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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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They’re not, the tournament rules make this a local LV not unlike the 20 minute red card, and more recently, the tweak around offside and kicking in general player, and indeed, golden point itself.

More’s the point, the tournament rules aren’t put in place without the approval and agreement of RA/NZR (as JV partners) and the twelve teams!

The Wrap: ‘World’s best provincial rugby competition’ delivers a superb Super Round

ATW, it’s in the tournament rules that no conversion is required in GP.
The Tournament Format on the Super Rugby site expressly says “The first team to score (by a penalty, drop-goal, try, or penalty try) will be the winner”
LINK: https://super.rugby/superrugby/about-super-rugby/tournament-format/
That is, once points (in this case, a try) are scored, that’s full time. No further time for anything else..

The Wrap: ‘World’s best provincial rugby competition’ delivers a superb Super Round

😂 so true..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

former back-channel on Foxtel – used to show a lot of European sport, Bundesliga, La Liga, etc. But also Top 14 from France and the Champions Cup..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

You’re welcome to point out any untruths and inaccuracies Botters.

You’re almost obligated to do so, in fact..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Keep your ears out and stay subscribed to the pod Khun, we’ve got a few ideas for the summer..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks CS, appreciate it..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

SO MUCH coffee and so many late nights!! 😢

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Hopefully we can look back on this and laugh, Cass. One day, hopefully.

Thanks for all the interactions this year..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Has already confirmed his next role won’t involve RA or any Australian sides, sadly, Formo.

But he’d be a worthy candidate in time..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Still catching up, Butch, but thank you!

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks Cec, appreciate it..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Especially the way I play Billy.. 😁

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Also a good comment, thanks Shorey..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks Joe, really good comment..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks RT.

Soon enough the Blues will be back to disappoint us all.. 😛

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks DGS..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Cheers KP

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks Crow..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Well said Chooko..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Thanks Mizzy, that’s all very much appreciated.

“While there is still a film of scum on the surface, that can be dealt with.” 😁

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Cheers Richie..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Rocky, I’d challenge you to scour through the SMH coverage over the last month especially, and highlight the “exaggeration, dishonesty and creation of drama where none exists”.

because so far, it’s all played out very much in their favour..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

I’d ask yourself this question Rocky – who tries to set and control the narrative, and who reacts to it and reports on it?

Jones put himself forward early and often, and made himself the centre of rugby attention. Yes, the media bought into that (and not just ‘rugby media’), and there’s no denying his box office appeal. That was also a reason the Chair went all-in to install him for five years.

But when the one in the centre of attention then starts chopping and changing, and switching tack midstream, and never explaining anything as I mentioned, how does he expect the media to stay onside?

At his first organised presser after the RWC squad was named, the Sydney Airport debacle, he turned that into an absolute s**tshow because he didn’t want to explain why he had suddenly left blokes out who were in his squad a week earlier.

He did that. That was the first chance rugby media had to ask about the squad and he chose the nuclear option.

They may have played a part. But that part was only ever created by Jones’ own performance..

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

Mike, it’s actually an interesting point about the review – who will be left from a Wallabies staff point of view to participate?

The joy of Rugby World Cup celebrations only ruined by Eddie Jones’ final act

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