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Jeremy Brown

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And it is appreciated thanks Duncan. You could have included Kearney in there too, although to be fair, we returned Hoffman.

The players on our current roster are performing, but I imagine we would always have room for Nelson and Bromwich – who wouldn’t?

Top tip: Don't Warrior, be happy

Knowing that you jumped on the Melbourne bandwagon late, after years of disappointment following the Warriors, I’ll take your comment for what it is: a cry for help. Let it out Steel Panther. Let it out.

You’re right, the litmus test will be when they play the teams you mentioned and the season could still go pear shaped. But after nine consecutive losses and disappointing season after disappointing season, it’s awesome to see them offloading and showing some defensive steel.

Last year they didn’t do either, even against the lesser lights. So I’ll enjoy it while it lasts and maybe we’ll see you swap allegiances again when it suits you later in the year.

Warriors fans have reason to be cautiously excited

You may well be right Paul, but they have already shown more bottle in three games than all of 2017. Last year was so frustrating, not just for the losses, but the way they lost matches and with talent in key positions.

For now I’ll just celebrate the wins (prematurely or not) and enjoy the fact they look vastly improved from previous efforts.

Warriors fans have reason to be cautiously excited

Yes, I think they did have four. And there was a Max zone down the ground which doubled the runs scored to encourage hitting straight.

The top five former Test batsmen we'd love to see play Twenty20

Martin Crowe. Had all the shots and tried something similar with his cricket maxx shortened format.

The top five former Test batsmen we'd love to see play Twenty20

Gold.

It’s not Rattue, but he is a big fan of his column.

Which teams aren't good enough to hate?

Love it.

World Rugby publishes new sledging rules

I agree, and his goal kicking is a real asset particularly considering neither Barrett or Cruden have been first choice kickers this season for their franchises.

Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby, live scores, blog

I have to say the cynical play for the Lions whenever they are in their own territory is pretty frustrating and disappointing.

I understand it slows the game and plays to their strengths, but this is a Chiefs side stripped of many of its first picks.

Is that all they’ve got? Penalties, barge-overs and constant infringing?

Weak.

Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby, live scores, blog

A certain irony that the first chance their winger gets to score is because he charged into a ruck and dived over.

Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby, live scores, blog

Plenty in the northern hemisphere it seems.

Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby, live scores, blog

Cheap shot. Yellow card!

Chiefs vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby, live scores, blog

And their scrum!

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Good call. Huge match.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Cracking game. Dunedin will be humming tonight.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Drop goal?

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Will be amazing if he can nail this.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Wow – couldn’t hook it. Huge.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

I can’t tell if there’s a strong wind in that (indoor) stadium or Farrell’s having a mild stroke while taking the kick.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Don’t you hate it when they do that? But I agree – should be accumulating; will also reduce temptation to infringe.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Great counter ruck under pressure. Huge play. Well done BIL.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Much more wobbly than wonderful. Lets hope they avoid woeful and get wedemption.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Angus Gardner called the Lions that time – have to say I quite like the way he controls his matches.

He seems to have a good feel for the game too.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Love your work Digger.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Always a risky option, regardless of how easy Beauden Barrett makes it look.

Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog