Hopefully the event is a success for Hamilton. I still think that the tournament will not work as a rugby tournament and they need to create a party atmosphere. The challenge is that they have to do that with the restrictions currently in place.
Posts made by hydro11
RE: Wellington Sevens becomes Hamilton Sevens (2018-2019)
RE: George Bennett wins Tour of California
Very good effort by George.
Not sure I'd rank it above a track cycling gold, Hydro. I think there's more than 30 races of this level or above each year compared to a handful of track medals given out every four years.
Though in my mind road cycling is more prestigious.
Looking at the list of past winners, this surely catapults George into the elite level of road cyclists, though.
It depends how you value it. From what I can see, many of the best road cycling countries in the world couldn't care less about track cycling. Spain, Colombia and France only won one medal on the track between them in 2016 and that was a bronze. It doesn't seem that most of the best cycling countries actually devote a lot of resources into track cycling.
I would rather come 10th at the Vuelta (which George did last year) above a track gold as well. Most people in New Zealand would take the gold but I don't think that sentiment is widely shared in Europe where cycling is most popular.
RE: Hurricanes v Cheetahs
@Rancid-Schnitzel Aso is not a crap centre. His defence has been shown up at times and is a major work on for him. If he could defend properly then a lot of people would be saying he should be in the All Blacks. He's a good centre, even with a few deficiencies.
RE: Hurricanes v Cheetahs
my memory is rubbish who were the centre combination last year? I remember Laumape was there but wasn't a starter
Laumape was 12 at the start of the season but then faded away. It ended up being Halaholo and Proctor.
RE: Erdogan in the US
Problem is most people who use Reddit politics don't even read the links. Most people just read the headlines and then upvote. So you literally have a situation where the political news you read is decided upon by people too lazy to even read the article themselves. I think post the election last year, every day a new article detailing how much Clinton won the popular vote was upvoted highly. I don't know how anyone could call that news.
RE: Chiefs v Crusaders (Suva)
Crusaders very impressive without Todd and Crotty.
Mounga looks an end of year tour AB and Goodhue looks a future AB.
Robertson's ability to get the most out of this Crusaders team is really impressive.
How many 10s are usually in the AB squad for the Rugby Championship? If three, he might already be in the squad before the EOYT? Playing or as an apprentice ...
We only need 2 10's if we have DMac and Jordie.