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  1. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    We had a shortened club/school season this year. Secondary school has just finished while clubs had their finals a few weeks ago. I think clubs played about 10 weeks or so, about half normal...
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    Kicking goals was never the issue for him as I recall. Flakiness and poor temperament let him down.

    Good to see a New Plymouth lad go OK.
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    As an aside, I see Gopperth kicked a lot of goals in that game.

    How is he going up north? He never really made it down here, but with experience he might have improved a bit.
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    Does Owen Farrell have a good record?

    I don't follow English rugby as much as I should, but the first thing that I think about when I hear the name Owen Farrell is high tackles and shoulder...
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this offisde under 10m law ?

    I was about to post something similar similar.

    The scenario in the original video happens a fair bit and it's always play on. There isn't really a sensible debate to be had. If the law...
  6. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    I don't think so. People have been complaining about he breakdown for years. Last 2 years the balance has been good and there has been a lot of excellent rugby played.
  7. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    Perhaps. Or perhaps teams will figure out that it's better not to have the ball and kick it away all the time. Time will tell.

    My issue is that I think the game - in particular the breakdown -...
  8. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    My fear is that the consequences of the get strict at the breakdown policy is that teams will realise it's better to have territory rather than possession. Teams will adopt the strategy of kicking...
  9. Thread: BoP Laws exam

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    [Law] Re: BoP Laws exam

    That's my home RRA!

    I will tell the manager that our test has international prominence.
  10. Thread: Goodbye Raelene

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    Re: Goodbye Raelene

    Unavailable. Probably not interested anyway.
  11. Thread: Goodbye Raelene

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    Re: Goodbye Raelene

    In terms of coaching, I'm not sure about Thorn, but Rennie and Penney are good coaches. Who in Aussie would be better suited than those two?
  12. Thread: Goodbye Raelene

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    Re: Goodbye Raelene

    Aussie rugby admin has been shambolic for years. Raelene going won't fix much.
  13. Thread: Mornington Sevens

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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Mornington Sevens

    I see.

    Alright. I play Khandallah.
  14. Thread: Mornington Sevens

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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Mornington Sevens

    What on earth is going on over there in Blighty? All completely bonkers by the sounds of things.
  15. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    Sorry lads. I am working crazy hours at the moment and I just plain forgot.
  16. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    Four.
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    [Law] Re: Whose knock-on is it anyway ?

    My view is that some are overthinking it. Red lost control of ball forward and it hit an opposition player.


    Red has knocked on and it's a blue scrum.
  18. [Law] Re: Penalty and tackler not back 10m - Yellow Card?

    As a general principle I agree with you. A YC is not automatic for me at all if it happened on the half way line.

    Would depend on the situation somewhat. Was it blatant? Did he retire at...
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    Re: Rugby in Australia - not quite dead, but close

    That is a big concern. Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere needs a strong Australia.

    Perhaps Rugby Australia could set up a streaming service and sell it's product direct to the public for $5 or...
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    [6N] Re: Eddie takes a pop at Nigel

    Yes obviously need to compare what was expected pre-match to what actually happened.

    In any case have the stats been verified? Who came up with this figure and is it correct? What games does...
  21. Thread: Time and injury

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    Re: Time and injury

    This has been discussed before. Angus Gardiner did this in a Super Rugby game a few years ago and he said that he wasn't going to end the half on an injury.

    I believe I was in a minority of one...
  22. [Law] Re: Folauís online comments have taken a turn for the worse.

    Do you think he's going to repay any of the unspent $2m.
  23. Thread: Tackle Release

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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    This is just wrong I am afraid.
  24. Thread: Tackle Release

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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    In the question posed by the OP:.

    Tackle is completed when red ball carrier gets a knee on the ground whilst held. Blue player must release ball carrier and ensure he comes from his own side...
  25. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    Ha ha yes. I have also not looked at rugby forums for a while.

    Off topic slightly, but the NZ public reaction has been pretty good this time around. In 1999, 2003 and 2007 there was a lot of...
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