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Seems he is going to be doing two jobs at once. Apparently the yet to be appointed assistants will be doing much of the groundwork under his direction. Working remotely is how I think he described it.

Dave Rennie inks deal to become next Wallabies coach

Seems they are going to want an Australian flavour in those assistants from what has been said so far.

Dave Rennie inks deal to become next Wallabies coach

Not sure where he is living but yes Schmidt said long ago he would be taking a long break from coaching after the WC.

Dave Rennie inks deal to become next Wallabies coach

Yes – as from Dec next year residency will be 5 years and not 3 years.

Could Samu Kerevi really play for Fiji if he wanted to?

NZR more than once in past years has taken such a proposal to WR whereby a player that had played for one country could play for a lower tier country that they were eligible for provided there was a stand down period.

So Kerevi for example if he was not selected by Australia for a certain period he could then make himself available for selection for Fiji.

The proposal obviously was never adopted.

Could Samu Kerevi really play for Fiji if he wanted to?

No doubt they have the Robertson situation covered.

New Zealand Super Rugby teams announce final squads for 2020

No Ethan. I didn’t say that of course. Believe me, I want the scrum problem solved as much as you do.

What I’m saying is extending the time for completion of matches will not encourage spectators to either attend or watch the game on TV. More likely to discourage them in my opinion.

Some games are already taking 15-20 minutes over normal playing time to complete – even 20 mins in one half of rugby in some cases.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Your criticisms are not based on emotion though are they John.

Good on ya.

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

I recall Rennie saying, when he was still in NZ, that it was becoming increasingly hard to put together an adequate Super Rugby squad.

Well, as hard as it was in his time, it must be a lot harder now.

New Zealand Super Rugby teams announce final squads for 2020

Don’t forget Mataele whose injury last season created the space for Reece.

New Zealand Super Rugby teams announce final squads for 2020

Yes a tuff day at the office for Harry. Not only is it suggested he hang his head in shame he then has his article described as so ‘Kiwi rugby supporter’ in nature. Gee… the ultimate criticism from our Gloria. 😁

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Yes …Gloria’s comments are generally so “Gloria” in nature. 😛

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

I don’t get to follow much AFL so not sure how all that works but regards rugby we are presently seeing some halves of matches taking up to 20min extra to complete.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Yes Ethan you have identified the problem. No disagreement there. But your solution doesn’t actually deal with the problem. It just goes around the problem.

You’re making the assumption if you stop the clock there will be less scrum collapses. Not so sure about that. Give them more time…including the referee…to fluff around we could more than likely see the same or more.

The consequence of stopping the clock is the extra time that it will take to complete the match. This would not be a spectator friendly consequence.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Your problem there is that the broadcasters will ask the Rugby bodies to pay for them if that’s what they want. Those set ups don’t come cheap. Besides as a TV viewer I don’t care to see every scrum from overhead.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

The TMO thingee needs tidying up for sure.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Yes but again as I said elsewhere, you’re not solving the problems. Extending the time needed for the completion of a game – 15mins suggested below – isn’t solving any problems. It’s creating another one.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Not only do halfbacks have forever to play the ball they are actually being allowed to channel it back through the rucks themselves (how are they not in an offside position when they do this) and even at times allowed to pick it up and put it down again.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

And the other side of the coin is that attacking teams are now allowed a ridiculously long time leaving the ball at the base of the ruck.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Yes that come out of the trial laws in NZ in 2016 where some wise guys decided they were going to create a nuisance for the attacking team by hacking the ball forward.

There was a big opportunity for the game to go back to a more traditional structure of ruck in those trials but it was a flop to be fair and we are still stuck with the mess we have now.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Why should a truly dominant scrum be rewarded (i’m assuming you meant) with a penalty simply because it’s dominant. The reward is the dominance.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

“the whole game” …but that doesn’t solve the problem does it . It creates another.

That is looking for a way to get around the problem rather than dealing with the problem.

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Spending a bit of time at centre for the Blues – where he is most comfortable apparently – might spark him up.

The best and worst of the All Blacks in 2019

Ta’avo initially was brought into the wider training group as injury cover. Then with further serious injuries to other players, he found himself in the starting side on a regular basis.

I have heard him say that as he was playing regularly he felt this helped him build his form to the point he was able to impress those that mattered for higher honours.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

He did take it with both hands and the opportunity to play regularly had a lot to do with it.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup