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by Zakar
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 96
Views: 3572

Re: Ancestry

ancestry.co.uk Anyone doing this? I've been working the past month with a professional genealogist working down through the paternal lines of my 4 grandparents, and broadening if we see anyone / thing of interest as well. On my mother's side we (so far) have got back to someone born in 1715, but on...
by Zakar
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Chiefs Vs Rebels : MATCH THREAD
Replies: 93
Views: 1622

Re: TT Super Rugby: Chiefs Vs Rebels : MATCH THREAD maybe

JPNZ wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:03 am Chiefs final game is in Sydney (Brookvale) next week as well, so kinda makes sense.
Nice, will go to that!
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Banning religious people from bringing up their kids in a religion is outrageous. There’s no justification. Only a tyrant or someone that supports authoritarianism would think it was acceptable. Agree, It can't be done, but I am sympathetic to the view point. However, I think we'd all support restr...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

You don't believe in freedom of religion? I hate religion as much as the next sane man, but I think it's important that people remain free to say what they like, regardless of it offends someone, and believes what they like, regardless if its insane fantasy. That's what I hate about religion most! ...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Its beautiful in a way. Although we'll never know the terms of his settlement, im sure he covered a good portion of his potential earnings with Rugby Australia. Many, not understanding the corporate settlement drive and insurance overlay to the situation viewed it as a massive victory for IF and fr...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Interview on TVNZ 1 Breakfast show 31 May
Replies: 25
Views: 686

Re: Interview on TVNZ 1 Breakfast show 31 May

This was on TV in NZ yesterday. I hope the interviewer is a lesbian as that will tick another minority hire box but apart from that it doesn't say much about the quality of NZ journalism. As for the professor the less said the better. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/china-looming-large-over-m...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naomi Osaka
Replies: 263
Views: 6236

Re: Naomi Osaka

Zak and Booji lack empathy and compassion. To them, all people are money-making robots without emotion. They also can't grasp the concept that Osaka's fight is not with the media or Tennis governance, such that she should just, "do a Bennett", and it'll all be fine. I really live rent free in your ...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naomi Osaka
Replies: 263
Views: 6236

Re: Naomi Osaka

Yep Or done a Wayne Bennet (plus a few other league coaches over the years) and answered every question with "No Comment". I don’t see how that helps he anxiety about appearing at press conferences. In fact I reckon that would make it worse. Zak and Booji lack empathy and compassion. To them, all p...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naomi Osaka
Replies: 263
Views: 6236

Re: Naomi Osaka

She should have taken the Marshawn Lynch approach and answered every question with 'im just here so I won't get fined' Yep Or done a Wayne Bennet (plus a few other league coaches over the years) and answered every question with "No Comment". I don’t see how that helps he anxiety about appearing at ...
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings
Replies: 385
Views: 11940

Re: The Lack of Reaction Over Confirmed UFO Sightings

Did you ever stop to think that the Aliens are deliberately making their drones slow and look like ours to avoid Detection? Huh? They are clearly masters of disguise.

Some may even post here.
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naomi Osaka
Replies: 263
Views: 6236

Re: Naomi Osaka

She should have taken the Marshawn Lynch approach and answered every question with 'im just here so I won't get fined'
by Zakar
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Its beautiful in a way. Although we'll never know the terms of his settlement, im sure he covered a good portion of his potential earnings with Rugby Australia. Many, not understanding the corporate settlement drive and insurance overlay to the situation viewed it as a massive victory for IF and fro...
by Zakar
Mon May 31, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5392

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 10:49 pm As an aside, do the Waratahs have the tightest fitting uniforms in the competition? Some of their players were almost indecent, with super tight jerseys and shorts, and then their shorts pulled up really high.
Did seeing that make your own pants a bit tight?
by Zakar
Mon May 31, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?
Replies: 123
Views: 3041

Re: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?

