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Hi, I am a qualified journalist who has been involved in Web writing. I wish to return to writing sports commentary,in particular rugby.

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Aussie sport has always been run by the Twiggy Forrest type characters, don’t see what the fuss is, pro sport needs money and he’s prepared to help give it, people should stop having a winge dreaming of amateur rugby that finished 30 years ago.

How to fix Australian rugby, Part 10: Skin in the game

I think this looks like throwing in the towel because Nz rugby is too strong, Aussie rugby needs to improve and face the challenge of its Nz neighbours and adversary not hide away with its tail between its legs. A diluted local competition will not secure top players they will leave to play oversea.

Dear Rugby Australia, make the NRC the main game

Dan Carter 94 kg Richie McCaw 107 kg, hardly small, Carter in his prime super quick, McCaw very mobile and athletic. If you think the Crusaders are an average physical team you need your eyes read. I’m sorry this stuff isn’t correct at all. I have seen them up close at airport several times,there is nobody small.

Why Australian rugby needs to bring back the footy player

I don’t agree with this article at all, Dan Carter is a hugely talented player and so for that matter is Ritchie McCaw, I find it very disrespectful to these players mentioned. And I don’t think many rugby experts would agree, it’s Union not league, most of these so called league converts have ended in disaster for the Wallabies.

Why Australian rugby needs to bring back the footy player

For Rodda a positive financial move, for Queensland and Wallaby rugby probably not at this immediate point. Locks and number 8’s are always in demand in Europe and Japan. He will probably become a heavier more physical player there not necessarily a bad thing if he’s included in upcoming World Cups.

Izack Rodda makes French connection after Reds departure

Rennie could not do any worse than Cheika with his eclectic mish mash of tactics, and the revolving door of players put in all sorts of positions. It is finally an end to the “Helter Skelter” coaching of the mad scientist Michael Cheika.

Cheika denies O’Connor’s World Cup claims

As I stated a while back he won’t be leading anything he isn’t even in the squad contention. He was a part of the failed Cheika era and is too old now for the future Wallaby plans.

Why Nic White should be the next Wallabies captain

I think it is good to know what he thought, to learn from the mistakes of the past. I don’t criticise amateur players ever. But professional coaches and players are a different story. When you accept a large salary as Cheika did you must take it on the chin if you fail, not come up with alot of weak excuses, blaming the famous “Someone Else”.

Cheika denies O’Connor’s World Cup claims

There is one thing is to learn from this very average tenure. RA should mover allow a coach who is completely out of his depth to continue. He should have been sacked and paid out of his contract end of story.

Cheika denies O’Connor’s World Cup claims

Cheikas reign was doomed from the start, RA had lost confidence in him, which only served to harden his resolve. He was unable to turn things around at all. It was a harsh lesson for RA the damage a losing team can do.
He had completely lost his way in all aspects, both player management and in results. Players confused about tactics and dropping the ball, says it all.

Cheika denies O’Connor’s World Cup claims

The truth at last, and for Cheika hard to swallow. A confused game plan and average training sessions led to the sad 2019 World Cup performance.

Cheika denies O’Connor’s World Cup claims

It was a difficult transition to professional rugby here in Australia met by some resistance, that I still see today. I do agree that a model that perhaps shared a greater proportion of funds down to the grassroots level would help the game prosper. It is a little top heavy still financially speaking.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

There is a huge difference in soccer for example as huge sporting clubs like Manu Real Madrid etc are followed by fans not even in their country, which have more focus than international teams. Rugby doesn’t have such a massive fan base and relies on it International teams to raise its profile and revenue. The only team that truely had big financial backing was the Force and they were thrown out of SR.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

At last someone who understands the broadcast system as it currently works. Thank you for making people aware that RA is not an independent organisation and works under SANZAAR. Many people can’t seem to grasp this concept.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

Every international code relies on it International teams to compete in World Cups etc, nothing wrong with that. The All Blacks South Africa and England rely on good performances to help grow the game. You cannot allow an unsuccessful coach to drag down your international team as Cheika did, no other nation would have allowed this.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

Nice article Peter, media interest will return with Wallaby success its that simple. The brand must improve to be in the news, it business acumen, marketing 101,when the green and gold start winning it will be everywhere in the media I assure you.

