Jaymann comments

Posted in: Samoa triumph in the rain in Cape Town Sevens See in context

anyone's game in conditions like that. well done Samoa. NZ on the up though. 2 years out and just starting to find their feet again.

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Posted in: England draws with All Blacks from 25-6 down at Twickenham See in context

Whilst the AB will take their undefeated end of year tour with their usual grace. These lapses in concentration have been ongoing and speak of a lack of mental fortitude. NZ owned England in almost every area (especially in the tight where they bossed England around). The bench were poor with their impact (especially Perenara) and their inability to close out the last 10 minutes (albeit being down to 14) was not an isolated incident.

Good signs though - they looked 20 points better than England and their forward pack and scrum is now amongst the best.

A word about French referee Raynal. He is poison to a game of rugby. Equally bad on both teams he needs to be shifted along so that better refs can be given high profile games.

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Posted in: England beats Japan 52-13 in rugby test See in context

a wee bit different to playing NZ's 2nd streamers after a 6-week layoff.

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Posted in: All Blacks blow 14-0 start in comeback win over Scotland See in context

The ABs never seriously looked liked losing. They constructed 4 excellent tries and always looked the goods with ball in hand. Scotland had a penalty try and an intercept. If not for the NH ref's weird interpretation of rucks and scrums Scotland would hardly have threatened.

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Posted in: All Blacks thrash Wales 55-23 See in context

Great to see the games biggest drawcard and best entertainers starting to find their rhythm again.

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Posted in: Pumas upset England 30-29 at Twickenham See in context

I'm neither upset nor am I surprised. England are a one-dimensional 10-man rugby team and when they meet a team that matches them in an arm wrestle they look decidedly beatable.

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Posted in: Over 65,000 tickets sold for All Blacks match against Japan See in context

This 2nd steam ABs will likely only win by 25-30 points.

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Posted in: All Blacks deal with injuries, absences for Japan, European tour See in context

I think it is more likely to be an undefeated tour for the ABs. They look a far, far better team than they did at the start of the year.

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Posted in: Porsche shares rise in one of Europe's largest market debuts See in context

Probably the car with the most design-character of all time.

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Posted in: Argentina coach slams referee after four yellow cards and 22 penalties See in context

The difference between the rounds was the inclusion of NH refs in the first few rounds. The officiating from the NH refs was appalling (as always). There appears to be no understanding of the ruck from the European refs whatsoever. Argentina were rightly penalised throughout the game.

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Posted in: The popularity of Japan vintages is astonishing. I believe prices will further go up. See in context

Not only the so-called 'Japanese lawsuit guitars' of the 1970s; several of which (at that time) were better than the US produced ones. But also many of the local acoustic brands at the time are exquisite guitars. Kohno, Yairi are world-class and many from the era feature Brazillian Rosewood as the tone woods. Tokai and Orville are stand outs for the electrics. The 1970s Ibanez 335 copy is as good as the original Gibson.

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel to propose another record minimum-wage hike See in context

are they aware that min wage rises are inflationary?

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Posted in: Abortion laws spark profound changes in other medical care See in context

So pressure your legislators to do their jobs. Abortion should never have been to SCOTUS to decide upon in the first place. In this, at least, they have made a sensible decision. Respect that both sides of the debate have equal validity; debate the issues, pass laws.

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Posted in: LDP scores big victory in upper house election See in context

How sad for Japan

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Posted in: Rugby woes: Things look black in All Black land after loss See in context

There's no doubt about it - Ireland were much better than the 13 ABs they had to face ..or is that farce? Rugby has lost its way with the amount of cards dished out. We no longer know which is the better team - just who is unluckiest in under the subjective whims of World Rugby and the referees.

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Posted in: All Blacks start season with 42-19 win over Ireland in 1st test See in context

The game of the weekend. I suspect this ABs team have a lot more left in them yet

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Posted in: Cycling sets stricter rules for transgender athletes See in context

Woman (noun) Meaning: Adult human female

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Posted in: Disney's 'Lightyear' banned in 14 markets after same-sex kiss controversy See in context

If Disney wanna go woke - the expect to go broke

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Posted in: U.S. naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash See in context

Only a fool would expect Justice from a Japanese court

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Posted in: Gov't to fight damages suit filed by family of dead Sri Lankan See in context

Let's hope the government are forced to pay even more

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Posted in: U.S. to host Rugby World Cup for 1st time; Australia gets 2027, 2029 events See in context

Ah, no it isn’t. The Olympics and the World Cup are way bigger

ahhhh, so that's 2 - did they not say #3?

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Posted in: New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa See in context

I'm out

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Posted in: Elon Musk reaches deal to buy Twitter for $44 bil See in context

A great day for proponents of free speech and a slap in the face of the woke left. All in all - a beautiful day to be a Twitter user.

and b y the way Hiro: He overpaid for that garbage. It not even worth half that amount. Is literally just a app for people to post a quick picture, video and text. With that kind of money, he could literally pull several nations out of their economic woes.

You clearly don't use Twitter at all if that is what you believe.

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Posted in: Don't call him CEO: Jack Dorsey says he's 'Block Head' now See in context

Looking forward to him leaving the board when Elon Musk takes over Twitter and restores freedom of speech to the platform

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Posted in: France beat England 25-13 to seal Grand Slam in style See in context

England looked very poor. They seem to have no real attacking ideas. France were strong in set-piece facets but their skill-level was average. Both these teams are quite beatable.

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Posted in: Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution See in context

Capital punishment is utterly barbaric, in any country. It is a mark of a civilised country not to use on its citizens

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Posted in: 3D printing a house in less than 24 hours — Japanese company meets its goal See in context

The concept is great - but they still sound too expensive. You'd need 5 or 6 of them at least in a modular grouping to be useful for a family.

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Posted in: Sadako now has her own YouTube channel See in context

This is almost funny.. It needs a touch of the Taika Waititi and it could work

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Posted in: Air New Zealand unveils huge loss, warns worse to come See in context

If only they still had Christopher Luxon in charge. Mind you, as he clearly odds-on favourite to be Prime Minister in 2023 - in some ways he will be in charge of Air NZ again.

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Posted in: More protesters expected at thinning New Zealand blockade See in context

It certainly is interesting watching the media arm of the Labour party trying and failing to paint these freedom protesters as white supremacists and whatever else kind of boogeymen the left are currently obsessing over. Yes, there are some 'crazies' in the crowd for sure. Anyone who has taken time to go down and walk through the protest can quickly see it is mostly concerned, happy people (overwhelmingly left-wing themselves) tired and upset over government overreach in NZ. And now that the high court have ruled that mandates are illegal; and now that the measures of the Ardern government are so clearly failing - well, it is only a matter of time before many of the measures are abandoned for good. Sadly, the horrendous cost to NZ will endure for many years to come.

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