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Who is Bernard Foley's understudy?

It is clear Bernard Foley will be the Wallabies’ first choice 10 unless some Stephen Larkham-esque talent is unearthed. However, it is still necessary to invest in a strong understudy should injury occur or Foley suffer a decline in form.

Absolutely.

Sonny Bill reportedly eyeing off Canadian code hop

I wouldn’t mind making Rodda captain, and investing for the long haul. Although it is definitely a risk.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Personally, I think that Samu is very lucky to be ahead of Cusack in the pecking order.

Let Pocock be finisher and save his neck

Yeah the case of Smith vs Waugh was the single biggest example of NSW parochialism that I have ever witnessed.

Deans had to push back against JON when he became coach too, as apparently JON wanted Waugh made captain of the Wallabies.

Let Pocock be finisher and save his neck

I don’t think any team with Foley at 10 and Beale at 12 wants to play slowly. Surely they want to play up tempo just like the Sunwolves. Especially given the fact that it seems most of the Tahs’ forwards are back rowers.

NSW won't get sucked into Sunwolves style

Hooper just comes across as someone with a big heart but lacking the brain cells of a general.

He looks the perfect sergeant, but he has never shown a glimpse of the qualities of any of the qualities of a general.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

It’s just baffling. For the first 3 weeks of the comp, there should have been an Australian match at 7.30pm every Friday and generally one at 5.30 and one at 7.30 every Saturday, and byes should have been at a minimum.

It just makes no sense.

Also, what is the point of the Sunwolves? I would be all for opening up the Japanese market and integrating Japan into Australian rugby, but the reality is that they have about 2 Japanese in their preferred 23, along with more Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans and Georgians.

And they play some of their home matches in Singapore for some reason.

The Tahs’ match tomorrow is important only because it is one that they have to win, because the Sunwolves are atrocious, not because it’s an important match or will be exciting.

Just sadly a letdown to the start of the comp.

Super Rugby Round 2 teams: Every line-up named as Beale returns for Waratahs, but Pocock misses out

Hooper is all heart but nothing he has ever said either during a match or outside of them has made me think he has an analytical, tactical or strategic mind.

Personally, I wonder whether opting for a DHP, Rodda or even Hodge as captain might not work better.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

This had me snorting my tea everywhere – comment of the day!

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Potentially not, but is Hooper a good captain either?

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Massive incompetence aye…

Super Rugby Round 2 teams: Every line-up named as Beale returns for Waratahs, but Pocock misses out

People are taugh to think, not to blindly follow. And a good thing it is too.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

You said it!

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

And yet, when Roarers’ opinions seem to be held by the majority of analysts on a majority of points, the indication is that ‘the people’ might actually be correct here.

Take Ned Hanigan’s continued selection, for example.

Deference to ‘experts’ in the face of all evidence is not something to be proud of. It’s the sign of someone unable to think.

Especially in a situation where a large number of experts agree with the coach.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Yeah, I’m always confused when League fans say rugby is boring.

League players are amazingly fit, physical and powerful, but it is probably the more repetitive code of football I’ve ever watched. 4-5 one off runners and then a kick.

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

But nor is Hooper in heavy traffic, and McMahon wasn’t either?

They’re still extremely good 7s.

In fact, I don’t think either Cane or Savea are much of a threat over the ball either, and Savea is awesome.

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

I don’t think McMahon was overrated. The way he was playing before he went overseas I would have had him at 7 ahead of Hooper, and possibly ahead of Pocock also.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Well, if the new selector is suggesting something the fans have been suggesting for years, while Cheika refuses to do it and oversees the worst Wallaby period in about 40 years, what does that tell us about his selecting?

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

I don’t think it is fair to see we saw enough of Timu to know his work rate wasn’t good enough.
He played poorly first test and was injured 10 mins into his second test.
McCaffrey is my dark horse this year.
P.S. Timani deserved more opportunities than he was given, I think….

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Rodda was by far our best lock last year?

I wouldn’t called Timu lightweight, although they are inexperienced at 6 and 7 with Higgers out.

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

Wasn’t Wright always a 7 growing up?

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

Yeah, but you’re forgetting that Waugh was captain of the Waratahs.

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

Possibly because those on the Roar have more of an idea than Cheika?

Mick O’Connor? Start Pocock in the 7 and Hooper off the bench, thanks

I really rate Hegarty. Agree about CFS. I think Daugunu should be there.

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination

Pack looks lightweight?

I think it looks formidable, and perhaps the best in Australia. Actually, it probably is the best given Tupou.

I have more concerns about the inside backs.

Thorn’s cultural revolution at Reds set for first examination