Not really much to say on that one. One of the most complete performances I’ve seen from the Wallabies in recent times.
It’s a beautiful thing to see an English scrum rolling in reverse on the hollowed turf of Twickenham. It’s even more beautiful to see a gold scrum inflicting the pain.
The pack from 1 to 8 were immense. Front row, locks and of course back row. So good having some scrum depth with TPN, Holmes and Slipper available to come on and continue to apply the heat.
Here’s hoping Foley has found his feet at the international level. His best Wallaby performance and if he can continue along in that vein he’s going to help us go a long way in this tournament in a vital position that nobody has been able to nail down as their own for the last couple of years.
Could we also have stumbled across a new winger in the form of Beale? He was impressive last night and as well as another gear in speed , he adds another couple of dimensions that we don’t get with Horne. While his defensive game doesn’t compare to Horne’s, it was still up to scratch which has been a troublesome area for Beale in the past.
Bring on next Sunday morning and the Welsh!
Where is your evidence to suggest the game isn’t growing in these countries?
You’ve heard from a few roarers here who have given you their stories from ground level that suggest serious inroads are actually being made. Despite your beliefs and so called ‘explanations’ for narrowing margins between the top and the bottom at RWC’s.
The only evidence you’ve attempted to introduce in your article is the results of a number fixtures between minnows and established rugby nations. When you actually analyse this, you’ll see a marked improvement from RWC to RWC over the past 4 editions.
You put this down to professionalism and you’re still yet to refute the fact that more players from more countries are now plying their trade in professional leagues than any time in history. This doesn’t happen by magic KPM. These professional clubs aren’t just going out and picking more of these players for ‘feel good stories’. They’re being picked up because rugby’s status continues to improve in these individual markets and they’re producing more players that are worthy of professional contracts.
Your view here is warped and ill-informed as has been pointed out more than once in the comments of your poorly scripted article.