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by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shute Shield - every game - on STAN
Replies: 64
Views: 1393

Shute Shield - every game - on STAN

First round today. At its best, it is worth watching. A lot will depend on the production quality, only one game each week will have the full treatment. All the others will be a bit bland. But it's Australian club rugby.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Australia ...
Replies: 34
Views: 1004

Re: Rugby in Australia ...

Fell asleep after half time. Was a truly shit game up to then. Haven't watched it. Life is too short. Eastwood vs the Two Blues in the SS this arvo, now that is a different ball of wax. GO THE WOODIES!!! Did I read somewhere that Stan sport is covering the Shute Shield? Every match, apparently. Ama...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby in Australia ...
Replies: 34
Views: 1004

Re: Rugby in Australia ...

The Optimist wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:23 am Fell asleep after half time. Was a truly shit game up to then.
Haven't watched it. Life is too short. Eastwood vs the Two Blues in the SS this arvo, now that is a different ball of wax.

GO THE WOODIES!!!
by wamberal
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Isn’t all that stuff old testament Hebrew Religion anyway? I thought Jesus rebelled against that somewhat. I think it was more that Jesus rebelled against the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of the day. But anybody who approaches the gospels with an open mind would have to admit that Jesus cared...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

It’s also funny that no one is screaming about people working on Sunday/Saturday - isn’t that one of the big sins?! Sunday observance is still the go in Tonga. When I was working there as a volunteer, I was asked what could be done to improve economic growth. I said that just lifting the Sunday obs...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

It is a beat up but unfortunately that’s largely irrelevant as I’ve had the unfortunate experience of being in a church when a passionate sermon on it was being delivered. It even got shouty, I took my daughter and walked out. Very sad business. The only thing I would say is that there are some con...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Yeah, but we're musing on what they thought before the arrival of the missionaries. We all know that many of the PIs are currently big believers in the sky fairy. But less than 200 years ago most of them believed in multiple sky fairies. Did these multiple sky fairies hate the gays like the Abraham...
by wamberal
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

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 wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Australian UFC star Tai Tuivasa has slammed Israel Folau for his hypocrisy, claiming he has seen the under-fire superstar "blind as a skunk" on a night out. The heavyweight fighter joined the chorus of athletes condemning Folau's homophobic comments, saying he needed "a hiding". "I know what I've s...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:16 am 7 I think (google search)
That would be hard to beat. Tonga might just have to settle for a worthy second. Incidentally, I worked in Tonga with a man who was heavily involved with the Free Wesleyan Church, he told me that King Tupou IV bitterly regretted allowing the Mormons into Tonga.
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

kiwigreg369 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:11 am I was guessing the Vatican but it could be Tonga.
Mmmm. How many churches in the Vatican? According to Wiki, population is 825.
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

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. Tonga must...
by wamberal
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.
Replies: 147
Views: 9228

Re: All Black LIKED Folau's homophobic post.

Sounds as though Izzy is running out of options. The NRL do not want him from all accounts. From my perspective, the issue is not so much his views (as repugnant and theologically suspect as some of them are) but the fact that he apparently promised not to share them on social media, and then broke ...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

GPS always assumed they were the best comp (well, they offer the best not-a-scholarships) but they’ve been losing to lower class schools recently, and the rivalry has been intense. It’s been great for school footy despite the old buffers sputtering into their moustaches in disgust. Many years ago, ...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

That was the other favoured possibility, but I thought Craig Wing attended SBHS, not Newington. I didn't go to Newington. Btw the preferred acronym is 'SHS' Someone told me you went to Newington. Nope. It's not really a secret I went to High. Wamberal was mocking me about our old boy Scott Morrison...
by wamberal
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier

Re Kelly, Parcell and Beattie: growing up in Ipswich, the brief advent of an all-Ipswich Strayan front-row was seen as the highwater mark for local RL. (And may still be, altho' Langer + various Walters brothers would push it close). The only one I actually met was Dud Beattie, through our respecti...
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rebels v Reds
Replies: 52
Views: 1161

Re: Rebels v Reds

shanky wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:33 pm You can’t call them ‘gals’ any more Wambers.

:)
Wouldn't have happened in my day.
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mitch Hunt for the All Blacks?
Replies: 71
Views: 2463

Re: Mitch Hunt for the All Blacks?

