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Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by Fishtigua, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    Good on you Fish!
    After all the posts on "Angry Young Men" and the politics etc great to see a member with his priorities right!
    Boating, Rugby, Boating etc...
    It may have zero to do with yachting but we can find a way to involve a boat or two! Hey K1W1, help out here!
    If you watched the Tri Nations last Sat, that was a GAME!!!
    As for those "Angry Y M" thread I cannot understand how it is still going!
    Suddenly everyone is an expert on sociology!
    At least these guys aren't angry, just playing the game that's played in heaven...hehehe
  3. Fishtigua

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    Bugger, I was going to post the highlights but there were too many. :D
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    Hi,

    Kafue- With statements like that I see that part of moving so far east of your homeland has involved the lobotomy and brain washing the remains that is so prevalent down there.

    I also hope that the yellow tint on your glasses hasn't hidden the fact that your new found chums are very well supported by an ex Timbertown boy who couldn't cut in in his country of birth.

    So given a Kiwi in charge and a start player of the same ilk, the genuine Made in Australia label obviously has to be called into question by any fair minded honest individual.

    I know that will be a very difficult concept to grasp from a nation of those who like to claim any nationality they see as being vaguely associated with them as their own and support the use of underarm bowling in cricket.

    If the AB's do choke once again in NZ I would not like to be the other teams colours while the sorrows are drowned.
  6. Kafue

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    Hi K1W1,
    How I enjoy your subtle, sweet tones!
    Yes some do lobotomies moving this far east, but as an ex-Rhodesian, mine was minor, No don't call me South African, that's as terrible as calling us Aussies, Kiwi's!!!
    Keep in mind, the further East the greater the Lobot, and on my chart, NZ is EAST of us Aussies.
    For what its worth, I think the AB's deserve a win, especially after the shake up they had, but we will concede zero.
    It's going to be a great tourney!
  7. Fishtigua

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    Oh, is that why most of the ABs seem to come from the outer Islands? :D
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    Hi,

    Fish - They might not be as alien as you think.

    Pacific Islanders and New Zealand citizenship

    When the Cook Islands and Niue became New Zealand territories in 1901, their inhabitants were already British subjects. In 1920, Tokelauans became recognised as British subjects.[2]

    In 1920, New Zealand started governing Western Samoa under a mandate from the League of Nations.[2] The 1923 and 1928 British Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts passed by the New Zealand Parliament allowed for Western Samoans to be naturalised as British subjects and they were exempted from the usual requirement to understand and speak English.[2]

    When the British Nationality and New Zealand Citizenship Act 1948 came into effect on 1 January 1949, Cook Islanders, Niueans, Tokelauans and Western Samoans who were British subjects gained New Zealand citizenship.[2]

    When Western Samoa achieved independence from New Zealand in 1962, the citizenship status of Western Samoans living in New Zealand became uncertain. As a result, many Western Samoans were staying in New Zealand illegally.[2]

    On 28 July 1982, following a stiff tightening of Pacific Island immigration by the Muldoon government, in its interpretation of the 1923 and 1928 British Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts, the Privy Council ruled that all Samoans born between 1924 and 1948, and their children, were British subjects and hence, on 1 January 1949, had become New Zealand citizens.[3]

    The Privy Council ruling would have meant recognising over 100,000 Samoans as New Zealand citizens. Because the New Zealand Government was unwilling to grant New Zealand citizenship to such a large number of people, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 which overrode the Privy Council ruling. Under this new law, Samoan citizens who were in New Zealand at any point on 14 September 1982 (legally or illegally) or arrived in New Zealand as permanent residents after that date were eligible to be granted New Zealand citizenship, but other Samoans born before 1949 and their children were not.

    This law has been controversial. A 2003 petition asking the New Zealand Parliament to repeal the Act attracted 100,000 signatures, and the Samoan rights group Mau Sitiseni filed a petition on the issue with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in 2007.[4]

    Extracted from Wikipedia.
  9. Fishtigua

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    Ah well, at least they taught you a bit about how to play the game.

    Just joking mate.;)

    I've been lucky enough to visit many of the Islands and see the love for the game. Only in America Samoa, they all go to the NFL to play pro football.
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    The NFL Seattle Seahawks and the Motor Yacht Octopus share ownership. :D
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    Hi,

    Last time I looked they were not a rugby team, have they switched codes?
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    Fish, I like the "Gentleman's sport" title:D This has the potential to be hotter than "Angry YM" (and equally as nationalistic). Since I enjoy American football (yeah I know, not a real man's sport, yada yada) I'll take a backseat now and watch the brawl, ...er discussions about the gentleman's sport.:D Good luck to all. Let the blood letting I mean game begin.:D
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  13. Fishtigua

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    After spending 3 years playing rugby in Wales as a young Englishman, I worked out what my Welsh name was.

    'Killdaliddlefugga'

    Not sure how it translates? :D
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    X2 :D

    But I digress.


    Time to set out the crayons and paper! :D

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    Just trying to make a connection between this thread (or at least, a post) and yachting..

    Yeah, I know, I'm very trying! :D

    P.S.- The large print size does not mean I'm shouting. It made it easier for my old eyes to proof read the essential wordage. :rolleyes:
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    Now steady on chaps, it's a Gentleman's sport.

    We only ever stamp on someones bollocks if they really deserve it (10 minutes in the sin-bin, max).

    Have a beer and watch the sport, life's simple.
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    Glad to see New Zealand has not strayed too far from picking it's team from the best talent available.

    gorilla-rugby_ball.jpg

    :D
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    One of the smaller players.
    Bananas at half time?
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    Pretty pathetic responses from the poms, dingos and yappies in my view - illustrates an ape-like mental capability in them really! The large size, no necks and few words spoken of certain players in the All Blacks should not confused with a lack of gentlemanly sporting spirit and massive intelligence underlying. [It only takes a a little guidance to turn them around at half time ready for the second half.]

    Was going to take the boat to the Viaduct Basin area for opening celebrations tonight but a no-go zone on the harbour close by has been set up because of risk from the fireworks apparently.