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by UncleFB
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What went wrong at the Blues in 2021?
Replies: 50
Views: 1366

Re: What went wrong at the Blues in 2021?

In terms of leadership Papali'i is our best player and I thought he did well as captain. It didn't impact his game. Moving forward I would like to see him as first choice captain. The first thing I would do is get rod of the co-captaincy. The cynic in me thinks Rieko was made 'cc' purely to protect...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My dad played a bit
Replies: 87
Views: 3435

Re: My dad played a bit

Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi is George Nepia's descendant. Great or great-great-grandson. Not widely known as Nepia fathered a child before going on an AB tour to the UK who he connected with later in life. Tamati Ellison is the grandson of Vince Bevan and descendent of Thomas Ellison played for the New ...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Silver lake All Blacks
Replies: 293
Views: 7865

Re: Silver lake All Blacks

One area NZ can improve is contracting young players - 13-15yrs yrs old. They had to ignore that but they've a lot of top talent to the NRL. Also, they missed out on Tongan Thor because they couldn't give him a contract out of school. You can't enter a contract with a minor, unless its entirely to ...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 521
Views: 12458

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

This is an interesting viewpoint posted this morning An Australian academic says his country desperately needs to empower New Zealand to break free from China's economic grip amid a Five Eyes diplomatic disagreement. Dr William A Stoltz, an Australian national security professional, is calling for ...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Silver lake All Blacks
Replies: 293
Views: 7865

Re: Silver lake All Blacks

Imagine keeping young talents from going to league... Kalyn Ponga... Kalyn Ponga Born 30 March 1998 (age 23) Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia Are you saying they should use it to poach other nations' players? As soon as he's seen talking to a bikie your boys will send him to NZ as an unde...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 50k at Eden Park last night
Replies: 57
Views: 1719

Re: 50k at Eden Park last night

The "acted swiftly" thing is referring to shutting down the country at only 100 cases. At the time, conventional wisdom around the world was that a govt would be mad to shut down when there was only 100 cases. Nobody had even died yet. Nothing like that had been done in NZ in our lifetimes. There w...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Aotearoa Final: Crusaders vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 8th May
Replies: 182
Views: 4704

Re: SR Aotearoa Final: Crusaders vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 8th May

How come the Chiefs can find a RWC winning All Black to cover for injury at this late stage of the tournament. That's just ridiculous. Was he named in their original squad? I find it impossible to believe that the Chiefs had money sitting around for Liam Messam at this late stage of the season. I a...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Aotearoa Final: Crusaders vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 8th May
Replies: 182
Views: 4704

Re: SR Aotearoa Final: Crusaders vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 8th May

Last second win to the Chiefs from a DMac drop goal.

It's the way of the season. You know it to be true. :D
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 50k at Eden Park last night
Replies: 57
Views: 1719

Re: 50k at Eden Park last night

We got extremely lucky. This Kiwi exceptionalism thing is real tiresome. As is "we only got lucky". It's like in rugby, sometimes you've got to make your own luck. Oz and NZ did that, and they had the balls to shut down the borders (this is not a left/right thing either, as the current lot in charg...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Remember when they were good XV
Replies: 56
Views: 1942

Re: Remember when they were good XV

Unsurprisingly none of you South Islanders picked Callum Grace who has seen his form hit a wall, back up, throttle down and hit the wall again. Maybe it is way too early in his career to include him in this thread. I didn't realise there was a time frame - just going by biggest form drop. I remembe...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Remember when they were good XV
Replies: 56
Views: 1942

Re: Remember when they were good XV

Unsurprisingly none of you South Islanders picked Callum Grace who has seen his form hit a wall, back up, throttle down and hit the wall again. Maybe it is way too early in his career to include him in this thread. I didn't realise there was a time frame - just going by biggest form drop. I remembe...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Remember when they were good XV
Replies: 56
Views: 1942

Re: Remember when they were good XV

Unsurprisingly none of you South Islanders picked Callum Grace who has seen his form hit a wall, back up, throttle down and hit the wall again.
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

Does this ring a bell to you AC? I would still have him as my AB no.11 UncleFB, but that's based on historical form rather than anything we have seen this season. He's just fortunate that Caleb Clarke (aka Fat-guts McGee) has been so average this season. IMO someone needs to be prepared to call thi...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

