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It appeared reckless to me and I would be surprised if the committee sees it any differently . He is also a borderline selection as Kolbe is first in line so a lengthy suspension will see him out the RC so limited time to stake a claim to go to the WC . Think he may have hurt his career here . Surely Nienaber too will be pretty nervous selecting him going forward .

The Wrap: Two different ways to skin a cat as Wallabies and Springboks draw first blood

I still support the 20 min card ruling as a trial for the RC . Yes each camp as you mention here equally defiant on their position . Emotion runs the debate and is further fueled by the Arendse/Barrett incident . What we need is to be able to show statistically what the impact of the 20 min ruling would be compared to that of a full red card . There is currently little to no data available. In this instance it wouldn’t have made any difference as the match was already into the final quarter , but certainly post match sanction should reflect the seriousness of the incident . It’s also really difficult to determine in real time just how intentional or accidental it was . That requires closer and more prolonged scrutiny which can only come from an enquiry and discussion with the player in a position to give his version of events . The post match sanction is the real punishment as it can have a lasting impact on the players career .

The Wrap: Two different ways to skin a cat as Wallabies and Springboks draw first blood

Ok Ill concede . Boks won because of an illegal try and dangerous play . Keep believing that as an AB supporter and its going to be a long season for you .

Unconscious Springbok red-carded after horrifying mid-air collision with Beauden Barrett

Gardner was lenient to both teams . I hope you guys are not suggesting the ref was the reason you lost . AB players were getting in one anothers way, ABs were dominated at the breakdown , had no answer to the Boks driving maul and under pressure setpiece time . With ball in hand played behind the gain line against the best attacking defence around often going backwards as a result . . when taking a quick lineout ball it gets thrown in skew with no Bok jn sight , thats schoolboy errors . When the gain line was breached and it was a few times the ball carrier often found himself isolated with no support and inevitably possesion conceded . Tactical kicking lacked accuracy too . Frankly all round ABs were tactically naive . Thats a first in my experience. Or maybe not . WC 2019 against England signs were already there . ABs then were outhought more than outplayed . A team short on confidence then changes its coaching staff 1 week before taking on the most settled coaching outfit in World Rugby .Those are the reasons why you lost . Not the ref .

Unconscious Springbok red-carded after horrifying mid-air collision with Beauden Barrett

Ive tried a few sites to see but so far no statement from The ABs management .

Unconscious Springbok red-carded after horrifying mid-air collision with Beauden Barrett

Arendse is going to have to sort this out with his coaches . Commitment is fine but reckless commitment is not . i feel as he is clearly behind Cheslin Kolbe he knew he has limited opportunity to make an impression . Well he certainly did , just not the way he would have liked . probably will cop a lengthy suspension too .

Unconscious Springbok red-carded after horrifying mid-air collision with Beauden Barrett

Sour grapes 😡

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

9 out of 10 refs today would have yellow carded Barrett for that attempted one handed intercept . Swings both ways . Cant win rugby matches without a platform . Ref or no ref . Look at your tight five , not Gardner , he had a blinder .

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

Agree . Faf has come under scrutiny due to his predictability behind the base .

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

The Boks stuck to their unimaginative kick-heavy, forward-dominated blueprint
Is this from a rugby journalist ? I wouldnt suggest he gives up his day job just yet .

NZ VIEW: 'Time to ring Razor', as 'confidence shattered' ABs are a wound 'festering with pus and infection'

That was really impressively fast Harry .. In between watching the Aus match but need to say something about Jaden Hendrickse … Pinning my colors to the mast but I’ll come right out with it . A superstar is born .. Saw it with Englands Smith , see it here , he seems to have all the friggin time in the world .. A natural .. Remember my words .

