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Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:09 am
by towny
Countries with delicate ecosystems are just soft.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:12 am
by Monkey Magic
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:56 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:27 am My 7 year old son wants Australia to win, “because they have the better animals”. A fair point. Australian wildlife is very alluring to a young budding naturalist.

This may seem offensive. But your son deserves to be thrown into a pit with some of those animals until he learns his lesson.

Whats not to love about a takehe
Swamp Hens aren’t high on the radar, Kakapō however are a special bird. Let’s genetically engineer the Haast Eagle. Something to compete with over the ditch.
If thats not the first words out of aderns mouth later tonight I'm calling a revolution

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:13 am
by Monkey Magic
Zakar wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:27 am My 7 year old son wants Australia to win, “because they have the better animals”. A fair point. Australian wildlife is very alluring to a young budding naturalist.

This may seem offensive. But your son deserves to be thrown into a pit with some of those animals until he learns his lesson.

Whats not to love about a takehe
But but but but we have some cool Birds :lol:

Let's be honest, the cute and harmless possum has become your apex predator. A handful of eastern browns would wipe your country out.
They are shit birds, an overweight pukeko.

But its the whole vibe of the thing

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:15 am
by mr bungle
Zakar wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:27 am My 7 year old son wants Australia to win, “because they have the better animals”. A fair point. Australian wildlife is very alluring to a young budding naturalist.

This may seem offensive. But your son deserves to be thrown into a pit with some of those animals until he learns his lesson.

Whats not to love about a takehe
But but but but we have some cool Birds :lol:
OK, Towny :thumbup:

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:25 am
by guy smiley
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:09 am Countries with delicate ecosystems are just soft.
Like most Australians, you have no idea how fragile your own ecosystem is.

None.


Nada.


Zilch.


Rio Tinto.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 am
by MungoMan
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:13 am
Zakar wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:27 am My 7 year old son wants Australia to win, “because they have the better animals”. A fair point. Australian wildlife is very alluring to a young budding naturalist.

This may seem offensive. But your son deserves to be thrown into a pit with some of those animals until he learns his lesson.

Whats not to love about a takehe
But but but but we have some cool Birds :lol:

Let's be honest, the cute and harmless possum has become your apex predator. A handful of eastern browns would wipe your country out.
They are shit birds, an overweight pukeko.
Yep. Being a fat fúck is their major problem rather than being flightless as such. Too much weights work, not enough etc etc.

The weka seems to being doing just fine down on the Stewart Island and on the west coast despite being flightless, and visitors to Tasmania are likely to see (flightless) Tassie nativehens on the drive in from the airport rather than having to visit a sanctuary.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:45 am
by Monkey Magic
MungoMan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:13 am
Zakar wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:27 am My 7 year old son wants Australia to win, “because they have the better animals”. A fair point. Australian wildlife is very alluring to a young budding naturalist.

This may seem offensive. But your son deserves to be thrown into a pit with some of those animals until he learns his lesson.

Whats not to love about a takehe
But but but but we have some cool Birds :lol:

Let's be honest, the cute and harmless possum has become your apex predator. A handful of eastern browns would wipe your country out.
They are shit birds, an overweight pukeko.
Yep. Being a fat fúck is their major problem rather than being flightless as such. Too much weights work, not enough etc etc.

The weka seems to being doing just fine down on the Stewart Island and on the west coast despite being flightless, and visitors to Tasmania are likely to see (flightless) Tassie nativehens on the drive in from the airport rather than having to visit a sanctuary.
The point is, yes they are shit birds, but they're not chlamydia riddled Australian pieces of fauna. They're so kiwi they don't even fly

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am
by Farva
New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:15 am
by shanky
WoodlandsRFC wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:59 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:16 pm
towny wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:09 pm
guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:16 am Rubbish...

Like all 1st 5s he needs his pack working hard in front of him and the AB pack have been playing like millionaire playboys more and more over the last few years.

The Wallabies and their supporters should be feeling confident going into this game. The ABs are well and truly on the wane and it’ll be a few years before they are back up and performing in the way the hype merchants would have us believe is their birthright. The rot has been apparent since before the 2015 RWC and nothing in the organisation indicates any meaningful cultural shift is underway to counter it. Foster will continue the vibe driven approach to coaching the game he and Hansen employed together and serious coaches will defeat that through simple application of the basics... hard work and aggression.
Oh, f*ck you Smiley. It’s not any fun for us if you’re going to go down this road. Don’t be a jerk.
Maybe he's finally turned...

come over to the dark side, gone native... stopped worrying and learned to love da bomb

I mean, it's possible, right?
Reckon I'll be a jackaroo by 2022, reckon you'll have me? I've always seen a bit of Queensland in me
You’re welcome cobber!