Nothing to do with me, of course, but "Mitch Hunt" does not sound the sort of name an All Black would have. :)
by wamberal
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Offside support runners ahead of the ball carrier

Technically, you’re correct, but it only gets penalised if you interfere with play. There’s plenty of examples of where the laws aren’t strictly enforced, in the interests of a flowing game Example - kick offs where the kicker steps over the line. I'm fine with little things like that being dismiss...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rebels v Reds
Replies: 52
Views: 1161

Re: Rebels v Reds

shanky wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Olo wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:31 pm
Monk Zombie wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:55 am REBels on the wrong side of a poor ref today
Ref has been fine, in this and her other games. Have a problem with a female ref do we MZ?
Lolwut?

You can’t criticise the ref because she’s a woman now?
You leave Amy alone, you big bully. She's a Woodies gal.
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Sydney University is now actually more powerful and influential than any of the genuine district clubs. Fixing that might achieve something. I was wondering when your obsession with Uni-hate would emerge. It is actually a great example of the sort of entrenched parochialism that is retarding the pr...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Why did they play the game at the fcuking soulless SCG? There could have been 10k people there but you wouldn’t know. Why didn’t they play it at a community ground - to reflect community week. One possible reason is that the Tahs Board and Tahs Foundation had a combined event - so need a function s...
by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome. He got cooked alive for pace by Nic White. Why is he starting over Nawaqanitawase? Newsome is the captain, I suppose. Not with Gordon ...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Zakar wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:16 pm
wamberal wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 pm The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome.
He got cooked alive for pace by Nic White.

Why is he starting over Nawaqanitawase?
Newsome is the captain, I suppose.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3273

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Nobody has mentioned the injury to Jake Gordon. Having him on the sideline has been the single biggest handicap for the Tahs this season. Is that Penney's fault? Bugger me, I have been a NSW/Waratahs fan since the mid-sixties, when I watched them beat the ABs at the old Sportsground. Sacking Penney...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Re: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:43 am Waratahs vs Brumbies? Should be a good, close game.
Haw haw haw.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 560

Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

Maybe not.
by wamberal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The particular talent that NSW has for corruption across all walks of life is known and understood... but could we try not to paint the entirety of Australian politics with that specific shitpit of self interest and stench? Oh, righto. Forget all about Queensland under Joh. Or WA under Brian Burke.
by wamberal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If you’re an ALP supporter, why are you lumping them in with the problem? In the last 40 years, they’ve been the good guys. Have a look at the ABC "Exposed" documentary on the Luna Park Ghost Train Fire. 1979. Then get back to me. I really don’t like the ‘both sides are bad’ shtick. It’s easy to th...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It wasn’t true when he said it and it’s not true now. It’s just a quote. Just a quote? Did he say it, or not? If you’re an ALP supporter, why are you lumping them in with the problem? In the last 40 years, they’ve been the good guys. There is a problem in all political parties. As for the ALP being...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Never said it was. But trying to frame Manenti's origin story as that of 'westie done good' is misleading. I am not trying to "frame" any story. But then again, I have a very different perspective to most of the experts around here. I grew up in Eastwood. Our rugby team was admitted to the SS in 19...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie. The coach is not the real problem though, is it? Not that there's ever been "a Mosman chappie" as s...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie. The coach is not the real problem though, is it? Not that there's ever been "a Mosman chappie" as s...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie.
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Crean is really part of the problem - his son was one of the first "Legacy" MPs TBH, there needs to be 2 generations between MPs - it's not a good look in a population of 20 Million + to have dynasties. Kim Beazley? Some would say he was the best Prime Minister we never had. His father served in th...
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Grace Tame is freakin awesome! She should run for parliament as an Independent, she'd romp in. She's too good for Australian politics. How pathetic are we as a nation that this a true statement :| We supposedly model ourselves on the mother of parliaments: Westminster. The Poms put us to shame. Pol...
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 28291
Views: 1150158

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:50 pm Grace Tame is freakin awesome! She should run for parliament as an Independent, she'd romp in.
She's too good for Australian politics.
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Wambers, they have already been reduced to as low as they can go. If those idiots do not realise it is time to jump then they need to be pushed, for the good of rugby in NSW and Australia. They probably do realise it.
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4175

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Davis, Doorne and the board need to go. After Penney got scapegoated for their delinquencies, no coach of Penney’s level is likely to take the poisoned chalice of coaching the ‘tahs. The only realistic way that could happen is if RA steps in. It would be in the interest of rugby in Australia if the...