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MickDonovan

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Newcastle should be too small for the Wallabies really.

The Wrap: Why Test rugby and Newcastle just don’t go together

That would be awesome!

The Wrap: Why Test rugby and Newcastle just don’t go together

It’s a shame because the Newcastle stadium is fantastic, but I don’t think the people of the Hunter care very much.

The Wrap: Why Test rugby and Newcastle just don’t go together

This game was a hard watch

Wallabies record second draw of the year as Argentina clash ends all square

They don’t even post crowds at games anymore, they are a long way off filling stadiums.
The frustrating thing is that no one seems to care.

Running rugby: not in my name!

From what I read on the Roar the sport seems to resonate with people in WA very well, buy I can assure you in Central West NSW the sport has Never seemed less relevant.
This morning in town I saw about 10 NRL shirts and not one Wallabies shirt.
This idea of people flocking back to the sport isn’t manifesting here.

Running rugby: not in my name!

Thanks for some more great content Mary, my daughter will be very very sad to see this comp end.
Thanks for giving it some air.

Katie Mack still hopeful for a Strikers finals spot

I’m just trying to understand it?

Let the anthem play, let the players protest

Yet some teams have some very proud Indigenous players, what is your general point?

Let the anthem play, let the players protest

Death threats and outright hatred are daily realities for most Aboriginals in Australia.

Let the anthem play, let the players protest

He won a premiership so I’m not going to dismiss him at all, but if Saifiti plays at all like he did in game 2 I’ll take him over Welch. Plus NSW have so many gun indigenous boys, deadly across the park underestimate them at your peril.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

First of all Chrichton goes into the centres not Yeo and he holds the line, it wouldn’t be ideal but they would come.
QLD went into that game complacent and it showed.
Losing Munster was big but the team leaked tries out wide.
As a blues fan I’m very nervous about tonight but I don’t think the Blues are as bad as you make out.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

Do you really think that poorly of the Blues?

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

Wighton goes into the halves and the deadly combo between he and Cody give good ball to the epic outside backs and put 30 points on QLD because the Blues forwards were running over the top of the QLD forwards.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

And yet Capewell didn’t cop half as much criticism last week, the NSW outside backs were amazing last week and there awesome performance can’t be put down to just Munster going off.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

By the tone of this article NSW may as well not even turn up tonight.

Cameron Munster will determine whether Queensland win Origin

It frustrates me when non Indigenous people decry things like “raw and basest emotions” this is an emotional issue. I’m not sure if we should play the anthem or not but for some Aboriginal people this is an emotional issue and you can’t escape that. For decades we weren’t even considered human in some states, so while I appreciate all discussion on this issue you have to understand why some people will get emotional.

Let the anthem play, let the players protest

I think it’s the Queenslaners that underestimate the Blues, two years in a row they could have put the series away two years in a row NSW have come back and smashed them in game 2, the Blues are no longer the easy beats.

'Worst team in Queensland history' will give Origin decider an almighty shake

Because no one understands the comp, NSW country are in then we are out same with West Sydney hard to buy into something when there is no continuation.

State of Union is a disastrous idea

Mate I live in Bathurst not East Sydney do those NSW clubs you talk about do not represent me or my people.
And while the comp might have been well supported by Western Australians missing the Force but the reality is hardly anyone was watching the competition, it didn’t engage the wider public at all.
Where as Origin even sells out giant stadiums in Perth, thousands of miles from its heartland.
Why shouldn’t Rugby aim for a spectacle like that? especially with the amount of Indigenous representation it encourages.

State of Union is a disastrous idea

I live in Bathurst and there is a local team here that has a good amount of playing stock but unfortunately there is hardly any Indigenous players and that really upsets me.
My son was the only Aboriginal player in his team in 2019, he got suck of being the only one so now he just plays League.

State of Union is a disastrous idea

The NRC was an epic failure, I live in Country NSW and no one even knew it was on. It was basically a very expensive training exercise

State of Union is a disastrous idea

If they are serious about wanting to get more Indigenous players in the game Origin Is a great place to start.
Aboriginal people feel a deep belonging to the local country and people that they represent, state of origin gives them a chance to live that out on the field.
All the kids out this way now want to be Walker and wighton not Hooper or O’Connor.
On another note Origin 2.5 Million viewers, Bledisloe 700 000, why wouldn’t you want over a million more viewers?

State of Union is a disastrous idea

My daughter is watching so much Cricket this year, thanks for writing about such a great competition and highlighting many of the players.

Taneale Peschel returns from injury stronger than ever

What do you mean by that?

Up and anthem: Nduwimana brings the chills, while the Blues go all Kendall Jenner