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Ted. wrote:So really, how good was BB tonight?

I'm not just talking about the tries.
Much better. He and Jordie both played well, good steady controlled games in their respective spots with BB's obvious brilliance coming to the fore when it opened up but his basic game was really solid. There was one shovelled pass early by someone that led to a turnover but I can't remember whether it was BB or someone else in the line that delivered it.

He was really good. If they're going to have both out there then I'd rather see Jordie taking more of the kicks.
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shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
shanky wrote:
Southlander humour, no doubt
Who's your money on Shanky? Manly pony boy or the Zimbo SJW?

‘Pony boy’?

:lol:
Who's odds on to be the ultimate Wallaby loser of all time?

I think Hopper deserves it.
Why does he deserve it?

Does he remind you of Woppa or something?
He's no Ken Stewart.
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Waka Nathan wrote:
shanky wrote:
Waka Nathan wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:It's f**king rugby.
If you have anymore stunning insights like this, please share them.
I’ve got an insight..

You’re a fvcking twat
Poor old Skanky. Still flailing about.

Hardly flailing. ;)

Bang on target, I’d say...
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BB's last conversion attempt was pretty ugly and the cross kick that didn't work could have been costly. That said, the cross kick was on and we were winning comfortably. Pretty damn good performance really, his confidence needs it too.
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Hooper being humble in the post-match press conference
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mr bungle wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
Golf was challenging but entertaining. Had a brief chat to the ex-PR poster dhroadie in the clubhouse.
How did you both make the connection?
We have met a few times before & I tweeted about it on Wednesday, and we follow each other, so he replied.

Then we happened to be both visiting the changing rooms at the same time.



That sounds dodgy, doesn't it.
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chieka on the other hand.............lol
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
Golf was challenging but entertaining. Had a brief chat to the ex-PR poster dhroadie in the clubhouse.
How did you both make the connection?
We have met a few times before & I tweeted about it on Wednesday, and we follow each other, so he replied.

Then we happened to be both visiting the changing rooms at the same time.



That sounds dodgy, doesn't it.
No. Nooooo. Not at all.
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mr bungle wrote:
He's no Ken Stewart.
:thumbup:

Looked him up by the way. 55 games for NZ but only 13 tests?

Times have changed
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Whats happened to dhroadie? Why doesnt he post anymore?
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MungoMan wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
Golf was challenging but entertaining. Had a brief chat to the ex-PR poster dhroadie in the clubhouse.
How did you both make the connection?
We have met a few times before & I tweeted about it on Wednesday, and we follow each other, so he replied.

Then we happened to be both visiting the changing rooms at the same time.



That sounds dodgy, doesn't it.
No. Nooooo. Not at all.
:lol:
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Who?

I vaguely remember the name
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Farva wrote:
decado wrote:
shanky wrote:
decado wrote:
shanky wrote:Very gracious by Hoops there

Manly is the rugby heartland.

#trueguardians
If Manly is spelt R-A-N-D-W-I-C-K, sure.
It’s not the 80s mate

A club populated by pasty backpackers and Kiwi dolebludgers isn’t heatland


:x
My brother played for the club in the lower grades in late 80s/early 90s and to this day still adores them.
Was he a dolebludger or a pasty backpacker?
He worked everyday there since he moved in 1986 until he retired this year. His kids have that annoying Aussie twang but, hey, they're family. What can you do? :P
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Farva wrote:Whats happened to dhroadie?
He got gloryholed in a Wellington changing room last I heard.
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lol chieka rips a journalist... haha..no debate going on my mind and you are not a coach..ahha ..
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shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
He's no Ken Stewart.
:thumbup:

Looked him up by the way. 55 games for NZ but only 13 tests?

Times have changed
Hooper is still a better player. Just teasing. Quality like Hooper and Pocock don't deserve such win/lose records. Giteau does, he was a bondfide flake for the majority of his test career.
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mr bungle wrote:
Farva wrote:Whats happened to dhroadie?
He got gloryholed in a Wellington changing room last I heard.
That's not fair.






He just said he'd had a mouthful-....




I mean, a gutsful of this place.


Honestly, don't know why he moved on. Probably got sick of the circular arguments, if I was to hazard a guess.
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Is there some reason why Arnold isn't in the Wallabies? He seemed to be in great form at the end of the Super season.
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shanky wrote:@decado

:lol:

Tell him also that Randwick are reduced to poaching Aussie Schoolboys (from other districts) into their colts because their juniors all go to league

That should get him going

:thumbup:
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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mr bungle wrote:
shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
He's no Ken Stewart.
:thumbup:

Looked him up by the way. 55 games for NZ but only 13 tests?

