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Yes waxhead I agree those 2 golden opportunities hurt.Wright still would have had Steward to best so wasn’t a certain try. If we execute those 2 tries, we may have gotten out of jail but we will would have had so much room for improvement still and I still would have written this article…but I would have needed a different title 😛

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

thx CW, I agree he was out-coached. For the first time in a longtime, NZ enter the Bled with a different kind of pressure

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

NH core skills were next level werent they? I wonder what impact the NH dominance will have on the SR landscape

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Yes lots of injuries. Maybe they’ll have to come back with a full strength team to settle it? Plus might give Eddie time to square up that fan…he looked pretty cranky 😛

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx funbus, yes you could comb through and that’s why I deleted it from the article. To be clear I don’t think it was reffing that cost Aus the game. Following the comment prompt I wanted to highlight some of the glaring calls that stood out for me. I’ll have to look up the one you referenced in the 2nd test.

As for the scrum, I’ve watched it a few times and Stuart lost his bind very early However you’re right. He pinged Tupou for incorrect binding which would proceed Stuart’s infringement. Tupou’s penalty is either an inexplicable error from tupou or poor reffing. I’m hoping nick bishop can educate us this week

In a game plagued by stoppages, Williams allowing that lineout maul to proceed at a glacial rate was poor. I’m a purist yet that stank.

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Totally agree cec

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Loosehead, I’m unsure whether anyone wallabies or otherwise will ever read my articles 😂

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Jez, one other comment. The wallabies had ample time and nice facilities to hone these passing combinations before and during the series.

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx Jez, I was so disappointed with the passing. Injuries disrupted the combinations but their passing really was poor quality. Australia’s worked on broadening the forwards skill set but do we ban tupou from his speculators? All of the backs should be comfortable passing both ways. Koroibetes 20m left to right pass to set up the try shows how far his passing has improved

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx bob. So many sports describe mental resilience as the tool that separates the good from the great. I don’t pretend it’s the only issue here but I’m sure addressing it can only be a good thing

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx Cec, I totally agree. However the reality is there’ll be plenty of games the wallabies forward will struggle to establish dominance. In that case you need the 10 to adjust accordingly. QC can do this but NL is still developing this. He’s used to playing behind a strong forward pack at the Brums. Some ppl are calling for pasitoa and others which isn’t fair

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx waxhead. You can look at in isolation and attribute it all to errors. You could also look at it in the broader context which is what I tried to do. Even before the match Eddie’s England was applying pressure through the media. Their entire game plan was about squeezing Australia through their set piece. Their defence rushed NL and forced him to play deep. The broader view affords England the credit they are due.

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

*coached

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Will that be a foster coaches all blacks?

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx Graeme. I agree Australia were cruelled by injuries which affected their combinations however they are also an unavoidable part of contact sports.

The game def needs rule changes but it’s hard to see that occurring.

The original version of this article commented on the reffing. It has been inconsistent and below par. Frustrating examples were the 1st scrum where the English tight head clearly lost his bind early. Another example was the stagnant English lineout maul just before halftime which went for 32seconds only gaining about 3 metres.

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Thx Bobby, let’s start with 5

Why the Wallabies lost and how they can turn it around

Great article NB. The England forwards have consistently got the better of Aus. In year 12 English our topic was, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. I know HW may help our running metres but i don’t think they will be the hard fought post-contact metres in and around the ruck. Changing the Wallaby forwards to improve one facet of the game always seems to be at the expense of another. Also, i know ppl won’t like it and it hasn’t really been deserved but I’m OK with RH at FB. His long kicks will help NL who lacks a penetrating kick. It suits test match rugby and he’d be handy addition for the world cup. His long range penalty kicking will mak teams think twice about infringing within 55m of goal

Coach’s Corner: how the southern hemisphere teams can turn it around

With Darcy gone, Eddie will want to niggle another wallaby…enter Tom Wright

How to wind up the wind up artist: When Darcy met Jonny

thx Nicko but just because other teams did it doesn’t excuse their intentions

Coach’s Corner: Global season structure can't come soon enough to reveal true balance of power

I’m all for the global season. What are the barriers? Is it ever likely to happen?

Side note, I hope Wales win. Out of all the opposition supporters I’ve sat with, they were the best. I was carrying on like a pork chop and they couldn’t have been nicer

Coach’s Corner: Global season structure can't come soon enough to reveal true balance of power

thx NB, my partner will be pleased that she doesn’t have to hear me moan about this anymore

Coach’s Corner: Global season structure can't come soon enough to reveal true balance of power

Great article NB. In the same way the Melbourne Storm got wrestling coaches to negatively slow the ruck, I always thought Richie McCaw constantly bent the rules. He always seemed to “accidentally” be in the way of the 9. To counter, should the Irish 9 pass it into the lazy AB defender rolling east-west to get a penalty?

Whenever Aaron Smith does a box kick, he has a caterpillar set-up with blockers in the way. Tacklers get nowhere near him. Conversely, Australia rarely do this. Is this just good play by NZ or illegal tactics at the ruck?

Coach’s Corner: Global season structure can't come soon enough to reveal true balance of power

Is this match broadcast? Will it be on Stan? what time?

Australia A team: Ryan Lonergan to lead, Edmed at flyhalf as Gilmore names side to face Samoa

Thanks Mz, yes, binning that’s restriction sounds likely. I’m pretty sure SA did the same?

I never saw much of hockings but heard good things. We need good locks. I think it’s 1 of the most critical positions. I hope the Brums splash the cash on Rory A but I’m not sure how long his os contract is.

It's time for the Wallabies to front up against ancient foes, and this is how they should do it

The overheads might help me do a poor man’s version of a Nick Bishop article…Hopefully it won’t be a eulogy on the Wallabies scrum

It's time for the Wallabies to front up against ancient foes, and this is how they should do it

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