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He’s also had some extremely serious perspective altering experiences this year. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a changed man.

'He's a big brother to me': Pangai Jr reveals daily chats with Quade have inspired turnaround

There’s the right way, the wrong way and the F&@£ing Tigers way!

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

Every team is given a grant by the NRL that takes care of the salary cap. The days of poor teams not having enough money to max out the salary cap are long gone.

Richer clubs might have an advantage in terms of how much they can spend on coaching and facilities, but it’s an even playing field when it comes to player salaries.

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

According to the average NRL fan (and reporter for that matter), there are only 3 coaches who are actually good enough to coach in the NRL.

All the rest are bungling incompetents who gave no idea what they are doing – even the ones who have won grand finals or have been coaching professionally for decades.

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

The factions at the Wests Tigers make it difficult for any coach to be the right choice.

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

Would have thought it would be easy to do literally nothing and thereby avoid humiliating the coach, the players, the CEO and the board. But I guess that’s just not the Wests Tigers way…

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

Only the Wests Tigers could have f*** up this clusterf*** this badly. Just an unrelenting torrent of cascading incompetence. Totally self inflicted.

Wests Tigers make the call on Michael Maguire

To be fair… this is apparently exactly how Madge dealt with players that he didn’t want to re-sign.

UPDATED: Michael Maguire survives axe for now as board needs more time for decision

If Maguire is axed, Penrith assistant Cameron Ciraldo is likely to be the main target.

If he is not interested, Kristian Woolf, Paul Green and Englishman Steve McNamara would shape as other options.

The only way this last bit could be any more classic West’s Tigers bumblefcukery is if none of those guys turn out to be interested and they have to rehire Maguire after already paying him out for the the last two years of the contract they terminated.

UPDATED: Michael Maguire survives axe for now as board needs more time for decision

Yeah – I concede that it’s possible that if the facts were totally different, then my opinion might be totally different.

Are the Wallabies really good enough for third in the world?

It might or might not have been an achievement 4 years ago – but it’s not really a relevant 4 years later.

Many of the players will be different, and those that remain will be in completely different stages of their careers. The British and Irish Lions of 4 years ago are not the same team as the one today. Same goes for South Africa – they were hot trash in 2017.

Are the Wallabies really good enough for third in the world?

That’s 4 years ago – that’s half a career for a rugby player. It means nothing.

Are the Wallabies really good enough for third in the world?

Well add in the super rugby games and the trans Tasman fixtures and that’s another 14 games.

For the average supporter who supports only one super rugby club plus the wallabies, that’s 28 games in the year that they have a direct interest in. That’s more than the AFL.

That’s a lot of rugby.

That’s a lot of rugby.

Note to administrators: Rugby is no longer an amateur game

Well, they still have several matches to play, and they have a tour of the Northern Hemisphere coming up. So the season isn’t even half completed…

Note to administrators: Rugby is no longer an amateur game

This exactly.

The team that played the last couple of games isn’t the same team that was getting bashed up by the All Blacks.

Are the Wallabies really good enough for third in the world?

The Broncos were easily the dominant team of the 90s. Daylight second.

They were clearly the best team in either comp in 1997 and were even more dominant in 1998.

Manly had a few good years from 1995-1997, but they had been eclipsed by Brisbane already by 1997 and they got knocked out of the finals by Brisbane in 1994. So the era of Manly supremacy could only be said to have lasted 2 years at most. And even in 1995, they failed to score a try in the Grand Final. In 1998, they finished 10th.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

The flip side is – how can the ARL grand final count when the best team wasn’t even playing in the competition?

Also worth noting that when the competition reunited the following year, the broncos dominated the unified competition more than they did in Superleague – they achieved a better win/draw/loss ratio in the unified comp and had a points differential of 15.75 per game compared to 11 per game in Superleague.

Does anyone seriously think the Broncos wouldn’t have dominated the ARL competition if they had competed in it?

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

The Bulldogs made the grand final in 1998, so there is a fair argument that they were probably better than any of the ARL teams in 1997.

In any case, it wouldn’t have mattered – the Broncos of 1997 would have had a fair chance of beating a best of the rest team from both competitions.

Back to Brisbane after 24 years, and the grand final that still causes arguments to rage

Quade Cooper snd Will Genia are public figures. It is pretty easy to work out with a reasonable degree of accuracy as to whether they had any windows of opportunity to qualify for citizenship.

As to your ‘practical note’? You have shown with every post that you zero knowledge or experience of the immigration system, so anything you suggest is of no value – particularly to someone like Cooper who has made 4 applications for citizenship (which would have likely taken up 2 years of his life altogether).

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

I’ve practiced as an immigration lawyer. Everything I’ve written in this thread is basic entry level knowledge of anyone who has dealt with the immigration system. The only people who would take issue with it are people who have zero experience in the area.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

Yes – but that means that he isn’t automatically entitled to re-enter Australia during a global pandemic.

It also meant that he couldn’t represent Australia at the olympics and continues the absurd scenario of the most recognisable wallaby player not actually being an Australian citizen.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

Errr, no…

He couldn’t have applied for citizenship once he started be selected for the wallabies because he didn’t spend enough time in Australia each year.

To qualify for Australian citizenship, you can’t be out of the country for more than 90 days during the previous 12 months. The northern tour alone lasts 7-8 weeks. Coupled with the rugby championship and overseas super rugby tours, regular wallabies spend more than 90 days overseas each year. World Cup years can blow that out even further, potentially putting a block on a 4 year period. Genia also played in France for several years.

It is no coincidence that the people in this thread complaining about the immigration system are the ones who actually know how it works and the ones defending it have no actual experience of it.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

You might be disappointed to learn that being born in Australia is not on its own, confer Australian citizenship.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

I did it:
1. In order to uphold the law of the Commonwealth of Australia;
2. It was the morally right thing to do;
3. It’s my professional obligation as an officer of the court.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

I have personally prevented the government of this country from deporting non citizens.

You have no idea of how this country works. You don’t even understand the concept of the separation of powers. If you were to take a citizenship test you would fail it.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

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