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Dumbo
18-04-06, 12:45 AM
Brumbies (ranked 4th) take on the Hurricanes (ranked 3rd) at home. The Brumbies showed that without Bernie lack the composure required to play quality rugby and got pumped by the Tah’s last time out. The Canes however come off a scrappy win against the Highlanders.
Both teams have issues at 1st5, but the Canes have Tana back… my votes going to the Canes by a narrow margin.

sanzar
18-04-06, 12:48 AM
Hmmmm, this is a tough pick... Without larkham they are a different team, but they're also still bloody hard to beat in Camberra! I'll go the Brumbies by 2.

and i am chiros bitch..oh i love it..he owns me like rassie owns dat springbok in his back yard

The TRUTH
18-04-06, 04:51 AM
Im going for the Brumbies ,Larkham is a big loss but they have the best backup in Giteau..........hopefully they use him at 10 this week.

You wanna have a friendly bet on this one Dumbo?....... makes the game a little more interesting,even though the guy i bet last week looks like a no show.

Dumbo
18-04-06, 05:09 AM
Yup i'm interested mate... just want to hold off until I see who's playing.
If there any injuries to the Canes (specially the locks) it culd be good night for the Canes.
I'm about 95% sure the Canes can take it out (bet Ma'Nonu is looking forward to this one).

Whats your terms Truth?

The TRUTH
18-04-06, 05:14 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 18 2006, 01:09 PM
Yup i'm interested mate... just want to hold off until I see who's playing.
If there any injuries to the Canes (specially the locks) it culd be good night for the Canes.
I'm about 95% sure the Canes can take it out (bet Ma'Nonu is looking forward to this one).

Whats your terms Truth?
You choose

I'm thinking some kind of sig bet with a line of text ........ Aussie/Kiwi theme?

Dumbo
18-04-06, 05:25 AM
Due to this being the best NZ/Aus game this round... I'm in (although a bit unfair cause of only just worked out how they work).

Was kinda' hoping that you might like to take Chiro's 350 pound little sister off my hands... she eats a lot and my visitors get ****** off when she starts climbing trees and throwing coconuts... but other than that she’s ok... you could get her to shave her head as use her as a replacement for Brendan Cannon...


:ph34r:


PS: Who'd you get on with your last bet?

The TRUTH
18-04-06, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 18 2006, 01:25 PM
Due to this being the best NZ/Aus game this round... I'm in (although a bit unfair cause of only just worked out how they work).

Was kinda' hoping that you might like to take Chiro's 350 pound little sister off my hands... she eats a lot and my visitors get ****** off when she starts climbing trees and throwing coconuts... but other than that she’s ok... you could get her to shave her head as use her as a replacement for Brendan Cannon...


:ph34r:


PS: Who'd you get on with your last bet?
I'll pass on Chiro's sister........ not many coconut trees around here anyway our forwards are pretty set...... if she can play flyhalf i might change my mind.




I backed the Reds last week

The TRUTH
18-04-06, 06:17 AM
Larkham out four to six weeks

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Steve Larkham will target the May 12 clash with the Crusaders to make his return from injury

CA Brumbies flyhalf Stephen Larkham will be sidelined for between four and six weeks after an MRI scan revealed he has suffered a grade two tear on his left hamstring.

The star playmaker limped from the field in the twelfth minute of Sunday night's 37-14 loss to the Waratahs at Aussie Stadium.

Larkham said that he would target the Brumbies final regular season match, against the Crusaders in Christchurch, to make his return.

"There is some hope that I'd be available to play in the final game of the regular season, but conservatively speaking it's more likely that I'd be fit to return for the semi-final if we happen to qualify," he said.

The injury will not disrupt the star flyhalf's Wallabies campaign, with the first test against England to be played in Sydney on 11 June.

CA Brumbies head coach Laurie Fisher said Larkham's injury is a blow to the team.

"Losing Stephen for what could possibly be the remainder of the regular season is a big blow to us," he said.

"He's our primary play-caller and one of our most experienced players so obviously we can't replace that."

"Having said that it gives Gene Fairbanks a tremendous opportunity to gain some experience at flyhalf, where he has trained throughout the pre-season and the season proper," said Fisher.

"He's done some very positive things in the time he's had on the field this season. He has never started at flyhalf at Super 14 level but he's certainly up to the task and is looking forward to it."


