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Ex-front rower, albeit if they played where I lived, I'd still be putting my body thru motions it wasn't built for! Qld Country NRC, Qld Reds, and of course the Wallabies are my teams, plus the Cowboys. Prone to meandering and late night rambles, so possibly not made for articles worth reading! Part time publican, full time Racing Chicken trainer, living out in Western QLD trying to bring Rugby to a league heartland.

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I’ve thrown around idea of writing an article about SR players being available to their home nations, regardless of where they play in SR.

Alas not knowledgeable enough.

Australians especially would benefit from this, albeit with the depth of NZ players, a couple of gems might some how shine in Australia.

NZ coaches might be able to hone shortcomings that Aussie coaches can’t, Aussie coaches and players might benefit from second tier NZ’s showcasing just how far ahead of us they are with basic skills

The Wrap: The Sunwolves and Super Rugby’s shame file

As a publican I want to know what this means for us if RA go to Optus. Lots of pubs no longer have Fox Sports, as the price is simply prohibitive, especially in anything other then the larger cities and towns. $800 a month for Foxtel is a lot of beers you have to sell, for content that is largely not a draw card.

Big pubs/clubs don’t blink, but for us little fellas it’s a tough ask.

Recently I was accused of streaming Kayo, and Foxtel asked why I wouldn’t get it. My response was it’s simply too expensive, and contracts too long. Plus it doesn’t draw in enough people.

I wonder what Optus would do in regards to streaming in a business, and whether they would enforce.

Roll up, folks, it's time for another round of rugby broadcast negotiations by media

Yeah draw always throws spammers.

Albeit tear after World Cup, and the Saders losing a few, early season might be time to meet them!

Albeit, no team facing Saders at home would feel comfortable!

Reds continue good pre-season form

You will have to excuse a Reds fan attempting some enthusiasm then!

Reds continue good pre-season form

Early days, but potentially looking that way.

Albeit Tahs will be dangerous if Penney can get his pigs to front up.

Reds continue good pre-season form

My Qld bias may have come out haha, but a high profile player playing a new position for this year dropping a ball, which is crucial to new said position, is fairly commentable.

Reds continue good pre-season form

Other Leg, hopefully that comes once we’ve got a 15 locked in, and guys like Persia get some time on the field.

I though their linking and offloading was good at times

Reds continue good pre-season form

Thanks Machooka

I work 7 days so it gives me something other then work to do, and I’m enjoying it!

Now just have to raise the quality haha

Reds continue good pre-season form

Yeah I had meant to say this! Thorn will have a decision to make when he returns!

Reds continue good pre-season form

Yeah I get what you are saying.

Better then years back with Hunt and speculation about his naughtiness.

Better positivity then “how long will Thorn last”,”what’s going on with Quade Cooper” or “how naught do and so has been in off season”.

Daugunu looked great, both in his finishing and offloading so will hurt. Luckily it seems we have some options!

Looking forward to tonight’s game! Hopefully my bar is too busy for me too watch it, but also not haha

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

Dalby in Qld

The Wallabies need to adopt a no Plan B selection culture

I get what you are saying Dean, but I really enjoyed the game, am looking forward to the start of the season, and after a few tough years as both a Reds and Wallabies supporter, I will take what I can!

Plus I am a glass half full guy!

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

Thanks Machooka.

I’m in Western Qld, praying for rain!

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

Thanks Rhys, although I wasn’t there, was watching on the stream. Did live in Gladstone for two years, would have loved to have caught it.

Hopefully they can build on this for the season!

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

It also increases the size differences in order players, short but stocky front rowers, lanky thick seconds, which leads to a more interesting game then homeginsized league.

Bless the scrum!

Too right Richie! World Rugby need to get a grip on time-sucking scrums

Have you ever packed a scrum?

I doubt it with that comment.

I agree with scrum half not feeding straight.

We’d have less scrums if backs didn’t drop it so much!

Too right Richie! World Rugby need to get a grip on time-sucking scrums

As a line out throwing front rower, I think it’s easy. When I played A-Grade due to the fact we were short of thick necks (front rowers), I was taught that no matter what, my job as a poor player was to make both the line out and scrum first.

