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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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Solid debut Brendon, welcome aboard..

Kicking, why bother?: The Rugbycology data that explains when Test teams should punt the ball and how they should counter

Hard to argue with your logic here Peter, and even seeing your explanation to his surprise recall, I kind of want to see if Saia Fainga’a is still up to the challenge now! 😁

'Work ethic, aggression and aerial battles': Using Dave Rennie's statements to predict his first Test team selection

It’s a really good point you make, BF. Logic like this should apply more broadly, surely..

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Remembering that for the next money chat with Tony… 😂

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Ha, you and everyone else collectively!! 😁

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Some really interesting thoughts here, Highlander.

The early off-season posturing makes the narriative for next year an interesting prospect:

Will the competition be ever given a proper chance to shine with a fully integrated draw, as was supposed to be the case this year, but couldn’t be with another round of COVID impacts?

And will the narrative sit in the background waiting for the first opportunity to run the ‘this is why Australia should leave’ line of commentary, which already feels inevitable?

Why Super Rugby Pacific is a failure when it comes to selecting match-ready Test teams

Almost Syndicate like, Chookman. Almost…

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Wow, that’s some review Colvin.

The unkind might suggest you’ve spent way too much time and took way too many notes through the year!! 😂

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Good result Terry! I was running 5th or 6th i noticed midway through the season. Don’t expect that remained over the last month…

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

You’ve made me think of Aaron Mauger jumping around in the coaches box, RT ????

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Very thankful there’s no performance reviews BF..

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

My goodness we saw some terrible drop-out kicks this year!!

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Cheers ATW there’s some memories there, too!

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Cheers Decoy..

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

I’m happy to count that…

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Great shout on the Tane Edmed interview, Billy.

We often think young players who graduate straight into ‘the system’ don’t care too much, but this put that theory to bed in an instant..

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Mostly it was prayers, I think…

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

We’ll be going through the international season Ricco, don’t worry!

Slight format tweak next week, but we’ll be back..

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

There’s a couple of factors at play, around the final scores, JD:

1. We never actually saw The Crowd’s pick last week through no fault of anyone, and I didn’t chase it up because its the end of season, and also because…

2. We never acknowledge Crowd success anyway!! 😛

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

Ha, Scrum you could sub out Foster and insert Hooper and cater nicely for the random guest crowd!! 😁

Super Rugby tipping panel: Stick a fork in us, we’re done

seems harsh!! 😂

'NZ have treated us poorly': Why Phil Kearns is backing RA's hard ball, and how rugby 'wins over league every week'

Find Harry and I on Twitter, you’ll get a weekly glimpse of why that might not be the case… 😁

'NZ have treated us poorly': Why Phil Kearns is backing RA's hard ball, and how rugby 'wins over league every week'

A *weekly* job and a half BS, speaking from experience… 😁

'NZ have treated us poorly': Why Phil Kearns is backing RA's hard ball, and how rugby 'wins over league every week'

We know it’s possible BS, and you’re not the first to ask this, but I can’t honestly say there has been any further movement yet.

I still wonder why people would want to see us (!), and I equally can’t say it definitely won’t happen, but it would be longer term goal..

'NZ have treated us poorly': Why Phil Kearns is backing RA's hard ball, and how rugby 'wins over league every week'

no, I’ve not heard anything, Bodger..

England are coming and maybe only Jones knows what he’s sending our way

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