all blacks v British and Irish lions

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  1. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Go the All Blacks 13 mins to kick off :)
     
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    Point, set, and match. Seems like it was quite a thrashing!
     
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    Yea it was . Pretty hard conditions to play rugby in with sleet and snow. The lions are losing a few of there more experienced players also through injury. I would think that the lions will come back with a vengence next test .
     
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    I keep forgetting the opposite weather patterns that we have. It was about 90 deg F here today on the E. Coast, USA. The teams should be thankful for the sleet and snow! I rarely (if ever) get to see any Rugby on TV anymore. Do the All Blacks still do their dance routine before the match? I don't know if it bothered their opponents but it sure made me sit up and take notice.

    Play on, big ed
     
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    Dance routine... Bah Humbug, it's the Haka.

    :D :D :D
     
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    That's their 'Haka' Ed, but we Aussies have a much more frightening one.
    http://gk.curtin.edu.au/members_fun.htm
    Last one on the page, Australian Haka, WMV 1.45Mb
    Enjoy.
     
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    To the Mssrs. Blackspear and Big Buck (a formidable team if there ever was one!)

    Mr. Spear,

    I apoligise profusely for my mal-a-poop. I clicked on your link but only got a blank page except for a link asking if I wanted to start a Revolution. Well, I attempted that a while back but the "Wilders' Security Agency" countered by springing Dr. Kevorkian for one last mission.The only things left after he infiltrated the Valdez Conclave were a small stash of Duckels and a few feathers.

    Mr. Buck,

    I was able to get your link but w/a dialup speed of about 33kbps I was able to give my car a tuneup, shower, take wifey out to dinner, and then read "War and Peace" before I could play it. I hate to say this but compared to the All Blacks of 7-8 yrs. ago it was more like watching a Hop on "Happy Days"
     
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    Yea they do . The Haka is a challenge and very powerful .
     
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    Well, it looks like the Lions got hammered by the All Blacks again! From all reports a quite convincing thrashing!!
     
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    It was 48 - 18 to the all blacks . Last test to be played this saturday
     
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    Now we are talking sport!!!
    Good to see the real footy popping up here.
    Bloody Kiwis.
    Unbelievable exhibition of power rugby by the black tidal wave.

    Only time I am happy to see NZ win is against non-Oz oppenents. ;)

    Absolutely spanked them.
    One in the gob for all those northern hemisphere pundits criticising Super 12!

    Lions now been done by us and the blacks :D.
    Kitty cats have to go home and play catch up again.

    Good game rugby.
    I was only average player but was still able to play in Oz, NZ, USA, Ireland and Spain. If I could find a rugby team, I always new I could get a game, a job of some sort and usually a bit of floor to sleep on. Always treated well whereever I was by the locals.

    Mother of children is Kiwi. My 3 yo can do a passable Haka!

    Annoyingly enough, the Haka is one of the great ritual ceremonies of international sport. A good Haka will chill the blood with the power of the challenge.

    I have never seen any team know what to do when facing the Haka.

    However....the Bledisloe will return to it's rightful place soon.

    I am off to Auckland for the 3rd test this weekend.
    Should be fun.

    Regards
     
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    Thanks for the link, Blackspear! Such impressive ritual... always fascinates me.

    What proud people they are, how can any opponent nót be impressed by that?

    Look at the other teams faces while the Haka is being performed...

    I wonder: do they ever lose? :)

    I LOVE IT :D GO ALL BLACKS

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    Ahha! I tried Spear's 'Haka' link again w/no luck. I found that I am missing two video drivers. Can't find them anywhere. I guess I'll have to call the Toshiba gurus to find a fix. Hope I don't need an interpreter!

    But I digress!

    Seems that the 'All Blacks' are getting back to the prominence that they enjoyed in yrs. past. I always enjoy it when the little guy roughs up the big guy. Especially when my US basketball team gets it's butt kicked.

    Play on, big ed

    PS.....Hey Slammer.....Now that you are back from holiday and all rested up w/cleared head......Tick....tock...
     
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    I have a Niece who has just moved from South Africa to Auckland (Torbay, North Shore City to be exact) to live....is there any chance that it might make me a pseudo Kiwi please........I need to gain some self respect here........ :D :D


    Cochise, :cool:
     
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    As a 1st generation U S of A citizen (we can do anything we want) I can empower myself to award you a Faux Kiwi Citizenship. As far as the self respect goes.....Huh.........A certificate suitable for framing will be winging its way to you from the Eduardo & Buckerino Diplomy Mill Universaty. A small donation would be appreciated (no EUROS please).

    Always here for you, ed
     
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    Well, the 'All Blacks' completed the sweep. The 'Lion's were thrashed again!
     
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    Back to the drawing board for them.
    The tri- nations between all blacks - australia - and south africa coming up in a few weeks will be great rugby.
     
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    The Lions were outclassed in all areas.

    Woodward was still in the timewarp of the last WorldCup, using the front five to dominate. Not this time!! Most of the English players he picked were over the hill and picking Johnny Wilkinson was a big mistake.

    The only blot on the All Black's displays was the "spear tackle" on O'Driscoll in the first test, which was basic thuggery.

    Woodward has now retired to football here in the UK and the All Blacks march on.

    I wonder if they can time their peak to coincide with the next World Cup?
     
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    I have been following the latest News reports. You could not find Comedy Writers to top the utterings coming out of the Lion's Camp. You have to be impressed that they can keep from giggling when releasing all that drivel!!!

    Dream on, big ed
     
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