@kiwiinmelb "Nice guns, Sonny".
"Thanks, Jack - I like your hair".
Shit team in a shit location. lucky the Warriors are on
DO NOT diss Nelson you Queensland Bogan fluffybunny.
Ignore him, MN5.
What would a fucker who lives in Cairns know about locations? He's choosing to live in a swamp, inhabited by nasty, poisonous biting creatures - and that's just the people, don't get me started on the wildlife.
In fact, do. Go to the beach - get eaten by a crocodile. Go for a run - get bitten by a snake. Go for a shit - get bitten by a spider. Go anywhere and get bitten by dengue-ridden mosquitos or some other fucking insect largely unknown to science.
Go to the pub and be entertained by Tex Morton and his pet bantam, Stu - singing "Blue Bayou" - a song about living in a swamp.
In summary, he wouldn't know a good location if it bit him on the arse - and in Cairns it probably will!
Well, that was pretty exciting and given that I hate losing far more than I like winning, I'm remarkably sanguine about the result.
I think some of you guys are being pretty harsh on the execution. The Lions defence was extremely good - no weak links - and I think the ABs decided they needed some pieces of magic to score. Maybe a lack of patience at times, but the two tries we scored both had a fair degree of magic to them - especially the second one. Taking pop passes into a close defensive line and getting smashed isn't the best way of retaining the ball - but, it's also a good way of breaking the line. On another night we could have scored four or five tries - we certainly created opportunities - especially in the first half.
I haven't really seen a massive decline in Hansen's coaching - we just came up against a team chock full of talented players and with the depth to match and possibly better the advantage we usually get from the subs bench - particularly once we lost a few players.
On the final penalty, I guess Poite will give a Gallic shrug and say something like "Il n’est pas la bonne décision, mais c’est la belle décision."
Which means, "It is not the right decision, but it is the beautiful decision." At least that's what I typed into Babelfish to get that result!
In decades of observation, the most egregious management fuckups are done by people who can't do the simplest shit right. They're the same arsebandits who try to use Excel as a database.
The things I have seen built in Excel over the past 20years...
But, I wanna talk about Windows 8.1. I mean that was terrible. So terrible. Really bad. An affliction on the American people. And everyone else. And I was the only person to tell the truth about how bad that was. So bad. And so-called experts here tried to tell me it was good. Sad. Very sad. I mean Bill Gates. And by the way Bill Gates is a great friend of mine. And a great American. He's done so well. But even Bill Gates said how bad Windows 8.1 was. It was so bad Bill Gates gave everyone a free upgrade to Windows 10. So just listen to me in future. No-one knows more about IT than me. And halfbacks. Even Nepia will tell you that.
Firstly, good effort Wallabies. Turns out last week's first half effort was more of a fluke than the second half.
I was wondering about that - but, we were at home this week and struggled to win.
Secondly - fail on behalf of the AB coaches not to identify that. We spent quite a lot of this game playing like the result was a foregone conclusion and buried ourselves in a ditch for a while by not playing proper test rugby.
Thirdly - Man of the match - Nepo Laulala. If our scrum had been less dominant in that game, we would have been well beaten. Coles and Moody can take residual credit. No more of this Ofa bullshit, Hansen!!!
Fourthly - second man of the match, Rieko Ioane. Looked like an AB back out there, when several others didn't.
Fifthly - show some class Chieka. It's not fucking soccer!!!
@sparky Danie Gerber is a very good call. He put the fear of God into us in 1981!
It's a good team, but it's got a bit of a look of making sure there's at least one player from each of the Home Unions - and that's helped squeeze out all of the Saffas.
Here is Gerber cutting up the Irish at 38 seconds.
@Cantab79 I can't - but, I have a very vague memory that Ethan might have missed a game for the Mako (a couple of seasons back) with a migraine headache.
And that could be complete bollocks with me confusing him with someone else.
But, if I got a quiz question, "Did Etahan miss...", I'd answer "yes".
I’m actually picking the Canes to win this one. Ardie, Dane and TJ to will them over for an unlikely win.
Pretty good - especially given that O'Keefe got a bit confused in the rub of the green stakes - all those Chiefs players wearing red boots - he must have thought they were Canterbury!
I’d love to see a 12-Havili 13-Goodhue combo tried.
Definitely worth a run, but I don't think it will be happening (as a starting option) this weekend. In fact, it will be very interesting to see who Razor picks in the outside backs if everyone is available. I'm guessing it will be Reece, Jordan, Havili, with George on the bench.
Havili struggled a bit as a second five under Toddy's regime, but he was probably a 20 year old and paired with Fonotia. The way he bumped off Laumape the other week, he's doubtless made of sterner stuff these days.
Also worth a run at centre somewhere is Fetuli Paea, who was very good there for Tasman, with limited opportunities.