Times have changed
Hooper is still a better player. Just teasing. Quality like Hooper and Pocock don't deserve such win/lose records. Giteau does, he was a bondfide flake for the majority of his test career.

No worries bro :thumbup:

Still interested in that old skool thing about ‘internationals’ versus Tests

Many more mid-week games in those days I guess
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Good win for the ABs but reall6 wanted the Wallabies to keep this annual contest interesting. So disappointing.

All Black backrow made 44 tackles tonight and missed 5 vs the Wobblies backrow of 29 tackles and 4 misses. Wallabies with a 65 tackle rate. Rubbish.

Hooper is now a passaenger in the Wallabies. Did fark all tonight and is a shit captain. Is there a tall broad backrower in OZ to replace him?
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Marshall Banana wrote:
JPNZ wrote:Gee Ben Smith had a good game. Looked for work and was electric when he touched the ball even when not playing in his preferred position
Bender is always good really.

Back 3 was very good overall. Naholo excellent again - plays his best rugby in Black on the left. Jordie with his best game in months upon months... Kept it simple - was decisive. It still pisses me off that BB takes the shots at goals, tho! Even more so when Jordie, and D-Mac, are on the field, and BB is lining up that sideline conversion...

BB was obviously unreal - but he shouldn't be first choice goal-kicker when his bro starts next to him.
It makes sense that Naholo plays his best rugby in the 11 - it's the "attacking" winger spot and there is no doubt he is an attacking winger. Most players being right-handed, passing to the left is their strong point. Which means going through the grades most successful attacking plays happen spreading the ball to the left, so players also get slightly better at running lines to the left. Where as 14 is the "defensive" winger, as they have to cope with the better attacks and cover opposition kicks (most opposition kickers being right footed, means kicking to that side of the field is also more natural).

Which is why it's a great luxury having Ben Smith at 14 and Naholo at 11 when Reiko is out. And also why Naholo is destined to spend most of his career in and out of the team, particularly if the All Blacks get another "nailed on" right winger. If NMS hadn't gotten injured and lost all form, Naholo would be pretty much destined to be Reiko's understudy - as we don't have a locked in right wing, he's getting a lot more chances.

With MacKenzie and Jordie in the squad, I'd like to see Ben Smith moved permanently to right wing. Even though he is our best fullback, the side itself is better with him there, as he is the closest we have to a world class right winger.
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Yeah, very pleased with Jordie’s conservative approach tonight. Looked far more like a legitimate international.

Run down by Foley, though? Definitely lacks his brother’s pace. Scott, that is
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naki wrote:Yeah, very pleased with Jordie’s conservative approach tonight. Looked far more like a legitimate international.

Run down by Foley, though? Definitely lacks his brother’s pace. Scott, that is
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shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
He's no Ken Stewart.
:thumbup:

Looked him up by the way. 55 games for NZ but only 13 tests?

Times have changed
Hooper is still a better player. Just teasing. Quality like Hooper and Pocock don't deserve such win/lose records. Giteau does, he was a bondfide flake for the majority of his test career.

No worries bro :thumbup:

Still interested in that old skool thing about ‘internationals’ versus Tests

Many more mid-week games in those days I guess
A product of proper tours. As you said, many more mid-week games.

Old RL player records show the same, w/- certain players having a two to one international to test ratio.
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shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
shanky wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
He's no Ken Stewart.
:thumbup:

Looked him up by the way. 55 games for NZ but only 13 tests?

Times have changed
Hooper is still a better player. Just teasing. Quality like Hooper and Pocock don't deserve such win/lose records. Giteau does, he was a bondfide flake for the majority of his test career.

