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Posted in: Bulls dash Lions hopes of reaching fourth straight final See in context

The Lions must be pretty salty. Highlanders! What way to go out for Bender getting into the Quarters!! Hope he plays..

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Posted in: Highlanders fight for playoffs with 49-12 win over Waratahs See in context

TBH, horrible season for the Landers with some injuries and just plain bad decision making game time. Thank you Bender for services rendered, all the best !!

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Posted in: Chiefs storm into Super Rugby playoffs See in context

Fur sure Risky, add the sugar to the mix, Cane and Retallick and all systems go...

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Posted in: Drunkenly operating a drone becomes a crime under new law See in context

I bought my second drone recently, at the price I paid I’d be very reluctant to fly whilst under the influence for fear of losing the investment and secondly, the areas where I can fly without permits is off the beaten track so would be very difficult to police anyways...

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup trophy arrives in Japan; to tour host cities See in context

Got a feeling the quest for the 3 peat might be a bridge too far for the Blackness this year...

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Posted in: Delays and long waits as Japan residents rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets See in context

Remarkably similar to the Rugby World Cup ballot, that was a bit of an excercise in futility and got nowhere fast. Took 20 hours to get a pool game ticket for Oita. Very frustrating,hopefully both events go smoothly...

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Posted in: Highlanders thrash Sunwolves 52-0 in Super Rugby See in context

Sunwolves basically the last two years were more or less flicked off by the JRFU, Jamie J and T Brown got it working but to make it work, you had to bring on the foreign talent an jettison the local crew...As for Japanese Rugby, the World Cup win in '15 against the Saffas will go down as a gobsmacker ,but who scored the winning try? Down at the pub banter, watching Japanese Team and the Sunwolves play is like " Where are the Japanese players"?

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Posted in: Japanese police urged to take 'light-touch' approach toward fans at Rugby World Cup See in context

I just hope the pubs have enough beer to keep the punters happy...Kumamoto and Oita are in for rocking good time!

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Posted in: New Zealand face stiff challenge to win 3rd straight World Cup See in context

Lots of contenders for this one, not putting money on but If Super Rugby and Six nations is any gauge of what to expect, the Blackness might be pushing the proverbial .. uphill..bad run of injuries ,but..Let’s see how the Rugby Championship plays out especially against the Saffas, that will be the litmus test..

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Posted in: New 'Star Wars' film titled 'The Rise of Skywalker' See in context

Star Wars buffs will suck it up, JJ Abrams is no slouch and he will prolly deliver a pretty good "product" for Disney...as for bargain bin shopping for latest releases, by the time this hits the shelves for thrifty punters you'll be on the pension...

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Posted in: All Blacks' Sonny Bill out for six weeks with knee surgery See in context

I think Maa Nonu could be the comeback kid if SBW doesn’t come right...

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Posted in: China's premier meets New Zealand PM amid 5G dispute See in context

The National Govt set up a lot of deals for the Chinese when John Key was in power, now Labour has to follow through on these one sided transactions...Hope Jacinda plays hard ball & throws some Human rights issue concerns into the fray..

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Posted in: Japan's Sunwolves to be cut from Super Rugby after 2020: SANZAAR See in context

Supersport dissapointed with Sunwolves ratings

Maybe time for the Saffas to join their Northern Hemisphere friends in a new format and leave the pacific basin for rugby to flourish...Bring back the Force and keep the Sunwolves, Jaguares can come too!

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Posted in: Blues beat Highlanders 33-26 in Super Rugby See in context

Blues played well, Landers were just horrible.. Naholo lost his place already in the Blackness...

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Posted in: Japan's Sunwolves set to be dropped from Super Rugby: report See in context

Say it aint so...They’re just coming right too, even without their JP internationals..Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown have done a pretty good job this year..No pastings of late (Sharks game, Nah) and very slim margins when they lost, historic win in NZ..

Shame Hong Kong didnt get more games,hard to imgagine Singapore getting on the Rugby bandwagon.Sanzaars money grab didnt work, poor form really...

