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Excellent stuff, Geevant.

BRETT GEEVES: 'The day I truly believed Justin Langer was going to kill me'

Nah it was this one I was thinking of… 96 at Athletic Park… https://youtu.be/qxmoImpQrG8

Own the haka, own collisions, own the rolling maul - and 27 other ways to beat the All Blacks

Ah! You are of course correct, curse you! 😁 I’ll get the Ed to get that fixed. What was the game in 96 the ABs put 40 on us, I reckon, in terrible conditions. Kronfeld was prominent from (clearly bad) memory.

Own the haka, own collisions, own the rolling maul - and 27 other ways to beat the All Blacks

Mate they’re different sports with entirely different contexts. You’re comparing yarns about beating the USA in basketball and nearly losing to France B in rugby. One was glass half empty – we should’ve beaten France B at home, while beating the USA, even in an Exhibition game with 3 players missing from the NBA finals, is huge in the context of the game, the team, the Olympics, history, Mabo, etc.

You better believe in the Boomers, they're the real deal

Did you read the first paragraph of this one?

You better believe in the Boomers, they're the real deal

Yes, thanks Dean

A win is a win but be thankful Wallabies weren't playing the real France

Yes! That pass was flat and good and only missed, as Maxwell Smart said, by that much. It was the playing sense I liked, and the combo with the runner. But you’d suggest McDermott starts in one or more of the next two Tests.

A win is a win but be thankful Wallabies weren't playing the real France

Good one, Duncan. I’ll get the Eds to look at that.

Fancy that Australia, a drunken punch-up in Bali?

So … he’s Tevita Jnr? Or Tevita Pantai Junior?

Sorry – i don’t get it. Is his dad Tevita Pangai Senior?

They may love the club but players gonna play - for themselves

Hi mate. Thanks for the kind words. And yeah, good fellah is Matt. Check out May issue Inside Sport (Collingwood bloke on cover) and https://www.playersvoice.com.au/matt-mitchell-i-didnt-want-him-see-what-saw/.

On a mission: Matt Bowen and Matt Mitchell's Australian Story

I didn’t say he couldn’t coach.
I said that he’s no lesser coach for a 25% record as an overall one of 66%.
I said that it’s his players that win games.
And Bellamy would agree.
And so would Bennett. And Sticky. And John Morris.
Coaches are important. Point was not so important to dominate the news cycle for a week because two blokes swapped jobs.

Bennett versus Seibold is less interesting than many, many, many things

That was the point mate – that during Origin and without his best players, his win record is a quarter. But with his best players it’s two-thirds. And he’s the same coach doing the same coachy things with the nuffies as the champions.

Bennett versus Seibold is less interesting than many, many, many things

And there’s the rub, for mine. Why’d they anoint that No.7 with the C and all the mega-bucks when he’s not the best 7 or C? I love Hooper. But Pocock’s just better. Just is.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Ha. Isn’t that true of all of us, Carl?

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Sport can do stuff, like everyone. But the big picture is all the cars and smokestacks pumping rubbish into the air. It’s got to stop. We’ve got to get energy from the sun and wind, and the waves and stuff that doesn’t so root the atmosphere and environment, the thing otherwise known as where we live.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

NASA has no such graph. They could probably rig you up one based on the odds of you picking the card at the Valley, my tip about 8 million to one. That’s why bookies drive Mercedes.

Question: If they cancelled the Cox Plate one year because it was 47 degrees and horses might die, and the AJC and Chris Waller and, I dunno, Johnny Tapp said climate change was rooting racing, would that … affect you?

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Ha. You even look at it?

Here: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Evidence. Facts and stuff.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

I don’t know mate. I know it’s NASA. They have put up a graph. And they are Experts. I trust Experts from NASA over James from Forbes, and Investors.com, and Alan Jones, and every other screaching parrot beholden to big coal, and what have you.

I trust the Scientists. They have no reason to lie about it. They have not conspired all together to lie about it. Since humans began pumping shit into the sky, the planet’s getting hotter you only need measure glaciers to prove it. And it’s unprecdented in the last 650,000 years.

And NASA.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Graph. Titled “How we know” https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Did you check out the graph?

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Check out the graph

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

NASA scientists say it’s a Thing, and humans are causing it.

Hot enough (to cancel the Test match cricket) for ya?

Yeah I was surprised Renshaw didn’t get extended run.

If this were a timeless Test, Cheteshwar Pujara could bat until July

I remember that line … and how the pics illustrated the best way to walk off with dignity… had a picture of someone doing it, Greg Chappell I think: bat under the arm, take gloves off, get off. It was such a bible.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

Ha. Nice one. Worse things for sheets to smell like than cricket bat.

Roll on summer of cricket, roll on

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