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Posted in: New Zealand reports 1st virus vaccine death See in context

Like Akula said, the mandate is to get to 80% then get people thru the turnstiles..

Sorry, meant Nonu..

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Posted in: New Zealand reports 1st virus vaccine death See in context

Aotearoa relies heavily on tourism and needs that sector to stimulate the economy. Even mainstay farming has been hit hard because of the shortage of foreign workers coming into help out. Like Akula said, the mandate is to get to 80% then get people thru the turnstiles..

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Posted in: New Zealand cancels Springbok tests amid COVID-19 lockdown See in context

Apparently, the ARU only found out about the cancellation via social media.

And they weren't too happy about it were they...

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Posted in: New Zealand to accept alleged Islamic State militant, 2 kids See in context

Mongrel Mob, Black Power, Road Knights to name a few, will do more harm than his lady in the short & long term...

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Posted in: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding See in context

That was Legitness!

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Posted in: Ireland edge Japan 39-31 in 9-try thriller in Dublin See in context

Love the Blackness but it was a sham. Mt Smart Stadium to appeal to Sth Aucklanders but stadium half empty, Tongan players paying for MIQ themselves, hard to get worked up for that one :(

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Posted in: Japan coach tells players to express themselves against Lions See in context

Look at his Jersey , Glaringly obvious hes eligible to play for Japan. Take the blinkers off mate and get used to the fact Japan doesn't produce physical specimens to match the bulk of a lot of international teams, but in saying that Himeno had a cracker season for the Highlanders!!

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Posted in: Barrett scores 25 for Suntory in rugby Top League romp See in context

This is turning into a farce, buy the best players possible and totally shaft the weakest opposition who don't have resources to match this obviously well oiled and Cashed up machine. Sad state of affairs for the little man just starting his rugby in Japan, work you bum off in the Japanese system, then a truckload of foreign rugby players decide to take up Japanese citizenship and deny you your spot you've worked half your life for...just sad..

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Posted in: Crusaders overpower Highlanders in Super Rugby Aotearoa opener See in context

Crusaders on course to break yellow card records, great being the champions isn't it... Moody found a way to circumvent closed fist policy, hit with the bottom of your palm instead, Awesome!!

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Posted in: Japan to launch new professional rugby league in 2022 See in context

Japan has more registered players than some of the home Unions particularly Ireland, Wales & Scotland.

I agree with Mr Kipling and have always been been frustrated by the need to introduce foreign players to bolster the ranks at the expense of promising local players. That mindset of acquiring big names on their off contract is more common place these days and quite unfair to local talent. Something needs to change in Japan as the pension plan for semi retiring Intl Rugby players., the system is just getting used and has become a joke imo and even players have gone on the record to say Japan is an easy out and paycheck...easy on the body good for the wallet...

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Posted in: Pumas post historic win over All Blacks after 13-month layoff See in context

Good on the Argies, poor showing from the blackness, not looking too good is it??

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Posted in: Australia, New Zealand make changes for 4th Bledisloe test See in context

Too late, too slow, in the showers you go Blackness

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Posted in: All Blacks thrash Wallabies 43-5 to retain Bledisloe Cup See in context

Got to feel sorry for Rennie, hes got a long way to go...

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Posted in: Ardern wins landslide victory in New Zealand See in context

More houses please...

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Posted in: Mo'unga says Wallabies better side, Hodge haunted by penalty miss See in context

That was a painful watch from a Kiwi POV. First international for an age, rusty blah blah. Glad to see the boys having a beer together after the game and Michael Hooper getting a congratulations speech for his 100th for Australia, good Anzac camaraderie there...

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Posted in: Japan vows to boost missile defense after North Korea parade See in context

That's Thunderbird 1 isn't it??

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Posted in: No Australian, Pacific teams in New Zealand's Super Rugby competition in 2021 See in context

Well, the saffas are out, which means the Oz has to provide the litmus test for Kiwis to gauge themselves each year.. yeah nah, better to have Kiwis banging up Kiwis for a better rugby combat experience...

