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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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it’s almost in the Rebels’ best interests Cole to avoid scrums anyway – so I’d be kicking for the corners and looking to pin the Tahs deep..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Yeah, I’d be aiming for rows toward the back of the concourse bays, Chookman!

I hope you’re right about the Tahs, I really do. They were due to rest Folau soon anyway, now they just have to bring those gameplans forward and get on with moving on..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Jags at home *should* be tough, Fionn. But they’re 2 from 4 at home this year!

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Really Cassandra? Tahs as favourites?

(looks…)

Wow, surprisingly close! Even money at H2H, the line giving only 0.5 start to the Tahs currently…

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Don’t think they’ve been named yet, Rebel..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Not sure any Wallabies aspirations will be destroyed this weekend, Peter, it’s still several months until the first Test of the year..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

I’d be stunned if the Rebels didn’t look to try and take advantage via their longer kicking game, Cole..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Bobby, I’m quite sure the Rebels won’t be taking the Waratahs easily. Teams in crisis (coach sackings, player upheaval, etc etc) have a habit of getting up…

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

I get the sentiment RedBlock, but I don’t necessarily subscribe to the theory. Head to head performances are a great guide, but they’re a snapshot on one night only. If Gordon or Phipps turn in a blinder and Genia has a quiet night, no-one for a second is going to suggest Genia still won’t be the first picked.

And with nine weeks even before the finals, it’s still a long time for players to find and lose form before The Rugby Championship, which in turn is plenty of time again to ind and lose form before the RWC…

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

That *feels* like the obvious scenario Bos, and I really can’t disagree with it too much. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from Super Rugby this year already, it’s to prepare for the unexpected…

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

Think this is the last SCG game for the season, Daveski. And who knows, maybe for the last for some time, if the Western Sydney Stadium experience is as good as every suggests it will be, or if the Tahs take up the Central Coast offer..

The next three weeks could decide the Australian conference

“Beware the unanimous tip,” he said…

Five panelists, and 90.2% of The Crowd tipped the Rebels. 😮

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

Presumably he’d be stood down until the CoC hearing? I can’t imagine he’d be able to play for the Tahs again next weekend, would he?

Folau to fight Rugby Australia on sacking after meeting RUPA boss

Same offer as last week too:

List your tips for Round 9 here in the comments, and anyone who bags a perfect round (by tipping the same as me, obviously) gets a mention and bragging rights next week.

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

The Friday morning update (just a tad late)

One really close pick this week: Blues-Chiefs.

This time yesterday, it looked comfortable for one side, and that side still hold the edge now. But whereas yesterday it was pushing 20% difference, right now, with more than 300 votes lodged, the difference is single figures.

It could be the closest pick for the season…

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

So 6 x home teams, TimO?

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

I think we probably need to include ‘liars’ after some of our tipping justifications… 🙄

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

Ha, that made me laugh, Jacko! 😀

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

Presume you only didn’t because of the fear of getting beaten?!? 😆

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

Good luck mate, it’s the same as mine! You’re doomed!! 😆

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

That might be my favourite justification for a set of tips yet, Ken! 😆

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

Aiming for 9 from 6 this week, Jacko!! 😆

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

What do you make of Kwagga at 8, Baylion?

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

he says, wearing Highlanders and Chiefs scarves simultaneously…

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?

A sad truth you speak, MJ..

Super Rugby Round 9: A little too obvious?