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shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#331New Post! Apr 23, 2019 @ 19:34:23
Rugby Australia preaches “diversity” and “inclusiveness” when what they really mean is uniformity or exclusion.
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#332New Post! Apr 23, 2019 @ 19:42:45
Inclusivity means including all, it means including people whom you may not agree with, it means including Israel Folau
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#333New Post! Nov 03, 2019 @ 13:58:45
Well done to the Boks. They join NZ with three world cups. Incredibly the boks have not conceded a single try in three world cup finals.
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#334New Post! Nov 03, 2019 @ 14:01:21
England played really well against the AB's who put in the worst performance by them for many a year. In the final however the forward pack of the Boks monstered their English rivals. This was especially true in the scrum where it was like watching a top tier one nation taking on a second tier team.
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#335New Post! Nov 03, 2019 @ 14:02:56
What a remarkable turnaround Rassie Erasmus has engineered with the boks.
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#336New Post! Nov 03, 2019 @ 14:04:26
Final score
South Africa 32 : 12 England
Jennifer1984 On June 05, 2020
Returner and proud

Penzance, United Kingdom
#337New Post! Nov 03, 2019 @ 19:58:41
Well the only thing I can say is "Well played South Africa".

They had a plan and they executed it perfectly. The murdered England in the scrum which is unusual for an England team. We were 2.5 kilos a man heavier in the pack and are a pretty well drilled outfit usually, but the South Africans killed us from the first.

The loss of Kyle Sinckler early on was a blow but that doesn't excuse anything. They got the penalties, kicked them and again.... that's another tactic England have used to great effect in the past.

You could say they beat us at our own game. Hoist with our own petard.

I was very pleased for Solisi. It was wonderful to see him take the trophy. He conducted himself with a mixture of joy, pride and humility. Fitting behaviour for a fine captain and a gentleman.

Naturally I'm disappointed England didn't win, but it seems we played our final last week. we couldn't reach those heights again.

So...... Well played South Africa. Worthy winners and fine champions.

2023 in France. We'll see you in Paris.
shadowen On June 05, 2020

Bunyip Bend, Australia
#338New Post! May 22, 2020 @ 14:10:06
So glad the virtue signalling, ultra woke, hypocritical Raelene Castle has finally left the ARU. The damage she did in her short two and a half year reign will take a LONG time to undo...and that's if they can get in a decent CEO who understands the game, and doesn't engage in divisive, PC driven, left wing identity politics etc.

Under Castle crowds and tv ratings plummeted to record lows. The national team had their worst performances since the 1970's whilst the Blues and Reds had their worst seasons ever. Meanwhile record numbers of teenage islanders defected to league. A particularly big problem as kids of island decent have become the life blood of RU in Australia with nearly half of our junior representative sides being made up of said islanders.

Driving out the games biggest draw-card, best player and a bloke who is a sporting hero for many, it was no wonder that crowds and TV ratings fell dramatically. It was no wonder so many young island boys switched to League, went to other unrelated sports or dropped out of organsised sport altogether. It was no wonder that in her short reign revenue dropped significantly and debt rose four times more in her short tenure than it had in the previous 8 years.

So to RC...thanks for nothing. Goodbye and good riddance.
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