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Concession for those who see it – I have an interest in wanting to see Tane do well.

Keeping that in mind – the kid is tough and resilient, and improving. I am so happy with what comes out of his mouth.

'It's human nature': Tah Tane on his Wallabies ambitions and quest to be 'world class'

What absurdity are you accusing Hooper of? Wanting the Force to lose?

I really shake my head sometimes.

Rugby News: Blues claim 'healthy respect' after 15 changes for Tahs clash, Reds' 'tough ask', Rebel's Force pledge

Yeah right. The Tahs, who didn’t win a game last year and need the win to improve their position – would underestimate the Blues?

Rugby News: Blues claim 'healthy respect' after 15 changes for Tahs clash, Reds' 'tough ask', Rebel's Force pledge

Agreed – the only issue is the spin in the presser.

Rugby News: Blues claim 'healthy respect' after 15 changes for Tahs clash, Reds' 'tough ask', Rebel's Force pledge

Bourkos it does make perfect sense, no issue. But can the rubbish press releases. Call it for what it is.

Rugby News: Blues claim 'healthy respect' after 15 changes for Tahs clash, Reds' 'tough ask', Rebel's Force pledge

Come on Blues, can the BS. We all know you are resting players because you are safe in 1st place.

And there is nothing wrong with that, but call it for what it is. Your top guys may not put in knowing they are safe, but the fringe guys will have a red hot crack, this is their chance.

Rugby News: Blues claim 'healthy respect' after 15 changes for Tahs clash, Reds' 'tough ask', Rebel's Force pledge

Yep blatant red, don’t see the issue – you make an error, you know the consequences. None of the NZ players or commentators complained about it.

REACTION: Hoops wants rival to 'miss some weeks' after 'brain fart' red card helps Tahs to stirring win

It wasn’t a tackle Jacko

REACTION: Hoops wants rival to 'miss some weeks' after 'brain fart' red card helps Tahs to stirring win

Don’t know – but it would be fun to watch and is looming as a real possibility.

REACTION: Hoops wants rival to 'miss some weeks' after 'brain fart' red card helps Tahs to stirring win

Good work boys. who’d have thought an undermanned Tahs (resting Holloway and Gamble, HJH injured but that is life) would win in NZ like this?

Great spin pass by Edmed off his left hand – he really is coming on week after week. Tough kid, too.

REACTION: Hoops wants rival to 'miss some weeks' after 'brain fart' red card helps Tahs to stirring win

Frosty, great news!!

Rugby News: Brumby reneges on Japan deal after 'positive feedback' to Wallabies dream, Rennie delivers Banks verdict

Terrific article. I met Ned at a lunch many years ago, when he had just made the Tahs. Terrific, friendly, interesting and respectful guy. This article really reinforces all of that.

I like how he said no promises from Rennie and he knows he has to earn his spot, just like it should be.

Best of luck and ignore the ugly noise.

Exclusive: Ned Hanigan on how Japan changed him, Wallabies ambition, dealing with doubters and his 'surreal' Tahs return

I’ve met the guy – and yes. Terrific fella

Exclusive: Ned Hanigan on how Japan changed him, Wallabies ambition, dealing with doubters and his 'surreal' Tahs return

I’m pretty worried about that Tahs starting tight 5. Holloway leaves a big hole.

COMPLETE SRP Round 14 teams: Noah back for Brumbies, Hoops and Ned for Tahs, Reds also boosted

Like I said – conspiracy theories.

Two ends of the same dial: can Angus Bell and Owen Franks star at the World Cup?

Why would Rennie try to protect Bell? Or is this one of those conspiracy theories…

Two ends of the same dial: can Angus Bell and Owen Franks star at the World Cup?

Fascinating, thank you Nick.

Those scrum penalties against Bell at the end of the article, against the Chiefs and the Boks, looked unfair on Bell. On both, the THP uses his right arm and shoulder to drop and on the last, the THP’s legs are too far back as well, and he creates the collapse.

Assume he and the Tahs are working on this – the struggle against shorter THPs.

Two ends of the same dial: can Angus Bell and Owen Franks star at the World Cup?

No. A line has to be drawn. Players should not be expected to cop anything.

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

And also that no one else called them out or reported it to security there

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

I didn’t read the post that way but he/she can answer – I read it as wondering why they would single out this player when there are others of similar heritage playing (for both teams)

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

The article says there abuse at the guy’s mum

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

I agree – flipping the bird to someone who said that, the Canes player has nothing to apologise for

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

Not just the racist comments – but the comments about a player’s family are out of line and not acceptable.

we have to be better than that and those around should have called the behaviour out.

'There's a line': Tahs apologise after Hurricanes player says crowd racially abused him and insulted his mum

Yeah – that is the claim actually, as I recall it

'Very appealing': Why Mick O'Connor thinks fresh rugby raid makes sense, and the NRL players union should target

France, Argentina, the UK, Japan – all RWC and 3 of them not interested in the CWC. Even the UK has only England really interested – not Scotland or Wales (or Ireland which is not UK).

'Very appealing': Why Mick O'Connor thinks fresh rugby raid makes sense, and the NRL players union should target

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