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Re: The Union Thread

Post by The Rickman » April 11, 2019, 4:48 pm

Ooooh, looks like Folau is straight off to hell.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -PJ- » April 11, 2019, 5:03 pm

Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by gergreg » April 11, 2019, 5:09 pm

The Rickman wrote:Ooooh, looks like Folau is straight off to hell.
Nah, it's quite common for religious people to cherry pick the bits that suit them.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Sid » April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm

Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -PJ- » April 11, 2019, 6:24 pm

Sid wrote:
April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm
Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » April 11, 2019, 6:40 pm

-PJ- wrote:
Sid wrote:
April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm
Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
Yeah they still have some space after releasing Beetson
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Green eyed Mick » April 11, 2019, 7:45 pm

Sid wrote:
April 11, 2019, 6:16 pm
Israel Folau’s union contract is terminated. Given the pre season controversies damaging the NRL brand will Greenberg allow him to walk into an NRL club?
I doubt it. The NRL backed marriage equality and stood up to the backlash. They won't risk the potential brand damage that comes with Folau.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Northern Raider » April 11, 2019, 7:45 pm

-PJ- wrote:
April 11, 2019, 5:03 pm
Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
It was that one at the top of the list that caused him the problem. He basically said the entire ARU board would burn in hell.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » April 11, 2019, 7:47 pm

-PJ- wrote:Izzy hates drunks..

Izzy hates PJ.
Izzy hates everyone, don't feel too special

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » April 11, 2019, 7:58 pm

Muppet has gotten exactly what he deserves.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -PJ- » April 11, 2019, 8:00 pm

I wonder what Mrs Folau thinks about this ?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » April 11, 2019, 8:27 pm

Wallabies to sack Israel Folau after social media controversy

Israel Folau's decision to ignore Rugby Australia officials on Thursday led to the game's highest profile player being sacked in a dramatic fallout to a homophobic Instagram post.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280

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Post by -PJ- » April 11, 2019, 9:04 pm

Luckily Izzy has an AFL career to fall back on..
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » April 12, 2019, 12:48 am

As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading

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Post by gangrenous » April 12, 2019, 8:22 am

-PJ- wrote:I'm hearing the Roosters have wiggle space in their cap...
I’m hearing it’s either Lachy or Emma.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by The Rickman » April 12, 2019, 9:05 am

-TW- wrote:
April 12, 2019, 12:48 am
As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
I have no drama with people thinking they have a right to freedom of speech and saying whatever the **** they want, just as I have no drama with the ARU tearing said ****'s contract up for carrying on like an absolute ****.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Manbush » April 12, 2019, 10:06 am

-TW- wrote:
April 12, 2019, 12:48 am
As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
Yeah they don’t seem to comprehend freedom of speech does not mean said speech is free from consequences.
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Manbush » April 12, 2019, 10:07 am

NRL has stated they won’t take him.


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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » April 12, 2019, 11:23 am


The Rickman wrote:
-TW- wrote:
April 12, 2019, 12:48 am
As soon as people crap on a out freedom of speech I stop reading
I have no drama with people thinking they have a right to freedom of speech and saying whatever the **** they want, just as I have no drama with the ARU tearing said ****'s contract up for carrying on like an absolute ****.

Cause and effect people.
That's what I mean, not only is "freedom of speech" not in the Constitution.. (it's freedom of expression as per international treaties) it's not a free ticket to say whatever the **** you like without recourse

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Schifty » April 13, 2019, 10:13 am

I wonder if all the people defending Folau's "freedom of speech" would have the same reaction if a Muslim player came out and posted that everyone who doesn't convert to Islam will burn in hell?

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » June 9, 2019, 8:01 am

Did anyone back up for the Brumbies match at Bankwest last night?
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » June 9, 2019, 9:38 am

Dr Zaius wrote:Did anyone back up for the Brumbies match at Bankwest last night?
Bay 53 did. You wouldn’t find me at the union, ever.


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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -PJ- » July 28, 2019, 7:02 am

The Wallabies jagged a win.
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Post by -PJ- » August 11, 2019, 9:16 am

I had to double check and check again..

The Wallabies beat the All Blacks last night..

It's a sporting miracle...
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Sid » August 11, 2019, 9:24 am

Haven’t watched a game of union since NZ Vs France in the 2011 World Cup
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Post by -PJ- » August 11, 2019, 9:25 am

Me either..

Just caught it on the news reel !!

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by -TW- » August 11, 2019, 10:32 am

I watched some of it, NZ had a bloke sent off for a leading elbow

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Post by T_R » August 11, 2019, 11:22 am

Watched it. Loved it. Great to see running rugby.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » August 11, 2019, 12:45 pm

T_R wrote:Watched it. Loved it. Great to see running rugby.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by RedRaider » August 11, 2019, 1:15 pm

All Blacks played the entire second half one short. Still, a side can only beat whats in front of them and they did. Congrats Wallabies.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by greeneyed » August 11, 2019, 8:42 pm

Didn't even know it was happening!
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Re: The Union Thread

Post by RedRaider » August 12, 2019, 12:34 am

How did you find yourself in the Rugby thread GE? From a National rivalry point of view, to beat the All Blacks is significant because it is so rare. Not sure if it will happen again in the near future. Any boss who sacked a person late for work after beating the All Blacks is a Bum, to paraphrase a former PM.

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Re: The Union Thread

Post by RedRaider » August 18, 2019, 1:22 am

Normal transmission resumes for the Wallabies against the All Blacks in NZ. We were slaughtered.

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