the law penalizes a knock forward where the offender had no realistic chance of catching the ball what's wrong with that? it is negative/cynical. we want to see the laws promote creative attacking rugby edit: Law 11.4 - It is not an intentional knock-on if, in the act of trying to catch the ball, t...
by Zakar
Mon May 31, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Force: MATCH THREAD: Friday 4th June
Replies: 209
Views: 3752

Re: TT Super Rugby: Crusaders vs Force: MATCH THREAD: Friday 4th June

shanky wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 1:42 am
Zakar wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 11:06 pm Crusaders by 60
what about the second half?
Mercy rule.
by Zakar
Mon May 31, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 937
Views: 38233

Re: Anybody into Crypto

Isn't this the third or 4th time we've had the bubble chat about crypto? Each time, it bottoms out 10% or so higher before it shot up. Each time, we have a news story about that guy who bought a pizza that is now worth 500k, or the guy that is scouring the tip for his old hard drive. Then it goes d...
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blues v Ponies. 29th May.
Replies: 78
Views: 1446

Re: Blues v Ponies. 29th May.

Embarrassing performance.

I feel it would have been a different game if Christie hadn't scored before half time, that really took the wind out of the sails.
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo
Replies: 53
Views: 1577

Re: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo

Not too much to worry about in Oz, except maybe the Goldie, but that’s because it’s swamped. Newport was always a bit of a closed shop, mainly due to the aforementioned Derek Hynd and co, acting like they were policing cloudbreak instead of a poxy beach break. There are a few locals only spots, but...
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anybody into Crypto
Replies: 937
Views: 38233

Re: Anybody into Crypto

Isn't this the third or 4th time we've had the bubble chat about crypto? Each time, it bottoms out 10% or so higher before it shot up. Each time, we have a news story about that guy who bought a pizza that is now worth 500k, or the guy that is scouring the tip for his old hard drive. Then it goes do...
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1033
Views: 29485

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Some statements were made in last night's game against very good opposition: LSL - certainty (but I always thought he was) Wilson - confirmed. Vunivalu - first time that he looked like a complete rugby player. Real X-factor there. My issue with Vunivalu is that I haven’t really seen him kick. And p...
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your ultimate homemade burger recipe
Replies: 51
Views: 2209

Re: Your ultimate homemade burger recipe

Farva wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 11:48 am No beetroot, no pineapple. What is this?
Mmmm, maybe a fired egg as well.
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby Rebels v Highlanders Sunday 30th May
Replies: 71
Views: 1132

Re: TT Super Rugby Rebels v Highlanders Sunday 30th May

guy smiley wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 7:28 am
Zakar wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 7:27 am Smiths face when he incorrectly thought they'd won the penalty was peak punchable
that's it, let your feelings out...
If you don't hate the oppositions 9, he's not very good.
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby Rebels v Highlanders Sunday 30th May
Replies: 71
Views: 1132

Re: TT Super Rugby Rebels v Highlanders Sunday 30th May

Smiths face when he incorrectly thought they'd won the penalty was peak punchable
by Zakar
Sun May 30, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5392

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 12:26 am
shanky wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 12:22 am No

You raging like a still-drunk bellend amuses me though
Fair enough. Could we at least agree that Justin Harrison is a proven racist and coke-snorting junkie?
I think this is the first time I've heard coke users referred to as junkies.
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Chiefs: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 302
Views: 4867

Re: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Chiefs: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

I’ll tell you what. Fiji would maybe be world champions if they had access to all the talent they’ve produced world wide Vunivalu is like a thoroughbred racehorse. Not to mention the kimbo slice squad in the forwards No they wouldn't They have no props, average halves, adequete locks. Yes, they pro...
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo
Replies: 53
Views: 1577

Re: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo

Lowe would be one from your era at the steelworks shit-hole wouldn’t he? We used to fight wharfies and punch floating slag on the waves together when I was a grom Fighting boredom and punching a timeclock is much more likely, you massive fibber It was a joke. I have been in the surf the same time a...
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo
Replies: 53
Views: 1577

