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Banjo Kelly

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Rugby, cricket and racing tragic. Why do they even have other sports? “Your missing a great game ref !”

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Core remains rather. Forgot to replace Arnold and wish we didn’t have to! Choice if one: Simmons

Sombre swansong for Wallabies greats

Good read. Major crossroads but core team remind. You heard it first. Run on side will see Swinton for Pocock rather than Lukhan. Young Qld half to takeover from Genia. Bryce Hegarty at 10 while the youngsters develop. OConnor at 12. I think we can do better than Hodge and Beale but not sure if Banks on the wing and Haylett Petty would have done a lot better.

Sombre swansong for Wallabies greats

And PS Lachie Swinton and Tate McDermott should have been invested for the past month and be on the plane in lieu of Luke Jones and Joe Powell.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Looks good but there is more to it than the best 31 players. I think they will take 3 hookers and 3 halfbacks. Two older players will be picked for their brains behind the scenes. So out with Skelton for Simmons lineout noise. Samu out for Ulese. Out with Pateia and in with Ashley Cooper for defense and analysis. Out with Kuindrani and in with Powell (as AAC, Hodge and Kerevi can all play 13).

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Hmm. So were are playing the south Africans at home. It would be less of a surprise if the Springboks picked 3 fullbacks, only one play maker, a couple of big boppers in the mid field, rested their 2 leading props and picked a scrum half that was last part of the team four years ago! Are we trying to play them at their own game plan ie. let’s kick it to them, bash them and hope for penalty goals? All will be revealed I guess. Go the Wallabies

Nic White and Tom Banks to give Wallabies a post-Folau kickstart

Whaaaat? The tackle may have been high, late and with no arms ….all ok ? Not. He should have got a red card for using the wrong shoulder. CLL was always committed to passing so a tackle like this is entirely about trying to hurt the playmaker. If done legally then, yes, that is part of the game. Glad it didn’t decide the match by CLL leaving the field

Rebel turned Chief on the key difference between NZ and Aus rugby

So Nick who are your 10 and 15 for the wallabies ?

Take note, Michael Cheika: Canberra must be the Wallabies' power base in 2019

Fair enough but they can’t expect to have thei cake and eat it. Both To’omua and White should have backed themselves to make the 23,
In my view. Kerevi will leave at the peak of his powers (if he goes) .Let’s hope he re-signs with a super rugby franchise for later on, to allow him to play in 2020 tests.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 17

It is so frustrating to see players head off before they have repaid their dues eg Toomua, White and now Kerevi. O/S rugby needs to be for the aging player who is now out of contention for the Wallabies and the less established player who can’t regularlarly crack into a super rugby 23 eg a younger DHP or Billy Meakes.

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 17

No need to have the finals, as the travel factor just gives those teams hosting finals an unfair advantage. Or is that a fair advantage, if you consider that they have earned the right to host. Don’t see too many upsets. Amazing to think the Jags and the Crusaders haven’t played each other yet in 2019. Aussie conference wise, lets hope the Brumbies’ run continues because the Rebels can’t come from such an embarrassing thrashing.

The Wrap: The Super Rugby cream rises to the top

Kerevi? He is, at 13. He might be one of the worlds best inside centres but he is the worlds best outside centre in my opinion.

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

You and I both rate him but he has been out of favour with the current regime so I went for Hegarty with an eye to the future …

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

Yes and If White wanted to play in the RWC he could have stayed here and gone for it. Cheers

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

Thanks and thanks for the stats. It’s like the Old Campo conversation …. sometimes he scores two and let’s one in, for a net gain. Other times he just lets one in. Still loved to watch him.

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

That’s because he is a good bloke!

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

There is a lot of love for Slipper out there but I must be missing something. I reckon it’s the Aussie wY if giving people a second chance. Probably a legacy of our convict heritage? Kepu played both sides admirably last year. I bet you a Fanta they don’t pick Slipper. Have s good day also Bobby. Cheers

The Lord of the Flies, fly-halves, footballers and other matters

Ps Perspective is a funny thing. I think it was Billy Shakespeare that said “ nothing is right nor wrong, but (one’s) thinking makes it so!” Righto, off to ponder Banjo’s no DH and good to have a beer with Wallabies squad…

Are these Wallabies moral enough to win the World Cup?

Banjo read this based on the headline not the writer, as he had not had his 6 am coffee. So intrigued with it, post Coffey, he then scrolled back to the top to see just who was the scribe? The answer? Bloody Harry, you have done it again. Some day I look forward to you putting them all into a book I can leave on the coffee table….

Are these Wallabies moral enough to win the World Cup?

Good on you Bobby. To win the RWC You don’t have to beat everyone in the comp., you don’t even have to beat everyone in your pool!
The Wallabies are in the doldrums but won’t be forever. In a year or two when they bounce back, wewill credit the positive thinkers and “can do” people for the recovery. We won’t say we bagged them into it or whinged our way back from the brink.
Australian rugby has a tough challenge ahead of it and as the old saying goes, when the going gets tough….
It may not be our year but the RWC is going to be the best yet. Last time round their were 4 Southern Hemisphere teams in the semis. Wales England and Ireland may see that only NZ makes it that far this time?

What the Rugby World Cup contenders need in 2019

Cookie, I hate to agree with that opinion you quote, (as this site existence is linked to its level of credibility). But I do. The Wallabies will be back in the top 3 within 2years, you heard it here first. Either the current powers that be will come good or their replacements post RWC will. I thinks we have the cattle, they just need confidence, selection in the right spots, a game plan review, ….

Italy vs Wallabies: Spring Tour preview and prediction

Right on Fionn. Are Foley at 12 and AAC on the wing possible. RWC contenders. I say not.

Michael Cheika's mixed selections for Italy

Good Lord! Foley at 12? AAC on the wing? Surely I am still asleep? In your wildest dreams, you just can’t make that stuff up. On the other hand, I have been dreaming of Gordon and Jordan ???? debuts….

Michael Cheika's mixed selections for Italy

When your line out is a liability you have to go with backrowers that can strengthen it. Hence Banjo still has Naisaranii and Dempsey pushing for run on side and Holloway on the bench in 2019 as ball runners and line out jumpers. Timu and Samu won’t sort the line out and are good defenders with little impact with the ball in hand.

Naisarani to travel with Wallabies as Cheika finalises Spring Tour squad

ThaNks GSF -. love it. Five eigth, first five, flyhalf but “outside half” is not a term you hear often. Is it specifically a Welsh term ?

Position vacant: Seeking the Perfect 10 for the Spring Tour

He may not be the messiah but if not, then who ?

Position vacant: Seeking the Perfect 10 for the Spring Tour