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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:24 pm

Dunno what was worse. Listening to Grant Nisbett trying to pronounce Samoan and Tongan greetings or Joe Wheeler's hilarious Asian accent.


Just kidding. Joe wins.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Doorzetbornandbred » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:43 am

morepork wrote:Dunno what was worse. Listening to Grant Nisbett trying to pronounce Samoan and Tongan greetings or Joe Wheeler's hilarious Asian accent.


Just kidding. Joe wins.


BT Sports presenters could do with learning how to pronounce Maori and PI names along with Maori place names. Some of the pronounciations at the weekend were appalling.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Lizard » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:07 am

What gets me is that apparently it’s hard to pronounce only one part of “Leicester Fainga'anuku.” (One of the best names in rugby, BTW).
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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Cameo » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:46 am

No games going to a golden point for a year and then two come along on one weekend. The last two weeks have really spiced up the competition in this year's edition. It had felt like it was drifting to an inevitable Crusaders Blues final (which is still the likely outcome but everyone has looked dangerous).

The golden point rule has also tested drop kick skills.

Less sure about the captain's challenge rule. Used quite well by the captains today but it sits a bit weirdly with the refs' discretion to check things anyway. For example, Crusaders scored a try from what looked on first viewing like it could be a forward pass, ref decided not to check it, Hurricanes reviewed and lost their review. Fine in a way and right outcome reached but without the review system there (or just another ref), I feel they would check it anyway. I wonder whether the system is best used just for foul play, which the victim should notice but the refs might not without a prompt.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:11 pm

Fark. Lost to the Chuffs. DM controlled things pretty well for a wee felly.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Cameo » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:24 am

morepork wrote:Fark. Lost to the Chuffs. DM controlled things pretty well for a wee felly.


Yeah, don't know if something has gone a bit wrong for the crusaders over the last few weeks or if they are just building towards the final in a few weeks.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:06 pm

Sooo....with Mo'unga doing the damage and DMac's new Balls of Steel, what chance of BB getting back in the starting 15 when he is finished fucking about in Japan?

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Doorzetbornandbred » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:26 am

morepork wrote:Sooo....with Mo'unga doing the damage and DMac's new Balls of Steel, what chance of BB getting back in the starting 15 when he is finished fucking about in Japan?


Coaches have some interesting chats to be made about selection in a number of positions.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Lizard » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:24 pm

So the Hurricanes/Highlanders dead rubber turned out to be a very silly, very entertaining game.

Dane Coles and Mitch Hunt got simultaneously binned for handbags off the ball.

Later, 'landers co-captain Ash Dixon made the worst ever Captain's Referral, and one which may stand as the worst for all time no matter how long the Law trial continues. He referred potential foul play by Dane Coles (already on a yellow, remember) at a ruck where his foot had made contact with a prone Highlander's neck. The replay clearly showed the Coles had been shithoused and held in the ruck by another Highlander, causing him to stumble and accidentally tread on the bloke on the ground. The bloke on the ground took umbrage and deliberately reached out and grabbed Coles' ankle to trip him as he tried to run back to rejoin play. So the Highlanders not only lose their referral, they are also penalised. The penalty is kicked out. Hurricanes win their lineout, maul and Coles scores a try by steam rolling over the other co-captain, Aaron Smith. LOL.
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Re: SRA 2021

Postby J Dory » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:08 pm

Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:55 pm

J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.



Yeah, that was naff. Codie Taylor is nailing it though.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Lizard » Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:21 pm

morepork wrote:
J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.



Yeah, that was naff. Codie Taylor is nailing it though.

A couple of weeks ago someone described Asafo Aumau as playing like Codie Taylor if Codie Taylor was built like two Codie Taylors.

Got to say - there a lot of form players across the park right now.
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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Cameo » Mon May 03, 2021 8:15 pm

J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.


Yeah, and his whining to the ref that he is just having a bit of fun is annoying (although the commentators lapped it up). Fair enough, a bit busy up every now and then but continuous niggle takes the fun out of it for most people, and makes life impossible for the refs.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Cameo » Mon May 03, 2021 8:18 pm

Lizard wrote:
morepork wrote:
J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.



Yeah, that was naff. Codie Taylor is nailing it though.

A couple of weeks ago someone described Asafo Aumau as playing like Codie Taylor if Codie Taylor was built like two Codie Taylors.

Got to say - there a lot of form players across the park right now.


Taylor then Aumau would be my starter and sub at the moment.

Backrow will be fascinating. Would like to see Frizell, Sotutu and maybe Papalii for an early test but that might seem Blues heavy given their form.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Mon May 03, 2021 8:34 pm

Cameo wrote:
J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.


Yeah, and his whining to the ref that he is just having a bit of fun is annoying (although the commentators lapped it up). Fair enough, a bit busy up every now and then but continuous niggle takes the fun out of it for most people, and makes life impossible for the refs.



Andrew Hore once asked of the ref after a penalty for clattering Carter, "Are we not allowed to tackle Dan Carter".


Then he went and shot some seals.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby J Dory » Mon May 03, 2021 9:07 pm

Lizard wrote:
morepork wrote:
J Dory wrote:Coles is a niggly player. The elbow in the face of the guy on the ground that got him the yellow was shitty.



Yeah, that was naff. Codie Taylor is nailing it though.

A couple of weeks ago someone described Asafo Aumau as playing like Codie Taylor if Codie Taylor was built like two Codie Taylors.

Got to say - there a lot of form players across the park right now.


That sounds like a perfect prelude to a Cas form 15 ABs thread. Where is Cas, banned again?

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Mon May 03, 2021 10:20 pm

No, he isn't. Probably shooting for the NZ Apprentice, or Love Island Pakatoa or something.

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Sat May 08, 2021 8:31 pm

Chuffs gave it a good go but no sale. Mo'ounga still carving it up, but he needs to smile more, the grumpy shit. DMac up for an AB recall, surely?

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Re: SRA 2021

Postby Lizard » Sun May 09, 2021 1:09 pm

There's a part of me wants to moan about the reffing, but you can't expect to win a final if you fuck up 3 or 4 lineouts in the first half and miss 3 shots at goal.

I didn't even get to watch the final live - I'd bought tickets for Beastwars back when we had no chance of making the finals.
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Re: SRA 2021

Postby morepork » Sun May 09, 2021 4:56 pm

If you'd watched live, maybe they'd have won. Instead you chose Beastiality. The Tron will be divided on those priorities.


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