Highlanders 2020



  • @Siam he was found not guilty, plead not guilty, so isn't really thecsame as someone who plead guilty and found guilty...plus other aspects to that case make it different

    In the world today, public opinion carries alot of sway unfortunately, people are influenced by what they read/see/hear, some people still believe what they read in the media as fact as opposed to opinion.



  • @taniwharugby i hear you but actually the two assaults are more similar than they are different and we agree that the matter starts and ends in the judicial system.

    Funny and annoying how media headlines and clickbait are automatically assumed to reflect the "opinion of the public". Not having a go but it's time to refute the notion that the actual cognizant public agree wholeheartedly with shit stirring journos working in an industry with a destructive and dishonest revenue model.



  • @Siam well the similarities are someone was assaulted and the alleged perpetrators were rugby players.

    But I know there was more to the RR one than the media reported, which was largely painted by a guy who claimed he was beat up by a professional rugby player and he should pay.



  • Jesus Christ you guys have all the sympathy all of a sudden. 3am in Invers and drinking. If you know you can't handle your piss, don't drink. This guy will go before the Education Council and probably keep his job as a teacher but his NZR contract should be torn up. Reece was handled well, but he shouldn't have been chucked straight into the AB's.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Highlanders 2020:

    Jesus Christ you guys have all the sympathy all of a sudden. 3am in Invers and drinking. If you know you can't handle your piss, don't drink. This guy will go before the Education Council and probably keep his job as a teacher but his NZR contract should be torn up. Reece was handled well, but he shouldn't have been chucked straight into the AB's.

    You young'uns sure do like seeing someone burn don't you, so long as you're well away from the fire πŸ˜‰



  • @Siam said in Highlanders 2020:

    @Yeetyaah said in Highlanders 2020:

    Jesus Christ you guys have all the sympathy all of a sudden. 3am in Invers and drinking. If you know you can't handle your piss, don't drink. This guy will go before the Education Council and probably keep his job as a teacher but his NZR contract should be torn up. Reece was handled well, but he shouldn't have been chucked straight into the AB's.

    You young'uns sure do like seeing someone burn don't you, so long as you're well away from the fire πŸ˜‰

    It might be that those young ones are the ones out at the pub dealing with drunks who are prepared to stomp you if they get on top in a fight? πŸ˜‰

    My visa here is dependent on me maintaining a level of conduct that is pretty easy to meet. I’ve been in scrapes a few times (strangely always with non-Japanese) but have always had the bell in the back of my mind reminding me to never push too far** - it’s better to take a beating than not be able to show up to work and never be able to return.

    ** given that I’m almost literally the worst fighter in the world, this is also a pretty easy standard to meet



  • @gt12 said in Highlanders 2020:

    @Siam said in Highlanders 2020:

    @Yeetyaah said in Highlanders 2020:

    Jesus Christ you guys have all the sympathy all of a sudden. 3am in Invers and drinking. If you know you can't handle your piss, don't drink. This guy will go before the Education Council and probably keep his job as a teacher but his NZR contract should be torn up. Reece was handled well, but he shouldn't have been chucked straight into the AB's.

    You young'uns sure do like seeing someone burn don't you, so long as you're well away from the fire πŸ˜‰

    It might be that those young ones are the ones out at the pub dealing with drunks who are prepared to stomp you if they get on top in a fight? πŸ˜‰

    My visa here is dependent on me maintaining a level of conduct that is pretty easy to meet. I’ve been in scrapes a few times (strangely always with non-Japanese) but have always had the bell in the back of my mind reminding me to never push too far** - it’s better to take a beating than not be able to show up to work and never be able to return.

    ** given that I’m almost literally the worst fighter in the world, this is also a pretty easy standard to meet

    Yes yes. Catastrophize the behaviour to it's most emotive and then state that anyone exhibiting this behaviour is beneath you and chuck in a completely absurd and irrevelant " comparison" from completely different circumstances, then stand there with your arms folded and a stern facial expression proving there is no other course of action but to punish more than the courts.

    Mumble something about messages to the wider community and soak in the dopamine of being righteous and a saviour of society.

