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by Zakar
Fri May 23, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mathewson Staaaaaays
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mathewson Staaaaaays

Mathewson is behind Smith, TKB, and TJP, and if any of those three went down he'd be behind fat Weepu and the player apparently hated by Hansen in Andy Ellis. Then I think Bryn Hall would get a look in as well. Mathewson is in good form, but he's never sustained form over any period of time which i...
by Zakar
Fri May 23, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mathewson Staaaaaays
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mathewson Staaaaaays

He must be pretty confident that NZRU is going to change the rule to allow guys playing in Australia to be selected by the AIGs Why? Because he is the 2nd best NZ halfback on current form. I'm sure he'd love to get more caps. No he's not, and he's way down the pecking order for NZ 9s ... which is w...
by Zakar
Fri May 23, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: S15 Official Rebels v Waratahs Match Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 2706

Re: S15 Official Rebels v Waratahs Match Thread

I'll be interested to see how Jack Debreczeni goes. I hope he gets some game time. I watched him a bit when he played school boys rugby - good hands and twinkle toes and not scared to take it to the line. His Rebels profile says almost 2 metres... Must have had a growth spurt. Yeah there were rumou...
by Zakar
Fri May 23, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mathewson Staaaaaays
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mathewson Staaaaaays

douche_chill wrote:
Zakar wrote:He must be pretty confident that NZRU is going to change the rule to allow guys playing in Australia to be selected by the AIGs
Why?
Because he is the 2nd best NZ halfback on current form. I'm sure he'd love to get more caps.
by Zakar
Fri May 23, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mathewson Staaaaaays
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mathewson Staaaaaays

He must be pretty confident that NZRU is going to change the rule to allow guys playing in Australia to be selected by the AIGs
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pressure mounting over Washington Redskins name
Replies: 94
Views: 2264

Re: Pressure mounting over Washington Redskins name

I heard they were going to change the mascot to a potato, so they could keep the name "Redskins"
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Spivs are at it again...
Replies: 384
Views: 12527

Re: The Spivs are at it again...

Everytime I see the word spiv I imagine some tinfoil hat loon foaming at the mouth complaining about progress. Really? You think the suggestion in the OP is progress? I'd love to hear your reasoning. Where did I say that? All I said that all this "spiv" this and "spiv" that is grating and strikes m...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
Zakar wrote:Who calls the lineout at the Rebs? If it is higgs we could have 4. Cardy 5. Skelton, 6. Higgs and 8 Paluw

I like the sounds of this Cardy bloke. But who does he play for?
:lol: f**king phone. Yes, I'm saying fardy at 4, higgs at 6, palu at 8.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

Who calls the lineout at the Rebs? If it is higgs we could have 4. Cardy 5. Skelton, 6. Higgs and 8 Paluw
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

It's really just hit me how shitty it is that Godwin is injured... 10. Toomua / 12. Godwin could've been magic... :x Godwin is nowhere near test level. Maybe in a year or two. Maybe. What? He is certainly at test level. Why dont you think he is? He hasn't grabbed a SR game by the balls and bossed i...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Moral Maze with Jeff the Bear
Replies: 53
Views: 1807

Re: The Moral Maze with Jeff the Bear

You can't really use the word highfalutin without sounding highfalutin.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

towny wrote:
Zakar wrote:How I would run it

Start with

Foley 10, Tombs 12

then later in the game

Tombs 10, Beale 12

okay by me.
Sweet. I'll let Ewen know we are in agreement and he can implement it. :D
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

How I would run it

Start with

Foley 10, Tombs 12

then later in the game

Tombs 10, Beale 12
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

As opposed to Beale, who has never looked good at 10. He is a centre or outside back. Really? I thought he looked great for the Rebels in 2012 at flyhalf. When he's fit and in form, he looks a very dangerous 10. Problem has been his fitness. Beale would be the guy I'd most be concerned about as a N...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

