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He’s like a golfer who really needs to do well in the first five holes. Then, he’s hard to beat.

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

I prefer your posts when you mention my name.

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

camouflage

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

Yesssssssss. The Ioane Gambit

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

Is it the balls?

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

The table/chart is a bit wonky-willy

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

So, the top spots will stay as is; next round is the one.

Super Rugby Week 9: The ultimate pen round

Hahaha

Any which way you can: Australia’s intriguing choice at tighthead prop

Will McG be a Lion this time?

As a lock, you probably had your favourite front row positioning; I look at TT and see a bum easy to locate and push!

Any which way you can: Australia’s intriguing choice at tighthead prop

Haha he just never gets his due. A team wins the cup, primarily on forward power, and the final is won by scrum, yet unfit Frans is just a footnote.

Any which way you can: Australia’s intriguing choice at tighthead prop

200 kg bench press by TT. Scary compact man. Good shout on EJ’s mea culpa; but let’s call that what it is: Frans Malherbe’s awesome sweaty power!

Any which way you can: Australia’s intriguing choice at tighthead prop

Robbie Blair underrated. Fabulous kicker

Loose forwards on the loose in Cape Town in the unwoke '80s

Exactly

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

Harry Wilson is my new favourite Aussie player! He wears his shorts a bit short, though, like Picamoles. He seems like a hard man. Samu maybe better, at test level, because of the feet.

Dear Australian rugby: Cool your jets. Love, Australian rugby

This guy sounds like a concussed parrot. Liverpool is led by a charismatic German (oxymoron?); the best player walks like an Egyptian. Captaincy’s effect on a team is minuscule compared to coaching. The best coaches win anywhere and everywhere they go.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

What’s funny is BOD is saying—and lots of English “experts” also saying—they must use Itoje at BS to counter PSDT. But they would do better to throw Tipuric, Navidi, Underhill, Curry types at our guys.

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

I like DW’s understanding of space, and that he has two boots.

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

I actually agree with that, even if I rate Notshe highly. Also, I like Notshe especially against the B-I Lions because he is faster than any loosies in their camp and faster than any they see in the 6N. On hard fields … look out!

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

Edibles

The Wrap: Super Rugby AU comes of age in Canberra thriller

Notshe (8) and Willemse (15) over Kwagga and Willie.

My Springboks starting XV for the 2021 Lions series

One of your best Wraps. Top ten, at least.

The Wrap: Super Rugby AU comes of age in Canberra thriller

Good, careful analysis. All choices have tough issues; so it is a “best of the bad alternatives” scenario. Australia mustn’t let go of NZ. SA and ARG will go North.

How five plus five doesn’t add up: Part 1, 2021 transition

Joined as hipsters

Super Rugby Week 8: Lessons learned. Or learnings gained.

What about 1.98 and 150 kg? I know a guy

Super Rugby Week 8: Lessons learned. Or learnings gained.

“I am packing my belongings in the shawl my mother used to wear when she went to the market. And I’m going from my valley. And this time I shall never return. I am leaving behind me 50 years of memory. Memory. Streams that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago — of men and women long since dead. Yet who shall say what is real and what is not? Can I believe my friends all gone when their voices are a glory in my ears? No. And I will stand to say no and no again, for they remain a living truth within my mind. There is no fence nor hedge around time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it, if you can remember. So I can close my eyes on my valley as it is today, and it is gone, and I see it as it was when I was a boy. Green it was, and possessed of the plenty of the Earth. In all Wales, there was none so beautiful. Everything I ever learned as a small boy came from my father and I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind as if I had heard them only yesterday. In those days, the black slag — the waste of the coal pits — had only begun to cover the sides of our hill, not yet enough to mar the countryside, nor blacken the beauty of our village. For the colliery had only begun to poke its skinny black fingers through the green. I can hear, even now, the voice of my sister Angharad.”

Too big to fail: Why Rugby Australia must not make the same mistake again