Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: The other game

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  • Sacha,

    We shouldn't ever talk about it.

    Fight club, innit

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I still don't really get what the difference is betwixt a deliberate punch & a deliberate knee. At the end of the day the sanction is supposed to discourage violent* behaviour - are they not both violent?

    In ice hockey punches tend to be a complete waste of time, as everyone is wearing a helmet, and often gloves.

    A knee, particularly to the other player's knee as they are skating past is likely to injure. People's careers have been ended by kneeing.

    That being said, I would hope that if the Irish guy had thrown two punches at McCaw in the ruck, he would have got the same punishment. The position of the victim and their awareness has a bit to do with it.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Oh ffs, dude, I just got 'cocknuckle' into the next edition of Metro.

    Really? How cool!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Really? How cool!

    I'm hoping to work 'grog-slut' into September's.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Tracey Nelson's AB game stats are online.

    Pre-feminised for your convenience.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    She's a chick?! I always assumed Tracy to be short for "Spencer Tracy" or something. How can a woman be both into rugby *and* statistics?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    She's a chick?! I always assumed Tracy to be short for "Spencer Tracy" or something. How can a woman be both into rugby *and* statistics?

    Next you'll be telling me they play the bloody game too. Is there no end to our emasculation?

    Incidentally, Tracy is a common boys name meaning 'warlike'. Just sayin'.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    'cocknuckle'... 'grog-slut'

    Your fellow fresh columnist may be able to suggest some pearlers from his time in the trenches

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Is there no end to our emasculation?

    World champs rather than chokers, too. Sorry bout that.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    World champs rather than chokers, too. Sorry bout that.

    Actually, in a threadmerge sort of way, the first time I encountered the Vuvuzelas was at a Women's NPC (or whatever it's called now) Rugby match at Eden park. There were only a handful of us supporting North Harbour (long story), but we had the horns, and did we make a noise. I think the ref wanted to have us banned.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    She's a chick?! I always assumed Tracy to be short for "Spencer Tracy" or something. How can a woman be both into rugby *and* statistics?

    It's Tracey with an e, and she's a scientist -- an insect pathologist, to be precise.

    She also knows more about rugby than almost anyone I've ever met. She appears on Sky's sports-journo show and provides live stats for the radio broadcasts from AMI Stadium. The arrival of "first three to the breakdown" as a rugby metric is entirely her work.

    I do like the way she'll fly to Auckland for a rugby test and spend two hours before kick-off shopping for shoes in Newmarket.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I'm hoping to work 'grog-slut' into September's.

    Plleeeeeease do this.

    I do like the way she'll fly to Auckland for a rugby test and spend two hours before kick-off shopping for shoes in Newmarket.

    I once sat in the media box at the Stadium filing my nails. Never have I felt like quite such a _girl_.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

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