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Waratahs fan from way back was a Norths leagues fan until they got done. Follow Shellharbour Sharks in group 7.

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Labuschange did well against the Blues with a 50 against the Australian attack. On the young guns, if they are good enough, they are old enough. Lehmann has been a favourite and he has scored some runs this summer. The alternative is what do we do? Call on the previous lot? Even Fiunch wouldn’t get a look in if he wasn’t captain. Head got a nice 80 against WA. Not much else from the Shield, they won’t look at Henriques but then he hasn’t risen when given a shot in the test team.

Who should not make the Test XI against India?

I would have a big 8 rather than McMahon, maybe a lock, it has worked in the past. Hooper at 7 not Pocock. I would leave Toomua at 10, Beale at 12 and Kerevi at 13, though maybe Petai at 13 and Kerevi at 12. DHP at 15.

Wallabies selector wanted. How hard can it be?

Used to be the winger but when they changed the lineout rules, the hooker took the throws otherwise the lineout was too long. But it can be anyone. Generally, the props lift and support the jumper. Normally the only forward who would rarely be a jumper is the 7, so he would be the only other regular to throw the ball in. Though to me that is a waste.

Wallabies selector wanted. How hard can it be?

Love your point 4. I do miss the old days of the tours. Tourists against country areas, NSW and Qld as well as the tests. Will we see these come back? I hope so but I doubt it, especially as the poms changed their season around.

What can rugby league learn from rugby union?

As well, it appears that the Australian squad will be going into a pre world cup camp. If this is the case, I doubt if any of the selected squad would be available for IPL.

Starc may skip IPL to benefit Aussies

I do agree but with the selected squad what will Cheika do? I would also get rid of Foley and replace Phipps on the bench and I am a Tahs supporter.

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

Pocock is a great forager for the ball and a class defender in close but that is it.

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

They get changed all the time. Remember they changed the eligibility criteria for becoming an Immortal.

Instead of asking "who's Tommy Makinson", first ask "what's the Golden Boot"?

How much recently. If teams are to be picked on current form, he shouldn’t get a start.

Australia's top order fails again as Proteas win to clinch 2-1 series lead

I believe selections should be made by a selection committee not by the coach. He’s obviously only going to pick players he sees which is mainly from SR and not much else. Selectors can see all the SR and NRC games as well as club games.

The Wallabies played terrible rugby against Wales

I’m only pointimng out that maybe these were Cheika’s instructions. My view is that any points you don’t go for are ones you’ll never pick up again. If points are on offer take them. I don’t have a problem if we win 21-20 scoring 7 penalties to unconverted tries.

The Wallabies played terrible rugby against Wales

No, I’m not. Pocock may be the best 7 but Hooper brings more to the team. Grat though Pocock is, he is a one trick pony.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Mt concern with these prospective teams is that they all include Finch. He hasn’t had a great time here. He hasn’t cracked a fifty in his last 10 appearances at the wicket. If other openers are performing, they should get the chance.

Australia's top order fails again as Proteas win to clinch 2-1 series lead

There is a time limit for a reason. he seeks a review within that time or he doesn’t get it.

Australia's top order fails again as Proteas win to clinch 2-1 series lead

And Pocock had the perfect game?

The Wallabies played terrible rugby against Wales

Your comment “Cheika didn’t order the Wallabies to knock back two “gimme” penalties in the 50th and 53rd minute from right in front”, how do you know what Hooper’s instructions were from the coach? Sorry, but blaming the referee for the loss is not on. He may not have had the best of games but he didn’t miss tackles or drop the ball.

The Wallabies played terrible rugby against Wales

Unfortunately spot on. We get demolished in the lineouts, part of this is because we have a small backrow, remember Deans playing Smith and Waugh? It has been tried and didn’t work. I would play Hooper at 7 and a couple of big guys at 6 and 8. This gives us height in the lineouts and more weight in the scrum.

As well, Foley and Beale are not noted defenders. One has to go, personally, Foley with Toomua at 10 and Beale at 12. If Foley is to stay, Toomua at 12 and Beale on the bench. For the bench, bring in one of the younger halves and leave Phipps out of it.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Totally agree, if the points are there, take them. Unfortunately, when Hooper has done this in the past he has often been rubbished for not going for the try. A no win situation. Personally, I have always felt that if points are offered, take them.

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

In the first ODI he had a strike rate of 137 which is very good except that it was 11 runs from 8 balls. this game, 15 from 19 balls. ASs was pointed out, his JLT scores weren’t anything to write home about. Have to agree with MC. Time to forget thye “big show” and or the selectors to look at picking 6 batsmen, a keeper and four bowlers with the batsmen providing 10 overs between them.

It is time for 'The Big Show' to be shown the door

Maybe not but he was the Chairman and as the saying goes, the buck stops at the top.

Should David Peever have resigned?

It was worse in the old days when players used Brylcream and other hair oils. Some old photos of Miller andf Truman running theiir fingers through ntheir hair. Not acceptable but this was hard to combat then.

Should David Peever have resigned?

For the T20s against SA and India, only 7 sandgroperes?

Australia welcome back Jason Behrendorff and Marcus Stoinis for upcoming T20 internationals

David Pocock.

CONFIRMED: Pat Howard and Ben Amarfio let go by Cricket Australia

No. The rest of the Board has to go. A clean swee is required. New Board comprised of five ex test/first class cricketers and four from the business or cricketing community. Chairman to be from one of the five.

BREAKING: Mark Taylor stands down from Cricket Australia board

It went to the TMO who said it was a fair tackle. End of story.

Were South Africa denied a crucial game-winning penalty opportunity?