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by Tussock
Wed Sep 05, 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

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)?
by Tussock
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black no.10 jersey??
Replies: 325
Views: 18425

Re: The All Black no.10 jersey??

With the view to building depth for next year's world cup, I'd like to see Richie Mo'unga get a few starts in the championship in place of BB. I still think BB is our number one 10 but what happens if he goes down injured? I'm not convinced Dmac has the goods to quide the All Blacks backline (then a...
by Tussock
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Rugby Championship Squad
Replies: 96
Views: 4801

Re: All Blacks Rugby Championship Squad

I'd be prepared for the AB's to drop a few matches and possibly the Championship (not the Bledisloe), in order for Mo'unga to get a start. Not saying that he is a step down from BB but he definitely needs a start. Smith fullback and McKenzie on the bench (if Mo'unga starts). Not sure about the wings...
by Tussock
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread
Replies: 858
Views: 24085

Re: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread

[quote="Marshall Banana"Great to see Ben Lams super rugby try scoring record firmly intact. Bridge was anonymous. Weird comment... considering he made the saders last try and they were operating at about 30% possession. Congrats crusaders... awesome team! I bet Lam would trade that record for the t...
by Tussock
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread
Replies: 858
Views: 24085

Re: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread

Great to see Ben Lams super rugby try scoring record firmly intact. Bridge was anonymous. Weird comment... considering he made the saders last try and they were operating at about 30% possession. Congrats crusaders... awesome team! Facts still remain Thankfully Lam won't make the All Blacks (Fact)....
by Tussock
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread
Replies: 858
Views: 24085

Re: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread

Kiwias wrote:Richie is MotM and well deserved
Well deserved!! Considering he missed a lot of the early season has come back strong.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread
Replies: 858
Views: 24085

Re: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread

Great to see Ben Lams super rugby try scoring record firmly intact. Bridge was anonymous. Weird comment... considering he made the saders last try and they were operating at about 30% possession. Congrats crusaders... awesome team! Facts still remain Thankfully Lam won't make the All Blacks (Fact).
by Tussock
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread
Replies: 858
Views: 24085

Re: Official Super Rugby Final Crusaders v Lions Thread

Couch wrote:Great to see Ben Lams super rugby try scoring record firmly intact.

Bridge was anonymous.
Weird comment... considering he made the saders last try and they were operating at about 30% possession.

Congrats crusaders... awesome team!
by Tussock
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Place to watch Canes v Crusaders in Melbourne
Replies: 16
Views: 708

Re: Place to watch Canes v Crusaders in Melbourne

UncleFB, can't really recommend any but the link attach may help.

http://www.gameonlivesports.com.au/UpCo ... chTitle=SF
by Tussock
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Movie sequels that are so bad..
Replies: 195
Views: 7558

Re: Movie sequels that are so bad..

Tehui wrote:
Murdoch wrote:That Total Recall reboot was absolute gash. One of the few movies I've walked out of.
Another one that I agree with.
Yep, watched the other week and nodded off... rubbish.

Star Wars - anything after Return of the Jedi

Terminator - anything after T2
by Tussock
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks* vs Hopefully 15 French - Third Test Thread
Replies: 885
Views: 20640

Re: All Blacks vs Hopefully 15 French - Third Test Thread

Apart from Savea starting in what is a very weak loose trio I am very happy with this team. Nervous about them given our depth is being tested but happy we are testing now. Would have been happier with Todd starting to get in there and compete on the deck but happy he is at least there. Very please...
by Tussock
Sat May 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trying to get my head around the super finals
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Trying to get my head around the super finals

Host keep the gate - make a payment to the travelling side (not sure about payments and expenses for the refs). As you progress thru the playoffs you "earn" more money as the travelling side. Profits are there if you have the crowd numbers but the TV packages already paid by Rupert add to that Chee...
by Tussock
Sat May 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trying to get my head around the super finals
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Trying to get my head around the super finals

While I understand the need for each 'conference' to have a representative in the super finals... how is the profit sharing split? Particularly when one team finishes above another but has to travel away. Very hard to find details on this.
by Tussock
Sat May 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL: Reds vs Highlanders, 25 May 2018
Replies: 114
Views: 2993

Re: OFFICIAL: Reds vs Highlanders, 25 May 2018

C'mon highlanders... stop being such softco*ks.
by Tussock
Mon May 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Adieu Dan Carter
Replies: 270
Views: 8809

Re: Adieu Dan Carter

The most complete 1st five.
by Tussock
Sun May 13, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2733
Views: 239836

Re: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thr

Lots of beer related events in Melbourne May 11-20.

www.goodbeerweek.com.au
by Tussock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28
Replies: 210
Views: 9675

Re: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28

Cheers GS & MB, will have to reconsider spending my Sunday arvo watching.
by Tussock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28
Replies: 210
Views: 9675

Re: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28

So every page I look at is 10 minutes plus slow... final score and is it worth watching? YC's deserved or homer reffing?
by Tussock
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28
Replies: 210
Views: 9675

Re: Crusaders vs Brumbies: MATCH THREAD: Canberra April 28

guy smiley wrote:
Tussock wrote:Crotty update?
He's still out there. Walked it off.
Ta. Watch on delay.
by Tussock
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks, 2018 - b/c it's never too early for Blues fans.
Replies: 134
Views: 8080

