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I simply love sport. I spent 15 years umpiring cricket. In my younger days I played tennis, cricket and rugby. Yep I agree, most quite badly! I am very fond of horse racing and have previously been in a syndicate that owned dogs and horses. I know the highs and lows of owning these animals! I have a batting average of 2 but a bowling average of less than 18. I made the transition from pacey winger (100m in under 15secs) to flanker. Oh well! I have lived and worked in quite a few countries thanks to my work commitments but love Australia!

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The Wrap: Where did rugby’s offseason go?

I always thought the Force should have taken matches to say Mt Newman early in the season…especially against a Kiwi team. Would have made the visitors felt right at home!

The Wrap: Where did rugby’s offseason go?

Righto…is that better or worse than a Brumbies home match in July?

The Wrap: Where did rugby’s offseason go?

Morning Geoff. Many thanks for your articles. Yes Articles! You covered a fair bit in this one! “This rehash of stale arguments, unsupported by fact…” straight out of The Roar playbook!! Looking forward to the new season very much. I suggest next year that the Reds open their season in say Cloncurry as a 3 pm kickoff versus say the Highlanders. Or maybe Tahs v Stormers at Broken Hill? Show the rugby world what our beautiful country is actually like in the first weekend of February!

The Wrap: Where did rugby’s offseason go?

I couldn’t believe that Mr Short got a five for! It was comedy/tragegy straight out of Shakespeare’s greatest work!

Thunder fall in a heap to open the door for Brisbane and Hobart

Simon…nice to see you have fat fingers too!

Retirements leading South Africa into grim cricket era

Young man I don’t know where to start…so I might put that off till later if you don’t mind!

Boof and Brisbane: Eight signs you're in a toxic relationship

Ken Catchpole and a couple of Lawsons spring to mind if we are discussing greats.

The Wallabies need to adopt a no Plan B selection culture

That’s it mate…back into bat for your view!

The Wallabies need to adopt a no Plan B selection culture

Interesting article Rhys. Into the selection mix surely must go the opposition? After all the aim is to score more points than them, i.e. to win. Now obviously balance between defense and attack are required. Thank you one and all for the passion and commentary. It’s great to be discussing rugby for a change…not that other stuff from last year!

The Wallabies need to adopt a no Plan B selection culture

yes…excellent. have the kitchen in pieces…Should be sorted in a few days!

Can Isaac Lucas become the new Stephen Larkham?

Awesome read Nick. Stand off, tenth man, first five, flyhalf. Not just local titles for the same jersey, but a reflection on how the number 10 plays around the world. In Australia we prefer a attacking player who can defend and set others in motion. Quade Cooper was a good attacking player but a lousy defensive one. Hence his movement to the rear in defence. Anyway…we will watch and learn as the season unfolds. Thanks again for your analysis…the videos really amplify your writing.

Can Isaac Lucas become the new Stephen Larkham?

Brett…re Saracens. I bet they are covering several things by keeping their books closed. Things like tax, etc. No doubt there are confidentiality clauses between the club and the players. As for Super Rugby…yes a bit early. But let’s just sit back and enjoy! Fantastic to be discussing on field stuff for a change!

The big questions coming out of the shortest ever Australian rugby pre-season

Pretty simple. Australia beat India first up and they responded big time. No surprise for such a talented team playing at home under some pressure no doubt!

What are the reasons behind Australia's loss against India?

Unlucky hundred runs short….hmmm. I know that feeling. A great read like usual Dan.

The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia, third ODI

Hard to say…but talent is permanent…form temporary.

English champions Saracens to be relegated for salary cap breach

Hmmmm…there are a few angles to this. Firstly the public will never know the extent of the salary cap breaches. Secondly unless some players leave they will be ridiculously strong in the next league and so will likely yo-yo straight back to the premiership the season after. I guess the other issue is who is available for selection for the national teams…

English champions Saracens to be relegated for salary cap breach

hmmmm….not so sure. Suggest you consult wider. Perhaps start with Mr Haris Rauf.

The Big Bash has big problems

Thrillingly hatless! Sounds like the new jingle for Ashley and Martin or Advanced Hair Studios. So far so very good Dan!

The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia, second ODI

At least made you check!

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs

TJ Perenara was born in Kalgoorlie…whisked away!

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs

yes mate…its totally obvious to me and at least you too! Very much looking forward to the upcoming season…

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs

yep I read that too. I suspect you are right.

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs

cool. my daughter lives in Ipswich.

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs

just wondering which part of Qld you from??

Moeroa could be as valuable as Maddocks to the Tahs