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Jack Colwill

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I am a man of many sports, but rugby is my lady love. Some say I have too many opinions. But in my opinion they're wrong.

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Totally agree. Being genuinely competitive and showing their best in the 6 Nations has always been their Achilles heel, so I look forward eagerly to that.
If they find consistency, they can worry anyone, but it’s so hard to find. Only time will tell, but the signs and the pieces are all there.

Scotland are the real deal

Just want to flag up one thing about the piece, is that the editors of the site have done me over by changing the title – I was trying to argue England didn’t deserve that scoreline, not that they didn’t deserve to win. They did deserve the win, don’t think anyone can really argue that.

Wind your necks in, England; you didn't deserve to beat the Wallabies

ChristopherGrant He was very close indeed. The halfback position was a nightmare to pick this week, Widdop just edged it because of the magnitude of the Dragons’ win, and I think his all-round play was better. Keary looked electric with ball in hand, but Widdop ran the show completely.

NRL team of the week: Round 1

I agree cautiously with the notion that the variety of sports available in Australia is draining potential resources out of rugby union, but I think it balances out because rugby is taking players from other sports as well, with the latest examples being Curtis Rona and Marika Koroibete from the NRL. I think the problem with Australian rugby, at its basest source, is a confused strategy at the top level and the inability of the ARU to compete financially with the European clubs and the resultant difficulty in keeping our best players playing for middling Super Rugby clubs when they could be winning European titles at places like Saracens, Wasps or Toulon.

How to fix Australian rugby's biggest problem

I think it’s impossible to judge Sarginson yet, because he’s come in so under the radar. Quite a few of the guys who have done the best in NRL coming from England in recent years, like Josh Hodgson, Elliot Whitehead and the like, have come in under the radar and been more successful than the guys like Tomkins and Hardaker that you’ve mentioned. I’m interested to see how he goes, but I will remind that the backline is a much harder place for English players to succeed in the NRL than in the forward pack. Don’t know exactly why, but it just seems to be the way.

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