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by Tussock
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19275

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

Just watching the game... Pumas first try... TMO told him player made a second movement ref said he couldn't see it and awarded... pretty bad when he's referred it to TMO.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Manbuns
Replies: 51
Views: 3349

Re: Manbuns

YOYO wrote:
Tussock wrote:Missus wanted me to do a manbun... almost divorced her.

Don't really want to spend an hour doing my hair each day.
Next thing she’ll be wanting you to wear makeup too.
I do that for me anyway...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Manbuns
Replies: 51
Views: 3349

Re: Manbuns

Missus wanted me to do a manbun... almost divorced her.

Don't really want to spend an hour doing my hair each day.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19275

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

BB is a senior player and should have seen that he wasn't kicking well and made the call himself, but when he didn't... Read needed to tap him on the shoulder ... ABs encourage decision-making across the squad but it failed in that game . Read should also have queried the ref on a card for the boks...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19275

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

Tbh, saying goal kicking is the reason we lost a test match is the simple face-value analysis I’d expect from stuff comments, not the bored. There is far more going on than that. Is it an issue? Yes. Is it why we lost? No. Barrett missed 4 very kickable shots at goals in a test that we lost by two ...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19275

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

Tbh, saying goal kicking is the reason we lost a test match is the simple face-value analysis I’d expect from stuff comments, not the bored. There is far more going on than that. Is it an issue? Yes. Is it why we lost? No. Barrett missed 4 very kickable shots at goals in a test that we lost by two ...
by Tussock
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Just looked at livescoring... come on Otago!!
by Tussock
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UTC)
Replies: 850
Views: 19275

Re: RC: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 29 (22:40 UT

I'm not the biggest fan of playing B. Smith on the wing but can understand the need to accommodate Jordie for his kicking and high ball skills... just hope they actually utilise his goalkicking if picked.
by Tussock
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Didn't see the game but disappointing result. Second game of the week so that could have something to do with it? Did they look flat?
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Like Richie stepped up and owned the 2007 RWC loss as his own and learned from it...BB needs to say that as a senior player missing his conversion kicks cost them the win. Pretty sure he would have said that to his team mates and coach Didn't after the Lions series... when his goalkicking wasn't up...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Like Richie stepped up and owned the 2007 RWC loss as his own and learned from it...BB needs to say that as a senior player missing his conversion kicks cost them the win.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Tussock wrote:BB needs to accept this loss as his own... just like last year versus the Lions 3rd test.
Yes, that famous loss in the 3rd test that he didn't lose.
Did he win it though? Converted his goals before then...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

BB needs to accept this loss as his own... just like last year versus the Lions 3rd test.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

[ But then we lose our best 10. JB can kick, Bender is a fantastic winger and always has been. I agree. I like Ben Smith on the wing, he is also our best winger as 14, the guys run all sorts of plays regardless of where they are in the back 3 anyway. We need to remember Jordie's only 21 and he'll b...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

[ But then we lose our best 10. JB can kick, Bender is a fantastic winger and always has been. I agree. I like Ben Smith on the wing, he is also our best winger as 14, the guys run all sorts of plays regardless of where they are in the back 3 anyway. We need to remember Jordie's only 21 and he'll b...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

TJ was fine. He made two tries out there, he certainly isn't the reason for the loss as suggested by some. He wasn't fine. He was atrocious. Twice when the Springboks were on the rack he threw impossible passes. Twice. He's the halfback that can't carry out his core function: to pass quickly and ac...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

TJ was fine. He made two tries out there, he certainly isn't the reason for the loss as suggested by some. He wasn't fine. He was atrocious. Twice when the Springboks were on the rack he threw impossible passes. Twice. He's the halfback that can't carry out his core function: to pass quickly and ac...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 6610

Re: Congrats Saffers

Fully deserved win. Played the full 80 and unbelievable defense.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Hope the north island posters are questioning whether Barretts conversion kicking is up to International standards now. Read the thread you wankers. :? It was easy to jump on Mo'unga playing behind a dominant forward pack and not acknowledging his goalkicking... but Barrett needed to show his metal...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Hope the north island posters are questioning whether Barretts conversion kicking is up to International standards now.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

guy smiley wrote:
deadduck wrote:All Blacks playing way too much rugby

Just need to go up the guts like they did for the third try rather than trying to go wide

The midfield isn't really working
A. Smith going ok to. Some silly play though.


