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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: 1840

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: 1840

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: 1840

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: 5858

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: 5858

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: 2449

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: 13205

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: 618
Views: 20752

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: 37756
Views: 1121091

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: 37756
Views: 1121091

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: 37756
Views: 1121091

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: 618
Views: 20752

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: 37756
Views: 1121091

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: 37756
Views: 1121091

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 5:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I was favourable of the Maori Party till they got these 2 new idiots. :) I just don't think it is going to be the magic bullet some people seem to think it is. eg A lot of the bad health stats can be put down to Maori having 30% smokers compared to 10% Pakeha. How is some special Maori Authority go...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are food boxes value for money? (dinner)
Replies: 28
Views: 1106

Re: Are food boxes value for money? (dinner)

Hello fresh - $158NZ for 4 meals for "four" people. My partner is not a big eater at all and I would consider myself a fairly normal portion size eater, I'm only 73kgs, and there is often only enough left for one persons leftovers. My partner likes it because it means she doesn't have to think of d...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

TBF the separate Authority is a pretty stupid idea. Weird that you don't like it considering you've always been quite favourable of the Maori Party. Hopefully if they do run it they it is better implemented than Whanau Ora. I was favourable of the Maori Party till they got these 2 new idiots. :) I ...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1840

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

Did anyone read where Toutai Kefu said at a luncheon he is worried that NZR and RA may want to use the MP team as a way to see more Tongan players and he hopes it doesn't happen etc. I wonder if anyone at Lunch thought to ask him what the highlight of his career with Tonga? Does the expression with...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1840

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

The sad truth is there's really no long term future for Samoa and Tonga in international rugby as relatively competitive sides. Just too small. Not with the current WR eligibility model. But under previous IRB eligibility models, both Samoa and Tonga could be top 8 nations right now. Rugby League t...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8552
Views: 696843

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Watched the Ma,ndalorian and enjoyed it. Only quibble is the occasional made for Xbox/PS scene . Bot sure I get the "Side quest of the week" criticism. It's about a bounty hunter. Watched one and a half episode of Your Honor but couldn't go any further. Watched most of Behind her eyes which was goo...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1840

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

Do you reckon that a couple of decent seasons coupled with more test matches for the national teams could generate some momentum and tap into national pride for those guys? The only way I can see it being successful in the way you describe is if it balkanises NZ rugby. It’s successful if it sucks a...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think she's played the race card early... perhaps there's no other alternative. TBF the separate Authority is a pretty stupid idea. Weird that you don't like it considering you've always been quite favourable of the Maori Party. Hopefully if they do run it they it is better implemented than Whana...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1840

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

Do you reckon that a couple of decent seasons coupled with more test matches for the national teams could generate some momentum and tap into national pride for those guys? The only way I can see it being successful in the way you describe is if it balkanises NZ rugby. It’s successful if it sucks a...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

'It cannot be a separate' - Collins says Māori health inequities can be solved without dedicated authority. Why not? Private Hospitals are......and doctors work in both. It will be interesting to see how it work. I'm guessing it won't be a straight duplication of basic services but with different f...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think she's played the race card early... perhaps there's no other alternative. TBF the separate Authority is a pretty stupid idea. Weird that you don't like it considering you've always been quite favourable of the Maori Party. Hopefully if they do run it they it is better implemented than Whana...
by UncleFB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 1840

Re: Fiji Drua and Pasifika Moana confirmed for SR 2022

Politics shouldn't be an issue. My understanding is that the Pasifika Moana team has no formal links to the Samoan or Tonga national unions. So it's a sixth New Zealand Super team with an interesting name? Yeah, probably. Key difference is that currently NZ teams have a cap (5?), of non NZ eligible...
by UncleFB
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27311
Views: 1062936

