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Friday’s Rugby Information.

‘We’re not gonna take it’

Week #4 of SRTT rolls round and it’s excessive time Aussie sides, to a person, stopped the shite, stood up and stated ‘we’re not gonna take it’

Show us you care.

‘Keep Hungry’ – do no matter it takes to encourage your staff!

Keep Hungry!

Are we, as a proud rugby nation, going to be pushed round, bullied, subjugated and ridiculed by these from some poxy little rocky outcrops?

I imply for god’s sake, their nation resembles pimples on the arse of the Pacific! Is that to be our lot? That this ‘smear’ on the lingerie of the globe are to proceed to be be our rugby overlords?

Nicely no extra GAGR’s. This fan has had sufficient and requires the Captains of our 4 sides, sorry, forgot the Pressure, our 5 sides to take a stand and ship us Oz Rugby followers a ‘coded message’ of their pre-game interviews to indicate {that a} fireplace lurks inside.

I name on JOC2.0, Two-Cows, The Commissioner, 7A’s and whoever is Captain of that Western facet to make use of the phrase ‘Keep Hungry’ throughout their pre-match interviews.

Present us you’re listening, present us the fireplace burns inside, a hearth equal elements need, intent and seething ambition. Present us that you’ll stick it to the Kiwi’s for the complete 85 minutes if wanted. Present us some true Aussie struggle, spirit & endeavour, present us, that we, the scarred Oz Rugby followers matter. Present us you’re not gonna take it.

‘Keep Hungry’

‘Now drop & give me 20′

At least Sharpies had a purpose.

At the least Sharpies kick had a goal I may perceive.

‘Silly is as Silly does’

Assault and/or kicking coaches of Oz Rugby pay attention up.

Are you all silly ? No, then………….


I’m a rugby boof-head and solely know a handful of rugby truths:

1. Your staff can’t rating with out the ball

2. Kiwi gamers love receiving damaged subject kicks – it’s mana from heaven to them

3. The Kiwi sides are crafty and really, very rugby-clever. They current ‘an alternate actuality’ to you to make it seem there may be room in behind them. They need you to kick, they dare you to kick, greater than that they ARE banking on you kicking AND they’ve already deliberate their response in anticipation of your kick.

4. Refer guidelines 1-3.

Over three rounds of TT I’ve seen extra aimless kicks by Australian sides than at a youngsters Underneath 6’s Soccer Gala Day.

It’s embarrassing.

The kicks are often the ‘possibility of final resort’ from Aussie groups ‘programmed to assault over 4-5 phases solely’. These kicks serve solely two functions, that I can inform:

1. You’ve run out of concepts – which additionally feeds the Kiwi confidence that they ‘have your quantity’ &

2. These kicks additionally act because the catalyst, or gasoline, for the igniting the attacking fires that lurk throughout the hearts of the sheep-shagger’s and oblige they do.

Right here’s a tip – without spending a dime. Maintain the tablet.

Stress & fatigue the defence bodily & mentally. Have a number of choices on the ‘advert’ line so not solely are you forcing them to make a a call in D, but in addition a number of, repeat bodily expenditures and shortly sufficient a drained shoulder or lazy (fatigued) inside defender seems. Sure it’s tough, however what’s the results of kicking possession away (refer ‘Hoss Rugby Truths’ one via 4 once more) ?????

Somebody can do the precise numbers of tries by Kiwi’s, that had at their inception a shite Oz kick, however by my reckoning the Kiwi sides have scored 163 tries this TT season off dreadful Oz staff kicks.

I used to be taught 4 issues as a participant. On a Rugby subject issues ought to solely be executed with ‘goal’. Run with goal, deal with with goal, kick with goal. Off the sphere, I used to be taught that you just’re not drunk until you soil your daks (as an apart, I’ve been ‘drunk’ twice).

Kick for offense, kick for territory, kick for contestable / attacking kicks, kick to maintain a staff pinned – sensible. However kick since you’re out of concepts’ panicked or hoodwinked into it, you quickly end up down 14-1 out of 15 accomplished video games.