ALB and the Accountant easily the best AB backs so far.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Well, if the result is such a foregone conclusion, what do you think Hansen and Co will be looking for from this game? A massive Liam Squire outing? A continuation of Karl Tuinukuafe's immense debut season? An impact from Coltman? Crotty safely through a game? Jordie to excel? Thoughts? My thoughts...
by Tussock
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Certainly handing out a rugby lesson.
by Tussock
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Will Jordan looks like a good prospect.
by Tussock
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Ali's Choice wrote:
Tussock wrote:Has Riccitelli been injured or is he out of form? Was in the All Black mix last year?
His SR form wasn't outstanding, and I think he got burnt-out as the season progressed.
Cheers, thought he was excellent last year but didn't see him play much this year.
by Tussock
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 37866

Re: OFFICIAL: 2018 Mitre 10 Cup thread

Has Riccitelli been injured or is he out of form? Was in the All Black mix last year?
by Tussock
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Kiwias wrote:SBW withdrawn for illness reasons, Goodhue to the bench
Pity, he's had a shocking run this year. I'd like to see him back dominating team's but do wonder if he can regain his form.
by Tussock
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

I think its better to keep ALB and Crotty in the loop for now. ALB certainly deserves a start. Its a long season with plenty of travel. Goodhue I think will get the majority of tests this year. Helping prepare the rest of the squad this week might be a good process for him as an All Black. I think S...
by Tussock
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

15. Jordie Barrett 14. Ben Smith 13. Anton Lienert-Brown 12. Ryan Crotty 11. Rieko Ioane 10. Beauden Barrett 9. Aaron Smith 8. Kieran Read 7. Sam Cane 6. Liam Squire 5. Scott Barrett 4. Sam Whitelock 3. Owen Franks 2. Codie Taylor 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe Reserves: Liam Coltman, Tim Perry, Ofa Tuungafas...
by Tussock
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

Also, don't like seeing our best fullback playing on the wing but suppose it's our most secure back 3 if the boks are kicking a bit.
by Tussock
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 49371

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

15. Jordie Barrett 14. Ben Smith 13. Anton Lienert-Brown 12. Ryan Crotty 11. Rieko Ioane 10. Beauden Barrett 9. Aaron Smith 8. Kieran Read 7. Sam Cane 6. Liam Squire 5. Scott Barrett 4. Sam Whitelock 3. Owen Franks 2. Codie Taylor 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe Reserves: Liam Coltman, Tim Perry, Ofa Tuungafas...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

I agree with teh comment earlier about NMS -- he has lost his pace and that slinky sidestep. We are far stronger with Ioane at 11 and Naholo at 14, naturally with Bender at 15. Yeah, agree... think we may have seen the last of NMS in black. Too many other outside backs with potential knocking on th...
by Tussock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

Kiwias wrote:I agree with teh comment earlier about NMS -- he has lost his pace and that slinky sidestep. We are far stronger with Ioane at 11 and Naholo at 14, naturally with Bender at 15.
Yeah, agree... think we may have seen the last of NMS in black.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

Thought TJP was ok, but needed to know when to settle itvdown sometimes. ALB was excellent, my motm was probably Read stepped up when needed and lead his team from the front.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

Thought TJP was ok, but needed to know when to settle itvdown sometimes. ALB was excellent, my motm was probably Read stepped up when needed and lead his team from the front.
by Tussock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

Tough game, like I thought it might be with so many changes. Frizzell played very well, Mo'unga decent match but plenty to improve on and DMac shows his impact off the bench (where he's best at).
by Tussock
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

I agree with a lot of the comments on here, Mo’unga deserves a shot and i'm confident he can make the step up, NMS needs to show what he can do, backrow looks lightweight (Read will have a bit of work to do if it's a tight game) and starting Barrett's well deserved. I'm sure the team will get the j...
by Tussock
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

I agree with a lot of the comments on here, Mo’unga deserves a shot and i'm confident he can make the step up, NMS needs to show what he can do, backrow looks lightweight (Read will have a bit of work to do if it's a tight game) and starting Barrett's well deserved. I'm sure the team will get the jo...
by Tussock
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson
Replies: 883
Views: 20032

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Argentina: MATCH THREAD: Nelson

Just out of interest did Ioane play 12 or 13 this year for the Blues and if so how did he go there? Potential to do an Umaga/Nonu and move in (not that the ABs are flush in wings to cover it)? He did. And he was decent. But he's got a ton of talent that helped and is still far more suited at wing a...