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Second on the table. Genuine chance of going back-to-back. Looks like we’ll be playing our final on Ricky Ponting Cricket 2005 instead

NSW Blues crowned Sheffield Shield champions as Cricket Australia cancels all organised cricket

Well, there go my club cricket finals

NSW Blues crowned Sheffield Shield champions as Cricket Australia cancels all organised cricket

Personally, I’ll keep shopping as per usual.

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

Personally, I’d rather avoid that

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

Well, yes. I suppose the only way you find out if they have answers or not is by asking the questions in the first place

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

A fair question. One for our elected officials

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

Perfect

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

This article is well worth reading for all kinds of reasons, but partly because it touches on that very point r.e. Japan. Short answer, according to the article, is they were impacted badly from SARS in 2003 and learnt from the experience.

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

Who’s saying we should panic now? That’ll achieve precisely nothing.

There’s a difference between having a measured, sensible response to a serious situation and panicking over it.

Australian sport in doubt as government advises against large public gatherings - from Monday

I mean, it’s not that uncommon for someone with big wraps on them as a young player to fail to meet expectations, and not just in rugby. Others just take a bit longer than initially hoped, particularly with taller athletes who take time to fill out their frame. It may be that Frost or any of these other youngsters don’t quite make the step up we hope they all do – in fact, it’d be a surprise if all of them do make the leap.

I haven’t seen a massive amount of Frost, but from what I have he clearly has the physical attributes to succeed at the pro level. But there’s every chance you’re on the money and we’re expecting too much of him purely because he came from the Crusaders.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Not sure about his fitness, to be honest. It’d certainly be a shame if he doesn’t get much gametime for the rest of the year, but he’s also young, no need to rush him if they don’t think he’s ready.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

If that’s the case, I find their lack of faith (in Australian rugby) disturbing

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Yep, plenty of kids not mentioned in the piece which are having good years or will hopefully have strong back halves of the season. I’d love to see Nick Frost really develop through 2020.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Yes, certainly see Wilson playing off the bench behind Naisarani.

Jeez it’s nice to see the Rebels get a bit of grunt from their forwards. Hope they can maintain it.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Yes that’s fair enough Peter, Harrison and Simmons both in the mix. Potentially Nawaqanitawase too, at least in the wider squad, providing he can stay healthy

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

I’d be more than happy for Rennie to go with a younger option at 10, reckon it’d be a positive move. Be stiff on To’omua though, who’s never had a proper run at his preferred position in the national team. Think he showed enough in his RWC appearances last year he can run the side from 10.

Agreed on Naisarani starting ahead of Wilson, he’s having a strong year for the Rebels.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Cheers Chook, yes aside from a certain publication or two there’s an improving vibe around the game right now. If the Rebels keep stringing wins together and the Reds can start converting promising performances into competition points, we’ll be in a good spot.

Half a dozen rounds in, here are six Super Rugby takeaways for Dave Rennie and the Wallabies

Maybe we’ll have to try to wrangle a 2021 version instead

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Well now I regret not doing it this way… and filming it all.

The Roar’s NRL top 50 wrap: The full list, who voted for who, team of the top 50, plus best clubs and positions

Reesjan Pasitoa is the player you’re thinking of, Bobby. 18 years old, was signed by the Brumbies aged 17, only had to wait a year or so before joining up with the squad so he could finish school.

Can Noah Lolesio be Australia’s triple threat at No.10?

Scotty, I’m pretty sure someone else made a similar comment on one of your previews last year, but I’ll take that bet.

Tigers to finish above the Dragons, loser to wear the winner’s colours for a week?

The Roar’s 2020 NRL preview series: The bottom two

What, you mean you don’t think Cook was better than Bradman?

Yes, using volume of runs alone is imprecise. So, too, is just using averages. Unless you think Adam Voges was a better batsman than Ricky Ponting.

At any rate, it was a throwaway line to merely emphasise how calling Warner a home-track bully doesn’t portray just how good he is at home.

Warner's win means it's time for an Allan Border Medal rethink

Yes, and that was only one part of what I said. Bradman is the only batsman with more Test runs at a higher average in Australia than Warner.

Warner’s scored more than 1000 more Test runs in Australia than Smith.

Warner's win means it's time for an Allan Border Medal rethink

But the whole notion of who the best player of the year (or any period, for that matter) was is by its very nature a subjective judgement, Brett. Let’s embrace it!

Warner's win means it's time for an Allan Border Medal rethink

Can’t name every great guitarist. Plenty of others I’ve left off

Warner's win means it's time for an Allan Border Medal rethink