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 am
by mr bungle
Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre.

The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold.
The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the pouakai of Maori legend.[1] The species was the largest eagle known to have existed, with an estimated weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb) nearly double that of the Harpy eagle at 9 kilograms (20 lb).[2] Its massive size is explained as an evolutionary response to the size of its prey, the flightless moa, the largest of which could weigh 230 kg (510 lb).[3] Haast's eagle became extinct around 1400, after the moa were hunted to extinction by the first Māori.[4]
Up to 3m wingspan :shock:

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Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:17 am
by Monkey Magic
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 am Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre.

The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold.
The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the pouakai of Maori legend.[1] The species was the largest eagle known to have existed, with an estimated weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb) nearly double that of the Harpy eagle at 9 kilograms (20 lb).[2] Its massive size is explained as an evolutionary response to the size of its prey, the flightless moa, the largest of which could weigh 230 kg (510 lb).[3] Haast's eagle became extinct around 1400, after the moa were hunted to extinction by the first Māori.[4]
Up to 3m wingspan :shock:

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Best rugby thread of 2020 :thumbup:

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:21 am
by guy smiley
Farva wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.
There are magpies in NZ Farva.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:22 am
by Fat Old Git
This is not the year to wish for the Haast eagle back. Or for the arrival of any of the Australian critters which have helped give it the nick name "The lucky country".

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:26 am
by mr bungle

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:28 am
by Jay Cee Gee
Also, any discussion of NZ birds would be incomplete without the feathered mountain monkey that is the Kea.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:33 am
by mr bungle
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:28 am Also, any discussion of NZ birds would be incomplete without the feathered mountain monkey that is the Kea.
Visited the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown a few weeks back. In a cage with my family and two Kea. Of course the inquisitive, mischievous, destructive bastards went for our childless stroller and anything in it. Magnificent plumage.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:41 am
by MungoMan
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:21 am
Farva wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.
There are magpies in NZ Farva.
And a v. famous and v. good poem about same

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 am
by guy smiley
And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said,

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:59 am
by Farva
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:21 am
Farva wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.
There are magpies in NZ Farva.
Dane Swan on a mad Monday bender doesn’t count.
Just as dangerous mind

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
by Mog The Almighty
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 am Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre.

The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold.
The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the pouakai of Maori legend.[1] The species was the largest eagle known to have existed, with an estimated weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb) nearly double that of the Harpy eagle at 9 kilograms (20 lb).[2] Its massive size is explained as an evolutionary response to the size of its prey, the flightless moa, the largest of which could weigh 230 kg (510 lb).[3] Haast's eagle became extinct around 1400, after the moa were hunted to extinction by the first Māori.[4]
Up to 3m wingspan :shock:

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Pretty insane stuff.

Maybe belongs in the cultural wars thread, but there's also so much bullshit about indigineous people being in harmony with nature. The Aboriginal Australians also hunted the Australian mega-fauna to extninction and the Native American Indians did similar. They also hunted by driving herds of buffalo off cliffs and then just left hundreds of them there rotting or half dead.

We're all just humans.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:10 am
by mr bungle
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 am Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre.

The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold.
The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the pouakai of Maori legend.[1] The species was the largest eagle known to have existed, with an estimated weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb) nearly double that of the Harpy eagle at 9 kilograms (20 lb).[2] Its massive size is explained as an evolutionary response to the size of its prey, the flightless moa, the largest of which could weigh 230 kg (510 lb).[3] Haast's eagle became extinct around 1400, after the moa were hunted to extinction by the first Māori.[4]
Up to 3m wingspan :shock:

Image
Pretty insane stuff.

Maybe belongs in the cultural wars thread, but there's also so much bullshit about indigineous people being in harmony with nature. The Aboriginal Australians also hunted the Australian mega-fauna to extninction and the Native American Indians did similar. They also hunted by driving herds of buffalo off cliffs and then just left hundreds of them there rotting or half dead.

We're all just humans.
Absolutely. They conquered, enslaved, made extinct. No different.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
by booze
badmannotinjapan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am I just can't see an AB win. No penetration in the midfield, no beast ball running forwards, just going to be another massive defensive effort to try and stay in the game and keep it close.
fudge me. Like we have never won a game before with that midfield.

I thought you were an All Black supporter?

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 am
by mr bungle
booze wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
badmannotinjapan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am I just can't see an AB win. No penetration in the midfield, no beast ball running forwards, just going to be another massive defensive effort to try and stay in the game and keep it close.
fudge me. Like we have never won a game before with that midfield.

