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TMO of the pool rounds ? Um, perhaps not Ben Skeen 🙂

Best XV of the RWC pool rounds

Agree. He has dropped his previously slightly petty approach he had at times in Super Rugby. He has been most improved and quite outstanding at times. Well done Ben!

Best XV of the RWC pool rounds

Nah. I’m just being a realist. For the players’ sake, I hope we win. But it just won’t happen. You know that Brett.

Just their best performance of 2019: the Wallabies' simple quarter-final assignment

So help the Sunwolves be more competitive rather than boot the most exciting emerging nation in World Rugby out!

Japan into RWC quarter-finals after beating Scotland 28-21

And the good news is that the Cheika era of Australian rugby ends in 6 days time.

Just their best performance of 2019: the Wallabies' simple quarter-final assignment

Brilliant JApan. brilliant!
For the first time in 50 years … perhaps ever… we have a new team in the top 8 of world rugby.
… just in time for the Sunwolves to be booted out of Super Rugby. Not so brilliant SANZAAR.

Japan into RWC quarter-finals after beating Scotland 28-21

From about 2011 and 2015 he was a valuable contributor to the team. In 2015 when the EU based players came into the side, Beale moved to the bench and again he was reasonably effective.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

Bit harsh. Defensively he is superb.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

Absolutely spot on. It has been horrific to watch.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

We didn’t learn #5 yesterday John.

Also, when will we learn that impact as a sub is different to producing a full 80 min effort.

Remember when we beat the ABs? Beale came off the bench. He played well. So what did we do ? Drop Banks out of the 31 eventually and start with Beale. He has been hopeless ever since. Beale came off the bench in the 15 World Cup for goodness sake.

Same with To’omua. He is an impact utility – not a starting #10. CLL should start against England but we have utterly wasted countless matches which would have provided him with valuable experience.

Staggering incompetence.

Five things we learned from the Wallabies' win over Georgia

Sums it all up brilliantly Harry

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

It all comes back to the fact that Folau is best placed on the wing, defending on that same wing and leaving the balance of the team in a normal, conventional structure. How this wasn’t recognised is just another failing of the establishment during the “lost years” of Australian Rugby.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

Every decent coach we came up against from 2015-2019 would have recognised this and exploited it. It is just such dumb rugby.

How the loss of Israel Folau has improved the Wallabies backfield

From anyone who has lived in Asia/Japan it is well known Aug-Oct is typhoon season. Incredible there is no fat in the schedule or contingency plans for such an event.

Typhoon Hagibis has everyone stirred up at the RWC

Extraordinary! Let’s hope they can play these games even if in a different city, even if all tickets are refunded and they play the match for the tv audience and the integrity of the tournament alone!

CONFIRMED: All Blacks vs Italy, England vs France both cancelled due to Super Typhoon Hagibis

Ahh Eddie let’s hope so mate ! But you know it ‘aint happening!

A Wallabies Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England: Dream or nightmare for Michael Cheika?

Does being in bread mean you’re actually a hot dog ?

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

Good, rational assessment My Little Pony 🙂

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

See Nick there you go again… analysing the opposition to try and get an idea of what they might do so we can counter it and even take advantage of it. Will you ever learn? You know our current coaching staff don’t waste their time doing this. Come on!

A Wallabies Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England: Dream or nightmare for Michael Cheika?

You’ve had to go back 41 years to get one of your “Top 3” worst Grand Final mistakes. Tough school.

Ben Cummins is a good man and a great referee – so lay off him!

Except if this is the side this week it means it won’t be the side next week.

Hooper to the bench, To'omua at flyhalf among ten Wallabies changes for Georgia clash

Good points. Hadn’t thought of that.

The Wrap: Red, yellow, green - rugby’s ‘traffic light’ World Cup

The inconsistency, the chopping and changing, the poor judgement are all hallmarks of the last 4 years. When they selected the side that beat the ABs in Perth I thought we had turned a corner. But look how the team has been selected since then. The old favs have been picked… the farewell selections vs Samoa… the appalling team combinations vs Wales…

The Wallabies team that can trouble England

Thats pretty much the story of the last 3 years Lara. It ‘aint changing now… but oh how we can still hope!!

The Wallabies team that can trouble England

The over riding theme of this world cup for me is how good the minnows have looked against the tier one nations. Yes Namibia were belted by the ABs, but how good did they look for much of the first half. They were superb. I don’t quite get why they went for penalty goals all of the time… you don’t beat the ABs that way (although nothing they could have done would probably been enough).

The Wrap: Red, yellow, green - rugby’s ‘traffic light’ World Cup