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Not sure I follow what you’re saying smi?

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

Was it Moeroa who got a run for Aus A in I think the first warmup for the Pumas? He looked useful.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

Morning jez, thanks for this, it’s been hard to get a line on exactly who is still playing in Aus.

Big fear for any squad will be key injuries, especially tight 5. Not much separating them from NRC-standard. Big opportunity for Gus Gardener to continue his weekly lecture series on scrumming.

Fingers crossed for everyone, we don’t want to see a compromised comp.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

As were Qlders with Anna.

Erring on the side of caution is rarely a bad idea when lives are at stake.

Super Rugby is actually super close

Would not have picked you as a big Disney fan, Peter 😁

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season

Perhaps “F” could have been for what Paul Wilson should have respond with to Tim Paine?

The A to Z of the Border-Gavaskar series

Yep and you can’t make steely determination in a design studio.

The A to Z of the Border-Gavaskar series

Ha, well done BB. I guessed where you might go with X (there being no tuneful percussion instruments allowed at the cricket these days) but was impressed with your Z. It should be pinned up to the dressing room wall until such time as they can demonstrate the lesson has been learned.

The A to Z of the Border-Gavaskar series

Yes celebrating an invasion is a great and indeed traditional way of bringing people together.

I think we need to celebrate some specific massacres as well. Just to regularly remind “them” to get over it.

CA won't mention Australia Day to promote BBL games, and the Prime Minister has had a big whinge about it

Thanks jez, it seemed odd given Nic says the hip bind is more powerful.

Perhaps the crotch bind can be both less powerful but also less stable and therefore be more dangerous?

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

😂 😂 😂

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

It was Sio’s turn to be penalised.

😂 😂 😂

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

Sorry what was that jez? Couldn’t hear you over my hair drier.

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

in Oz at U-19 level crotch binding was illegal, you had to bind around the hips. Only as you moved to U-21 and Opens were you allowed to shift to the bind between the legs

jez, what’s the rationale, safety?

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

A book for forwards! Picture book, is it?

😛

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

The Argentine Coordinated Shove System doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as well!

Yes until such time as Kevin Rudd coaches the Pumas 😛

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

Yep, from memory he was a half second late, and when you get that long to review, you get no benefit of the doubt, you have to be clearly inside the time limit.

Did the umpires make a blue in allowing David Warner to review after the timer?

Labu talked him into it. Clearly Warner was reluctant (which is why it was made too late). Fair to review if your batting partner reckons it’s a chance.

Did the umpires make a blue in allowing David Warner to review after the timer?

Disagree, if the review is conducted as requested, late or not, then it is used.

If the review was successful and later found to have been unlawful, would Warner’s extra runs be deducted?

Did the umpires make a blue in allowing David Warner to review after the timer?

He is too defensive early in his innings. He’s looking like he is only trying to survive.

Nudge, in this brittle Aus batting lineup, that suits me just fine. He can belt sixes when it’s needed.

Wade and Harris can learn from Green's old-school batting

Yeah agree with that. No shame at all in being a ‘solid’ 10, it’s a highly underrated characteristic. I think that part of his game suffered by the Reds’ running a ‘chuck it to Samu’ Plan A, B, C, D …

Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year

Gday BF and HNY to you too! Hope you’ve had a good break.

And no need to apologise for disagreeing 👍

We’ll have to agree to disagree on JP. He’s far from perfect but he’s also still young and inexperienced and has been thrust onto the main stage perhaps when he’s not quite ready for it in all respects. You’re right that injuries remain a concern, some bigger athletic guys just seem to never settle into their frame. Probably this year will tell, one way or the other. I remain very excited for his future, tho.

I have an open mind about JP’s best position, maybe it is 15, he has the physical skills to play anywhere from 12-15. Atm I think the Reds’ best use for him (given the squad we have) is at 13.

Not a huge Hamish fan but 2020 was a good year for him at 12 – his natural position I think – he did a lot of the basics well and I suspect having JOC inside him was far more beneficial for his development than having Kerevi outside him. Above all else I like his attitude – my guess is he’s popular in the squad for his work rate and commitment.

Prior to Paisami’s switch to 12 for the WB’s I would have said that Hamish was the Reds’ best 12, and I was among those who expressed surprise that Rennie picked Paisami at 12, seemingly on faith alone. But I think HP showed he’s a decent 12 in the WB jersey (in the unsettled circs, I thought he did surprisingly well) and has therefore proved he’s a better 12 than HS for the Reds.

I reckon Hamish will be a good 10/12/15 cover on the bench. With CFS and Bryce also in reserve, the Reds backs squad looks pretty sharp.

Looking forward to R1 for sure!

Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year

True

Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year

Yep, if we can’t create tries with 9-13 Tait, JOC, HP, JP and that back 3 then there is something seriously amiss.

Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year

Here’s the thing, Antony. When you shout at clouds, they do eventually go away. But they don’t go away because you shouted at them.

Trophies on agenda after Wilson's big year