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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:13 am
by shanky
MungoMan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am
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.
Get fudged, mate

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:14 am
by MungoMan
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:13 am
MungoMan wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am
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.
Get fudged, mate
https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/brahminy-kite

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:16 am
by shanky
It’s a sea eagle, OK?

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:26 am
by Farva
towny wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:29 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.
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" ?
Yes.
But without the “ kiwis turned up and immediately wiped out all the cool animals, because“ bit

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:28 am
by Mog The Almighty
A thought occurs randomly: f-ck Richie McCaw was such a cheat.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 am
by guy smiley
Yeah that’s great Mog. Sparkling wit and originality there mate...

Spare a thought for Shanky here. He’s dealing with following a Mungo team called the Brahminnies.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:45 am
by shanky
:x

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:46 am
by towny
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 am
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.
Of course not, sport. Just making sure you’re fair dinkum

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:48 am
by guy smiley
Don’t get delicate with me

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:06 pm
by CrazyIslander
Richie didn't cheat, the ruck was in the wrong place.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:14 pm
by Mr Mike
mr bungle wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:33 am
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.
:thumbup:
It is on the list for Christmas, along with a stop at the Franz Josef Bird park on the way down the West Coast.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:00 pm
by Whatever
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
Did Enzedder take that picture?

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:32 pm
by Mog The Almighty
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 am Yeah that’s great Mog. Sparkling wit and originality there mate...

Spare a thought for Shanky here. He’s dealing with following a Mungo team called the Brahminnies.
Richie McCaw has a funny shaped head.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:48 pm
by puku
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:32 pm
guy smiley wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:35 am Yeah that’s great Mog. Sparkling wit and originality there mate...

Spare a thought for Shanky here. He’s dealing with following a Mungo team called the Brahminnies.
Richie McCaw has a funny shaped head.
It's a prerequisite for the position m8

Image

How's the weather looking in AKL?

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:39 pm
by Bindi
Going to miss the match today unfortunately.

Anyway, look at this magnificent specimen.

Image

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:56 pm
by Zakar
Turns out Bin Chickens don't need the nutrition that a leftover pad thai provides, they just like ripping open bags and spilling shit everywhere as they are bored plum.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:33 pm
by les@mooloolaba
Game day, cant wait. Something that someone raised earlier was the amount of tackles the AB's had compared to the Wallabies. This was due to too much ball being kicked away by the AB's when they needed to hold on to it. I hope the coaches have addressed this as I am sure Rennie will also have spoken to White about kicking away good ball as he did for TKB when coaching the Chiefs.

If the AB's waste good ball, we are in trouble.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm
by shanky
I’m starting to get nervous now

:(

Eden Park <gulp>

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:47 pm
by badmannotinjapan
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?
I am and this team looks shit.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 pm
by wamberal
Does anybody know for sure whether Wilson is okay?

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:05 am
by les@mooloolaba
injured Reiko Ioane out, Umaga jensen in.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 am
by Enzedder
Bathurst 1000 starts at 1pm

Just saying

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:34 am
by badmannotinjapan
Scott Mac on pole?

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:35 am
by Enzedder
badmannotinjapan wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:34 am Scott Mac on pole?
No. Number 2

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 am
by Ogre
The EXCITE is building with proper nerves before a test, none of this we are gonna win by 50 feeling that had begun to creep in everytime we played the Wallabies.

WIth Drop Drop Reiko gone (hopefully the injury isnt to severe) thats 1 try we wont bomb, and one dodgy one we won't get (thanks Angus :D )

The only real unknown for the test now is which Haka gets performed, Ka Mate for an opponent who we think we will beat or Kapa O Pango for a "its on!" game we are not sure on. Im picking the later.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:18 am
by kiwigreg369
Nice haka last week - may have got lost in the game outcome.

Left edge (as you looked at it) looked good.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:49 am
by grievous
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm I’m starting to get nervous now

:(

Eden Park <gulp>
Ive just been reminded of the Eden pk record.. :( ...again as last week ill take a close loss although be pissed off if we lose be a margin of an unforced error which we had a lot of last week.
Getting the above or even a win would enforce Rennie has these guys are on the right track, a slaughter will just take us back to same ol same ol.
Interested to see if Rennie can make something of Hannigan, the back row seems more physically balanced this week, these guys have lead to team and dominate to win today.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:59 am
by rugga.
les@mooloolaba wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:33 pm Game day, cant wait. Something that someone raised earlier was the amount of tackles the AB's had compared to the Wallabies. This was due to too much ball being kicked away by the AB's when they needed to hold on to it. I hope the coaches have addressed this as I am sure Rennie will also have spoken to White about kicking away good ball as he did for TKB when coaching the Chiefs.

If the AB's waste good ball, we are in trouble.

B Baretts go to, kick

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:02 am
by guy smiley
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:49 am
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm I’m starting to get nervous now

:(

Eden Park <gulp>
Ive just been reminded of the Eden pk record.. :( ...again as last week ill take a close loss although be pissed off if we lose be a margin of an unforced error which we had a lot of last week.
Getting the above or even a win would enforce Rennie has these guys are on the right track, a slaughter will just take us back to same ol same ol.
Interested to see if Rennie can make something of Hannigan, the back row seems more physically balanced this week, these guys have lead to team and dominate to win today.
I think the Wobs will win and probably do so relatively easily. Records count for bugger all when you’ve got a team affected by injury in key positions and the ABs are fielding a weak lock duo, along with a back row still trying to find its identity as a unit. The rush defense worked well last week and it’s my gloomy impression that the NZ hierarchy seem to have failed to learn how to deal with that for ...oh, centuries now. Mo’unga was put under serious pressure and go no protection or decent service from Smith, who never varies his game and is easily predicted. I reckon that’s where Rennie will have drilled your guys to shut us down.

