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    Re: NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    I think that was the same tour. I reffed the first XV game. My boy played the second XV.
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    Re: NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    My son's (now 22) three favourite rugby moments were facing Hakas in NZ and in Australia with a touring NZ team and playing a touring English school team (Grammar School at Leeds)
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    Re: NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    I just love Hakas, especially school ones. They are all about respect. If you see some if the ones for retiring teachers, funerals etc they are great.

    I love the way a number of the opposition...
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    Re: NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    In what way? I just see school pride and respect
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    Re: NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    Should have added a smiley. Just from previous anti Haka stuff on here
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    NZ Schoolboy Rugby

    https://fb.watch/5UjUtxX1Wh/

    The NH people will obviously hate it, but just wow. Love the kids on the terraces
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    Re: new Head Contact Process

    Much better system - esp as if dangerous or reckless we still revert to the old system. Its like the contact in the air a few years back - go stupid to start with then get more realistic
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    Re: New Rugby Roadmap

    Who do you think you are kidding
  9. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    In New South Wales most amateur comps are coming to and end after generally playing half seasons (one round rather than home & away).

    Shute Shield has a few weeks to go

    Most community cricket...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Fair enough.

    At my club (mainly because we are one of the rare breed that play 80 min games) we will generally sub off a FR after about 30, and he will go back on for the last 20. Occasionally a...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Also our system if grades all playing at tbe same ground helps because clubs should always have enough front rowers at the ground, even if some have to back up for multiple games on the day
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Thats interesting. Here everyone uses all their interchanges. If only to give everyone game time. If a guy didnt get at least 20 mins on he probably wouldnt be back the next week
  13. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    How would you feel about non celts learning gaelic?
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    Wow, just wow : school boy footy in NZ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0YIv2DE7g
  15. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0YIv2DE7g
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    Re: the Chiefs

    If someone isnt offended by something , then being offended on their behalf is pretty patronising.

    "You are too stupid to realise that this is bad, I'll fix it for you"
  17. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    Because its none of their business ?
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Depends how you define "injustice" and "racism" I guess.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    The older ones are the best - in the AFL the Sydney Swans were previously the South Melbourne Swans - because they were based next to Albert Park Lake

    My favourite collection are in the Newcastle...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Again, I know. When I say informal nicknames I meant things outside the club name.

    Although, I have heard sports reporters here say "London Saracens" and "London Harlequins" in reports, even...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I know, thats why I said "in Australia". Here you might get a Wanderers or Brothers at community level but its generally Place Mascot
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    Re: the Chiefs

    When I was there I played the Coca-Cola West Red Sparks and tge Kyushu Power Voltex old boys
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I think its a cultural difference. In Australia (like the US) sports teams have been the "Something Somethings" as a formal name for well over a hundred years. Its a newer phenomenon in the UK where...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    In the union game all the league guys will be sent off in the first 5 minutes

    In the league game all the union guys will be carried off in the first 5 minutes

    We have had some hybrid games at...
  25. [Law] Re: World Rugby approves law trials to reduce coronavirus risk

    Australia has rolled one out

    In any case, for rugby i dont think its necessary anyway. We have teamsheet apps already so we know who played (would be an interesting way to catch someone playing...
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