The Wallabies have named their squad for the Spring Tour, so there’s plenty to sink our teeth into on Coach’s Corner as we gear up for some late-night rugby action.
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It’s back to the future for Australia as yet more blasts from the past we thought we’d never see again in gold are welcomed back into the fold ahead of the UK Tests. Rory Arnold, Will Skelton and Tolu Latu join the likes of Quade Cooper, Samu Kerevi and Sean McMahon to have answered Dave Rennie’s call, as the ‘Giteau Law’ continues to fade into the sunset.
But questions have been asked about Rennie’s long-term planning still two years out from a World Cup, with a number of future prospects, headlined by Noah Lolesio, left out of the touring squad. Could the Wallabies come to rue only worrying about the now in the next few years?
Meanwhile, over in the UK, it seems England have unearthed another prodigy – 22-year old Marcus Smith, who was given a taste of international rugby against the USA and Canada with the big guns away on British and Irish Lions duty, before getting a shock late call-up for the Lions themselves against the Springboks. Fresh off an outstanding performance for the Harlequins in the Premiership, pressure is mounting for Eddie Jones to give the supremely talented fly-half a spot in his starting XV.
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