Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Cat in Ireland in Dublin   
    Biggest Test match of the year this weekend. Their home ground, they gave \us a good touch up last start and we're tired after a long season. I reckon that makes the All Blacks the underdogs and I like that. If it pours with rain they're even more the favs. Can't wait.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in NPC with All Blacks   
    Whoa! See those NPC games they're showing on Sky Sport right now from 10 years ago. All those All Blacks, all those big crowds. 10 years on and it's completely different. No All Blacks, no crowds. Am I allowed to pine for the "Good old days".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in NPC with All Blacks   
    Whoa! See those NPC games they're showing on Sky Sport right now from 10 years ago. All those All Blacks, all those big crowds. 10 years on and it's completely different. No All Blacks, no crowds. Am I allowed to pine for the "Good old days".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Cubes in Group downgrades   
    That's interesting. I would have thought the depth of the field was a better indication of the races strength.
    Dropping the Wellington Cup to G3 seems a bit harsh to me. Mind you, if they keep the prize money at a reasonable level, they are going to continue to attract the same type of horse who has been lining up when it was G2. It's still the race won by Great Sensation and Castletown, Owners will likely remain keen to have their horses name alongside those on the Cup.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Cubes in Group downgrades   
    That's interesting. I would have thought the depth of the field was a better indication of the races strength.
    Dropping the Wellington Cup to G3 seems a bit harsh to me. Mind you, if they keep the prize money at a reasonable level, they are going to continue to attract the same type of horse who has been lining up when it was G2. It's still the race won by Great Sensation and Castletown, Owners will likely remain keen to have their horses name alongside those on the Cup.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from elbow in The Informant finished?   
    I'm a big fan of the The Informant. Really enjoyable read every week. Long may it continue.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from elbow in The Informant finished?   
    I'm a big fan of the The Informant. Really enjoyable read every week. Long may it continue.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from elbow in The Informant finished?   
    I'm a big fan of the The Informant. Really enjoyable read every week. Long may it continue.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Rugby's a bore   
    Yep hear what you're saying Barry. It's real tough watching New Zealand smashing everyone, with Julian Savea running over the top of people and Beauden Barrett slicing through for amazing tries. I want to hate it, I really do....but i just can't. I'm so ashamed to admit that "I JUST LOVE IT."
    Get a bit of patriotism in you son. That'll make it easier for you to enjoy.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ziggy09 in Warriors   
    You'll like this story Ziggy.I came over to Wainuiomata on Saturday with a junior rugby union team. End of season, lots of injury and we only had 14. A little Polynesian fellow called Jack from Wainui said he'd played his game earlier (two grades lower) and would make up the numbers for us. The boy was a revelation, tackling kids much bigger than himself, running with heart and generally getting stuck in. In the end he had to come off after his 2nd head knock. We gave him player of the day.
    A top kid, with plenty of character and a great advertisment for Wainui. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ziggy09 in Warriors   
    You'll like this story Ziggy.I came over to Wainuiomata on Saturday with a junior rugby union team. End of season, lots of injury and we only had 14. A little Polynesian fellow called Jack from Wainui said he'd played his game earlier (two grades lower) and would make up the numbers for us. The boy was a revelation, tackling kids much bigger than himself, running with heart and generally getting stuck in. In the end he had to come off after his 2nd head knock. We gave him player of the day.
    A top kid, with plenty of character and a great advertisment for Wainui. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ziggy09 in Warriors   
    You'll like this story Ziggy.I came over to Wainuiomata on Saturday with a junior rugby union team. End of season, lots of injury and we only had 14. A little Polynesian fellow called Jack from Wainui said he'd played his game earlier (two grades lower) and would make up the numbers for us. The boy was a revelation, tackling kids much bigger than himself, running with heart and generally getting stuck in. In the end he had to come off after his 2nd head knock. We gave him player of the day.
    A top kid, with plenty of character and a great advertisment for Wainui. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from globederby12 in The Historic Games   
    He looked like Sunline when she won the Cox Plate by 7 lengths.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Hmmmmmmmmm.... Rio 2016 odds   
    I heard a bloke on Radio Sport yesterday suggesting the 7's players get identified and have a pathway through Touch Rugby. He made this suggestion because in his view the 15's pathway was already set in stone (College - NPC - Super - All Blacks) and we don't want to disrupt that.
    I thought this was quite good lateral thinking and the type of thing we need to be doing when reviewing 7's and planning for future.
    PS - Good on the Fijians. - GOLD
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Hmmmmmmmmm.... Rio 2016 odds   
    It's a bit more complicated than "time for a change" of Coach Newmarket. The first change to make is ensuring the NZ 7's team are never again referred to as "The All Blacks".
    Then, if we're serious, we need to be accurately identifying the type of player we want for 7's. I don't think this is necessarily an All Black (although Ardie Savea and Beauden Barrett would have helped out there today??). Then we base them all, full time, at the Rugby Institute in Palmerston North. That's what the other countries have done.
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    Uriah Heap reacted to chevy86 in Chiefs   
    ???? 2 Hookers sacrificed for a Stripper??
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    Uriah Heap reacted to von Smallhaussen in Chiefs just having fun   
    Traveling in a train were a Wallaby, an All Black, a spectacular looking blonde and an older lady. After several minutes of the trip, the train happens to pass through a dark tunnel, and the unmistakable sound of a slap is heard. When they leave the tunnel, the Wallaby had a big red slap mark on his cheek.


    (1) The blonde thought - "That horrible Wallaby wanted to touch me and by mistake, he must have put his hand on the lady, who in turn must have slapped his face."


    (2) The older lady thought - "This dirty Wallaby laid his hands on the blonde and she smacked him."


    (3) The Wallaby thought - "That bloody All Black put his hand on that blonde and by mistake she slapped me."


    (4) The All Black thought - "I hope there's another tunnel soon so I can smack that stupid Wallaby again."
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from biff in Rio   
    I just heard this kicks off on Saturday. I must say I'm a bit underwhelmed by the whole affair this time around. I think this is because of all the negativieity around the event, what with Zika virus, sports that shouldn't be there and doped up Russians. I remember back in the day really looking forward to it for months out. But no longer.
    Still, I suppose when Usain Bolt lines up in the Final of the 100 meters I'll get fairly excited.
     
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from biff in Rio   
    I just heard this kicks off on Saturday. I must say I'm a bit underwhelmed by the whole affair this time around. I think this is because of all the negativieity around the event, what with Zika virus, sports that shouldn't be there and doped up Russians. I remember back in the day really looking forward to it for months out. But no longer.
    Still, I suppose when Usain Bolt lines up in the Final of the 100 meters I'll get fairly excited.
     
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from biff in Rio   
    I just heard this kicks off on Saturday. I must say I'm a bit underwhelmed by the whole affair this time around. I think this is because of all the negativieity around the event, what with Zika virus, sports that shouldn't be there and doped up Russians. I remember back in the day really looking forward to it for months out. But no longer.
    Still, I suppose when Usain Bolt lines up in the Final of the 100 meters I'll get fairly excited.
     
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Super 17 or 18 or.... is here   
    What a weekend of rugby. The format might be hard to follow, but everyone knew it was all on the line on Saturday night. That was no holds barred rugby of the highest order.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Cubes in Foxton Race Course Meeting to Determine if Racing Returns   
    Geography lesson
    When Europeans first arrived in Kapiti, the Maori could travel by canoe from Paekakariki to Waikanae. From the hills and 3/4's of the way to the sea was largely wetlands, and any development there on, is built on these wetlands, much like Awapuni racecourse (and the Christchurch eastern suburbs). However, out by the coast (e.g. Paraparaumu Golf Course), it's sand based (old sand dunes) and the drainage is excellent.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ashoka in Immigration & other issues   
    The problem with Meomy is he has not noted history. If he had, he would know that immigrants have often arrived with a bad wrap in various countries. Think Chinese to US or NZ. Italians to US or Aus. Irish to just about any country. The list is much longer, but you get the picture. All these immigrants arrived with a few bad arses and genearlly struggled against prejudice. However with the passing of time they settled in and the vast majority became solid citizens who contributed robustly to the good health of the countries they moved too. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GOM in Greyhound Racing Banned in NSW   
    Greyhound racing is a soft target. It's a working class sport and as such has very little political clout. The Politicians and the media can kick it about with impunity, whenever they please.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from GOM in Greyhound Racing Banned in NSW   
    Greyhound racing is a soft target. It's a working class sport and as such has very little political clout. The Politicians and the media can kick it about with impunity, whenever they please.