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Wonder if Ian Chappell will say these were “junk time” runs? Head, Green showed test batting of the highest calibre. I’m so happy for them both but especially Green, he’s just such an incredible talent.

FLEM'S VERDICT: 'Test cricket's alive' as 'Gilly-like' Head outguns disappointing England

I’m not a Harris fan and have made that known. But JL talks about him dominating shield cricket. When was this? I think of dominating the shield as what Cam Green did recently, what Bevan did after he was dropped, what haydos used to do, Matt Elliot, Martin Love, Katich. That’s dominating over 1000 runs and smacking centuries for fun. Scoring a hundred against a decent but not amazing nsw line up isn’t dominating. I liked JL and especially his attitude but his impartiality has to be called into question here.

'He'll play': Justin Langer on retaining Harris, Starc's injury concern and whitewash goals

Parisse over Gorgodza for mine. Parisse was an absolute freak. One of the finest players I’ve ever seen.

Ten All Blacks and zero Wallabies - although one came close - named in fan-picked all-time rugby XV

Agreed! They seem to value Buttler’s quickfire 30’s and anytime he does more than that they consider a win. It’s just ludicrous to think that is a suitable strategy for test cricket. Let alone his poor keeping skills. I spoke about it with my dad, and he put it best “eveyone makes mistakes but don’t make the same mistake twice” I think Buttler would be happy if he only made the same mistake twice!

FLEM'S VERDICT: 'Five years ago he'd be stressed' - Warner's big mentality shift, England's selection self destruction

Yep, hard to believe that a far superior keeper with a F/C average of 38 and 11 centuries can’t make the team. He is an exceptional keeper and very handy bat. I think he even scored 100 on debut in tests. As an Aussie, I’m glad he’s not playing but I do feel bad for the bloke as he is a far superior gloveman.

FLEM'S VERDICT: 'Five years ago he'd be stressed' - Warner's big mentality shift, England's selection self destruction

Foakes has been sent home

FLEM'S VERDICT: 'Five years ago he'd be stressed' - Warner's big mentality shift, England's selection self destruction

What do you mean? It’s obviously Lara 😛

Deep Point: Radical shifts in technique, intent and selection England need to counter Aussies

Great article and series! I don’t hate Manly, especially not the current model! Tommy Turbo is my favourite player to watch in the league, seems like a thoroughly decent bloke too, and his brothers! One of my favourite players of all time is The Beaver! My mate and I after a few shandies had a discussion once that he could be one of the greatest players of all time, purely off of his versatility! Anyway, great article and thoroughly enjoying this series!

'I enjoy being public enemy number one': What it's like to be a Manly Sea Eagles fan

I’m a Souths fan and it grates me no end the diatribe that emanates from our fans drives me up the wall. We never lost because we weren’t good enough, always some marginal call. The supporter pages are the worst. Apologies on behalf of all Souths fans! Irony is I’ll probably be accused of “Not being a real fan!” for pointing this out!

'I enjoy being public enemy number one': What it's like to be a Manly Sea Eagles fan

Fair enough but Brett Lee always had a beautiful action I thought and he was quick. And of course going back to all the WI legends of old. Each to their own.

'A great toss to lose': A few thoughts on the first Test

Great article and analysis agree with nearly everything. However, I literally said to my mate this morning it’s no surprise that Wood spends so much time out as his action is horrid. He will barely be able to move when he’s finished playing. I’m certain one of the reasons why Jimmy Anderson is still playing and doing well in the right conditions, is that his action is so perfect. All the kids I coach that’s the action I tell them to mirror. Shame he’s such a (what travis head said )

'A great toss to lose': A few thoughts on the first Test

WhatsApp appeared to be down as well? Only in the UK it seemed

UK View: English media rips into 'grisly self-sabotage', hammers Warnie and Junior's 'inane drivel'

“Le Grande Papi”

Around the Grounds: Tigers consider Simonsson, Woods reveals Dragons clause

What a brilliant article! Some great trips down memory lane. I’m not sure I’ll ever forget the Harmison ball to slip. My best mate (who’s a Pom) came round to mine for a few breakfast shandy’s and we had a big cook up. We were both so excited ready for what we were expecting to be an incredible series. Harmison then bowled that delivery and he just looked at me and said “fire truck” he proceeded to have quite a few more shandy’s than I did. Really set the tone for the whole series! Thanks again for the article!

The Ashes at the Gabba: The best individual performances

I had no idea Donald’s average was that good. I knew he was a hell of a player but that’s incredible. It’s interesting as a kid growing up in the late 80’s early 90’s the players that I remember were Fannie De Villiers who tore Australia part around then and Jonty Rhodes who everyone knows and remembers because of his fielding. Not saying they should be in the team just an observation. Great article!

The best South African Test cricket side since apartheid ended

He was such a beast for a while there Nic. Shame he couldn’t stay on the paddock.

Why it's not all doom and gloom for the Wallabies

Great day that one Ozinsa. My first experience of Twickenham and one I’ll never forget!

Why it's not all doom and gloom for the Wallabies

Good luck! Are you going to the ground early? Or have a few in Richmond before?

UK View: Eddie's 'curveball' could leave Smith exposed to 'stinker', Wallabies 'worried'

Worried about this weekend, I think it could be record defeat for the Wallabies. Smith is class and the players they have coming off the bench are top shelf.

UK View: Eddie's 'curveball' could leave Smith exposed to 'stinker', Wallabies 'worried'

Agree whole-heartedly. I’m not a fan of Harris and cannot see what he brings to the team aside from a wicket on the offside. Not that they can pick him now but I really thought Renshaw was the man for this. Seemed to bat well with Warner and I think even made a century? Could occupy the crease as well, which is certainly something we have been lacking.

Ashes Scout: Broad's bunnies? Australia lock in left-handed openers, Stokes 'on track', Root addresses Yorkshire scandal

We were at a pub in Parsons Green and these English guys behind us started laughing when the scrum was called. Saying all these things that Joe was going to do to Scott Sio. The initial arm went up and they were slapping me on the back etc. then the arm change. I liked to think my response was dignified but I’m sure it was not. It was as if years and years of being smashed by the English scrum suddenly vanished. I think I might have let them know with a few choice words too 😛

You aren't imagining it... proof the Wallabies were hard done by

Then of course the 2015 RWC when you were in the box v Australia where he changed the call. I must say though, I quite enjoyed that one 😂 😛

You aren't imagining it... proof the Wallabies were hard done by

Barclay is an excellent commentator. One of my fav ever Scottish players and now a great commentator

You aren't imagining it... proof the Wallabies were hard done by

All good! Loved the other entries!

Great (and not-so-great) Ashes moments you probably don't remember

I was in London at the time and poor Joe Launchbury, who is an excellent player looked so embarrassed to be receiving the award. The only game where Bernard Foley absolutely dominated an opponent. Dined out on that one performance for years too

World Rugby's player of the year award is back: Who's your pick?

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