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by Vuaka
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:00 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
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL AIs: England vs Fiji, Sat 19th November 2016
Replies: 362
Views: 15777

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

Hope Fiji can be a fairly cohesive unit for this, I'm heading down to HQ. I wouldn't expect mass changes in the England side, doesn't seem like Eddie's way and there's plenty to put right from yesterday. We're going to get murdered. This. Having 4 days together as a full squad before a test is real...
by Vuaka
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

It's a blatant lie that spectators were leaving in droves at the first Bled. But go ahead and bullshit like you usually do. It's hard for some of you guys to stay classy even after a good win, a record* breaking run and an awesome team. But carry on and act like dicks. Because you were all so humbl...
by Vuaka
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...
Replies: 337
Views: 11030

Re: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...

Dumb play by the Aussie and I laugh at his stupidity. Wonder if he learned anything. :roll: (In my childhood days the saying was "Cheats never prosper" and I don't think it has changed.) :lol: :lol: Holy shit I'm right 10.1.c Blocking the tackler. A player must not intentionally move or stand in a ...
by Vuaka
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...
Replies: 337
Views: 11030

Re: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...

It's not 1m directly behind him, ffs. And given the disparity in pace, DHP's best bet is straight up fat man's alley to best keep up with Speight - if he'd run a line 2m on Speight's inside he's in a perfect position for an offload, doesn't interfere with a defender and would have been more up with...
by Vuaka
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...
Replies: 337
Views: 11030

Re: That Obstruction call in the Bledisloe...

After everyone recognised it as a bullshit call last night, the inevitable turning of black into white commences. The re-writing of history has started. We will keep going with this until it's clear that DHP should have been red-carded for touching Savea. It's all very unedifying. DHP was always go...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

It's a blatant lie that spectators were leaving in droves at the first Bled. But go ahead and bullshit like you usually do. It's hard for some of you guys to stay classy even after a good win, a record* breaking run and an awesome team. But carry on and act like dicks. Because you were all so humbl...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

He's calling Turbogoat a pussy and offering him a fight, I think I'll meet him at the corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets in an hour. I bet he doesn't show. It takes you an hour to get to the CBD from Bondi? :roll: Mate, gotta finish queuing in the Centrelink first. You should move to Taree. Biggest ...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats AB Fans
Replies: 148
Views: 6466

Re: Congrats AB Fans

Well done ABs and fans. I thought the game could have been a little more interesting without -that- decision but what's done is done. The ABs skill levels are just a class above - superb passing in traffic by forwards and backs. Too big, too powerful even without the majority of possession and terri...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

Turbogoat wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:He's calling Turbogoat a pussy and offering him a fight, I think
I'll meet him at the corner of Pitt and Bridge Streets in an hour.

I bet he doesn't show.
It takes you an hour to get to the CBD from Bondi? :roll:
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

It's a blatant lie that spectators were leaving in droves at the first Bled. But go ahead and bullshit like you usually do. It's hard for some of you guys to stay classy even after a good win, a record* breaking run and an awesome team. But carry on and act like dicks. Sorry to paraphrase Trump, bu...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

Yeah, like the Aussies were respectful in Sydney. :roll: While there were any left at the game, anyway. How were the Aussies disrespectful at the Sydney game? Well, they disrespected their own team by leaving after 50 minutes, for a start. Judging by the responses this appears to have hit home pret...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Too much of a celebrity ref
Replies: 103
Views: 3421

Re: Too much of a celebrity ref

It clearly was. That law is to be read in the broadest possible sense and it's clearly not impossible for Savea to have been able to attempt a tackle (ankle tap) on Speight without the interference. Unlikely, but not impossible. If exactly the same thing had happened 2m further back, would it have ...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Too much of a celebrity ref
Replies: 103
Views: 3421

Re: Too much of a celebrity ref

If this is about blocking the tackler getting to the player with the ball, why do the refs not pull up kick offs more often for penalties?

Time and time again, defending players run off their line to the catching player and block off the tacklers coming through.
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coral Coast 7's
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Coral Coast 7's

At the rate the semi-finals will be all Fiji teams.
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

Olddantucker wrote:
Vuaka wrote:
Olddantucker wrote:Yeah, like the Aussies were respectful in Sydney. :roll:

While there were any left at the game, anyway.
How were the Aussies disrespectful at the Sydney game?
Well, they disrespected their own team by leaving after 50 minutes, for a start.
You're an idiot.
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers
Replies: 81
Views: 3764

Re: Kiwis booing Quade and Oz goalkickers

Olddantucker wrote:Yeah, like the Aussies were respectful in Sydney. :roll:

While there were any left at the game, anyway.
How were the Aussies disrespectful at the Sydney game?
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The great Cheika
Replies: 177
Views: 9315

Re: The great Cheika

Dislike Cheika as much as you want but I think a positive is the passion for the jersey that he brings to the game. I saw this when he was at the Tahs and he is now trying to bring that to the Wallabies. There was a period when the Tahs played like soft cocks before he took over. If this spills over...
by Vuaka
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Too much of a celebrity ref
Replies: 103
Views: 3421

Re: Too much of a celebrity ref

I've seen Nige reffing many games over the years and he usually referees the game with common sense. I've also seen him overrule the TMO on occasion when they've attempted to make a judgement on potential foul play and questioning a try. However, I think in this instance when he looks back on the S...
by Vuaka
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Earthquakes
Replies: 32
Views: 1036

Re: Earthquakes

I was in Tokyo many, many moons ago in a high rise office building.

The building started swaying gently. The foreigners were going "WTF?!?", the locals carried on as if nothing was happening.

My immediate thought was to head to the fire stairs. Just a normal thing to the locals...
by Vuaka
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chasing Great
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Chasing Great

There was a dinner / movie launch with guest speakers.

Apparently, there wasn't much interest and they had to resort to discounting tickets. I'm surprised really, given the number of Kiwis living in Sydney.
by Vuaka
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2016 NRC Thread
Replies: 494
Views: 13764

Re: Official 2016 NRC Thread

Fiji Independence Day celebrations have been moved to Concord Oval to coincide with the Pacific Islands round.

So if you want to try over priced Fijian tucker and watch three games of rugby, Concord Oval is the place to be on Saturday.
by Vuaka
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2015 Coach of Year = Whinging Beatch Slot
Replies: 157
Views: 7575

Re: 2015 Coach of Year = Whinging Bitch Slut

The ref was very unhappy with Moore asking for cards for an all black very earlier on. Moore needs to pick and choose his interactions better. KG Moore went about it wrong but it was a very valid question. Wobs had penalty advantage and then Folau caught the ball and the ABs sealed the ruck off a m...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How Many Weeks For Franks?
Replies: 1181
Views: 60058

Re: How Many Weeks For Franks?

Probably no more than a week so that SANZAR or whoever it is can be seen to be doing their job.

I say give him 12 weeks!
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th Aug
Replies: 1666
Views: 56973

Re: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th

Gotta admit that Franks should be cited. That head/face rake looked appalling. Richard Loe would be ashamed of that face contact. What annoyed me was Poite going "Not de face, not de face..." and then watched as he kept doing it. Just bizarre. I genuinely dn't get why the Kiwis get awya with so muc...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th Aug
Replies: 1666
Views: 56973

Re: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th

Gotta admit that Franks should be cited. That head/face rake looked appalling. Richard Loe would be ashamed of that face contact. What annoyed me was Poite going "Not de face, not de face..." and then watched as he kept doing it. Just bizarre. I genuinely dn't get why the Kiwis get awya with so muc...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Post Mortem
Replies: 807
Views: 36619

Re: Wallaby Post Mortem

In relation to the game, the ABs are so far ahead of the pack. They have this aura around them that it seems even the refs believe that they are untouchable. I don't think I've seen a game in recent history where they haven't had the rub of the green. Calls for discipline didn't really go both ways...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Post Mortem
Replies: 807
Views: 36619

Re: Wallaby Post Mortem

Good post Vuaka. Players like AAC and Moore are past their best. Time to let them go. Oh and Chieka get rid of Pooper now. We have nothing to lose. Try a more traditional backrow. Maybve give Timani a chance. How long till Holloway back? Oh, Jed makes me so excite. :thumbup: I'm not sure Cheika lik...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Post Mortem
Replies: 807
Views: 36619