We’ve enjoyed a long fat slice of winner’s cake for years. All things cycle through and it’s natural to expect a changing of the guard but I’m not looking forward to what I see as pretty much inevitable shifting of the balance in the rivalry. It’ll do the game the world of good in Aus if you do win though, along with healthy merchandise sales for all the followed em for years just never bought a jersey crowd.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:09 am
by Clogs
kiwigreg369 wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:18 am Nice haka last week - may have got lost in the game outcome.

Left edge (as you looked at it) looked good.
A solid 8.5. Right up there with some of the better ones.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:20 am
by flaggETERNAL
The last time the Wallabies won at Eden Park I was 6 years old. Really puts things in perspective. I'll be happy if they can come within 7 points.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:30 am
by mr bungle
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:02 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:49 am
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm I’m starting to get nervous now

:(

Eden Park <gulp>
Ive just been reminded of the Eden pk record.. :( ...again as last week ill take a close loss although be pissed off if we lose be a margin of an unforced error which we had a lot of last week.
Getting the above or even a win would enforce Rennie has these guys are on the right track, a slaughter will just take us back to same ol same ol.
Interested to see if Rennie can make something of Hannigan, the back row seems more physically balanced this week, these guys have lead to team and dominate to win today.
I think the Wobs will win and probably do so relatively easily. Records count for bugger all when you’ve got a team affected by injury in key positions and the ABs are fielding a weak lock duo, along with a back row still trying to find its identity as a unit. The rush defense worked well last week and it’s my gloomy impression that the NZ hierarchy seem to have failed to learn how to deal with that for ...oh, centuries now. Mo’unga was put under serious pressure and go no protection or decent service from Smith, who never varies his game and is easily predicted. I reckon that’s where Rennie will have drilled your guys to shut us down.

We’ve enjoyed a long fat slice of winner’s cake for years. All things cycle through and it’s natural to expect a changing of the guard but I’m not looking forward to what I see as pretty much inevitable shifting of the balance in the rivalry. It’ll do the game the world of good in Aus if you do win though, along with healthy merchandise sales for all the followed em for years just never bought a jersey crowd.
They’re paying $5.30. Get on it.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:32 am
by flaggETERNAL
Is there a new community C19 case in NZ? Not sure where. If it's in Auckland could this see the game cancelled?

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:38 am
by guy smiley
flaggETERNAL wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:32 am Is there a new community C19 case in NZ? Not sure where. If it's in Auckland could this see the game cancelled?
There is and it is and it won’t :thumbup:

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:52 am
by flaggETERNAL
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:38 am
flaggETERNAL wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:32 am Is there a new community C19 case in NZ? Not sure where. If it's in Auckland could this see the game cancelled?
There is and it is and it won’t :thumbup:
I'll hold you to that. :x

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:59 am
by Olo
Ogre wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:01 am The EXCITE is building with proper nerves before a test, none of this we are gonna win by 50 feeling that had begun to creep in everytime we played the Wallabies.

WIth Drop Drop Reiko gone (hopefully the injury isnt to severe) thats 1 try we wont bomb, and one dodgy one we won't get (thanks Angus :D )

The only real unknown for the test now is which Haka gets performed, Ka Mate for an opponent who we think we will beat or Kapa O Pango for a "its on!" game we are not sure on. Im picking the later.
The only problem with that is that Ioane has serious gas, much more than Barret and probably more than Clarke I would think. He would have been good to have at the back end of the game for the ABs.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:14 am
by Salient
Enzedder wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:11 am Bathurst 1000 starts at 1pm

Just saying
So you would rather watch the running of the Bogans than the Blackness shaking off the cobwebs and steam rolling the Wobs :shock:

Okay you get a pass due to, well heralding from Hamilton.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:15 am
by flaggETERNAL
*hat in hand*

Would anyone have a streaming link for this please.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:17 am
by badmannotinjapan
I love the idea of having a bloke with serious wheels at 13. But he was next to useless last week. He's too classy to be left out when fit but he has some serious work ons.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:18 am
by obelixtim
guy smiley wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:02 am
grievous wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:49 am
shanky wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm I’m starting to get nervous now

:(

Eden Park <gulp>
Ive just been reminded of the Eden pk record.. :( ...again as last week ill take a close loss although be pissed off if we lose be a margin of an unforced error which we had a lot of last week.
Getting the above or even a win would enforce Rennie has these guys are on the right track, a slaughter will just take us back to same ol same ol.
Interested to see if Rennie can make something of Hannigan, the back row seems more physically balanced this week, these guys have lead to team and dominate to win today.
I think the Wobs will win and probably do so relatively easily. Records count for bugger all when you’ve got a team affected by injury in key positions and the ABs are fielding a weak lock duo, along with a back row still trying to find its identity as a unit. The rush defense worked well last week and it’s my gloomy impression that the NZ hierarchy seem to have failed to learn how to deal with that for ...oh, centuries now. Mo’unga was put under serious pressure and go no protection or decent service from Smith, who never varies his game and is easily predicted. I reckon that’s where Rennie will have drilled your guys to shut us down.

We’ve enjoyed a long fat slice of winner’s cake for years. All things cycle through and it’s natural to expect a changing of the guard but I’m not looking forward to what I see as pretty much inevitable shifting of the balance in the rivalry. It’ll do the game the world of good in Aus if you do win though, along with healthy merchandise sales for all the followed em for years just never bought a jersey crowd.
A Wobs win would not be a surprise. Rennie will have them motivated. Good luck to both teams.