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Brett McKay

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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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All really good points you make here Highlander. SANZAAR’s activity around protecting copyright are quite incredible – when you think about it – compared to how they market Super Rugby. You’re absolutely spot on, it shouldn’t be difficult for rugby fans to find a game played in the past – in fact, I’d argue it should be a standard part of being a member of your team, having full access to the archive.

Instead, we get ridiculous events like what you went through. Sadly, I can regale an experience that might top yours:

Ryan O’Connell, Roar league and cricket expert, and my former Cheap Seats podcast co-host, recently found his Twitter account suspended.

When he looked into why, he discovered that SANZAAR had reported him for a breach of copyright, after he retweeted a video clip from the official Super Rugby Twitter3 YEARS AGO!!

It was straightened out pretty quickly, but honestly, how ridiculous!

SANZAAR, copyright and myopia

No sorry CB, I’ve watched precious little of the 6Ns this year and precisely nothing of Italy. But I reckon I might be finding replays over the coming weekends…

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Who knows RT, in the future, I might even come to enjoy tipping the Blues… 😂

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

All the best Mzil, thanks for this..

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

There’s always a level of dumping on the Waratahs in the ACT, RT! It becomes so second nature, we don’t even realise we’re doing it! 😂

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

And that will be the big challenge, JN – Jake doesn’t always deal with uncooperative types well!

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

I love it, with the official table based on the best 16 results aggregated from the two seasons!

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Not everyone can keep up this kind of generosity and selflessness, Terry… 😁

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Yeah, that was a point someone made last week Billy. It was still absolutely crazy to start in January, but gee we’re glad they did! 😁

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Had to laugh Terry, found a Top 10 Tries of 2020 clip this week, and the Tahs featured in 4 of them – but only scored one! 😱

Work through the stocks steadily!

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Stay safe Carlos, best wishes and good health for you and the family..

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

(writes down topic: Best Disallowed Tries!)

Stay safe Carlin, hope the lockdown is manageable..

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

And the Brumbies managed to sneak his parents down the day before, they were able to present his 50th jersey to him at the Captains Run on the Saturday morning, Mark..

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Hyron Andrews scored a great try for the Sharks, it’s an absolute ripper!

Wonder if Jake still has that magical ability to rebuild sides, Ulrich?

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

Good on you, Dilko. I hope we can still see some rugby this year, but obviously there’s more important issues to deal with than that.

But, we can certainly keep talking about it!

Super Rugby on hold: Try of the year? Try of the year!

And tipping panels.

As sport goes into lockdown, what do you want to read on The Roar?

PRO14 suspension since extended this arvo, finals cancelled – so that solves that, I guess..

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

I did wonder if this might happen. If the Kings and Cheetahs play the RSA sides, and the Force joins the Australian teams, I’m not sure we can have the conference winners play off Champions Cup style..

Play it safe or play on? Tough calls coming up for RA

Tom, in going through each round, I expected a natural pattern would emerge out of the Blues, the sworn mortal nemesis of mine that they are, so I was a touch surprised to find it’s been the Sharks hurting me the most…

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

Ah, no Sheek, I can’t…

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

Writing that down too, Geoff..

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

What Geoff doesn’t know Ken is that talks are underway behind the scenes, with a likely outcome being that a repositioning of Super Rugby as a intra conference competition would result in the tipping tallies resetting… 😁

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

I wouldn’t be so sure about the weekend after next, Chookman!! 😂

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

And what a tip, Highlander!

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse

Points off!

Do have any advance on 7? Can I hear 10? 😊

Super Rugby round on hold: Tipper’s remorse