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PapanuiPirate

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Rabid Canterbury, Crusaders and All Black supporter currently based in Sydney. Active player in the Sydney subbies rugby competition.

Member Since:
 
February 2015
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Sydney
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The keys that are locks

The keys that are locks

12 Jan 2018

A while back I wrote a piece on the back row in the context of Australia’s recent difficulty in balancing those positions. This time I want to take a look at lock forward and how the position is fast becoming the bellwether position in the modern game.

Creative destruction: How rugby’s existential crisis could rebuild the game

Creative destruction: How rugby's existential crisis could rebuild the game

8 Sep 2017

Cast your mind back some nine months to January 2017. Australian Rugby is at a low ebb, the Wallabies have had a poor 2016 season with only six wins from 15 games including four losses to England and three to the All Blacks.

Why we should all consider buying into the Force

Why we should all consider buying into the Force

25 Nov 2016

In October the Western Force announced an initiative to to be given control of the club back from the ARU. Key to the plan is the proposal to sell 5000 certificates of ownership at $1,000 each, raising $5 million as a sign of the support for the Force from the rugby community.

The Backrow: Beauty, balance and brutality

The Backrow: Beauty, balance and brutality

17 Nov 2016

There has been a lot of ink spent recently on the makeup of the Wallabies backrow. The general consensus seems to be that while Australia has no lack of international level players, there is a lack of a genuine lineout target or the right balance of skills.