There are three certainties in life, death, taxes and UncleFB fluffing the Ioane brothers. I'm not sure how anyone comes away from today's match thinking that Rieko Ioane should be the AB's no.11? Reiko was shutdown today. The Red Wave managed him with ease. In contrast, Sevu Reece put in the best ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

I wouldn’t mind seeing 13 playing in 11 for the ABs. It seems fvcking obvious to everyone but the AB coaches and apparently the player himself. And the Blue's coaches obviously. But I not sure there is a lot of room for him at 11 in ABs at minute. There's easily enough room for him - Clarke hasn't ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

There are three certainties in life, death, taxes and UncleFB fluffing the Ioane brothers. I'm not sure how anyone comes away from today's match thinking that Rieko Ioane should be the AB's no.11? Reiko was shutdown today. The Red Wave managed him with ease. In contrast, Sevu Reece put in the best ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

This game is showing who should not be at 11, 12, 13 and 14 for the ABs Hint - they're wearing Blue I wouldn’t mind seeing 13 playing in 11 for the ABs. It seems fvcking obvious to everyone but the AB coaches and apparently the player himself. And the Blue's coaches obviously. But I not sure there ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 446
Views: 14986

Re: All Black squad selection thread

On todays showings Havili is a shoo-in, and Reiko is a shoo-out :P No Blues players in my backline at all now. Caleb Clarke will score 4 tries next weekend - here first. Apart from Dalton Papalii (anyone have early oil on his injury), have even the blues props played themselves out of All Blacks je...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 446
Views: 14986

Re: All Black squad selection thread

On todays showings Havili is a shoo-in, and Reiko is a shoo-out :P No Blues players in my backline at all now. Caleb Clarke will score 4 tries next weekend - here first. Apart from Dalton Papalii (anyone have early oil on his injury), have even the blues props played themselves out of All Blacks je...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

trapper wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:12 am
Enzedder wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:10 am This game is showing who should not be at 11, 12, 13 and 14 for the ABs

Hint - they're wearing Blue
I wouldn’t mind seeing 13 playing in 11 for the ABs.
It seems fvcking obvious to everyone but the AB coaches and apparently the player himself.
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:32 am
Kiwias wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:27 am Game day!!!

Yoga will be finished in time to get lunch ready and sit down in my favourite chair for the 12:35PM kick-off. Brilliant timing for rugby.
I'm guessing that ANZAC Day isn't a big deal in Japan?
I didn't realise until just now that it was ANZAC Day. :shock:
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04
Replies: 133
Views: 2320

Re: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04

One thing I'll say about the Cheif's side. Webber has kicked himself out of AB contention. His up and unders from the base have been simply consistently horrendous. That would require there being better halfbacks currently playing in the NZ teams ... the cupboard is bare. If Folau can hop on one le...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04
Replies: 133
Views: 2320

Re: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04

No heard anything. Unfortunately the Canes tend not to give much if anything away about injuries, who is injured, etc. I suspect they think their fans don't care, or alternatively, that their fans don't need and deserve to know what is going on. What's going on with: Jamie Booth? Vince Aso? Vaea Fi...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04
Replies: 133
Views: 2320

Re: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04

Anyone heard anything on Jamie Booth? Wasn't he meant to be due back soon? The couple of young 9s we have used look ok, but with Love there, I would be quite keen on bit more experienced 9, and maybe take pressure off him a bit from inside rather than JB and Lumpy doing it all. Think the kid will d...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Armaggedon - The Movie - Review
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Armaggedon - The Movie - Review

Armaggedon is my least favourite movie of all time. It is absolutely horrific. I watched it at the cinema when I was 15. We wanted to see a different move (possibly Money Train?) but it was rated R16. I believe making me watch Armaggedon at that age constituted psychological abuse. Damn, I haven't ...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1798

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

:lol: I wish I used another term.... Plenty of ABs have gone in their prime. Right now your best player is overseas. But I made my case and I might well be wrong. :lol: Who is our current best player? I thought you were full blown Ardie fluffing at the moment? If you mean BBBR he's on sabbatical, w...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1798

