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Yup, no doubt encouraged by WR’s lack of timely sanctions or discipline for Erasmus.

Bizarre scenes as waterboy triggers Premiership brawl, then gets sent off

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An open letter to Jordan Petaia: Forget about being the 'next big thing' and enjoy the ride

Well, there it is…the same tired, lazy, lame, rascist, answer you give when you can’t actually argue against someone else’s point?! (Is there a running tally on how many times Micko has typed “deluded Kiwi” to help his fragile ego?!?!)
Where have I ever said rugby would “take over” like you claim?! Good luck, take your time…try hacking my account & typing that exact thing…you may just find it then…
Based off of your recycled comments ad nauseam, you’re very familiar with “delusion”.
Claiming I have said something when I haven’t…(symptom of delusion)…
Claiming a small minority as a majority…(symptom of delusion)…
Claiming one town/city’s opinion is that of the greater Aus populace…(symptom of delusion, see a pattern yet?)…
And when you can’t actually come up with stats or a coherent argument, you make endless broad statements about “deluded kiwis” because your argument lack’s substance…
And still lacking a cohesive argument, you drag in the AFL fanbase to add “weight” to an argument you’ve already lost…talk about desperation…
You have zero proof to back up your statements…
You slander people when you don’t like what they say (again, lacking a minute amount of intelligence to argue their actual point)…
You create an illusion of what someone has said, in order to “win” the argument (even though that’s not what they’ve said)…
And resort to “racial/national bias” overtones to “delude” yourself, that you know what you’re talking about…(more symptoms of delusion)…
Fact of the matter is six of my eight great grandparents (Murray’s/Boults/Smith’s) were born in Victoria. Now unless you have roots going back forty thousand years, you’re as much a “naturalised” Australian as I am.
Feel free to respond when your reply doesn’t include any racial tones…I’m not holding my breath…

What can Australian rugby learn from constantly losing?

You’re not wrong there either Winston 😊

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Me too Ozinsa, EFF’s loyalty is to be admired. Not enough of that these days. And agree, it has been dragged out far too long…nearly as many articles & clicks as the never ending Folau fiasco.

'No justification for secrecy': Rassie fails in bid to have World Rugby hearing open to public

The facts have been pointed out ad nauseam by neutrals & the mob on this site. Just because your bias won’t allow you to “see” the issue, doesn’t mean the accusations or breaches are not justified or relevant.

'No justification for secrecy': Rassie fails in bid to have World Rugby hearing open to public

😂 Credit where credit is due, you’re committed to your delusions. You think one town/city speaks for the whole of Australia?! 😂 I’ve lived in 3 states/cities, worked all over Australia as a Laha/Fifo Distribution Lineman, played & reffed rugby (2nd’s & 3rd’s mainly) in many different little backwater towns for the last 16 years…& still don’t have the same arrogance as you, to proclaim I “know” with 100% certainty what they’re all thinking 😂 Just because you continue to claim you’re omniscient, doesn’t make it so 😂

What can Australian rugby learn from constantly losing?

If you don’t know why people are presuming Rassie to be ”guilty” by now, you’re obviously not paying attention or obtuse?! It’s quite clear what the issue’s are.

'No justification for secrecy': Rassie fails in bid to have World Rugby hearing open to public

So, cause you’ve only known ONE ex-pat, that makes you all-knowing?!?! Roger that… 👍

What can Australian rugby learn from constantly losing?

Hahaha that the best you got?!?! I’m hazard to guess that’s conceding defeat?!?! Look forward to our next interaction 😊 😊 😛

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Akira’s stats across the tournament are fine, but dropped significantly against the Boks. As others have previously mentioned, he went missing. Besides, stats don’t always paint the full picture. Just watch his hesitancy to run into the Bok’s defensive line. I believe he had six runs for five meters, or something similar.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Hey DaffyD, thanks for the reply. Yup, couldn’t play cricket (as I can’t see the red ball at all) until the white ball came along. Didn’t help my cricket much, I was about as useful as Danny Morrison… can’t bowl either😛 😛.

On the plasma TV, it doesn’t matter what settings I change, the “red”s are over bright & nauseating after a period of time. When I’m allowed to watch the OLED it’s usually by myself, as when I change to the colourblind setting, it irritates my family’s eyes (has nothing to do with the 2 or 3 Rugby games I watch before a Test match either 😂).

In regards to the pilot license, do they have a provision for you to sit the ‘Isihara Lantern Test’?!

I work in the electrical trade industry & being colour blind is usually a no-no. Specially as I work in Rail.

But upon failing the Colourblind-test (scoring a perfect zero from twenty), my Optometrist recommended I do the lantern test, which thankfully I passed…(which was good because I didn’t have pay the nurse the $500 I had hidden in an envelope in my pocket, for a pass 😂 😛.

It can allow you to bypass colourblindness failures in the entire electrical industry, I wonder if it will help in the aeronautical?!

