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Yeh kicking is a massive part of the game. I’m just glad we are starting to look at it again

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

I hope you are right too!

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Great points

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Yep very true Buk. Would have loved to see hodge get a good run at 15. A boot like his has been wasted for years and 15 is the perfect spot for him

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Thanks nicko

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

True Ethan there is a lot of room for improvement but we have moved in the right direction

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Yeh it was a crucial error. JOC was defo standing too deep and not running onto the ball at all as you say. Hope they change for this week

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Spot on Chook. This wallaby team isnt an overly great one (at the moment) player talent wise but if we play smart we defo give ourselves a shot

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Hahaha I like the trump analogy however I wasmt selective, just I dont have time to analyse every game! So the info is for the games that I analysed. Feel free to look at the rest and see if it holds up

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Cheers Ken. Yeh, I wouldnt be expecting a win either but I’d say they would cover the 12 point line if I was a betting man!

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Yep spot on BF. It would be great to see some more players the likes of mcclean or lynagh but nowadays theres seems to be so much emphasis on a 10s running game

'Playing smarter rugby': Why Wallabies have a good chance of breaking England drought

Great read Harry 🏉 got to love the old blokes

'Brave, happy but plodding': Old guys rule rugby, and the Wallabies need better ones

KB cops a lot of flack. I have seen him play absolutely brilliantly for the Wallabies in the past. As long as he takes his first few steps forward he is gold, if they are sideways hes in trouble. He came back from Wasps and played great at 12, say after this stint at racing he will do well at 15 too. JP needs more time at super level at 15, international level is not the place to learn it. Kellaway, Beale, Wright with Petaia on the bench looks pretty decent around back 3

'World Cup is a goal', 'Quade motivated me': Everything Kurtley Beale said on Wallabies return

Great to see players get a chance to represent the Wallabies again but also sad for the other players who stayed in super rugby. I think we will miss Quade Cooper the most. The 4 games (2 v SA, 2 v Arg) he was so good at his decision making and tactical kicking. Had a poor game agains Japan I think but I just hope James O’Connor follows suit and kicks far more often than we saw from any of our super rugby teams. Rennie hit the nail on the head when he said we played the ball far too much in between the 10 metre lines versus Japan.

Will Skelton reveals 2020 snub, and what he missed most in Wallabies wilderness

Be great to se Colby Fainga’a get a Wallabies cap. His 2 brothers got plenty of Wallabies caps and I remember an commentator saying that his mother used to watch all of their games and said Colby was the best player of the 3!

Rugby World: Ex-All Blacks prop, 41, has dementia, two new Wallabies call ups, Eddie under fresh attack

Great read Nick! Excellent point about the kick pass. Something I haven’t seen in oz rugby in years whereas the likes of Barrett have been constantly doing it well for the kiwis. How impressive has Quade Cooper been since coming back! He really has been pretty much faultless in doing his job for the team. Can you write an article maybe comparing the ‘young’ and ‘middle’ Quade to Quade 2.0???

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Great read Brett! Kellaway has been very impressive. What has got me about the turnaround in the Wallabies has been the drastic improvement in our kicking game. Quade needs to take a bow. He has been excellent and has been puting the ball in the right areas. Kellaway and Hodge at the back have been very good too. Hodges hands have been uncharacteristically poor but his kicking has been excellent. Len Ikitau too hasnt made one bad decision and his left boot is impressive. Not too long ago whenever we received a kick we could predictably run it back everytime but now it has all changed. The counter rucking has also been excellent. The brightest the Wallabies have looked in a long time. I still can’t get over Quade personally. I just don’t think he could of played any better since coming back. Good on him!

Kellaway’s bolt from nowhere highlights Wallabies sudden rebirth

Hahaha yeh typo there and I copied and pasted it again by the looks! Meant to be ruck! But it kinda works like ya said 😂

Well done to the Wallabies for finally proving me wrong

Well done to the Wallabies for finally proving me wrong

Good on him. He has certainly played well for the Wallabies lately. It would be great if all young players could play in NZ, England or France and come back. It would widen their thinking of the game. Currently the quality of coaching in Australia is so poor it would improve them as players

'There's so many guys OS who could play for Australia': Kellaway says 'scrap Giteau Law'

Good read Nick. Where do you see White and O’connor fitting in? Tate has run well but would you start White? The 50/22 and the forced penalty are 2 game changing plays by White.

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

It’s hard for Kerevi to throw an intercept when he rarely passes though Nick 😂

A rapid Wallabies turnaround, and other non-Cooper observations

Yep spot on brett. His instinct is run first, offload second. Very, very rarely is it to pass

A rapid Wallabies turnaround, and other non-Cooper observations

Great point about Ikitaus numbers Brett. Kerevi is a runner of the ball. He doesn’t have the instinct to pass. The same happened to Kurandrani when he was outside him for the Wallabies and Feauai-Sautia for the Reds. It would never be my preference to have a running inside centre over a passing one. Those 17 carries he had could of been spread more evenly amongst himself and the men outside him. Guaranteed there would be a better result than the 46 metres.

A rapid Wallabies turnaround, and other non-Cooper observations

Sadly if they dont perform Quade will be the fall guy whereas Rennie should be taking full responsibility by now

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

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