@Magpie_in_aus said in Battle of the Bays: Steamers v Magpies:
They win the title, create a concert called bay dreams them behave like this....https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118568012/mass-brawl-at-bay-dreams-in-bay-of-plenty
I feel you should rescind the name.
mate, anyone will tell you there are no locals at the Mount this time of year. Probably just drunken flogs on holiday escaping from shitholes like Hastings and Taradale
@booboo said in Worst All Black RWC exits:
@canefan said in Worst All Black RWC exits:
@geebee said in Worst All Black RWC exits:
I have to rate 07 as worse than 99 based on the fact that in 99 the All Blacks just ran into a team that played like they were on roids in the 2nd half. They just had too much pace. Im quite happy to credit the French that day. It was like Nantes 86 but worse.lol
All of them are pretty bad,its like reliving going to the dentist.
Hold on a minute, it's not that bad!
Depends on the dentist
For those old enough to remember, the dental nurse brings back memories of childhood sadism.
@Chris-B said in World Rugby Player of the Year:
@NTA said in World Rugby Player of the Year:
@Chris-B go for it: Aussie Hugh Roach saved your arses in the semifinal after all
Ah - our Charity Australian.
We'll turn him into a good player for you - like Peter Playford and Pete Samu before him!
Just remember that Angus Ta'avao wasn't an AB until after his stint over here.
@chimoaus said in Hansen:
@Machpants said in Hansen:
Can't wait for next Bok game, 100th test and World No 1 ranking on the line! Brand new coaches, we'll have a fresh team and Boks will have a ton of changes too
My bet it will be in SA just to make it more interesting.
Hard to say, the RC has been Boks here first. But changes may well be coming - Japan etc
@canefan I almost did that for the semi. Just before jumping on the train I thought the completely circular stadium outline on google maps looked a bit weird so zoomed in to see it was the baseball ground! I needed the extra time to buy real tickets after getting fakes on viagogo so glad I didn’t end up there.
@Catogrande said in [Poll] Who would you prefer to win?:
@Tim said in [Poll] Who would you prefer to win?:
@booboo No, @Catogrande is having consolation sex with Katie Hopkins.
Which would explain my lack of posting yesterday, It took me ages to escape from her cellar.
She must watch too many movies
The playing too wide off the ruck and getting always hit behind the advantage line has already been covered in detail here,but it just seems to me the forwards weren't fully recovered from the previous week and weren't recovered mentally and physically for the onslaught. With the benefit of hindsight,the game was won by halftime against Ireland,perhaps even earlier subs in that game would of kept a bit of energy in the tank for the next bigger challenge. Some of our forwards aren't young bucks and gave a flat performance.
Eddie had us sussed.
@rotated said in Why this feels different...:
@pakman said in Why this feels different...:
The sad thing to contemplate is that the way money is influencing things a combination of NH getting its player base together and the increasing player drain is making staying near the top an incredible challenge.
It's ironic though, the drain is supposedly much worse now but the second gut punch in 2007 was realizing that McAlister, Hayman, Mauger, Howlett, Jack, Masoe, Kelleher etc had all played their last test (at least for a while); and over the next few months Collins and Evans firmed up as leaving too.
This time only Read from the starting side is off and it would be hard to argue Smith or SBW left too many test in the tank either.
One thing which really upset me about 2007 was that we were by far away the best team there.
In 91 and 99 Oz were tops. In 2003 England was no 1, just. Being at Ellis Park in 95 and seeing what it meant for the nation was the ONLY time I've ever watched the ABs and thought, 'It wouldn't be so bad if we lost this', and after all it was a draw by normal standards.
Saturday for me felt as though we played the final a week early. That said, no guarantee Poms will get up this week.
@mariner4life said in The Haka:
@Hooroo said in The Haka:
I'll go against the grain here. I like the two of them and the excitement of wondering which one will be whipped out.
are we still talking war dances?