Re: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo

Occy was great, but he was no Mick Lowe Lowe would be one from your era at the steelworks shit-hole wouldn’t he? We used to fight wharfies and punch floating slag on the waves together when I was a grom Fighting boredom and punching a timeclock is much more likely, you massive fibber It was a joke....
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5392

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

Is Shrekles against industrialisation? Jobs? exports? He demands to presented only with sylvan vistas, with the rolling rural idyll of the cantabrian plain. I guess when your countries only export is powdered milk, scaffolders and taciturn faced rugby coaches, its easy to be anti jobs and industry....
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 388
Views: 16872

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Coleman is from Tassie? You had JOC in the team ffs. :x I didn't take him anyway - my team is true blue. Richie Brown is apparently really sick - cancer. I'm not sure how he's going now, but a few months ago it wasn't looking good. No I didn't - but sad to hear about Brown - heres hoping for a full...
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo
Replies: 53
Views: 1577

Re: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo

shanky wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 2:59 am
Zakar wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 2:17 am Occy was great, but he was no Mick Lowe
Lowe would be one from your era at the steelworks shit-hole wouldn’t he?
We used to fight wharfies and punch floating slag on the waves together when I was a grom
by Zakar
Sat May 29, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo
Replies: 53
Views: 1577

Re: Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo

Occy was great, but he was no Mick Lowe
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

It's like arguing with a Trump supporter That's what it feels like to me. You've let your anger at Folau cloud your judgement. This is an amateur club ffs. I've previously posted I think he's an idiot and self serving hypocrite. But that doesn't change the fact he's only registering to play amateur...
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

He is one stupid muthafukka, isn't he. Have you ever quit a job for a higher paid one? If on a fixed term contract, no. Really? It's the best, you usually have to give fuckall notice. Employment contracts are easy to walk away from, and so they should be. Also, what company wants to pay a worker th...
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 388
Views: 16872

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

The Force were incredibly unlucky to lose the game against the Chiefs. That missed conversion at the end should have been a sure thing, but instead was agonisingly close to firing the first real shot at New Zealand teams amongst the Australian sides. The loss was against one of the very top kiwi si...
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7444

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Farva wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 7:10 am
CrazyIslander wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 7:05 am
guy smiley wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 6:57 am He is one stupid muthafukka, isn't he.
Have you ever quit a job for a higher paid one?
If on a fixed term contract, no.
Really?

It's the best, you usually have to give fuckall notice.
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 388
Views: 16872

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

The Force were incredibly unlucky to lose the game against the Chiefs. That missed conversion at the end should have been a sure thing, but instead was agonisingly close to firing the first real shot at New Zealand teams amongst the Australian sides. The loss was against one of the very top kiwi si...
by Zakar
Fri May 28, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ben Darwin on RugbyPass
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Ben Darwin on RugbyPass

Its a bit of a chicken and egg theory in my mind. Are successful teams are more likely to have continuity, or are teams with continuity more likely to be successful?
by Zakar
Thu May 27, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades
Replies: 175
Views: 5063

Re: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades

70's: did we even play rugby then? 80's: Mark Ella, Michael Lynagh, David Campese 90's: John Eales, Tim Horan, Stephen Larkham 00's: George Smith, Stirling Mortlock, George Gregan 10's: David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Will Genia Honourable mention: Jarryd Butler Good list 70’s: I only know Ray Price ...
by Zakar
Thu May 27, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about Lennox Lewis
Replies: 92
Views: 3004

Re: Let’s talk about Lennox Lewis

To my mind, Tyson is the scariest human who ever walked the earth, and this includes my run-in with two members of a London IRA cell in the early 90s Nonetheless, I think that Youtube has shown me that Lewis is a boxing beast in his own right I don't know, have you seen the Ivan Milat interview tap...