No worries bro :thumbup:

Still interested in that old skool thing about ‘internationals’ versus Tests

Many more mid-week games in those days I guess
Lots of tours, midweek games and even a game for Refry in Ebbw Vale
1972
21 Oct vs New York Metropolitan at New York 41-9 (-)

8 Nov vs Cambridge University at Cambridge 34-3

11 Nov vs London Counties at London 24-3

18 Nov vs Ulster at Belfast 19-6

28 Nov vs Gwent at Ebbw Vale 16-7

6 Dec vs Midland Counties (West) at Moseley 8-16

12 Dec vs Glasgow and Edinburgh at Glasgow 16-10

20 Dec vs Southern Counties at Oxford 23-6

1973
2 Jan vs South-Western Counties at Redruth 30-7

13 Jan vs Midland Counties (East) at Leicester 43-12

24 Jan vs Neath and Aberavon at Neath 43-3

3 Feb vs France B at Lyon 23-8

1 Aug vs New Zealand Juniors at Dunedin 10-14

4 Aug vs NZRFU Presidents XV at Wellington 28-35

8 Aug vs New Zealand Maori at Rotorua 18-8

11 Aug vs NZRFU Invitation XV at Auckland 22-10

15 Sep vs England at Auckland 10-16

1974
1 May vs South Australia at Adelaide 117-6

8 May vs Victoria at Melbourne 41-3

15 May vs N.S.W. Country at Dubbo 27-4

18 May vs N.S.W. at Sydney 20-0

21 May vs A.C.T. at Queanbeyan 49-0

25 May vs Australia at Sydney 11-6

1 Jun vs Australia at Brisbane 16-16

8 Jun vs Australia at Sydney 16-6

9 Nov vs Munster at Limerick 14-4

16 Nov vs Ulster at Belfast 30-15

23 Nov vs Ireland at Dublin 15-6

30 Nov vs Barbarians at London 13-13

1975
14 Jun vs Scotland at Auckland 24-0

1976
5 Jun vs Ireland at Wellington 11-3

3 Jul vs Eastern Province at Port Elizabeth 28-15

7 Jul vs South African Proteas at Cape Town 25-3

14 Jul vs Boland Invitation XV at Wellington 42-6

17 Jul vs Western Province at Cape Town 11-12

24 Jul vs South Africa at Durban 7-16

4 Aug vs South African Universities at Pretoria 21-9

21 Aug vs Northern Transvaal at Pretoria 27-29

28 Aug vs Natal at Durban 42-13

4 Sep vs South Africa at Cape Town 10-15

6 Sep vs North-West Cape Invitation XV at Uppington 34-17 (+)

11 Sep vs Orange Free State at Bloemfontein 10-15

1979
8 Sep vs Argentina at Dunedin 18-9

15 Sep vs Argentina at Wellington 15-6

24 Oct vs London Division at London 21-18 (+)

27 Oct vs South of Scotland at Hawick 19-3

31 Oct vs Edinburgh at Edinburgh 16-4

3 Nov vs Midland Division at Leicester 33-7 (-)

10 Nov vs Scotland at Edinburgh 20-6

14 Nov vs Anglo-Scots at Dundee 18-9

17 Nov vs Northern Division at Otley 9-21

20 Nov vs South and South-West Counties at Exeter 16-0

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1981
15 Aug vs South Africa at Christchurch 14-9

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:thumbup:

The old days was better
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JPNZ wrote:Gee Ben Smith had a good game. Looked for work and was electric when he touched the ball even when not playing in his preferred position
He was the best in traffic that I saw, fer shure.
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usermame wrote:
JPNZ wrote:Gee Ben Smith had a good game. Looked for work and was electric when he touched the ball even when not playing in his preferred position
He was the best in traffic that I saw, fer shure.
He's got an uncanny ability to spin and accelerate at the same time. He just cuts through congestion like a knife through butter. Can't really think of a rugby player as good at it as he is.
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BB is a national treasure.


Anyone of you plum who mentions Richie Mounga's name in the same breath should immediately stop watching rugby and take up sewing as a hobby.
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maxbox wrote:
Kiwias wrote:Who is the plum TMO?
Blatant forward pass

Gummmmmon
I know
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Tehui wrote:
Olo wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
Tehui wrote:Referees are trying their best to make the game competitive.

:lol:
They're really not. It was only slightly but very clearly forwards. Have some grace in clear victory ffs.
This. It is the easiest team in world sport to follow and they are clearly a cut above, but the absolute venom and lack of grace in some comments here is a worry.
I wasn't take a shot at the Wallabies. I was expressing a gripe about the TMO rulings against the ABs in the game. I thought they were all 50 / 50 calls, but they all went the other way. Never mind.
I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
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EverReady wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Seneca of the Night wrote:
EverReady wrote:I think the most annoying thing about this AB dominance is they are doing it while the country is going full crusty hippie and has women politicians cycling around having babies in the garden and living on quinoa.A country should be punished for that.
For all that I shake my head at the folly and naivety of our silly politics, there has been a very odd circle squared. Men in NZ are still encouraged to be out in the outdoors doing men stuff. The country is not really very hipsterish. Even the coffee and craft beer is done with a certain earthiness that is not too urban. It's been a nifty trick that I don't think the Americans, Australians or the Irish have pulled off.
We're too alternative and quirky to be hipsters.
Get to fück. A politician cycling to hospital to have her baby has squared the crusty circle. There is literally no way any of you are getting your hole
You do know how babies are made, right?
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Olo wrote:
Tehui wrote:
Olo wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
Tehui wrote:Referees are trying their best to make the game competitive.

