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by Tussock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217958

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

So... I haven't been a prolific poster... but I've been stalking the forum for about 10+ years... Fallen into a bit of a dark hole recently... marriage breakdown... career change... lack of a clear pathway... brought on by Xmas period... usually surrounded by family... this year... feeling alone. T...
by Tussock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217958

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

Don’t worry about that - just skimmed your post history, saw you are from Nz... :uhoh: :lol: :lol: Look after yourself Tussock Dont be shy to let your thoughts go in here I'm in a dark place at the moment myself with the old health anxiety, going back to the Dr on Friday :thumbdown: its always ther...
by Tussock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217958

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

So... I haven't been a prolific poster... but I've been stalking the forum for about 10+ years... Fallen into a bit of a dark hole recently... marriage breakdown... career change... lack of a clear pathway... brought on by Xmas period... usually surrounded by family... this year... feeling alone. T...
by Tussock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217958

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

So... I haven't been a prolific poster... but I've been stalking the forum for about 10+ years... Fallen into a bit of a dark hole recently... marriage breakdown... career change... lack of a clear pathway... brought on by Xmas period... usually surrounded by family... this year... feeling alone. T...
by Tussock
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2593
Views: 217958

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

So... I haven't been a prolific poster... but I've been stalking the forum for about 10+ years... Fallen into a bit of a dark hole recently... marriage breakdown... career change... lack of a clear pathway... brought on by Xmas period... usually surrounded by family... this year... feeling alone. Tr...
by Tussock
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: HSBC 7s 2019/20 - London, England - Starts Pg 12
Replies: 477
Views: 18407

Re: HSBC 7s 2019/20 - Cape Town Start Pg 3

Congratulations to the Black Ferns Sevens and All Black Sevens. Outstanding results.
by Tussock
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter Snell Goooooonnnnnnne!!!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 2398

Re: Peter Snell Goooooonnnnnnne!!!!!

RIP. A true kiwi legend.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 August
Replies: 1611
Views: 26336

Re: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 Au

Ok, i'll put my hand up and apologise to the All Black coaches... they obviously have a well defined plan going into the RWC... and I'll try and restrain myself until the RWC.

Congratulations All Blacks!! Some silly play but held their composure.
by Tussock
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 August
Replies: 1611
Views: 26336

Re: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 Au

Seem's a little bit panicky by Hansen... hope to be proven wrong. I would have moved Smith back to fullback, given Ioane another run in front of his home crowd, B Barrett to the bench. SBW... I'm not the biggest fan but hopefully he can strengthen the defense and distribute to his outside backs... ...
by Tussock
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 August
Replies: 1611
Views: 26336

Re: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 Au

Seem's a little bit panicky by Hansen... hope to be proven wrong. I would have moved Smith back to fullback, given Ioane another run in front of his home crowd, B Barrett to the bench. SBW... I'm not the biggest fan but hopefully he can strengthen the defense and distribute to his outside backs... ...
by Tussock
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 August
Replies: 1611
Views: 26336

Re: Bledisloe 2 - All Blacks v Wallabies @ Eden Park, 17 Au

Seem's a little bit panicky by Hansen... hope to be proven wrong. I would have moved Smith back to fullback, given Ioane another run in front of his home crowd, B Barrett to the bench. SBW... I'm not the biggest fan but hopefully he can strengthen the defense and distribute to his outside backs... d...
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

mr bungle wrote:
Tussock wrote:Lochore crying in his grave over that performance.
That’s not his style. He’d commend the Wallabies first and foremost.
Still be disappointed in so many missed tackles.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Lochore crying in his grave over that performance.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Congrats Aus (and French ref).

All Blacks exposed with a man down.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Mog The Almighty wrote:
Tussock wrote:Congrats Aus (and French ref).
Fück off. Blame Barret not the ref. If a shoulder charge to the exposed head isn't red wtf is?

Ruined the game but clear red.
Yellow for sure... but red ridiculous!
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Congrats Aus (and French ref).
by Tussock
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 1 - Wallabies vs All Blacks: Perth, August 10
Replies: 1773
Views: 31518

Re: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Perth Aug 10

Rubbish red.. possibly yellow... but tiddlywinks really. French are soft.
by Tussock
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sir Brian Lochore gone.
Replies: 52
Views: 2243

Re: Sir Brian Lochore gone.

Great player and captain. RIP
by Tussock
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AB Ratings: v Springboks 27/07/19
Replies: 50
Views: 2651

Re: AB Ratings: v Springboks 27/07/19

SBW pedestrian for most parts... threw a good pass for the try but poor hands, well covered and too high going into tackles. Moody & Franks disappointing... lost it?? Hopefully not. Taylor play didn't go his way and shown up by Coles but that was how the game turned. Mo'unga thought he was better in...
by Tussock
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6562
Views: 472035

Re: The Wine Thread

New post just up on young and old Alsace wines Thanks frankster, another superb article. Domaine Marcel Deiss is probably the top producer that I've had the opportunity to visit and sample their wares. I haven't yet had the chance to visit their vineyards, though I did try a dozen or so of their wi...
by Tussock
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6562
Views: 472035

Re: The Wine Thread

frankster wrote:New post just up on young and old Alsace wines
Thanks frankster, another superb article. Domaine Marcel Deiss is probably the top producer that I've had the opportunity to visit and sample their wares.
by Tussock
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Super Rugby Table had looked like in a pure round robin
Replies: 49
Views: 3181