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LINK (http://www.brumbies.com.au/act/act.rugby/page/43996)

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
18-04-06, 11:00 PM
my 300 pound little elephant sister..is dumbos real mum

Dumbo
18-04-06, 11:49 PM
:o

esoj
19-04-06, 06:34 AM
this has to be the game of the round. both teams can play attacking rugby and i would not be surpised if this is a high scoring game. the brumbies without larkham will be interesting to see for sure. the brumbies are at home and they might tip the game in their favour.

aussie1st
19-04-06, 11:00 AM
I wonder what our team will look like. Fairbanks is tipped for the 10, he doesn't look all that flash. Giteau on his day is a dam good 10 so maybe they will swap him and Fairbanks around.

sanzar
20-04-06, 01:01 AM
Giteau out for the Canes match...
This is making me lean towards a Canes win now (http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,18868919-23217,00.html)

Dumbo
20-04-06, 02:34 AM
What was that bet again Truth?

esoj
20-04-06, 07:40 AM
giteau is indeed out and mortlock has friday training to prove his fitness for the match http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/703661

teams

Hurricanes:

15. Isaia Toeava, 14. Lome Fa'atau, 13. Ma'a Nonu, 12. Tana Umaga, 11. Shannon Paku, 10. David Holwell, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Rodney So'oialo (capt), 7. Chris Masoe, 6. Jerry Collins, 5. Jason Eaton, 4. Paul Tito, 3. Neemia Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore, 1. John Schwalger. Res: 16. Luke Mahoney, 17. Joe McDonnell, 18. Luke Andrews, 19. Thomas Waldrom, 20. Brendan Haami, 21. Jimmy Gopperth, 22. Tamati Ellison.

Brumbies:

15. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Clyde Rathbone, 13. Stirling Mortlock (capt), 12. Joel Wilson, 11. Mark Gerrard, 10. Gene Fairbanks, 9. George Gregan, 8. Adam Wallace-Harrison, 7. George Smith, 6. Daniel Heenan, 5. Mark Chisholm, 4. Alistair Campbell, 3. Nick Henderson, 2. Jeremy Paul, 1. Bill Young. Res: 16. James McCormack, 17. Guy Shepherdson, 18. Radiki Samo, 19 Julian Salvi, 20. Patrick Phibbs, 21. Ben Batger, 22. Peter Owens.

The TRUTH
20-04-06, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 20 2006, 10:34 AM
What was that bet again Truth?
Not so confident now, team still looks good enough to win but if Mortlock is ruled out they'll be in serious trouble.

I'm a man of my word, bet is still on....... it'll make this game have a little extra meaning.





Theres still plenty of games left to get my revenge if you make a fool out of me next week.

Dumbo
20-04-06, 08:56 AM
No worries mate, if Mortlock's out then I’d rather have a bet on a descent game. There's still plenty of them coming up... this one's turning out to be a should have been, would have been, could have been... not big on them mate.

Maybe we should look towards next couple of games and make it bit more worth while... although don't get me wrong the Canes really could f&*k this one up (they looked pretty ****house against the Highlanders).

How about a bigger bet for the following... 12 May Crusaders v Brumbies or 13 May Waratahs v Hurricanes ? terms... sig ownership through the complete tri-nations?

If the Brumbies had have had everyone on deck I'd be really interested in this game... but they have too many key players that I'd like to see going down missing (no Bernie god dammit, Masoe, Collins and Rodney smashing Bernie would have been ample karma for a few NZ/Aus games I'd rather forget about).

Shame about this game, shame.

The TRUTH
20-04-06, 09:19 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 20 2006, 04:56 PM
How about a bigger bet for the following... 12 May Crusaders v Brumbies or 13 May Waratahs v Hurricanes ? terms... sig ownership through the complete tri-nations?

Ooooohhhhh big stakes huh

Out of those games i'd pick the Tahs game for big stakes.......but i wouldn't mind a smaller bet on the Crusaders game though.Bernie might be back and the Brumbies have had the wood on the Crusaders over the last few years.

Dumbo
20-04-06, 10:48 AM
I'd rather bet on the Crusaders vs Brumbies... will have a think (Tah's vs Canes has got me worried!)

aussie1st
21-04-06, 12:23 AM
That backline doesn't look great at all. And thats where the firepower is meant to be cause our forwards are **** as always.

