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Where i thought they were complimentary was
1, Both can kick but i think Lynagh has better control and accuracy
2, Both have vision but think extra width/space would aid Carters running ability
3, Both can setup there outside runners
4, Both can play first receiver
5, Both can manage a backline
6, Both really lacking a top flight halfback.
Overall I think Carters natural flair would be better used outside a first five with a more structure and control.

Forging a cohesive unit for the long-term: The potential Wallabies partnership of Lynagh and Gordon

I would like to see Lynagh at 10 and Carter at 12 for Reds and Wallabies

'So much growth in him': Wallaby greats in Tahs vs Reds tug-of-war for Carter Gordon

Naas Botha, Grant Fox, Hugo Porta, Don Clarke

Masters of the Air: The ten greatest kickers in rugby history - from All Blacks 'wizard' to the Scot who changed the game

What a dumb post, it’s a team sport one person does not win or lose anything.
The teams who win consistently is more about having a fully aligned team which also means the board, management, players and everybody else associated with whole organisation.
Australia lost and will continue to decline until it first get its management and supporting structures correct – I would have thought this was pretty obvious after 20 years.
It is not the players fault Australian rugby is where it is.

'Sad to see him go': Young gun Gordon says Wallabies won't be scarred from World Cup flop

really interesting Youtube – thanks for link.

End game? States plotting to roll RA board after Wallabies flop

I get sick of this BS line that the national test team is where we develop players, this is just rubbish, at most the WBs coach has 10-15 weeks a year with a player provided they stay uninjured and in form.
The test team should be our best players and the most a national coach can do is get the team aligned on the game plan he thinks can win tests.
If a player is not fit, not got the basic skills of his position, not the best player in the country for his position or does not suit the style that the coach is trying to play then they are not test ready and should not be in the team.
Tests are for the men not where we try and teach the boys.
This BS is just a cop out, pick the best, implement a good team culture. Implement a simple game plan that all can play too.
End of rant.

Yes Eddie, we really are sitting here thinking 's--t, what's this bloke on about?'

WB need to learn how to accumulate points over 80 minutes, last 2 tests they have scored in first 10 minutes then pretty much done, so much for dominating the game when you can’t score, they had more than enough opportunities in first half, game should have been over.
While better I still don’t see them being a major threat at WC regardless of what Jones thinks.

Studs and duds: Eddie hails 'some kind of monster', Carter fails number one job, 'horrible hint' of 2019 mess

As a Kiwi, I always look to SA as the pack to at least try to get parity with, I think SA are the team who know who they are and how they want to play. Every opponent also knows this and probably has a plan but like the great Tyson said “everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face” and SA will always deliver the punch.
As Brett stated so much depth and talent they will be the least affected when injuries occur and across the RWC these will happen.
SA to only lose to ABs and only as I think we counter attack better than most and unstructured opportunities will always happen a few times every game.

The Panel: Peeking into our neighbour's yard to see what's cooking... or not

Playing with 14 is of there own doing, MK particularly bad and lucky not to be penalty try as if play carried on I think there was definitely a try in the next play.
MK obviously had no faith in his team mates to defend the next play that he chose a deliberate play from offside as the best action.
How they don’t learn that 14 for ten minutes puts the rest of the team under more pressure is just beyond me, the rate at which the WBs collect cards shows they do not trust each other so try to pull off the big play to relieve pressure rather than rely on there systems and team mates

'Meat to the bones': Plenty to chew on for Wallabies fans after best performance of the year

I did think the ABs were cruising, they did not seem to have the same crispness as in the SA and ARG games.
They seemed to be waiting for WBs to make an error or drop intensity which eventually came in back end of both halves – been plenty of comments that WBs need to play for 80, not sure if it’s fitness or mental, probably the mental.

'Meat to the bones': Plenty to chew on for Wallabies fans after best performance of the year

I think WBs have improved but still mentally fragile, when they did not score in first 15 minutes of 2nd half and ABs scored, I said to my partner it was over for WBs and ABs will score 2-3 times in next tem minutes – and so it was.
WBs defend well but for too long, tackle count backs this up – I expected with size of pack they would of made more impact when in ABs 22, the scrum and maul very poor considering size of pack.

'Meat to the bones': Plenty to chew on for Wallabies fans after best performance of the year

Agree, if CG is good enough to be backline cover in a 6-2 split bench and behind a 35 year old just back from major injury then he is good enough to start.

