Wallabies fans must show up

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    What a post by Jack Quigley, the unknown soldier of the rugby public that expressed and captured the disappointment, heartache and anger of the rugby public in Australia.

    In his drunken state, Jack, while not always correct, successfully showed what has really gone wrong in the last 15 years.

    Much has been written since the post went viral. Michael Cheika even called Quigley to urge him not to lose faith, while also putting the post on the dressing room wall.

    Hi guys,Just wondering if you'd be so kind as to pass this on to Michael Cheika on my behalf. My name is Jack…

    Posted by Jack Quigley on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    Players that at times don’t seem to have the right attitude. Basic skills and enthusiasm lacking. Players that seem to be going through the motions.

    One of rugby’s great elements has always been that old sense of amateurism within the game. Players that wanted to do it for the honour of the community, the club or the nation they represent. It was an unsustainable system of course, but in changing to professionalism, have the Wallabies killed off their most valuable asset?

    What happened to David Campese saying England are boring? What happened to Phil Kearns giving the two fingered solute as he barged over for a thrilling try?

    What happened to captain fantastic, George Gregan, getting in and talking to the referee like a defence barrister?

    It would seem that the modern Wallabies, a Wallabies sanitised by political correctness, who’ve forgotten who they are as most of them now play in a competition filled with fabricated teams from fabricated corners of the Earth.

    The players and the coach have listened to the above and are hopefully going to perform much better next weekend, as indicated by Michael Cheika’s phone call.

    But what about the fans? Where are we? It’s all well and good to like a post on facebook, but what about your own commitment. Will you, the fans, be at the Italy game on Saturday?

    In total, 45,000 people liked Jack Quigley’s post on Facebook. but will 45,000 fans show up on Saturday?

    I will. See you there.

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    • June 20th 2017 @ 7:03am
      Kelefua said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:03am | ! Report

      If the team shows up the fans will too

      • June 20th 2017 @ 8:14am
        PiratesRugby said | June 20th 2017 @ 8:14am | ! Report

        Spot on.

    • Roar Rookie

      June 20th 2017 @ 7:09am
      Dave_S said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:09am | ! Report

      Unfortunately the crowd is tipped to be about 20k.

      And the TV ratings are out, WB v Scotland finished 4th in its timeslot.

      Regardless of fault, Billy is about to be Pulverised.

    • June 20th 2017 @ 7:19am
      Rhys Bosley said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:19am | ! Report

      How does “We’ll spend our time and money as we please” sound to you Spikhaza?

      Many fans have been showing up and dropping significant cash for decades, only to be disappointed again and again. Wallabies matches aren’t charities that feed starving children in Africa, they are international sporting events where the players get paid a lot of money to entertain and inspire the punters. When the punters see a heartless display like we did on the weekend we are quite within our rights to spend our hard earned on something more gratifying.

      Professional sportspeople are owed nothing and the sooner a few of them internalised that reality the better,

      • June 20th 2017 @ 9:46am
        Rob Illidge said | June 20th 2017 @ 9:46am | ! Report

        Spot on.

        I walked out of the Sydney Test last year against England. Never ever done that before.

        Nothing has changed, Why go?

      • June 20th 2017 @ 2:41pm
        Fionn said | June 20th 2017 @ 2:41pm | ! Report

        Tempted to switch your allegiance to the All Blacks, Rhys? 😛

        • June 21st 2017 @ 12:38pm
          Rhys Bosley said | June 21st 2017 @ 12:38pm | ! Report

          Perhaps when hell freezes over ?

    • Roar Guru

      June 20th 2017 @ 7:40am
      biltongbek said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:40am | ! Report

      How do you know Jack was drunk?

      And I don’t think he was wrong at all, anywhere.

      I have too wished for 15 minutes in the Springbok change rooms, the mere fact that Jack has been able to get so many likes and shares and responses shows just how right he is. In fact I believe he could hve said a lot more.

      Rugby is the domain of the public, we rarely get a look in at what is really happening behind the scenes, we often have to listen to insincere lip service speeches that means nothing.

      I hope his rant fires up the Wallabies and make them realise their failure is not the problem, but their fighting spirit is wanting and they need to show a lot of it.

      • June 20th 2017 @ 8:03am
        mania said | June 20th 2017 @ 8:03am | ! Report

        jack apparently had 3 beers when he wrote that, but saying that it was well thought out honest plea.
        aus need to get their sht together.

        ARU is going to get kicked out of super rugby

    • June 20th 2017 @ 7:43am
      Johnny J-Dog said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:43am | ! Report

      I won’t be there Saturday parting with my hard-earned on two rubbish teams.

      • June 20th 2017 @ 6:11pm
        Ruckin' Oaf said | June 20th 2017 @ 6:11pm | ! Report

        Aw come on – the Wallabies have a chance at winning this test. Imagine the joy of being in the crowd for a winning Wallaby test.

        That’s getting to be a rare commodity lately.

    • June 20th 2017 @ 7:52am
      Wardad said | June 20th 2017 @ 7:52am | ! Report

      I see Cheiks made a phone call to Mr Quiqly and had a bit of a heart to heart ,good on him for that .