Man I'm looking forward to Havili making a break this weekend and watching Aaron Smith chase 'After David'
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RE: Highlanders v Crusaders
RE: AB RWC squad
@Salacious-Crumb said in RWC squad. Who's in, who's out?:
If this doesn’t make me get a FB account, nothing will. But nope, never going to happen. I’ll stick with The Fern.
No need to have two different sites with fake news and misinformed opinions.
RE: All Blacks v France Test 3
Just reporting back as have now come out of hungover state.
Rugby was great. Didn't view the whole game and can over only a few MVP votes.
First off....the stag on the stag doo. He didn't know anything about the trip, got picked up thursday from auck flown to chch had a night out. Friday we had a pub crawl road trip to Dunedin (he thought it was to Q-town as he thought he got inside word from someone). When we got to Dunedin he was that gone he thought we were in Qtown.
MVP's of the Friday: 3 Points: Random Maori guy at the pub in Ashburton doing 'magic tricks' for everyone including smoking a dobbie with his nostril.
2 points: Akira Ioane: Loved shouting pretty much the whole bar (was out with Laumape....both proving great team culture before a game).
1: The girl we got kicked out for being too thirsty and walking up to everyone in our group and trying to get them to go home with her (literally her first words).
Saturday: 10am beers followed by Hens party dancing lesson at stilitos for the stag and lappy after. Back to studentville for some backyard and drinking on the street then Octy and then rugby.
Stag did well with his '4 more years banner' Wallabies jersey and face painted jumping up anytime anyone scored.
MVP points: 3: The only hot stripper I think Dunedin has ever had
2: Goodhue and the other guys on debut still wearing their All Blacks Caps out in town (mention to him for looking like it was getting him a couple of birds)
1: Akira, again at the bar on Saturday buying big rounds. Recognised me off my face and chucked a drink my way.
RE: Ricky Gervais At Globes
@Rembrandt said in Ricky Gervais At Globes:
I don't think your average fern reader is likely to be influenced too much by celeb wankery..
I didn't know there was such a thing as an average ferner... Just a bunch of above average athletes struck down by alcohol, girls and gambling and some mysterious injury just before they cracked it into the professional rugby ranks.
RE: Crusaders vs Hurricanes
@Stargazer Looking forward to seeing him sign with Toulon and 3 games in the owner saying this isnt the Dagg I saw in the 2011 RWC highlights I watched....
RE: What position did you play?
Lock/6/8 (pretty sure thats what most locks say when they want to not play lock)
Loved my footy growing up played most of the age group reps from 9-12 years old. Got to play with and against some really good players growing up in HB in what was a pretty good period for HB rugby.
Played 3 years of 1st 15. Coach had sat me down in 5th form and outlined what big aspirations he had for me and how he thought I could be the next big name to add to his Taine Randall/John Timu list. God knows where he got that idea from.... I was always really fit but never had any type of acceleration or top-end speed. I could just keep up my average sprint for a whole game. I just generally looked like I was more places because I was alright at reading the game. I think he was excited because I was 189cm at 15 and he thought I would still grow and then fill out my frame (was 72kg)....
I certainly filled out the frame but didn't grow another CM taller. Plodded along after that and career highlights were few and far between. Literally the list is 50+ games for a mediocre 1st 15, playing a colts game for Tech while on high school holidays and getting play of the day over future World Cup Try scorer Karne Hesketh, and making a Canadian Provincial Training squad a day after I landed off the basis that 'he's a kiwi so he must be alright'.
After high school just played a bit at uni and then here and there overseas while travelling. Had much more success as a physio than a player haha having worked with some cool teams in both rugby and other sports.
Rugby is a sport I watch now basketball and golf and the sports I play...or attempt to.
RE: GOAT 10
I haven't been on here in a while. Seems like you have all lost your marbles.
A leap year
RE: Drunk Marshall Abuses All Blacks
So after watching the video I can conclude we need to come down hard on all involved.
Footage is a but grainy but to me it looks like marshall arguing with foster and his assistants.
Fire them all.
RE: Bledisloe #2
Im putting a lot of eggs in the Izzy to bankrupt the ARU before the weekend. Its gods will.
Latest posts made by Magpie_in_aus
RE: It’s Razor. Robertson New All Blacks coach.
Stoked for ScoRo. Glad he is getting the role next year and wasn't shoehorned into a team that wasn't his when Fozzie was going to get cut.
RE: NBA Season - now 22/23
If you haven't had a chance, watch the clippers kings game. Pretty entertaining. Also celtics 76ers game but the last minute in particular was intense
RE: 2023 School Rugby
@Stargazer it still blows my mind that hastings girls are good.
Year's ago I did a reffing course with school (03/04 maybe) and got roped into reffing the hghs games for a season.
I think games were meant to be 30min each way. Most of the time I would blow the first half after twenty mins and the second after 12 mins and the score would still be close to 100-0. Obviously the team was new to the school but man they sucked. Maybe it was just me wishing someone did that when our lindisfarne team played hastings boys...
Couldn't imagine a male school making such a shift in like 10 years (without scots college cheque book). Awesome for the woman's game though.
Out of interest with some of the stronger schools in girls rugby how many team's would each school have, like is there multiple grades or do some just play five years of firsts.
RE: Campbell Johnstone
@MajorRage I agree I don't think it's as much the general population as it is the player's potential worry within a team environment to come out. Not saying that's true but if they think they will be ostracised it's enough for them to carry their secret.
Doesn't help with the manly/cairns taipans bs.
RE: Campbell Johnstone
Good for him. Hopefully starts the process of normalising being gay for rugby players. I'm sure much harder to come out while playing due to the BS the crowd will chant etc particularly when drunk and/or in enemy territory.
Ironically years ago the crusaders had a party at my friends flat (one of his flatmates was in the crusaders squad) in Christchurch day after their final game. I happened to be there for the week up during potato uni holidays.
CJ was one of the loosest people I've been on the piss with. Certain things he was doing saying was next level.
Heard a couple of years ago later from a ex hurricane who wasn't there but had heard the story. It had got around the place. The guy then said 'CJ is openly gay and apparently in his playing days would go above and beyond to be loose to be one of the boys'.
Glad he can now just be him be a big weight off his shoulders.
RE: All Blacks 10 after BB & RM finish?
What about a utility like Jackson Garden-Bachop. Can play first five and front row.
RE: QF - Wellington vs Hawkes Bay
I'm watching on my phone on a ferry atm. Was that kick to touch actually in the field of play. Looked to me like it went dead. Also im clutching at straws
RE: NBA Season - now 22/23
Here is a good summary from my favourite basketball YouTube on Victor.
Same same just different game
RE: Rowing machines
@antipodean am stoked with the one I got. $450 I think it was gave it a good clean and took the display apart and alco wiped it now the display works completely.
Far from good as new but rowing-wise does everything I want. Old model but came up good after a clean. I hate cycling and/or assault bikes so having it in home gym has been great.
Did a challenge the other night get 300m or more in one minute then thirty second break. Did eight rounds arms=cooked. Need to average under 1:40/500m
The post I saw the challenge on tagged ex league player Frank Puletua apparently his record was 42.