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Nice one! I wish him all the best and hope he can do well in super rugby.

New Rebel Boyd Killingworth wants the No. 7 jersey every game

Have you been there? I loved it!
And where is the almighty place you live?
I do agree most people like myself as a young fella go to Bali as a great cheap holiday destination and if you like surfing it’s paradise. Why write it off when it has such beautiful, positive things as well.

Broncos' David Fifita arrested in Bali

Yes please, Dan Cole will be shouting “Beast” in his dreams!

"I've been blessed": 'Beast' Mtawarira bows out

That would be awesome! It’s a long way from here though!

Rugby has a problem with exclusivity

Rugby is not perceived to be a posh sport here in Japan. And a lot of parents volunteering to coaching and building the game for the love of it!

Rugby has a problem with exclusivity

Thanks Geoff for the great read.
Seeing Japanese kids passing and kicking a rugby ball in the park for the first time (apart from my kids) is a great sign. We have a mid season trial day at our local Jnr rugby club next week and there is around 150 kids signed up.
As a proud rugby man and having a Japanese wife and kids I’m very proud of what Japan produced at RWC2019.
I hope rugby here in Japan and Australia can build from here!

The World Cup Wrap: South Africa and Japan share the spoils of a brilliant tournament

Garces was pretty good in the Auz vs Eng 1/4 final. I hope the refs stay out of it.

Jerome Garces to referee Rugby World Cup final

Just watched the game again! Amazing by England. They outclassed the AB’s the majority of the game.
Eddie’s stocks just went up. If Auz can get him back as Coach that would be so good I reckon. Their game plan was amazing, set by the forwards hard work, kicking over Reece’s head a number of times, spreading it wide and smashing the AB’s in huge tackles.
Impressive stuff.

Five talking points from England vs All Blacks

England, England!
Eddie, Eddie!
Temuera Morrison, AkA “Jake the muss”
AKA “ Eddie”
Must be torn on the sequel to the Brighton Miracle.

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

One last crack! Or another crack, depending on next week..

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

I hear you! But that’s the Kiwi supporters and whoever else’s mindset as well, I love it! A loss is well needed for world rugby!

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

Welll, maybe we will see!

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

Give it time my friends! It does hurt, and we must respect one another’s pain. There’s nothing wrong with throwing in a few barbs and slightly rubbing it in, but let’s show remorse to mates that deserve it. And to the cocky Kiwi mates that don’t, go all in.,,,,, Give it to them! Far king as..sholes!

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

You beauty!

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

Well, it’s about time!! I had a feeling that this tournament the Wallabies could beat NZ , and obviously we couldn’t. But the next best thing is Eddie’s team doing it. Seeing Eddie’s England was based in my Wife’s city and our home town of Miyazaki I feel as a husband and a father to a Wallabies /Japan fan base and a friend to a lot of Kiwis, that it’s a huge win for me and my Family.
Cocky was the outset to a lot of kiwi’s mind sets, and the result has restored World Rugby order!
Well done England.
Content!
Go Eddie!

All Blacks all over: England knock New Zealand out of Rugby World Cup

Thank you for the update. In the meantime England has the All Blacks.
I hope they enjoy the night!

What will the Wallabies look like in 2020 - and at the next World Cup?

I was at the game… it seemed more like 4 or 5 minutes. If I was French I would have been fuming

The changes World Rugby must make after the World Cup

I like your shot clock idea! It has worked well in AFL and it would too in rugby.
I actually just commented on another Roar thread that….World rugby has to look at out of favor players who only get to play a handful of tests as well. Players like Eto Nabuli, Naiyaravoro who could return to the Fijian team if wanted , and other players that have been poached and pleaded their allegiance to Auz or other Countries but have not made the grade and have been left out in the cold.
There should be a cap of under 5 caps you can change your allegiance.
Crazy thought?

