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I love my Rugby as I am from Nelson NZ and played for 15 years before a serious injury cut my playing days short. Enjoy Cricket which I also played for 18 years, moved to Australia in 2004. Now in Tasmania which is literally pretty cool, but it is a beautiful part of OZ

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I agree about Tasman, I played for Nelson before they joined with Marlborough hence Tasman being formed. Taranaki again playing with heart as for stand outs in NZ, I agree no one at the moment of All Blacks material. But we both know how quick that can change, some solid players but are they ready to go to the next level?

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Great post JD, Island Rugby in general is also being held to ransom by WR, white collar pillages.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

WL… Was awesome until he was changed from fullback to wing, then his career was destroyed. 😔

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AtW… You are correct! We are a complex species that think they know better. But fall flat compared to more intelligent animals/mammals.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

I actually have, they are playing a great brand of Rugby. I was born in Hastings so keep a eye on them. Their backline is playing with confidence unlike the All Blacks one, I am disappointed with Tasman. Some good talent though coming through in NZ within the backs. We are needing a good Hooker, number 8 and 6. When I say good I mean World Class, Jacobson I Still think has the goods and also Blackadder. I played against Todd and we are still good mates, he so proud but level headed about Ethan.

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John Eels was exceptional, and a lock that kicked so accurately. He broke many Kiwi hearts by kicking late penalty goals to prevent us winning the Bledisloe Cup. Willie O was underrated, he was a talented player. People would look only at his barn storming runs, but he was eminence in other areas also.

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I agree Bobby, youth crime is out of control and especially in Queensland.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

They need to do the same thing as a series in America. They sent juveniles into an adult prison for one day, the prisoners who were murderers, drug offenders etc they spoke to the juveniles with no holding back. Then by the end of the day the kids were shocked and realised what prison was about, survival and the weak would not last. Most changed from hardened criminals to having a purpose in life.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

Yes WL… SA sent an under cover agent, and she told the Boks how to stop the great man.

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That would make a good minties add, it’s moments like these you need minties. 😂

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Yes Bill… A combination of a good tackle and bad ball protection from Wilson thinking that is was a certain try.

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And the son also, both protecting their wife/mother.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

They are minors so not much will happen unfortunately, I ask the question about the parents. How have they brought them up, and why are their children out committing these crimes? Also is there a gang element involved run by older kids/adults.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

In your mind… You have your thinking and I have mine, you really are trying hard to convince me. It ain’t happening so why not move on?

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A more rounded player makes a better player so yes I would rate Kirwan higher. Funny how you do not let it go though. It is the same as Dan Carter is the best number 10 in history, Johnny Wilkinson though was a more accurate goal kicker. But Carter scored tries plus provided more try assists, and had a better general kicking game. Hence Carter was a all round better player, but Wilkinson was still an exceptional player like in 2003 winning the final for England.

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

You did not understand what I was saying, Kirwan was a more rounded player, also admitted due to mental illness he started to struggle. Also Lomu retired early due to his condition, so it is all hypothesis. I look at the player overall, hence why QC has come back a all round better player himself.

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

Oh give it up! You like to think that you are always right. Funny how you did not rate Lomu because of not scoring against SA, yet he is third. If he did score then then he surely he would be number 1.

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I agree Jacko… It makes me wonder if he was over trained at a younger age while still growing into his body. This plus mental pressure can lead to the body breaking down, hopefully he will be fine and the injuries are behind him now.

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Well said KCR… Hopefully others will see this as an opportunity to get the help that they need, and realise that they are not alone. A horrific ordeal and one can only imagine the fear and confusion with everything that was happening at the time, the body will heal but the mental scars will remain. The great thing about the Rugby community is that it pulls together, I hope that the family feel safe now.

'There was blood everywhere, it was horrific': Toutai Kefu relives home machete attack

Oh Peter! I never attacked Poco but nice try. So you think that two or three people agreeing means you are right, no logic there. I viewed my opinion and now you are acting precious. I am moving on from this discussion. 👍

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Poco… I remember Gregan coming across in defence in one game and chopping Lomu down from the legs, it was a great tackle.

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

Where did I say that Lomu never had a bad game?

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

No problem Poco… As you say we all have our opinions, we are also passionate about our teams which we should be. It is also makes it harder when we are not seeing the other person only the words written, as thing’s can be miss interpreted. 👍

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

Great post WEST… I totally agree with everything you said. You are right also about us lacking a true leader, it could be along time we find one in mould of either Fitzy or McCaw.

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