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by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1959
Views: 62001

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

Great to see such a tight contest. Tough conditions and 16 unanswered points makes it a great escape for the ABs. Hard luck England but tremendous effort. AB coaching staff will asking some very hard questions but ultimately the ABs showed character to get out of that one.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1959
Views: 62001

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

Placed my bet at the TAB. Ref Jérôme Garces will fark over the ABs again. 10 tests with the ABs and he’s dishes out 7 yellow cards and 1 red to the most disciplined team in the world. He was involved in the farcical end to the 3rd Test vs the Lions. That penalty reversal should have been investigate...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Player of the Year
Replies: 67
Views: 2243

Re: World Rugby Player of the Year

sinba556 wrote:
vh5150 wrote:If Codie Taylor doesn’t win it this year then the award is busted. Unbelievable the effort he’s put into AB machine this year.
Suspect they will probably go for someone who has been nominated
Exactly my point. The fact Codie wasn’t nominated is a travesty.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL THREAD: All Blacks vs Japan, 3 November
Replies: 438
Views: 11328

Re: OFFICIAL THREAD: All Blacks vs Japan, 3 November

Not sure if Japan are all they are cracked up to be after this test. Commentators crapping on about how competitive Japan are. But they were thumped by a 3rd/4th string team who played ok. Japan has home advantage and a ref who blew a homer. This Japan team looks weaker than their RWC 2015 side. I k...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kieran Read to retire
Replies: 83
Views: 4149

Re: Kieran Read to retire

A great no 8, one of the ABs finest.

I still think the back row trio of Whetton, Shelford and Jones was the ABs most dominant. Hard to compare eras but they never lost a test as a trio and were so much more athletic than any other nations trios the between 1987 and 1990
by vh5150
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Player of the Year
Replies: 67
Views: 2243

Re: World Rugby Player of the Year

If Codie Taylor doesn’t win it this year then the award is busted. Unbelievable the effort he’s put into AB machine this year.
by vh5150
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bands you are off to see live - Bump for Mog the Alwhingy
Replies: 1357
Views: 143734

Re: Bands you are off to see live

Underground

Greta Van Fleet

Both in Feb 19
by vh5150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats All Blacks
Replies: 47
Views: 2926

Re: Congrats All Blacks

A great game in the end after 60 minutes of Bok dominance. Plenty for each team to takeaway.

Long live Boks v Blacks rugby
by vh5150
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks v All Blacks - 6 October @ Loftus, Pretoria
Replies: 1484
Views: 48751

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

A huge result for the ABs. Under immense pressure and extreme adversity away from home and yet they got the result after being down by 17 points twice in the test. Amazing and hugely galvanising. Whilst great to see the Boks play so well this result will have have cause s’mores harm than good for th...
by vh5150
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com https://es.pn/2KqCRHj It should not be forgotten that he caught the one wicket he did not capture with ...
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 62146

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

I heard on the radio that only 12% of attempted match winning snap drop goals are successful in test rugby history. In which case the ABs, with a 3 on 2 situation, made statistically the right call in going for the try. Arrogance had nothing to do with it.
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official

Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com

https://es.pn/2KqCRHj
by vh5150
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7845

Re: Congrats Saffers

Fantastic match. 2 teams going at each other and not giving in. Boks deserved it though. As a matter of history the Boks have taught the ABs valuable rugby lessons over the years. If the ABs didn’t learn anything last night then some international careers will be over sooner rather than later. Bring...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7845

Re: Congrats Saffers

NZ Herald https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12125888 That’s an atrocious piece of reporting from a shit newspaper. Makes me feel ashamed to be a Kiwi. Did Nigel throw intercept passes and miss 8 points from kicks. And how about The Herald mentioning that the Boks mig...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7845

Re: Congrats Saffers

Super effort from the Boks. This feels a bit like Chicago and we know what happened a week later.

I expect the ABs a will be hitting the tackle bags big time over the coming weeks. Pretoria could be brutal.... and I expect the Boks will be up for it as well. :thumbup:
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 62146

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Well done Boks. BB will be feeling like shit .. a bit like after last years Lions series.

The return fixture will be immense
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 62146

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Turbogoat wrote:ABs have leaked 5 tries. That doesn't happen often.
I’m not sure anyone has scored 5 against them in NZ ?
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 62146

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Fine margins between the top teams. ABs way off on defensive and error radar today.
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 62146

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Great to see this AB team under pressure. Expecting a massive 2nd half from them. Boks well worth their lead
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anita McNaughty .... wasn't that a rumor from 10 years ago ? Think she won a defamation case from a tabloid re that?
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

33 bowlers have taken 300 or more test wickets That is the cut off point when discussing top test bowlers of all time I think. CPI index awards points for milestones. The stats below are well documented career stats 1 point for a 4 for 5 points for a 5 for 10WM is 10 points 15 wickets in a match is ...
by vh5150
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5665

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anderson is a fine pace bowler who averages about 12 with the Duke ball in England and about 40 anywhere else in the world. McGrath the greater bowler here. I’d rate Steyn the best pack bowler of the last 15 years and he’s the only one who has CPI stats anywhere near Sir Richard Hadlee who performed...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beauden Barrett - POTY threepeat?
Replies: 62
Views: 3863

Re: Beauden Barrett - POTY threepeat?