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Posted in: Rugby league player Sam Burgess, South Sydney face 2 probes over allegations See in context

Burgess has always been dirty, time for the reaper to call in the debts...

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Posted in: New Zealand says Super Rugby must adapt quickly after South Africa bombshell See in context

Good luck to them. Not saying better off without them but oversaturation is not a good thing. Travel times to the republic were horrendous and to Oceania, just as bad for them. SKY TV pulls the strings in the Rugby World these days, not Rugby Unions. Time for a rethink of the Pacific Basin setup??

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Posted in: Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov 12 See in context

Ps4 has remote play which you can play your Ps4 games on Ipad, Iphone or PC with PS4 controller connectivity via blue tooth. Because of the Switch's hardware limitations, games are almost always going to be Med res/animated Marioesque adventures with the odd EA/2k title thrown in the pot..Next Gen is all about graphics and realism geared towards 3rd person shooters/Madden IMO and the SSD will improve load times. Digital rights has always been tricky especially with multiple online accounts for any console and if you've got a stack of PS4 discs in your drawer then you better head to GEO and hock em off asap as they wont be transferable to PS5 Digital version

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 226 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 551 See in context

Same ole numbers no matter where you live...

Dredge the Shawshank line out again...Get busy living or get Busy Dying...Coexist with the shism...

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Posted in: Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia See in context

Thats not the perfect technique to bring down the bus...Whatever happens will happen regardless, get the games going and cut lose! See where the Springboks are a year out from WC..

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Posted in: Highlanders storm back from 31-7 down to edge Chiefs See in context

Go Landers. Chiefs gotta be feeling it, 2nd game with a 2 point or less Winning margin...Rough start for Gats!

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Posted in: Japan 2019 left huge legacy, says World Rugby CEO See in context

Nice one Stu! Good luck on Sunday, could be a muddy track....

The Rugby World Cup was the ducks nuts, luckily Kyushu had a fair amount of decent games on show. Fukuoka was buzzing and Oita was awash with Supporters. Miyazaki/ Fukuoka to Oita is a handy distance so I’m sure Mr Ballantyne would have seen the Wallabies as I did the All Blacks, just being at the Big Eye was priceless....

Fast forward 6months and it’s all gone south, gotta feel for the Sunwolves even though that decision to drop them was an age ago, fans were attending their last season en masse, also the ARFU In dire straights, USA rugby filed for bankruptcy...hope it works out for these Organizations..But, a lot of codes are hurting not just Rugby

At least for rugby fans Super Rugby Aoteraroa is up and running. It may not be your teams but at least it’s something to crack a brew over on Saturday/ Sunday Arvo and get your footy fix...

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Posted in: Debate on racism renews calls for Redskins to change name See in context

So...Cleveland Indians and Altlanta Braves, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs &

New England Patriots among others, could be up for rebranding also?

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Posted in: Japan's small clinics driven to brink as virus-wary patients stay home See in context

The same clinics that wouldn’t accept anyone with a barge pole showing even remote covid symptoms. A woman in my city was rejected by 4 clinics because she had lost her taste/ sense of smell...I thought that was why we have clinics and hospitals, to help people out with ailments and get them up and running again...

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Posted in: Summer Koshien organizers consider cancelation due to virus See in context

The tournament is old as the fossils in parliament, this one will be harder to shut down...If PL and CL cant play, then this has to be given the kaibosh...

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Posted in: Lengthy school closures may be fueling internet, game addiction See in context

Japan’s “experts” are pretty busy these days giving their opinions and consensuses, they're due for a holiday...

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Posted in: Kanye West officially now a billionaire: Forbes See in context

Bring on the Beastie Boys doco, not as rich but 100 x better than KW

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Posted in: WHO warns over virus immunity as global death toll nears 200,000 See in context

Question. Is the WHO to be trusted? Who’s the money behind them? Aren’t they funded and supported by big pharma and other groups of interest?

The two Ws. World Health Org and World Bank.. Im sure they share more than just The start of their name...Both parties seem to have a lot of beneficiaries from hard times...

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