Re: What Super Rugby Table had looked like in a pure round r

Keep the 15 teams but do away with the skewed conference system and flawed finals placings. Play each once and top 8 go through based on merit and quarter finals go to top 4. It's what got me excited about soup rugby (being an NPC & club rugby fan). I know it wont suit everyone in terms of travel an...
by Tussock
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Soup Player of the Year - NZ
Replies: 47
Views: 2104

Re: Soup Player of the Year - NZ

Easy to look good behind that Rolls Royce pack. Nonsense, the pack was not much more than ordinary for the vast majority of the season. The backs did all the damage to other teams, those that don't make the AB cut this year would walk into almost every other team in the world, absolute quality. Hav...
by Tussock
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Soup Player of the Year - NZ
Replies: 47
Views: 2104

Re: Soup Player of the Year - NZ

Easy to look good behind that Rolls Royce pack. Nonsense, the pack was not much more than ordinary for the vast majority of the season. The backs did all the damage to other teams, those that don't make the AB cut this year would walk into almost every other team in the world, absolute quality. Hav...
by Tussock
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mass shooting in Darwin
Replies: 42
Views: 3047

Re: Mass shooting in Darwin

Condolences to families affected & Darwin community.
by Tussock
Mon May 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: “SBW is in if fit” Hansen
Replies: 50
Views: 2679

Re: “SBW is in if fit” Hansen

ScarfaceClaw wrote:And selecting by reputation instead of form is why NZ won’t even come close to winning the World Cup.
Have to agree. SBW needs to be playing regularly... which he hasn't done for what over 2 years... constantly broken.
by Tussock
Sun May 12, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Josh Ioane
Replies: 21
Views: 1959

Re: Josh Ioane

He's definitely made the step up. I'd get him training with the AB's.

How's Marty McKenzie doing? Thought he's been solid.
by Tussock
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sunwolves goooooooooooooooooooooooone...
Replies: 227
Views: 8360

Re: Sunwolves goooooooooooooooooooooooone...

I'll be glad to see the back of the conference system and teams qualifying for the finals based on merit not because their country needs a rep (hopefully). Would they consider a promotion/relegation system and have a second tier comp? Force, Sunwolves, 2 SA teams (acknowledging 2 teams in NH comp), ...
by Tussock
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Highlanders vs Crusaders: THIS MATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Replies: 142
Views: 5670

Re: Highlanders vs Crusaders: THIS MATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED

A name change wouldn't worry me. But I do get annoyed by people taking offense at things just for the sake of it. Think about this. A good proportion of Friday's victims chose to move to a city called Christchurch whose most prominent sports team is called The Crusaders. Some of them were probably ...
by Tussock
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christchurch terrorist attack
Replies: 1981
Views: 65692

Re: Something going down in Christchurch

Thoughts are with families and people of Chch.
by Tussock
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome
Replies: 408
Views: 11380

Re: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome

Ben Smith needs a break. We play him every test. Don't forget that he had a decent sabbatical at the start of the year. That was my thinking too. Smith doesn't need the game-time, and Italy doesn't demand his selection. I don't see the need for him to play. Probably right but I just enjoy watching ...
by Tussock
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome
Replies: 408
Views: 11380

Re: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome

Kiwias wrote:
J Man wrote:Ben Smith needs a break. We play him every test.
Don't forget that he had a decent sabbatical at the start of the year.
That was my thinking too.
by Tussock
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome
Replies: 408
Views: 11380

Re: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: 24th Nov: Rome

I'd like to see B. Smith return to fullback (where he get's more ball and is our best 15), Naholo at 14, Mo'unga to start and either Dmac or BB on the bench.
by Tussock
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: They shall not grow old.
Replies: 131
Views: 6232

Re: They shall not grow old.

Thanks all, hadn't heard about this film but have got tickets for tomorrow night.
by Tussock
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 55520

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

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by Tussock
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have the All Blacks lost their Aura?
Replies: 59
Views: 2892

Re: Have the All Blacks lost their Aura?

Altazuma wrote:Crikey, we clearly need to take better care of it.

Maybe we can chain it to the Bledisloe? We never seem to lose that....
:lol: :nod:

Maybe they could use the jersey tracking device to ensure they can locate it.
by Tussock
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have the All Blacks lost their Aura?
Replies: 59
Views: 2892

Re: Have the All Blacks lost their Aura?

I usually find lost things have fallen down behind drawers. Maybe they need to look there.
by Tussock
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Cane fractured his neck at the weekend
Replies: 106
Views: 4904

Re: Sam Cane fractured his neck at the weekend

Hope he makes a full recovery.

Ardie to string get starts... Wallabies and end of year.
by Tussock
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks v All Blacks - 6 October @ Loftus, Pretoria
Replies: 1484
Views: 40955

Re: Springboks v All Blacks - 6 October @ Loftus, Pretoria

Tough on ALB whom I thought has been playing well. Starting SBW ahead of Crotty is interesting but Crotty hasn't looked 100% the last couple of games... hope he isn't used as a battering ram when he gets on... definitely not his game. Good to see Mo'unga getting more game time as he deserves it. Res...