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Half your luck Highlander, going to watch rugby in the best area in Aotearoa. I lived most of my youth in & around Wanaka, on my uncles farm & the other one a sheep station/ ( the Motatapu Station, if you know it) Recently brought & sold out again by Shania Twain. Always promised myself to go back & watch the ‘Warbirds’& catch up with Fred Hollows cousin. who lives there. Great area with a great history, as I found out many times back then. Enjoy, with your whanau, all of the festive season mate. Cheers

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

Yep Chook same to you Bro, you & your whanau have a great festive season. Fk, that time of year….. Xmas parties, & Iv’e already told the missus i’m poopin out this year. Lol.

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

Thanks Digger, as I wasn’t sure what was happening with Ardie. Anyway, all the best over the festive season to you & your whanau. Cheers.

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

Hi Digger. Have,’t heard the full story on Ardie, but how long do they reckon he’s sidelined for, mate? Obviously he’s a massive loss, tp the Canes.

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

As you, your whanau as well Geoff/

Ka Kite Ano.

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

Well mate if you can’t handle the truth, that’s your problem, as we really don’t need your approval to express our views. A chip on my shoulders you say? Well, mate it sounds as you have the whole forest.

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

Great wrap again Geoff, & yes it is not really a recommended time for the start of Super Rugby. Yeh back in the day, we were out running around the sandhills, in our part of the world, but even then it was pretty hot & exhausting. So here’s hoping player welfare is taken into consideration on that alone.

Nice mention pf the Mako’s, & geeez there is some talent in their ranks. The Saders will no doubt be looking at the reappearance of one, Will Jordan, as this kid is something. Being a year older & with the experience he gained from last season will mo doubt show out this on coming season. How good was Liam Squire. who IMO, was possibly the biggest loss, of not to make the squad for the Land of the Rising Sun. But then again his personal issues were finally sorted, which was good to hear.

As far as the Landers, go, they to are on the rebuild, as I’m looking forward to seeing the appearance of Seven’s stars Scott Gregory, Koroi, & Nareki, who have all been strangely omitted from this months Dubai squad. But even so the squad that Laidlaw has selected is pretty strong.

Well all the best to you Geoff, & fellow ‘Roarers’, for the approaching festive season. Cheers.

The Wrap: 2019’s rugby highlights, lowlights and wish list for 2020

But not the part on Anglo Saxon, with little extremism.

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

And ‘Tangata whenua’. Bloody auto correct.

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

‘Tanga’

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

Might be time for you to have a look in & around the Marae’s, pete. to learn our culture. I certainly believe in what is happening around Aqtearoa ATM, with Te Reo. & the teachings of Maori tanda in our education systems. Are we not Tanvata Whenua, being the culture of the land & it’s people?

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

Just calling them the Saders would be good enough IMO/

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

It’s a great idea, & as a Kiwi, I thoroughly agree. Back to our culture, back to our true mana. the culture of the land & it’s people. ATM, there are many European name being changed back to their original names, which is really great to see.

IMO, what i would like to see, is the name change, also, of my province of birth. Otago. Otago, wtf!!! It’s the name given to the province by some lazy Pom whaler’s who possibly couldn’t care to notice the correct & right pronunciation, which is Otakau, a small village , near Taiaroa Heads at the entrance of the harbour.

Bring om all the name changes, away from their European titles &, backgrounds, to our culture. of ‘tangata whenua’. Our culture. of the land & it’s people.

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

What a lot of rubbish. as if you care to look into the Maori culture & read the truth, then you just might understand. As it is it’s the British that are associated with atrocities & genocide, over the centuries, globally. We are ‘ Tangata Whenua’ & proud of many things associated with Aotearoa.

Crusaders to keep name but change logo

Yeh pretty right there Pinetree. as coming off the bench would, be my go. Like Bender, without doubt would be my selection at the back, & Vermeulen is the standout last man down.

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

Yep maybe so, but it was Mark, that was one of the reasons ‘King Wally’ went to League, as during their time in the Australian schoolboys, Wally was always second fiddle.

The Wrap: Australian rugby’s strange parallel universe

Yep back in the day Geoff, he’d rather attend our club functions, at the ‘Sheeps..t pub in Homebush, than socialise with his own team, Lol. He, from what Iv’e heard recently, still resides up there in North Ryde. Great bloke though, & always heaps of laughs. No doubt from his Maori side. Lol. Cheers.

The Wrap: Australian rugby’s strange parallel universe

Hi Chook, & yeh, it’s not facts, it’s the truth, that it appears many can’t handle. Ffs, Australia, lost a great player, due to someone, who was so critical of him at the time, In fact. ( there goes the fact word again), did you ever see him & his brothers play?
Along with profiteering, mate, have you ever put as much back into the game, as what you have possibly taken out, as many have?

The Wrap: Australian rugby’s strange parallel universe

Nice read Geoff, especially the interesting comments of one Alan Jones. Even though he was a Grand Slam coach, he IMO, & a few ‘qualified’ others. always considered him as just a great motivator. Remembering, how he ‘took over’ from the excellent Bob Dwyer, who actually had many of those particular players in place. On speaking with the likes, of a very good fullback from that era, several times, whose brother scored a try in every international on that tour, ( not hard to guess who it is)he himself, gives the credit to Bob. Even my old mate Olsen, has said the same of our dismal radio host after his pathetic tenure at the Tigers. Then again talking with said players brother, he, along with others do blame the great ‘motivator’, with the early retirement of his brother at the tender age of 25. He was a massive loss to Australian rugby. Pure magic.

The Wrap: Australian rugby’s strange parallel universe

Yep will do Geoff, as seeing people placing their lives on the line, in & around these fires, is bloody scary stuff. Like, as I said some are really fighting for survival. & for some brain dead moron to come out with this garbage, shows what a sicko he is.

The Wrap: The art of writing the recurring rugby column

Interesting Geoff, but these sort of issues have been problematic through the administration side of the rugby for decades now, Especially around the RA, NSWRU, & Sydney Subbies. all based in Sydney. Being there in a voluntary capacity in the 80’s, & early 90’s it was an education, to see the complete wasting of funding. on regular night harbour cruises, dining out at top hotel locations. special rooms apart at receptions for the management group, mainly for the top shelf drinking, etc etc. Many of us at the time, & even now, so Iv’e been advised, looked upon the complete waste of finances, that could have been channelled out into player development, promoting the game in schools, clubs, etc etc. So yes, it’s going to be a hard cycle to break.

Thoroughly disgusted with this bible banging flog, Folau, preaching his garbage to his cult, as there are so many out there that are fighting for survival. Even the volunteer fire fighters are doing an amazing job. As it is I have a couple of Whanau, from NZ, that are staying with me, between breaks. that come back completely knackered.It’s not a good sight out there mate. Cheers.

The Wrap: The art of writing the recurring rugby column

So looking forward to seeing Seven’s star Scott Gregory hopefully linking up with fellow Seven’s campaigner Jona Nareki at the Landers.

New Zealand Super Rugby teams announce final squads for 2020

Good assessment RT, as IMO, not only was he lazy, but it was also noticeable, that Itoje shied away from the hard stuff, more & more as the game moved on. & as Harry rightfully pointed out. So. I agree with what you wrote.

Off now to take our Kiwi volunteers, out to the fire zones night shift. Cheers

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Excellent read, Harry, & your assessment, is pretty right. From a Kiwi. the Pom were outplayed by a Bokke side that did the hard yards consistently. Unlike the Semi the Poms won, by kicking the penalties the AB’s, in many cases gave away ridiculously. ( Remembering that both side’s scored a try each), they had the momentum going for them. The final, the Pom, met a Bokke team that was up for the challenge, & challenge they did, by shutting down the momentum that the opposition was trying to create. MOTM Daune Vermeulen, was something else, with Etzebeth just showing his total class during his 60 mins on the paddock. Even your assessment of the locks was spot on IMO.

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Yep Pinetree, & as it was shown, again, as in the past, Farrell doesn’t perform well with a pack that’s on the back foot.

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