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My questions (ignoring the AB’s games) now are:
Have the Wallabies improved since the French games?
Where do the French sit when compared to the Bok’s, considering the results and players left out of the French team?
Did the Bok’s focus too far ahead, ie on the AB’s?

'We want to get the country behind us': Everything Rennie said about beating Boks, JOC return

Harry sounds like you’ve been hanging out with Wallabies fans too long.
When the Boks came out after the 2nd half I thought the Wallabies would be wiped away…
Unfortunately for the Boks they couldn’t maintain it.

I have a question, it’s something that hasn’t sat right with me about the world cup win.
And yes the Boks are World Champions.

But I wonder whether a false narrative was created by the win.
That is, the Boks became the first World Champions to not win every game.
Or, maybe it’s just the usual Boks hangover from the win.

I’d like to see some stats on the win percentage of all the World Champs 10-15 games after winning the cup.

'Bring back that wild waterboy': The Boks are 'sick' and maybe a return to Rassie is the only cure

Is it arrogance not to consider a change of tactic?
Cheika didn’t think so… 😛 😂

'Not worthy of the Springboks jersey': 'Sorry' coach's brutal honesty after 'worst' game since 2018

I’d like to see Kellaway at 15, JP to wing and O’Connor on the bench.
Would prefer O’Connor to be eased back in rather than risk him and miss the NH tour.
Give the younger fellows a chance to shine.

Tom Banks' unlucky break opens the James O'Connor door

This win makes all the self-flagellation of being a Wallabies fan worth it.. 😁

MATCH REPORT: 'Box office' Thor hammers South Africa as Wallabies charge to famous victory

So true Peter, my biggest disappointment was not being able to see what Link could do with the Wallabies…

Is winning boring? Is the rolling maul dead? Tate McDermott? Plaintive pleas from a green-gold couch

It’s disappointing they haven’t been able to build on last year’s performances.

Los Pumas make six key changes after demoralising defeat

I’ll take Nobody.
😛

Everything Hoops said about 'noisy' Nic White, our own Ardie Savea and copping 's---' over record

I know Harry, was poking fun…Boks fans are a bit sensitive lately…. Sheesh.

South Africa make three changes for second Wallabies showdown

I felt there were some offside penalties we conceded that weren’t called for.
Rassie put out a video yet?
😛

South Africa make three changes for second Wallabies showdown

To be fair, Slipper snorted his way out of the team…. 😛

Wallabies DIY player ratings from the Springboks Test: The results

That combo has less than half the experience of QC.

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

Yes, that impressed me the most, Quade willing to put himself in dark places.

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

Don’t forget Dylan Alcott completing the Golden Slam.

Rugby Championship turnaround: What a difference a Quade makes

One swallow doesn’t make a summer… hopefully Quade can repeat his performance.
After hearing his interview on Stan post-game I think he will.
Talent has never been his issue, Quade has been his issue and it appears SBW helped him with that.
I now understand why everyone has been praising him in camp.
Steve Hansen said it best:
“He’s always been a major talent Quade, but he’s probably got in his own way and I think with maturity and age he’s turned into a lovely young man,”
and I might add mentorship from SBW.

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

Where have you been Jacko?

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

You are really harping on about Lolesio, there is 10 years and 60+ tests difference of experience between the him & Cooper.
If Lolesio had Cooper’s experience your criticism would be fair.
Hard to get Test experience if you’re not playing.
It’s on Rennie.

MATCH REPORT: 'He's a big game player. He said I've got it and he nailed it'

Good to see your comment skirted his issue of defending.
But tell yourself what you need to.

Quade Cooper versus the Boks: What could possibly go wrong?

I have never had an issue with Quade’s attacking ability.

What I could never understand is how someone like Quade, has the courage to get in the ring and get punched in the face, but does not have the courage to consistently put his body on the line in the tackle.

I hope he has removed his ‘jump in the air and grab at shoulders tackle technique’, otherwise it might be a short game for him.

Anyway, good luck Quade, I hope he plays well, because the Wallabies will need it.

Quade Cooper versus the Boks: What could possibly go wrong?

Hooper has a massive engine, and reminds me of Gary Larson (90’s Rugby League) with his ability to go non-stop all game.
I wish the Wallabies had more players with an engine like Hooper.
Mostly, Hooper is a game saver, whereas Pocock was a game-breaker.
By that I mean, the game saver could keep you in the game, and the breaker could win you the game.
Although both could be either at times.

It’s sort of like an accountant and a financial planner.
An accountant will save you money, whereas a financial planner makes you money.
An accountant helps you keep the money you earned, whereas a financial planner brings more money in.
The financial planner gets more glory because they bring in new funds, even though the amounts saved to earned could be identical.
People focus on earning more and often overlook saving more.
Hooper is the accountant of the team, a player like Pocock is the financial planner.
Hooper, like the accountant, deserves more credit for the role he plays instead of the role some of us want him to play.
Sometimes we want a financial planner when all we have is an accountant.

WILL GENIA: 'I don't get the Hoops hate - he goes balls out for 80 minutes every time'

Noah, they should’ve given Hodge a run at 10 in Perth.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Here I thought XXXX was how Queenslanders spell beer… 😛

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Is there a women’s A-League?

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Oh God I hope QC plays well…I’m still scarred from his previous 70 inconsistent tests.
He’s got great highlights, but man there’s some lows in there.
Let’s hope the mature QC shines.
My only concern is it looks like our defensive line will running in every direction again to accommodate him…

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

He should have got a break against the AB’s.
If he doesn’t play again this series, then what was the point of his selection.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

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