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Harry Jones

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Good and faithful servant of Aussie rugby. Brave player. Knows his limitations. Takes a lot of sledging.

Bernard Foley signs one-year deal to stay in Australia

Neutral Viking.

I think when you look at positions for crossover between NFL and rugby, these would be excellent fits:

– wings and wide receivers
– tight ends and No 8s
– running backs and 12s
– tall props and offensive linemen

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Excellent look! Should become a podcast.

Kitshoff as pod pivot is a thing that’s working for Boks; Etzebeth, too.

Why the Wallabies' Plan A isn't working

Most tactful post ever

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

And he’s good at drop kicks!

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Ha!

Personally, I think a blend of respect and irreverence is always the way to go.

When did showing respect become a big ask?

QLD by a half dozen.

The four we always suspected are through, but who makes the NRC final?

2014

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Yes, once I ran the ruler over a Thor season (214). 1221 minutes of Super Rugby (76.3 minutes a match). Played almost every minute of 14 Tests for the Boks, so the total was over 2,000 minutes of elite rugby. All in all, I calculated about 390 severe impacts per season.

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Yes, seems when I imagine great YAC rugby players nowadays, I think of powerful No 8s picking up from the base and bouncing tacklers on their way to a 4-5 m carry. Vermeulen, Faletau, Vunipola, Picamoles, Akira Ioane, Stander, etc. Got to be durable. Tough way to make a living.

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Walter Payton and Earl Campbell had big YAC, even though one was a lot smaller than the other. Illustrates your point. You can slide/angle to more YAC, or Vunipola your way to more YAC.

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

RobC is really going to love this article, because the star is Sean McMahon, the Jaco Kriel of Australia. In the the NFL, they have a stat for “yards after contact.” It’s good stat, over a season. Illustrative. I am sure McMahon and Jaco have great YAC.

How good is Gloucester going to be on this particular trait? Menacing and awful pack of big ball carriers, no?

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

Yes, that’s why he’s like-for-like with Faf! hahahaahh

Springbok report card: How does Rassie rank?

Beef tongue and cheek is very underrated. Braai that up and slather it with salsa.

Springbok report card: How does Rassie rank?

He’s coming from a good place.

Springbok report card: How does Rassie rank?

Hougaard is the most like-for-like with Faf: speed, defense, fiery.

Springbok report card: How does Rassie rank?

I like that team!

Tank could play LH/Wilco at TH cover.

Lood get a look in? Or RG for you?

Hope Willemse gets all the remaining minutes at backup 10.

Springbok report card: How does Rassie rank?

On form, I think it’s a coastal final: with WP the edge bc of try scoring under coach Dobson! (Heart says this).

The Wrap: Truth the first casualty in rugby’s propaganda wars

Orwell: “sport is war minus the shooting.”

The Wrap: Truth the first casualty in rugby’s propaganda wars

Why isn’t it vegan?

The Wrap: Truth the first casualty in rugby’s propaganda wars

We should ask Rugby Tragic for his option on da guac.

Currie Cup Wrap: it’s Bulls at WP in one SF; the Sharks v Lions in the other. Willemse at 15, your man Stander at 10: they scored 4 tries in the 1H, then the rain stopped the game, but the result was final. Bosch at 10…Rob du P at 12.

The Wrap: Truth the first casualty in rugby’s propaganda wars

Thank you for the Wrap, good doctor.

I feel sympathy for you, because your lips can be read by your love, whilst at the bar, across the room, at parties.

Avocados: so, Lima is only able to buy 166,666 avocados in Dunedin per year on his new salary, or about 50,000 of that delicious fruit, on his old salary. In England, his avocation can afford him 1,000,000 avocados. It’s the Avocado Index.

Holy Guacamole!

The Wrap: Truth the first casualty in rugby’s propaganda wars

Fun read. I’d like to see Hooper defending against Dyantyi, more! But overall, great points.

The Hooper blooper: Re-form the Pooper and bring back Cooper

This is very good!

The Roar of my favourite crowd

Long live irony.

When did showing respect become a big ask?