2019 Rugby Championship





  • haha that's exactly it. Even pro rugby players call in sick after a bender #justoneoftheboys


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    @Smudge

    I'd think being found guilty of wife ashing in a court would be TERRIBLE

    Missing out on a pro contract paying better coin wold be TERRIBLE

    Having the incidence reported ad nausiem would be TERRIBLE

    I'm no fan of reactionaries and puritans

    He committed a crime and was dealt with at the time

    As far as I'm concerned he is forgiven and life goes on



  • @Jaguares4real said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Smudge

    I'd think being found guilty of wife ashing in a court would be TERRIBLE

    Missing out on a pro contract paying better coin wold be TERRIBLE

    Having the incidence reported ad nausiem would be TERRIBLE

    I'm no fan of reactionaries and puritans

    He committed a crime and was dealt with at the time

    As far as I'm concerned he is forgiven and life goes on

    All these big spaces and capitals make me think I'm reading stories from my sons from school.

    Oh and if you smack a woman round most people tend to think you're a bit of a fluffybunny too, he needs to wear that.


  • Banned

    @MN5 said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Jaguares4real said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Smudge

    I'd think being found guilty of wife ashing in a court would be TERRIBLE

    Missing out on a pro contract paying better coin wold be TERRIBLE

    Having the incidence reported ad nausiem would be TERRIBLE

    I'm no fan of reactionaries and puritans

    He committed a crime and was dealt with at the time

    As far as I'm concerned he is forgiven and life goes on

    All these big spaces and capitals make me think I'm reading stories from my sons from school.

    Oh and if you smack a woman round most people tend to think you're a bit of a fluffybunny too, he needs to wear that.

    Your 1st sentence: 😴 😴

    Your 2nd sentence is your POV You're entitled to it

    I'd thought folks would be a little more open minded and less judgemental The whole saint complex is a little tedious

    I'll let the pearl clutchers & professionally offended bitch and moan

    Reece is a rugby player & a very good one atm anything else is meaningless frankly

    But hey MN5 you can go and preach to the TSF masses about your flawless character πŸ˜‡ πŸ™ πŸ™



  • https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/07/04/how-to-target-the-all-blacks-part-3-the-20-metre-blind/

    Last year the teams seemed to use this quite a bit. Reckon Boks, Wallabies and Pumas will be focusing on this still? With a lil added deception.



  • @Nepia said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    If Thorn was charged for DV which forced him to stay in NZ then yes it would be similar. But it’s not. Thorn was committed to NZ rugby when he played rugby.

    You can have an issue with the DV charge but that is another kettle of fish entirely.

    Thorn left both the code and played rep footy for Australia in the midst of his AB career. Reece was going to play so pro code in Ireland. He likely would have been guided through their poaching pathway and played in emerald in four years - but he may also have returned back to the south pacific homesick after 6 months.

    That said, given your username I am going to have to concede the point that you probably have a better knowledge on all things disloyalty to NZ and the game of rugby union.



  • @rotated said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Nepia said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    If Thorn was charged for DV which forced him to stay in NZ then yes it would be similar. But it’s not. Thorn was committed to NZ rugby when he played rugby.

    You can have an issue with the DV charge but that is another kettle of fish entirely.

    Thorn left both the code and played rep footy for Australia in the midst of his AB career. Reece was going to play so pro code in Ireland. He likely would have been guided through their poaching pathway and played in emerald in four years - but he may also have returned back to the south pacific homesick after 6 months.

    That said, given your username I am going to have to concede the point that you probably have a better knowledge on all things disloyalty to NZ and the game of rugby union.

    Now you've just gone straight away weird.



  • More a broad statement than a specific understanding of the intimate details of his case (or if he should be picked for the ABs), but people deserve a second chance to atone for relatively minor crimes. Which is why the diversion system exists. If it there is recidivism then there is a deeper issue but if we believe in rehabilitation then we have to allow someone in a situation like Reece to make amends and improve himself.



  • Willi Heinz in the England wider training squad for the RWC !



  • @cgrant And Brad Shields and Ben Teo'o too.

    Good to see Eddie and Cueball keep up the Kiwi Pom quota even with Dylan Hartley out. The England Rugby squad wouldn't be the England Rugby squad without lots of Kiwi Poms.



  • @sparky bit out there to be calling Piers Francis a kiwi...



  • Have heard that SBW re injured the same knee at training yesterday and is out of the first test..Got a lot of time for the guy..but is this now becoming a risk ..?,seems a bridge to far to me.



  • So Laumape-ALB in BA.

    We'll get to see ALB-Goodhue eventually.



  • @Steven-Harris said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    Have heard that SBW re injured the same knee at training yesterday and is out of the first test..Got a lot of time for the guy..but is this now becoming a risk ..?,seems a bridge to far to me.

    I expect if SBW makes the RWC squad Laumape or whoever misses out will be taking a month long holiday in Japan some time in September/October...



  • @Jaguares4real said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Smudge

    I'd think being found guilty of wife ashing in a court would be TERRIBLE

    Missing out on a pro contract paying better coin wold be TERRIBLE

    Having the incidence reported ad nausiem would be TERRIBLE

    I'm no fan of reactionaries and puritans

    He committed a crime and was dealt with at the time

    As far as I'm concerned he is forgiven and life goes on

    That's great. You keep focusing on the poor perpetrator of the crime. Woe is him, indeed.



  • I'm not super comfortable with Reece being selected either, but I'm also not comfortable with ending someone's career over one incident that didn't result in a conviction.

    We have courts for that, social media mobs are not how we want to apply justice.

    If he does it again all bets are off though. He should have his contract ripped up.



  • @Kirwan said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    I'm not super comfortable with Reece being selected either, but I'm also not comfortable with ending someone's career over one incident that didn't result in a conviction.

    We have courts for that, social media mobs are not how we want to apply justice.

    If he does it again all bets are off though. He should have his contract ripped up.

    That's a fair summary. I'm just a bit tired of all the sympathy for Reece in this situation.



  • @Smudge yeah, I felt the same when it was Sivivatu that this was being discussed about. Pretty easy decision to make not to bash your partner.


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    @Smudge said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    @Kirwan said in 2019 Rugby Championship:

    I'm not super comfortable with Reece being selected either, but I'm also not comfortable with ending someone's career over one incident that didn't result in a conviction.

    We have courts for that, social media mobs are not how we want to apply justice.

    If he does it again all bets are off though. He should have his contract ripped up.

    That's a fair summary. I'm just a bit tired of all the sympathy for Reece in this situation.

    I don;t think many folks feel sorry for Reece

    He;s paid a high price for his actions already

    We have a Criminal Justice System and that;s good enough for me

    Not interested in knee jerkers & pearl clutchers

    Sivivatu and Savea were great All Black Wingers

    TBH I don't give a fuck about the fact they both bashed their wives

    Savea is still with his lady as is Reece Both were dealt with in courts

    That's good enough for me


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