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I’d agree his kick wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t used and therefore the pt stands – the WBs and many other teams only operate with one kicker at the back. You’re only thinking attack PK – Speight’s talents lie in all the stuff off the ball. Hitting rucks, positioning, communication etc. e.g. in the lions game at the 72nd minute or so, he came from the blindside wing to make a try saver in the far corner off of first phase ball (scrum), running past every other back in cover to make it. Everyone on here complains about players being picked despite deficiencies – well Speight is about as close to a complete specialist winger as Aus has along with MK. He will also have a standing combo with TK the incumbent 13 and Banks if picked at 15.

Who are our best Wallabies prospects beyond 2020?

Although an important factor I don’t think its an absolute necessity. Plenty of teams survive with just one kicker at the back, I just think this has been a common theme at the WBs of late. You can also have your 9 or 10 drop out the back at times if needed. Although they can’t kick well, MK and HS are both decent under the high ball so I don’t think it’ll be a huge detriment. Look how long the WBs survived with IF at the back, not a noted kicker either…

Who are our best Wallabies prospects beyond 2020?

Speight on one wing for sure, he has been class at he reds so far.

Who are our best Wallabies prospects beyond 2020?

If Aus teams magically showed up at the start of this season then all of those Cheika hysterics would’ve been right. We can’t have that now can we… So they need to keep playing poorly to allay any suspicions. See, its all an elaborate ruse.

Bleak Bledisloe hopes a harsh reality for Wallabies fans

Stats or it didn’t happen champ. Hooper made more tackles than anyone last SR season and tahs didn’t even make the finals. Try again. He seems like a really poor role model too, showing up at training early to help Latu with his lineout throwing. so selfish – https://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/michael-hoopers-selfless-act-that-helped-save-tolu/3440878/

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

stats or it didn’t happen.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Was he a constant when the tahs won the comp in 2014?

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

You’re idea of the 7 role seems very odd Jamie. You seem to be blaming Hooper for poor service to first receiver, blindside defense, and option taking in attack. Pocock does plenty on the field, but I’ve got to say I don’t think the bloke has ever been able to squeeze into a 9 jersey 😂

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Agreed not a core role, but a bonus feature.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

The 7 is so bad he mistakenly does the job of the 6 as well.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

great article NB. Very telling the ball did not go to the short side once from the tahs, that seems ludicrous in this day and age of rush open side defenses. Louwrens made a noticeable difference when he came on against the brumbies the week before, the tempo and speed of recycle went up immediately. One thing that worries me of this current batch of potential WB 9s is that none seem to have a real penchant for box kicking. They can all ‘do it’, but i wouldn’t call it a strength or something that is currently being used tactically by any of the SR teams. This limitation (tactically kicking writ large really) will rear its head come the int’l season.

I also (very anecdotally) noticed Joe powell taking steps back and away, or to the saide without locking defenders, in the game last week (haven’t seen this weeks). His best skill to me always relied on quick delivery off the deck with little sniping so hopefully this was me just being picky and not an actual trend.

McDermoot looks most threatening to me running game wise, haven’t looked at his passing technique in detail to know if he is up to scratch in that dep’t.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

Fair, although being a good support player (being there to receive the last pass and score) is a good attribute to have. Gotta be in the right spot to get that pass.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

talk about been given an inch and taking a mile. Blow it up a bit more cookie and you’ll be calling for public executions for witchery. Four players not gelling well on a wet and soggy night is a little different to “completely lack any understanding of their profession”. They weren’t trying to put the footy in a hoop off the backboard.

The problems with the Waratahs' spine

But it hasn’t*, as Brett states at the top of the article it has been responsible for fostering dozens of current SR and WB players. It is doing exactly what it intended to do – provide a middle tier level comp between club and SR to prep rugby players for the big leagues.

A national cup competition is an idea worth exploring

And I reckon that was a turning pt for their season. Hopefully the same doesn’t eventuate for the reds.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

6 – Samu, Mcaffrey, Valetini.
9 – Powell.
11/14 – Daugunu, Speight, Mark N.
12 – Toomua, Simone, Hunt.
10 – I will agree is a gaping hole.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

You mean giving his own church $110,000 isn’t discrimination because he wasn’t able to give them more…

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

you must have some super spectacles TWAS to pull that narrative out of that “article”. Did far better then I could. Also, Nawaqanitawase anyone?!

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

Conversely, Australia’s worst side pushed last yrs finalist to the death away from home with a penalty count of 13-2 against them.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

Also, scrap the “kiwi” reference, its old and tired. Aussies have been plenty responsible for ruining rugby in this country ourselves.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

I thought the tahs poor performances were down to no Izzy though? That’s what Spiro told me. But in all seriousness I agree, the lack of squad building/handover at the tahs is an indictment on tahs admin. I have been critical of this, and will likely be of the rebels admin as well at the rate they are going. This could be part of a genuine article that looks at this in detail and the lack of time the likes of mack mason got last yr, how brumbies have been good at it, and Thorn is trying to instill this at the reds. But it isn’t, its a mixed bag of unfinished raves and rants. Is this article about a poor SR round for aus teams, the broadcast deal, how Aus teams play rugby, or the growth of twiggy and WA? you tell me because I can’t figure it out.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

He forgot to mention Campese and MacQueen though.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

So in summary – All aus SR teams suck and are boring, except the brumbies who win, but they win boring so it doesn’t count, and the reds are exciting but lose so still doesn’t count, and the tahs suck because Izzy not because half their team left, bash a kiwi, bash a kiwi, bash a kiwi, obligatory joeys reference, rebels something, bash a saffa, twiggy give me some of your billions, its Raelene’s fault. Is that about right? Sorry was a little hard to follow along with the message with all the ramblings and such.

Horror weekend for Australian Super Rugby teams makes Castle's broadcast rights a hard sell

More people will turn out to watch a lower quality of rugby..?

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear

No one watches SR either, why do you think they’ll watch club level? Who is gonna televise all those extra games?

RA confirms national club competition in the works; NRC future unclear