And DON’T get me began on these rattling mungo-ball ‘out the again, second man’ attacking strikes – FFS, that’s one for subsequent week. There’s instances in TT the place the one means I may inform the distinction between watching Loig & Union was by the variety of parole officers within the crowd.

Red #16?

Crimson #16? Ask a Kiwi………or Canberran.

Kiwi Boys-n-Berry

Riddle me this GAGR’s.

When is a deal with with out arms, late, with forceful contact to the pinnacle and no mitigating circumstances, not a purple card?

When it’s from a participant of a Kiwi staff in fact.

In scenes harking back to when ‘Gilbert’ (Kurtley Beale) used his throat to sickeningly attacked the elbow of Sincere Joe Moodynow Crimson’s #9, Tate McDermott has used his head to make wilful, malicious, late & forceful contact with D-Mac’s shoulder in Townsville final Saturday’s conflict v The Chiefs.

In utterly overseas scenes to Kiwi gamers and followers, a Kiwi participant has been held to an account for his or her actions on a Rugby subject. Other than being, late, excessive, no arms, no mitigation and with forceful contact to the pinnacle, the deal with was close to good – jut ask these followers over the ‘dutch’.

Naturally these Kiwis with an iPad (14 @ final census 2019), web entry (87.66 final census 2019) have merged with those that can almost spell (116.25  final census 2019) have taken to social media to voice their appreciable rage in the direction of these officers which have the temerity to truly apply the principles to Kiwi participant – some snapshots of Kiwi bloggers beneath:

– ‘wot givs cuzzy bro’s, Ozi noticed lusers, gotta cheet now’ – Jacinda A – Auckland

– ‘min the kinoos, this minutes conflict’ NZ Dep’t Defence

– ‘Oz hid it cumin, no proper to bee on sim paddick as our boyz’ S Hanson – Japan

– ‘see, thet’s why we nid to play Oz sides so we int injuring different Kiwis ich week’ – S Robertson South Island

The response of the choice by Chiefs Captain and potential ‘Bald & the Stunning’ actor Brad Weber, was priceless and will likely be used as a GIF for a lot of a yr to come back.

Evidently the connection between Kiwi boys-n-Berry was prickly from that time on, however he did his finest to get them again within the sport to make them really feel valued.

Scotty from advertising and marketing was so involved about deteriorating bi-lateral relations he left his happy-clapper chant-fest and sausage sizzle, to urgently head to Queenstown to appease the Kiwi chief with choices of ugg boots and ‘Neighbour’s’ re-runs.

In the meantime RA are pushing forward to have Aussie Nic appointed as essential referee for all three Bledisloe Exams, with Sportsbet quickly suspending betting markets.

'Take that NZ 1-14, who's the easy beats now!'

‘1-14, yeah that’s proper, who’s the easy-beats now!’


With the horses already nicely & really bolted, all that’s left is for Oz sides to play the position of ‘spoiler’ from this level.

With bonus factors at a premium who will win and who can get or cease the bonus factors – lots to nonetheless play for, for all groups.

Friday 4 June 5:05 pm AEST – Crusaders v Western Pressure at Orange Idea Stadium Christchurch.

Spherical 4 of TT kicks off with The Pressure taking over unheralded NZ facet, the Crusaders, within the deep-south of center earth. The match marks a milestone for Ian Pryor as he notches up SR sport #100. An amazing outcome for the participant who will not be essentially the most naturally gifted however has labored arduous and deserves each accolade.

Even with the Saders resting 32 of their finest 23 gamers, it’s arduous to predict something however a shellacking for the Pressure boys on this one and one other 50+ level tally because the Crusader machine simply retains on retaining on.