Re: Wallaby Post Mortem

Everyone knows the way to grow the game is through grass roots. No one is going to argue with that. However saying the reason current Wallabies suck is because of the strength of AFL and league is being too simplistic and hyperbole. Decent coaching staff would be able to do better with this team ye...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Post Mortem
Replies: 807
Views: 36619

Re: Wallaby Post Mortem

More mongrel today but still too many missed tackles. Basics let us down again - see Foley's missed kick for touch. Genia and Cooper were good. I half expected Cooper to have a melt down but it didn't happen. Aways sad to see a player injured but AACs concussion paves the way for him not to be retur...
by Vuaka
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25777
Views: 933201

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What this says to me is that the Greens and Labor are against debate or in effect want to force what may be a minority wish over everybody else. That brings me to an interesting point should an elected politician be allowed to force through what is not a proven majority wish? If Labor and the Green...
by Vuaka
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben Ryan given Fiji's Highest Order
Replies: 35
Views: 1952

Re: Ben Ryan given Fiji's Highest Order

Nice touch. Should go some way to making up for the fact the Fiji Union didn't pay him for four months. Or was it that they paid him in full, but late? Was just paid late as the FRU had cash flow problems at that time. As I understand it, Ryan wasn't even the first choice coach. The successful appl...
by Vuaka
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th Aug
Replies: 1666
Views: 56973

Re: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th

Australia by 8.

....to keep this series alive for my Kiwi mates who are going to the third game in October (?). That's a hell of a long time away.
by Vuaka
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th Aug
Replies: 1666
Views: 56973

Re: Bledisloe II: All Blacks vs Wallabies:MATCH THREAD: 27th

Except the Fijians arent playing are they.. We're happy to acknowledge the heritage of our players, hell we even try to pronounce their names correctly, unlike some. Seta Tamanivalu was born in Lautoka Fiji, he moved to NZ during his high school years and now plays for NZ, it's not really that hard...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Post Mortem
Replies: 807
Views: 36619

Re: Wallaby Post Mortem

I thought that we just lacked the basic skills. Line outs, poor handling, poor kicking in general play basically handing the ball over, poor kicking to touch to get territory and reset the defence. Meanwhile the ABs were throwing the ball around like it was 7s, and this included their forwards throw...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji rugby question
Replies: 66
Views: 2280

Re: Fiji rugby question

They can have Naholo back, and we won't even mention that they never said thanks for their highest capped player and points scorer Nicky 'Kiwi' Little. I'm not sure we'll ever forgive them for poaching Nacewa. They're probably more interested in getting Kuridrani, Kerevi, Speight, Naiyaravoro, Nath...
by Vuaka
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2016 Rio Olympics 7s Thread.
Replies: 3042
Views: 67623

Re: Official 2016 Rio Olympics 7s Thread.

le chat wrote:will be nice to see the people of Fiji happy for the first time in their lives. Are these the ones that think Prince Phillip is some sort of god?
Fiji is already rated the happiest country in the world, even without a gold medal.

I'll just ignore your second sentence.

So very happy right now.
by Vuaka
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Truck Attack in Nice
Replies: 760
Views: 28442

Re: Truck Attack in Nice

Terrible and very sad news. Stay strong French bordies and people. My sister and her husband are in Nice on hols. They were down at the promenade but decided not to stay for the fireworks. When I heard the news while driving to work, I was freaking out as I didn't know if they were still there or ha...
by Vuaka
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pandora... music thread folks. USA, Aus and NZ only.
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Pandora... music thread folks. USA, Aus and NZ only.

Was at a talk given by the MD earlier this year. One of the things that they are focusing on is data and on-selling that.

I've not used Pandora so I'm not sure how they would harvest your data, except maybe through your subscription?
by Vuaka
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 289
Views: 11145

Re: Pokemon Go

Some businesses are getting into this too. Saw a social media advert from Woolies telling people to catch the Pokemons in their stores. People are actually posting photos of these creatures from inside the supermarkets... I guess it is one way to increase foot traffic but it would seriously piss me ...