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@Trinats Thanks mate, good old Bundy's.
Posted 03:08 27th April 2012
@Trader thanks for reply and consideration in respect to the Anzac spirit. IMHO we will always disagree on the who's most deluded factor mostly because our loyalty to our country and folk. Therefore it should be no surprise that I will ultimately always back Trinats, he's an Aussie first and foremost.
Posted 02:08 26th April 2012
@ Trader - please let us know which 24 hours, so that we can all prepare ourselves appropriately... ;-)
(I once attended the ceremony on ANZAC Hill in Alice Springs, which was very poignant and extremely moving. As an ex-serviceman I always get a little choked on Armistice Day here, but that was some ceremony. Lest we forget).
Posted 16:55 25th April 2012
nice selections. sam cane is an absolute machine. future AB captain you would think.
Posted 14:28 25th April 2012
Trinats you silly boy... Merthens was only born in Durban to NZ parents, Kaino and Franks moved to NZ at the age of 4 (Owen is even born in NZ) and Big Joe moved to NZ at the age of 5.
Please do read beyond the place of birth, as I was born in Bogota, Colombia and nobody will ever call me Colombian.
Posted 23:58 24th April 2012
APV!, I feel certain we are all up at nights worrying, (or not) lol
Posted 21:08 24th April 2012
@AVP1 Thanks I now know Quito is in Ecuador very close to the equator . Learn something new everyday.
I expect a few of the English team are looking forward to dropping in on family this summer.
Posted 21:08 24th April 2012
lol Trinats, ok all those players may have been born overseas, but....
Just like two players you raved about a few posts below.. Cooper and Ioane, both kiwis.
Posted 18:49 24th April 2012
Well done Trinats. The power of positive thinking. No doubt the blues will help build the reds self belief. but the crusaders are climbing and they're getting better every week.
Posted 18:39 24th April 2012
@ APV1, Good point but for the life of me I couldn't think of anyone decent between Quito and Land's End. I see Schalk Burger has dodged the England tour already in fear but you can't blame him. A little unfair though saying that there aren't any good players in the SH. Manu Tuilagi is proof that if you spend enough time here you will acclimatise (normally at least 3 years providing you haven't been miscoached as part of some foreign international setup) and some like Brad Barritt are just unlucky to have been displaced geographically. In fact, one or two who hold a British passport or who have at least one British grandparent have proved that they are not entirely a lost cause but obviously anything less and you might as well start taking a look at tennis or something similar.
Posted 16:55 24th April 2012
"Wannabies won last years Tri series for the same reason as the Red's won the Super XV"
Only SA ran a "dead horse" in the 2011 Tri Nations.
Both Oz and NZ fielded sporting teams.
Trader, you appear to be making a lame attempt to rewrite history?
Posted 15:42 24th April 2012
I agree with ben7. Too many kiwis.
Some of the Brumbies should have made this squad.
Who was the ref of Round 9?
Posted 15:30 24th April 2012
@Trinats - I find that a strange post considering Mehrtens (Kiwi parents) & Rokocoko don't even play Super Rugby anymore. But seriously...
Yours & ruckingkiwis comments are tiring, we both have some overseas born players. They have chosen to play for our respective countries & that's that. What's the point in having a go?
Happy ANZAC day to all my Kiwi & Australian brothers!!! The blood sacrifice of our ancestors will never be forgotten.
Posted 14:10 24th April 2012
@Ben7 - Haha guted.
Posted 13:45 24th April 2012
Ben7 Do you have a television?
Posted 12:44 24th April 2012
Mediocrity personified. Not a single talented player south of Quito has ever played rugny and, frankly, I don't know why you bother.
I can't wait for "the big three" to get absoultely munted by the tourists in a few weeks. "Big three"?! Ha!
I bet you SH fans are quaking in your boots!
Posted 12:32 24th April 2012
I thought Read had the performance of the tournament! What a game!
Posted 12:15 24th April 2012
What of Jose Mogg the guy was brilliant against the bulls at loftus a should say this is a biased selection P. R.
Posted 11:22 24th April 2012
Just a an aside, you mention Jimmy Gowan's last year in Super Rugby before he heads to Gloucester.I wonder how he is feeling now that the Cherry and Whites won't be playing in the Heineken Cup next season(strange days at kingsholm).
Posted 10:47 24th April 2012
What about Brendan McKibbin of the waratahs at scrumhalf?
Same Whitelock and Craig Clarke at lock?
Victor Vito surely was better than Potgieter?
Posted 10:30 24th April 2012