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Posted in: Bars brace for Rugby World Cup surge in beer drinking See in context

something other the usual mass-produced, slop like heineken would make a nice start

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Posted in: Boks call on referee for equal treatment against All Blacks See in context

@Risky Mosaic - Except that neither of them were well deserved...

This is a bit cheeky of Erasmus given the brutal assault by Snyman on Retallic in the RC

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Posted in: Departing Gatland out for perfect end to 12-year Wales reign See in context

If Wales win the world cup I will eat my hat.

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Posted in: All Blacks coach Hansen unruffled by breakdown 'cheats' call See in context

The usual jealousy and lack of understanding from NH commentators....

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Posted in: Japan holds nationwide disaster drills See in context

I tell you a disaster...that colour coordination.... disastrous!

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Posted in: Ireland wreck Gatland's Welsh farewell with 22-17 win See in context

As a NZ fan...t's been hard dropping to #2 these last 2 weeks.... after a decade at the very pinnacle, #2 was bitter pill

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Posted in: France World Cup opener 'all or nothing´: Medard See in context

I hope Argentina Win.... They should because they are hardened in the superior Rugby Championship... But mostly because I'd like to see a desperate France play against England. Despite all the hype, there is a chance England will fail to progress yet again... and let's be honest, we ALL want to see that!

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Posted in: Japan names Rugby World Cup squad See in context

30 points aganst a second string NZ in a festival match... you shouldn't confuse that with a RWC match @luke

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Posted in: Japan names Rugby World Cup squad See in context

well - good luck to them. They are a better team now (and with a better coach) than they were in 2015. But even then they are more likely to finish 4th than 2nd in their pool. 3rd place according to rankings. They will need either Ireland or Scotland to have a bad day and they will need one of those convenient Ref controversies that have plagued rugby since the last world cup.

Not impossible - and it would be amazing...and even with half a team of foreigners... it's still unlikely.

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Posted in: Marvel celebrates 80th anniversary with massive comic See in context

will it be as boring as their movies have been?

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Posted in: Cheika upbeat for World Cup despite heavy defeat to All Blacks See in context

bit of a different story when they have 15 layers on the field. Time to send those French refs packing. They have presided over some of the worst errors in refereeing over the last 4 years. Time to put a SH ref in charge again

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Posted in: Wales become No. 1 after beating England 13-6 in Cardiff See in context

what a nonsense. They haven't beaten NZ in 70 years and their wouldn't be a ruby fan in the world who'd back wales to win a series against NZ.

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Posted in: Scott Barrett returns as Hansen cuts five from All Blacks squad See in context

That is such a good team. ABs are clearly foxing with tactics and selections at this point... but keeping the Bledisloe Cup for a 17th consecutive season is non-negotiable.

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Posted in: UK and Sapporo bond over beer and rugby See in context

well - it's nice that the English may get at least something out of a World Cup.......

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Posted in: Alarm at New Zealand's falling schoolboy rugby numbers See in context

There are a lot of reason for this. As someone who teaches at NZ's #1 ranked High school team I can tell you that the elite competition has taken over from the traditional role that the clubs once played in NZ. This has meant that the middle of the road high schools have turned away from rugby as their students don't want to face the endless thumpings that the top 20 or 30 teams give the when they play.

Whilst the numbers ARE dropping the level and professionalism is actually rising; and there is still a role for the great athlete that takes up rugby seriously at a later point. NZ certainly doesn't need to worry about this. It is simply the way professional rugby has evolved.

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Posted in: Rusty All Blacks have plenty of room for improvement See in context

Alternatively: A scratch team of NZers featuring 4 startings ABs wins, away from home against team that's been together and playing since January......

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Posted in: Cocaine production hit new record in 2017: U.N. report See in context

well I hope this means a price drop as well....

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Posted in: Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms See in context

Still the Nation of Islam and Black panthers are still up I see - I guess it's only towards white people... isn't it always the way

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Posted in: Axing Sunwolves will damage Asian rugby: team CEO See in context

It was a failed experiment. SR needs to return to a round robin and means fewer teams. Last in, first out. Plus the sunwolves are like a foreign entity with some token Japanese players... who is it actually helping?

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Posted in: In the aftermath of the mosque killings in New Zealand, there have been suggestions that the Canterbury Crusaders rugby union team change its name, in view of its historical religious connotations. What do you think? See in context

Under no circumstances at all should they change. NZ is a secular country (by majority) and pandering to religious beliefs is not called for

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Posted in: Big Oscar win by 'Green Book' leaves many frustrated See in context

Black Panther is possibly the most overrated movie of all time. Frankly Aquaman was considerably better

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Posted in: Balance of intelligence factors makes Japan the world’s smartest country, according to this list See in context

Actually, according to science, Ashkenazi Jewish population have the highest average IQ. Of course just mentioning this biological fact is enough to get people booted out of tenured positions in universities. But it remains a fact.

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Posted in: Composure on big stage fuels Osaka's rise to top See in context

maybe one day she delight Japanese crowds by learning to speak Japanese?

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Posted in: Crotty only change in strong All Blacks side to face Ireland See in context

All Blacks by 13+... you read it here first!

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Posted in: Trailer for 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' promises a show filled with unforgettable turbocharged battles See in context

possibly the most stupid thing I have ever seen...

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Posted in: Women in Tokyo strongly back single-sex transport amid security fears: global poll See in context

what about for men that 'identify' as women? or Trannies?

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Posted in: All Blacks hold on for 16-15 comeback win over England See in context

England were offside all day (as usual) - but they played well for 25 minutes, The ABs adjusted (as they are want to do) and the points came, just as England's point scoring ground to a halt.

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Posted in: All Blacks' games against England, Ireland headline November rugby series See in context

NZ will steamroll both England and Ireland. Ireland are not quite the team they think they are... without Conor Murray they lose their only real player who could potentially start for the ABs

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Posted in: Farrell escapes ban over Twickenham tackle; free to face All Blacks See in context

Definitely worth a sanction in game. Agree not red card, probably yellow, certainly a penalty.

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Posted in: Farrell kicks England to victory over Springboks See in context

As usual World Rugby completely drop the ball when sanctioning a star NH player. A shoulder charge like that cost a clean sweep in the Lions series last year for NZ

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