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It’s a good team that Shag has selected, 7 I’m really happy with the selection of ALB, as IMO, he’s a must. Hopefully Laumape continues his progress in the black jersey, as also the selection of Cane & Ardie, as we know how good these fellas are over the ball, along with Ardie’s speed in the loose. With just the one Newbie in the starting 15 ( Reese) & the other four on the Pine, I’ll be so looking forward to seeing the performances, of Hemopo & especially young Josh Ioane. IMO I do reckon this young fella is a player of the future, & to see Shag, giving him a go, is really special.

Four key match-ups: Argentina vs New Zealand

Nice to see, you’ve given the worlds best winger a mention, mate. In that I’m referring to Dane Coles.Lol.

Sevu Reece one of five debutants in All Blacks side for Rugby Championship opener

Haha Fionn, that’s why Shag is the coach, as he’s not only there to please, but make combinations work, mate.

Sevu Reece one of five debutants in All Blacks side for Rugby Championship opener

Well have viewed the match day squad, & seeing there will be 5 newby’s coming off the pine, I will be so looking forward, to seeing the likes of Jackson Hemopo, & young Josh Ioane, getting on the field. IMO, young Josh, is really a player of the future, & from what Iv’e heard, from the training camps, he has been very impressive, in his attitude. Even Beauden, as commented on that subject.With the likes of Ardie, & Sam starting, it will be another issue that Shag will be looking to pursue. So looking forward to it.

Sevu Reece one of five debutants in All Blacks side for Rugby Championship opener

Yeh but, Ireland had to wait for over 100 years, to achieve their success, Do you think Argentina will have to wait the same length of time?

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

No use having a boat race Chook. Mine sunk!! Lol.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

Yep T/man, I virtually see it the same. Like the AB’s will have a newby or so, but they still have an unbeaten record against the Puma, & it possibly be something Shag will be wanting to maintain. With the Wallaby in Jo’burg, to win there, against what is a very good Bok squad, will be only the second time they have won at Ellis Park. Time will tell mate.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

The mate, but Ellis Park has a capacity, of about 60 to 70 thousand.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

Yep Swede, as it would possibly be nice, but the AB’s still have an unbeaten record to protect against the Puma. There is a first time for everything as we saw with Ireland recently, finally getting over the line to score their first victory, but time will tell.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

Well Brett, he’s named Eben Ezebeth, back into the captaincy again. So that is with Solysi still being on the injured list.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

So Chook, you’re looking at a ‘Super ten minutes’ in the result of a draw, Bro? Mate it’s hardly cricket, & the game is not run by the Indian bookmakers!! Lol.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

Yep, the start of the Rugby Champs, & I do think, some will use this as trials, as in the Bok’s & the AB’s. I would like to see if Shag, will give young Josh Ioane, a start, as IMO, this fella has the looking of a great future ahead of him. So ATM, iv’e seen no match day squad. As far as ,South Africa goes It’s noticed that Eben Ezebeth, is captaining the side against the Wallaby, & with the game being played at the Ellis Park cauldron, & the depth the Bok’s have in their squad & many players returning from off shore, they still will be very hard to beat.

So my selection’s for the weekend overall, are the AB’s, who are yet to lose against the Puma, the Bok’s, & at home NZ Maori, to reverse the result, of last weekend, at home in Rotorua.

The Rugby Championship Week 1: Blow out the cobwebs

Interesting David, but I’m just asking if you know, about another debate, on the issue, that it’s well, known that the Indian Bookmakers have a big say in the game? As I said, just asking. Cheers.

Final outrage valid, but also a veneer for the bitter

Well, partly right, Wingman, as Jonah never scored against South Africa, in 15’s, but in Seven’s it was a different story.

Vale James Small, a hero of the greatest ever World Cup final

Yep Wingman an interesting read, as many claim t was Joost, that was rightfully given the majority of the credit, of bringing Jonah down. Yes James, did have a say, in a few of he tackles, & helped contain Jonah, but as Jonah said, when he visited Joost, he accredited him with doing the damage. It was a very good final, & as we all know, it was the first that went into extra time, with Stransky kicking that famous field goal.

