Hertford Highlander

Rugby musings from the week

Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Super Rugby on 14 Jul 2012 at 04:22
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With the Highlanders season done-and-dusted last week it has been a week off rugby for me this week, which has allowed for some season reflections.

Here are my musings from the week.

1. Is Mark Hammett Super coach of the year?

2. Has Sonny Bill Williams become a pioneer of the modern day professional athlete?

3. Has the bonus point system had its day?

4. Is it time now for specialist TMO’s?

5. Why don’t we have a pre-determined venue for the Super rugby finale?

6. Who is the mystery interviewee for the Blues job next year?

7. I went to Teachers College with Matt Sexton. I wonder what he has been up to this week?

8. How much money is there in Japanese Rugby?

9. Why will a rugby nation make a £350,000 short fall on their end of year Northern Hemisphere tour?

10. How good is Madagascar?

11. Why did 13 Zimbabwean Under 20 players test positive last month?

12. Why are there no Argentinean or New Zealand referees in the Rugby Championship?

13. What is my New Zealand Conference side of the season?

14. Will anyone be able to stop the Crusaders this season?

Then I woke up, and it was back to work.


  • Dale 8thman who played for Zim u20 must be 1 of them

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.07.12 04:44:04 by Ludz Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 1) : Dodgy or team sports drink :?:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.07.12 05:05:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • 3. Yip it has. The fact that the 1st tie break for teams level on log points is “games won” is proof of that. So a team “Like the Sharks” have accumulated the 2nd most 4Try BPs yet a team level on log points with us with hardly any 4Try BPs gets the higher log position courtesy of having won more games. Yes there is no longer as big a benefit from BPs as there used to be.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.07.12 07:17:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 6. Please let it be John Plumtree.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.07.12 07:18:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 12. Because they have decided to use the best available and while Brycie is #1 in NZ he no longer has his daddy and Paddy O’Brien to help getting him selected, meaning his true world ranking of around 56th is being exposed. :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.07.12 07:34:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 15. Do I have OCD?

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.07.12 08:12:05 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Ditto. Although, what about Steve Walsh? :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.07.12 08:13:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : Walsh refs for Australia, not NZ, he doesn’t like to be associated with matchfixing and nepotism.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.07.12 08:25:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : Steve Walsh is Australian these days. It was felt that his drinking was a better fit with the Aussie culture than with the Kiwi won. :mrgreen:

    Oh Lordy! I just said “Aussie culture”!

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.07.12 08:27:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : @robdylan (Comment 9) : I know, you clowns. :roll: Hence the :twisted: because I was throwing HH a bone that wasn’t really a bone.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.07.12 09:13:15 by klempie Reply

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