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Scott Allen

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I'm a rugby coach and writer with a passion for analysing the game as a way of developing my own knowledge.

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FAREWELL ROAR: Bickering a symptom of troubled times

FAREWELL ROAR: Bickering a symptom of troubled times

4 Dec 2014

And so ends 2014 from a rugby point of view in Australia, and what a tumultuous year it was! My first experience of rugby union was in 1979 when the Wallabies won the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 28 years. The Wallabies were the only team I watched in those days – I […]

Michael Cheika must resign after a poor end of year tour

Michael Cheika must resign after a poor end of year tour

3 Dec 2014

As coach of the Waratahs, that is. Not because I believe that Michael Cheika has any conflict of interest in coaching both teams – purely because the Wallabies need him more than the Waratahs do right now. Getting the Wallabies to where they need to be – competitive at the Rugby World Cup next year – is […]

Loss to Ireland the Wallabies’ best tour performance

Loss to Ireland the Wallabies' best tour performance

26 Nov 2014

While the Wallabies suffered another loss against Ireland, it was their best performance on this tour. In all areas, apart from the scrum and defusing the high ball, the Wallabies made progress. Michael Cheika is very good with his man management – he showed that at Leinster and at the Waratahs. This week we saw […]

Bad to worse for Cheika’s Wallabies

Bad to worse for Cheika's Wallabies

19 Nov 2014

I didn’t think the Wallabies could take any further steps backwards – but against France they somehow managed to do so. One of the complaints about my article last week was that I only focussed on negatives and didn’t write about any of the positives against Wales to balance my views. So, here are the […]

The Wallabies take three steps backwards

The Wallabies take three steps backwards

12 Nov 2014

It was always likely that the Wallabies would struggle in their first Test under a new coach, particularly given that the coaching change came mid-season. However, I thought the performance against Wales was worse than the one they produced in Argentina at the end of the Rugby Championship. It was a massive step back from […]

What can we expect from the Cheika led Wallabies?

What can we expect from the Cheika led Wallabies?

29 Oct 2014

When Robbie Deans was shown the door after the British and Irish Lions series in 2013, Ewen McKenzie had two weeks with the Wallabies squad to introduce his style of game before the first Bledisloe Cup match. The style he wanted them to play was significantly different to what Deans had been using and it took some […]

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