Vale James Small, a hero of the greatest ever World Cup final

Well hopefully mate, they do step up, this weekend, in Rotorua, as they too did have a few, that didn’t play, over the weekend. I’d like to see the likes of Elliot Dixon having a run, & Akira, cop the big boot up you know where, as he showed virtually nothing over in Suva. It’s not like he hasn’t played against Fijian opposition before, as when he was in the Seven’s program, he used to excel, so to say, against these very good players. Yeh Fiji were good at home, but away, in Aotearoa, I think it will be a different kettle of fish. Time will tell. Cheers.

The Wrap: SANZAAR perfects the art of the Rumba when it needs to Tango

Morning Geoff.& once again a very interesting read, as I totally agree with your reference, to corporate take over of the game. It will, eventually have consequences, as most things that are privatised, do.
I regards to retention of players, amongst the franchises, well that is something, that, really, the controlling national bodies, seemed to have different opinions or rulings upon. We only have to look at South Africa, with the boosting of their squad for the RWC, with a big number returning from off shore. And do they have some awesome players returning.

Yep it was a great weekend for all sport, but IMO, Fiji, were very good in their win over Maori, but I think there will be a significant improvement, in Rotorua, next weekend. I think that Bryn Hall, will get the halfback start in this test, as he just showed how good he can be. Akira was very disappointing, & one can see what Shag said, was pretty right.

It was a long night, last night, jumping from one channel to the other, with the tennis, cricket & netball on, but congrats to the Poms with taking out the cricket, as really I’m not to sure they have this ‘Super Over’, thingy, right. But I could be a tad biased. Cheers.

The Wrap: SANZAAR perfects the art of the Rumba when it needs to Tango

Well I think the America’s Cup is still safely tucked away in NZ ATM, Watcher!!

The English or Kiwis winning both World Cups - what's worse?

Well BLACKTOWN, I think it was more to the credit of Joost, that continually, or mostly, stopped Jonah, as even though James, did get him a couple of times, he was beaten hands down, most of the time by Jonah.

Ellis Park win a golden chance to get Wallaby tails up

Such as?

Ellis Park win a golden chance to get Wallaby tails up

Complaining about the underarm, mate? Nah, as many have moved on, to building products.

Ellis Park win a golden chance to get Wallaby tails up

Love it T/man, as I too, hope can meet the Blue’s standards.lol. Great gain though mate. Cheers.

Genia and Cooper confirm move to Japan post-World Cup

IMO, Harry, I do think, the likes of SA & the AB’s, will virtually use the Rugby Champs, as trials, for many of their selected personal, as we know, the main objective is really the RWC.

Ellis Park win a golden chance to get Wallaby tails up

‘When the human spirit triumphs we prosper’. That being, the sign over the main gates at Ellis Park. A nice read on this cauldron of rugby in South Africa Will. Being there in 2013, to watch, what many described, as the greatest test match of all time, it is an environment that has something special. Pre game, a South African Airlines, Boeing 777 ( I think it was) flew so low over the stadium, one could have virtually have touched it. Sure created a wtf situation, as yes it was unexpected. Definitely, one of the great rugby stadiums, of world rugby, as I myself, really am so glad to have experienced this. In reference, to the Wallabies, trying to win there, they must take into consideration, that the Bok’s do have an excellent squad, this year, with many returning home from off shore, for RWC selection, so they won’t be a push over for any of the opposition they encounter, in the Rugby Champs. In fact, they IMO, will be the hardest team to beat come RWC.

Ellis Park win a golden chance to get Wallaby tails up

Champion Brett, & thanks, for the info, it’s appreciated. It’s the beginning of the International season, & no doubt, many would like to see, what’s happening, so to say. Cheers

That’s a wrap on Super Rugby 2019