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Carlos the Argie

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Joined November 2010

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An expatriate Argie to the USA who started playing at the very tender age of 9 in an Irish School in Buenos Aires. He then played club rugby in Argentina. After moving to the USA, he played for his business school and some local clubs. Occasionally helped train skills and also refereed. His interest in writing about rugby came after meeting Graham Henry in New York City. He is most interested in the leadership issues dealing with team function.

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I meant Argentina.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

You too. It will be harder in our crazy country!

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Thank you all. I don’t know if I can recall my preferred try. My mind wonders.

We have been almost totally quarantined for 13 days already. I am nursing a cold, but it isn’t “it”. My older son stopped working (and is still getting paid!) 7 days ago. My youngest son, who lives with the older one, worked at a restaurant and they were doing pick up and curbside delivery. He finally stopped working Saturday. But now he has a cough and is in a high incidence area. Hard to think of rugby. It looks like a benign cough (so far).

I am still hoping that the Port Stephens area stays “clean”.

I hope you take it seriously. We also have to deal with the moronic “Dear leader” that makes everything worse….

As the famous Austrian philosopher who was educated as an economist but became famous lifting and acting, once said: “I’ll be back!” That’s for rugby.

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

I’m crossed eyed. Literally. I can look at it with one eye and review it with the other. Self TMO.

Oh rugby, how I miss thee

Extremely unlikely.

Australian domestic rugby competition put on hold

He doesn’t even realize it’s “cojones”…..

Australian domestic rugby competition put on hold

I’m bad, bad to the bone!

Oh rugby, how I miss thee

Try talking to your wife.

Oh rugby, how I miss thee

Oh, where’s Darwinism when you need it?

Australian domestic rugby competition put on hold

Even my “reptilian” brain misses it all. I open the drawer and see the kit. The bag in my closet with the cleats, the whistle, cards of color, flags for the “assistant” refs….I have to hide them or I’ll get even more sentimental.
Y’all stay safe.

Oh rugby, how I miss thee

NVFS, yes they can tell. They measure your IgM and other antibodies. They can tell almost precisely when it started and ended. COVID-19 develops specific antibodies. There’s specific kinetics to antibody formation. Sometimes, it’s the only way to know you were infected.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

I’ll ignore Anthony Fauci and listen to you. What does he know about infections?

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

I think you are being stupid. I have no idea what is your experience with viral diseases, epidemiology or statistics but you are here pompously patronizing everyone with your opinions.
I have many years in this field, including publications on mathematical models of viral disease but I am stupid. Right.
In addition, I’m in constant contact with my friends on the front line of hospitals in the US and France. But I am stupid.
Tell us, what do you know?

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

So many experts here! Please, go to Italy and show them your knowledge.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

Typical hysterical reaction? I only put the NYT for the numbers per country not for scientific data.

Again, you want to do a social experiment of ignoring the virus and see what happens.

40% of hospitalizations in the USA are in people between the ages of 20 and 54.

You also ignore the effect of time from onset of symptoms. Clearly, you seem to know more than the experts.

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

I love it! If you ignore the data available, if you ignore the literature, you will end up with conclusions such as yours.
Let’s take a risk with science and do an experiment with society! Oops if you are wrong!
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/18/we-know-enough-now-to-act-decisively-against-covid-19/
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/19/world/coronavirus-flatten-the-curve-countries.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

😛

New Zealand comp in planning to replace Super Rugby

Chook, yeah, right.

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

While we are quarantined, The Shining seems a propo.

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

I won’t. I give up on you. And to be clear,I hope the measures work and the impact is blunted.

By the way, don’t visit Italy or Spain, you may observe things that contradict your assessment.

New Zealand comp in planning to replace Super Rugby

NYT report yesterday. Of course, it changes. Just wait a few more days. Look at NY state…..

New Zealand comp in planning to replace Super Rugby

It’s complicated. I’ll write to you.

What's wrong with Eddie's England?

That would be your source. By the way, a guy just killed himself nearby while launched in a rocket he made to demonstrate the world was flat. If you keep pushing your concepts, you may end up like him.

I have not seen any scientific sources from you yet.

New Zealand comp in planning to replace Super Rugby

Drew,

To my last point, see this published today:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2005477?query=TOC

New Zealand comp in planning to replace Super Rugby

Many years ago, my son was taking snowboard lessons in Jackson Hole with an Ozzie instructor. The class gets in the gondola with two other people (Gondola for 8). The woman takes her goggles off and then the instructor says in his thickest Ozzie accent:

“Uma Thurman! Holy F54k!”

I spent all day looking for her in the mountain to no avail.

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse