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by Sensible Stephen
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The next All Black coaching team??
Replies: 30
Views: 1758

Re: The next All Black coaching team??

The mail out of the NZRU is that whatever happens at the RWC Steve Hansen will stay until the end of 2016 to ensure the departure of players such as McCaw, Carter, Woodcock and Mealamu is handled as smoothly as possible. After this, the succession plan is for Ian Foster to take on the Head Coach ro...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The next All Black coaching team??
Replies: 30
Views: 1758

Re: The next All Black coaching team??

The mail out of the NZRU is that whatever happens at the RWC Steve Hansen will stay until the end of 2016 to ensure the departure of players such as McCaw, Carter, Woodcock and Mealamu is handled as smoothly as possible. After this, the succession plan is for Ian Foster to take on the Head Coach ro...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu May 21, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How long is your commute to work?
Replies: 185
Views: 3873

Re: How long is your commute to work?

30 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride. Usually walk along the river, its pleasant.
by Sensible Stephen
Thu May 21, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The NZ Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: The NZ Budget

Naturally, those on the Left will be critical. "Not doing enough" etc. And then in the same breath criticize the government for running a deficit. Winston Peters is at this very moment complaining that the government has done nothing to tackle NZ's high interest rates. For the record, the OCR is 3....
by Sensible Stephen
Sun May 17, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns
Replies: 199
Views: 9727

Re: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns

Yes and no. Rugby is not going to overtake league or AFL in our life times (or ever) due to history etc. But the popularity of rugby is not that black and white. Look at where rugby was circa 2000. It was clearly the third football code and attracted alot more press than it does today. Was it the 3...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun May 17, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns
Replies: 199
Views: 9727

Re: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns

How did I contradict myself? I was only discussing the oval ball codes in my first post, who are competing for an historical base. Soccer is a different matter because so many immigrants come from soccer playing countries, which is changing the demographic from the outside. Go to any big soccer gam...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun May 17, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns
Replies: 199
Views: 9727

Re: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns

For historical reasons. League hasn't recently overtaken union to become the dominant rugby code in Australia: it has been that since before WW2. In terms of entrenched, historical support, union taking on league in the Australian rugby market is closer to rugby taking on gridiron in the United Sta...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun May 17, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns
Replies: 199
Views: 9727

Re: League NZ's number 1 sport in 5 years - Matty Johns

For historical reasons. League hasn't recently overtaken union to become the dominant rugby code in Australia: it has been that since before WW2. In terms of entrenched, historical support, union taking on league in the Australian rugby market is closer to rugby taking on gridiron in the United Sta...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can you speak a second language ?
Replies: 155
Views: 9326

Re: Can you speak a second language ?

:lol: Its a language there are a lot of misunderstandings to make in fairness. My Japanese teacher and I had some great ones but can't remember too many apart from the time she told me she absolutely loved penis (she was trying to say peanuts). I also told a colleague that her baby was kowai (scary...
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 126834

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

The biggest opposition won't be the technology or regulation/laws. Its people, lah.

For the same reason people like to see train/tram/plane drivers/pilots. They aren't really needed, but people like to think a person, not a machine, is in control. It will take time to break that mentality down.
by Sensible Stephen
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anti Vaccers... Whats the Bored's official stand?
Replies: 301
Views: 6823

Re: Anti Vaccers... Whats the Bored's official stand?

Right did anyone actually watch Bought to make up their own minds? Quite pleased the only GMOS food allowed to be produced here is Canola and in the case of Tasmania, farmers aren't allowed to grow any of it. Why would anyone watch a movie produced by a man who thinks Wakefield was right? So you do...
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2015 CWC Official Fred.
Replies: 1233
Views: 30749

Re: 2015 CWC Official Fred.

grievous wrote:Nah, never heard of her
Stephens a girls name in your world? Um, you know those chicks you slept with? Yeah, they were guys. And that thing they put in your ass? It was penis. Better get a check up at the doctors, just to be safe, you know.
by Sensible Stephen
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anyone ever had their credit card stolen?
Replies: 51
Views: 1322

Re: Anyone ever had their credit card stolen?

Thomas wrote:A guy I work with went on a surprise trip to Thailand organised by his wife. After 1/2 a day over there his credit card was frozen. His bank had noticed it and he hadn't notified them.
Did he have a happy ending lah?
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glenn McGrath is a cock
Replies: 245
Views: 5792

Re: Glenn McGrath is a cock

I can understand the outrage over hunting african animals, but Bret Lee and the deer thing? WTF? People shoot and eat deer all the time. Eat.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2015 CWC Official Fred.
Replies: 1233
Views: 30749

Re: 2015 CWC Official Fred.

