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Yes very interesting, thanks. I remember that article by reason, and it stood out to me, not being a fan of most of his devils advocate click bait style.

Actually a different article, we’re still waiting for inclusivity

Can rugby really embrace diversity?

Not allowed to do that either Corinthians 7:9 etc

Israel Folau issued breach notice, has 48 hours to respond

Sadly Fafita liked the post – I hope he gets a ‘re-brief’, along with the other player’s that did.

Tah-Tah, Izzy: Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby confirm they'll sack Folau

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

The three reasons RA must come down hard on Folau


But nice to have waiting in the wings for a Beaver like recall!

Is Ma'a Nonu a bolter for an All Black jersey?

I’ll say it here, it seems to be as much that JRU not that keen on the team anyway. Fair enough since it’s mostly mercenaries and not exactly helping the Japanese team much, anyway

Replying to @sumostevenson
JRFU believes University Competition and Top League provide enough depth as plans are made to join Nations Championship via SANZAAR

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

It’s also a lack of support from JRU, everyone blaming SANZAAR, but it is also Japan don’t actually want the team now

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

JRU are happy with their internal league to develop, along with the possibility of the nations league thing

Sunwolves reportedly axed from Super Rugby

What was the style of play of their respective NH teams for Hansen and Henry? I honestly don’t remember, but I’d guess at it being a very NH grind your style. You play to the conditions, and with the cattle you have.

Six talking points from Six Nations Round 5

Yes, sorry, it was more about watching a draw and the blues not playing. An insensitive post which I would delete if I could, but I can’t so I retract and apologise

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 5

So when we the last time no NZ team won in round in super rugby?

Six talking points from Super Rugby Round 5

If they go their own way, with CVC for 6N and autumn internationals, then those autumn internationals will be against 6N teams, the reciprocal deal NH v SH is World Rugby’s deal – that will not be available. So there won’t be any internationals then, unless they offer incentives for other teams to play.

World Rugby's Nations League proposal set to be knocked back

There’s another coach with three Grand Slams, albeit not quite the same sort of Grand Slams mentioned in the article!
Nice article. I was utterly perplexed when Robson didn’t start.

Seven talking points from Six Nations Round 4

Certainly was the best performance that I’ve seen him put in

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 4

Playing against Japan and the US means the Wallabies might win some games? Good plan.
I kid, I kid.
I agree that everyone, not just Oz, is struggling with SR – travel, money, lack of interest. Things are bound to be shaken up next broadcasting rights. But I can’t see Ozzie leaving, and I don;t think there really is money in Japan or USA for rugby yet. Remember Japans big money rugby clubs only have big money because companies have to spend a minimum amount on ‘charity’ type stuff, and local sports clubs count, I think

Why Australia should ditch Super Rugby and embrace Japan and the USA

That’s epic level trolling by Growden, he loves his unsubstantiated stories.

UPDATE: Rugby Australia deny match-fixing probe, Michael Hooper "shocked" by claims

No Lions in the jungle, so that’s no help ????

Super Rugby Round 4 expert tips: No, seriously. Good luck…

Yeah the 6N signing off rotation will be a hard ask, biggest problem that I see. The the Fr & UK clubs….

Pacific Nations may not get snubbed after all as World Rugby unveils Nations Championship details

Crazy England fact for the last three 6N games: only 8 passes in total by the players in the centres in 180 minutes of rugby! So your point about actually getting the ball to Slade very relevant!

Five talking points from Round 3 of the Six Nations Championship

Haha “David Argyle as saying they’d have one of the top five rugby players in the world” SBW has never been one of the top 5 rugby players in NZ, let alone the world. Nowadays he’s in the ABs on reputation, and lack of clarity in post Nonu/Smith midfield.

Sonny Bill reportedly eyeing off Canadian code hop

To really annoy all our first round tippers
#10 The only home team winner was the Bulls

Nine talking points from Super Rugby Round 1

We’ve already had an injury in the second row, with Lousi long term out. In the pre season games the lack of forward grunt, esp at fuck and breakdown was evident. Canes are really well up front this year, and I can’t see us getting to such a lofty position with the number of ABs we have. They’ll be focused on the RWC, rested slot, and unlike the Saders we don’t have the depth to cover them

Super Rugby 2019 preview series: Hurricanes

Mako had another 10 week injury, there is no way England’s overworked prime PI power players will make it through the RWC intact. A second point is both the Boks and NZ defend with more players in the back field, there is never so much space to kick too. However I really wish NZ had a kick from hand game half as good as England, and Ireland playing well!

Will England rule the world in 2019?

Maybe to get a sell out and good atmosphere? Canes have been struggling pre season, poor grunt work, and will be missing or lacking game time for their many ABs too.

The Wrap: Super Rugby and the art of being ready when you’re not ready