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Craig McDermott

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Thx piru. Glad I wasn’t the only one confused

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx KnC, players from all codes have broken the law. The incidence was the issue in question.

Is there a worse crime than breaking into a police station? Turn on the TV and read the Jarryd Hayne charges.

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Thx dingogray. Me neither although I suspect if pucovski was fit he may not of

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx short arm. Joe burns is an opener. His job is to face the new ball which can seam and swing. Bumrah is a quality fast bowler. The combination of these 2 means he is subject to facing some good balls. This is his job. He is not doing his job. His technique leaves him vulnerable to these deliveries. Far more learned pundits than me are singing from the same page. His failures have devastated his confidence. He is unlikely to find form continuing in the team against a lethal attack. He needs to be dropped to work on his technique and hopefully regain some confidence.

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx Rellum. I felt uncomfortable watching him bat. You liking pucovski?

Is Joe Burns burnt?

*bunney

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx nunnery, I don’t think the selectors can be accused of not giving him enough opportunities either

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx Fabian. Hopefully Warner is the straight swap. Possibly pucovski for head. Harrison’s a big question mark

Is Joe Burns burnt?

He’s the green shoot for the Aussie team

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx JGK. I agree Head never goes on with it. Henriques is a big call but very possible

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx sportstragic- I’m wondering whether the double change is on. Do you know if pucovski is fit?

Is Joe Burns burnt?

Thx Vail- glass half empty mate. If it was dead, you wouldn’t be reading union articles

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Chief- do better

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Thx Eric- agree the stoppages are a work
In progress

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx etepeus, great comment. Richie Benaud used to discourage young TV commentators from saying what viewers can already see. It’s tiresome.

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx Rick. The familiarity doesn’t condone their transgressions. If you’re claiming that rugby players transgress equally, I would love to see the supporting evidence

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Thx red rob. Love the passion. Since applying for the top rugby job, kearns really has dug himself into a hole. I liked the energy Sean Maloney brought!

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx MI. I certainly agree that RA upsized from a perilous position. They manufactured a broadcast package and cultivated media relationships that previous administrations struggled to do. Job well done ????

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx Paul. You make a good point. The intention of my article was to give RA praise I felt they were due. The reason I mentioned Vlandys was I felt that he got a significant amount of praise whereas RA did not. I felt they both did a wonderful job so why can’t we thank them both?

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx Clare. Perhaps Marinos will align RA with world standards?

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx again Malo, I think rugby’s demise was multi factorial. Some of the moves by previous iterations of RA certainly haven’t helped. I’d also implicate News Corp, parts of the media, the refereeing directives from the world body to name a few.

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx YK- care to elaborate? Are you referring to the substitutions?

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx Malo, no doubt league is in a strong position however like clockwork, the league players continue to create PR problems off-field

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx max. I think both vlandys and rob clarke will be missed. I’m unsure about marinos

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again

Thx Johnny. Brums for the prem!

Thank you, Rugby Australia - now let's get people excited about the game again