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Jarrod Murray

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Right! The bloke is a workhorse. Does very well at the breakdown when the team is stretched.

It’s a big Super Rugby season ahead for…

So true Hugh. Big Gordon fan myself.

It’s a big Super Rugby season ahead for…

Don’t forget about Karmichael Hunt. From his 12 games and 735 minutes last season, he achieved a tackle completion rate of 75% from a total of 72 tackles. To put this into perspective, in comparison, Samu Kerevi achieved 62% from a total of 83 tackles out of his 15 games and 1,186 minutes. Furthermore, from Kerevi’s 193 runs he achieved a 35% tackle bust rate which is a trademark of Kerevi’s style. Hunt on the other hand achieved slightly less at 29%. He definitely is a player to watch for the coming season.

It’s a big Super Rugby season ahead for…

RA will be looking for a new lawyer after this debacle. I’m sure the were advised by their legal council that terminating Folau’s contract would not cause them any issues and if they didn’t then some other reforms should probably be looked into.

Rugby AU and Israel Folau settle legal dispute

Reading this article really puts Hunt’s talent into perspective. It will be great to see how he goes this season for the Waratahs.

Was Samu Kerevi really Australia’s best Super Rugby player this year?

100% agree Craig, well said.

David Warner deserves more respect

Absolutely Chris! We are spoilt for choice when it comes to great cricketing moments! Thanks for your input.

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Hi Paul,
First of all, thanks for the feedback! Now your point regarding some type of survey to gauge why people aren’t fronting up is a great idea. Maybe we could organise a poll through the roar which has options relating to the supporters and fan’s preferences on where to they watch the games.

In response to your point about the Australian test top order not being talented, I have to disagree. Every one of these guys are worthy of a shot in the test side and its not a matter of hoping they perform, it is about allowing them the opportunity to perform. Selectors have done brilliantly. (On a side note: Super excited to see George Bailey appointed).

I agree that transport to and from the ground is grueling and in hindsight, I could have engaged with many of these kinds of factors which kept people away.
Thanks again for your feedback mate, appreciate it!

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Very true, I believe Smith and Warner’s dedication to test cricket to be a well-known thing. In hindsight I could have included both players in the article. Thanks for the feedback!

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Kayo will even offer a non-lock-in 14 day trial too.

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Yes David, seems that CA don’t actually listen to what fans want. There absolutely needs to be something done to appease fans and bring in more crowds.

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Very true! Thanks Damo.

Our players love cricket, so why not the fans?

Seeing the same thing from Barrett and again from a Japanese player go unpunished, I’d have to say they need to work on their consistency for the finals.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Cheers Slats! I appreciate the feedback!

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Good point! I should have made a correlation between this “professional diving”. Thanks Iain.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Very true MikeJ. I was mainly referring to it as an example of the referee’s willingness to show red without taking anything other factors into account. I understand that this is due to the framework they have been provided by World Rugby. I’m worried for the outcome of the finals showdowns being influenced by a card. Thanks for you point!

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

It really displays the All Black’s dominance doesn’t it! It will be very interesting if they were knocked off by Ireland. History shows that there is a chance!

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

True Richie. Obviously they were trying to make a statement to spectators and players alike. Maybe it should have been trialed prior to the WC, that way players and referees could have adapted smoother.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

If they were watching him specifically for it, I wonder if Poite talked to Kerevi about it before the game. I feel Poite was unaware as he saw it and let play go on, I believe Skeen just wanted his 2 cents.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Good point Doc. I feel like a team could do anything in order to win. If that means exploiting another team’s lack of restraint when approaching a tackle, it is entirely possible.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

It could indeed Dean! I hope it doesn’t though.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Let’s hope not for Australia’s sake. Cheika’s squad rotation over the past couple of years has deemed Australia’s bench to be their best asset. With the exception of the emergence of great individual performers.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Ah Dean, I forgot about that one! So inconsistent! I feel like Poite was influenced by the TMO in his decision.

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

I agree Peter, I understand there is no changing the framework for the World Cup, but maybe they should add mitigation routes for this exact type of situation. Cheers for your feedback!

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking

Yeah exactly! Hopefully the lads can start fast. If all else fails, I’m 100% jumping on the Brave Blossoms bandwagon and riding it all the way to end!

World Rugby’s high tackle framework will lead to ducking