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by Wilderbeast
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

If the blues win then their record is exactly the same as the crusaders. Asterisks incoming.
by Wilderbeast
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

I expect a champion team to have a champion attitude. That means "man-shaming the Blues, prison-style". They can rest after the weekend and the new guys will get their chance, just not this weekend. Sign off in style, Crusaders. You can doooo iiiiiiiit. Don’t often agree with you but you’re on the ...
by Wilderbeast
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

WoodlandsRFC wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
Shrekles wrote:Do the Blues have to win to finish 2nd?
No, they are confirmed in 2nd place, with 22 pts against the Canes pn 21.
Ummm, the canes get points when they win?
Bookmarked.
Bring it on :x
by Wilderbeast
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Shrekles wrote:So the deadest of dead rubbers then. Nobody will remember the result of this match in future.
The hurricanes can steal second if they win and the blues lose.
by Wilderbeast
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Kiwias wrote:
Shrekles wrote:Do the Blues have to win to finish 2nd?
No, they are confirmed in 2nd place, with 22 pts against the Canes pn 21.
Ummm, the canes get points when they win?
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

That Merv thing seems like it belongs on the tv. Absolutely bizarre.
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8167
Views: 588617

Re: Game Reviews

Never trust a man with a pig farm (snatch reference)
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 3080

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Oh come on - are you seriously suggesting a Crusaders B team will beat the Blues? The only thing playing a B team will achieve is a poor excuse for the Crusaders when the Blues kick ass :x More likely the Crusaders will field a B team because they are too scared the Blues will beat them if they pla...
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

How can you possibly know the highlanders wouldn’t have won without brown but could have without Joseph? Seems like a lot of supposition to me.
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Call me old fashioned but I expect that the All Blacks to have one of the better squads going around so even if Robertson has spend a lot of time getting the best out of top talent, that’s a plus. Seeing how he would do with someone like Hawkes Bay might be more meaningful if he was considering a r...
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Although, like Glaston, I still would like to see coaches like Razor etc, who're used to the best cattle, have a year or two with a crap team like Manawatu to see how they go at elevating an average squad. This Crusaders squad team isn't the strongest in the comp. Besides, he did that with Sumner, ...
by Wilderbeast
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the ultimate in chokes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Is this the ultimate in chokes?

America’s cup.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

How can you cite japans success for placing Brown so high and have Jamie Joseph at 10?
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Wasn't Deans equally fêted until he went abroad and bombed. Surely Robertson would have to go outside of NZ to 'prove' himself. Yes, though deans applied against Henry. Henry is a shitload better than Foster. That said, you’ve hit my single reservation about Robertson but as I said earlier, I’d sti...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

I think it’s nothing more than an artificial barrier so the nzru can continue to pick their favourites.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Gatland is the most qualified to coach the all blacks. Qualifications aren’t everything. I’d rather take a punt on Robertson than risk losing him overseas. Who’s to say he would come back when the NZRU finally accepted him? How many overseas NZ coaches applied last year?
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 338
Views: 7900

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

I think AC mentioned it earlier but I would have no qualms if Robertson sent a C team up to battle the blues. I mean it’s a nothing game really. Disagree. And Cantabs would not be forgetting as Razor is that at provincial level the Orc’s have been kicking ur asses. Time to set that correct, ...if u...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Jordie has started to show the goods this year. Don’t tar his name with foster plz. He has done well at Super level this year but I have heard on here that he’d need to do that at international level for us to judge him. Otherwise he’s just an arguably less talented Will Jordan with fewer titles ;-...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Harsh on Henry and generous on Brown is my initial assessment of that list.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Jordie has started to show the goods this year. Don’t tar his name with foster plz.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Super Rugby Aotearoa 'Team of the Week' Rd 9

Normac wrote:Dillon Hunt had a blinder today. Parkinson was impressive again too. Can’t argue with that team except I’d have Aaron Smith over TJ - he was the catalyst for the clan’s first half ascendancy
Didn’t see the game, but didn’t Smith make some costly decisions?
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Purely based on achievements, he’s no better than Robbie deans at super rugby level, and not in the conversation for international plaudits. Amusingly, if the world ended today, Gatland ranks higher. Fair enough. Using your rationale Robertson ranks below anyone who has ever coached at test level, ...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 83
Views: 3166

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Purely based on achievements, he’s no better than Robbie deans at super rugby level, and not in the conversation for international plaudits.

Amusingly, if the world ended today, Gatland ranks higher.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Muttonbirds wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:The left needs to lose that “rich prick” attitude, and fast.
Do you feel that extends to never increasing the top rate beyond 33%?
Nothing to do with the top bracket. They are not pricks. Stop making it an us and then situation.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The left needs to lose that “rich prick” attitude, and fast.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Greens have no bargaining power.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 260
Views: 17883

Re: Gatland OUT

Ali's Choice wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:It seems so long ago now but he had the chiefs doing alright before going north didn’t he? He got smashed in a final on SA, I know that.
Wasn't that Ian Foster?
You’re right. Did he ever coach the chiefs? I’m sure he coached Waikato at some point.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 338
Views: 7900

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Ali's Choice wrote:Worst trophy presentation ever?
Go on? Not a four way handshake is it? :uhoh:
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 338
Views: 7900

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Still possible for three teams to end the year with the same win/loss ratio I think? Still I don’t think anyone would argue the crusaders haven’t been the best team this year.

Congrats plums :thumbup:
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?
Replies: 86
Views: 2749

Re: Will there be any SH test rugby in 2020?

As an aside, Samoa and Tonga have remained covid-19 free. They have never had any covid-19 infections. Why not invite teams from the Islands, which could be complemented with NZ or Australian based eligible players, to play some tests? Sure the scorelines may be lopsided, but it's about seeing some...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 260
Views: 17883

Re: Gatland OUT

It seems so long ago now but he had the chiefs doing alright before going north didn’t he? He got smashed in a final on SA, I know that.
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Yes she does. No she doesn't Do I really have to drag out multiple quotes of various PMs saying that is a caucus decision to avoid answering questions? PM can happily override caucus. It happens, often referred to as a captains call. Jacinda did it with CGT heading into last election. Little did it...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Yes she does. No she doesn't Do I really have to drag out multiple quotes of various PMs saying that is a caucus decision to avoid answering questions? PM can happily override caucus. It happens, often referred to as a captains call. Jacinda did it with CGT heading into last election. Little did it...
by Wilderbeast
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Yes she does.
by Wilderbeast
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Perenara always struck me as a complete an utter knobend, A sunshine boy . A young fella who needed to pull his trousers up and stop listening to snoop doggy dogg. However............. He has completely won me over (about 3 years ago) , He's the consummate pro, always in shape . Body on the line , ...
by Wilderbeast
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35444
Views: 1571054

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark wrote:Personally would have gone for more recent times with govts suddenly trying to scare voters round election time over needing face masks when they say simultaneously we are covid free.

It reminds me of the US in some ways

Pretty funny though.
This is quite the take.
by Wilderbeast
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Jordie fucken Barrett I never doubted you.
by Wilderbeast
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes v Chiefs
Replies: 140
Views: 4062

Re: Hurricanes v Chiefs

Wtf are those Jordie kicks?