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by Magpie26
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Sausage war 'on hold'.......for the moment.
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaea Fifita to Wasps
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Vaea Fifita to Wasps

ovalball wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:46 am He could well be one of our better signings - certainly need some more depth in that area.
He tends to be a better wider type of player where his real pace and offloading can be very damaging.
Just not sure that is Wasps way of playing at the moment though.
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaea Fifita to Wasps
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: Vaea Fifita to Wasps

Seems Vaea Fifita is on his way to Wasps. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/rugby/wasps-signing-rugby-transfer-news-20933951 Starting to be a mini Hurricanes squad with Brad Shields, Jeff Toomaga-Allen and Jimmy Gopperth there :) Was such a good lock in 2016 for the Canes but sadly his form f...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaea Fifita to Wasps
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Vaea Fifita to Wasps

Seems Vaea Fifita is on his way to Wasps.

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport ... s-20933951

Starting to be a mini Hurricanes squad with Brad Shields, Jeff Toomaga-Allen and Jimmy Gopperth there :)
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Good to see some pragmatism being applied for a change. EU backs personal data flows with Britain as deadline looms https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/eu-backs-personal-data-flows-with-britain-as-deadline-looms/ar-AALxe00?ocid=entnewsntp Clearly beneficial to both sides to continue :thumbup: Lets ...
by Magpie26
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand schoolboy rugby
Replies: 39
Views: 1467

Re: New Zealand schoolboy rugby

True Blue wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:21 pm Too many "south sea islanders" for his taste perhaps? They should all get on a plane back to the island paradise of Tokoroa like their famous son Keven "The Poach" Mealamu.
Likely he is the guy in the stands singing Swing Low while the England players take the knee in support of BLM.
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Things not going quite so smoothly in Ireland?

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2021/06 ... r-protest/

Always the risk they were going to get shouldered aside by the big boys in the fishing game I suppose.
by Magpie26
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 39068

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

Skelton is quite player up here. Very physical, full on for 80 minutes , Australia offers quite a challenge in every contest situations. It willl be quite a battle. I've watched him a fair bit in the T14 and not sure I would really call him a full on for 80 minutes type of lock. He is damn big and ...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Not sure about that. they took a kicking at Jutland. Jutland was more of a score draw. Battle of Coronel was a definite kicking. How’d they go near Malaysia in 1941? Not good but at a guess they probably inflicted more than 3 wounded on the Japanese. They clearly lost. You don’t score a battle on d...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Not sure about that. they took a kicking at Jutland. Jutland was more of a score draw. Battle of Coronel was a definite kicking. According to wiki Royal Navy Total: 151 combat ships 28 battleships 9 battlecruisers 8 armoured cruisers 26 light cruisers 78 destroyers 1 minelayer 1 seaplane carrier Th...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Sounds like the Russians didn't dare get within three miles of our gunboat. Isn't the Royal Navy the only military force in the history of the planet never to have been defeated in battle? :smug: :thumbup: Not sure about that. they took a kicking at Jutland. Jutland was more of a score draw. Battle...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Sounds like the Russians didn't dare get within three miles of our gunboat. Isn't the Royal Navy the only military force in the history of the planet never to have been defeated in battle? :smug: :thumbup: Not sure about that. they took a kicking at Jutland. Jutland was more of a score draw. Battle...
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Lemoentjie wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:16 pm So the Poms just wanted to sail through Russia's waters and thought nothing would happen? Do they still think it's the 1870s and Britannia rules the waves? :lol:
You think it is Russian waters they went through?
by Magpie26
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer
Replies: 172
Views: 5637

Re: Russian aircraft and ships scare away British destroyer

Sounds like the Russians didn't dare get within three miles of our gunboat. Isn't the Royal Navy the only military force in the history of the planet never to have been defeated in battle? :smug: :thumbup: Not sure about that. they took a kicking at Jutland. Jutland was more of a score draw. Battle...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League
Replies: 80
Views: 2550

Re: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League

The goal line drop out change really seems to emphasize back play over forward play . You're way more likely to try a chip through if you risk turning it over being held up over the line on a pick and go and if the penalty for not scoring it is 22m less than it otherwise would be. Also decreases sc...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42801

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Mr Mike wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:41 pm So NZ is the first country to have held both proper cricket and rugby world titles? Very impressive.

Sure someone must have done the double also in the tip and run and 7s level?
I have a feeling there could be something wrong with this post....... :P
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League
Replies: 80
Views: 2550

Re: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League

The goal line drop out change really seems to emphasize back play over forward play . You're way more likely to try a chip through if you risk turning it over being held up over the line on a pick and go and if the penalty for not scoring it is 22m less than it otherwise would be. Also decreases sc...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42801

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

JPNZ wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:39 pm 139 off 53 overs. Come on boys, bring this one home!
138 with a wicket in hand will do it I believe....
(every run counts :) )

No 139 is needed - sorry.
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

5 years on and most peoples position seems to be pretty much the same https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/what-if-brexit-referendum-were-held-today-here-s-what-the-polls-say/ar-AALlrrS?ocid=entnewsntp Pretty much the same positions but giving an entirely different result and set of consequences.....
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League
Replies: 80
Views: 2550

Re: If I wanted to watch Rugby League, I'd watch Rugby League

I like the drop-out. Far better than watching blokes spend 10 phases trying to burrow over from 2m whilst all the defenders are technically offside and all attacking players are closing off the ruck. Me too, there has been some really good try's scored from the drop-out. Far better than watching a ...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

5 years on and most peoples position seems to be pretty much the same

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/w ... entnewsntp
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kicking off in the Crimea?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Kicking off in the Crimea?

by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July
Replies: 437
Views: 12416

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Tonga: MATCH THREAD: Sat 3rd July

I still think Ardie's a way better 7 than 8. They have also done that thing where he plays 7 but packs down ay 8 for scrums to use his speed. For another day - I still can't understand why Cane doesn't play 6. He could be a white Jerry Collins (but never as good RIP) No he couldn't, he has nothing ...
by Magpie26
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm referring to the The Audiovisual Media Services Directive The key term is: 'extending the provisions on European works to on-demand services providers, which have to ensure that European works make up at least 30% of their catalogues' The uk no longer assists the likes of Netflix or any traditi...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm referring to the The Audiovisual Media Services Directive The key term is: 'extending the provisions on European works to on-demand services providers, which have to ensure that European works make up at least 30% of their catalogues' The uk no longer assists the likes of Netflix or any traditi...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland during WW2
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Ireland during WW2

Has rain stopped play again?
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 4068

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Top Pro Premiership XX has a nice ring to it.
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 538
Views: 20662

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Option 1: Increase the number of Kiwi teams. Taranaki plus Auckland based Pacific team will dilute our talent enough to make the 5 Aussie teams more competitive. Option 2: Remove any restrictions on player nationality in the squads, but only for countries in the competition. And also allow national...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?
Replies: 87
Views: 4068

Re: Is it time to re-name 'Super' Rugby?

Premier Premiership
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt
Replies: 58
Views: 4977

Re: Irish star: I'm a soft cvnt

[ The dizzying heights of November 2018, when they looked like world beaters, were but a fleeting moment in time soon to be erased, like tears in rain. Time to die. Can’t argue with Schmidts results really, he didn’t have time to completely upskill them so they played like Saracens. Can't argue wit...
by Magpie26
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26800
Views: 810508

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Really it just seems to have little to nothing to do with Brexit, we could have remained and gotten this update. What impact it has we don't know, apart from anything else who'd like to guess what the media markets will even look like in 10-20 years time However it turns out it appears the EU want ...