Re: All Blacks, 2018 - b/c it's never too early for Blues fa

Tussock wrote:I realise he's a shoe-in for the squad (and probably starting at 12 alongside Crotty), but how was his form before his most recent injury? He can't have played too much rugby and won't have many game's behind him before June. Haven't watched many Blue's game's.
SBW I forgot to mention
by Tussock
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks, 2018 - b/c it's never too early for Blues fans.
Replies: 134
Views: 8080

Re: All Blacks, 2018 - b/c it's never too early for Blues fa

I realise he's a shoe-in for the squad (and probably starting at 12 alongside Crotty), but how was his form before his most recent injury? He can't have played too much rugby and won't have many game's behind him before June. Haven't watched many Blue's game's.
by Tussock
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6562
Views: 472041

Re: The Wine Thread

And here's a new (related) blog post Thanks frankster. Was in the Alsace over Christmas and visited Domaine Marcel Deiss. Incredible complexity in their field blends and was lucky enough to try some of their aged releases (we had a private tour and the tour guide used to work there). Another favour...
by Tussock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread Crusaders vs Sunwolves
Replies: 153
Views: 4484

Re: Official Match Thread Crusaders vs Sunwolves

Well done Crusaders, rested a few players and a couple coming back from injury. Hopefully a settled team for the business end
by Tussock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Horne goooone
Replies: 21
Views: 2989

Re: Rob Horne goooone

At 28, feel for him. Solid player for Tahs/Wallabies.
by Tussock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZRU releases Brad Shields after being petty :)
Replies: 573
Views: 26039

Re: NZRU being petty about Brad Shields

Haven't read all the pages or look up WR injury regs, but if Shields is injured will the RFU compensate or cover rehab costs for the Canes/NZRU/potentially Wasps (if a particularly bad injury)? Given that his Wasps contract won't have begun. How does this apply to other international players repres...
by Tussock
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZRU releases Brad Shields after being petty :)
Replies: 573
Views: 26039

Re: NZRU being petty about Brad Shields

Haven't read all the pages or look up WR injury regs, but if Shields is injured will the RFU compensate or cover rehab costs for the Canes/NZRU/potentially Wasps (if a particularly bad injury)? Given that his Wasps contract won't have begun. How does this apply to other international players represe...
by Tussock
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish Media: McCaw the true GOD
Replies: 100
Views: 4070

Re: Irish Media: McCaw the true GOD

Yep, couldn't agree more. Richie epitomizes rugby and how it should be played.
by Tussock
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kaino....gooooonnneeee.
Replies: 45
Views: 2066

Re: Kaino....gooooonnneeee.

All the best Kaino, up there as one of my favourite players and an absolute machine.
by Tussock
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

Man there are some alarmist All black fans on this forum. Would any other supporters be so negative and gloomy after a 5 point win at Murrayfield? Of course they wouldn't be. We've got a relatively young and inexperienced team, especially in the tight five, where four first choice players are missi...
by Tussock
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France vs All Blacks OFFICIAL MATCH THREAD
Replies: 1021
Views: 41766

Re: France vs All Blacks OFFICIAL MATCH THREAD

12. Sonny Bill Williams (43)
13. Ryan Crotty (32)

Hopefully a complete game on attach & defense for this combo... been underwhelming all season
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

I think the all blacks need someone in 12 who can either distribute the ball quicker (which SBW isn't able to do even with his 50/50 offloads) or can change it up with a deft kick (yes taking some of the pressure of whomever is at 10. The almost constant running the ball into contact and knockin it...
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

I think the all blacks need someone in 12 who can either distribute the ball quicker (which SBW isn't able to do even with his 50/50 offloads) or can change it up with a deft kick (yes taking some of the pressure of whomever is at 10. The almost constant running the ball into contact and knockin it ...
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

SBW is first choice 12 every day of the week. And deservedly so. Have to disagree ... decidedly average and this game would've been perfect to try someone else at 12. Feel free to disagree, but it'll make you wrong. Hansen/Foster have put all the SBW moaners to bed, then he follows that up as being...
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

SBW is first choice 12 every day of the week. And deservedly so. Have to disagree ... decidedly average and this game would've been perfect to try someone else at 12. Feel free to disagree, but it'll make you wrong. Hansen/Foster have put all the SBW moaners to bed, then he follows that up as being...
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

The Native wrote:SBW is first choice 12 every day of the week. And deservedly so.
Have to disagree ... decidedly average and this game would've been perfect to try someone else at 12.
by Tussock
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT
Replies: 628
Views: 39124

Re: All Blacks discussion - post RC and the EOYT

While it was a deserved win for the wallabies... this RC has felt like the all blacks are trying to build depth and cover injuries & breaks.

SBW/DMac/Squires/Hames shouldn't be in a top AB team.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 26
Replies: 1531
Views: 42903

Re: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 2

McKenzie was shit, costs as many points as he creates SBW is not a starter, best give 30 min at the end against a tiring defence Brodie is a god. Whitelock is not rated highly enough Reiko will hold the record for most tries ever by anyone by age 25 B.Smith will be missed Cane was missed out there ...
by Tussock
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 26
Replies: 1531
Views: 42903

Re: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 2

Hoping Crotty (passing multiple HIA tests) and ALB start next for the ABs... SBW too inconsistent and case of droppsies..
by Tussock
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 26
Replies: 1531
Views: 42903

Re: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Dunedin: August 2

Ouch_I'M_Ill wrote:Sbw played the first poor game in his All Black life (not counting red card)
Nah awful game... hand like tits