So an under prepared Oz side play the Crappers in Auckland, both joint hosts...why? NZ are not playing pool games in Oz. Massive advantage to NZ there Secondly this joint hosting just doesnt work, one Oz game for each capital city in Oz except Adelaide which gets an Oz quarter if they make it, if g...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

I don't think 307 is enough. Hopefully the Indians prove me wrong.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

indomite wrote:India need 320+ I reckon.
Ideally closer to 350 than 320 I reckon.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glenn McGrath is a cock
Replies: 245
Views: 5792

Re: Glenn McGrath is a cock

So what is the driving force? Trophies of dead animals? The thrill of the chase, lah. Just like sometimes courting a girl is more exciting than actually dating her. How many of your conquests did you kill? My Lawyer said I'm not supposed to talk about it. Mine neither. Do you like Phil Collins? I'v...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glenn McGrath is a cock
Replies: 245
Views: 5792

Re: Glenn McGrath is a cock

Waratah wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
Waratah wrote: So what is the driving force? Trophies of dead animals?
The thrill of the chase, lah. Just like sometimes courting a girl is more exciting than actually dating her.
How many of your conquests did you kill?
My Lawyer said I'm not supposed to talk about it.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Tehui wrote:What type of beer is that?
Looks like cider lah, Somersby I guess. Real men drink Soju at a time like this. :x
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glenn McGrath is a cock
Replies: 245
Views: 5792

Re: Glenn McGrath is a cock

Waratah wrote: So what is the driving force? Trophies of dead animals?
The thrill of the chase, lah. Just like sometimes courting a girl is more exciting than actually dating her.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

RuggaBugga wrote:This is what I call a Sunday. I'm like a pig in shit :smug:

Image
:x :x :x

Son of a bitch.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Sards wrote:India playing smart cricket. Proteas will choke.
Long way to go lah, India really need to be around 230/240 with 10 to go. 100 runs off the next 15, minimum.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2015 CWC Official Fred.
Replies: 1233
Views: 30749

Re: 2015 CWC Official Fred.

Afghanistan back in with a sniff, Sri Lanka 6 down with 48 still to get. Sri Lanka still in the box seat, but 1 more wicket now and its all on.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Should get the finals...not a guarantee though. If we don't make the final... surely they will at least put it on GEM or GO. Probably not. :( Anyway back to the cricket, India looking good at 103/1. I am guessing a score of 330 would be about par. They will want 350+ to put some heat on the Africans.
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Wish this was on channel 9 in Australia. Should be the first real indication of how dangerous SA are, and if they can go all the way. I just sat down in front of the TV for the first time in weeks thinking I'd watch this... and it's not on FTA? Good grief.. it's a world cup. Looks like only the Aus...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Wish this was on channel 9 in Australia. Should be the first real indication of how dangerous SA are, and if they can go all the way. According to the Saffers who post on PR, they're dead set certainties to win the world cup. :lol: To be fair, even if they smash the indians, they'll probably lose t...
by Sensible Stephen
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG
Replies: 245
Views: 4900

Re: CWC: Sold out Proteas vs India @ MCG

Wish this was on channel 9 in Australia. Should be the first real indication of how dangerous SA are, and if they can go all the way.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld
Replies: 45
Views: 1398

Re: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld

guy smiley wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
guy smiley wrote: lah
Makes no sense. Or are you trying to be funny/borderline racist?
lah lah lalala
Hmmm, same category as Mr Choice then.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld
Replies: 45
Views: 1398

Re: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld

guy smiley wrote: lah
Makes no sense. Or are you trying to be funny/borderline racist?
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld
Replies: 45
Views: 1398

Re: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld

Ali's Choice wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Clear, windless and not a cloud in the sky here 100km north of Townsville.
Thanks for the update lah. I'm writing it down.
Shut your face, dickhead.
:lol: Such a simpleton.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington
Replies: 349
Views: 6867

Re: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington

England win the toss and are batting first. :shock:
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld
Replies: 45
Views: 1398

Re: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld

Ali's Choice wrote:Clear, windless and not a cloud in the sky here 100km north of Townsville.
Thanks for the update lah. I'm writing it down.
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Karmichael Hunt charged over supplying cocaine
Replies: 380
Views: 14915

Re: Karmichael Hunt charged over supplying cocaine

This is really shit. He would have been good to have in the green and gold mix. 10, 12, 15 bench player. fudge ya. :x
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington
Replies: 349
Views: 6867

Re: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington

Unfortunately that's not going to stop them bowling slow long hops at the death. And if the ball is hooping around that may mean that we can't even rely on even one top order batsman putting together a decent innings, which is all that we've been able to expect of late. While I suspect the Kiwis wi...
by Sensible Stephen
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington
Replies: 349
Views: 6867

Re: NZ v England - CWC at Wellington

It is with heavy heart that I start a thread about a match that I suspect will be an utter manshaming for England. Any chance of torrential rain in Wellington to spare my blushes, or perhaps offer us the chance of a freakish win on D/L? On the positive side, I suppose I'd rather lose to NZ than mos...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anti Vaccers... Whats the Bored's official stand?
Replies: 301
Views: 6823

Re: Anti Vaccers... Whats the Bored's official stand?

Does death of the unimmunized from preventable disease kill relatively more offspring than the resulting reduction of herd immunity does? If so, then it's a potentially useful selection mechanism. That's presuming that anti-vaccination is a heritable trait. I think there's a good argument that the ...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Staying in a hostel for seven months...
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Staying in a hostel for seven months...

Who on the bored has experience of living in hostels for an extended period of time? Recently family move has changed the daily commute to a minimum of three hours per day. Best plan seems to be change hours to 4 extended days a week, hosteling for 3 nights and having Friday off. What are the pitfa...
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 45 languages of France
Replies: 305
Views: 7035

Re: 45 languages of France

Heymans wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubGjasm63Y0#t=105

Most of them are gone forever now though...
So sad lah. How long before mandarin kills off the other Chinese languages in a similar manner. Few generations or less.
by Sensible Stephen
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld
Replies: 45
Views: 1398

Re: TC Marcia About to Smash Qld

Gayndah. lol