2022 will see some a lot wanted youth & spark arrive west to attempt to kickstart their assault, till then although, ouch…. Crusaders by 35 and bonus level

Friday 4 June 7:45 pm AEST – Reds v Blues at Suncorp Stadium Brisvegas

With JOC2.0 celebrating Tremendous Rugby Cap #100 in entrance of his house followers, family and friends you prefer to the Reds to get the job executed on this one. However maybe within the shadows of the Crusaders a fraction, it get’s misplaced that this Blues staff are the true deal and really harmful throughout the paddock.

The Reds did their finest to lose final outing and in the event that they nod-off in opposition to this lot they are going to be blown off the paddock within the blink of a watch.

At house, JOC’s #one hundredth and at last hitting their strides in TT, Crimson’s by 9 and no ‘Blues’ bonus level.

Saturday 5 June 5:05 pm AEST – Highlanders v Waratahs at Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin

Not solely is the Tahs trophy cabinet naked, the ‘Win’ column naked, however now too their propping shares with Wallaby props Bell, HJH and Faulkner all dominated out with numerous accidents late Thursday afternoon.

For a short minute round Thursday lunch, I wistfully contemplated the skin likelihood of a sneaky Tahs win. The Highlanders had some cheap gamers already dominated out in The Porcelain Porn Performer on account of NZ’s AB ‘workload administration’ coverage and Shannon Frizelle additionally out with damage.

With the Tahs at full power, I’d dare consider they might have damaged the drought – however now, no likelihood, no how, no means.

Instead of the injured three, the Tahs have known as up Harry Anyone & Trevor Somebodyelse to cowl props and the devoted Octogenarian Robbie Abel to plug the #16 Jersey. There are a number of Tahs nonetheless with a lot to play for (Swinton, Porecki, Perese, The Commissioner (THE kind #9 in Oz behind a nicely overwhelmed pack he has shone)) so I hope to see an excellent effort, however as for a outcome?????? Nicely, bear in mind the Alamo.

I had the Highlanders by 10 in opposition to a full power Tahs, now even with out the Dunny Lover and Knuckles Frizelle v a depleted Tahs, I concern the Landers by heaps, 25+

Saturday 5 June 7:45 pm AEST – Brumbies v Hurricanes at GIO Stadium Canberra

Laborious to know with this Brumbies facet. They simply appear to have been jaded and flat ever since they have been pipped by the Reds in SR Gondwana (if the Kiwi’s could make up phrases, so can I).

Definitely the Rugby god’s haven’t bestowed a lot goodwill to the Canberrans throughout both competitors this yr. The SRG remaining loss, jumped on a barge  to Jacinda Island for 3 again to again tough video games,  accidents, suspensions, rub-o-the-green. However there’s additionally the previous adage {that a} good facet creates its personal luck and the Ponies ARE an excellent facet.

Nonetheless, IMO just a few Ponies have performed their means out of gold competition over the past 3 weeks and have the following two video games at house to rebuild their profiles and probabilities in gold. Individuals who have been as soon as ‘mainstays; of gold might discover their names lacking from the primary gold squad of 21.

That apart if they’ll get refocused and again to their bread & butter then the ought to win

Again in their very own beds, on their very own monitor and with private motivations,  I’ll tip the Ponies by 6 however with a Canes Bonus Level

Sunday 6 Could 3.00 pm AEST – Chiefs v Rebels at Leichardt Oval – Balmain

The Reb’s cant take a trick with scheduling, venues or journey and it’s the tough finish of the pineapple once more for them in 2021.

You definitely cant however admire their sacrifices and dedication to the facet and the comp and I might love a ‘W’ to their title as rewards.

With Chief’s head-hunter, hairstyle fashionista and attacking spark D-Mac sentenced to three weeks out for his tried decapitation of the Reds 9 the Reb’s hopes develop considerably.

The Reb’s forwards led by Wells & Naisarani have been terrific final sport and can should be once more to get the lollies. Chiefs mainly out of competition for the ultimate, with out D-Mac and after an extended season might want to keep targeted or this may very well be an upset win to the Reb’s

Come fulltime I’m tipping the Chiefs planning Mad Monday, D-Mac contemplating a brand new WHAM hairdo and a Reb’s victory by 11.

