Good to see NZ getting a better contest from the Argies than from Fiji.
Despite the points margin, I think the Argies played reasonably well. They lost it in the 2nd half.
For NZ, I think the stand-outs wer Bell in the forwards and Godfrey in the backs.
Most players played well, but I'd prefer changes to the backrow. Lakai and Sititi should start. Midfield, I'd like to see how Rova & Te Hiwi go (Higgins to the bench).
I'd love to see Godfrey at 10 (can Cashmore play fullback?), but today's 10 - 15 combo did work, so they could keep it. Miller definitely not a starter.
Back to Moli and Siale Lauaki as starters. Maybe combining Holland and Beehre at lock.
The physicality shown by our pack is reassuring, but it's a pity we can't test it against more teams. It will be good to have the World Cup back next year.
In the gulf the US aircrew still used uppers pre flight and downers to sleep. We got given sleeping pills to help with our disrupted sleep patterns on ops, I just pocketed mine and used them to crash on long flights between UK and NZ - win!
Bit of a bitch move by Durant after they stood by him during his rehab. That's the danger of putting your trust in a superstar mercenary. Sean should have stuck to building in the draft
nah every GM in the league makes that play if it's available.
It's gone very wrong (unless they get a good return) but a few very specific things had to happen for it to blow up.
And, lets not forget, they were a KD toe from knocking the Bucks out last year.
Of course hindsight is a wonderful thing. And no one will blame Marks for making that deal. We'll see what the market is like for Irving now. LBJ might be the only guy who can keep him straight. KD certainly couldn't
i keep reading about Kyrie to the Lakers, how the fuck do they even make that happen?
They have nothing valuable to trade. Unless the Nets want Westbrick....
@Kiwiwomble Thanks mate, I appreciate the concern, we both watched the rugby together and it was a real highlight seeing her get excited by the boys performance 🙂 It's a bit like groundhog day to be honest, good days with bad and just focusing on the good. We are in a bit of a holding pattern at present and I'm just focusing on doing what I can with work and caring etc. Cheers.
its something ive always wanted Mrs Womble to get into sport so we could really enjoy it together, she'll come to live match for the spectacle...but wont sit down and enjoy a game on tv 😞
@Nepia You could be right mate. All our props did brilliantly last year. But it makes me wonder because of no signings being announced if there not talking with someone. Owen Frank's wouldn't be a bad one to make. He could mentor the other guys we've got, and when given game time provide over 100 test match experience.
In the immortal words of Sir Edmund Hillary, I "knocked the bugger off".
Was stressing about injuries and a head cold before the runs, but they went pretty well. Had to rein myself in big time on the half and start of the full was pretty painful, but the hydration, nutrition etc were absolutely on point. Farking stoked about that. This was my first organised marathon (Covid killed it last year) and I was amazed at how many people were there. Was also amazed to see the number of people who were walking in the end. So many went out way too fast. The wall around the 30km mark is something to behold.
Super-exciting winger, Mark Telea, who has joined the All Blacks as a replacement, will extend his time with the Blues and North Harbour. The 25-year-old from West Auckland is a product of the North Harbour programme, involved in the wider training group at both the Blues and Hurricanes in 2019 bef
We all know the tried and true story of "there's this guy, right - just trying to live a modest life, despite his violent past. Until something happens, and he's dragged back into being a hard-ass mo-fo, (probably to protect some young girl he's formed an attachment to)".
What we never knew was that we'd all missed out on the obvious version of that "modest life" - a garbage man. Until now.
Adrien Brody has now fixed that oversight, thank god.
And who best to provide the soundtrack to such a fundamental story? Adrien Brody.
That's right: Original Music/Score: Adrien Brody. Every second song in the credits is accredited to "Brody Beats".
I'm not sure much more needs to be said. But...
Repeated flashbacks bulking up runtime: maybe 33% of runtime? (Despite which... I'm still not sure what actually happened.)
Unnecessary close-ups of Adrien Brody's torso - 1 overly long scene
Methods in which Adrien Brody is shown to be a swell guy:
drives a "souped-up" car;
feeds a stray dog;
finds "scrap" during his garbage collection, uses that to restore shit, sells that shit to a pawn shop, uses proceeds to buy dodgy "seconds" paint, uses this lead-based paint to paint abandoned houses;
doesn't use the hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in "past-life-suitcase" to do anything, until the obvious murderous rampage;
creeps on befriends a pre-teen girl;
doesn't accept prescription for painkillers when legitimately offered.
1 "is that a home-made silencer for a shotgun which you've just sawn the stock off, and then are only going to use AFTER you've driven a fucking garbage truck into a house?" ...
... out of 5 "how did you ever even figure out who the Big Bad was, when there's been nothing to attach him to this?"
Good to see Brody step up now that Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage and John Travolta are getting a bit long in the tooth.
Another shocking fall into unconsciousness for a NSW apprentice jockey within 24 hours of Leah Kilner being induced into a coma, Elissa Meredith was airlifted to emergency and the Gunnedah race meet cancelled. Two days in a row I’ve watched this. Racing is a dangerous sport. Pray for these young ladies.
"For the first time in 50 years, national office seekers will have to specify their positions. Democrats will be forced either to stand firm on an unpopular extreme or moderate their positions and anger their base further. As of now, they cannot decide…”
Despite having a six-week heads-up via a leaked draft of the Supreme Court's decision, the Democratic Party appeared caught completely off foot by the Dobbs ruling, which effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.
Yep, one constant in Eddie's tenure is that no one can stand working for him for too long. There's been a huge turnover in the rest of the coaching team and you get the feeling they aren't managing to recruit the best candidates because of it.