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Very possible.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Exactly. The more one knows about the Irish model, the harder it seems to replicate.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Cheers to you!

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

I’d hardly suspect Franco Mostert, PSDT, Vermeulen, Kitshoff, Malherbe, and Wiese as being gym cheats! Several other teams in world rugby look mysteriously jacked, juiced and vascular. Boks are mostly adverse to heavy lifting or obsession with leaning out.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

This is my sense, too, because the top clubs have really good scouting teams (e.g. Manny Meafou, Mack Hansen, Angus Scott-Young) who see raw potential better than a lot of the SRP do. Put them in a camp for 4 weeks and go head to head w WBs and I bet it shocks people.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

This is good! Opens minds! My word!

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Thanks for commenting. To be fair, I’m not using this article to claim there is separation between SA and Ireland and NZ (France just a bit of gap below) in the last 5 years. There is parity. Unusually so.

So, the issue is WHICH of those four in the top group should OZ emulate the most? I was always thinking Ireland, but lately I’ve changed my mind around 4 main issues:

(1) unlikelihood all the states will submit to a Leinster-like overlord

(2) the size difference (and the fact Ireland does not need to win for its fans to spend, travel, and love rugby

(3) the vast resource of overseas Aussies (Ireland simply does not haves this)

(4) the similarity between SA and OZ in how poor — incredibly poor — their administration is and will be, but also how well it all tracks when winning

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

I felt the same! Really enjoyed the banter, info, and reasoning.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

When I write at this pace (every 2 weeks) I tend to land on meatier topics. 😂

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

I want the WBs to become lucky in Bledisloes, v the Lions, and against all NH

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

A necessity, of course, would be to have a “Currie Cup” in OZ with 10 or so teams.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

You have very particular desires! I like winning + celebrating + then doing that again

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

That’s also thought provoking

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

😂

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Thanks for the post

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Got it

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Coming this year as well. Usually 2 weeks.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Good post

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Fair

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

The Test team is the big draw, the money generator, and defining side

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

This: “in a such fully professionalized world, Rugby Australia and to a lesser extent the state rugby boards lose much of their clout and reason for existence” is interesting.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Noted

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Good observation

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Interesting

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

No need at all. But I agree with good Piru on the clumsiness of the lingo.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

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