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Born a Kiwi now have Aus citizenship. Referee for the local Sydney Subbies and with 20+ years in the Army definitely follow the ANZAC. NZ first then Australia against anyone

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I don’t think he offers anything. Still a liability in the line out and lazy around the field

Wallabies dealt massive injury blow for Rugby Championship

That’s absolutely true. I just feel the Argies can more easily maintain their position, I’m not so sure the Boks can and I think I just have more sympathy with the Boks because of the long years of them playing us

Boks no clearer on Rugby Championship

Jeez I feel for the Boks. I’d love to have them turn up and play but if they end up having to send a Boks B team or Boks C then I’m not sure it will be something anyone really wants. Be good for everyone else and in 10 years time it’ll be the score that counts not the why but it won’t be the best

Boks no clearer on Rugby Championship

Yeah I heard that after I put that up. I’m actually ok with the players we have. Maybe bring in Blythe but I really don’t see Skelton brining anything and Rodda May create disharmony so I’d look local

Wallabies dealt massive injury blow for Rugby Championship

I love these discussions. They’re all meaningless because we don’t pick the team, but gee they’re fun to read

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

Fair enough. I’ve seen Mo’unga do some great things too but under pressure I think Barrett is more reliable and while he doesn’t do as many flashy things that look good on a tv reel, I think he’s overall a much better player.

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

Yeah I think it’ll be interesting where this goes. I’m not sure DMac is back to his best yet and think Mo’unga will cover 10 while BB plays 10 and covers 15. Interesting comments I’ve heard about 5/2 bench where TJ and DMac can cover the whole backline giving 5 forward replacements

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

I’m not sure I agree that he is more complete. I think he’s got the ability to do some fancy stuff at times, but he makes more mistakes than Barrett

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

Bugga! He was actually the only player that I wanted brought into the team. Skelton can’t jump and is lazy around the field and Rodda would bring in baggage that might hurt the team harmony. Maybe Coleman is someone that we might see now

Wallabies dealt massive injury blow for Rugby Championship

So not more complete but will start. Not sure those two statements belong together. Wouldn’t the more complete player start and the less complete one be on the bench?

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

Interesting choice on Mo’unga and I’m looking forward to seeing where Foster goes with the 10 options. While Mo’unga brings an excitement to the play, he also makes a lot of mistakes and doesn’t provide the same level of guidance to the outside backs that Barrett does. I personally would have Barrett starting at 10 and have Mo’unga as the option for later in the game.

The Rugby Championship: Players to watch

Nice work Daniel. The only 2 I really have any issue with is White and Hodge. I don’t rate White and thinking that 1 bad performance by the ABs in Perth in a game that didn’t matter leading into a RWC was because of White is a big call. He was pretty crap leading into it and very poor in the next game and really showed why both Genia and Phipps were ahead of him. I’d start Tate McDermott.
To me there are better players in every position you might want to put Hodge. He’s a solid player but no more than that and I don’t think he offers anything either starting or off the bench that others would do better

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

That’s a tough ask for Australia having 3 games in a row against NZ. I just hope there aren’t any injuries.

New Zealand Rugby unhappy as SANZAAR releases 2020 Rugby Championship draw

I agree he is a very poor decision maker

Michael Hooper will remain as Wallabies captain for 2020

Well personally disappointed with this because I think he’s a poor captain and because it harks back to the previous inept group. Still time now to get behind the team and support them against the Boks and Argies. As a proud ANZAC, sorry but while I want the Wallabies to be competitive against the ABs and won’t be too unhappy if they win occasionally, I still want the ABs to win against whoever they play whenever they play. Won’t happen I know but there it is.

Michael Hooper will remain as Wallabies captain for 2020

I don’t understand Akira Ioane’s selection. Even in the North South game he showed that he’s still a lazy player who doesn’t do the hard yards when needed and makes dumb mistakes. I’d definitely have Boshier over him in the loose forward mix

How the Brumbies had the nous to get home by a nose

Nice work Nick, just goes to show the smarts of McKellar and looking forward to seeing more of that in the coming years. If he keeps this up by the time Rennie moves on he is likely to be the prime candidate to step up. I like that he has developed some youngsters and also developing the team to be more than a set piece and rolling maul team. I’m quite excited for the future TBH.

How the Brumbies had the nous to get home by a nose

Wow that’s a real shame and I hope there’s no underlying issue that is causing these injuries. let’s hope he gets back soon. Going to be interesting if this changes anything for Rennie with either Godwin or TK coming back into the mix. I thought TK played very well on Saturday and maybe he would be a good option. Mind you I wouldn’t be upset if it was Godwin either.

Wallabies dealt major blow as the extent of Jordan Petaia's injury is revealed

Love these posts as there is always so much personal opinions that are reflected in both the team and the replies. For me a team has to reflect how you want to play and so a best of the season is always a bit of a misnomer as it can’t really do that. It also tends to reflect the finalists more, as it does here and a lot of that is because they played more. Not much to argue about in that team although I personally rate McDermott as the best 9 and I’m not sure on Wright yet

The Roar’s Super Rugby AU team of the season

Yeah I agree. It’d be great to have some TT competition but if not, what there is in both countries is still pretty good. I hope NZ goes for a final series next year if they do have an internal competition, it might not change the results but it is bloody good viewing

Wallabies trying to keep a lid on excitement

And a NZ team won the NZ Competition. Wow! Really? hahahahahaha. TBH I’m actually a lot more positive about rugby in Australia going forward than I have been in the last 5 – 6 years, especially after seeing the intensity of the final on Saturday. I’m a bit disappointed that so many of the failures of the Cheika era are still around but with a squad of 44 I guess it was inevitable and the real view of the future will be once Rennie names his captain and the first 23 of the year. I personally hope that it is primarily some of the new blood coming through and will accept some losses this year as long as it looks like there is a plan for going forward.

Wallabies trying to keep a lid on excitement

I didn’t know that. That’s great news and it’ll be a good chance to introduce some fringe players. It’ll be interesting to see if any players who have rights overseas will go as that would rule them out of playing elsewhere which could be a factor

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Not sure you can blame rugby on the number of spectators when they actually received 100% of the numbers the government restricted them to. The negativity of comments against rugby from the likes of Alan Jones is what is bringing rugby down in this country

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

I agree TWAS. I also thought his belligerent attitude giving away dumb penalties was equally poor. Not sure if the play was directed or not but for me he has played his way out of a starting role with the Wallabies since he’s returned as I think he’s actually been quite poor

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

By hell the Wallabies must have learnt a lot over the last 6 years then. Sorry I found the door open.
To be fair I am excited about their chances this year and really hoping there are some good chances to demonstrate the improvement we are all expecting

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies