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Is Joe Burns burnt?

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day Bill Murray became trapped in a time loop and was forced to relive the same day over and over again. In 2020 the Australian national team is persisting with the faltering Joe Burns in an equally painful experience.

Why not stack the Wallabies' back line with big boppers?

Agree GC Red. He’s gotten to really care about the team. It’s not about match winning conversions or starting on the bench, it’s about what’s best for the team. If you listened to Ricky Ponting’s IPL coach speech, caring is what he wanted most from the players.

Why not stack the Wallabies' back line with big boppers?

Thx for comment GC Red. Agree completely. If you subscribe to Ben Darwin’s cohesion theory, that backline has the added advantage of many of them playing together for Qld. You putting NW at 9 to kick or TM for the extra running threat?

Why not stack the Wallabies' back line with big boppers?

Haha, thanks for your comment Steve. What’s your definition of big?

Why not stack the Wallabies' back line with big boppers?

I agree Nick, LI did well and you’re prob right. I wrote a thought piece today on stacking the wallabies backline with big boppers based on 90’s Playstation hit Jonah Lomu Rugby…be interested in your thoughts https://www.theroar.com.au/2021/09/17/why-not-stack-the-wallabies-back-line-with-big-boppers/

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

Azza, You sound like Shane Warne reviewing Scott Muller’s cricketing ability haha. JOC and Paisami are prob better options. Apparently Perese isn’t an amazing bloke either.

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

Great article Nick. I suspect SA will double down this wkend at the traffic they’ll direct towards QC. I think the worry now is how to stop the Marx maul. I also wanted to say that maybe the wallabies team is starting to come together. We just need” 2 story Rory” back in the row, “the Punisher” McMahon at 6, Vunivalu on the wing, either JOC/Perese/Paisami at 13. Bledisloe is a dead cert next year for the Wallabies 😁

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

Thx Phil. It certainly was hard to watch at times. Whose your 13? Should we give LI a run?

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

thx RG, nice to know theres a few rusted on rugby fans still out there. Ill be watching tonight to see if MH changes his decision process.

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx Rhys, I’m happier for them to practice those plays in low fidelity matches like this one however I’d prefer it earlier in the match when the game isn’t in the line. Wins are key to build confidence in this young team with a new coach. If we are to challenge the ABs, we will need these out of the box plays

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx ojp…sounds like a new business idea? ????

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx stu, after that near try, I think we’ll see more grubbers this game

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Great comment CM. You’re probably right but I hope Rennie isn’t taking over all decisions though cos the players should be capable. If they’re not, we need to find a way to empower them.

Toomua is down on his form but still needs to contribute more. He is my favourite player and last year he was epic. Compare the scores how we went in the first bledisloe and a half with him vs how we went in the next game and a half without him.

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx hurles, yeah that’s a good point. These are prime try scoring opportunities so they should be exerting themselves to make the most of them

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx Andy, i agree it was a low percentage play with minimal time left on the clock. With the penalties flowing our way, ball retention would have been wise.

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx numpty. I agree that his place is safe as I can’t think of an alternative. As you say, it was a very tough kick to execute. But he took on the kick accepting the risk and got it wrong. It would have been much easier and less risky to pass it wide. Either way I admire his confidence and hopefully he nails that next time. I really rate him as a player.

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx Bobby, I think hunter will be financially worse off at the fines meeting following some of those kicks

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx Ethan. Aus teams get lost in unstructured play and they lack basic skills relative to NZ. Who do you think should be captain and why do you think Aus were better decision makers before?

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Maybe his tailor really only liked just blue and Grey haha

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx liquor, it is true. I share your frustration that some players still don’t understand the rules. When the generals left the front line in WW1, the decisions made were incorrect and costly. I think it helps to have men on the ground making or at least involved in decision making.

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx faith. If HP makes that play, I’m cheering as loud as anyone. I don’t think the small territory gain was a significant consideration. If he failed to make it was always a turnover of possession (line out) which considering we were down by 1 with only minutes left is quite a price. France were haemorrhaging penalties so retaining possession would have been my preference. Either way, I’d rather he try and practice those plays now than in a World Cup final

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx IP, I’d love to know the Wallabies IP on this. Athletes make thousands of decisions in a match. I wonder is it something we can train and hone or do the best teams simply have a wise natural decision maker? Either way the value of making the right decisions is high. If Aus is to challenge the ABs, we must make the right decisions. Do you think Hooper is the right man to shoulder most of the decisions?

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

If we had to take them on now, we’re Buckley’s…lucky we’ve got a bit of time to improve

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

Thx Scotty, I appreciate what you’re saying but the upside of his play was a try and the risk was a turnover (out in the full). If we went through the hands, the upside was also a try and the risk was that we are tackled still retaining possession

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

????. She said yes. I question her decision making though

The Wallabies must practise their decision-making

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