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

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Thanks Scott… sadly this latest missive from Izzy will only enflame the issue! 😛

Israel Folau links bushfire crisis and drought to same-sex marriage and abortion

Thanks Alan… and far be it for me to correct you, but I think you’ll find Doug is not from Dubbo. He’s, in fact, from Newcastle, which is about 650 km south of QUEENSLAND but feels the same.

Also, Maria is most definitely from Kenthurst unless it’s been burnt to the ground recently… god ugly business that!

Ciao,

Chook from Cuckooland

The Wrap: The art of writing the recurring rugby column

Totally get it, Ken… but by the same token ‘it’ became so complicated and unwieldy as to defeat it’s own original purpose eh!?!

'Cheika is a great man': John Eales Medal-winner Koroibete

Fair enough Peter… and I do tend to agree with what you’ve stated 👍

About your last para… I think Koroibete was more implying a ‘game plan’ that suited his own positional play as opposed to generally the Wallaby ‘game plan’. Prior to this Grey had him running hither and thither in defence, plugging holes… not so much need for that ‘game plan’ this past season 😊

'Cheika is a great man': John Eales Medal-winner Koroibete

Is that like QUEENSLAND thingy? And where the hell is MrRobC the master of the ‘no go’ ?? 😂

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Duck. Ewe!

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

You can be sooo right at times… but then your knowledge of all things Yorkshire leaves a lot to be desired. Understood. Are u for effin’ real?? 😢

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Me too… the guy is a living legend. I want to father his children 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Noice Nicholas… I think at any one time there’s at least half a dozen pretenders (great band by the way, except for some serious drug issues 😢 ) who are deserved of this acclaim.

Itoje is definitely one… and a major now and future one, no doubt. But in the RWC final he had a fail… not the end of the world eh, but had he’d been consistent from the form he showed in the previous game… he’s be a messiah by now (apologies and sensitivities to Folau family ffs!)

This is the point… the only point here!

Long live the point of difference… and ffs I’m right on point 😂 😛

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

No doubt Nicholas… but in the context of this article it’s the fact he failed when it mattered most that’s in question.

This is not a ‘witch-hunt’ methinks, more an observation regards of public claim to be the best but didn’t…

There are too many good things that Itoje possesses… to simply write him off. Now! 😊

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Good comment Nicholas… and as someone who’s forever looking for a balanced view, I appreciate your thoughts.

I think it only fair to say, in some sort of conclusion, that Itoje didn’t turn-up when it mattered most. In saying that he’s still very young and this allows a ‘forgiveness’ of sorts. And man, he did play a superb game against the almighty ABs in the semi. Fact!

My only concern/s is, just like in many sports, there’s the ‘talk’… and then there’s the ‘walk’ thingy. Sadly, in this game, in those defining ‘moments’ that mattered he wasn’t the ‘man’… unlike AWL, Guzzler et al have been and who have been doing their shyte on this stage with consistency for some time.

No doubt this ‘poor’ performance will not only steel Itoje come the future… but will burn deeply if he’s actually the real deal!?! 👍

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Bugger… I thought thats what we were discussing, thinks while $h1ts!

Regardless, I stand by my body of work… and it’s got nothing on Harry’s 😂

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

I might add biltong… that I know when Harry sits he does a lot of thinks. 😛

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

I can agree with this biltong… usually I just sits ’cause I ain’t got time to sits and thinks! 😢

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Thanks John… but I can’t agree! 😱

‘Thanks for this, it’s very insightful (despite what Gloria might think).’

Hmmm, your assertion that a certain someone ‘might think’, or ‘thinks’ period… must be addressed.

Just like the subject of this analytical expose, sadly, went missing in key moments… it must be acknowledged, that in similar context to that there’s something, also, severely missing in action here. Yep, missing. Didn’t exist. Plainly the ability to ‘think’ is missing. Sadly.

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Ffs Tragic… time to get off the drugs, buddy 😛 😂

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

sheek – lots of words….. again and again! 😂

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Thanks biltong… excellent read, as I found myself nodding along the deeper I delved into it.

‘It is a game of possession or should I say a game where competition for possession presents itself in every facet of play.’

There’s a ‘money ball’ if ever there was one! 👍 😊

Don't go changing rugby union's laws

Likewise, biltong, I’ve just read your persuasive piece today… and it’s pretty damn tidy too!

😊 👍 🏉

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

For mine, sheek, ‘momentum’ usually ebbs and flows through-out all great contests, in all sports.

But it is who has the ‘momentum’ at crucial times in contests that usually leads to
‘momentum’ bringing about victory. And victory is never overrated!

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

Thanks Harry… excellent read albeit analysis on some key moments when things really mattered while someone went missing. And, based on the evidence provided, hard to argue otherwise! 👍

I think Itoje is one talented rugby player, and when he’s on, as we all saw in England’s comprehensive demolition of those almighty ABs in the RWC semi-final, he’s on. But, to be great or the number one in your position, you need to bring it all the time. And especially when it matters most, as in a RWC final. Simply put… this was a fail.

I’m reminded of a quote from someone around here… ‘Never confuse motion with action.’ 😛

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

OK… I’ll make sure I’m outta town. State! 😂

Fireworks on the fifth: What the Saracens crisis means for the global game

Marto??

Rennie a good man as Wallabies coaching job becomes a seller’s market

Funnily enough, I was thinking of you yesterday (not ffs in your lycra shyte heavens forbid), no way jose’ 😛
… but more to do with how you went with those massive fires in Cal??

And the reason being… we’ve had some absolute crackers here, too. Hence, your Mum’s area might have been effected??

Fireworks on the fifth: What the Saracens crisis means for the global game

😱

Thanks amigo!!

Fireworks on the fifth: What the Saracens crisis means for the global game