Looks strong, I mean weak. I don't understand why Two-dads is played at wing, I have always regarded him as a very good 13, especially in test rugby. Probably because he doesn't pass the ball. Ever. It works at Super Level against the Lions, Cheetahs, Reds etc But not at test level. Also, we are ve...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

Do the guys picking Foley over Beale at 10 watch rugby? He is a limited ayer and mostly shit. 1. Slipper 2. Moore 3. Alexander 4. Horwill (c) 5. Skelton 6. Fard 7. Hooper 8. Higgers 9. Phipps 10. Beale 11. AAC 12. Toomua 13. TK 14. Cummins 15. Folau Also Id have Charles over TPN as back up hooker. ...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should I/we be ahamed of board member Yatta???
Replies: 32
Views: 806

Re: Should I/we be ahamed of board member Yatta???

I played in school - when our AFL team was short they usually drafted in a few rugby guys. Defenseman obviously.

Most memorable moment was getting into a punch-up with a guy who was a SG Ball player for the Steelers. I lost.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallaby Squad Named
Replies: 186
Views: 6409

Re: Wallaby Squad Named

Not too bad. Interesting that McCabe is seen as a back three player. I like Cowan, so not worried about that, but surprised no Smith or Longbottom. Ryan is a bit of a head scratcher. What I'd like to see Slipper Moore Alexander Carter Jones Fardy Hooper Palu White Foley AAC Toomua TK KB Folau Sio Ch...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Spivs are at it again...
Replies: 384
Views: 12527

Re: The Spivs are at it again...

Everytime I see the word spiv I imagine some tinfoil hat loon foaming at the mouth complaining about progress.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kieran Read - Sabbatical by stealth?
Replies: 39
Views: 1625

Re: Kieran Read - Sabbatical by stealth?

I've just heard that Read will miss this week's game against the Highlanders because of man-flu. By my reckoning this will be the 8th game he will miss out of a possible 12 this season. If the NZRU want to keep the world's best player fresh for the All Black season why don't they just come out and ...
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kieran Read - Sabbatical by stealth?
Replies: 39
Views: 1625

Re: Kieran Read - Sabbatical by stealth?

Doesn't matter, the Crusaders have All Black Luke Whitelock to play 8, so they aren't missing much.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australia - France Spite Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 1356

Re: The Australia - France Spite Thread

Your team emblem is a picture of a cock.
by Zakar
Thu May 22, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australia - France Spite Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 1356

Re: The Australia - France Spite Thread

The French flag is pretty handy. Needs only two folds to turn it into a flag of surrender.
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Moral Maze with Jeff the Bear
Replies: 53
Views: 1807

Re: The Moral Maze with Jeff the Bear

Sell the stuff and then claim someone must have nicked it.
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Rugby Catch-all Thread
Replies: 4835
Views: 410023

Re: American Rugby Catch-all Thread

I was speaking on facebook to one of my ex-teammates from UNC, who told me that another Tar Heel a few years after me went to that wacko combine. Apparently it was very professional, although that was mostly the European coaches. Some of the guys had never seen a rugby ball before and were useless. ...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world
Replies: 52
Views: 2376

Re: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world

A 79-year-old woman called Stella Liebeck made history by suing McDonald's after dropping a coffee in her lap and suffering third-degree burns to her thighs and groin. As a result, the Stella Awards – highlighting ambitious or ridiculous lawsuits – was initiated, and now companies treat us like idi...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world
Replies: 52
Views: 2376

Re: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world

It's not just more than all the money in the world, but more all the money in the world squared, times another million or so for good measure. Yes indeed. Just saying "more money than exists on Earth" doesn't quite do that number justice does it? How about if you stacked it in $100 bills, that stac...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world
Replies: 52
Views: 2376

Re: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world

towny wrote:That's a hell of a lot of money.
Could start the Singapore Stars with that sort of money.

