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Long term 'glass half full' rugby fan - Wallabies, Wallaroos, Tahs, Marlins + 7s

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Sure the Aussie men wouldn’t be favourites but they may well be in with a chance. Will need a few things going their way. But in saying that the competition is going to be very tough for all the teams, Sth Africa haven’t even qualified yet. All the pools will be variations on the Pool of Death.

Exclusive: Flyer set to join Australia's Olympics Sevens bid in curious Wallabies call

With Toole looking available, possibly Lancaster & Nawaqanitawase, coach Manenti will have some tough selection decisions.

Exclusive: Flyer set to join Australia's Olympics Sevens bid in curious Wallabies call

Think you are pretty spot on. That’s the biggest issue. Apart from the rusted on fans no one cares.i didn’t even watch todays game. As you say there are no positive stories coming out of rugby.

The Aussies can't win it and the Kiwis don't care. It's time to bin rotten to the core Super Rugby Pacific and start over

Spot on. Tough gig selling the Tahs to players or fans.

Eddie's NRL assistant who planted seed that led to Gordon defection - and how he could switch to the All Blacks

That’s the thing. They are unable to put out a strategy or plan. All it is, wait for the BIL tour, and 2X World Cups, that isn’t a plan.

Eddie's NRL assistant who planted seed that led to Gordon defection - and how he could switch to the All Blacks

To go for less money too must really pain RA. They can’t use the ‘oh we can’t match the money’ excuse.

Eddie's NRL assistant who planted seed that led to Gordon defection - and how he could switch to the All Blacks

We do it for all our sports people & jump on the bandwagon. It’s very funny.

Axed Wallabies star to be called up to Aussie Sevens side ahead of Olympics

True, the men are on the periphery of medals, if things go well, in with a shot. However no Moz, no medal. Get the $$ saving to have Nawaqanitawase head to NRL early. The only proviso, how much extra govt funding do they receive for a medal, might be worthwhile having Marky if it helps jag a medal.

Axed Wallabies star to be called up to Aussie Sevens side ahead of Olympics

Massive blow alright

Axed Wallabies star to be called up to Aussie Sevens side ahead of Olympics

We desperately need Moz Longbottom, also would really, really, really like Lancaster. Have to laugh the poor old men’s Aussie 7s program often gets the rough end of the pineapple, pressuring Manenti to make a decision ASAP re Nawaqanitawase to save money.

Axed Wallabies star to be called up to Aussie Sevens side ahead of Olympics

I imagine that is the biggest issue, just keeping kids in sport.

The Wrap: Rebels’ emotions mask 'anger and frustration' as Brumbies cop a six-day semifinal turnaround

It’s funny you get use to them.

The Wrap: Rebels’ emotions mask 'anger and frustration' as Brumbies cop a six-day semifinal turnaround

Disappointing, really enjoyed watching him play. Liked the style of flyhalf he was. But I can understand why he wants to leave & refresh. Although it’s not a great reflection on rugby in Australia.

Carter Gordon's shock code switch: Wallabies No.10 announces NRL move

Not sure there is a correlation between Rebels & the growth of women’s sport, there are some valid points in the article. One of the challenges for the lesser sports in Australia such as rugby is trying to get sponsors. The growth of women’s sports especially the Matildas, WBBL, NRLW etc means less $$ available. Add in the poor performance of the Wallabies & Waratahs for example they don’t seem to be brand sponsors are attracted to. If we surmise there is ongoing growth of women’s sport rugby sure missed the boat. It is made worse that they had an opportunity with the 7s & started Super W back in 2018 but either couldn’t work out how to leverage it or didn’t recognise the opportunity.

Why the Rebels will be the first of many franchises killed off by rise of women’s sport in Australia

I think a lot of things about Sydney put people off & I live there.

The Wrap: Rebels’ emotions mask 'anger and frustration' as Brumbies cop a six-day semifinal turnaround

It’s a reflection of where rugby is at in Australia that it is shrinking while every other code is expanding, AFL in Tasmania, NRL want 2 more teams & I think I saw the ALeague starting a new team in Auckland next season. Rugby just going backwards. Also agree all this talk of dropping Rebels players into other teams to strengthen them is not as simple as that. eg some players may not want to live in Sydney.

The Wrap: Rebels’ emotions mask 'anger and frustration' as Brumbies cop a six-day semifinal turnaround

That’s good news for Demi Hayes, would be amazing if she made it . Would be a big call.

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

Think you are pretty spot on. Although Demi Hayes is out with ACL, so I would go with Ruby Nicholas. As for the men the big questions is Lancaster/Toole availability, think Lancaster is a lock. I do like Michael Icely but haven’t thought through instead of who.

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

Agree the women’s competition is down to 2 teams. BTW suggest you don’t have a look at Wikipedia under this new weird format it has Australia as having won the 11th Series and NZ taking out the SVNS League.
The men is a lot more competitive. DuPont makes a difference to the French. I would still say your lads should be favourite. As for the Aussie men, will need a bit of luck & yes Longbottom.

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

They are just enjoyable to watch. And they are just enjoying playing but also serious & want to win.

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

Hahaha, always looking after the great unwashed. A special cause !!

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

Teagan is very good, a tough cookie who enjoys doing the dirty work, which is what a team needs.

SVNS Series: Aussie women finish the season as they started it – winning. The men are still too inconsistent

I would not be surprised if Jorja Miller got player of the year. I think she is outstanding.

Levi's in fashion with stunning display as Aussie women gear up for Olympics with World Series win

Muzzo, please I appreciate your support for the Kiwis, all things Kiwi & that is fine but please can you at least spell her name correctly. It’s Jorja. You do it time and time again, am beginning to wonder if you actually have a Kiwi background or just a troll stirring people up.

Levi's in fashion with stunning display as Aussie women gear up for Olympics with World Series win

They often will read it out. I have previously texted the various SEN programs 7s results. It is just hard to get cut through, there is so much sport to report on.

Levi's in fashion with stunning display as Aussie women gear up for Olympics with World Series win

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