Viva Argentina Rugby

Harry, I don't know whether you have just done some clever Wikipedia/Google research or not and I don't care: I'm impressed and very grateful for the quality of this article. Quite why we have to have a South African writing this article on Argentine rugby for an Australian sports blog is a bit beyond me but there you go. And, again, I'm very grateful for it - one of the better articles on here for quite some time. No sensationalism, no agenda, no wild opinions - just some interesting stuff for us all on Argentine rugby ahead of the Rugby Championships.

23 Jun 2015
The Wrap: A tale of three finals

Yep if Nic White just kept his trap shut, I'm sure (a) he wouldn't be a worse player for it, (b) his team mates WOULD still remember what to do without his encouragement, (c) he would get on with the refs a lot better and (d) the public perception of him would be radically different. I am positive if Nic just shut up and played with the joie de vivre of, say, Aaron Smith we'd all be talking about him as Australia's best 9. Still, nobody is perfect.

22 Jun 2015
The Wrap: A tale of three finals

There is something in this (excellent) article that stands out stark to me in relation to some of the comments I've ready over the last 12 hours or so on Quade Cooper leaving. There has been a bit of an uproar from some that we are letting one of our best 10s go. Unfortunately he definitely IS still one of our best 10s and that's the problem. We wouldn't be so disgruntled when our stars left if there was a plethora of interesting young guns on the rise to take their place. But there just isn't. It's not news but, as you say, we have some real problems in Australia with our development pathways. Like climate change, the evidence continues to mount and surely now it's undeniable even for those in power. On a separate note: I missed the matches this week because I'm travelling but did Aaron Smith play at all well?

22 Jun 2015
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