Archive for June, 2008

Friday, June 27th, 2008

All Black Coach and Crusaders Coach: No independence.

      Hang on, Rugby World Domination, that’s what we want isn’t it ???? Will Hanson be our new leader for a suppressed and ravaged NZ rugby public, will he create a new world order, and a 1000 year Reich. Here is the instruction book let, a little used. Source: Ambitious Hansen – too good or too […]

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

ELVs – Collapsed maul results in DEATH !

Source: Wallabies maul controversial ELV  – Neil Reid Wallabies forwards coach Michael Foley has spoken out about the risk of serious injury by the experimental law variation which allows defending sides to drag down attacking mauls. Foley has spoken out following the death of wing Juan Cruz Migliore who died from a broken neck when […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

My England man put rampant rabbits to shame !

   David Strettle and ‘Angel’ Lewis. Source: Alice and the energetic bunny – Rosmary McCleod “I was dancing and kissing with David when he said, ‘Have you ever stayed at a Hilton before?‘ He had all the lines and all the moves,” the ingenue revealed, without a trace of irony. And she did not spare […]

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Darwinian Selection – Scientists or Rugby Players.

          Source: There’s more to life than rugby – Lord Winston “New Zealand is a wonderful country, but it is also a country which I think has some very poor values as well,” Lord Winston said during an appearance on current events show Close Up last night. “The fact is that you still rate […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

ABs (44) vs England (12)

The above represents England defensive pattern. Swiss cheese has less holes. The game was more about England on the plane tomorrow and off to a sunny beach at Brighton. With the England team going backwards, two players that stood out were the Full back and No 8. England will be a different team in November. I didn’t think much of […]

Friday, June 20th, 2008

English accent pulls (Tart) down under !

               Source:  Sex-case England rugby players free to leave NZ – Jarrod Booker The Sun said Ms Lewis had told a friend she had sex with one of four England players at the centre of sex-attack allegations under investigation by police. My Comments: To the player with the itch, here is your next stop .  […]

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Scandal: England Players doing porn shoots.

     Ok, slightly sick sense of humour, but come on what are they doing !!!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Not so funny ha ha !

        The last time a Kiwi held the RWC trophy high !

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Dan Carter a top earner.

     A funny ha ha !

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Gareth Jones: Death from on field injury.

           Source: Scrumhalf Gareth Jones dies after injuring neck in club match A Neath rugby player has died in hospital after suffering an injury to his neck during a match on 20 April. Scrum-half Gareth Jones, 28, was hurt at a ruck during a Premier Division game against Cardiff in the Arms Park, which Neath […]

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Rotation: Old dog, same trick!

            Source: The return of rotation – Wynne Gray Coach Graham Henry defended his policy of replacing players after such a decisive 37-20 victory in Auckland, as an investment for the start of the lengthy Tri-Nations tournament in a tick over a fortnight. My Comments: A better investment would be more time building combinations in your […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Feel the sense of desperation at the ARU !

 John O’Neill Source: Numbers game will bar code – Jacquelin Magnay AUSTRALIAN Rugby Union boss John O’Neill has given a blunt warning that one of the football codes might not survive. He reckons it will come down to the survival of rugby union or rugby league, not both. O’Neill said yesterday that league and union […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

McAlister who, its the Ma’a show now !

       Ma’a Nonu on the right. Ma’a has impressed twice, keep this up and Luke McAlister will go down as a very average All Black compared to Ma’a. You see, no one remembers those that dont play internationals. Players must choose between money now or lifetime reputation and money for ever. I refer you to […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Fitzy: A good player, a thinker not so good.

        Source: Fitzy urges picking overseas players The New Zealand Rugby Union should consider picking overseas-based players for the All Blacks, former captain Sean Fitzpatrick says. “In the end …. selecting our overseas players is inevitable,” Fitzpatrick told the Herald on Sunday newspaper. MY COMMENTS: THEN NZRU IS DOOMED. “We have to start selecting […]

Friday, June 13th, 2008

All Blacks (37) vs England (20) : Some lessons learnt !

                    Laukai left, Tuiali’i right.  Lessons, the Bad. 1) Why is Mose Tuiali’i not in the team over Sione Laukai ? Sione has not impressed in the black jersy ever, so whats he doing there. My bias opinion is that Henry can pick brawn over brian’s, and this is an example of it. Mose is brawn and brian’s. […]

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

TMO – More TV Replays to help critical Ref Decisions!

                   Source: Henry backs greater use of technology in officiating All Black coach Graham Henry is backing an increase in the use of technology, including a greater use of TV replays, in deciding on contentious refereeing calls. The IRB has overnight granted South African officials their approval to increase the powers of the TV […]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

ELVs – The Jones View.

                              Source: Law variations threaten to cause chaos – S Jones Despite fierce opposition, the IRB hopes this week to sneak changes through the back door that could have dire consequences for the game THE WEEK ahead could prove one of the darkest in the history of the International Rugby Board, the ruling body […]

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Its called Arrogance !

                  Source: NZRU underestimated anti-Henry sentiment– Tew NZRU chief executive Steve Tew admitted the organisation didn’t envisage Henry’s new two-year tenure – made after he guided New Zealand to their worst ever placing at a World Cup in France last October – would have been greeted with widespread condemnation. Jes Wayne, if you got […]

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Stand up and listen to Rob Andrew, he’s got it right !

          Source: Andrew taunts Kiwis about World Cup ‘obsession’ – Rob Andrew “There is an obsession with the World Cup and we are now in the country that has the biggest obsession of all,” he said. “Why haven’t they won the title since 1987? Because they’re too obsessed. It takes an unusually bold variety […]

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

NZ Night Rugby in June July, Please stop it!

The New Zealand time of 7.30 pm Saturday (test match kick off), is: – Dublin – Sat 8.30 am – London – Sat 8.30 am – Paris – Sat 9.30 am – Moscow – Sat 11.30 am So why cant the NZRU and the broadcasters re schedule the kick off to New Zealand time 4.30 […]

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

ABs (21) vs Ireland (11)

               Smith – try 1 coming ..               Carter – try 2 coming .. ( and Value up more $$$). The game was not for back play, so that’s why the above two players were outstanding. Well done ABs. But I will mention Andy Ellis was too slow in getting the ball cleared, […]

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Stephen Jones – Comments this week.

Stephen Jones has been rugby correspondent of The Sunday Times for more than 20 years and is regarded as one of the sport’s most influential commentators. Source: Stephen Jones debates the biggest issues in rugby union On Inside Rugby in Australia a few weeks ago, George Smith said half the players like the ELVs and […]

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

ELVs – New lineouts and mauls laws applied in Tri Nations.

Source: Tri-Nations ELVs confirmed “We’ll be playing under the Super 14 ELVs plus the two that the IRB approved: unlimited numbers in the lineout and pulling down the maul”.. And we can see these laws applied four times against (ABs vs) Australia, woopee wont that be fun (not) ! Please read this post for my […]

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

AFL is friendly, mardi gra friendly !

AFL players getting friendly ! This must be illegal.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

IRB – Have got this correct, and about time!

Source: IRB orders refs to be stricter LONDON – The International Rugby Board ordered referees to be stricter on illegal behaviour at tackles and rucks today. The IRB said match officials should be aware that players are increasingly falling on top of the ball to prevent opponents from carrying on with play and this should […]