I think I'll miss the live one anyway as I only arrive around kickoff time. May look for either somewhere close to Centraal to see the end of the game or somewhere that may show replay
Posts made by Crucial
RE: Watching Rugby in ...
Trying to find somewhere in Amsterdam to watch on Saturday if anyone has any suggestions. Sky App insists on Location services being on so VPNs are no use. Could try a replay later if I can get the firestick running on the hotel tv (depends on wifi setup) but not always a reliable method.
ABs website has no broadcaster listed for Netherlands.
BTW: I don't know if this is kept up to date but this website could help others.
RE: Bledisloe II
At least Ngani hasn't resorted to wearing mascara. We used to have fun calling him Ma'ascara.
Which was a bit silly as he didn’t wear mascara.
I don’t feel silly calling him that but I clearly lack your extensive knowledge of makeup and where it’s applied . What’s your preferred pronoun?
I admit that 'Eyeliner Nonu' doesn't work as well as it doesn't offer the same play on words but still, he didn't wear mascara so is was just made up.
PS: if those deleted posts were clever insults in my direction feel free to PM them too me. I'm not sensitive. If they weren't, then, as you were.
RE: Bledisloe I
Compare that 'back play' with some of the plays the Wallabies did in 2015. I reckon after the 2015 RWC I haven't seen too many succesful plays from the WB's, of course there is no Giteau, but I also think that Quade Cooper had his hand on some of those 2015 plays(yeah yeah he's a cunt and all that but he knew how to plan and execute a set piece move).
This is from TRC 2015 against the boks, don't hace time to find more but I remember they scored some beauties that year.
Both of the first two Wallaby tries there were using that same move as discussed in the article above but with the inside runner hitting the ball. Both times they only just got to the tryline in a covering tackle from the Bok 7.
Executing the late wrap from the blindside runner needs a bit more precision but can result in a break that a flanker will not able to get to.
Not so much better plays from the 2015 team but better execution from better players.
RE: Stupid shit you see on the internet
"For the purposes of this guide, we’ll refer to the vagina as the “front hole” instead of solely using the medical term “vagina.” This is gender-inclusive language that’s considerate of the fact that some trans people don’t identify with the labels the medical community attaches to their genitals."
Dare we ask how you found that site? Your google history must be interesting.
RE: Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc
@crucial are those directives up to TRC though, that is for M10 cup.
I don't know. I just thought maybe the discussions have altered the way the elite refs are working without being made official yet.
Certainly I would have expected a YC from Peyper usually and was nicely surprised when he looked at the context.
RE: Bledisloe I
Why all the angst about fees for performing something? The anthem singers get paid. The band playing the anthem gets paid.
Surely it is up to the ARU if they want to add this cultural aspect and they enter that decision knowing the cost. I don't get how that makes it any more or less worthwhile.
We have a similar situation with Koha in NZ and when using cultural groups abroad. It may seem at odds to our own traditional concepts around value and money but that doesn't, in itself, make it right or wrong. It is just a situation that has to be worked through so the balance of the act is suitable for all parties. Assuming it is about money grabbing is a one sided view IMO.
I also find it all comes across as awkward but again, that is judging it based on my 'norms'. Oratory is different in different cultures and when you think of it, what has become accepted and normal in NZ around Maori aspects would also probably sound very strange if spoken in English. Repititon of words and 'clunky' phrasing that doesn't sound so awkward simply because it is in another language.
The whole point is wasting good money on something that the vast majority of people consider to be something of a farce. Considering their financial woes, the ARU should be county pennies rather than throwing away cash on nonsense like this. Why would that not be something to gripe about?
Fine argument if you also pull it out when they have some has-been singing Waltzing Matilda. Or providing free yellow flags to fans or hotel rooms to ARU free loaders etc etc
Many would also consider that paying the beady eyed captain $6M is a farce as well.
Being selective in what you term 'nonsense' is what is being questioned.
It's their money and they can choose how they spend it, then answer to those that put them in the position to do so.
RE: Bledisloe II
Gowden didn't pull any punches "Cheika must pay the price for a team whose appalling skill level makes a mockery of the professional footballer tag, and arrogant, holier-than-thou attitude does not warrant any respect from those sick and tired of a pedestrian outfit who constantly makes fools of themselves in the big games."
Just caught up with that article and even though it is written in a slightly sensationalist manner Growden makes some good points. Cheika's style isn't working. The players say they all buy in but to me they come across as puppets of the coach.
See how on the weekend, straight after the game Cheika was waffling on about letting things get to them when decisions didn't go their way. Personally, I couldn't see that. I didn't see any heads hanging or noticeably frustrated players but I'll give him the benefit of knowing the players better than I do.
What I did notice though was players talking to media a day later quoting this back as one of the issues but saying it came out as a player run hard look at what happened. Hmm looks to me like they were led by the nose to those conclusions. Not to mention that their coach is the worst in test rugby at visibly showing that decisions against him frustrate him. If he wants calmer heads on the field he needs to look in the mirror at the example he sets.
I don't think they really have the rugby brains in that team to self analyse but the coach then gets shown up as a fail because it is all on his shoulders.
I have no idea whether here are better options in the wings. I haven't seen any evidence of Larkham being what is needed but maybe he just needs the opportunity. If you had to pick from the current Super Rugby coaches you'd probably consider Wessels who at least manages to get some silk purses from sows ears occasionally