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by UncleFB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34751
Views: 1496474

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Uh, it's a pretty common contractual arrangement to have compliance requirements placed on the contractor. At some stage audits will pick up any compliance failure... which is what's happened here. Hipkins has talked this morning about data matching picking up mismatches in the information provided...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3864

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

8. Ethan Blackadder 190cm 112kg 7. Tom Sanders 190cm 110kg 6. Scott Barrett 197cm 118kg As a Chiefs fan I like that loosie trio. The Crusaders best 6 at 8, an average 6 at 7, and a good lock but average 6 on the blindside. Balanced out by the fact that the Chiefs have selected that penalty magnet B...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 146753

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Do people really still see it as science vs religion these days? That’s pretty facile for either side. So what do you see it as if it's not science v religion (creationism)? I see science and I see religion and I don't see how they step on each other's toes. Creationism was validated when they real...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2720
Views: 146753

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:25 am Do people really still see it as science vs religion these days? That’s pretty facile for either side.
So what do you see it as if it's not science v religion (creationism)?
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: .

Harveys wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:41 am
UncleFB wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:10 am
Harveys wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:54 am
UncleFB wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 am B
Racist.
Letterist?
Caseist!
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I'm all for case equality.
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: .

Harveys wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:54 am
UncleFB wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 am B
Racist.
Letterist?
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 10
Views: 197

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by UncleFB
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34751
Views: 1496474

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Why have DHB's instead of a centralised Health Dept with one over arching admin? I assume there is some rationale for it considering that both sides of the political spectrum have kept the system in place for 20 years now. Nope, I have no idea what the rationale is ... there's a few posters on here...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ardie Savea to miss 6-8 weeks
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Ardie Savea to miss 6-8 weeks

I wonder how much of this lay off was due to them keeping him on the field longer than they should have!
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 446
Views: 14985

Re: All Black squad selection thread

With BB and TJP in Japan, and Moody, Cane, Fakatava and Goodhue injured, this would be my AB 23 if we were playing a test match tomorrow; 15. Jordie Barrett 14. Sevu Reece 13. Peter Umaga-Jensen 12. David Havili 11. Reiko Ioane 10. Richie Mo'unga 9. Aaron Smith 8. Luke Jacobson 7. Ardie Savea 6. To...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 3864

Re: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April

It was more in reference to the people who continue to use the 'Rolls-Royce pack' jibe even after Scott Robertson lost something like 1600 caps after that 2019 season. Robertson gets nowhere near enough credit for subtly rebuilding this team, while still keeping a stable core of players and staying...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Referee Williams lovingly serenades for Kirifi to get out of the breakdown, repeatedly pleading with him to keep his hands off. But when the Crusaders have a hint of a hand in the breakdown it's an immediate penalty. You posted this about eh same time the ref loving told Drummond to take his hands ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

trapper wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:27 am I hope we never have this Captains referral again after this season. It sucks... wait, I like it send Lumpy off the filthy prick!
:lol:

That was similar to me with the league style golden point last night, this sucks, actually wait a minute, penalty and win to the Chiefs.
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1899

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why naturally? :D Why not? :x :lol: I was just trying to drill down, is it naturally due to: innate contrarianism; or the fact I called Perth slower than Hastings on a Tuesday evening; or the fact I call Fremantle by it's actual name Fremantle and not Freo; or the fact you lived in Oz so long their...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1899

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why naturally? :D Why not? :x :lol: I was just trying to drill down, is it naturally due to: innate contrarianism; or the fact I called Perth slower than Hastings on a Tuesday evening; or the fact I call Fremantle by it's actual name Fremantle and not Freo; or the fact you lived in Oz so long their...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1899

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

It's a coin toss for the kick off... and the team in possession has an immediate advantage. I actually saw it as the team who kicked off had a big advantage because they had territory. And if you look how the Golden Point period played out, it was the Highlanders who had the first chance to score. ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1899

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

It's a coin toss for the kick off... and the team in possession has an immediate advantage. I actually saw it as the team who kicked off had a big advantage because they had territory. And if you look how the Golden Point period played out, it was the Highlanders who had the first chance to score. ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?
Replies: 27
Views: 973

Re: Are the Chiefs going to dump McMillan for Gatland?

There will be a spot for one of them at the Blues https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/sportstalk/audio/liam-napier-review-could-lead-to-revolt-at-auckland-rugby/?fbclid=IwAR2pJpdVuLUBYlD8P0XGyA5IZOBq9VYGbNN5ghW8kZh2QoEeOORlXveUsO8 "The review and later feedback from Blues chief executive Andrew Hor...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9117
Views: 666057

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

As an insider, do you know why the effects in Snyders Justice League are so bad? Nah, not really. I know Weta Digi did some aspects of it (from memory they did the historic battle scenes when the invaders were defeated) but most was done elsewhere. I suspect it's a combination of Snyder having some...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm
Replies: 134
Views: 1899

Re: SRA - HIghlanders v Chiefs - Sat, 10 April, 7:05pm

Why all the hate for the Golden point? Beats the feeling a draw brings A draw is a legitimate and honourable result. This neediness for an outright result is not something that has come out of sport per se, but a TV contrivance. It's almost infantile in its glee to see one team lose an otherwise ev...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Do we ready anything into the fact that Ardie Saavea immediately switches to no.7 the same week that it's announced that Sam Cane will be out for 4-6 months with an injury? I hope we can read into it. I'd rather he play at 7 now and we use a proper 8. Yep, I agree wholeheartedly FB. That's definite...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:56 am
les@mooloolaba wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:44 am I wonder what the Saders mindset is this week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvFNLAnYNw
:lol:
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:55 pm Do we ready anything into the fact that Ardie Saavea immediately switches to no.7 the same week that it's announced that Sam Cane will be out for 4-6 months with an injury?
I hope we can read into it. I'd rather he play at 7 now and we use a proper 8.
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9117
Views: 666057