Dumbo
21-04-06, 05:23 AM
Hey Truth... how about this... a one week of ownership on sigs for this game... and a bet on the other two games I mentioned? ie, bet on both games if it's a double then the winner has sig advertising rights from the start to the end of the tri-nations?

The TRUTH
21-04-06, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 21 2006, 01:23 PM
Hey Truth... how about this... a one week of ownership on sigs for this game... and a bet on the other two games I mentioned? ie, bet on both games if it's a double then the winner has sig advertising rights from the start to the end of the tri-nations?
But what happens if its 1 and 1 after those two games?

Dumbo
21-04-06, 05:37 AM
If it's one for one, then how about a combined points score to pick the winner?

The TRUTH
21-04-06, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Apr 21 2006, 01:37 PM
If it's one for one, then how about a combined points score to pick the winner?
Ok that sounds good enough to me....... anymore complication and the fun will be gone.

Although i would have liked to have the option to use my sig for further bets on the Tri-Nations games

Mr. Laxative
21-04-06, 11:33 PM
I think the brumbies will win simply because of home field advantage. The crowd will really lift them and we still have very capable back-ups in Gene Fairbanks and Joel Wilson (the latter unlucky to not have played at least one game for australia).

esoj
22-04-06, 02:59 AM
it will be very close now I think. the brumbies will have to play well without 2 of their star playmakers in larkham and giteau. they do play well at home though and the home crowd could lift them to a victory. I still think the hurricanes have a slight edge due to the brumbies edges but it will be close if they do win

The TRUTH
22-04-06, 08:25 AM
I'f we're still going to bet on this game Dumbo the rules are...

Sig ownership for one week ,no text ,and the sig must be rugby related..

Is that cool?

loratadine
22-04-06, 10:36 AM
ummm... the brumbies are awesome at the breakdown. and stifling the possession of the canes. The canes when they do have the ball seem clueless, and either just fling it wide, or run straight at there defence. The problem is that they are recieving the ball flat footed, They need guys like umaga to act as dummy runners to free up space for guys like nonu who should be getting deep and running onto the ball. Im very impressed with the brumbies, considering two of there major playmakers are out injured. Fairbanks seems a bit shaky but with gerard taking the pressure of with the kicking hes may settle in.

At the moment george smith is well and truly getting the better of chris masoe.

o0o0 and matt giteau is wearing a nice scarff.

kaftka
22-04-06, 11:37 AM
f***ing crap.

If I was Gopperth, I could have set up Fa'atau for a try in that last play.

The TRUTH
22-04-06, 11:40 AM
Brumbies= Contenders.......Hurricanes=Pretenders

I think there's three teams that can win this comp now Waratahs,Crusaders and Brumbies....the Canes are overrated and both of there flyhalves suck.

A lucky bounce kept the Canes in it ,but the Brumbies were fairly impressive without two of there key players.

Wilson played a great game and got the better of Umaga, Fairbanks was ok but they do look a lot less threatening without Larkham and Giteau.....Mortlock and Smith were all class as usual.





Where's Dumbo? :D

kaftka
22-04-06, 11:42 AM
Brumbies didn't play THAT well.



It wasn't the greatest game, and the Hurricanes have to be the worst looking top four team ever. Every game they play looks very.... forced. Very awkward. Every win they get looks untidy.


Every loss looks even worse. Bugger.

The TRUTH
22-04-06, 11:46 AM
Your right ,they didn't play well but they showed they can beat a top 4 team without there two playmakers...... thats what impressed me

loratadine
22-04-06, 12:05 PM
yeah i was impressed by them.

i agree that the s14 is between the crusaders, the NSW and the brumbies

sanzar
22-04-06, 08:21 PM
Good effort by the brumbies without Larkham or Giteau! I Gotta say, this is definately one of those games where I was desperately hoping to get my tip wrong :bravo: .

esoj
22-04-06, 11:17 PM
good effort by the brumbies to get away with the win. the canes just seemed a bit lost on attack at time and it looked like they didn't know what the other guy was doing at times. they seem to lack that x-factor at 10 as well, a guy that can do something special to create an opportunity. holwell was ever flashy and always will be the steady 10 and gopperth is still learning the ropes at this level. it is a shame as they have proabbly one of the best backline in the comp but it is wasted by the lack of a x-factor 10

