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An avid sports fan... but a diehard Rugby supporter. Especially the Wallaby & Tahs.

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Arvo G… apologies. I know I’m f—ing late, but unlike some, my excuse holds water. :silly:

Not a lot I can add to your ‘magnificent seven’… or in anyway feel the need to disagree. I’m still recovering from another World Cup, and it’s rudely reinforced what a grinding, cruelling, ride it is to go deep in these sorta tournaments.

Hence, come Japan, I have no real expectations for this RWC… I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy how it rolls. :happy:

The Wrap: The seven factors that will decide the World Cup

Thanks Olly… great write-up of the 5 in your allocated selection.

Serge Blanco… ‘setting alight the early World Cups with his desire,’ and a couple of Gauloises at half time! :laughing:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 30-26

Thanks Nobes… well done! :thumbup:

And no matter which way you cut it, all these 5 players were solid. Dependable. Reliable. You’d want them on your team types.

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 35-31

Geez moaman… how deep is that hole you’ve dug?? :laughing:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Bobby… very apt name methinks :thumbup:

When I read your comment earlier today I thought… when the mob had cut you to pieces for your comment ie cut-off your arms and legs, then thrown you in the deep end of the pool, yes indeed, you would be Bobby :laughing:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 40-36

Fair enough, Paul… but I always worry when we get ahead of ourselves. As I said the other day; first we must beat Fiji, then we take Manhattan :silly:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

My intel is this team is the real deal, Bentnuc… regardless, I’m of course rooting hard for a Wallaby win. Gotta win. Must win!

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

zubrick… I’ve just watched 2 1/2 episodes of ‘the story of Rugby’ and if you’ve not seen it, it’s well worth the watch.

Hence, in relationship to your comment on the RFU, historically it has bugger all chance of getting up. :angry:

But how sweet would it be if such a system were in play eh!?! :happy:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Ha!

Very unkind, man from via Rakaia.

Ask Kearnsy… my fat ar$@ :silly:

No… and happy to say that Mr. Invisible was one of the best I’ve ever seen :thumbup:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 40-36

Ralph… this ‘Surely to beat Fiji and then…’ thingy you talk about is by no means a given. This Fiji team is like no other before!

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Ummm, Neil… there’s just the not too small matter of beating those Flying Fijians first up, eh buddy?? :stoked:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

‘… so the number ‘two’ is throwing in.’

Don’t know about you, Ulrich… but for mine these ‘number twos’ are just plain shyte! :laughing:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Thanks zubrick for the link… yep, fear the Flying Fijians!

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

‘… despite a favourable draw.’

Talk about ‘screams anomaly’, Neil :laughing:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Ha!

:silly:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Very apt, MrRobC… and I was going to say to sheek, on reflection, and will here, that if Richie does get #1, and he’s a good chance to do so, the ‘will see’ thingy will be redundant.

You see, you can’t see what’s you can’t see. What’s invisible… and he was Mr. Invisible. Well, he was that to all Refs when he played. :silly:

Mind you we Aussies could see him. Clearly see him. Like, ffs you should’ve gone to Spec Savers, Refs… :shocked:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 40-36

Haha MrRobC… another QUEEEEEEEEENSLANDER on da list!

A Little yesterday… also two Williams today. Little in statue… but BIG in heart. :laughing:

RIP Chester.

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 40-36

Nah, wizard… methinks it’s Fiji who are loose too! :silly:

Regardless, your ‘wish list’ is just that… but I do fear Fiji. Seriously fear them. And as a good Fijian mate of mine, only last night, gave me more concerns when he eagerly told me who’s in their team :shocked:

Rugby World Cup 2019 preview series: Australia

Thanks Nicholas… late again, but I needed to check out Digger’s write-up on his five allocated RWC greats first.

I’ve really got nothing to add to what you’ve already said and shown… except to express my continued utter disappointment, having read through the comments, that we always arrive at a ‘Pocock is better than Hooper’ diatribe.

Call me old fashioned, but ffs they are two totally different, world class, talented rugby players that we should all be happy to celebrate that they are Wallaby. The real issue here has always been putting them both together on the field at the same time!?!

My thoughts have always been regards this… had we Wallaby, of recent times, have had a world class 8, then we might not need to have discussion about these two talented players except to express how brilliant they both are!

Samoan selection Sudoku for Michael Cheika ahead of the Rugby World Cup

Thanks Diggeriwi… noice one mate! :thumbup:

Or to be more precise… noice write-up on the five you were gifted.

Ummm… there were two Cantabarians in your in list, eh!?! :silly:

The Roar’s 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 45-41

Well, Diggeriwi… I agree with that comment. And unsurprisingly so, I might add.

Like, as if you were ever gonna be ‘assigned’ 1-5… or anything close to the top 20 list eh!?! :silly:

No… yours was always and appropriately the bottom end. Man’s gotta know his limitations… :laughing:

Mind you… that’s an honour in itself. So well done amigo… and, dare I say, I’m looking forward to it!

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 50-46

Geez… us!

Ffs where do these clowns come from?

What did we really learn from the Samoa warm-up Test?

Geez… there’s some rubbish posted here, from time to time, that seems to be recyclable and, therefore, has it’s own life… but this is just plain rubbish. Disposable rubbish. Rubbish rubbish.

What did we really learn from the Samoa warm-up Test?

Ha!

You had me there for a second, Brian… right up until the last word. :laughing:

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 50-46

Thanks gentlemen for this… and all the effort that, no doubt, has gone into its’ making. :happy:

‘Check back in tomorrow as Diggercane reveals players 45-41.’

Don’t know, Daniel… as I reckon Diggers featured ‘5’ will all be hookers! :silly:

The Roar's 50 greatest players in Rugby World Cup history: 50-46