May 27, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dean Mumm - Please retire now.
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Dean Mumm - Please retire now.

As a senior player, he has the most amazing brain farts.

Giving away stupid penalties, getting into scuffles, seemingly not knowing the rules.

Please retire now, Dean Mumm.

Actually, just f*ck off you prick.
by Vuaka
Sun May 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No Tahs v Rabble fred....
Replies: 31
Views: 1661

Re: No Tahs v Rabble fred....

It's hard enough to watch this game as it is but I wish Angus Gardner would make it less about him.

x(
by Vuaka
Sat May 13, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pacific Island getaway recommendations
Replies: 122
Views: 8727

Re: Pacific Island getaway recommendations

All of the islands are pretty good but it really comes down to what you are looking for. Not every part of each of these countries is what you see in the brochures - sun, pristine beaches and calm waters. Calling places shitholes or the like because they didn't cater for what you were looking for or...
by Vuaka
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sydney: April 2nd
Replies: 237
Views: 8413

Re: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sydney: April 2nd

It's hard to beat the Crusaders when they play a fast, free-flowing offloading game, but still have structure in defence and attack. Well done and quite enjoyable to watch. Their only weaknesses seemed to be in the scrum but still held together today. I thought Bridge, Mataeli, Havili and Todd were ...
by Vuaka
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foreigners integration in your country?
Replies: 201
Views: 9828

Re: Foreigners integration in your country?

I used to work with an Irishman.

He knew f*ck all about rugby. I had to drag him to a game once with the promise of beers.

All he cared about was some soccer team called Liverpool.
by Vuaka
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 932308

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This is a really stupid poll. I have lived in a corrupt country, and anybody who thinks that there is widespread corruption in Australian politics is either misinformed or just stupid. i) That is essentially irrelevant because in politics, public perception is paramount. Regardless of your personal...
by Vuaka
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wasps v Bath
Replies: 110
Views: 5410

Re: Wasps v Bath

I don't watch a lot of NH rugby, but what a cracking game.

Nice touch by Bath to have the flags of the countries of their players on their jerseys.
by Vuaka
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Rugby Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 8962

Re: The Australian Rugby Thread

fraz wrote:
Who's the young scrummie firing the tracer round at 2:30 and where was he last Saturday night?
.
James Tuttle? Is he signed with the Reds? I think he played in the NRC.
by Vuaka
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016

Fiji played well with 14 men for 60 minutes. Ran out of steam and allowed Japan to come back with 3 tries in the second half. The scrum continues to improve. Qera, Ravai and Botia were immense. Nakarawa should stop trying to offload in every play. Who is the Japanese 15? Looks a bit islander. Kotar...
by Vuaka
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016

Fiji played well with 14 men for 60 minutes. Ran out of steam and allowed Japan to come back with 3 tries in the second half. The scrum continues to improve. Qera, Ravai and Botia were immense. Nakarawa should stop trying to offload in every play. Who is the Japanese 15? Looks a bit islander. Kotar...
by Vuaka
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1286

Re: OFFICIAL AIs: Fiji vs Japan, Sat 26th November 2016

Fiji played well with 14 men for 60 minutes.

Ran out of steam and allowed Japan to come back with 3 tries in the second half.

The scrum continues to improve. Qera, Ravai and Botia were immense.

Nakarawa should stop trying to offload in every play.

Who is the Japanese 15? Looks a bit islander.
by Vuaka
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Test Match Cricket: India vs England
Replies: 1251
Views: 48015

Re: Test Match Cricket: Australia vs South Africa

Well done Australia. I don't think there was a single session which you didn't win and win handsomly. Hugely disappointed. I know it's supposed to be a dead rubber, but I think we were humiliated in this game. Real pity that Australia could only spare us a three test series. I thought the reason it...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane Cabal is most mostly non existant Cabal
Replies: 41
Views: 2800

Re: Brisbane Cabal is most mostly non existant Cabal

What a menu!!! Salivating.

Is there an equivalent menu in Sydney in a similar price range? I would work my way through it.
by Vuaka
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Joe "Thug" Launchbury cited
Replies: 70
Views: 2575

Re: Joe "Thug" Launchbury cited

Bloody dirty buggers! No wonder Tikoirotuma was playing so poorly having being stomped in the head! Rushed out of line to tackle no one and let the first try in..