Blind leading the colour blind? World Rugby's surprise call on kit clashes for 2027 World Cup

Hey DaffyD, I have exactly the same colourblindness & vision as you, but do have issues particularly with teams wearing red (obviously) with the contrast of the “green” grass (which becomes grey). I have an older plasma tv, & a newer OLED tv. I cannot watch any rugby at all on the plasma, the red’s being overly bright/distorted which cause some discomfort after a period of time. On the newer tv, it has an option/setting for all 3 types of colourblindness, that changes the colour palette & makes viewing tolerable. I wonder if making a deal with a TV manufacturer & advertising/information campaign may be an option for WR.

Blind leading the colour blind? World Rugby's surprise call on kit clashes for 2027 World Cup

No-one can say with 100% certainty that the Bunnie’s would have won with Mitchell. But, somethings are certain…he is a better player, bigger, more powerful, vastly more experienced, an absolute game changer when in the mood…the possibility of Mitchell making a positive winning impact is therefore significant. But also Mitchell’s discipline issues come with a high degree of possibility too, in such an emotionally charged game such as this, which could equally have made things worse. I tend to lean more to the positive impact myself. But he has no-one to blame but himself.

Did missing Mitchell cost the Bunnies a premiership?

I believe that NZ Rugby has all too often, only selected players whom they have “nursed/grown” in the age group teams & juniors, without looking outside these squads for the late “bloomers”.

If I remember correctly, Cory Jane & Ben Smith were two players not in the “system” who developed into excellent players, albeit after maturing in club & provincial comps first.

There are phenomenal players around the NPC & Heartland championships who because of location/circumstancebias, never get considered.

Where did all the Kiwi locks go?

This is an excellent article thanks Sinclair. Although disappointing, definitely the loss we needed to have. Hopefully we can learn the lessons & quickly.

Where did all the Kiwi locks go?

Agree, Frizell definitely had an excellent Super campaign, just not confident in his “International” ability.

And yup, those two definitely took time to mature. I believe that what they needed was consistency & work rate.

But what they both had compared to Akira & Frizell, was fearlessness (to a certain degree). In my opinion, Akira & Frizell don’t have a “killer instinct”, & don’t naturally enjoy the physical nature of the Boks/England games.

Too used to being the biggest kid on the field, imho.

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

Yeah he’s a big lad alright, so is most of his family. Not sure if it’s his sister or cousin that I went to school with but she’s over 6ft too.

Yes he’s been playing very well for the Naki (thank goodness for StanSport).

I wasn’t sure if it was Graham or Joe Karam, either way they both played before my time, & nice fullas too.

It is a shame, but I see the “Nothern-focussed” selections for KC continue. Districts won the tournament last year, & the Eels this year…but, only 3 players picked for KC. My nephew even won KC player of the year last year, & still didn’t make the development squad, let alone the Rams. Not a lot of sympathy for their current performance from me I’m afraid. Been happening for over 20 years.

That is outstanding news if Cane does play! Not sure if Taumarunui can claim him, but Reporoa is definitely in KC isn’t it? Or is the Taupo sub-Union playing with BOP this year? It’s hard to keep up?!?! 😂 😛

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

Hi Geoff, good read once again! Just thought I’d let you know also that Taumarunui may have its first All Black for a long time, with Josh Lord being called up for the Nothern Hemisphere tour.

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

Congrats Panthers & fans! I was hoping for a Rabbits win, but after the defensive effort against the Storm, I had a suspicion that maybe the Panthers defence was just too good. Turned out to be good enough. Stoked for Ivan too!

Guts, game control and a gift from Cody Walker: Grand Final talking points

Have to agree to disagree on Frizell mate. He too, goes missing in the tight/pressure games. 6 is a huge issue for mine (composition of the loosies too), along with the centres & locks. To be fair to most of these players, it’s difficult to “cement” your position when you’re constantly being chopped & changed. We seem to be falling into that same “merry-go-round” & “run-at-all-costs” pattern/mantra as leading up to the ‘07 WC. I’d much prefer to see players “earn” their jersey in a similar way to the ‘11 & ’15 WC’s.

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

Agreed James, excellent rugby from the Bok! Just the game some of our players needed to lose, good learning experience for our boys.

MATCH REPORT: Springboks edge All Blacks in one of the GREATEST Tests

Yup, it’s exactly like I said it would be with Akira. He is SOFT, when he’s not the biggest kid in the playground. Has gone missing far too often for my liking. Same with “Big” Patty & Tu’ungafasi.

MATCH REPORT: Springboks edge All Blacks in one of the GREATEST Tests

Harrison “owned” Mert’s there. Not often Mert’s is left speechless, but Harrison was correct.

Justin Harrison's cheeky dig at Mehrtens following NZ great's withering ref spray

Hahaha, still going on about “sniper’s”. It’s seems you like to “label” people when they don’t agree with what you say, or ask for evidence to the contrary?! – “But I often wistfully think how good it would be if we had more contributors of articles here and fewer snipers. I’ve come to the point where I hesitate to post articles because there are just too many Roarers pushing their own barrows of narrow thought, or just trying to score cheap points, with one or two small points of correction or because I have hit a nerve in relation to the national team that they support who can apparently do no wrong An entire article?! Talk about…what was it, “angst” 😂 😂 😂

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

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