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“ I didn’t have the heart to tell him.”
And now you’ve exposed him to the whole Roareverse. Oh the shame.

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

Your tele was on the blink in 2021, IFTS?
The things you ‘can remember’ are not all the things that there are.
“ And the things you can’t remember tell the things you can’t forget that history puts a saint in every dream.”
― Tom Waits

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

He’s coach and ice supplier.
The dressing room is chilly.

Rennie's Kobe to miss League One playoffs in ex-Wallabies coach's first season, Deans gets another win over Hansen

Love Kurtley. He was always n my 23. Until pubgate.
But his problem atm is that he is at best 80% of what is possible in his possible positions 15, 12 and 10.
He’s not a world beater in any though. Or even in front of the young OZ joeys currently vying for those jerseys.
Christy looks to be push polling again. ‘Kurtley more likely than Quade’?
Different positions.
Who says these things Christy?
The barista?

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

Tautological repetitious overstatement.

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

‘Head coach’ reminds me of the joke about the ‘head waiter’.

The Wrap: Why SANZAAR must hold Frank Lomani accountable for 'going back for his hat'

Never, ever, forget.

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

White is missed in Canberra it seems.

Five things: What Beale has over other golden oldies, double pain for Brumbies as Blues expose Australia's biggest weakness

McQueen had a playing background. Shute stalwart, and some brief representative selection, I believe.
He knew how to win a ruck.
His meeting to discuss one coaching position was his first visit to the head office since his defence of a striking charge.
Not being a Wallaby is different from not being a player. By some accounts he was a very tough player.

The Wrap: Why SANZAAR must hold Frank Lomani accountable for 'going back for his hat'

Excellent piece Geoff.
Appreciate your calling out of spades, shovels, clocks and elbows.
Everyone gets a fair suck of the saveloy, but not from both ends.
Lomani has marked his card.
And misread the room.
It’s not any one player’s fault that long term head injuries are now with us.
However, Frank should wake up to the current cultural context. An old club mate (a back) had a long Shute career, but now speaks in short phrases, in a nursing home, whilst otherwise physically healthy.
I fear that some CTE chickens are on their way home to roost.

The Wrap: Why SANZAAR must hold Frank Lomani accountable for 'going back for his hat'

Well played Mal.
We’ve all crossed the line, by a Leg or a toe.
Enjoy the rest of the game.

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

To be fair, The Blues dominated this round more than the Reds and Force.

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

Agree, Harry.
Writing people off with extreme negatives is what has got us a decade and a half of 10’s yo yo-ing in and out of favour.
Ad hoc playmaking plans, erratic selection policies and poor player development led us time and time again to a solution. Most often it was Foley. Great player, limited 10.
Rennie got the band back together with an eloquent playmaker and a few targets for his passes. Voila! Five consecutive wins, including two vs world champions.

Joe has an idea, surely. I’m going to go out on a wild limb and say that he’ll be influenced by NZ player development culture, the most glaring being -wunderkinds pay their dues. Another that – Incumbents are consciously developed and developed around deliberate game plans.
Cheika and Eddie have a gap in their résumés in the 10 development column.

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

Gordon, Donaldson and Harrison lead in the young 10 stakes atm for mine.

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

“ how hopeless or useless a player is, creates an image of the writer as some fat old bu gg er who never had any skill”
I also find extreme negatives to be less than useful.
(Unless we are talking about senior suits in 2023).

Brumbies 'systematically taken apart by the Blues' in 'non-contest' as Larkham's men cop huge reality check

Some comments both bring, and take, the biscuit.
It’s a rare feat.

'Doesn't count for anything': Bernie gets serious with Brumbies as race for top two finish heats up

“ Last year can’t be for nothing.”
NEVER again, Q.

'Doesn't count for anything': Bernie gets serious with Brumbies as race for top two finish heats up

“ The Wallabies had already fallen apart before the RWC cup with “ Jones’ mad hatter game plans, wild selections, poor assistants and distracted preparation brought on by a late regime change.
Skelton, as a selection and captain, was one detail, amongst the very few, that Eddie got right imo.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Harry, that’s a deal, I’d accept. Where do I sign?

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Yes O’man, but like 3 schooners for under a buck, our ship may have sailed.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

I looked east for that speaker, but it seems he’s gone west, way west?

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Some come here for the rugby, Harry.
Me… I come for the argument. 😛

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Good spot Dusty.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

Thought the same Peter.
Every argument here needs to be ground out through the Eddie mincer.
The folly of the late change ( and the poor assistants) made a mess of the team then, and of the post mortems now.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

To be clear Harry, I would like it to work, because
-the SA example is clear and abundant
– we could ‘retain’ WBs without paying all their expenses
– we might have surplus resources to put into a national domestic comp, ala Curry or NPC, one key differentiator between us and the two SH juggernauts
There may be others.
BUT, laissez faire may have detrimental and unforeseen consequences.
And I doubt that such a genie once liberated will return to its bottle.

I’ve said it before – I prefer an expanded Giteau. But I’m grateful for your offer here. It’s an argument Australia has to have.

Scrap the Giteau Law: Rugby Australia should look to Rassie's 'Boks RWC recipe if it wants to re-join the big boys' table

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