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  • TSF Wiki

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    @Duluth said in TSF Wiki:

    @Kruse

    No, not MN5 stuck in a loop and repeating the same list every few months

    Someone made a bunch of polls and it was voted on. I just can’t find the results

    I’ve had to rethink my openers. Hopefully someone can find it and I can change it.

  • TSF Super Tipping is LIVE

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  • Blues 2024

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    I certainly hope that Darry isn't out for long. As McWhannell is injury prone too, we could soon be down to one specialist lock, and a rookie at that.

    Currently fit are McWhannell and Beehre, and the lock/sixes Suafoa and Thompson (also a rookie). Who is the next choice to bring into the squad? Annandale? Not many others are available. Maybe Hallam-Eames?

  • 2023-2024 World Sevens Series

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    So what coaching experience did cama have before taking over? Apart from assistant to previous, like foster. This is a poorly coached team

  • Black Caps v Australia

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    @LABCAT said in Black Caps v Australia:

    I'm starting to believe

    Stop that shit right now.

    We have no hope.

  • Highlanders 2024

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    @SouthernMann said in Highlanders 2024:

    Withy and Harmon are locks with that trio. If we play Renton, we need to consider who takes on the carrying responsibility from the rest of the pack. That'll likely sit on Holland's shoulders. Which means he has to start. The eight role is still a question mark. I'd like to see them give both Sanders and Stodart a go. On reflection, a bit of ill discipline and goal kicking was the difference score wise. The game certainly showed we can compete with the other NZ sides. The biggest upside of the last couple of weeks is that our backs are opening up space behind the defensive line.

    Stoddart might be a year early? I'm not sure Withy should be a lock. We got totally bullied in the loose.

  • Rough tips and other bets...

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    Peach of a ride got Think It Over home over Fangirl.

    On a personal note, had my 50th win as an owner in January. #leviathanowner

  • 2024 Super Rugby U20s

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    The other result in Rd 1 was:

    Fiji U20 39-25 Tonga U20 (HT: 29-3)

    Round 2 is today and live on SS3.

    Fiji vs Moana Pasifika - 3 pm
    Tonga vs Samoa - 5:30 pm

  • NBL 2023-24

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    @Bovidae said in NBL 2023-24:

    The Sydney Kings loss to the Breakers has cost their US coach his job. It was fun watching their owners look miserable at the end of the game.

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  • Sports Memes

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  • All Blacks - Springbok Tours: Revival?

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    @Dan54 said in All Blacks - Springbok Tours: Revival?:

    I am stoked this maybe coming to reality. The thought of tours even every 4 years with the Boks excites me no end. I just love the idea on top of everything else that the special relationship we have had over the years with SA will come to something. Even said to Mrs although I reckon I don't need a lot more trips overseas, can see me trying to sneak us on a supporters tour to SA!

    100% - especially the chance to support the boks in person as they try to finally avenge 96.

    Which reminds me. Late morning of the second test, Fitzy’s boys at history’s doorstep. brunch at some hotel in Durban fill to the tits with excited kiwis. Fair few overexcited ones.

    Old mate at the table next to us looks rough, probably feels rougher: underestimated Cane’s destructive powers. he’s swaying, obviously got a bastard behind his glassy eyes, and the strain of not spewing the one bite of egg he takes is etched on his green face.

    With obvious effort, he lifts the table cloth, revealing an even rougher kiwi. His ABs jersey smeared with chunder he lies quietly moaning curled between the chairlegs. There is no way he’s making it to kickoff.

    With impeccable timing, the slightly less rough bloke tuts: don’t worry mate, you’ll be alright. Just pace yourself.

    And drops the tablecloth.

  • Aura watch

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    I guess it’s one way to overcome the mental hurdle of QF anguish.

  • NH club rugby

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    Loftus sold out for tomorrows big SA rivals URC clash between Bulls and Stormers. Will be a record crowd for URC rugby.