'Why is Quade running this team?': All Blacks great doubles down on selection issue, Fozzie says Eddie is 'right'

Everybody in the 35 man squad should be good enough, you need depth to win tournaments – look at ABs in 2011 when first fives were getting injured

'Why is Quade running this team?': All Blacks great doubles down on selection issue, Fozzie says Eddie is 'right'

This notion that players need to be developed at Test level is absurd, our national team should be our best players already well developed by there club, SR team etc, to expect the coach with the least amount of time with a player to be doing player delvelopment is wrong, the national coach has got 30 or so players from various different set ups and at best has time to coach a game plan to win, secondly his focus should be on building combinations and understanding between players who usually don’t play together.
I big problem for Australia is the number of players who make Wallaby selection with basic skills not developed to be Test standard.

'Why is Quade running this team?': All Blacks great doubles down on selection issue, Fozzie says Eddie is 'right'

Hard to say scum improved when it’s a completely different opponent whose scrum ain’t that great.
Let’s see how they scrum against the ABs before we make such claims.

'Look out': Eddie puts All Blacks on notice despite 'broken car' Wallabies' loss to Argentina

Now ranked 8th, it has got worse

'Look out': Eddie puts All Blacks on notice despite 'broken car' Wallabies' loss to Argentina

Ill discipline really hurt us tonight again. Yellow card, a couple of penalties put us at the wrong end of penalties put us at the wrong end of the field. You can’t win Test matches playing that sort of rugby
And again the same sorry excuse – I thought Slipper said they were going to learn from last week, but sadly no lessons are ever learned with this lot.
Sack Rennie, it can’t get any worse, well seems like it just did, now the ranked 8th.

'Gutted': Cheika's Pumas steal dramatic win to confirm Eddie's worst Wallabies fears

Lots to learn said Kerevi and Hooper and Slipper and every player and coach interviewed over the last 10 years – must be the slowest learners ever.
lots and lots of learning just none actually learned – he also then says we must concentrate on ourselves etc etc – just garbage media training, i seriously doubt there is any genuine self reflection that goes on – Eddie quickly got us to put this behind us and focus on next week – not sure how you learn when all is so quickly dismissed and we just move on and focus on ourselves.

'What was with that defensive set up?': Jones-Hodgson combo must get up to speed fast with Fisher absence clear to see

Learning – the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught.
Unless applied to Australian rugby then its, the opposite of learned behaviors which is innate behaviors also known as instincts – same crap different year.

'It's a marathon': Wallabies not panicking as Kerevi puts hand up to start against Cheika's Pumas

“But for us, even though it’s our first Test together, we still set ourselves really high standards. It wasn’t up to our standards and this weekend we’ve got to turn that around and get the learnings we had from the weekend and perform better this week.
How many times do we hear this type of statement – how well everybody trained etc etc.
They really need to change the media pitch as it just does not align with there actions.

'It's a marathon': Wallabies not panicking as Kerevi puts hand up to start against Cheika's Pumas

The other problem seems to be a major difference in how the SR team attack and defend has no relevance to the national program – I wonder if this disconnect creates major issues as players from different teams then react in opposition to each other and weakens any synergy they may have.
It must also be an issue when only a few years ago the Aussie ways was run everything and kicking was un-Australian to only 3 years later kick everything – once some of those skills are lost not just easy to pick them up again.
I am also unsure why if game plan is run a kicking based game you pick a first-five whose best game is to run and pass and a halfback whose kicking is generally aimless.
So many players seem disconnected from each other and the game plan.

'What was with that defensive set up?': Jones-Hodgson combo must get up to speed fast with Fisher absence clear to see

Been hearing “it can be fixed in a week” for the last 10 years, some issues seem to be so embedded that they will not be fixed without a complete clean out from top to bottom and a rebuild with new personnel without the currently embedded failures

'What was with that defensive set up?': Jones-Hodgson combo must get up to speed fast with Fisher absence clear to see

2 things that need to change, 1, we are going to play the Australian way, how about just play basic rugby anything else seems a little complicated for the players to manage and 2, the repeated statement of “we will learn along from that game” it seems that they don’t learn even a little.
It’s getting very difficult to watch the Wallabies play as it’s mostly the same story, lots of hype followed by poor actual delivery.
I don’t think changing players is going to make much difference if same game plan is followed up by poor execution.

'What was with that defensive set up?': Jones-Hodgson combo must get up to speed fast with Fisher absence clear to see

I like number 2 – a coach working at all levels to teach junior levels better coaching techniques can only be a good thing

Rugby News: 'What RA should do next' - Ex-Wallaby's 8-point plan to revive glory days, Reds sign Fiji Test prop

I not surprised everything is scripted – you make one social media mistake and it will be dug up in tens years time and used to cancel you.
Until we stop this silly idea that everybody must agree and never be offended and that we never learn form our mistakes or that we grow and mature from silly young men, social media should be avoided by anybody with a with a high profile.

Rugby News: 'What RA should do next' - Ex-Wallaby's 8-point plan to revive glory days, Reds sign Fiji Test prop

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