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a Forward. proctor of the Bullingdon Club, retired Barrister. Once ran 100 meters unassisted.

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The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

I must acknowledge Bluesfan, who germinated these thoughts, and apologise to Wilbur Smith – this is no story of the courage of a single person in the face of oppression and adversity, or the conversion of a drop of water into a waterfall – this is a story of the numbers, plain and simple.

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Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

I worked with a group of Englishmen who introduced me to Fantasy English Premier League – I performed poorly until I learned that picking a side to win a fantasy league is entirely different to picking a side to win an actual game.

It’s not an opinion-piece Carlos – if you read the first article you’ll see it’s empirically constructed.

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 15-11

How you equate causation between the media and the result of a game of rugby ????

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

Absolutely pathetic article. Like blaming the wrapping paper for a xmas present you didn’t want.

The media are to blame for the Wallabies' failure

Best position: Maccas 2.30am, blood alcohol reading 1.14ml/ lt b.a chomping into a meal 2570 mg sugar, 2,450 Mg Salt, 0.03 mg nutritional content, bottle of cheap whisky in pocket, confused look on face.

Let history be the judge.

What is James O’Connor’s best position for the Wallabies?

Good question….I did hear about these two guys on the team, stand around, look pretty, shy and dart from time for time….jeez how things have changed for wingers and centres over 20- 30 years!!

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

No. The wing.

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

First half!?

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

Lipstick on a pig!

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

Vertigo is a feeling of being dissy… Acrophobia is the fear of heights, from the Greek, like the Acropolis. “Up high” – often misused. But the metaphor is understood Sheek!!

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

Agree. It’s what you do not what you say.

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

100% to your third point.

Why change?

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

Like putting lipstick on a pig while Cheika is the coach.

Christian Lealiifano headlines raft of changes to Wallabies team for Argentina clash

In words immortalised elsewhere ..”you can’t be serious…?”

Wallabies player ratings from Rugby Championship opener vs Springboks

I had heard Beale had one fan – you must be the one BF!! He did have a great lay off for the try.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

Yes, White did well. But imagine having Herschel Jantjies as the second string half-back.!!

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

But a window to the future. As such, it’s relevant. 48 yes ago I played for a junior nationals side. It wasn’t touch!!

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

Hang on! Let’s see if MC influence is enough to pick the usual donkeys.

Buckle up, Cheika is going for broke on 2019 RWC challenge

Denys Reitz tell an interesting story of a British commander in the Boer war, with a young Lt seeking direction from a high ranking (nobleman) officer where the response was “well, Lt. you say you know where the Boers are. Round up the lads and do your duty. There’s a good lad. You’ll know what to do!” When I’ve worked with older Poms, I’m never sure if I’ve received a suggestion, an instruction, and direct order, or just a vague observation….I suppose that’s empowerment of a sort.

Aufragstaktik: The management style of winning teams

Excellent article and analogies Conor. Yes, the magic of empowerment.

However, I think WB coaching staff currently employ totschweigtaktik!

Aufragstaktik: The management style of winning teams

Agree. I’m putting heard-earned in the Jags

Five talking points from the Super Rugby semi-finals

You got this right:

“….where things get difficult for anyone that dares pay them a visit…”

How will the Jaguares fare in 2019?

Super Rugby semi-finals: All eyes on the (sur)prize

KP – nailed it! We have to deconstruct the ancient texts to make sense of it. Agree it is deeply part of the human condition – but I call God “love” – a better tern is “Logos” – it’s the spirituality within humans that separates us from being mere matter. Call it consciousnesses, morality, ethics, civility – whatever. Without it we enter a state of nihilism. We are simply cells, genes and organs inhabiting a skeleton.

The very fact that anyone can take issue with Israel is founded on Logos. Yes my man, we all so deeply want to believe! And we do – as exhibited by this article. The author’s opinions are based on some sort of morality. Where does this come from?

The thing no one wants to say about Israel Folau

A “conservative” newspaper editor holds this view.

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again

Indeed! From The Australian editorial this morning:

His views about gay people are niche, repellent and divisive. They may be honestly held, in line with the teachings of his church, but they are out of step with mainstream Australia.”

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again

You make a coherent argument Keith but as to two points:
– calling out homosexuals isn’t doing “the right thing”
– and your point about the recent election: there was also a recent vote on same sex marriage “which provided clear evidence” Folau is out of step with most Australians.

Applying another iconic phrase: Folau failed the pub test.

Why I donated to Israel Folau - and why I will again