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by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27311
Views: 1062843

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: 5608

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: 5608

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: 5608

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: 5608

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: 5608

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

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by UncleFB
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5608

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: 5608

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: 5608

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: 666997

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: 8922

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: 8922

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: 492
Views: 18016

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: 81
Views: 2813

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...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 5146

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 5146

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Uncle FB - that does bring back childhood memories. Unfortunately it was a rare trip to Ocean Beach - we used to camp at Clifton ... My main memories of Clifton is that whenever we visited friends out there it was always raining. Plus, I still have no idea why people would go to Clifton when Ocean ...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 5146

Re: Beast beaches what yours

Nah, not really. Certainly not at Currumbin which is on the Gold Coast. There are salties in on the coast at the Whitsundays but not out at Whitehaven. Also, the water is gin clear so you'd see them coming. The only nasties in the Whitsundays are jelly fish that will sting you to death and sharks t...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Gotta love 'em... link A committed pair of young professionals who’ve just purchased a home younger than them in our town’s depressing Heights district hope they’re the only one who want to hire a campervan and get lost in New Zealand in June. Now that the borders are set to open between New Zealan...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8922

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Risky words from Toutai Kefu. Might have been better off telling Folau that in private if he’s that keen to get him to play for Tonga. I think the worst thing about his comments is that he's speaking for others, I'm sure not all Tongan rugby players are homophobic bigots using religion as their dre...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 8922

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Risky words from Toutai Kefu. Might have been better off telling Folau that in private if he’s that keen to get him to play for Tonga. I think the worst thing about his comments is that he's speaking for others, I'm sure not all Tongan rugby players are homophobic bigots using religion as their dre...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27311
Views: 1062843

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a disgrace. The govt's delivery on their vaccine promises have been abject failure.Greg Hunt has proven himself another talking sock puppet, full of BS promises. Australia's vaccine performance. is piss poor when compared to other developed countries... if not the worst. Aussie politicians tal...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2847

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:36 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:34 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:31 am
Ellafan wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:27 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:19 am ... he went on to play ...a dozen international Rugby tests,
For which country?
Try and guess?
Either the Wobblies or Italy?
Nope. Japan.
Craig Wing?
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2847

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 2847

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

@towny Perhaps I didn’t clarify my question We lose a shit-ton of players to private school rugby at that age. Keeping them in club isn’t about the $100 rego, it’s the possibility of rep pathways The only thing you can do is re-balance the rep pathway so it’s either solely club based or more school...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5608

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

kiwigreg369 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:39 am
UncleFB wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:31 am This is a Sophie's Choice match for me. I wonder if the Warriors are playing at the same time?
I didn’t realise.

I for one think boreds renowned acceptance of all mean that AC should feel very comfortable as Sophie.

#welcomesophiethesaderssupporter
:lol:
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27311
Views: 1062843

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

What a disgrace. The govt's delivery on their vaccine promises have been abject failure.Greg Hunt has proven himself another talking sock puppet, full of BS promises. Australia's vaccine performance. is piss poor when compared to other developed countries... if not the worst. Aussie politicians tal...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Defensive? uh... ok. Sure. If that fits your worldview and makes you feel comfortable I guess. I think the confected outrage is pretty funny really. I thought you of all people would be in favour of rolling out the vaccine as fast as possible. Once both Australia and NZ are vaccinated the likelihoo...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hurricanes vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sun 11th April
Replies: 327
Views: 5608

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

This is a Sophie's Choice match for me. I wonder if the Warriors are playing at the same time?
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Look at the Judiths trying to manufacture outrage. Constructive contribution as always. Target acquired. :lol: The government have said, pretty clearly to be fair, that they will target front line workers first, then the highest risk populations. So far, they're doing just that and numbers themselv...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Next first time RWC winner?
Replies: 94
Views: 4277

Re: Next first time RWC winner?

My outrageous claim for the day: NZ and Australia won't win a rugby world cup ever again. I have wondered if NZ will be to rugby what Uruguay was to soccer. Dominant early on but overcome by bigger and better-resourced nations as the game grows. Maybe make the odd semi every couple of decades. I th...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April
Replies: 216
Views: 4462

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April

Btw Joe Wheeler was the worst Rugby commentator in NZ before he outed himself as a casual racist. Sky Sport have been gifted a golden opportunity to sack him, and they should do so immediately. And marshall needs to go with him. His blatant bias to the Crusaders just pisses me off. I don't understa...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 492
Views: 18016

Re: Pick your All Black team after 5 rounds of SR Aotearoa?

Actually he wasn't near the worst Super coach, and I not even or ever have argued he should be coach, just like to see a few points being corrected. So obviously you have n't seen Jed Rowland, Tana Umaga, John Kirwan etc etc records? I agree at this stage he hasn't got a good AB record, but last ye...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I just find our govts next target beyond stupid. Which one is stupid? https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-getting-vaccine/covid-19-when-you-can-get-vaccine#group4 My Mrs is due to get her jab in about 2 weeks (Waikato Hos...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 492
Views: 18016

Re: Pick your All Black team after 5 rounds of SR Aotearoa?

It's easy Dan Canterbury = Good (or bloody awesome) Elsewhere = Bad (or bloody useless) My no.1 choice for the AB's Head Coach at the end of 2019 was Dave Rennie. When did he play for/coach Canterbury? I heard he once played for the CCI, Canterbury Cook Islanders, while on holiday in Chch. ;)
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April
Replies: 216
Views: 4462

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Fri 2nd April

Taranaki Snapper wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:33 am Beautiful... surprised Parkinson wasn't able to score...
He was running too high I think.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I just find our govts next target beyond stupid. Which one is stupid? https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-getting-vaccine/covid-19-when-you-can-get-vaccine#group4 My Mrs is due to get her jab in about 2 weeks (Waikato Hos...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:23 am Sorry UncleFB

Misread your post.

Not sure about the March target, but we sure as shit ain't going to do his next one.
Same boat as Oz then. The Federal govt idiots over here have also managed to vaccinate aged care residents, but not the staff in their first round.
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504115

Re: NZ Politics Thread

How is NZ progressing with the roll out of the Covid 5G Bill Gates injections? Ahead of Australia (not hard)? Hahaha pull the other one, per percentage of population NZ is currently just over half what Australia has done. Aus is 2.12% per 100 people and NZ is 1.3% The NZ Government is so hopeful it...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months
Replies: 41
Views: 1626

Re: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months

guy smiley wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:27 pm
Ali's Choice wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:22 pm Perhaps Ethan should get the same haircut as Hoskins if he wants to be taken seriously?
:o :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
With his fancy comb over and styled back he basically has the white guy version of Sotutu's bleached hair.

Image
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months
Replies: 41
Views: 1626

Re: Sam Cane out for 4-6 months

As an Enz noted on the other thread you spout so much shit so often it's hard to keep up. - Grace was in the ABs last year. - The longstanding AB captain was a Crusaders ungainly white boy who didn't have a cool haircut or cool tattoos. The previous longstanding AB captain was too. - Blackadder has...