With Inglis at fullback, Adrian Peterson at Centre, and LeBron James at Lock.
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world
Replies: 52
Views: 2376

Re: Man suing NY for more money than exists in world

It's not just more than all the money in the world, but more all the money in the world squared, times another million or so for good measure. Yes indeed. Just saying "more money than exists on Earth" doesn't quite do that number justice does it? How about if you stacked it in $100 bills, that stac...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR world rugby draft
Replies: 193
Views: 6045

Re: PR world rugby draft - MVP (2 catch up picks),earl,chuck

1.Marcos Ayerza (ARG) 2. Stephen Moore (AUS) 3. Owen Franks (NZ) 4. Samu Manoa (USA) 5. Courtney Lawes (ENG) 6. Willem Alberts (SA) 7. Richie McCaw (NZ)(c) 8. Kieran Read (NZ) 9. Danny Care (ENG) 10. Aaron Cruden (NZ) 11. Yoann Huget (FRA) 12. Christian Lealiifano (AUS) 13. Tevita Kurindrani (AUS) ...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game of Thrones - Books/TV (Full of spoilers mark nothing)
Replies: 17358
Views: 980807

Re: Game of Thrones - Books/TV (Full of spoilers mark nothin

You know what I never got the point of? Cyvasse. It's just chess he's referencing in a not so clever way. Why not just call it chess George? It's not original to just alter the rules slightly and give it a silly name, it's not a sly nod towards the game we all know. Also, another, more macarbe, tho...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is Australia having a "grim" budget?
Replies: 597
Views: 8982

Re: Why is Australia having a "grim" budget?

GS, I follow the news religiously. You can tell me that there is mass support for environmental issues, but this flies in the face of everything I see and read. You mention Bob Brown - I haven't heard anything from him other than Sea Shepherd related issues. As you'd expect as that's his job. I jus...
by Zakar
Wed May 21, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh regions to play in BT's Premiership Rugby 7s series
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Welsh regions to play in BT's Premiership Rugby 7s serie

Is Wales putting in a team in the World club 7s in Limerick in the summer? I have heard little of the event since it was announced. Only teams announced so far: Auckland Blues, Vodacom Blue Bulls, Western Province, Buenos Aires, NSW Waratahs and New York. Brumbies are champions so will likely defen...
by Zakar
Tue May 20, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Association Football- what do you call it?
Replies: 40
Views: 858

Re: Association Football- what do you call it?

Football refers to a ball game played on foot, as opposed to horseback. Not really relevant anymore, but that is how it came about. I don't see the issue with Australia/Ireland/Canada/USA/NZ calling it Soccer. Everyone knows what you mean when you say soccer. Likewise, you know what people mean when...
by Zakar
Tue May 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR world rugby draft
Replies: 193
Views: 6045

Re: PR world rugby draft - MVP (2 catch up picks),earl,chuck

Woodlands, I'd actually already picked Ewen. Since you need a coach, and I need a 13, I think I'll make my pick now; http://images.smh.com.au/2013/11/17/4930536/art-tevita_kuridrani-620x349.jpg 1.Marcos Ayerza (ARG) 2. Stephen Moore (AUS) 3. Owen Franks (NZ) 4. Samu Manoa (USA) 5. Courtney Lawes (EN...
by Zakar
Tue May 20, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is Australia having a "grim" budget?
Replies: 597
Views: 8982

Re: Why is Australia having a "grim" budget?

Guys, I've got a plan for the debt.

Spend whatever we want, and borrow to pay for it.

Quadruple our defence spending - or more even!

Then tell our debtors we aint payin back shit and those plum can fudge off or come and take it.
by Zakar
Tue May 20, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kirwan raises transfer fees option to stem player drain
Replies: 53
Views: 1533

Re: Kirwan raises transfer fees option to stem player drain

Wonder if we can sign them up to 15 year contracts from age 20 or something - say $15000 a year and then whatever contracts can be negotiated on top. Then other codes or teams would have to buy them out. Employment lawyers?? I'm not an employment lawyer, but my memory of employment law is that empl...
by Zakar
Tue May 20, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR world rugby draft
Replies: 193
Views: 6045

Re: PR world rugby draft - MVP (2 catch up picks),earl,chuck

Only three picks to go - plus all MVPs catch up picks