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  • T20 WC - Black Caps v West Indies

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    @Chris-B said in T20 WC - Black Caps v West Indies:
    > Is it fair to say, we're the equivalent of Australia in rugby and we've just gone to a World Cup and been knocked out by Wales and Fiji?

    What happens next, Eddie?

    Actually, I doubt that it's Stead's job to line up warm up games, so he's probably been dudded more than anyone.

    No.

    The equivalent of a sevens team ie not too many people really care that much. They’ll get on the bandwagon sure, but no one is exactly devastated at the result

  • T20 WC - Black Caps v Uganda

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    NZ chose to field

    Uganda XI: Ronak Patel, Simon Ssesazi (wk), Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Kenneth Waiswa, Brian Masaba (c), Fred Achelam, Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta

    New Zealand XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

  • NZ Cricket

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    Agree that it's probably time for Stead to move on but that article also raises the good point that it's not as if NZ is stacked with available coaching talent either (much like player stocks).

    This feels like the slide after 1990 as the NZ greats from the 1980s started retiring - the newcomers held up for a bit while some of those 1980s greats kept going, but as each great retired, it got a bit harder and a bit worse, and the replacements just weren't of that level (especially early on in their careers).

    Then one day everyone was gone and Blair Hartland was opening and we were selecting Adam Parore as a batsman. Hopefully we can avoid slipping that far...

  • Super Rugby 2024

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    I'm confused, isn't the Aussie mythos about being the underdog, the little guy, eking out an incredible win due to toughness and determination?

  • Highlanders 2024

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    @Nogusta said in Highlanders 2024:

    Out of that group I'd be keen on Heremaia Murray, tangitau (even though doesn't sound like it is happening), Sinkinson at a stretch), Bailyn Sullivan and Brewis

    I'm hearing Vikena and Tangitau are locked in for the Highlanders

    Tangitau is a huge win for the Landers. Damn I was hoping Laidlaw would have targeted him as a replacement for Moorby as he’s coached him in the sevens and under 20s. That’s why I don’t think Sullivan will leave the Canes as there’s a starting spot to play for.

    Landers will have some class back three options next year.

  • Super Rugby - The Future

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    Predictably Australian rugby social media is packed with "we can't win so we have to leave" posts. Oh and of course "we got dudded by the biased kiwi ref".

    Australian rugby fans (as a collective, not individuals) are such fucking cats. It's almost unaustralian to want to quit because it's too hard (I'm talking sport, not work).

    Of course they are followed by fantasy posts about national club competitions. I assume populated by semi-pro players as it would be the only way to keep the lights on. Enjoy your Wallaby tours to Spain and Germany.

    Good luck getting all the ex-pat kiwis propping up your club comps to switch to supporting Eastwood over the Blues too.

  • Euro 2024

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    Comfortable for the Germans. A great header by Rüdiger. 😉

  • All Blacks 2024 - looking forward

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    @ACT-Crusader said in All Blacks 2024 - looking forward:

    @Victor-Meldrew said in All Blacks 2024 - looking forward:

    @Tim said in All Blacks 2024 - looking forward:

    @Machpants That first game might be a real shock, especially with a French TMO.

    On the other hand, the Georgian Ref is really good - one of the best in the RWC

    Oh, you’re being sarcastic. Right?

    He is an absolute shocker.

    I thought he was really good in the RWC. More consistent than most, communicated well, kept the game moving and didn't over-use the TMO.

  • Sports Memes

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  • Blues 2024

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  • NRL 2024

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    That’s got to be one of the worst calls I’ve seen. There is no way the Raiders hooker got the grounded for the try. They even went upstairs and still somehow called it a try😂😂😂

  • NPC Player Movements.

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    @Billsy111 said in NPC Player Movements.:

    @Landers92 Sevu Reece to Southland?. Be great if he gets a game or two for them. But I doubt it.

    @Chris-B You blokes finally run out of money?

  • Aussie Pro Rugby

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    @Tim said in SF - Blues v Brumbies:

    Having a quick look over at Green and Gold etc ... Australia has to leave Super Rugby etc. They really want the Wallabies to be permanently in the 2nd tier.

    It's the home of perennial whiners and morons. The average rugby following Ozzie I chat to around the grounds has twice the intellect.

    I mean still dumb, but... 😉

  • NZR review

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    @Windows97 don't forget the utter debacle approaching Australian Super franchises behind their board's back

  • AFL 2024

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    So you can stick a fork in Melbourne now that Petracca is done for the year.

  • EPL 2023/2024

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    @dogmeat said in EPL 2023/2024:

    Oi I won once and almost defended my title - or was that the WC.

    I do remember getting my West African nations confused and tipping Togo to make the 1/4's.

    Great comp guys and not too demanding timewise.

    Don't bring me evidence to counteract my preconceived ideas! You did have a run of 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th from WC 2010 to EURO 2016 before joining me in the making up number area.

  • Golf

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    The best thing about hot mics - some pros are like us:

  • NBA Season - now 23/24

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    No Tingus Pingus no problem as the Celtics go to 3-0 on teh back of Tatum scoring early, and Brown scoring late.
    They are just too deep, no one player needs to go big for them to win.

  • Hurricanes 2024

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    @Windows97 he's shown great form this year and the AB coaches would have taken note of that. He's only 25 so plenty of time for him to force his way into the squad.

    Just a shame that the Canes injuries this year have been to guys in the best form within the squad.

  • Crusaders 2024

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    Who knows we will soon know what is happening for next year, there is a review into the season. We could very well have a new coaching setup.