:lol:
They're really not. It was only slightly but very clearly forwards. Have some grace in clear victory ffs.
This. It is the easiest team in world sport to follow and they are clearly a cut above, but the absolute venom and lack of grace in some comments here is a worry.
I wasn't take a shot at the Wallabies. I was expressing a gripe about the TMO rulings against the ABs in the game. I thought they were all 50 / 50 calls, but they all went the other way. Never mind.
I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
Absolute venom, i think you said.

Sure, some are graceless. It's not confined to one country though. There are, for instance, some Australian posters who like to get a bit ugle over the odd sporting contest.

But absolute venom.
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Olo wrote: I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
It's a two-way street. The constant bitching and crying about unfavourable referee decisions, "foul play" and conspiracies to advance the All Blacks cause, doesn't engender your supporters (or the neutrals) to anyone on this side of the fence either. And it certainly doesn't show "grace".

And adding "but NZ just too good again" after said bitching, doesn't suddenly make it gracious, as seems to be the common misconception.

You don't get a pass card for being a bunch of graceless, whiney little bitches, just because you lose. :thumbup:
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Ted. wrote:
JPNZ wrote:Gee Ben Smith had a good game. Looked for work and was electric when he touched the ball even when not playing in his preferred position
Best 14vabd 15 we have, but gee wasn't he fantastic tonight.
He should be called Snakey, cause he has inherited (always had) Snakey I's knack of squirming through and out of tackles.
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Demilich wrote:
Olo wrote: I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
It's a two-way street. The constant bitching and crying about unfavourable referee decisions, "foul play" and conspiracies to advance the All Blacks cause, doesn't engender your supporters (or the neutrals) to anyone on this side of the fence either. And it certainly doesn't show "grace".

And adding "but NZ just too good again" after said bitching, doesn't suddenly make it gracious, as seems to be the common misconception.

You don't get a pass card for being a bunch of graceless, whiney little bitches, just because you lose. :thumbup:
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A another outstanding performance by the NZ yet again. The Ozzies tried hard and made the game a real contest on the field, but alas not the scoreboard.

Ben from Accounts was on the money (see what I did there?) as was Retallick. Good to see.
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Olo wrote:
Tehui wrote:
Olo wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:
Tehui wrote:Referees are trying their best to make the game competitive.

:lol:
They're really not. It was only slightly but very clearly forwards. Have some grace in clear victory ffs.
This. It is the easiest team in world sport to follow and they are clearly a cut above, but the absolute venom and lack of grace in some comments here is a worry.
I wasn't take a shot at the Wallabies. I was expressing a gripe about the TMO rulings against the ABs in the game. I thought they were all 50 / 50 calls, but they all went the other way. Never mind.
I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
The Qantas’ tried harder this week :thumbup:
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Demilich wrote:
Olo wrote: I wasn’t taking a shot at you either Tehui but just agreeing with Ika that there is a lack of grace with some of the NZ faithful here, but once again not you.
NZ just too good again. Wallaby structures and players not up to it. It may prove different against the Boks and Pumas. Maybe not.
Another good win for the AIGs.
It's a two-way street. The constant bitching and crying about unfavourable referee decisions, "foul play" and conspiracies to advance the All Blacks cause, doesn't engender your supporters (or the neutrals) to anyone on this side of the fence either. And it certainly doesn't show "grace".

And adding "but NZ just too good again" after said bitching, doesn't suddenly make it gracious, as seems to be the common misconception.

You don't get a pass card for being a bunch of graceless, whiney little bitches, just because you lose. :thumbup:
Go fudge yourself. The neck roll was a neck roll. There are no two ways about it. That’s the only ref non decision I mentioned.
The self gratification by the NZ commentators and some on here is tedious. We know they are good, but it’s them out there and not the lounge chair bandits who are putting crap on the Oz players. It’s a f**king game. We put out our best and you do the same. Someone wins then they shake hands and have a beer with the winners showing humility and both displaying grace. That’s how it used to be when I played.
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