Posts made by Catogrande
RE: Ireland Vs All Blacks
OK 'no one' might be a stretch' but point is valid
You'd be amazed at the number of normally rational, intelligent, sensible people in England who think the ABs are an average team who only win because the Refs are in their pockets or are in awe of them, the laws are changed to specifically help the All Blacks and all the Polynesians in NZ have been brought there specifically to assist the AB selectors.
I've been told, in all seriousness, that McCaw was a very average player who would struggle to make the England Test team. The theory was his cheating made him look good and wouldn't be allowed to get away with cheating if he wore an England shirt.
You must get out an awful lot more than me as I rarely meet these people.
RE: Italy v Australia
Is Krusty playing mind games? He's only named 23 in the squad.
Two weeks in a row now. The tactic didn't work against Wales yet still he persists.
Maybe 23.5 is the magic formula?
I think you’d need to consider this in percentage terms. Eddie?
RE: England v Japan
Yeah, I'd back Cokanasiga to shine in this game but that comes with the caveat that Japan are not a Tier 1 nation. He's the type of guy that can really carve up against lesser opposition and I'd like to see him given the chance against the big boys. Like @Margin_Walker I think the guy has what it takes and really offers a different skill set to what we have currently.
@crucial Looking back, the sensible and logical thing to do would be ensure the people on the leave side actually have some sort of actual plan as to how the exit would work without fucking over the country and causing years of angst. Oh yeah, and not let all those who created this clusterfuck just skip away and leave others to try and salvage something from the ruins.
You're right, but that horse bolted immediately, sad to say.
RE: Wales v Australia
Recently, I think that if we want to remove this shit, we have to make the ruck a real contest again, so that forwards actually have to play like forwards, rather than fucking blockers and second man passers. The ridiculousness of halfbacks being a protected species is contributing to this problem (it of course is not the only reason), but I suspect that if we allowed forwards to attack the HB as soon as hands were on, we'd have a lot more forwards attending breakdowns.
And more space out wide.
Which would please Jiffy Davies.