@canefan Roger Moore was the James Bond I grew up watching in the 1980s so I was saddened to hear of his passing despite his age.
I read this on another forum.
Ireland have been seriously good for some time. They should have beaten us in Christchurch a few years ago. They should have beaten us in Dublin in 13. They did beat us in Chicago.
That win in Chicago was the catalyst for this victory in Dublin. Ireland now has the belief they can win these games, and that is half the battle.
The disappointing thing from an AB perspective is that Ireland played exactly how everyone expected them to so Hansen and co should have had a game plan to counter that.
As Selectors pointed out its work rate and energy levels for Akira. ABs need the forwards to work, clean out rucks, link etc so backs can finish which is probably why Akira not chosen
Is "workrate and energy levels" a euphemism for masquerading on the wing ala Fifita?
I'm 2 days late reading this thread so I'll only make a few comments.
I was high up in the stands in the corner where Jordie scored so had a good view of the other chances at the same end of the ground. Both BB and Laumape could have also scored tries as they were in gaps but fumbled under some defensive pressure. But no excuses for Savea - that was a definite try if he had caught the bloody ball. As many have said, if we had taken 1 or 2 of those chances the ABs would be well ahead at HT and in control of the game, as the Lions were never going to score multiple tries.
The thing I was most pissed off about was that the officials let the Lions slow the game down all the time as not all the injuries seemed to be genuine. It was like watching a RL game when the support staff run onto the field at every opportunity. Read should have spoken to Poite about this too.
Now for something about the Lions tour in general. I picked my father up from the airport earlier in the day as he had been working in Europe and was going to the game with me. He travelled back to NZ via London and was sitting next to a guy who was flying into Auckland to attend the 3rd test and flying back to the UK the following day - that's dedication. And at the test there was a South African guy (wearing his Bok colours) next to me who also flew to NZ especially for the game. That is what makes these tours unique so long may they continue.
The Napier TH prop just got sent off with a YC (not sure what for), so expect Hamilton to score soon ...
It was a red card for a headbutt. Last week's game wasn't a true reflection of the difference between these teams so I was expecting a tight tussle.
However, this was an ugly game to watch, not helped by a ref who has a reputation of finding penalties out of nowhere. A RC to Napier and then 3 YCs in quick succession for Hamilton meant it was 14 vs 12 in the 2nd half.
Moleli was very good for Napier but the best player on the park was Hotham, who either scored or setup every Hamilton try, and saved a try under the posts himself. Hamilton started poorly again and made more handling errors in the 1st half than they have all season.
In all honesty, I expect that the players are happy to win - I think Luke Whitelock was born with resting old man face which doesn't lead itself to joy.
Big brother Sam had his grumpy face on yesterday.
How was it as a series to watch though? Hard going due to the era it was made (and in comparison with the update) or still pretty decent?
The show is definitely of its time but I enjoyed it. Obviously the remake is much better but for 1978-79 the SFX were good and it was interesting to see how some of the effects were done in the days before blue/green screen. And the chimp Evie inside Muffit with her sounds removed for the final versions of scenes.
I won't be watching it again anytime soon. I've got the disappointing Galactica 1980 to watch.
I had no idea Fred Astaire was in an episode.
He played the character Chameleon in Ep15, the conman who "pretended" to be Starbuck's father. The info on IMDb says Astaire contacted producer Donald P. Bellisario to ask if he could play a small guest part to please his grandchildren, who were enormous fans of the show.
The big guest stars were Lloyd Bridges and Patrick Macnee. The likes of Ed Begley Jr and Larry Manetti had smaller supporting roles. Jane Seymour was hawt too.
I have finished my trip down memory lane with a viewing of the original Battlestar Galactica series. I had forgotten about some of the other well-known guest stars that appeared like Fred Astaire. Rick Springfield made a brief appearance in Ep1 as Apollo's younger brother Zac. The special features were also interesting with mentions of Glen A Larson's Mormon references throughout the series, and some of the different plot lines that never eventuated.
Surely Boshier has to be included in the extended ABs squad.
If that was an audition to be in the extra 11 players added to the AB squad he passed his test, and then some.
I didn't think any of the AB backs on display were that great.
Te Whare is quite fast
certainly seems to have a great burst of speed!!
Te Whare is definitely quicker than someone of his physique should be. I think he has played mostly on the wing in rep rugby.