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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Its going very well... better than expected in fact.

    Perhaps you need to update your "facts". Understand that what I am about to post is from before the first buyback event.
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  2. Thread: Area 51

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    Re: Area 51

    It will be fun watching them drop like flies

    This will be summer/fall in the US. The temperatures in and around Groom Lake at that time of year can reach 40°C and has been known to reach 50°C.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    "Ruling the momentum pass since 1948"

    Well, not me personally. I was coached about momentum passes when I first started refereeing, that was in the late 1970s!
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    The infamous "forward pass" thread, but we could fix that though.

    If a mod were to delete all the posts arguing that a pass was forward if it travelled forward over the ground (i.e. the ones that...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Here is a brief explanation of why Americans are obsessed with guns.... With thanks to Michael Moore


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYFRzf2Xww

    It all boils down to one word..... FEAR!
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Me thinks you have been reading the tabloids too much.:usa:

    I could generalize about all NZers being Kiwi eating sheep f@ckers, but that would be wrong....[/QUOTE]


    Nothing to do with the...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    It looked like a joke to me; a joke in disgusting taste.




    What insult?

    Saying you disgust me is not an insult!
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Its sad that you actually think thats funny.

    You disgust me!
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Tom (21 yrs old) punches Jimmy.
    He's charged with assault.
    Its his first offence of any kind.
    He's found guilty, discharged without conviction and fined $1000.

    From your perspective, he is...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Well, the judge (not NZR) made it clear that this is not the case. Judges don't tend to lie when they hand down their rulings.

    Now, I can fully understand that this approach might not work in...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    http://www.nzrpa.co.nz/pdf/Appendix-2-handouts.pdf


    Note the highlighted parts below

    Players must adhere to:


    New Zealand Rugby’s rules, regulations, and protocols (e.g. Anti-Corruption...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    That may apply to reported cases, but this University of Otago study suggests that the split might be more even..
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Oh, and the Australian Government might want to look at their own Public Service Guidelines before they go bringing in legislation that allows employees the right to say what they like, when they...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/09/tim-costello-christians-need-to-calm-down-and-suck-it-up-over-alleged-persecution

    Baptist minister says there is no real risk of religious...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    If true, then I agree, but if you are talking about Reece, well he didn't get a pass.

    In October 2018, he was discharged without conviction by Judge Denise Clark (Hamilton District Court). She...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Yeah, he's right - that is, domestic violence is not exclusively "male partner beats up female partner". There is plenty of domestic violence where the male is the victim but its rarely reported,...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    In the first instance yes, it matters how serious or how offensive it was. Even if Folau's initial homophobic attack was weak, or not really an attack or not truly offensive, it was still a breach of...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    And I'll keep making it when asked...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    My answer was not directly in reference to the law, however, I argue that, as a business owner, I am entitled to

    a. set a policy that is inclusive of protected minorities, and
    b. set standards...
  20. Thread: NZ WC shirts

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    Re: NZ WC shirts

    "But under tournament rules, teams must submit two kit designs to EPCR before the start of the competition and a fortnight before each fixture officials tell them which strip they will be wearing."...
  21. Thread: NZ WC shirts

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    Re: NZ WC shirts

    I think you misunderstood my post

    They did wear the black kit against Scotland in 1999 because the Scots wore Orange.

    They had to wear the change kit in 2007 against France
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    Re: NZ WC shirts

    NZR do not have an "away strip". They have a policy that the alternative strip is only ever used when there is a potential colour clash.

    Occasions at RWC where the All blacks have worn the...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    My replies in red





    Call the Chinese embassy and complain about it
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    Re: NZ WC shirts

    All Blacks alternative strip v France 2017

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/i04d6io5j8cjbsj/Read_1120.jpg?raw=1

    For the 2019 RWC, if they use it, the AIG logo will be removed, the Adidas logo will...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    A terrible decision, one that has the potential to turn the clock back 400 years. Expect some religious persecution of gays to follow. I've lived and worked in a country where religion has a free...
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