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puku wrote:
alliswell wrote:
puku wrote:When Maro came up from the U20 team, many English fans thought he was the dog's nuts. I didn't see it. Sure he was athletic but was inconsistent and seemed to enjoy getting in the face of the opposition at the expense of playing, hence the well earned emoji moniker. He seems to have put that away and his performance in the semi was extraordinary. One game yada, yada, but his game today was no fluke. Time will tell if he can consistently bring it.
He's been top notch for ages. And he's only 24. If you didn't see it then you're a fairly crap judge of talent.
That's cold bro. I didn't say he didn't have the talent (athleticism), and the fact that he is 24 is irrelevant to my point. It is a matter of opinion, but I've watched him play in the 6Ns and the last Lions tour and he didn't stand out consistently for me. Today he did against arguably opponent locks who where considered top 5.

Side note...are you really in Chippewa county?
He was starting for the Lions at the age of 22. He was always going to have a huge career ahead of him.

I am not and I don't rightly remember why I said I was
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Bloody love Maro - just an absolute nuisance, involved in everything.

Reminds me of O'Connell in that way, though better athlete probably.
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Future PM.
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henry wrote:Future PM.
With our declining world influence may as well have a PM who can physically dominate all the other leaders.

I'd like to see Macron try one of his firm handshakes.
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naki wrote:Incredible performance. He was everywhere. Genuinely one of the great WC forward displays
Probably best ever TBF
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His should certainly be the first black face on a banknote.
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I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
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De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
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Masterji wrote:
Openside wrote:Cool your jets there is a game to win next weekend...
You really think England will lose to terrible Welsh team or Bok team that has no creativity.
Hey Masterji.
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ovalball wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
croyals wrote:The sound you can hear on the wind is AC screaming the N word.


Utterly superb effort

Well, now that Maro has stopped screaming, the rest of us can hear ourselves think.

Don't think I'll ever lose that first impression of him.

I thought you NZs liked a bit of screaming and clapping - is it that he doeasn't poke his tongue out far enough.
Hoho. There it is. The braying.
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xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
Give me a reason not to report this you idiot.
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Does he have a crazier stare than Kieran Reid?
The eyes have it.
Outstandingly best player on the pitch.
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De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Come on... it was no ‘Phil Pugh vs the All Blacks at the Gnoll’.
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xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
:roll:
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jdogscoop wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
Give me a reason not to report this you idiot.
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xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
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seriously ffs
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xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
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Hong Kong wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
Harsh. At his age that could be a life sentence.
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SecretAgentMan wrote:
Hong Kong wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
Harsh. At his age that could be a life sentence.
Morning SAM

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Evening, Anon. Who's your favoured road kill for next weekend?
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Hong Kong wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
:thumbup:
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Hong Kong wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
:thumbup:
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SecretAgentMan wrote:Evening, Anon. Who's your favoured road kill for next weekend?
An all British final with Wales would be huge but if we played and managed to beat the saffas that would be the SANZAR trifecta and all three previous other world cup winners beaten in the same tournament. Something that has never been done.
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Anonymous. wrote:
SecretAgentMan wrote:Evening, Anon. Who's your favoured road kill for next weekend?
An all British final with Wales would be huge but if we played and managed to beat the saffas that would be the SANZAR trifecta and all three previous other world cup winners beaten in the same tournament. Something that has never been done.
That'd be some achievement all right.
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c69 wrote:
Hong Kong wrote:
xhooker wrote:
De Damp Slaphead wrote:I been watcing rugby for over 50 years and this has been the best performance I can remember from a forward, Jean-Pierre Rives and Delme Thomas included. Not to mention that cnut Pinetree or McBride
Agree and I've watching for nearly 70 years

The AB's cold not deal "with the n.... in the wood pile"
unacceptable Take two weeks off
:thumbup:
HK th’ Cruel but Fair
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mr bungle wrote:
bimboman wrote:
puku wrote:When Maro came up from the U20 team, many English fans thought he was the dog's nuts. I didn't see it. Sure he was athletic but was inconsistent and seemed to enjoy getting in the face of the opposition at the expense of playing, hence the well earned emoji moniker. He seems to have put that away and his performance in the semi was extraordinary. One game yada, yada, but his game today was no fluke. Time will tell if he can consistently bring it.

He’s been consistently bringing it for a while.
:nod:

Other than Curry and Underhill being hugely influential as well, Lawes was excellent. I thought he had a really good Lions series, but didn’t get utilised in the tests enough.
Unfortunately the captain was an empty shirt
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Lawes was also excellent, maybe a double knighthood needed. The guy on the other thread may have to make 2 lots of breakfast.
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Masterji wrote:Lawes was also excellent, maybe a double knighthood needed. The guy on the other thread may have to make 2 lots of breakfast.
Let's not pretend he'll be any different if/when Manu Tuilagi turns up as well. He might as well book a few tables at the cafe at this rate.
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