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Agree with your comment re pilfers. It was notable in the Brumbies vs Canes game that the Burmbies really stepped up their contest on the Canes ruck. Reimer and Stowers got a bunch of turnovers and slowed down the Canes ball by making it much more of a contest. Had a big role in stifling the Canes attack. Don’t understand why none of the teams have tried to do this more regularly. Is particularly bizarre too with the Reds when they have all of Wright, McReight and BPA who are pretty good in that area.

Reds fail to make final-round statement

Good way to deflect from his point. But I guess that’s unsurprising from someone as pathetic as yourself who comes onto a sports website to rant about politics. Anyway, seeing as you’re apparently so clever I’ve got some research for you to do Kerry boy. Go look up confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect. They both clearly apply to you, see if you’re clever enough to figure out how.

Can England close the lid on their Ollie Robinson-sized can of worms?

That decision was hardly a howler. It was wrong because the TMO shouldn’t be able to check back that far. But Savea definitely knocked the ball on – it’s the correct decision, but the ref shouldn’t have been able to make it. Touch judge should have picked it up though. Also, I don’t see anything in this headline which suggests that it’s claiming that these decisions cost the Reds the game. Just that they were terrible decisions. Which they were, second one in particular.

"That's rubbish": Reds in utter disbelief after copping the two worst decisions of the year

Yeah sure mate, I need help. Thanks for the chat champion, have fun with your conspiracies.

Can England close the lid on their Ollie Robinson-sized can of worms?

Ok mate, yeah I’ll do some deep research on youtube like you suggested below. Because everything on there is surely legit ay…

Can England close the lid on their Ollie Robinson-sized can of worms?

Cool comeback bro. You seem like an expert on not having a clue, so maybe I should take your comments more seriously, rather than just as a rant from a crank…

Can England close the lid on their Ollie Robinson-sized can of worms?

Haha, yeah ok Donald. You migrated to the Roar now that you can’t use Twitter?

Can England close the lid on their Ollie Robinson-sized can of worms?

According to the NRL’s own website he asked for a release from his contract – it’s not that he wasn’t offered a renewal. Think you memory might be a bit suspect here mate.

Rugby Australia and Brumbies to get two more years of the Wright stuff

Too bad he wasn’t a reject, ay. Good to see you still have nothing better to do in your sad life than post stuff like this.

Rugby Australia and Brumbies to get two more years of the Wright stuff

I hope they grab Stowers for next year. Was amazed he didn’t have a contract at the start of this season, was probably the Force’s best forward last year. I think the Brumbies need another player like him to balance the backrow stocks too, other than Valetini there’s not a lot of size there at the moment.

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 5 teams: Almost all Aussie sides hit hard by injury, Crusaders bring back big guns

Supposedly all of Pasitoa, Kuenzle, Fines-Leleiwasa and Tapine are going to the Force. Was reported in the West Australian but yet to be confirmed. As Markus says, it seems short sighted in the case of one of Pasitoa/Kuenzle if they both head. Given the players the Force already have signed I’d think it’s unlikely that both would make the 23 every week, let alone start, which puts them in the same or a worse position than they’re at with the Brumbies. Whereas I would fully expect Fines-Leleiwasa to be the first choice scrumhalf for the Force next season.

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 5 teams: Almost all Aussie sides hit hard by injury, Crusaders bring back big guns

McInerney just re-signed for two years so I doubt he’s on the outer a the Brums. McKellar said at the start of TT that he was going to use this series to give game time to players who hadn’t got much of a run yet. That’s what the selections at hooker seem like to me, although I wouldn’t be surprised if FF ends up elsewhere after his contract expires next year. I am surprised at how hard McKellar’s going on the rotations though. A full-strength Brums team, even with injuries would imo be a slight favourite or at least equal to beat the Landers at home. But this team to me looks like McKellar doesn’t care that much about the win. Seems strange too as he’s giving a lot of gametime to guys who are definitely not around next year (Hansen) or are strongly rumoured to be off (Kuenzle) over guys who will be there.

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round 5 teams: Almost all Aussie sides hit hard by injury, Crusaders bring back big guns

Absolutely Nick, there’s no $ floating around anywhere for it at the moment. I also just don’t think that newly formed teams would ever attract or sustain any interest, particularly when the chief reason for their existence would be to paper over weaknesses. If the NRC struggled to gain any interest with teams which were new (in most cases) but had a far better rationale for existing than I don’t see how this wouldn’t end up the same.

Coach’s Corner Issue 15: Where the Waratahs defence is going astray

Agree with your issues on merging teams for TT. I’ve seen this suggested a number of times now and don’t really understand why people think it’s worth considering. On top of your other concerns, I think the biggest issue is would just be financially unviable. If you kept the current Super Au structure that would result in the four teams that get merged only having four home games a year. How are they meant to sell memberships, make $ and have any kind of presence on the local sporting landscape based on that? I also think teams created solely to paper over weaknesses and with no history or clear geographic setting would probably just result in teams that no one cares about and would also be a very confusing structure for casual viewers. I think in the end few people outside of the diehards would ever bother watching. I know as a Brumbies fan I would have very little interest in following some short-term merged entity over a five game season.

Coach’s Corner Issue 15: Where the Waratahs defence is going astray

Sure, I’ll agree with you that claiming Weber was dishonest isn’t fair. I’m not sure that people speculating on the motivations of players in a specific moment is ever worth much. That’s not what I was taking issue with though. I was taking issue with this bit: “You want dishonesty look no further than your own Ref. Red Berry. A well known Reds fan” – which pretty clearly suggests you think Berry has a bias towards the Reds and that you think he decided the game in their favour. Also, while I’m no fan of Berry’s refereeing, it’s pretty hypocritical of you to take issue with someone calling Weber dishonest and then making the exact same claim about Berry.

Why there are more Townsville twists and turns to come for the Reds in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Oh come on Jacko. Australian fans rightly get pilloried for when they claim that there’s a refereeing conspiracy against them. Don’t go down that route just because the Chiefs lost. Both those incidents have been a yellow and red card for quite a while now. McKenzie’s hit is pretty similar to incidents that earned AAA and Pone reds in Super Rugby Au. And even if there is inconsistency between this game and the Force game on deliberate knockdowns, that’s not Berry’s fault. He didn’t ref the Force game, Damon Murphy did and I think it would surprise no one to hear that Murphy made the wrong call. As the shot in Nick’s article shows, Tiatia gets one outstretched hand on the ball, so he’s in no position at all to actually catch it.

Why there are more Townsville twists and turns to come for the Reds in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

I don’t see anything in this article that’s trying to claim that the Brumbies loss was down to the refereeing and I don’t now why you’ve interpreted it in that way. Taking issue with the inconsistent application of the rules is perfectly reasonable and doesn’t have to be part of some we wuz robbed narrative. Particularly when the refereeing has been as variable as it has this season.

The Brumbies have a perception issue only they can address

Cubelli is gone. Has signed for Biarritz. Yeah the Brumbies backline depth is starting to look very concerning for next year. The force have apparently also signed Reece tapine from us too and Mack Hansen is off to Ireland as well. Basically everyone gone from the backline other than the starters. I think we might struggle with all these guys leaving. Was surprised too that the force got both kuenzle and pasitoa. Wouldn’t have thought that there are enough open positions in the force backline for them to both get more Gametime than they do at the Brumbies.

Is there a way, way back for Australian rugby?

The West Australian has reported that the Force have signed Fines along with Pasitoa and Kuenzle. So it looks pretty likely that he will be your starting halfback from next year.

Is there a way, way back for Australian rugby?

Vunivalu in defence is not Super Rugby standard. Your comment doesn’t stand at all.

Road to The Rugby Championship 2021

Haha, sure mate. White and O’Connor aren’t test match standard, but Vunivalu after like 5 mostly underwhelming performances is… What aspects of his play helped you come to that determination? Is it is dropped defensive highballs or his poor defensive positioning? Those aspects are certainly an asset in a test match..

Road to The Rugby Championship 2021

When you read it, did you ever think that just maybe the jingoism is not meant to be taken seriously? Or did you just feel like complaining about something this morning?

How to fix Australian rugby's Trans-Tasman problem: Part 2

Absolutely you don’t have to adhere to my standards. I’m just telling you it’s not worth getting so worked up about an inocuous article on a sports website written by some random nameless bloke. But sure if you want to waste your time frothing on about this like it’s an international incident that requires mediation at the ICJ, then I’ll leave you to it. P.S the way you managed to take offense on behalf of NZs everywhere was some good lolz.

How to fix Australian rugby's trans-Tasman problem

I don’t have a platform to tell millions of Australians anything Jacko. I do have a way of telling you to calm down though. Also it gets published on the Roar because the Roar publishes material from “the crowd”.

How to fix Australian rugby's trans-Tasman problem

Jacko mate, you need to chill out and not take this so personally. It’s an article on the Roar, that’s all. You don’t need to post how pathetic you think it is on every comment. Go outside and take a walk, buddy.

How to fix Australian rugby's trans-Tasman problem

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