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Where are you based, Riddler? Brock James would be a really interesting yarn.

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Enjoyed that read, Nick. You make a really good case for Hunt as Australia’s starting # 12. it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out this year.

Why the Wallabies should be on the midfield K-trail

Agree on the water-carrying. Beale had a sub-standard year last year and really needs to pick things up in general to be a Wallabies contender.

Where will the Wallaby selectors play Folau and Beale?

Thanks, M. More to come!

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

His decision to leave has definitely been vindicated. Thanks for the comment!

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Cheers, CR!

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Thanks for the thumbs up, Piddy!

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Thank you, Graeme. This is true. Zack has confirmed with me that since our interview he has, indeed, signed on for two more years with Toulouse.

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Absolutely, Will. It’s been a while between trophies there so expectations will be high as the season rolls on.

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Thanks for you interest, B. Requests noted…will see what I can do!

Aussie abroad: Zack Holmes

Agreed. 10 and 15, a big part of the spine of the team, are not cutting the mustard at the mo.

Reds schooled by the Death Eaters from the south

Leicester are goners this year… they won’t make the semis nor will they be relegated making TPN dispensable.

Tatafu Polota-Nau loaned to Waratahs as injury replacement

Absolutely. The team has improved from last year, and he’s a big reason why.

Aussie abroad: Paddy Ryan

Thanks for the interest!

Aussie abroad: Paddy Ryan

Yep, plenty of competitions to play in even with one less Super Rugby team in Australia.

Aussie abroad: Paddy Ryan

The Brumbies and Reds games definitely absorbed me last weekend. They now need to back these performances up…

The Wrap: Sparkling Brumbies lay down challenge to Australian rugby fans

It does seem like a long time ago that Foley had his best moments–the Twickenham try, the Murrayfield kick, the Super Rugby title-winner…four, four and five years ago to be exact. Time to move on.

Two 7’s clearly wasn’t working last year. Australia need some more beef in their pack to give them go forward.

Hooper was excellent off the bench earlier in his career. He could be again.

The Wallabies need to drop some of their Waratahs stalwarts

Dombrandt’s body is still being chiselled, but he knows how to use what he’s got. Indeed, so many good, young loose forwards in England.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Sorry Neil. The secret’s out!

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Check Facebook, as apparently there are broadcasts via the site, and ESPN (If you have access).

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Thanks for your comments, Carlos.

Eight of the nine teams have squads wlth predominantly USA players (max. 10 foreigners). The exception is the Toronto Arrows who are mostly Canadian.

The MLR Commissioner was adamant when interviewed last year that they were committed to a “domestic league”. The outsiders are a boost, but the local boys will need to deliver the goods if the competition is to be successful.

FYI I’m an independent writer with an interest in rugby all over the world.

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Based in Sydney.

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

I agree that tha standard of play would be lower than Australia.

The league, though, is establishing a solid base and could grow into a strong one in the years to come.

Major League Rugby Season 2 is ready to be unleashed

Thanks for the Comments!

Yes, they’re getting stronger and stronger at 15’s, but they’re in the toughest pool at this year’s RWC.

They won the London 7’s in 2015 and Las Vegas in 2018. They’ve been pretty solid in the shortened version for the past five years.

They are an intriguing nation to follow all round!

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