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Posted in: Super Rugby team Crusaders open to discuss name change following NZ mosque shooting See in context

Each Super Rugby team has its own namesake that represents the predominent history, culture or natural phenomena of the franchise's area. I hail from Dunedin, a city built on the blueprint of Edinburgh therefore the Highlanders, Christchurch (A name in itself!) follows an English design and of course named their team the Crusaders and so on. Back in the mid 90's, I remember going to the original Super 10 and Super 12 games at Carisbrook, nothing flash, no fireworks or night games or fancy gimmicks, just footy, never paid too much attention to the names.. In those days, NZ was still on the outer rim of the world with a very very small ethnic population of muslims and immigrants from Central Asia and Africa. I'm sure at the time of brainstorming a name for the Canterbury Super Rugby franchise, the name was a logical decision and no offense was made or taken, then...Fast forward twenty three years and things have changed dramatically and political correctness is the order of the day..As Goldy has pointed out, its up to the Crusader management and the people of Christchurch to make that decision. All I hope for is people to remember what has happened, show some respect and humility and lets get back to Rugby...

On a lighter note, why did they name Aucklands team the "Blues" ? :)

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Posted in: Crusaders game canceled; Lions, Reds win in Super Rugby See in context

The most anticipated game of the year so far but common sense prevails...Good decision by Landers and Saders management to call this one off. Kia Kaha

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Posted in: Hurricanes edge Highlanders 25-22 in Super Rugby See in context

Thats what NZ derbys are about! Blues and Chiefs, Crikey sort it out...glad Im a Landers fan. Sunwolves are pumping it!! Almost 2 in a row in Godzone...

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Posted in: Gov’t plans to use facial recognition system to help prevent gambling addiction See in context

Proverbial banging your head against a brick wall applies here. One thing that is suprising is the lack of suburban uprisings that say "Nah, don't build that monstrosity in our neighborhood" or maybe there is but all I know is there is a new 5 story monolith with a frkn lion on top with LED eyes that pierce the night looking at my balcony

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Posted in: Sunwolves score historic victory as Crusaders extend win streak See in context

All credit the the Sunwolves but sheesh, the Chiefs really suck this year! That was no close scoreline and the Wolves played for a lost brother, more fuel to stoke the fire!

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Posted in: Pacific players suggest World Cup boycott over league exclusion See in context

Greed & Money, its a Johnny Cash song right there...

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Posted in: Watch the game or have a pint? World Cup fans may face a choice in Japan See in context

I call Fukuoka home ( Well..second home) and there are several sports bars around town that are dedicated to keeping the punters oiled and well fed, Fish and Chips, pies and general pub grub, all located within walking distance of each other. Surely the Rugby village will be the kicking off point for getting on the waste bro!

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Posted in: Okinawa base referendum may deal nationwide electoral blow to Abe See in context

yeah, nah

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Posted in: Highlanders beat Chiefs 30-27 in Super Rugby opener See in context

Landers get out of Jail! Suck that tronsters!

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Posted in: The battle for rugby’s greatest prize See in context

Wouldn’t mind Manu Samoa getting a look in, after all, they provide most top tier teams with many a good player...

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Posted in: Tickets for all Japan games at Rugby World Cup sell out See in context

Got tickets to the Blackness in Oita, will have to work weekends for months as I forked out ¥44k for two tickets :)

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup 2019 general ticket sales set to begin See in context

I hear your pain Ange, Missed the ballot last year, queued for 15 hours last night, Credit Card processing didn’t go through and had to queue again for another 5 hours, by then everything was gone but managed to get ABs in Oita, B section only available so ¥45,000 for 2 tix...most money I’ve ever spent on a footy match and it’s only a pool game :( but pretty excited nonetheless...I’ll be wild if I see empty seats at venue I applied for in the ballot...

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup organizers focus on filling stadiums See in context

Fingers crossed for the 1st in best dressed option on Jan 19th. All I want is 1 measly ticket to the Blackness in Oita. If I have to sell hot dogs in the stadium to get in, I'll do it!! :)

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Posted in: Phenomenal demand for Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets as final ticket ballot closes See in context

Stupid me never got tickets at the beginning of the year, missed out on the ballot for All Blacks in Oita yesterday, what do do??

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Posted in: England bench features captain Hartley; Wallabies dump Beale See in context

Han Solo: "Ive got a bad feeling about this..."

Hopefully Oz keep it reasonably contested...

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