No way the Worlds 25th most influential individual can win 3 years in a row
by vh5150
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rassie OUT
Replies: 430
Views: 21521

Re: Rassie OUT

...but isn’t Rassie the 2nd most influential person in World Rugby?
by vh5150
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Auckland
Replies: 1056
Views: 29317

Re: Bledisloe 2: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Auck

Good win for the ABs but reall6 wanted the Wallabies to keep this annual contest interesting. So disappointing. All Black backrow made 44 tackles tonight and missed 5 vs the Wobblies backrow of 29 tackles and 4 misses. Wallabies with a 65 tackle rate. Rubbish. Hooper is now a passaenger in the Walla...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9120
Views: 688686

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Enjoyed Blackklansmen. Quality banter and talented cast. Some laugh out loud moments despite the seriousness of the subject matter.
by vh5150
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sydney
Replies: 1563
Views: 50402

Re: Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sy

The tackle stats are so often the story of the game. Thee Wobblies missed 13 tackles in the centres and loose forwards. The AB missed 4 here .. 1 to the loosies. No denying Pocock and Hooper are world class players and turnover merchants. But I’ve it before and the stats show it again. They miss too...
by vh5150
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7249
Views: 156937

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

On behalf of IKEA, well done Croatia
by vh5150
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're coming home
Replies: 31
Views: 2039

Re: We're coming home

Even when England had a golden generation of players they failed at international tournaments. Lombard and Gerard struggled. Gazza was England’s last world class midfielder. Same story this tournament. Outside of set play they lacked created bugger all. Gutsy efffort all the same but should have bee...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread
Replies: 785
Views: 22945

Re: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread

Farewell Rugby. It was good whilst it lasted. But last night I witnessed some crazy interpretation of an already bizarre rule book. Rugby, let me know when you've sorted your shite out. But I can’t watch anymore. As a great man once said “It’s not tiddlywinks”. And don’t get me started on the Super...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread
Replies: 785
Views: 22945

Re: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread

Farewell Rugby. It was good whilst it lasted. But last night I witnessed some crazy interpretation of an already bizarre rule book. Rugby, let me know when you've sorted your shite out. But I can’t watch anymore. As a great man once said “It’s not tiddlywinks”. And don’t get me started on the Super ...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales v Boks June 2nd 2018 - Washington
Replies: 959
Views: 22241

Re: Wales v Boks June 2nd 2018 - Washington

Was this an official Test Match?
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AB De Villiers goooooooooooone
Replies: 37
Views: 3957

Re: AB De Villiers goooooooooooone

Awesome player. Very consistent. Didn’t see enough of him play in NZ and to some extent he didn’t save his best vs the Kiwis. Was great seeing him out here 2 seasons ago and he won a couple of ODIs for the Proteas with super intelligent and composed batting. A complete natural talent, so much time, ...
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9120
Views: 688686

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Saw Solo today

A cracking adventure and plenty of Easter Eggs for Star Wars fans.

Clever twisty story that works in a key element of the Prequels and other cannon like The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Worth the price of entry to see the Kessel Run alone.
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9120
Views: 688686

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Saw Solo today

A cracking adventure and plenty of Easter Eggs for Star Wars fans.

Clever twisty story that works in a key element of the Prequels and other cannon like The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Worth the price of entry to see the Kessel Run alone.
by vh5150
Sun May 13, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My knee no longer works
Replies: 155
Views: 17477

Re: My knee no longer works

Some of the latest medical thoughts on problematic knees now shy away from surgical procedures like arthroscopy and target more specific knee strengthening exercises. Saw a recent documentary o7t of Australia on this. Active exercise and core knee muscle strengthening activity was proven to be vastl...
by vh5150
Sat May 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th May
Replies: 674
Views: 29026

Re: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th May

:lol:
I’m coming out,
I want the world to know
Want to let it show ...
by vh5150
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 94481

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Well someone with sage advice has got through to Warner. He’s the last cab off the rank but I think it’s the right move he’s made.
by vh5150
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Th return of fighting fantasy?
Replies: 69
Views: 2130

Re: Th return of fighting fantasy?

These were re-launched around 2010. Subsequently they have a couple of the classics on the App Store as interactive map/books including the awesome Sorcery series. Loads of fun. Sorcery 2 Khare - Cityport of Traps is superb.