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Daniel Jeffrey

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Daniel was The Roar's Editor from 2017 until mid-2021.

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Thanks so much KP.

The Roar bids farewell to Managing Editor, Daniel Jeffrey

Thanks JD, much appreciated!

The Roar bids farewell to Managing Editor, Daniel Jeffrey

I think someone must have been cutting onions while I was reading this. Thanks Conks and Stirling, it means the world to me.

To everyone leaving a comment, thank you as well. Again, it’s so very appreciated. I’ll do my best to reply to them all in good time.

The Roar bids farewell to Managing Editor, Daniel Jeffrey

The ‘Hand of Dan’ is currently in a splint recovering from thumb surgery, so it’s probably only going to ruin itself if it goes crashing into something else. But I nonetheless hope it happens Chook!

Tipping panel – the Final: North versus South

As the Crusaders and Reds know, RT, coming in first at the end of the domestic competitions is far more important than doing so at the end of Trans-Tasman

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😁

Tipping panel – the Final: North versus South

Firmly tongue in cheek, Moa. But no, as Digger says, everyone sees everyone else’s tips as they come in.

Tipping panel – the Final: North versus South

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Super Rugby tipping panel Week 16: Try stopping the frontrunning Hairy Man

Sentiment doesn’t get tipping points

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 16: Try stopping the frontrunning Hairy Man

I swear it’s not on purpose – I need a tip somewhere to get back ahead of you!

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 16: Try stopping the frontrunning Hairy Man

Brett, I’d just like to point out there is another member of the panel whose season tally makes him just as much of a frontrunner as Harry.

Not naming names though, of course.

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 16: Try stopping the frontrunning Hairy Man

Yep, a tough ask for the Chiefs as well no doubt Jacko.

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 13: We meet again

Well given the Reds have a shorter turnaround than all the other teams who played a final last week, yes, they have it tougher than the Crusaders, Brumbies and Chiefs.

I’m not saying it’s not tough on the other sides, the Reds are just the most obvious example of why the lack of a week off is an issue.

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 13: We meet again

It sounds like Petaia is really putting in the effort to improve his kicking. James O’Connor mentioned yesterday that JP is doing three extra sessions a week with Dave Aldred in his own time. Points to an impressive work ethic for someone who’s still so young.

Why Jordan Petaia can be a better rugby player than Israel Folau

Yeah agree with all that. Particularly your last point – the piece may have read as me having a crack at the Tiges, but it’s absolutely the rule that’s the issue, not the team/player/doctor.

The AFL's rushed new rules deserve a rushed reaction

Yes it’s definitely adding complexity where there shouldn’t be any, and there’s a bit of a vibe that they’re just making up for reducing interchanges so much. Extra player on the bench, tactical sub would both be better options.

In regards to the mandatory period on the sidelines, this is directly from the AFL statement on the sub:

3. A medical substitute can be activated immediately after it is determined a player is medically unfit to continue to participate in the match and, due to the nature of the injury sustained, it is reasonably determined the player will be medically unfit to participate in any match for at least the next 12 days.

If you’re going to mention that 12-day absence as the threshold for being medically subbed out, why not mandate it rather than leaving it open to be ignored?

It’ll be fascinating to see what kind of sanctions the AFL hands out if and when someone comes back inside that timeframe.

The AFL's rushed new rules deserve a rushed reaction

Yep. Will be shocked if that’s not the case

The AFL's rushed new rules deserve a rushed reaction

Yeah but he used pretty words, so it’s alright.

Super Rugby tipping panel, Week 3: Blues become Rebels

The trick will be making sure I don’t first

Super Rugby tipping panel, Week 3: Blues become Rebels

Christ Harry, feel like I have to sling you a case of beer after that.

Super Rugby tipping panel, Week 3: Blues become Rebels

Indeed he did – it was the Round 10 game at Suncorp Stadium

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

Yeah put me down as a shameless Walton fan. Just does a lot right and not much wrong. Big future ahead of him if he keeps developing well.

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

Thanks JC. Yep, depth is an issue in some positions for the Force, although that’s the case all across the competition. They’ll just have to hope if they do get hit by the injury bug, it’s somewhere they can cover (they look nice and solid at scrumhalf, for example).

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

Thanks Chook, be great to see a big blue crowd on Friday. And yes, is TJK gets back into form, it’ll be exactly the kind of headache Rennie wants – although I think we’re close to having very strong 13 depth regardless with Petaia, Paisami, Walton and Ikitau all coming through.

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

Cheers Bobby. There’s every chance they’ll sneak into third – I think I mentioned it yesterday in the comments on my Tahs piece, but those last three spots on the ladder should be really tight. Could come down to a single win or even bonus points for the last finals position.

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

Yeah it’s a bit of a hodge-podge of a squad, but far less so than last year – there are far more players in and around their primes right now, whereas in 2020 it was pretty much all youngsters or journeymen.

Completely agree r.e. Sampson. Big job for him getting a new-look squad firing together in quick time.

The Roar's Super Rugby AU season preview: Western Force

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