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Brett McKay is one of The Roar's good news stories and has been a rugby and cricket expert for the site since July 2009. Brett is an international and Super Rugby commentator for ABC Grandstand radio, is the voice of ACT club rugby, has commentated on Under-20s Championships, Women's Uni Sevens and National Rugby Championship coverage, and has written for magazines and websites in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK. He tweets from @BMcSport.

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Seventy metres on the fly!

Frans Steyn drops jaws with utterly gigantic kick

How is he possibly still only 33?!? 😱

Didn’t he debut in the amateur era!?!

Frans Steyn drops jaws with utterly gigantic kick

The Wade comparison is simply as the incumbent no.6. Green is obviously going to bowl more, because he’s a bowler.

Regardless, I didn’t realise what you were actually enquiring about is Green’s current bowling restrictions..

Justin Langer confirms Cameron Green will debut in Adelaide - if he's fit

Likewise RT. Feels like it’s been some journey to get to Christmas this year!

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Biggest surprise for me in all this is that Koroibete polled as well as he did..

Michael Hooper wins third John Eales Medal

Back to back championships will do that.. 😉

Marianna Tolo and the Capitals pushing for historic three-peat

They’ll have to take the hard road to get there, Mary, after slipping up to Townsville and Southside over the last week.

But they won a Championship the hard way last season and still have a lot of that group together this year – so if anyone can do it, it’s the Caps..

Marianna Tolo and the Capitals pushing for historic three-peat

It’s pretty obviously a tongue-in-cheek reference to the reaction around Foster, just as Swinton’s inability to finish his debut game was. If you can’t recognise light hearted writing when everyone pretty obviously can, then I’m not sure I can help you…

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Merry Christmas, Cass! 😁

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

You’d imagine so, Rellum.

Realistcally, he only has to bowl more than Wade to effectively ‘add more to the side’. And he has been gradually increasing his bowling load in recent weeks..

Justin Langer confirms Cameron Green will debut in Adelaide - if he's fit

This is really good, Highlander, so many good points here.

I’m glad you mentioned kicks for touch being well in front of the mark, and it’s become chronic within the game, Or more to the point, it has been allowed to become chronic.

He’s not the only one, but I first noticed Reece Hodge doing this years ago – watch how often he makes the mark in clear view of the ref, and then takes one or at most two steps backwards. Then count how many steps he takes in his run-up to kick. It’s usually four, sometimes six.

Looking forward to Part 2..

An open letter to World Rugby: Part 1

In any other season, you might wonder about the desperation to play a fifth bowling option, but that’s hand forced by Green’s superlative form, isn’t it.

Will be really interesting to see what they name tomorrow – Langer’s comments (not included here) and his continued public backing of Burns seems to suggest Harris is there for emergency only. I can’t imagine they’d have bought Henriques into the squad if they were content with Harris opening and Wade staying at 6. Feels like it will be Burns-Wade at the top and an allrounder at 6..

Justin Langer confirms Cameron Green will debut in Adelaide - if he's fit

It was some top shelf finishing, wasn’t it Saopy..

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Backward matador!! 😂

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

That’s some distance you’ve gone to completely miss a point, Jacko…

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

I feel like I need to come and watch rugby at your place, Ricco, just for the spread! 😛

Hope it’s a great Christmas for you and yours..

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Yes, he kicked something like 14 from 18 over the last three games, which is pretty bloody good for a guy who has never been a first choice kicker for any great length of time..

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Can imagine Wright was thinking something similar when he scored with his first touch!

“How easy is Test footy?!?”

The Roar's 2020 Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup end-of-year awards

Loving these Barry!

The Crushers somehow managed to combine one of the truly great rugby league playing strips with a god-awful rugby league team…

The forgotten players: South Queensland Crushers

Are the time-outs in play again this year? I honestly can’t remember..

I wonder how far away we are from having the captain and coach mic’d up in games, and we can hear their interactions?

Sub-plots aplenty as the Big Bash begins once again

I’ll be curious to see how the teams and captains adapt to the rule changes, regardless of their merits.

Can imagine there will be a fair amount of trial and error over the next week and a bit at least…

Sub-plots aplenty as the Big Bash begins once again

Yeah, all good. The end of a pretty busy year is in sight

A promising Wallabies start leaves us with the same unanswered questions

I hope you can just one day answer a question… 🙄

You’re making the claims, so knock yourself out: https://www.theroar.com.au/contribute/

Feel free to outline all the cover-ups and collusion.

A promising Wallabies start leaves us with the same unanswered questions

You’ve ranked ‘solid’ and ‘serviceable’ at the same level now!! 😂

A promising Wallabies start leaves us with the same unanswered questions

That’s still 18 players JC. That’s still more than a full team of players you now want to ignore..

A promising Wallabies start leaves us with the same unanswered questions