ANALYSIS: Brutal Boks suffocate All Blacks despite early setback, exposing more problems for Foster to solve

Cruel but clever .. a bit brave posting it here. 😛

How Australia can win its first Indian Test tour in five years

Movie ? Nah ? soapie fits the bill .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Cannot agree more . the contests within contests ie Scrums , mauls , Lineouts even slowing down the clock an art in its own right . Thats what makes those sentiments that rugby is dying , boring , too much kicking ( everybody does it by the way) etc etc.. Yet the game has never ever been in better shape . so what am I missing here .? oh and South African packs always fib about their weight . A well known coach here admitted as much . Cheers mate . Im off to watch the game .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Thanks for that info . Rugby despite its minority status maintains its position because frankly its one of the most exciting sports to watch . Football by comparison is a bit like watching paint dry . add in as another has posted here the very genuine gladiator element and all the ingredients are in place . This year alone not an empty seat in sight all countries playing test matches . A possible curve ball is the head injury debate which serously threatens to undermine rugby .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Clint Eastwood made a rugby movie , cant see him doing the same for cricket 😛

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Never mind MK , there is such a buzz here in Jozi , just been to the mall , Bok shirts everywhere , people talking rugby . yeah an All Black vs Bok game a very big deal in our country .. Very .

Wallabies blow: Hooper OUT of Argentina series amid 'mindset' battle, Rennie says skipper 'clearly been struggling'

I didnt find it that difficult by the way . I would imagine with the amount of neccessary detail would be hard to simplify things without losing the gist of the argument .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Great post .. Although as you say rugby is a relatively minor sport but globally it punches above its weight in public interest . The Rugby World Cup 3rd only to the Olympics and Fifa WC in terms of viewership and attendance and under correction 4th behind those 2 and The Superbowl in terms of net revenue . so minor but packs a punch .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

Argentina is in Africa ? As Carlos remarked here sometime past , must have drifted 😁

Wallabies blow: Hooper OUT of Argentina series amid 'mindset' battle, Rennie says skipper 'clearly been struggling'

The migration from amaturism to pro rugby was a mini war and at the time very nearly did a Packer type World series take control . It was actually the South Africans who torpedoed that concept and led the way towards what we have today . Again its going to be SA who can determine the path forward . The move towards Europe really out of necessity . A survival thing . But there is little doubt that SA Rugby still align themselves ideologically with Pichot and would still prefer a global tournament . Its not a given by the way that they have the support of the Africa bloc who in fact voted for France’s worldcup bid over SA . So for now SA playing cards close to their chests and constantly reaffirm their commitment to the RC . But eventually they know that a global season is inevitable. Beaumont wont be around forever .

Is the rest of the world ready to take on the Central Powers of rugby?

I wonder if this isnt possibly the last ODI World Cup as we know it . South Africa’s last chance to put the chokers tag to rest . they’ve got the players . The top order of Hendricks , De Kock , Markram , Roussouw , Miller very decent , a strong seam attack led by Rabada , Ngidi , Nortje and the best spin combo they’ve ever had in Shamsi and Maharaj . Proteas will definitely fancy their chances this time around .

As India gear up for the World Cup, who makes the final squad?

Agreed MK .. Its sadly the world we live in . had a brief chat here with the editor Tony Harper a few months ago giving my support to the Roars moderation policies . now feel even more strongly that they’ve got it right . Any abusive or personal stuff , bad language etc doesnt belong .

Wallabies blow: Hooper OUT of Argentina series amid 'mindset' battle, Rennie says skipper 'clearly been struggling'

Im not sure of the reasons Dave but obviously cost savings would be a factor . i dont think the teams themselves will complain tho . Since Argentina joined the travel home and away for all was ludicrous . personally I prefer these mini series within a series which is more or less what it has now become .

Wallabies blow: Hooper OUT of Argentina series amid 'mindset' battle, Rennie says skipper 'clearly been struggling'

All things considered a big loss to Australian Rugby .. Certainly this series , but at the end of the day your health comes first Michael . As far as sentiment towards social medias role in this I recall a recent interview of South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada on this subject .. ” man it can get vicious ..!!.” He remarked . ” You have to learn to ignore it ” … Shame on those narcissists who use these platforms to bully people behind the protection of anonymity .

Wallabies blow: Hooper OUT of Argentina series amid 'mindset' battle, Rennie says skipper 'clearly been struggling'

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