I thought you were an All Black supporter?
Care to take your threadjacking elsewhere? Bird chat or GTFO.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 am
by towny
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:25 am
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:09 am Countries with delicate ecosystems are just soft.
Like most Australians, you have no idea how fragile your own ecosystem is.

None.


Nada.


Zilch.


Rio Tinto.
Says the guy that's devoted his life into preserving our natural wilderness…..

That's what you do for a living, right?

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:29 am
by towny
Farva wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.
When you say "they got rid of them" - is what you are really saying, "kiwis turned up and immediately wiped out all the cool animals, because kiwis are cnuts" ?

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:29 am
by MungoMan
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:56 am And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle
The magpies said,
:thumbup:

Then pecked some poor cúnt's eye out ...

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 am
by guy smiley
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 am
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:25 am
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:09 am Countries with delicate ecosystems are just soft.
Like most Australians, you have no idea how fragile your own ecosystem is.

None.


Nada.


Zilch.


Rio Tinto.
Says the guy that's devoted his life into preserving our natural wilderness…..

That's what you do for a living, right?

What I do for a living has nothing to do with your generic Australian ignorance of your fragile, varied and unique ecosystem,

cuz.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 am
by Monkey Magic
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 am
booze wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
badmannotinjapan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am I just can't see an AB win. No penetration in the midfield, no beast ball running forwards, just going to be another massive defensive effort to try and stay in the game and keep it close.
fudge me. Like we have never won a game before with that midfield.

I thought you were an All Black supporter?
Care to take your threadjacking elsewhere? Bird chat or GTFO.
Problem has been we've been trying to bring back the moa (nonu) when we only have a takahe (laumape). Unfortunately ioanes haast eagle impression in the first half ended with us bombing a try and then he was a headless chook on defence in the second.

The problem with the bird chat is the more than passing resemblance that hooper has to a ferret. Be afraid, very afraid

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:32 am
by guy smiley
Monkey Magic wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 am
booze wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:16 am
badmannotinjapan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am I just can't see an AB win. No penetration in the midfield, no beast ball running forwards, just going to be another massive defensive effort to try and stay in the game and keep it close.
fudge me. Like we have never won a game before with that midfield.

I thought you were an All Black supporter?
Care to take your threadjacking elsewhere? Bird chat or GTFO.
Problem has been we've been trying to bring back the moa (nonu) when we only have a takahe (laumape). Unfortunately ioanes haast eagle impression in the first half ended with us bombing a try and then he was a headless chook on defence in the second.

The problem with the bird chat is the more than passing resemblance that hooper has to a ferret. Be afraid, very afraid
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:34 am
by shanky
We’ve got the mighty Sea Eagle

/thread

8)

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am
by towny
Don't want to brag, but I used to sleep for Days/weeks in the bush among the Casowaries. Big whoop. I'm Australian and we just got on with it. There was probably some snakes and crocs too - not that I gave a f*ck. Saw some tiger claw marks at head height in a tree on a trip up North. Slept like a baby that night. In the mud and filth. Didn't even use a mozzie net. Wanted to travel light and a net weighs the same as about 10 rounds, so I made my choice.

Kiwis probably hear this and want to write songs about me. Whatever.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
by mr bungle
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am Don't want to brag, but I used to sleep for Days/weeks in the bush among the Casowaries. Big whoop. I'm Australian and we just got on with it. There was probably some snakes and crocs too - not that I gave a f*ck. Saw some tiger claw marks at head height in a tree on a trip up North. Slept like a baby that night. In the mud and filth. Didn't even use a mozzie net. Wanted to travel light and a net weighs the same as about 10 rounds, so I made my choice.

Kiwis probably hear this and want to write songs about me. Whatever.
Get back to us, or not, when you’ve swum with stingray’s.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
by shanky
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am Don't want to brag, but I used to sleep for Days/weeks in the bush among the Casowaries. Big whoop. I'm Australian and we just got on with it. There was probably some snakes and crocs too - not that I gave a f*ck. Saw some tiger claw marks at head height in a tree on a trip up North. Slept like a baby that night. In the mud and filth. Didn't even use a mozzie net. Wanted to travel light and a net weighs the same as about 10 rounds, so I made my choice.

Kiwis probably hear this and want to write songs about me. Whatever.
Any reason why you didn’t just sleep in the house?

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:54 am
by guy smiley
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am Don't want to brag, but I used to sleep for Days/weeks in the bush among the Casowaries. Big whoop. I'm Australian and we just got on with it. There was probably some snakes and crocs too - not that I gave a f*ck. Saw some tiger claw marks at head height in a tree on a trip up North. Slept like a baby that night. In the mud and filth. Didn't even use a mozzie net. Wanted to travel light and a net weighs the same as about 10 rounds, so I made my choice.

