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Think Ned is needed as bench loosie if we shift to Hosea. Gives us lineout cover in case we lose Philip.

Bare without that.

REVEALED: The Roar's Wallabies team for Bledisloe 3

Brett, thanks so much for all those articles. Am very glad we’ll still see you in the comments.

This place wouldn’t be the same without you

Welcome competition in the rugby broadcast rights race - and a farewell, for now…

Nice one Geoff, in the spirit of not wasting a good crisis I do hope that WR can make some meaningful reforms.

I will say as an aside that it has felt like local comps have had a bit better engagement to fans. Cluch have been doing a great job showing lower grades, subbies, women and the Premier comps.

In the Shute, Gordon coming from the lower end of the table a season or two ago to make the GF, Tane Edmed steering Eastwood to the decider as a 19 year old in his first season of grade rugby – there are some good news stories out there despite all the massive issues facing the game in general and RA in particular.

Edmed is a player I’ll be watching with great interest, as good as Harrison has been this year I get the feeling that Tane might overtake him. Watching him come off the bench for the A’s early in the season I was incredibly impressed by how uncomplicated and unruffled he looked.

Appears to have incredible maturity for such a young player.

The Wrap: If rugby could turn back time…

The question on Super Sport is surely simple.
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Broadcasters should pay the participants.
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If SA aren’t playing and SS don’t want to televise the games then don’t show it and don’t pay. If they still want to show NZ, Oz and Arg matches then pay those unions.

Underdone Argentina postpone Waratahs game

Welcome back!

Show me any quote. 😂

I’ve never discriminated on race despite what you bizarrely claim.

Kudos for sticking at it

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

Massive respect for Pocock. Hope he is as successful in his post rugby work as he was dominant on the pitch.

Legend!

David Pocock calls an end to his spectacular professional rugby career

I’ve read almost all his work on this site and never heard him disparage beliefs due to the colour of someone’s skin.

He’s very down on religion and that might offend some people but please, go ahead and share a quote you find disgraceful.

https://www.theroar.com.au/author/clyde-rathbone/

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

Is the Farr-Jones saying there is no race issue in Australia and sport shouldn’t be political a different guy from the one that defended Folau’s right to demonise homosexuals?

For a player I admired greatly, he does my head in.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

He’s certainly talked about tackling and potentially making changes to the team.

He’s also talked about having a smart kicking game and being able to manipulate the opposition, having game awareness and being able to adjust what we do. He’s also spoken a lot about being more accurate in the clean out

What I’m finding refreshing is that he’s talking about a smart game plan and items in our control that we need to improve. Equally what he isn’t talking about, ie. the referees being against us.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

IB, very different scenario if one team is being refereed differently from the other.

Although still there you have to work to get on his good side, if he’s guilty of just watching one group then be calm, play to what he’s allowing you and hope the other group piss him off.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Think it’s more than a crumb, after all the first step is admitting the problem.

We never even got that far with the last bloke.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Let’s just hope that Rennie doesn’t take as long to fix the problems as it took for Odysseus to get back to Ithaca!

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Love it BS!!!!

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Absolutely.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

I had many coaches that encouraged me to push the boundaries.

Only one that asked me to go further than I was prepared to, to his credit he accepted it when I told him no. Still got selected and he didn’t ask me again.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

No just a special dispensation for me. We didn’t have the luxury of seeing video or knowing who the ref was before they turned up on Saturday.

I paid attention to what the ref was allowing and tested him to the limit, in game, myself.

The ruck was my primary focus – was never the greatest runner, tackler, etc.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Thanks Nicholas. I take comfort from the fact Rennie is talking about the right issues.

So refreshing after Cheika’s tears and blaming everyone and everything but himself and his team.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Poor old Cassandra, never listened to!!!!

Where is King Priam now?

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Carlos, it provides an example of a match under Gardner where he allowed these actions to take place.

I suspect it is a bit of both, watch what Gardner allowed in a high pressure match and also adjust to what ever is being allowed on the pitch on the day.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Are you suggesting I was Un-Australian in my play? I subscribed much more to: Never give a sucker an even break!

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

Yeah, this is a message I try to reinforce with my team. The referee is part of the conditions and you need to adapt to the way they are ruling.

I’ve told the tale on these boards before. As a 7 back in my playing days I used to have a free pass from the coach to commit a penalty early – task was to find the line at the ruck and then stay just the right side of it.

Had an old French second rower that I had to sub last year because he was blowing up at what the ref was letting go at the ruck. (We play under unlimited interchange).

I had a quick word saying what’s the issue? He said the ref was letting anything go, hands in the ruck, playing the ball off the feet. My question was why was he shouting at the ref instead of getting off his feet and getting hands on himself?

The breakdowns were a glorious mess and I sent him back out there. He came off the pitch beaming, was exactly the type of fight that an old French forward would love – once he stopped complaining and got into it.

How Dave Rennie’s words came back to haunt him at Eden Park

I think more his general play than his scrum, or maybe Rennie knowing he has two high quality TH’s decided to get the fresh legs on to combat Hodgeman’s fresh legs.

I’ll take back my ‘rocket’ call up above, I’m not sure Tupou would actually respond well to one, maybe getting Sekope Kepu to give him a call and have a quiet chat would be a better option.

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

I’m a supporter of what Rennie is doing, haven’t agreed with all his decisions but the fact we’ve made it to game three with the series still ‘Live’ is huge

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

Just went and re-watched.

He had one good forward drive against Moody. You are correct, most scrums had parity between them.

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?

He’s learning his players and has to deal with injuries.

Only his third game in charge, he’s entitled to make a few changes.

What changes are on the cards for Rennie's Wallabies in Bledisloe 3?