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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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Great comment, Dean…

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Agree with this Markus – there’s a very good reason Hodge has worn so many different jerseys for the Rebels.

Just like some players aren’t suited to coming off the bench, it could actually be that 23 is Hodge’s position…

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

yeah, I suspect it won’t take long for that statement to fall apart..

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Enever left for England months ago, Noodles…

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Well no, it’s not the elephant with the multiple personalities…

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

I’d love to know why he thought he needed to make the couple of changes from Game 1 to Game 2, Highlander – and then whether he feels he got what he was hoping to see from the changes..

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

The poor elephant must be getting confused, with all these multiple personalities within the same room sprouting the same nonsense…

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Reckon you’re being generous to Simmons, Harry! And props for the 6-2 bench!

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Nine do a fair bit this as well, for what it’s worth. I think there’s only two companies in Australia that do all the ‘on the ground’ work (as in cameras, operators, outside broadcast, etc), and the networks just contract them accordingly..

Nine reportedly enters rugby broadcast frame with bid for TV and streaming rights

Correct, the Cheetahs are back in Super Rugby, and the Pumas and Griquas are essentially Super Rugby teams this season.

So after cutting three teams to get to 15, and preparing to jettison the Moondogs to get to 14 next year, there will have been 19 teams play Super Rugby in 2020..

The Wrap: Player welfare no concern as All Blacks take it up a notch in Auckland

Who leaked news of the Nine Network making a bid on rugby in Australia to an Australian rugby writer from a newspaper owned by the Nine Network?

You mean leaking how it could be good for the exposure for the game, and even how it might appeal to rugby fans who currently aren’t customers of a subscription streaming service, also owned by the Nine Network?!?

Honestly, it could have been anyone…

Nine reportedly enters rugby broadcast frame with bid for TV and streaming rights

Super Rugby Unlocked for 7 rounds, then Currie Cup for 7 rounds with finals..

The Wrap: Player welfare no concern as All Blacks take it up a notch in Auckland

I do, yes, I certainly see their point about prep times, etc. Mind you, all that was valid a month ago when they agreed to everything before the 14 versions of the schedule were released…

OFFICIAL: South Africa are out as Rugby Championship reverts to Tri-Nations for 2020

Next year’s Lions Tour, Hugh. If that can go ahead with the crowds they would be hoping for…

OFFICIAL: South Africa are out as Rugby Championship reverts to Tri-Nations for 2020

Have to admit I’m finding some of the comments here a bit amusing, today.

If South Africa are pulling out citing player welfare reasons and prep time – and they’ve been back playing a few weeks – then why do people think other teams could just be brought in who are just as cold (Japan) or who would face similarly squeezed prep times and travel back from Europe (the Islands)??

(And yes, I do know Argentina have played a game all year, too..)

OFFICIAL: South Africa are out as Rugby Championship reverts to Tri-Nations for 2020

I’m with you on this! I even thought Solo was good!

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

Fun fact Carlin: the Wallabies are so far undefeated at Fish and Chip Park… 😂

#nobaggage

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

I can hear the pre-match address from now, Bodger:

“…above all else boys, let me instil one last important point:

“Don’t f— this up…”

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

Black and blue?? I thought the medication had stopped that, RT?!? 😂

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

I thought you we going to say you knew your parcel contained two one-year-old cardigans, one green and one blue!! 😂

Joys of being the oldest – you get to do the handing down…

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

Is ‘helped’ too strong a word, RT?!? 😁

And can you imagine an All Blacks coach being punted after two games!! 😯

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

Think about the poor elephant in your house having to put up with your droning on and dud claims about a very good player, Davos. And elephants have long memories too… 😐

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

Boom… 😂

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

And wait ’til Rogue One pieces start being applied to the puzzle, Hika.. 😛

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings

It kind of makes you wonder what the point of SANZAAR meetings are, TLN…

The quick questions: Unlearn all your learned Bledisloe Cup learnings