Centre options for the Wallabies

Bugger, I thought he was over there... I just plummed for him in another thread... Back to the drawing board.

9 hours ago
70 minutes of improvement let down by sorry final 10

Just my thoughts on our 10/12 at the moment... I think Australians seem hung up on the second 5/8, but we don't really know how we want one to play, because it isn't something we have really had before... My idea of a 12 is one of two (generally) ways of playing... Big, hard and straight (careful...) and the other is more of a ball player, using footwork, guile and good hands to help set up his outside men. At the moment, I don't think our coaches, nor our players realise what or how they want our 12, Toomua to play. I would be using him a lot more sparingly at first receiver than they are at the moment. He is there as an alternative, not to be used every second go... This was my issue early this season at the Tahs as well... What is the point of Foley at 10, if he has to conciously step aside, because it is Toomuas/Beales go now to do something? I mentioned yesterday, it must be planned for Toomua to be first receiver so much, but why? What then does Foley do when Toomua slots in? He isn't running two out, at second receiver, so then what is the deal? I think we need to define what we want our 12 to do, and I don't think it should be being played as a "second 5/8", because that is a misnomer. We don't want a "second 5/8", we want a 12. If Toomua is out, I would throw Godwin in and see what he can do... We have all been waiting for 2 years to see it. I don't think CLL has enough muscle and aggression, and I don't see what Beale adds at the moment except more confusion. But put in a good straight runner, who can tackle, and also has very good hands... then we might straighten up a bit.

9 hours ago
70 minutes of improvement let down by sorry final 10

I thought that was Higgers? I thought he popped it up to Hooper to drop...

9 hours ago
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