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An update on my rugby tribe

I wrote an article on this site a few years ago entitled ‘The anatomy of the tribe‘, and while I thought it was one of my best pieces – and I still do – it attracted only four comments, and one of them was mine.

Simon, can you put me in touch with Topo?

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

It has been refreshing to just have the game and the players to talk about, this year. The “back office” issues seem to have settled down with calm and co-ordinated leadership from Messrs Rennie, Marinos and McLennan.
Like he said, it all falls into place, when the national team is attracting interest, and heading in the right direction. Congratulations to all concerned and those behind the scenes working to the plan.

The Wrap: With the bushfires now out, can Andy Marinos regenerate Australian rugby?

An absolute pleasure, Simon, but everyone who has been involved in our game will have their own special stories and I would personally love to read them on a regular basis. Thanks for getting Topo involved.
I’m a little embarrassed because I forgot to mention the great Tavi Sio who was also coaching at North’s that year. We used to catch up once a year when Scott played in the state champs against my stepson who was playing for ACT.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Absolutely, Topo. Just name it. Looking forward to catching up.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Never say never, Brett. It’s always about the money and the money talks. There will be a way.

Club World Cup a decent idea on paper, but no chance of finding room in the calendar

Wives and sisters never get it, mums do -it’s a lottery mate just hold the line.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

My pleasure, Jacko.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

My pleasure, Jacko. You know, I thought after submitting it, they probably won’t publish it because they can tell I was on the piss when I wrote it (well that’s how I do most of my best writing) and when it hadn’t turned up after couple of days, I’m thinking .. I probably wouldn’t have published that drunken rant either, but imagine my surprise when it got published – when I read it back over, I’m thinkiing, OK not too bad, hope the lads enjoy it.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

… and still being lived. Just when you thought it was all going downhill along come Dave Rennie and Quade and all of a sudden, hope springs eternal. This game will never be predictable.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

My pleasure, mate.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

It was so much fun. We had one bloke who turned up, who was a flanker, who had actually played for Ireland. Best he could do was third grade.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

…and may it never change, KFTD!

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Thanks, JC, and as the WB’s have been showing us, lately, it doesn’t need much fixing – all you need is a coach who doesn’t play favourites, and the rest falls into place.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

It was a magic time of life and I am part of two very special families – Navy and Rugby. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Thanks, mate. That means a lot to me.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

My absolute pleasure, Bobby. I just think we Roarers should celebrate the magic fabric of our wonderful game, whenever possible.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Absolutely, mate!

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Mate! ..a beautiful read. As the esteemed Wallaby prop, Buddha, would say ..”go you good thing!”

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Mate .. a very ordinary one, but the love affair will never diminish.

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

Gotcha!!

Enough of the sniping and griping: This is how rugby can enrich your life

DR will never concede that any game is a dead rubber, and I like the way that he builds anticipation by introducing players off the bench. By now, you would think that no player believes he has a right to the jersey. I think that there have been times in the past where complacency was the number one enemy. I’d bet (just reading between the lines) that every training session sees all the players giving their best.

TEAM CONFIRMED: McMahon on bench, Holmes becomes oldest Wallaby in pro era, Tate rested

I’d probably write more often on here, but you do get a bit tired of putting yourself out there, only to be “shot at” by people with a narrow point to prove, who don’t put themselves out there. I don’t know whether you do or not, because I don’t think I’ve come across you before, but you just happen to be the target of my frustration.

How do you say 'vive la difference' in Australian?

Adam,
I would respectfully love to challenge you to:

1. Lose the angst
2. try to think positively,
3. stop being a sniper and actually produce a 500 word post yourself, with an original idea.

Do you think you can do it, Adam? If not then it proves to me that you were probably a back that never put his head in a dark place, or maybe just a spectator?

How do you say 'vive la difference' in Australian?

The Editor made a change or two.. the last line was actually, ..”this article was written with the assistance of a couple of Monday night Sov Plonks!!..”

How do you say 'vive la difference' in Australian?

Adam,
It seems that the only chips here are the ones that you are spitting. No contempt intended, just a light hearted article about the fact that we have four great teams all playing in the one bubble and every week there is something different to look forward to vis a vis respective playing styles and matchups.

How do you say 'vive la difference' in Australian?

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