Kiwis probably hear this and want to write songs about me. Whatever.
Any reason why you didn’t just sleep in the house?
:o :lol: Easier to hose the daks out after the magpies quardle oodled at him.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 am
by UncleFB
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:10 am
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:02 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 am Our big birds are basically land based mammals. Seeing a Kakapō in the flesh, they look and move like a beaver or similar. Bizarre.

The Haast Eagle would have been something to behold.
The Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the pouakai of Maori legend.[1] The species was the largest eagle known to have existed, with an estimated weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb) nearly double that of the Harpy eagle at 9 kilograms (20 lb).[2] Its massive size is explained as an evolutionary response to the size of its prey, the flightless moa, the largest of which could weigh 230 kg (510 lb).[3] Haast's eagle became extinct around 1400, after the moa were hunted to extinction by the first Māori.[4]
Up to 3m wingspan :shock:

Image
Pretty insane stuff.

Maybe belongs in the cultural wars thread, but there's also so much bullshit about indigineous people being in harmony with nature. The Aboriginal Australians also hunted the Australian mega-fauna to extninction and the Native American Indians did similar. They also hunted by driving herds of buffalo off cliffs and then just left hundreds of them there rotting or half dead.

We're all just humans.
Absolutely. They conquered, enslaved, made extinct. No different.
WTF is happening here? I thought I clicked on the Bled thread.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 am
by Salient
Haven't bothered with this fred, you know idiots, but spent a week inundated with Oz media ... aparently the Aura is gone, Oz was robbed, the usual BS ... could the ABs run in 50 and put this back in the toy box .... worse than Poms to be honest.

Oh and good luck to both teams ... can I wish for a Wob victory to remove the Fossy bollocks we are facing currently or is that nightmare going to play out through the next world cup :?

So basically yeah to a huge AB victory, that is going to bite us in the arse, or a Wob victory ... put up with their braindead fans and sports writers and perhaps jettison certain people at the top of AB coaching ...

Not going to happen, ABs by 10 or so ... and we are not winning the next World Cup ... here first !

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:00 am
by shanky
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:54 am
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am Don't want to brag, but I used to sleep for Days/weeks in the bush among the Casowaries. Big whoop. I'm Australian and we just got on with it. There was probably some snakes and crocs too - not that I gave a f*ck. Saw some tiger claw marks at head height in a tree on a trip up North. Slept like a baby that night. In the mud and filth. Didn't even use a mozzie net. Wanted to travel light and a net weighs the same as about 10 rounds, so I made my choice.

Kiwis probably hear this and want to write songs about me. Whatever.
Any reason why you didn’t just sleep in the house?
:o :lol: Easier to hose the daks out after the magpies quardle oodled at him.
Sounds like SAS training perhaps. With the magpies

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:04 am
by Ellafan
Farva wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 am New Zealand had some pretty cool birds - the Moa was badass - but they got rid of them all. Ow they have a fat parrot that can’t fly and you use a glorified bin chook as your national bird.

On the other hand we have both physcho birds like the cassowary, a majestic wedge tail eagle, a bird that wins wars in the emu, left field birds that laugh at you like the kookaburra but also beautiful birds like the cockatoo and lorikeet.

And I would hate to see how NZers would deal with a spring that involves magpies.
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Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:05 am
by Mog The Almighty
Salient wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:57 am Haven't bothered with this fred, you know idiots, but spent a week inundated with Oz media ... aparently the Aura is gone, Oz was robbed, the usual BS ... could the ABs run in 50 and put this back in the toy box .... worse than Poms to be honest.

Oh and good luck to both teams ... can I wish for a Wob victory to remove the Fossy bollocks we are facing currently or is that nightmare going to play out through the next world cup :?

So basically yeah to a huge AB victory, that is going to bite us in the arse, or a Wob victory ... put up with their braindead fans and sports writers and perhaps jettison certain people at the top of AB coaching ...

Not going to happen, ABs by 10 or so ... and we are not winning the next World Cup ... here first !
Must say, this post seems pretty sensible to me. Although The Wallabies clearly were robbed, by not one but at least four egregious, match-changing decisions (or lack thereof).

But yes, I do agree the "Aura is gone" stuff is complete bollocks, and I also agree that I don't see the AB's putting on a huge 50 point victory, but neither do I see the Wallabies winning. I'd say either is possible but equally unlikely. ABs by 10 or so seems a sensible guess. I don't expect we will have another chance like we did last weekend for a long while. We all know from past experience how a wounded New Zealand side reacts the next week.

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am
by MungoMan
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:34 am We’ve got the mighty Sea Eagle

/thread

8)
No. You've got the Brahminy fecking kite. A lovely bird but a bit, you know, woggy.