Dumbo
23-04-06, 01:50 AM
Bummer! :o

I do believe I am now the property of the Truth :(

kaftka
23-04-06, 03:56 AM
Originally posted by esoj@Apr 23 2006, 11:17 AM
good effort by the brumbies to get away with the win. the canes just seemed a bit lost on attack at time and it looked like they didn't know what the other guy was doing at times. they seem to lack that x-factor at 10 as well, a guy that can do something special to create an opportunity. holwell was ever flashy and always will be the steady 10 and gopperth is still learning the ropes at this level. it is a shame as they have proabbly one of the best backline in the comp but it is wasted by the lack of a x-factor 10
Aye. Spongebob has a heap of potential... And personally, I think he will gain it ALL if he grew that goatee he had in Rugby 06.

Holwell is always a safe option.


The Hurricanes on paper have a VERY good team. One of the best back rows in the competition, some of the best centres, very good outside backs, and an ever-improving tight five.
Weepu is one of the best halfbacks in the world. It's true that getting their no. 10 position sorted is their main issue. It's too hot and cold in that position lately.

In saying that, they haven't once looked like a semifinalist team this year. And that's teamwise, not just the one position.

Dumbo
23-04-06, 06:12 AM
God damn you to hell truth! damn... :(

The TRUTH
23-04-06, 06:17 AM
Whats up with that sig Dumbo :vomit:




Does your wife know what you get up to on the internet ?

sanzar
23-04-06, 06:30 AM
Let me guess, this was the punishment for the bet right? If so that's a bloody good find Truth :D .

kaftka
23-04-06, 06:41 AM
That sig is far too big. +warn

The TRUTH
23-04-06, 06:45 AM
I've seen bigger

187
23-04-06, 08:56 AM
man the hurricanes are depressing, they always get our hopes up and then they let us down! every damn year! i wish i could turn my back on them but i just can't..
awesum sig by the way dumbo haha

Dumbo
23-04-06, 10:00 AM
It's growing on me

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
23-04-06, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I've seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies

sanzar
23-04-06, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101+Apr 23 2006, 09:12 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies [/b]
Don&#39;t lie Chiro, I know you&#39;ve already made it your desktop backround ;) .

-JJ-
23-04-06, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101+Apr 23 2006, 10:12 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies [/b]
Yeah, I was kinda wondering how these pictures were found in the first place.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
23-04-06, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by sanzar+Apr 23 2006, 10:26 PM-->

Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Apr 23 2006, 09:12 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies
Don&#39;t lie Chiro, I know you&#39;ve already made it your desktop backround ;) . [/b]
sounds like its already ur desk top :lol: ...hahahaha thanx for the laughs sanzar and truth are the resident homos....i know its a contact sport but not that type of contact :lol:

sambĂŁd5
23-04-06, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by JJ-+Apr 23 2006, 10:33 PM-->

Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101+Apr 23 2006, 10:12 PM-->


Originally posted by The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies [/b]
Yeah, I was kinda wondering how these pictures were found in the first place. [/b]
:lol: owned by jj

+rep

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It&#39;s growing on me
whaaaaaaaaaaaa? :unsure:

The TRUTH
23-04-06, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by sambăd5+Apr 23 2006, 06:40 PM-->

Originally posted by -JJ-@Apr 23 2006, 10:33 PM

Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Apr 23 2006, 10:12 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies
Yeah, I was kinda wondering how these pictures were found in the first place.
:lol: owned by jj
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Ahhh ok





Just type Stade Français into google and see what pops up(hopefully not your little pecker), its common knowledge that they&#39;re the gayest team in rugby....... have you guys not watched Eurotrash before?

sanzar
23-04-06, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101+Apr 23 2006, 09:39 PM-->

Originally posted by sanzar@Apr 23 2006, 10:26 PM

Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Apr 23 2006, 09:12 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-The TRUTH!!@Apr 23 2006, 06:45 PM
I&#39;ve seen bigger
hahaha...so you jus go looking for these pics?... :lol: typical aussies
Don&#39;t lie Chiro, I know you&#39;ve already made it your desktop backround ;) .
sounds like its already ur desk top :lol: ...hahahaha thanx for the laughs sanzar and truth are the resident homos....i know its a contact sport but not that type of contact :lol: [/b]
Terrible comeback Chiro... I&#39;d neg rep you if you weren&#39;t so dammed attractive.