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You are allowed to replace injured players. Just can’t drop someone and swap them out due to form.

Close call on Pocock return for Cheika

Whitaker is on record saying he hopes that Mason, Harrison and Donaldson are the ones he thinks we need to find the solution out of.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

Hadn’t heard but with the guys in the squad he and Sinclair might struggle for game time.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

:laughing:

Bledisloe blowout overshadowed Wallabies' subtle improvements

Still got O’Connor as well, haven’t we?

I thought Vui was fine in his minuscule minutes at TH.

Have seen him get pushed back but also seen him dominate for tight heads. Just what you expect with a young prop.

I’m just keen to see Tom have a go at his original position again.

Happy for him to switch to whichever side we are most struggling at.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

Yeah. His scrummaging really impressed me. Keen to see how he goes back on the TH side with Kepu vacating that spot.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

Yep Will Harris and Pat Tafa both on the books. Agree we need one or both of the young 10s to develop quickly.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

I think out of the four capable that he’s in the top two locks with Simmons.

Then it’s fingers crossed that Dempsey or one of the two U-20’s nail the 8 shirt. Hooper and Swinton owning 7&6

Tom and Ned in competition for third lock with Wells backing up the rest.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

I believe Simmons is back as well along with Hanigan.

Simmons, Hannigan, Holloway and Staniforth are the light weight locks.

Hooper, Dempsey, Wells, Swinton, Harris and Tafa as the backrowers.

Would love Holloway to play 8 but it’s a no brainer that he doesn’t in that squad.

He needs to do two things. Stay on the pitch and lift his work rate

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

They’ve signed Beale, Holloway and Staniforth. Not sure they are holding back that much.

Look forward to hearing who they get.

Waratahs: New coach by mid-September

Really? Thought the ’91 WC winning side was pretty strong. All Tah front row, would have been an all Tah backrow if not for Tim Gavin’s injury, a Tah at 9 as captain and an all Tah back three.

Qld gave us the locks, 10 and the centres and belatedly gave us the 8 due to injury. But sure history says ignore the state that produces the most rugby players in Australia.

Do you want to bar New South Welshmen that play for other teams? Or you just want to ban any that play in sky blue?

Bledisloe blowout overshadowed Wallabies' subtle improvements

That’s the point for me. RC offender can injure a guy so that he is off the pitch for the rest of the game.

Effectively the same punishment that is being proposed where the offender gets replaced after a period.

I think keep the punishment high for the offences that warrant it.

Also agree with match level bans rather than weeks.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

Cheers Nick. Fun week as a Wallaby fan. I had been thinking that they should be experimenting in selection per our chats last week.

Well that is out the window and I am all aboard the “do not change a winning team” train.

Any experimentation can happen in the final Samoa game and outside the two big pool games.

Loved White’s performance and so good to see Alaalatoa come in and play so well.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

I don’t see them enforcing the engagement laws – still seeing connection between the front rowers heads and opposition shoulders pre-set.

Wallabies DIY Player Ratings from Bledisloe 1: The results

Too many Tahs Azza, surely you could find some room for Banks!

The ultimate Bledisloe Cup Game 1 preview

Maybe that is why Gal’s photo isn’t centred, there might be a special adults only version with ET’s nude shot on the other side that’s being released for for the especially discerning fan

Cronulla have released a Paul Gallen retirement jersey and it's the worst thing we've ever seen

Indeed he should own his comments. I still love Scott Johnson stepping up at a press conference after calling NZ a poxy little island in the Pacific.

His apology went, “Sorry, New Zealand is actually two poxy islands in the Pacific.”

Hansen: 'Mickey Mouse' Cheika barb a joke

Yeah, would be masssively beneficial. Will be interesting to see how the FR goes at the Tahs next season.

Robertson will be the senior man and encouragingly he came back in great shape – after his knee op – looked very fit, scrummed well and seemed to have put some size on while he was recovering.

How the Wallabies are cleaning house under Shaun Berne

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Part of me looks at them as the young blokes they are and recognises they deserve to be able to relax a bit at the end of the Super Season and heading into Club and NRC.

BUT….. then the other part of me looks at the fact that HJH had just been to the Wallabies camp and must have been getting an idea of what is required and in that context the decision to head to the pub after training isn’t a good look.

That said I’ll be heading to the pub with my third graders after training tonight!

How the Wallabies are cleaning house under Shaun Berne

He’s got potential. He’s got a bit too much puppy fat on him at the moment – needs to shift that.

I got a bit worried when team mate Harry Johnson-Holmes who has a similar belly had it reported that he was enjoying a post training schnitzel at the pub when he got Cheika’s phone call to hop on a plane to SA for his Wallabies debut.

Both these guys are Waratahs, Sydney Uni players and the same age so isn’t hard to imagine that Lachie might have been with him.

These guys heed to learn the lesson of Skelton and get their diets right if they are to reach their full potential.

How the Wallabies are cleaning house under Shaun Berne

Born 6.

194 cm and 108kg. Good mobility, acceleration/speed and agility for his size.

He’s raw, only 22 yrs old and plays hot headed but a really good base to build off.

Same reported measurements as Angus Scott Young at the Reds but looks and plays bigger.

How the Wallabies are cleaning house under Shaun Berne

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Very good Geoffrey! I hope he doesn’t nod off, long drive to Perth

James O'Connor confirmed to start in Bledisloe 1 as Wallabies make shock change at hooker

Yep. Really happy to see those two get a run together

James O'Connor confirmed to start in Bledisloe 1 as Wallabies make shock change at hooker

Mixed outcome from Cheika.

He’s experimenting in the centres, as I think he needed to. I’d have first looked at O’Connor in his preferred 12 with Kuridrani and Kerevi off the bench but can live with what we have here.

Great to see Ala’alatoa and Coleman (although would prefer to see LSL in that bench locking position) getting their shots.

Think he’s really missed a trick not having a look at Uelese and Wright.

Hope Banks gets a good 30 odd minutes at least.

James O'Connor confirmed to start in Bledisloe 1 as Wallabies make shock change at hooker

He was really on edge snapping at the ref ahead one of the late scrums against Argentina. His head space still doesn’t look right to me.

James O'Connor confirmed to start in Bledisloe 1 as Wallabies make shock change at hooker