All those going yeah for cruden. Have you seen him play recently?
Posts made by Billy Tell
RE: The Moment
1987 - Mum takes me out of school and down to Lancaster Park to watch NZ thrash Fiji 74-13 with Green & Gallagher getting 4 tries each.
1991 - Campese’s diagonal run and score
1995 - Not watching NZ vs ENG live (major exams the next day) but should have because my Dad just kept whooping and hollering as Lomu did his stuff
1999 - Not watching NZ vs FRA live (major uni exams the next day). Falling asleep to hearing a few lads cheering Lomu’s tries...waking up to Si & Phil playing funeral organ music on the radio
2003 - in a plane back from Europe as the pilot announces Australia 22 - NZ 10
2007 - Pub in Cork, Ireland with 2 way too confident compatriots (sporting brand spanking new AB 2007 RWC jerseys). They were playfully mocked by bystanders as the horror unfolded. Me and a French mate had tickets to the final, so sat thru SA vs England
2011 - Pub in Dublin. Complete silence as about 50 Kiwis waited for Joubert to hand France a match winning penalty. Relief at the end.
2015 - Live at Cardiff with same French mate from 2007 to watch NZ put some ghosts to rest
RE: NH club rugby
Toulouse, who were tactically and mentally a shambles, had Faumuina at 3, still in fine fettle, Kaino at 8 (pulled early in the 2nd half) and unbelievably they stuck Pita Ahki at starting 12
Whaaaaat. He is fat and a unfit and was fucked after ten minutes. He was walking and offside for most of the game that I saw and offered zero.
Nah he was grand. Maybe you had a few, for this game I was stone cold sober.
RE: NH club rugby
So I watched the 2 HEC semis.
Saracens vs Munster was men vs boys. Saracens remarkably had not a single Kiwi in their side. Munster had Bleyendaal starting at 10 - not our world cup 3rd choice 10 based on this anonymous display (admittedly behind a beaten pack). Munster also had Rhys Marshall off the bench at hooker and Alby Mathewson as back-up 9.
Leinster vs Toulouse. Leinster had James Lowe who scored a very good try and looked lively throughout. Leinster also had Michael Bent off the bench.
Toulouse, who were tactically and mentally a shambles, had Faumuina at 3, still in fine fettle, Kaino at 8 (pulled early in the 2nd half) and unbelievably they stuck Pita Ahki at starting 12.
Think Saracens will win, at a neutral ground, they will play smarter rugby than Toulouse and have just a little too much for Leinster.
RE: Aussie Rugby in general
I got a written warning once over a simple failure to follow protocol. It didn't actually harm anyone or anything. Nobody outside a couple of teams knew about it. AND I advanced the project by about 6 weeks inadvertantly, but those are the rules.
You work for McDonald’s?