The changes World Rugby must make after the World Cup

What are we looking at? 25 tests? For the upgraded Giteau law?
I think World rugby has to look at out of favor players who only get to play a handful of tests as well. Players like Eto Nabuli, Naiyaravoro who could return to the Fijian team if wanted , and other players that have been poached and pleaded their allegiance to Auz or other Countries but have not made the grade and have been left out in the cold.
There should be a cap of under 5 caps you can change your allegiance.
Crazy thought?

What will the Wallabies look like in 2020 - and at the next World Cup?

No matter how much talent we have, we will still have to show up on the day.
I’ve watched the Auz vs Eng game for a 4th time now and some of our most experienced and best players blew it. Multiple knock ons, a few intercept passes, kicks not going the 10, forward passes. Simple mistakes that killed us. We had our chances and blew it.
So sad…
Hopefully we can get a team that can gel a bit better and have more continuity in this next step…
Anyone looking for mental health support, please feel free to reply… I probably can’t help, but I promise to comfort you and will understand your pain.

What will the Wallabies look like in 2020 - and at the next World Cup?

Yep, it’s make or break for CFS. He has the speed and talent, just needs the consistency and form.
And Stewart does look better at FB, so you could swap Hegerty, him and Lucas around until you find who’s best suited.
So who’s 8? Scott-Young?

What will the Wallabies look like in 2020 - and at the next World Cup?

Someone was asking for The Reds 2020 team , so here’s my crack at the team for next year. I have hope after putting the team on paper. I might have even slipped Lucas in at 10 but thought Steward deserves a shot. There are quite a few players in the reserves that can slot right in as well. I really hope C. Feauai-Sau can have a big year, and push for a Wallabies spot. I’m not sure who goes to 8, now Higgers and Timu have gone. Maybe Scott-Young?
Anyway it’s what I could come up with…H Hoopert could be a starter as well.
1. R. Smith 2.B. Paenga-A 3.T. Tupou 4.I. Rodda 5.L. Salakaia-L 6.A. Scott-Young 7.L. Wright 8. ………..9. T. McDermott 10.H. Stewart 11. C. Feauai-Sau 12. J. O’Connor 13. J. Petaia 14. H Speight 15. B. Hegarty
Res.A. Mafi, H. Hooper, I Lucas, H. Hockings, F, McReight, Filipo Daugunu, Jock Campbell, Moses Sorovi, JP Smith, Harry Wilson, Feao Fotuaika

What will the Wallabies look like in 2020 - and at the next World Cup?

Yep! I used to be my team’s exit kicker and you get a huge confidence boost when you kick a spriral 50 mtrs or more and find touch and relieve the pressure off your team. When you have a player like Hodge than can kick a ball 55 meters plus, you should use him. Hodge being stuck out on the wing probably doesn’t go hand in hand, but at times they needed to get the ball out of there!

Not waving but drowning: The Michael Cheika era comes to an end

I watched the game at the stadium, and now twice afterwards. I reckon we had our chances and blew them by knock ons, intercept passes and turn overs. And not clearing some silly kicks from within our own 22. England capitalized on their opportunities, we didn’t. The rest is history.
Cheika tried his best with what he thought would work. I think the players blew it on the night.
I was never a huge fan of the man, but he deserves a respectful send off.

Cheika's legacy: Consistent inconsistency and puzzling selection to the very end

Enjoyable but frustrating right to the end, that’s been our campaign.
Japan has put on an awesome WC and I’m glad thousands from around the world have come and seen what a wonderful place and what wonderful people are here in Japan.
I went out after the loss to the city of Oita and the atmosphere was great!
My family and I enjoyed a safari park then off to the Sunday game.
The Wales France game was awesome to be with a family and a Welsh mate and enjoy a game without any stress.
The world seemed a bit down reading all the Cheika news today but life goes on… a surf with my son helped to clear the head late this arvo.
I hope all the staff, players and fans can move on quickly from this.

Cheika's legacy: Consistent inconsistency and puzzling selection to the very end