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Brilliant!

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

Cheers.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Cheers mate.

Just so I’m clear – are you saying that he only missed one? Or he missed one plus there was a bad throw on another?

The Stan broadcast only showed the reverse angle from the far side of the field so couldn’t see what caused it but I was thought there were at least two times he went up and didn’t come down with it.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Yep. That’s Ikitau. Called out this effort on the article about him the other day.

Was a really lovely bit of D.

Coach’s Corner Issue 27: Who is really the number one team in the world?

I actually think it’s a bit weird how the Qld GPS schools go so all out on player recruitment. There is a bit of it in Sydney but nowhere near the same extent.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Share the stats TJ!

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

TJ. Where are you seeing lineout stats?

I know that Swinton took 8 of Australia’s 13 lineouts in the first test vs the Boks. He was similarly assured at the front of the lineout in the second – although I don’t have the number of takes.

I also know that in the second Bok test as Oz were trying to close out the game that Samu got out jumped, at least twice, at the front where he’d replaced Swinton.

The difference looked pretty stark – although I only watched it live so haven’t seen where the issues on those lineouts came from.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

You’d manage the odd trick lineout but the scrums would be no chance.

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

Just realised. You probably meant Oliver Reed. He used to play for Rosslyn Park.

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

Never knew Lou Reed played rugby, let alone he was a line out option. Internet says he’s only 1.78m tall, what comp did he play in? 😛

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

He certainly did Cassandra. Thought that performance showed he’s a backrower – which most of us are well aware of.

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

Think McMahon is going to be competing for the same role another guy that may wind up in a similar space is Tim Anstee.

Everything Rennie said about indispensable bench weapon Pete Samu, Leota, Swinton and McMahon

Given they released him it’s more than whispers. Question is why?

His last match vs France was good.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

He switched in 2017, his second season of Super. After Kepu came back from Bordeaux

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Not sure mate. I haven’t seen a statement as to why.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

There are green shoots Robbo. The new stadium, new training/admin centre, new chairman and new head coach are all in place or scheduled for delivery.

There is a bit outstanding. They are still saying they need to sign a tight head and a power lock, they need a new scrum coach and a GM of Rugby.

That said they’ve got a number of senior players rejoining, the majority of their improving players have signed back up, plus they’ve added a few more juniors.

Think we really need to assess Coleman and the team’s progression over the next two seasons but I’m hopeful.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Off to Japan. Shizuoka Blue Revs.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Izack and Feleti. Schooled in Qld but both born in NSW!

Ps. Harry Wilson is ours too!

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

BPA injured or would likely be starting.

Wright was added to the squad when they released Naisarani.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Don’t think it’s any secret what a shambles the Tahs have been as an organisation. Hopefully that is changing.

Listened to a podcast called Before, During and After yesterday. Was with Carlo Tizzano.

In equal parts it made me cringe for how poor the Waratahs have been and filled me with a bit of hope for us to climb back up.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

To be fair they referred to Slipper as a Queenslander rather than a Brumby as well. I suspect it may be less anti-Force reporting and more pro-Banana Bender.

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

And two New South Welshmen in Azza’s list of Queenslanders. Brilliant! 😁

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Only one Tah in the run-on but 10 New South Welshmen in the 23!

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

Big A – Leota is in competition with Swinton as a lineout jumping blindside.

Think McMahon is mainly there as competition for Hooper at open, Valetini at 8 and Samu as a bench utility.

I’ll be very surprised if McMahon doesn’t play next week but my suspicion is that it will be in any of the roles except as a front jumping 6 (Liam Wright probably the next one there if Leota doesn’t perform).

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

I’m definitely pretty comfy behind the keyboard, Gatesy.

I wouldn’t last one contact drill at training let alone a game!

WALLABIES TEAM: Leota the No.6 bolter, McMahon overlooked, Hodge starts and JOC on bench

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