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

:lol: I wish I used another term.... Plenty of ABs have gone in their prime. Right now your best player is overseas. But I made my case and I might well be wrong. :lol: Who is our current best player? I thought you were full blown Ardie fluffing at the moment? If you mean BBBR he's on sabbatical, w...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1798

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

To: Towny Re: Lomu There is still the pull of the All Black jersey. Something that really motivated Lomu. The prestige of being selected in, lets face it, the greatest team in rugby history, was and is a huge drawcard. However, players would still hang around in NZ because, in Europe, a CV with 50 ...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1798

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

To: Towny Re: Lomu There is still the pull of the All Black jersey. Something that really motivated Lomu. The prestige of being selected in, lets face it, the greatest team in rugby history, was and is a huge drawcard. However, players would still hang around in NZ because, in Europe, a CV with 50 ...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

CanNZ2000 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:47 am
UncleFB wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:46 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:34 am
CanNZ2000 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:19 am How long until kick off?
About 24 hours
I just sat down to watch the game. :x
Shite, got my time zone conversion wrong
I'm in a two hour different time zone and still managed to stuff it up :lol:
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5561

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April

mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:34 am
CanNZ2000 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:19 am How long until kick off?
About 24 hours
I just sat down to watch the game. :x
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04
Replies: 133
Views: 2320

Re: SRA Chiefs V Hurricanes Friday 23/04

As a neutral, I will take two things from this game and the first is how having a dominant scrum now rules all rugby, and that is even worse than the bad old maul dominance. Much of this is due to the refereeing of the scrums as much as the dominance aspect. For that last scrum the ball was playabl...
by UncleFB
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 521
Views: 12458

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

True Blue wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:24 am Never been a fan of Ardern myself. I personally think she's a populist. The "thoughts and prayers" PM of NZ.

Genuinely don't get how people can like her and dislike Key when they are basically the same politician.
And vice versa but lots of Key fans (especially around here) hate her.
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Derek Chauvin trial
Replies: 617
Views: 19740

Re: The Derek Chauvin trial

Your head up your arse as usual, moron, along with your neo-Marxist agenda . My guess is you dropped out of school at about age 6 (a generous estimate) judging by the way you talk, so your opinions don't surprise me much. Can you define this neo-Marxist agenda? I always wonder what the righty tight...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37629
Views: 1110358

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I suppose if we took your logic we could shut down PR and just resort to Google searches... I come across lots of crap in my day - I don't post it all to PR, that doesn't mean I'm not posting on PR. And yet you somehow think I am posting everything I come across onto PR? Here's a tip. Put me on ign...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37629
Views: 1110358

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I have googled him and watched some of his video. If what he is saying is true , then it is alarming. However I am inclined to think he is hyping shit up. I thought it would be an interesting thing to post on here and likely to generate discussion. Not sure how you see it as trolling? A fairly quic...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37629
Views: 1110358

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I think he has penned an open letter to the WHO predicting doom and gloom about the current vaccines. Now he appears to be a very well credentialed scientist that seems to be a virus/vaccine expert. However before I buy into any of his kool aid I want to know what the PR experts have to say about h...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Derek Chauvin trial
Replies: 617
Views: 19740

Re: The Derek Chauvin trial

Your head up your arse as usual, moron, along with your neo-Marxist agenda . My guess is you dropped out of school at about age 6 (a generous estimate) judging by the way you talk, so your opinions don't surprise me much. Can you define this neo-Marxist agenda? I always wonder what the righty tight...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37629
Views: 1110358

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anyone heard about this bloke and his views? Geert Vanden Bossche If he’s Gouda nough for Clogs he’s Gouda nough for me I think he has penned an open letter to the WHO predicting doom and gloom about the current vaccines. Now he appears to be a very well credentialed scientist that seems to be a vi...
by UncleFB
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37629
Views: 1110358

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anyone heard about this bloke and his views? Geert Vanden Bossche If he’s Gouda nough for Clogs he’s Gouda nough for me I think he has penned an open letter to the WHO predicting doom and gloom about the current vaccines. Now he appears to be a very well credentialed scientist that seems to be a vi...