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    You know the saying: What goes on tour, …, gets...

    You know the saying: What goes on tour, …, gets referenced obliquely ad nauseum (cf. Crown Land)
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    No idea who you are talking about AndyS. I mean...

    No idea who you are talking about AndyS. I mean it's not as if we went on a trip to Japan with anyone like that, is it. Now where's that photo ...
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    I need to laminate this and put it somewhere safe...

    I need to laminate this and put it somewhere safe so that we know in 2 years time if Tif is a genius or not.

    Although I know a Chiefs supporter who was adamant that Foster not be given the ABs...
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    League As rugby nines requires 3 front-rowers (RL...

    As rugby nines requires 3 front-rowers (RL front-rowers), 2 second-rowers and 4 backs, and certainly for sevens back-rowers tend to act as front-rowers, I'd say the Force nines squad would be:
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  5. Wearing my pedant's hat - did they really get 86%...

    Wearing my pedant's hat - did they really get 86% of Facebook followers and 70% of Instagram followers to react positively, or do they mean 86% of Facebook comments and 70% of Instagram comments? ...
  6. Valzc, are you suggesting that TWAS has been busy?

    Valzc, are you suggesting that TWAS has been busy?
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    League Hodgo used to play both league and union when he...

    Hodgo used to play both league and union when he was growing up and only really switched to union full-time when he was signed by us. He told us he had offers to play league prior to signing for the...
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    The Ashes series where he took 37 wickets at an...

    The Ashes series where he took 37 wickets at an average of less than 14? (OK he was a bit expensive in some innings, but I'd take that level of erratic! ;) )
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    That'll be because Western Australia can't...

    That'll be because Western Australia can't receive less help than that already given by RA (ie, 2/5ths of f***-all!)
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    Did he find out how much we paid for that? I'm...

    Did he find out how much we paid for that? I'm assuming that's it's less than $5 million, because I assume that the Bledisloe game sells at a premium. But if we can fill (or close to fill) Optus...
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    The story by Nick Taylor mentioned a Wallabies v...

    The story by Nick Taylor mentioned a Wallabies v South Africa match on August 29th next year (although I'm struggling to find any mention of it elsewhere). I wonder how much that cost West...
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    Sounds like the (possibly apocryphal) letter...

    Sounds like the (possibly apocryphal) letter written to a newspaper complaining about a new wind farm. The correspondent thought they didn't need a wind farm situated there, as the place was windy...
  13. Not a capital of a state. More central, though. ...

    Not a capital of a state. More central, though. I suppose you could pick Whyalla, as the percentage of the Australian population which lives north of the line of latitude of the SA-NT border is...
  14. They could have done a lot worse when they moved...

    They could have done a lot worse when they moved the HQ, than move it to Adelaide. It's the most central capital, and would show that RA won't be controlled by any one state.
  15. Well, it's debateable as to whether there was...

    Well, it's debateable as to whether there was ever a successful Chiefs coach prior to Rennie. Meurant, Cooper, Mitchell, Greene and Foster mainly got low- to mid-table results. Foster did get them...
  16. Thread: GRR fixtures

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    Could be, but I've not seen that mentioned in...

    Could be, but I've not seen that mentioned in anything I've read about GRR (not that I'd claim to have read everything, but I can't recall it being mentioned in anything!)
  17. Thread: GRR fixtures

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    32 game competition? 10 rounds of 3 games each,...

    32 game competition? 10 rounds of 3 games each, plus a play-off between the top two sides, makes 31. Where's the extra game?
  18. Saying all the right things! Although this...

    Saying all the right things!

    Although this quote: “When I went to the Chiefs, there was a heap of very experienced players who left and went off shore, that actually encouraged me to apply for the...
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    That's not the rules which apply in soccer, where...

    That's not the rules which apply in soccer, where this is a more frequent issue. If a 'new' nation is formed (eg, Kosovo) then players who have played for the other countries can decide to play for...
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    A man who seems to be mainly connected to Victoria and NSW giving money specifically to the Queensland branch of a political party does seem a touch shady, I'll admit!
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    Well, he took a chronically under-funded Force...

    Well, he took a chronically under-funded Force from cellar-dwellers to 2nd in the Australian conference, and then turned the chronically under-performing Rebels into play-off contenders (OK, before...
  22. Depends if he donated as a private individual or...

    Depends if he donated as a private individual or as chairman of the RA. If he donated as a private individual, out of his own money, I don't see what the issue is. If he donated the money as...
  23. Just what we need; more friends of Sydney Uni in...

    Just what we need; more friends of Sydney Uni in the RA! (OK, Abbott also played for Warringah.)
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    However, I suspect he'll never get a call-up. He...

    However, I suspect he'll never get a call-up. He plays anywhere along the back-row, but is up against the likes of: Hooper, Dempsey, Holloway, Wright, Naisirani, Wells, Jones, Samu, Miller, Cusack &...
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    I think, that once the East Coast realise just...

    I think, that once the East Coast realise just how good Deegan, Fines and McGregor are, they might come looking west for more players.

    Of course, having 'past-it' players like Thrush, Tessman and...
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