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

They are very good. Rewatchable good Keep meaning to get around to them, but something about the protagonist being a CGI chimp turns me off. To my post above, the CGI chimp is more realistic than anything in Justice League. They're good films, and Andy Serkis is pretty awesome in the mo cap role.
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9117
Views: 666057

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

Watched Eric Andre's Bad Trip because there's absolutely nothing else new. It's funny if you're drunk. Re-watched BladeRunner 2049 in 4K, what a movie, just gets better with time. I really like that Blade Runner film but I was working at Weta Digi when it won Best Visual Effects over the third Apes...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:38 am
UncleFB wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 am
Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am I assumed Rayasi was injured. Dropping him while keeping Savea is certainly a....choice.
One could only assume that the coach has told Savea that this is his last chance.
He must be on 7 years of last chances by now.
Give the lad a break: it is only Year Six.
:lol:
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27288
Views: 1058660

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

So just to recap. The moment Scotty and his boys start copping scrutiny about the vaccine rollout the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation suddenly change their position on Astra Zeneca without any substantially different facts from what has been known for a month or so now. How indep...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Kiwias wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 am I assumed Rayasi was injured. Dropping him while keeping Savea is certainly a....choice.
One could only assume that the coach has told Savea that this is his last chance.
He must be on 7 years of last chances by now.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

It's interesting that in the article that I posted a link to above, it says that; In the backs, Salesi Rayasi was dropped from the 23 for what Holland described as his work off the ball in Auckland, with Julian Savea and Wes Goosen reuniting. I would have thought that dropping your most potent wing...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

A Reuben Love summary please Canes fans? With a surname like that I'm tempted to make a prison-relationship metaphor about how his debut might go, but I get in trouble for making such comments these days. Originally a schoolboy star from the Poo but is a Wellington contracted player so has been giv...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

It's interesting that in the article that I posted a link to above, it says that; In the backs, Salesi Rayasi was dropped from the 23 for what Holland described as his work off the ball in Auckland, with Julian Savea and Wes Goosen reuniting. I would have thought that dropping your most potent wing...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

1 XAVIER NUMIA 2 DANE COLES 3 TYREL LOMAX 4 JAMES BLACKWELL 5 ISAIA WALKER-LEAWERE 6 REED PRINSEP 7 ARDIE SAVEA © 8 DEVAN FLANDERS 9 LUKE CAMPBELL 10 RUBEN LOVE 11 WES GOOSEN 12 NGANI LAUMAPE 13 PETER UMAGA-JENSEN 14 JULIAN SAVEA 15 JORDIE BARRETT REPLACEMENTS: 16. ASAFO AUMUA 17. TEVITA MAFILEO 18...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Crusaders after a shaming is something to be weary of. They hardly ever lose 2 in a row. This could get ugly That's if the Canes even turn up, literally not figuratively. The feckless imposters haven't even named their team yet. :( I would like to see a loosie trio of 6. Fifita, 7. Savea, and 8. Fl...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

Crusaders after a shaming is something to be weary of. They hardly ever lose 2 in a row. This could get ugly That's if the Canes even turn up, literally not figuratively. The feckless imposters haven't even named their team yet. :( I would like to see a loosie trio of 6. Fifita, 7. Savea, and 8. Fl...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5318

Re: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April

guy smiley wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:24 am Poor old Whetukamokamo Douglas just gets shoved all over the joint and delivers too, without seeming to ever get a nailed on starting spot.
I don't think he's "delivered" as much recently as he did when he first turned up at the Crusaders.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9117
Views: 666057

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

Re watched Lady Bird with the mrs. Good god I don't understand why critics were creaming themselves over it. A glossy, by the numbers coming of age movie, but utterly lacking anything approaching an edge. Maybe the young, artsy world doesn't get me striver kid story makes a certain type feel fuzzy ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8904

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

What were Tongans position on the issue before the colonisers and missionaries spread the “Good news” How old do you think this bloke is? Sometimes I wonder how old you are. Were Tongans bigoted towards homosexuality before the cultural indoctrination of Christianity? Just seems ironic the culture ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8904

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Kefu and Izzy two great players. As a half Samoan and ex Mormon I understand their indoctrination into an ancient cult. As a christian and someone capable of logical thinking... fvck the bigots. Love Tongans, have to accept different cultures, that is what makes the world so interesting. What were ...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 446
Views: 14985

Re: All Black squad selection thread

I'm double crushed, I was assuming we'd have one of Weber or Fakatava available for the Magpies this year. Pretty much lost any chance of that now. On Bryn Hall, he's a better player now than when he was with the Blues - if was a difficult take for a 10 to play outside him back then - not sure he's ...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?
Replies: 59
Views: 1564

Re: Is there still no Trans-Tasman comp in place?

He looks like the kind of bloke that sleeps until 4pm and spends the night in a Toyota Supra dropping baggies around town. And Matt Toomua looks like he's an actual zombie. A middle aged zombie at that. How the f**k did he end up with Ellyse Perry? She's just wonderful. Apparently Toomua's nickname...