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“My ambition is handicapped by laziness”

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He’s just signed on with the Brumbies! Only 27 and 100+ Super games so hopefully his injuries are behind him.

https://www.rugby.com.au/news/former-wallaby-chris-feauai-sautia-signs-with-brumbies-2021107

New Super Rugby franchise set to name inspirational Lealiifano as first captain

Much preferred the one used on Doueihi last year “You’ve gotta kick it right because it’s going left. COMPENSATE. COMPENSAAAAAATE!”

'No f---ing chance, son!' Norths fan's all-time heckle to put kicker off crucial GF conversion

I’d like to see how he’s been going for Stade over the past 18 months or so. Beverage-induced driving excluded, of course.

Get your questions in for Issue 30 of Coach's Corner

Hi Nick, what will Tolu Latu add to the team? I have no idea how he has been performing for Stade and thought his games for the Wallabies and Tahs were okay without being exceptional. What have I been missing that would make him such a key selection over someone like Fainga’a?

Get your questions in for Issue 30 of Coach's Corner

Awesome result. I remember being a little chap watching England play Uruguay at Suncorp in the ’03 World Cup. I’ve never seen a crowd get so excited than when Uruguay finally crossed for a try. 111-13.

WATCH: Joyous scenes as Uruguay secure 2023 World Cup qualification

Ken, the problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, whilst the stupid ones are full of confidence

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Come on man, it’s just a sweet play for NFL standards. The equivalent of a halfback dipping it out to the fly half, he gets charged down, and then scooting with a one handed pick up, he kicks a 50-22. Just a nice play and by an Aussie which is the sweetest thing.

WATCH: 'He's a wizard!' Aussie punter Michael Dickson rocks the NFL with freakish, AFL-style move

Horton, I feel, will be in the frame for squads next year. There’s some great young Tahs that should get a chance soon. Donaldson, McDonald, Nawaqanitawase, Cotton etc

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Yep, that’s it. The rest of his comment is just garbage. Wilson, Lukhan and Fraser got outplayed and the others are not ready for the squad.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

I can be persuaded, yes.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Damn! Okay well I have a second question then, maybe best served for next weeks’ coaches corners.

What will Tolu Latu add to the team? I have no idea how he has been performing for Stade and thought his games for the Wallabies and Tahs were okay without being exceptional. What have I been missing that would make him such a key selection over someone like Fainga’a?

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Yeah Perese was on the cusp before his injury so if the Tahs have said he’s fit and ready to go, that one makes perfect sense. Foketi is completely out of the blue for me but I just have to trust that Rennie has seen something I haven’t – similar to Ikitau last year.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Yes Geoff. You see, the thing is, when players are mentioned and hinted at in the media throughout the week, it’s generally expected they would be announced.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Toast on, Tony.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Perese and Foketi were “expected” but McInerney is the interesting one for me. I guess Lonergan was also given the orders to stay at home and get in a solid pre-season? Bell now the only one of those U20 stars from 2019 retained.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Cheers Nick. At the start of the test season, I mentioned that the AB backrow, midfield and FB were the three areas they seems to be unsure of. FB is surely nailed now with Jordie there but backrow and midfield remains uncertain. I don’t think Havili & Ioane are the best combo, Rieko far better on the wing which he’s shown this year. Possibly Havili & ALB and then there’s young Quinn to consider with Goodhue also returning next year. Backrow balance seems to be the most pressing issue. Where do all of Ioane, Frizell, Savea, Jacobsen, Papalii, Cane & Blackadder fit? Which 3 would you say provides the best balance?

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Texas sounds fun.

The Thursday rugby two-up: One bio-bubble too many for the ‘Boks and Pumas?

Tipuric v Hooper round 3??

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Hi Nick, incredibly late for this so understand it won’t be included for Friday. My question is; what will Tolu Latu add to the team? I have no idea how he has been performing for Stade and thought his games for the Wallabies and Tahs were okay without being exceptional. What have I been missing that would make him such a key selection over someone like Fainga’a?

Get your questions in for Issue 29 of Coach's Corner

Agree, Kerevi is pretty integral to that backline if we want to win. Losing to the All Blacks hurts but nothing sticks in my craw more than losing to England. And having lost 7 in a row now makes me want it more than anything!

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Yes after last year and now this year, he’s slowly whittling down to his preferred 23. Would’ve liked to see Ryan Lonergan given a crack but alas, not to be this year.

Wallabies DIY player ratings from the second Pumas Test: The results

Thanks Nick. Nothing like a few wins on the trot to get the players to believe in the systems and the process. Now if only we can beat England I will finish this year a very, very happy man.

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Just 60%-80% of the pools have been decided so far. Still waiting on qualifiers. I just cannot believe we are going to be playing Wales and Fiji for the 3rd straight World Cup 😂

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Thanks for the great read Brett. So happy for guys like Kellaway, Ikitau, Swain, Bell and McDermott. Great seasons for a bunch of newbies who had to step up.

Kellaway’s bolt from nowhere highlights Wallabies sudden rebirth

I don’t think there’s any state-based favouritism being shown in the selections. LSL and Paisami were in the 15 until they both left to be with their partners for the birth of their kids. Daugunu had a shot against France and then he broke his arm. Tate has started ahead of White before White’s experience made him the preferred 9. Tupou and AAA are completely interchangeable, depends which one you prefer starting/finishing. BPA was given his chances but hooker is one spot where no one is putting their hand up. He’s now off to France. Wilson had a crack against France but Valetini is in much better form and rightfully replaced him. O’Connor has been injured but came straight back in the 23 when he was deemed fit. Petaia has been given some tests on the wing and on the bench as well. McReight hasn’t had many chances because you have the captain playing 80 and is in some of the best form of his life right now. I’d say that’s pretty fair all up.

Kellaway’s bolt from nowhere highlights Wallabies sudden rebirth

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