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What concerns me most about Ian Foster

The run-up to the World Cup semi-final in 2019 had many a New Zealand rugby union supporter experiencing increasing nervousness as the coaching panel were displaying an unshakeable belief that no matter how slow ruck ball became, and no matter how much time defences had to reset their full defensive lines on the back of […]

We have a 4 year contract to provide a NZ XV to play the USA to help promote the game as they seek a RWC.
$12 million

'Stupidest fixture ever': The 'cynical, money-making ploy' that exposes Wales to All Blacks' annihilation

Confirmed hes not coming
Boy we missed him in the RC

'Stupidest fixture ever': The 'cynical, money-making ploy' that exposes Wales to All Blacks' annihilation

This will likely be the first team
Order of games is
USA, Wales then Italy
Before the big 2 against ireland and France

'Stupidest fixture ever': The 'cynical, money-making ploy' that exposes Wales to All Blacks' annihilation

Dear Mr Corrigan
The Welsh Rugby Union is 114 millions pounds in the hole.
This game was at their request.
I think the phrase you are looking for is Thank You NZ – sold the place out weeks ago.

Injury list is irrelevant as one week wont make any difference to them playing, and the Welsh own rules means the list of players outside of Wales would not all be playing either.
Journo Junk.

'Stupidest fixture ever': The 'cynical, money-making ploy' that exposes Wales to All Blacks' annihilation

We won’t tell anyone !!

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

Foster did mention the speed of Barrett’s pass needs to improve ( hes hardly the only one) interested to see your view on that contributing to putting his outsides under pressure.

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

A few journalistic whispers that England’s end of year review saw the players drive at least one of Eddie’s coaching changes. No mention who – any ideas?

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

I hope stuff are right

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

Well that was a game world rugby needed to set up the end of year tours.
Really looking forward to how we all benchmark, Aussie overall, SA v Eng, Nz v Fra – lots to look forward to.
Most disappointing for me was the poor way the AB leadership group thought their way through this series, and the SA games in particular, with that Hansen hangover of believing they can razzle dazzle their way out of anything – the BB cross kick in his 22 to a guy who is already marked and has no positional advantage was both awful and symptomatic.
But 2 years to RWC time to cut some players loose, Patrick Tuipulotu and TJP being the most obvious candidates, and the Ioane at 6 experiment, if it needed highlighting any further, has been an abject failure.
Sound like very few changes coming for the EOYT, with perhaps Cane and Whitelock being the only additions.
Not sure the English referees were the revelation we were hoping for, chronic inconsistency ( both ways) at set piece and breakdown, Carley looked totally lost on Saturday with decisions seemingly based on what he perceived he missed at the prior ( enter play of your choice here). He had the chance to set the standard and send the waterboy straight to the stand – opportunity missed.
A few weeks off, back to the NPC, and then bring on year end.

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

I have watched the first scrum a couple of times- Moody crushed Malherbe

A narrow escape: what worked and what didn't for the All Blacks

Really looking forward to playing France
Loosies will be the big clash, esp with Cane back
Disappointing Nugget won’t be there vs Du Pont

Coach’s Corner Issue 28: Can the Wallabies get even bigger?

Thanks for the NZ loose trio look – no surprises , current strategy just not worth the trade off for mine. It’s not even a fluid 1-3-3-1, it’s being played like a permanent position. It’s a waste of a big body for mine
Interesting look at McKellars lineout too.

Coach’s Corner Issue 28: Can the Wallabies get even bigger?

75pc crowds

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

Weber does a better job of getting the ‘picture’ into his head on the way to the ruck – this is where Smith is way better than his opposites (and his pass of course) TJP seems to wait until he gets to the ruck to decide whats next.

All Blacks team: Weber at halfback, ALB returns, Mo'unga on bench as NZ chase 'Grand Slam'

Elements of rotation here I think
We thought we had a good back 3 for the bombs last week and it wasn’t great
Big key for me this week is beauden getting enough length on this kick from hand to find grass and pin SA back so those bombs and boks kicks are starting further from our line.
His from hand kicking was v clunky last week

All Blacks team: Weber at halfback, ALB returns, Mo'unga on bench as NZ chase 'Grand Slam'

Ioane and Savea have both had some high quality 40 mins spells
Both have to go flat out from the start, get into the game early, Ardies best game was when he played tighter off the 7 shirt.
Go hard at both the breakdown and the carry – with Blackadder an able replacement for whoever gets gassed first.
Standing off waiting for something to happen won’t be good enough for those starting
Having Bower on the bench will help both aspects in the second stanza too.

All Blacks team: Weber at halfback, ALB returns, Mo'unga on bench as NZ chase 'Grand Slam'

SA have had more home games in the RC than NZ

SANZAAR add another chapter to their textbook on how not to market a product

SANZAAR, copyright and myopia

Here is my article March 2020on Sanzaar , copyright and the massive opportunity they are missing, with suggested solutions.
Requires only modest levels of creative thinking which appears to be beyond them.

SANZAAR add another chapter to their textbook on how not to market a product

I know this is of their own making – but jeez Argentina have had a tough couple of years
Front rowers tend to travel in packs – wonder who the other 7 players are.

Six Pumas, including Matera, locked out of Queensland after Byron visit, Wallabies Test will go ahead

When JvD talks you should listen, hellova footballer

Boks legend says lack of variation costing team as Nienaber insists 'DNA' will win through

The bit that has always concerned me that old data never captures is the value of key events – consider how those 2 needless penalties from Kramer took the pressure off the wallabies at the weekend, but in the public stats it has the same value as a scrum penalty on halfway
This system appears to go some way to correcting that

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

I will keep an eye on the URC and report back

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

Sorry – i didnt take anything the wrong way – just having a chuckle

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

At least I was being polite ????

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

enable me to find the unicorn that proves that Ardie actually is a beast in the tight channels and the grunt work at ruck
They only record stuff that actually happens Sinclair 😂 😂 😂

Data in rugby is about to get a turbo boost – and that’s a good thing!

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