Oh hang on. 41 minutes, you say?

:blush:
by Vuaka
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poor old Fiji
Replies: 52
Views: 3757

Re: Poor old Fiji

Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are f**ked. The IRB/WR (or whatever money wasting rebranding they call themselves now) don't give a sh*t about them. Having shafted them for decades, WR can now say it has proof of making the game global with the march of Arg, Japan and Georgia. Of course, those countries have...
by Vuaka
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fijian rugby similar to the Amazonian rain forests
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: Fijian rugby similar to the Amazonian rain forests

I don't want to take the attention away from the OP's posted article but suicides are common in the NRL too where up to 30% - 40% of players are of PI descent. This article sticks in my mind. It's a few years old and quite long but the last section from Nigel Vagana explains it well. For those that ...
by Vuaka
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poor old Fiji
Replies: 52
Views: 3757

Re: Poor old Fiji

Forget about the poaching (especially the wingers) talk as our team should have been more than competitive. Unlikely to have won but they should have had a better showing. The issue is more that these players don't often play together to have any form of consistency or a coherent approach. Alone, th...
by Vuaka
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 9 Fijian wingers in action for different teams this weekend
Replies: 68
Views: 5721

Re: 9 Fijian wingers in action for different teams this week

Discussing whether Bobo or any other winger, for that matter, can run sub 10 is stupid. You can speculate and that's all there is to it. It's like saying Andrew Johns would have been the best no. 10 in the world, had he switched. Anyway, this thread is appropriate because I often compare the facilit...
by Vuaka
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Apple fanboys Iphone 5s V Iphone 6
Replies: 38
Views: 2049

Re: Apple fanboys Iphone 5s V Iphone 6

Just be aware that Apple iOS upgrades progressively stop as the models get older. iOS 10 can only be used on iPhone 5 onwards. This means that support for whatever apps your daughter uses will eventually stop. Just bite the bullet and get the 7. There is a big enough difference between the 5 and 7. ...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

Agreed on all counts. The FRU made some good points but there was no need to complain to World Rugby. From a pinnacle of sports point of view, is it only the track and field events that could claim this position at the Olympics? I'm struggling to think of any other popular sports that would conside...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL AIs: England vs Fiji, Sat 19th November 2016
Replies: 362
Views: 15776

Re: OFFICIAL AIs: England vs Fiji, Sat 19th November 2016

I watched Fiji get demolished by an average barbarians side, this will not be pretty. I'm trying to be positive about it but when the number one players in the Fiji team haven't played together since this time last year, compared to England who have played the 6 nations and a series vs Australia, t...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont hailed rugby sevens' successful introduction to the Olympics as a potential game-changer for the sport's global popularity. Research for World Rugby, the game's governing body, has revealed the first Olympic rugby tournament since 1924 attracted nearly 17 million ...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

Or, to put it another way, Fiji winning the award for Sevens would be like Twenty/20 being regarded as the pinnacle of cricket. Except Twenty/20 or criket for that matter is not in the Olympics. It was a great achievement but the Olympics are not the pinnacle for rugby. Off cause it is. It's the pi...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

Ben Ryan should have won Coach of the Year for taking a team of no-names, with no money, no facilities and no strategy or game plan in a country full of rugby politics/nonsense/idiocy/etc to another series title and the first ever medal for Fiji. Arguably it may have beeen harder to achieve success...
by Vuaka
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

As much as I would have like to have seen Ben Ryan win the award, I get that there is going to be a hell of a lot subjectivity in the panel making a decision, particularly when there doesn't seem to be any published criteria around what makes a Coach of the Year or Team of the Year or what have you....
by Vuaka
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Awards are tonight....
Replies: 151
Views: 5448

Re: World Rugby Awards are tonight....

No real beef with any of those, considering this years AIs don't count (surely) except I think Eddie Jones should have been coach of the year, not just for turning around England but what he did with Japan in RWC 2015 (which presumably is within the timescale) Ryan. He went without a salary for a w...