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Harry Jones

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Nicholas Bishop for Wallaby coach. $1M per annum. Selectors: ROAR panel.

Rennie a good man as Wallabies coaching job becomes a seller’s market

Good points all, Sheek, but in the modern power knockout matches (after 5-6 prior games), the top props and locks are absolutely ragged out. The AB tight five looked gassed. Wales was on fumes. ENG and RSA had the piggies in reserve.

Rugby retrospect: What is truer than true, debunked, or seen anew?

Yes, Pollard has his critics who will never be swayed, but just a prop needs to scrum first, lift next, tackle a bit, and do the fancy stuff last, Pollard makes 75% of kicks (from all distances), exits big, isn’t charged down, dents the line, and has a decent pass. He’s not Finn; he’s a win.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

I’ll watch for those young fellas.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

GP: are any of the Baby Wallabies from 2019 ready to join the senior setup? A 4-year cycle would be perfect to take a 20-year old lad and get him 30+ caps before France 2023.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

What I mean is, the good Australian sides just didn’t beat themselves, and they played off the back foot better than anyone …

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

Excellent wash up, GP. For me, there is indeed a uniquely ‘Australian Way’ to play rugby union: smart, mentally tough, and hyper alert players across the park. The 2019 vintage just seemed a bit slow and unable to course correct. Nic White an exception. I hope for a return to smart Wallabies.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup

EE, yes. Better than Bakkies.

This is the greatest Springboks team of all time

No

Collective failure of the Six Nations

I’m not using that match as a metric

Collective failure of the Six Nations

You have statisticism!!!!!

Rugby retrospect: What is truer than true, debunked, or seen anew?

I have no idea, but thanks for taking a stab!

What's the point of rugby?

My point is he’s won a lot of valuable experience and started at 10 under two good coaches at age 20 and 24. He’s not bad!

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Itoje couldn’t score from an inch out. In fact, he didn’t offer himself as a carrier at that critical point.

The Roar's Rugby World Cup team of the tournament

Yes. Untapped resources!

Rugby retrospect: What is truer than true, debunked, or seen anew?

When it mattered, Wales was very very hard to beat.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Yes, whilst I’ve always seen AWJ as ‘a coach on the pitch.’

Rugby retrospect: What is truer than true, debunked, or seen anew?

Launchbury is the best lock in the N.H. not starting …

What Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell said to the England team after World Cup defeat

England has also been the best at U-20 level in the last decade. SA, NZ and France also strong. Last year: OZ!!!! Good signs.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Everyone is underrating Wales.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

The goal of all was to be there at the end, and win. The best team managed that. Full stop.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Good post, Neil B. Quite right. We are still a small professional sport, albeit with a wealthy fan base. But we are small. Stats are kind of small samples. First couple of WCs were like yachting regattas.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

A complete rugby novice watched it with us and she was utterly captivated. “A brutal ballet?” she wondered.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Yes, I will keep a 24-year old 10 who took his team to SF in 2015 (losing to possibly the best AB team ever by 2 pts) and won it his second time with 22 points. But add Willemse at 15 (and the Willie playmaker role) for this next cycle.

Collective failure of the Six Nations

Yes, before the final, I was saying Daly and Youngs are definitely their weak links. We found them!

Collective failure of the Six Nations