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

Yes I suspected as much, the embarrassing pod cast with Dan Carter was another attempt to raise up his low rugby profile. Unfortunately for him, the monumental failure with the Wallabies makes him hard to sell as viable coach. Modern professional sport is all about success and when you have the worst win loss record ever, and you rank last on the Wallaby coach list who would want him?

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

To be honest this is a sad reflection of a failed coach who was out of his depth at the highest level of rugby. Top international sides will punish you badly for your mistakes. As the loses kept coming so did the excuses. Not once in any comments made by this man have I seen him take responsibility. This lack of reality and grounding, as well as an average understanding of tactics lead to the very mediocre Wallaby results that made fans cringe. He is still making money from rugby even though he’s supposed to be with an Nrl team. As the Wallabies worst coach ever statistically, we seem to be unable to shake the failed legacy he’s created. There was talk in this article about him leading another international side. In all honesty I find this hard to believe. To be honest what he gets putting out the cones at the Roosters would be a far cry from what he was paid at RA. I think these articles maybe an attempt to resurrect a failed coaching career. I just somehow don’t think he realises the damage he’s done to the green and gold. He is a delusional individual who seems to be looking for pity. His steady stream of losses has made it hard to close a broadcasting deal. He must take the lion share responsibility for this. Waffling on in articles and pods with a sad look on your face just makes you look weak and pathetic. He kept his coaching career going simply for monetary reason, destroying the game he supposedly loved.

Cheika: I should’ve quit before the World Cup

Have you seen his latest load of flannel blaming RA for having a selection panel limiting his options. It’s in The Times, what a joke. And yes he would of been paid for that interview.

Michael Cheika calls for Super Rugby overhaul

Michelle Gunn is the editor of the Australian I don’t believe she has any great axe to grind. Your conspiracy theory is not based on fact. The game of rugby here in Australia is in a sorry financial state and as long as people don’t see the problems, it won’t be fixed until it goes bankrupt. News Corp has no interest financially at all. Many people out their like myself are horrified by the financial wastage of the last ten years. RA doesn’t even own a stadium, nothing, can’t even pay it it’s players, it’s a disgrace to professional sport. And changing chairs on the Titanic won’t help its cause.

Reds players need a wake-up call

I am aware of media penalties etc, the loss of money on broadcast negotiators isn’t cool for the Australian rugby public and supporters. I am not a fan of Alan Jones either, although he was a better coach than Cheika. I’ll be honest I don’t think News Corp or anyone else are desperate to take over RA, it’s a problem child no one wants ask Optus.

Reds players need a wake-up call

Do you understand liable laws within media if that wasn’t true would have to be withdrawn and or sued, its true, RA is a defunct wasteful organisation who is at this point technically bankrupt as it owns nothing and has borrowed money to even function.

Reds players need a wake-up call

I thought he was with league now? But alas no such luck he remains milking rugby with embarrassing podcasts and ridiculous articles with average ideas. Carrying the water bucket and sponge should have been as far as he ever got coaching lol

Michael Cheika calls for Super Rugby overhaul

Well put somehow an ineffective RA board has managed to deflect its inadequacies and start blaming players for not accepting huge paycut. It’s the boards job to make sure it can cover it wages not the government. RA couldn’t borrow against anything as I’m aware it owns nothing at all. NZRU is a 5 percent share holder in Sky TV at least.

Reds players need a wake-up call

Wwwthe australian and other publications was released by Castle herself. Are you surprised they could that useless don’t be.

Reds players need a wake-up call