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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 think I beat your 12. But not there, water too bloody cold for me. Maybe I got to 30 seconds. And then I thought I was dying….
😁

Has South African rugby let the genie out of the bottle?

Not soon enough to pester you, Unclass Act.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Nick,

I found this very interesting: “Most players are expected to make approximately 30 sprints of 10-30 metres per game.”

It is also much more demanding than this because players have to tackle, hit rucks, get up from rucks, scrum, jump and get hit. It is relatively easy to just do the sprints, even at my age I do this amount for preparation to referee. But I don’t get hit, and (thank God for that) I don’t weigh 120 kilos.

I am not sure that going the soccer star approach will generate a good situation for the rest of rugby. Rugby can’t afford a Messi lifestyle. But, from a pure capitalist point of view, good for him (for now, unless the goose becomes dead).

Has South African rugby let the genie out of the bottle?

Sherry, Sietas time, though absolutely amazing, also has some loopholes. The time with just air is around 10 minutes. Still beyond belief.

Has South African rugby let the genie out of the bottle?

Hey, Sheek, have you been following Topo’s musings on Australian rugby on LinkedIn? Pretty crazy stuff!

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

My first post ever here, I think, was to state that one SR team was not conducive to a good rugby development strategy, etc.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Jimmy, you can read Class Act below for a truly silly statement. Yours was hopefully just goofy.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Class act you are not.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

I do.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

You mean the Crusaders? 😁

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Every Argie rugby site reports this already.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

My son works for in a shop that was looted yesterday. He was not at work as the shop was close for the COVID. But between being furloughed and now without an actual place to work, he is struggling.

Emotionally, this has been very hard here.

But, I put my lycra on and there I go, riding up our mountains! Thanks to COVID I am averaging 120 miles/week and a huge amount of climbing!

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Oh I know! But I am in a moment of weakness and sadness. I will never engage in British style participation in the Roar to poo-poo Aussie and Kiwi rugby, though. I am a “Southerner”.
I return to the South
like one always returns to love,
I return to you ,
with my longing, with my anxiety.
I carry the South
like my heart’s destiny,
I am from the South
like the melodies of the bandoneon.
I dream of the South,
a huge moon, the reversed sky,
I am looking for the South
the open time, and its thereafter.
I love the South,
its good people, their dignity,
I feel the South,
like I feel your body in intimacy.
I love you South,
South, I love you.
I return to the South
like one always returns to love,
I return to you
with my longing, my anxiety.
I love the South,
its good people, their dignity,
I feel the South
like I feel your body in intimacy.
I return to the South,
I carry the South,
I love you South,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR8OJmKR4Nk

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

So, I guess you don’t need any more Argies at the Roar. The Jaguares seem to be kaput as far as reality. AP9 still claims there is a possibility that the RCH will be held all in Oz in November, which I seriously doubt. For two reason, AP9 is now nobody except he doesn’t realize this yet. And two, because who is going to pay the Pumas to come to Oz for an extended period of time, especially given the country is now officially in default?

Jaguares players have been told to find other teams. And the Kearns type fans here didn’t want Argies anyway, so, what should “we” do?

At least I have family down under, so I have some mild attachments, but otherwise, it seems that you are telling us the door is closing behind us.

It was nice while it lasted. Oh well. I did make some wonderful acquaintances, some of them in person, and many in writing.

Force ready for Super Rugby AU scalps, but Sunwolves won’t make the trip

Oh, I was very serious!:
https://laws.worldrugby.org/?language=EN

😛 😂

Eddie Jones identifies the biggest issue facing rugby

It’s because it has no rules. It has laws….

Eddie Jones identifies the biggest issue facing rugby

The only people I know that can still travel with no problem are my ex and her mother. They both fly on a broom.

The Wrap: COVID-19 laws set to revolutionise Australian rugby

Brilliant!
There’s a price for Kearns head in Argentina. Though the country is so totally messed up that it is getting lost with the long list of heads with a price ( or better, prize) on them?
Even the UAR is encouraging Jaguares to look for playing somewhere else.

The Wrap: COVID-19 laws set to revolutionise Australian rugby

Mike, here int eh USA there are two completely different rugby seasons. In the West coast you play in late fall and “winter”, while in the East coast you play in spring and fall. There is very little overlap in playing seasons. This is for amateur rugby, I can’t recall MLR.

The global season: Who wins a contest of good intentions versus self interest?

Muglair, he didn’t even care about my opinion. It was just a set-up. He did that to everyone. A charade.

The global season: Who wins a contest of good intentions versus self interest?

Brett,

I used to have a boss that would call me into his office to have an exchange of opinions. His goal was for me to go in with my opinion and leave with his. But he would stay with his.

Sounds like the NH is having this strategy too.

The global season: Who wins a contest of good intentions versus self interest?

Porta, not Porto.
I remember the very yellow jerseys!

Professional rugby is not the problem

Put belts on the players with straps hanging from the belts. Pull a belt and show it up. Then, play stops.

Sounds familiar?

But why put poor Lavanini in the picture? That’s cruel.

The principle is wrong, but are rugby's proposed COVID-19 law changes all that bad?

Sheek,
I just realized I saw most games the Wallabies played in Argentina in 1979! It felt so exotic then to have an Aussie team at home.
Unfortunately, besides recalling the Pumas won one game, I can’t remember much.
In one of the games one of the local players was Alejandro Puccio. His father led a group that kidnapped and killed some of his friends. They were caught and Puccio ended up killing himself. I played against him a few times b

Professional rugby is not the problem

We need to check with Nobrain too. He always has some inner sanctum stuff.

The Wrap: Giteau’s Law must survive, but with a twist