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Kia ora – I’ve been about, just not a lot to say about Super games lately

I don’t have a problem with “mercenaries” (except when they beat my team and I can’t think of anything else to whinge about) although guys like Hodgson and Sharpe were more imports than mercs in that they hung around.

Hodgo has basically become Twiggy’s right hand man with regards to the RR setup.

The Honeybadger is back this Friday with the World XV, though I’ve not seen it advertised here!

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

Similar to the ARU boardroom when the Force copped it

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

Sounds like another side for the Rapid Rugby comp

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

Canterbury All Blacks would be pretty accurate most of the time

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Yes, ‘swords’

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Choice as in choice

I got it

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

The theory as I’ve heard it endlessly repeated (mainly by my Dad) was that the Moriori were in NZ first, all peaceful. Then the nasty Maori came along and invaded and killed and ate them.
It had long been used as an excuse for racism.
You apparently know much more about it than I do, but the most recent findings I had seen were that the Maori and Moriori arrived around the same time.

My point about the date was that at that point in time the older theory was still prevalent.

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

That’s a link to a story from 2001 mate

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Took me a few minutes to make the connection was Dementors – I was trying to figure out how the Greek goddess of the harvest factored in

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Cheeky buggers – hard not to laugh though

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Seems no different to London Irish

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

That’s actually quite hilarious in this context

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

It’s not happening mate

It’s made up rubbish designed to whip up the racists

hence imaginary

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

I’m quite liking Kea as a name – intelligent, cheeky, industriously destructive

Matches Canterbury rugby pretty well I reckon

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Don’t know mate, I haven’t lived in NZ for a while now.

I’d suspect, much like here – the kids of immigrants tend to more than the parents who may already have their favourite sports – but I’m sure someone currently there can say for sure

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Canterbury Kea?

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Agreed:

Canterbury Fornicating Alcoholics it is

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

On the contrary, I hope it’s a thorough one that covers all aspects so we can move forward with confidence the franchise reflects the entire community.

Jeez I might run for the council myself

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

I think people are making a maunga out of a molehill to be honest.

They’ve just said they’ll have a conversation.

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

I’ll bet Saracens are happy they’ve been dragged into this as a ‘what about’!

What is the background on that name anyway? Was there some middle eastern connection when the club was formed?

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Was Saracen a slur though, everything I can see is that it was used by European Christians to refer to Arabs?

Hard to say now I suppose, but we’d all probably have a problem with a team called the Toowoomba Sheep Shaggers

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Please point out to me where I mocked the Christian religion
I was mocking the fake news memes that get around proclaiming councils have been forced to cancel Christmas/Easter/ANZAC day celebrations that are widely shared every year by the ignorant
I will continue to do so

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Quite possibly, but I was only a kid myself at that time – more concerned with local rugby. Reds to me now just brings up QLD, though they were probably being called the Maroons back then

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

Why?

It’s just the English word for Mosque

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change

I suspect that will be the end result, after consultation.

Then if anyone in future has a problem we can all say “remember we had that conversation back in 2019”.

NZ government backs Crusaders on potential name change