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Having lived overseas for a few years, no Australian city can compare to Europe or even come close. I always thought I’d settle in Melbourne but it pales in comparison so ended up on the Gold Coast because of beaches and lifestyle and it being pretty awesome. Melbourne disappointed me, apart from the MCG. Good luck wherever you come back to.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

The Titans players seem to get a bit more coverage then the Suns. Especially now Lynch has gone. So they to get more criticism thrown at them.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

That’s an interesting idea. Because players don’t have a high profile they can fly under the radar when they play on the GC. They aren’t held accountable by the fans which impacts their performance.

Public transport both to Metricon and CBus needs a rethink because its not working at the moment.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

Great point. It might take a bit of time for people to invest their loyalty into a new club. Especially if both clubs continue to struggle on the field.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

This is spot on. Robina offers a massive shopping centre but that is a decent hike away. And there is nothing at Carrara, only a golf club across the road…not many options to drown the sorrow in.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

It makes me smile when people from Melbourne dismiss other places and their culture. No the Gold Coast isn’t Melbourne in terms of coffee and graffiti. It has beaches and coffee but each to their own.

Any opinions on the sport itself? Should they keep the Suns or ditch the idea?

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

To be fair Peeko, I’m not sure if you attended the games or not but some events were pretty exciting. I’m not arguing the relevance of the games just that it was a successfully run event.

Why can't the Gold Coast commit to its sporting marriages?

I do agree with you. Life without risk is not living life in my view. The idea was for the lower grades where players aren’t as gifted use uncontested scrums to avoid unnecessary injuries. I think it’s a viable option but again is no substitute for quality coaching.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

That’s another strong option as well. That is a massive weight difference…..under 8’s at 98kg…wow.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

Agreed some good ideas by In Brief. The 5 man scrum could be an option but again it comes down to coaching technique as well. Accidents will happen even in a 5 man scrum I expect if players aren’t coached correctly, the uncontested scrum is still a strong option as well.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

There are some interesting options there. A 5 man scrum could work. The 3 man similar to 7s is a bit of a waste of time I think. The maul option is a possible as well, but as you said its technique, technique technique.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

He is an interesting character, love him or hate him he gets people interested. I have heard of his good qualities as well, as mentioned earlier its a lighthearted article with no real malice. Just interested to hear peoples views.

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This is spot on, it doesn’t matter what age a scrum can quickly turn into a disaster which just adds to the complexity of the problem. What age/skill level does it get introduced?

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

Thanks. It’s a really tough topic because watching two good front rows go toe to toe is one of the best parts of rugby. Unfortunately it seems to come back to coaching. That’s not usually a problem for big schools with big budgets but others with less resources are where the issue are.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

Haha fair enough.

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A mandatory rest period would be a huge benefit for all grades/ages. I wonder if certain school comps have one in place already or if individual schools themselves have protocols in place for mandatory rest period after a head knock. That would make sense.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

I agree, more funding would help as well. Where from? I’m not sure.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

I think good education and good coaching will be the answer. The more they learn the correct technique the better.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

Love the fact there are 3 categories…respect

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Cheers

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

Good point about our local clubs and their liability in regards to player safety. The next few years are going to be interesting with more evidence about concussion/head injuries and contact sport coming out.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

It is a tricky problem. What age do we start letting them scrum is probably the hardest question to answer. In regards to tackling I think the French have got it wrong despite their best intentions.

To scrum, or not to scrum: That is the school rugby question

The article was a bit of fun, what I find telling is your extreme defensiveness of QC, maybe its colouring your judgement. There are 9 other people on the list and you didn’t mention anyone else…telling.

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As I said we all have those we adore and those we don’t, that’s the beauty of sport. Each to their own I say.

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Another good call, could throw Tomic in as well.

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