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

^ :lol: I'm furious today - my Vaccination booking for Thursday has been cancelled - because I'm 46, I can't have AZ and there is not enough Pfizer around No answer as to when they will have supply :frown: Can't you sign a waiver to have it? Also, you're eligible for one this early? :shock: Nope, c...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27311
Views: 1062936

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

^ :lol: I'm furious today - my Vaccination booking for Thursday has been cancelled - because I'm 46, I can't have AZ and there is not enough Pfizer around No answer as to when they will have supply :frown: Can't you sign a waiver to have it? Also, you're eligible for one this early? :shock:
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

My wife has flown to Australia this morning to see her parents for the first time in over a year. I haven't seen my Mum in over a year. She's on the Gold Coast ... but I missed seeing her due to the Xmas lockdown. Have booked flights back to NZ for end of June, despite being slightly worried about ...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5858

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

F**k me, after that lot you're the white Sid Going. I prefer to consider myself the brown Hoskins Sotutu. He could never twist, turn and wriggle the way the White Sid Going just did. Well actually, despite the less than serious tone of these posts, nothing of what I wrote is actually inconsistent w...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5858

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

Ok, I'll change it to Pakeha, we're not zero sum with our ethnicity like you lot. ;) So Maori call anyone with any white blood a pakeha? Interesting to know ;) Probably not all Maori, but for the purposes of this not overly serious loose forward discussion yes :D . For me to not acknowledge that I ...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5858

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

Ok, I'll change it to Pakeha, we're not zero sum with our ethnicity like you lot. ;) So Maori call anyone with any white blood a pakeha? Interesting to know ;) Probably not all Maori, but for the purposes of this not overly serious loose forward discussion yes :D . For me to not acknowledge that I ...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34764
Views: 1504193

Re: NZ Politics Thread

My wife has flown to Australia this morning to see her parents for the first time in over a year. I haven't seen my Mum in over a year. She's on the Gold Coast ... but I missed seeing her due to the Xmas lockdown. Have booked flights back to NZ for end of June, despite being slightly worried about ...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5858

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

One positive is that the team definitely played better on Saturday than in the previous two matches, despite a bit of a make-shift feel in the forward pack. With Whitelock back, I would like to see Dunshea partner him in the engine room. Barrett remaining at blindside, or drop the captain? Don't di...
by UncleFB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 25th April
Replies: 313
Views: 5858

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

One positive is that the team definitely played better on Saturday than in the previous two matches, despite a bit of a make-shift feel in the forward pack. With Whitelock back, I would like to see Dunshea partner him in the engine room. Barrett remaining at blindside, or drop the captain? Don't di...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 56
Views: 3263

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

Not any more IMO. +1 I’m not sure when it ended but it is over. It’s still good, but maybe we hoovered up all the great stuff during Covid. Could be a lull. Was hard to film during covid. For sure it will be back. Cinemas are stuffed. Nobody watches movies anymore. All the money and talent are in T...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 56
Views: 3263

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

I cannot imagine anything approaching the quality of The Dick Calvert Show being made today. I cannot imagine an audience comprehending these two either https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEPtyb9OHP8 This is just one example of the outstanding quality of that show. Why can't you just point out somethi...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 56
Views: 3263

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

I cannot imagine anything approaching the quality of The Dick Calvert Show being made today. I cannot imagine an audience comprehending these two either https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEPtyb9OHP8 This is just one example of the outstanding quality of that show. Why can't you just point out somethi...
by UncleFB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 4101

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

Thought the difference was in territory. I assume from watching that statistically the Chiefs were superior and that at least have them a chance. The Saders needed to pull out one of their end to end scores which they usually do. This time after the Saders last score I was pretty confident that the...
by UncleFB
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th April
Replies: 236
Views: 4101

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

Webber admitting the Chiefs with the encouragement of Rennie looked forward to bringing a bit of thuggery to the table when playing the Saders and he is trying instil that kind of game into the young Chiefs when up against the Saders this evening. He’s all class is Webber. That little outburst will...