Mainly because my fitness wasn’t great, and the coach knew at this level I needed a breather. At least that’s what I thought.

What I learnt from playing and coaching past this point, was that the ref potentially gave more “advantage” to teams that were set and ready to go.

I think if the attacking team has lineout/scrum set, the opposition get “X” amount of time to set, and make it short. Let’s keep it moving, and give advantage to team that wants momentum.

Too right Richie! World Rugby need to get a grip on time-sucking scrums

I don’t keep up enough with coaches, but excited to hear about them having worked together, and wanting to work with each. Hopefully this speaks for cohesion, unity and a common goal.

From the outside something that looks like it’s been missing for some time.

Wise choice: Scott Wisemantel new attack coach as Wallabies confirm multiple appointments

I can’t decipher why he was picked either

But once we picked him (we being a Cheika and Co), I assumed and think we should have kept picking.

He’s either not in the game day squad. Or he is and he’s at FB. He’s a do or die

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

RugbyLover my article didn’t come across as I wanted.

Too many beers haha

Beale should have been benched (or not played for some time).

But if Cheika was going to stick with him (which until today I truly believed), then he was FB or bust.

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

Blah Blah, I wish that had happened. Earlier. I think it’s too late now.

But if he wasn’t (which I thought Cheika would stick) then I thought he was better either playing run on FB, or not playing at all.

But as at the time of writing the article, I was convinced Cheika would pick him, and if he did pick him, I was hoping he wasn’t dropped to bench or wing, as if he is in the plans, then it’s FB or nothing in my opinion.

I’m actually stoked and flabbergasted this has happened, but I still believe it should have happened earlier. Should he be on the bench if dropped, no I don’t think so.

Hopefully Cheika has a plan!

I agree with him being dropped, but the rest of the changes I neither saw happening, nor wish for (Genia and Foley particularly)

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

Peter I agree, wholeheartedly, and obviously haven’t perpetuated this in the article. He should have been benched (or dropped), much earlier.

But if he wasn’t (which I thought Cheika would stick) then I thought he was better either playing run on FB, or not playing at all.

But as at the time of writing the article, I was convinced Cheika would pick him, and if he did pick him, I was hoping he wasn’t dropped to bench or wing, as if he is in the plans, then it’s FB or nothing in my opinion.

I’m actually stoked and flabbergasted this has happened, but I still believe it should have happened earlier. Should he be on the bench if dropped, no I don’t think so.

Hopefully Cheika has a plan!

I agree with him being dropped, but the rest of the changes I neither saw happening, nor wish for (Genia and Foley particularly)

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

Fart I agree, he’s not on form and shouldn’t have been picked. But as at the time of writing the article, I was convinced Cheika would pick him, and if he did pick him, I was hoping he wasn’t dropped to bench or wing, as if he is in the plans, then it’s FB or nothing in my opinion.

I’m actually stoked and flabbergasted this has happened, but I still believe it should have happened earlier. Should he be on the bench if dropped, no I don’t think so.

Hopefully Cheika has a plan!

I agree with him being dropped, but the rest of the changes I neither saw happening, nor wish for (Genia and Foley particularly)

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

Freddie I agree, he’s not on form and shouldn’t have been picked. But as at the time of writing the article, I was convinced Cheika would pick him, and if he did pick him, I was hoping he wasn’t dropped to bench or wing, as if he is in the plans, then it’s FB or nothing in my opinion.

I’m actually stoked and flabbergasted this has happened, but I still believe it should have happened earlier. Should he be on the bench if dropped, no I don’t think so.

Hopefully Cheika has a plan!

I agree with him being dropped, but the rest of the changes I neither saw happening, nor wish for (Genia and Foley particularly)

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback

I agree Fionn, he’s not on form and shouldn’t have been picked. But as at the time of writing the article, I was convinced Cheika would pick him, and if he did pick him, I was hoping he wasn’t dropped to bench or wing, as if he is in the plans, then it’s FB or nothing in my opinion.

I’m actually stoked and flabbergasted this has happened, but I still believe it should have happened earlier.

Kurtley Beale should be the Wallabies fullback