All groups right here

19 of The Best Quotes and GIFs from The Castle

Friday Quick 5 – This week’s all about ‘The Vibe’

‘Its the Vibe’

‘In summing up, it’s the structure, it’s Mabo, it’s justice, it’s regulation, it’s the vibe.….’

I had all the time understood ‘final toes’ to be final toes of the defending participant on the ruck or if no D than the place the ruck has fashioned? Naturally I take a look at issues via the subjective prism of ‘Oz Rugby Fan’, so the Kiwis are dishonest bastards, however I problem you to look at the following sport and inform me I’m flawed.

If ‘final toes’ is the marker, then let’s implement the friggin’ factor – not simply the vibe.

‘The Vibe Half II – 4 Inches Makes a Distinction

There appears to be full consistency within the inconsistency of regulation utility of Kiwi ref’s vis-à-vis Aussie sides.

The Reb’s slide into shits-ville final Saturday had at it’s inception their winger being 3-4 inches, sure inches, in entrance of Joe Powell’s clearance kick. The next penalty, penalty benefits, yellow card and numerical benefit had at its coronary heart that very penalty. All this too from a kick-off receival from the Reb’s after they’d taken a 15-14 lead – discuss momentum killer.

Completely happy to cop that as a ruling so long as the identical forensic utility applies to all sides or ought to I say, to groups from each sides of the Tasman. A few phases later and with the Landers winger 2-3 yards in entrance of the kicker and……crickets.

As KARL’S wonderful Ref article Tuesday identified, we are able to cop errors, however not inconsistency. These little infractions have large momentum, sport altering outcomes, as one in every of Australia’s nice twentieth century poets explains from little issues huge issues develop

The Vibe Half III – He did what?

Nobody participant wins or loses you a sport, however some contribute to the outcome greater than others, enter right here the large Insurgent’s #2 Jordan Uelese.

Name it what you’ll, a large brain-fade, petulance, frustration or a conniption that took maintain and quickly suspended sanity. I’m going to name it 21 factors conceded within the 10 minutes he was within the naughty chair & ‘goodnight nurse’ for his staff, their fightback and probabilities.

His actions have been additionally inflicted when the place of Gold #2 is vast open. I might think about it’s the little issues that maybe communicate loudest to Moses & Co come choice standards. That one motion from Uelese’s would have reverberated loudly and negatively for selectors. He additionally owes his staff mates an actual stable knock this weekend in lieu of final week’s transgression.

The Vibe – Half IV – Tahs indicators of life

With a possible 13 losses in a row looming, no wins over two comps and a squad nudie run round Moore Park being pencilled in, there are literally inexperienced shoots of life in case you look arduous sufficient. Nicely, in case you squint and have whisky earlier than lunch, however none-the-less some constructing blocks are evident for season 2022.

The SRTT Workforce statistics are fascinating studying.The Tah’s are #sixth for tries, #4th for clear breaks, #1st for carries, #sixth for metres gained, #eighth for Tackles Received (no shock right here – however Reds are #tenth – which did shock), #seventh Lineouts gained,  #third for off-loads, #fifth for scrums gained, #1 for rucks gained & Mad-Canine Swinton #1 Aussie Participant for tackles Received at 42.

Nonetheless some option to go however maybe, simply maybe, the Tahs are awakening from their put up 2015 slumber. Roll on 2022.

The Vibe Half V – Again to the Future?

In a transfer positive to have those that have misplaced in life’s lottery and stay in WA scream ‘what the flux capacitor’, Lord Laurie of the Aztecs has seemingly steered the WA facet be reduce once more.

With a a trickle of Ponies heading West turning into a stream, Lozza bemoaned Rugby Australia’s lot with 5 groups in it.

Though historical historical past, I appear to recall a majority of these within the West supporting Cameron Clyne and Billy P as they lanced the boil again in 2017, though freely admit it could show unpopular this time, until it helped the Tahs, then…..











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