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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.

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Yeah get that Rhys, and had come across it with my degree, but had forgotten the term haha

I guess I see resting players who I think are our best (Pocock and Genia) as giving them rest and hopefully finding/continuing good form with some renewed enthusiasm.

The rest of rest because maybe we unearth some players that can do those things, or if not, provide us with spark and grunt.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

It is a struggle to be a supporter currently Jonesy!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Thanks Stu…… for reading I guess!

I mentioned all of those elements, but I can’t change them, nor can my hopes for everyone of those issues be covered in one article. Hence why I picked one thing, that I believe could provide a slimmer of hope, and one that could possibly, albeit a slim chance, of happening.

I don’t believe in giving up, so I posted a suggestion.

Can I ask any of your suggestions?

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Haha thanks Lano, good to see front rowers stick together even over the inter-web!

Yes I know it may not get any traction, or we will not keep repeating previous mistakes.

But I can hope!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Thanks mzilikazi, glad you enjoyed it.

I just want to see some new blood, as we can’t keep doing the same thing.

As that hasn’t gone well.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I hope that by resting them, we see other players play, to replace them but!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I agree they are out there.

They just need some game time

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I agree on the lack of accountability, and the fact that it suggests/supports their current status quo.But if we continue to pick them for SR, theres no chance anything can change, excepting injury.At least if we rest them, Cheika may be left but with no option to choose some dark horses, so that the hope I cling to.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I agree on the lack of accountability, and the fact that it suggests/supports their current status quo.

But if we continue to pick them for SR, theres no chance anything can change, excepting injury.

At least if we rest them, Cheika may be left but with no option to choose some dark horses, so that the hope I cling to.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Thanks Rhys, your article was the one that made me decide to write, so I am sorta glad you saw this.

Not that I disagreed vehemently, but I cling to any hope of what could make any chance of some difference to our results.

I must admit, I understand your position, but I stand in the camps of centralisation of Australian Rugby, and the World Cup being the pinnacle of our sport. Therefore, as much as I don’t believe in Cheika, we are too far down the rabbit hole to not support him.

That last sentence made me want to wash my mouth out!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I agree AD.

Hence why the I praise Brett McKay above al others on this site, for his attempts at keeping us up to date.

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

As above Fionn, thanks for reading!

I don’t know if I agree with myself in this, but I am grasping at straws!

That was my best hope, in a situation where I don’t believe

– any of the current players who haven’t performed will find form that can win the WC
– RA will sack Cheika, or find anyone else

So this was the best I had.

Is there a short summary on what you think could/should happen for us to see some improvement (if not results) when it comes to the RWC?

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

That’s an article I would agree with, but don’t have the knowledge to compile!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Fionn, you are one of the guys I hoped would comment, as I both enjoy your articles and comments.

The problem I see is that the Wallabies results/setup/conditions/performance/watchability is so bad, that I agree with almost every negative article, every suggestion, any idea put forward.

Cause I, like a to of us, are so frustrated for some momentum (and I think most of us would take momentum, as much as we’d rather results, but results are a way off), that quite frankly, I would be happy for us to just have a crack.

I agree some players started to look up in their play later in the season.

But we have been relying on these guys for years.

Whilst resting them might not be a fix, its a different approach. I will take any approach other then that we have been doing current!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

Thanks Slow Eater. I agree they don’t seem to be enjoying it, and break would be tops.

And yes to permanent rest of coaches, but can’t see it happening!

Cheika should rest players. Here's why

I disagree wholeheartedly (but as always appreciate someone penning an article on the roar!).

Not so much from the point of view of current Wallabies players (albeit Pockcok, Genia, and I hate to say it, but Hooper, Beale and Foley could do with a rest)…. But maybe we would be half a chance of finding some “second-tier” players (though I don’t know if they could be anyway worse then some in the current squad) who come out and give us more options, more spark, more grunt, and maybe just some more backbone.

If we continue with the same players, that’s just less opportunity for any fringe players to come thru, and I think everyone on the Roar could agree (for once haha), that we could only hope for some players to come thru and help our RWC campaign.

So dual advantage of a slight chance a player emerges to reinvigorate the team, and the players that are currently over-played and under-rested, have a chance to rediscover some form.

The Aussie Super Rugby teams should not ruin the 2019 Super Rugby season by resting Wallabies

Didn’t get a chance to watch it, so how was Kerevi as a captain?

Reds overcome Kings

During the seasons, I have Rugby League on two (the biggest), one inside and one outside. The other two would be on AFL and Rugby, and I judge the crowd as to which one gets the better spots.

Hunt becomes the Hunted: Dragons fall prey to desperation

I think the earlier game is fantastic for pubs, especially those in smaller towns. Foxtel for small pubs is astronomical (I pay $1600 per month, for a 3 pub town of 800 people, albeit tourist season is good to us). Only on Foxtel is my understanding, which rewards us for keeping Foxtel on when most have canned it. They will come here to watch the game, and hopefully more then not stay on for the next.

Hunt becomes the Hunted: Dragons fall prey to desperation

Great article! Have always enjoyed watching the Pumas play their forward orientated matches, and was excited when they started having some success in the backline. Alas the excitement of having a more balanced and complete game seems to have upset the piggies and made them want to go all gung-ho and try and prove they are still the driving force! Hopefully the can tone this down and look forward to more success next year!

SANZAAR year in review: Part 1