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The Outsider

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The Outsider was, in a previous life, an Insider with connections to the Australian Rugby Union. Shhh, no names! But we will give you one clue; he once wrote under the pseudonym 'The Insider'. We hope you enjoy the unique insights you'll be reading in this column.

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THE OUTSIDER: Five things we didn’t want to know about the Wallabies

THE OUTSIDER: Five things we didn't want to know about the Wallabies

5 days ago

Pioneered by that redoubtable source of analysis Paul Cully, the nomination of five key points to summarise a previous weekend’s activity has become a popular vehicle of late, as a means of all-encompassing analytical summary. I thought I might give it a try myself this week, but with a slightly different spin, focusing on five […]

THE OUTSIDER: The French connection

THE OUTSIDER: The French connection

13 Nov 2014

After an encouraging Test performance first up against Wales, the focus now switches to Paris as the Wallabies look to add to the momentum against an unpredictable and currently under-performing France. As we all know, French rugby is a funny beast. The culture of individualism, and club before country, is strong. Not only does this […]

THE OUTSIDER: Cheika’s not the Messiah

THE OUTSIDER: Cheika's not the Messiah

7 Nov 2014

Anybody who has seen the excellent football film The Damned United will know the story. Brian Clough was the new ‘Messiah’. An accomplished striker in his own right, Clough was an even better manager, and proved it by taking Derby County from the second division to champions of England within four years. The achievement of […]

THE OUTSIDER: Will the Son shine second time around?

THE OUTSIDER: Will the Son shine second time around?

31 Oct 2014

Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks he’s a mercenary. To most of the Australian news media, he’s a walking headline. In rugby circles, the consensus seems to be that he’s one hell of an athlete, although the jury remains out as to whether he will ever develop the instincts to be a top echelon […]

The Outsider’s guide to the Spring Tour

The Outsider’s guide to the Spring Tour

24 Oct 2014

There’s nothing like getting away from it all to relieve the burden of one’s troubles. The Wallabies get to do that from today when they jet out of Sydney for a five-week odyssey that will take in the best outfits that the Northern Hemisphere has to offer. When the year’s schedule was first released – […]

Perception is everything, and it could be McKenzie’s downfall

Perception is everything, and it could be McKenzie's downfall

15 Oct 2014

For a man who has made a career out of his ability to manipulate public perceptions in order to ensure favourable imagery as to how he is perceived, it was the tiniest of lapses. It’s starting to look like it could be fatal all the same. The Wallaby coach’s decision to skip training in Argentina […]

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