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Yep, it is his first start there for Australia.

James O'Connor back at 10 for Wallabies' final Test of the year

Cheers JD. That’s the thing, isn’t it? Tempting as it is to say “there’s no way the Pumas can do it again”, no one’s going to write them off for a fair while after last week.

Where Australia vs Argentina will be won and lost

Cheers Bobby. I’m fascinated to see how TT goes. Certainly can’t fault the idea of rewarding him for that showing in Brissy, I would have liked to see him used as a 40-minute impact player after halftime though.

Where Australia vs Argentina will be won and lost

Oh, don’t take the “nine months in the gym” comment too seriously.

Completely agree with you on errors, lineout and breakdown. Accuracy will be key.

Where Australia vs Argentina will be won and lost

It’s a good point Paul. There were certainly a few which they went for touch with for either that reason or because it was late on and going in threes wouldn’t have helped them much. Still, that Argentina kicked for goal with more than half their penalties certainly indicates they were winning them in the right part of the field, as well as their willingness to go in threes.

Where Australia vs Argentina will be won and lost

Edrick Lee’s performance was probably the biggest surprise. I didn’t think he had that in him at Origin level. Just outstanding.

State of Origin 3 player ratings: Queensland Maroons

Agree 100%, David Nofoaluma should have been in the squad.

State of Origin 3 player ratings: NSW Blues

I reckon Welch does a fair bit that doesn’t show up on the stats sheet, TB.

As for Grant, it’d clearly be irresponsible for the NRL to allow anything but a return to Leichhardt in 2021, an opinion which has nothing to do with me being a Tigers fan.

State of Origin 3 player ratings: Queensland Maroons

Outlandish thinking, Emcie. It’s not like that was what made the BBL popular in the first place

The Big Bash has announced three new rules for BBL10 and they're ridiculous

Sorry, that wasn’t clear in the piece. Tempo is right: the substitute must happen at the ten-over mark of the first innings.

The Big Bash has announced three new rules for BBL10 and they're ridiculous

But New Zealand didn’t get a bonus point for that game – bonus points weren’t used that tournament.

They did get an unduly large spike in their NRR, which in itself is an issue worth addressing.

The Big Bash has announced three new rules for BBL10 and they're ridiculous

Can’t do anything to help the bowlers, Paul, it’s all gotta be about high-scoring cricket!

The Big Bash has announced three new rules for BBL10 and they're ridiculous

ABs vs Pumas is just on Fox, GoldenEye

Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition confirmed for 2021

Yep those A games will be well worth watching

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

I think he’s there as a proper top-six option, I’m just not sure he’s ahead of Head and Wade – and Pucovski, for that matter – in the pecking order yet.

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

I don’t think we’ll see Green until later in the series, if at all. Particularly with the first game being a day-nighter under lights, a sixth genuine bat is going to be more valuable than a fifth bowling option.

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

Well he’s been dropped and re-selected far too frequently over his career without ever really getting a proper extended run in the side. Nothing wrong with sticking with him in the squad as the incumbent.

That said, I’m firmly in the “Pucovski should open” camp.

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

He’s the incumbent and is far more proven than Harris and Bancroft at Test level. A no-brainer.

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

Yeah it’s a good squad. Having so many spots to fill makes it a bit easier to get form players in there though – the real interesting point will come when they name the 11 or 12 for the first Test.

Young stars headline Australian Test squad for India series

One real benefit of the NRC, soapit, was the structure it gave to the season: once SR ends, it gave non-Wallabies a fairly good comp to play in during what would otherwise be a lull in the season for them. Didn’t hurt that it also exposed up-and-comers to playing against guys with SR experience, either.

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine

Don’t know about you Brett, but I’d be very surprised if it’s not curtains for the NRC

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine

It’ll be the same game across the country: the Saturday night match each week.

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine

Cheers Paul

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine

An excellent point, RCT. It’s something they won’t have dealt with in the past, but I hope they make it affordable for venues, particularly with capacity restrictions impacting how lucrative it is for pubs to show live sport these days.

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine

Yes I saw that this morning. Only makes the deal even better for RA.

New broadcast deal puts Rugby Australia on cloud Nine