    Official Blue Bulls on Twitter

    Bulls: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 David Kriel, 11 Canan Moodie, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 7 Rienhardt Ludwig, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortjé (captain), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
    Replacements: 16. Simphiwe Matanzima, 17. Akker van der Merwe, 18. Francois Kloppers, 19. JF van Heerden, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Zak Burger, 22. Willie Le Roux, 23. Mpilo Gumede

    Stormers — 15 Warrick Gelant (Hoerskool Outeniqua), 14 Ben Loader (Wellington College), 13 Dan du Plessis (Paul Roos), 12 Damian Willemse (Paul Roos), 11 Leolin Zas (Hermanus High), 10 Manie Libbok (Hoerskool Outeniqua), 9 Herschel Jantjies (Paul Roos), 8 Hacjivah Dayimani (Jeppe), 7 Evan Roos (Paarl Boys), 6 Deon Fourie (captain, Hoerskool Pietersburg), 5 Ruben van Heerden (Affies), 4 Adre Smith (Oakdale), 3 Neethling Fouche (Grey College), 2 Joseph Dweba (HTS Louis Botha), 1 Sti Sithole (Westville).
    Subs: 16 Andre-Hugo Venter (Grey College), 17 Brok Harris (Bastion), 18 Sazi Sandi (St Andrews), 19 Salmaan Moerat (Paarl Boys), 20 Ben-Jason Dixon (Paul Roos), 21 Marcel Theunissen (Grey College), 22 Paul de Wet (Paarl Boys), 23 Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu (Bishops).
    Date: Saturday, March 2
    Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
    Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
    Expected weather: The weather in Pretoria will be very hot with temperatures reaching 33°C.
    Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
    Assistant Referees: Griffin Colby (South Africa), Sean Muller (South Africa)
    TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

  • Crusaders 2024

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    Mar 1 Johnny McNicholl to return to New Zealand Johnny McNicholl to return to New Zealand

    Scarlets have agreed to Johnny McNicholl’s request to be released from his contract to take up a playing opportunity in New Zealand. McNicholl, 33, made 130 appearances for the Scarlets over eight…

    He must have got tired of being in a team that has been embarrassingly poor (as well as struggling big time financially) these last two seasons.

  • Super Rugby 2024

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    Also, why aren't all of the games crossover games?

    That's some pussy-boy shit by Super rugby worrying about one conference losing all of the games.

    And it makes for shitter crowds.

  • The Current State of Rugby

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    @Machpants they're going to ruin the game when they're looking at dumb shit like this:

    explore moves to provide the scrum-half with greater space and protection at the base of scrum, rucks and mauls

    Brilliant. Make the game even more prone to subjective calls. The solution you dim-witted donkeys is to exhaust players by making sure there's more time in play within the game and that the two halves don't run for hours.

  • Golf

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    -4....wow wee

  • Smart Mouthguards

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    Players will not be automatically removed from the field in Super Rugby this weekend, even if their smart mouthguards trigger an alert to pitchside doctors.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/350197701/super-rugby-changes-smart-mouthguard-process-after-opening-round-flaws

  • NZ Club Rugby 2024 ( General)

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    Enjoyed getting haircut yesterday, as the young woman who does it a bit of a rugby fan, and was able to keep me up to date with goings on at Southern (my local rugby club). Got a few ex players back in fold, ie Jesse Parete,(after years away at Super, Japan, MLR, etc and a couple of other ex players keen to suit up good news(although we lost our centre to the Blues for super). Also in lower grade I follow Kaponga, was having chat to a couple of players last weekend at gold, and seems the numbers are great agin, with most sticking around and one or 2 coming out of retirement etc. So I am really happy , love this part of season, super just kicked off, looking at whats going on in my beloevd club land, it just reminds me why I came home to NZ!

  • Other Cricket

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    @Godder said in Other Cricket:

    M Crowe batted at 4 after A Jones for a reasonable number of years.

    Jacques Kallis and Brian Lara usually did too. Steve Smith until very recently……Walter Hammond was usually 4 but sometimes 3.

    As mentioned before Dravid/Tendulkar would be the best 3/4 in history. I don’t think ST batted first drop once in his entire, very long, career.

    I think the best batsman is usually 3 but there are loads of exceptions.

    Waugh, Border and Viv Richards spent loads of time at 5/6 when they were defintely their teams best batsmen.