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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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August 2013
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Wallabies crash and burn after offering hope

Wallabies crash and burn after offering hope

12 hours ago

After the Wallabies loss to the Springboks on the weekend, let’s examine what constitutes a good outcome – should it be judged on wins and losses, or how the team plays? You can’t ignore the wins and losses column but I focus more on how the team plays. While the Wallabies won their last two Tests, […]

New NRC crowd record at Ballymore as Quade Cooper returns

New NRC crowd record at Ballymore as Quade Cooper returns

3 days ago

In a positive sign for the NRC, Brisbane City have defeated Queensland Country 29-13 in front of a very strong crowd at Ballymore. The count hadn’t been finalised when I filed this story but it was already over five thousand and I won’t be surprised if the final figure is between six and seven thousand. The Queensland Rugby […]

Should Michael Hooper be the Wallabies openside flanker?

Should Michael Hooper be the Wallabies openside flanker?

24 Sep 2014

A couple of weeks ago comments on one of my articles moved to the topic of how to balance selections in a team based on the core roles of players in particular positions. Of course this isn’t a new topic – there are plenty of articles and even more comments in a wide range of […]

The frustrations of being a Wallaby fan or coach

The frustrations of being a Wallaby fan or coach

18 Sep 2014

Some of you commented that the views I expressed in the article I posted from the ground after Saturday’s Test between the Wallabies and Pumas were too negative – after all the Wallabies had just won another Test and now have a record of only one loss in their last eleven Tests. As I wrote […]

Wallabies hold on to beat the Pumas but something has to change

Wallabies hold on to beat the Pumas but something has to change

14 Sep 2014

In front of a paltry crowd of only 14,281 the Wallabies held on to beat the Pumas on Saturday night. But they were lucky to escape with the victory after  the Pumas blew a huge chance to level the match up in the final minute. The Wallabies came out full of running, and Michael Hooper scored after just […]

NRC will make a huge difference for Australian rugby

NRC will make a huge difference for Australian rugby

12 Sep 2014

We’re into Round 4 of the inaugural National Rugby Championship and already the benefits for Australian rugby are obvious. During the planning stages for the competition, every day brought a new article here at The Roar with people (including me) expressing their view on topics such as the structure of the competition, which teams should be involved, […]

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