@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.
@rapido Wouldn't surprise me if they also encompass the old Golden Bay clubs as well, because those don't have teams in Division 1 of the club comp.
I think there might only be 6 Nelson senior teams and a similar number from Marlborough and part of the season they play a joint competition.
I gather the overall standard is pretty high, but there have also been occasional defaults - so it's a bit worrying.
Not heard of Kahurangi before (in Tasman). Is that an amalgamation?
@Chris-B ? Your part of the world.
It is - but, it's been around for several years now.
It's Riwaka and several others - offhand I can't remember which and can't immediately find the answer - but, possibly an umbrella to field an amalgamated senior team, whilst individual clubs still have the numbers to field Junior teams.
Wouldn't surprise me if it's Riwaka, Tapawera, Murchison and maybe Huia.
@no-quarter I'd prefer Rieko to start ahead of Jordan against top opposition at this stage. Jordan is just too sloppy at everything apart from running without having to link. Bring him in in the second half to carve up, let Rieko do the hard yards.
If you're marking him on the latter part of SRA and SRTT perhaps.
His form definitely fell away as the Crusaders injuries mounted and he started overplaying his hand in the points chase.
For the ABs, I can only recall one loose pass against Tonga and if you are marking harshly, he passed outside when an inside pass was a better option - but, he scored anyway.
He needs to play!
I'd like to see Jordan get a shot at fullback. I think Mo'unga plays better at 10 when BB is not at fullback, but Dmac and Jordie haven't been convincing. Of the fullbacks in the squad, Jordan is the only one who hasn't worn the ABs 15 jersey yet. Let's play him there and see how he goes.
Leave Will at 14 for now.
@frank lol I’ve had that pic for years.
Savea is perfectly fine as a 7 at international level. The problem at the World Cup is he had next to no time in that position leading into the Semi Final and was surrounded by an aging Read who you could argue shouldn’t have been there anyway.
Bullshit that he’s not upto it against the bigger teams. Are you blind, he’s been dominant tonight and I wouldn’t say Fiji are small.
With Cane out all year it’s going to be hard bringing him back if Savea and Papali’i dominate.
I hate to break this to you - because it turned out I was wrong...but, I distinctly heard Foster say midweek that Ardie is an 8 for us, but he can also play 7.