    Extinguishing Selby-Rickett's job prospects will undoubtedly lower all the incidences of injuring with reckless disregard starting the day he's banned and we'll all live happily ever after...

    Why punish him further than the courts for "injuring with reckless disregard" ?

    To teach him a lesson already learned? To teach others the same lesson? Why?



  • @Siam young'un? Okay boomer πŸ˜‰



  • Instead of denigrating other opinions may I suggest an alternative to cancel culture NZRU may embark upon:

    Nurture him through any counselling deemed appropriate, at his expense and get him out to schools and orgs to speak to and mentor adolescent boys about bravado, temper, choices and the consequences. Teach him to set up and run these groups. Remind him of the chances afforded to him and go and spread the message to the " deplorables". Give the kids someone real to learn from ( McCaw and Read are role models to no one outside middle class functional families). Market it to appease your sjw potential market and the optics. Give him a genuine chance to be a role model to the many aggressive and non catered for teen boys in society.

    Reprehensible that ed. Dept threaten his teacher status. Provided there's no recidivism and genuine contrition, ( comes from an achieving family afterall) then the thought of him teaching young men about violence and consequences is highly appealing. Much more productive than the shallow messages from a Marxist feminist.

    I hate cancel culture and the way it's selectively applied to enhance a news week. The courts must be the final arbiter otherwise it's all individually subjective. None of us are consistent with our application of what's acceptable behaviour and punishment for every situation



  • Hmmm, maybe it's time to move this discussion to the politics thread?



  • So NZR still think Selby-Rickit is one to watch .....

    FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH: HIGHLANDERS



  • @Stargazer despite the issues he has with law, he is a very talented lineout forward..could be very much in the Paripari Parkinson mould..



  • @Steven-Harris I just don't think it's wise to promote a player, who has just been convicted of assault and with a misconduct procedure still being conducted.



  • @Stargazer said in Highlanders 2020:

    So NZR still think Selby-Rickit is one to watch .....

    FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH: HIGHLANDERS

    I think that is a different watch-list he is on...



  • @Stargazer said in Highlanders 2020:

    So NZR still think Selby-Rickit is one to watch .....

    FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH: HIGHLANDERS

    You better keep an eye on him, he's certainly one to watch out for.



  • @Stargazer fair enough.



  • Ha, they've changed the article and Selby-Rickit is no longer in it.



  • @Stargazer Just shows how closely the NZRFU monitor this site.



  • So this is a good outcome:

    https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/highlanders/brown-highlanders-three-seasons

    Tony Brown may not be coaching the All Blacks but he will be involved with the Highlanders for the next three seasons.
    The franchise had signed Brown through until 2022 but that was dependent on his international commitments.
    
    With Brown linked to the main coaching candidates for the vacant All Black position, there was a fear he would coach for the 2020 season only and then move on.
    
    However, with Brown joining Brave Blossoms head coach Jamie Joseph in Japan through until the next World Cup, he is now able to coach the Highlanders for the next three seasons.
    
    Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark is thrilled Brown has confirmed he will stay until 2022 with the Highlanders.
    
    "It is a massive coup for us. Everybody wants him - the All Blacks wanted him and now we have got him for the next three years," Clark said.
    
    "It's incredibly exciting for our fans."
    
    Clark said it was a real boost for the young players in the team to have Brown involved on the attack side.
    
    Brown, who will be the attack coach and also be in charge of the game plan, would have a significant workload through the year but, with the way Super Rugby was structured, it should be manageable, Clark said.
    
    The Super Rugby season will start early next year - the first round is in late January and it will be over by June.
    
    The test windows are in July and November, when the Highlanders are not playing.
    
    From 2021, the Super Rugby competition will go from mid to late February to the end of June when it reverts to a true round-robin format.
    
    Clark said Brown had been doing two jobs for a good while so he was used to it and was a good manager of time.
    
    Brown was also an assistant coach and not the head coach, so that would make his job easier.
    
    
    


  • @Smudge So if you're the assistant coach for another country, you can continue to be the assistant coach to a SR franchise, but if you're the assistant coach for the ABs, you can't?


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