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G’day Geoff. Thanks for this mate.

As always, when I hear the RA big wigs speak on PE, I’m left wanting to details.

Unfortunately, “overwhelmingly our focus will be on establishing a secure, stable platform with which to leverage that investment into the future of the game” leaves me none-the-wiser as to what they’ll spend the money on.

I’m left believing it’s a bad idea until they can outline something concrete.

The Wrap: With the bushfires now out, can Andy Marinos regenerate Australian rugby?

Probably Willie O for me WL. Closely followed by Eales back then.

An open letter to Jordan Petaia: Forget about being the 'next big thing' and enjoy the ride

No one ever called him defensively robust!

He was certainly much more than “just a finisher” though.

I flagged that ’91 match as it has a classic example with him creating for Horan to finish in the corner.

Anyway, as much as that Horan try was a brilliant bit of creative play out of Lynagh and Campo, it’s his own try you want to watch if you want to see Kirwan grasping at thin air.

An open letter to Jordan Petaia: Forget about being the 'next big thing' and enjoy the ride

So if Tolu had made himself available for the 7s side, he’d be ok? Maybe he did and they just wouldn’t pick him! 😂

Coach’s Corner Issue 30: How Tolu Latu can get even more from Taniela, and Eddie's big decision

Agree Hoy.

MK – as homework, go back and re-watch the 1991 WC semi final between Oz and NZ!

An open letter to Jordan Petaia: Forget about being the 'next big thing' and enjoy the ride

That TH selection was short lived. He’s back at loose. Fa’amausili fit again as well as Alaalatoa back so hopefully we don’t see it being repeated any time soon

Coach’s Corner Issue 30: How Tolu Latu can get even more from Taniela, and Eddie's big decision

I tend to think HJH is probably still the first choice 3 and yeah, I’d say Faulkner number four until one of Brown, Tauakipulu or Holz shows they are ready.

HJH could play whichever side the first young guy to put up their hand doesn’t.

There are plenty of options with both Harry and Tet capable on either side.

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

Yeah mate. Ned joins in April, think Holloway may be with the squad already

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

El Flash. They started winning once he started starting.

You seem to be blaming him for the turnovers in the matches he came off the bench and played a smaller role…..

Is Taniela Tupou top of the props?

Nice one NB. Must say I’m very anti the LH walking around and getting paid. Is not as egregious as the clips you’ve previously shared of Zander at the Reds but Slipper is walking a fine line there.

JS is getting some forward momentum, would much prefer him to continue his drive through.

Is Taniela Tupou top of the props?

They see no reason to change the club’s famous names. Too right mate, love watching Fitzroy, Footscray and South Melbourne run around.

SRU reveals Shute Shield draw for 2022 kicking off on April 2

Cheers for the link mate. That’s a cracker

SRU reveals Shute Shield draw for 2022 kicking off on April 2

Sure Jock, we can insist they include social grades as long as the competition scraps –

– the salary cap
– minimum income requirements
– 3 times a week/40 weeks per year minimum on field training commitments for the top 50 players
– requirements for paid roles in head coach and general manager
– the S&C coaching and programmes ( which are on top of those 120 on field sessions)

The controlling clubs have openly stated they want to be an Elite competition, if that’s their goal cut the social grades.

Or keep the social grades and cut the Elite requirements.

SRU reveals Shute Shield draw for 2022 kicking off on April 2

Big A. Rennie’s not looking for Lukhan to trim down. Wants him to bulk up:

“We’ve talked a lot to Luhkan about the impact he has with or without the ball – body heights and tackle clean carry and his ability to create go forward and this is going to be an opportunity for him to make some real shifts in regard to that.

“We need him more powerful from a leg point of view and a decent offseason will allow him to do that and he hasn’t had one of those recently. He’s not out of the picture. We think this is a great opportunity for him and it will be great to see how he responds.”

‘We’re trying to bring them home’: Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Get your questions in for Issue 30 of Coach's Corner

April 2 kick off? When Super Pacific kicks off on February 18.

Too hard to align Premier rugby with Super Pacific?

Would have let us run Super AU or an NRC after those two comps and concurrent with the Test season. Way to miss a trick guys.

ps. Bring back the Penrith Emus!

SRU reveals Shute Shield draw for 2022 kicking off on April 2

He was excellent in 2015 but got injured vs Scotland during the WC. Nel turned a scrum in which collapsed injuring his shoulder.

I’m not sure he’s really been the same since but also am not sure it’s the injury.

In 2016 he got towelled up by Cole during the England series. Was setting his feet too far back and copping the penalties when Cole was dropping the scrum, was very much a perception issue with the ref but Sio seemed unable to change the picture.

He needed to bring his feet forward and make it more obvious who was taking the scrum to ground.

In the last couple of seasons the Brumbies scrum has been very average, McKellar and Sio have been trying to paint pictures in the press that had no basis in reality.

I’m a big Dan Palmer fan but for some reason the Brumbies scrum has gone backwards under him, it’s the weakest in Oz despite having so many Wallabies in it.

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

His silence was better than some of his comments though…..needs to enjoy his rugby more…….needs to work on his passing………

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Don’t worry Tsuru, whoever told you that was full of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Rennie

3 years with Wellington/Hurricanes
5 years Manawatu
5 years Chiefs
3 years Glasgow

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Until end of 2022

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Definitely JP the loosehead and Ruan the tight.

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

Yep. Him and they got Holz back from the Brumbies

Waratahs sign Sea Eagles star in cross-code poaching raid

McInerney was brought into the WB squad last year but didn’t get a run.

Had a horrible year with injury so didn’t play much but pleased for him if he’s fit again.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Nice exposition on the middle third of the pitch NB.

Certainly where France got plenty of pay against Oz with Danty, Woki, etc. back in July.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

It is a shame, he’s a good player and just a bit unlucky with where the squad is at.

Hooper is back for two seasons and we’d expect him to be heading off-shore after the WC in 2023. If we invest in Gamble to take over he’ll be 27 by the time he’s a regular starter.

Alternatively we can try to lock in Tizzano who’d only be 23. Carlo, if he is managed well and given the opportunity, could be our starting openside for 7 or more seasons.

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

Not sure Hazel.

He was on a one year extension last year and with Hooper returning and Tizzano offered to stay I guess they didn’t have room for him.

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

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