In that order, been great for the Canes tonight.
Laumape makes the odd silly decision but fark me he has some upside. Can be brutal.
@no-quarter I thought the Canes forwards were on top in that first half. Really upped their aggression in the tackle.
I didn’t think they would be able to keep it up but they have done well.
Lousi would be a fantastic rugby player if he didn’t run so upright.
I'm pretty pissed but I remember a stat in the first 40 that had the Chiefs 70-30 ahead in territory and possesion. Weber stinking up the joint certainly kept us in it at that point.
But fair call, the Canes forwards have punched above their weight against a pack that includes two of the worlds best. They can be very proud.
Neither of these teams are good enough to go all the way though. Saders are a class above this year.
@Siam hah, yeah, I thought that was just my screen playing up. I get that as well, I sometimes try to edit a post but it hits delete instead. Have to reload everything to get it to 'touch' where I am actually touching, not just above or below.
Edit - Have a Note 3 and use Chrome.
Does anybody else get the issue on mobile where when they reply to a thread they don't get the 'Submit' button? Then have to refresh a couple of times to get it to reappear.
NB: My phone is, in IT terms, EOL/EOS and doesn't get any OS updates anymore etc, so not sure this is worth looking into if others don't see it.
Something that has been grating my wife lately is the way so many people have been sharing stupid shit on social media stating the French soccer team is mostly African, and so are just another African team, and that Africa gave France a WC victory.
For her there would be nothing more insulting than thousands of people saying she is not a "true Kiwi" because of the colour of her skin. Yeah, she's proud of her heritage/ancestory but she is first and foremost a Kiwi and she would want any success she has related back to NZ, not another country she barely remembers.
I can see her point, I'd be pretty annoyed if all anyone could talk about was my British heritage should I have success in a public facing field. But it wouldn't happen to me, because I'm white.
I also think this unhealthy obsession on the racial make up of the team just plays into the racists hands.
And seriously, can a country not just come together and celebrate sporting success without self righteous arseholes trying to score political points?
Further to this:
Of course Noah has since doubled down on his comments, mocking the writer of the letter and again playing up the importance of the players race. He's reaching never seen before levels of smugness these days.