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Give it a rest. They’ll make less than a handful of changes for the AB’s.

Six talking points from Wallabies vs Springboks

I have a horrible feeling you’re right. I hope he makes a ton this week and shines a light on his selection

Bancroft or Labuschagne could take Khawaja's Ashes spot

We played some good rugby. The no-try scored by LSL was the end of three waves of great ensemble play. Cut out the errors, get our best props back and I feel better than I have for two years

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

Got me excited Ronan. I’m taking Tuesday off and driving down to Southampton for Day 1. Or maybe train so I can have a few beers 🙂

Our batting depth is exciting isn’t it?

Bancroft or Labuschagne could take Khawaja's Ashes spot

With White and Serevi either side of Foley and Hooper on alert we can defend our own channels I’d think

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

And that’s what has been named

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

We have 4 targets with the tall br chosen. He’ll be fine

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

No chance of that. White is close to best in the world. Stupid to have that skill and not use it

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

He played in front of >50k against an all international Sarries in a match the equivalent of any SR game played in the last 2 years and was BoG for the 65 minutes he played. He is OK at the top level

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

MC’s strength of will must be a huge plus. Made him a ruthless opponent for Randwick and made him a success at business. But in the current situation it’s perhaps his biggest weakness. Wish/hope he can see past himself (or Snoz and co can make him)

With the Rugby Championship about to start, here's what Michael Cheika can learn from the Junior Wallabies

Thanks again Nick for the detailed analysis captured so all manner of neophytes can grasp it. I watched Australia play Wales in the tournament last year as I happened to be holidaying near Beziers and the difference was profound.

My takeaway from that match was of a disorganised team full of talent blowing a match they should have won through individual mistakes and tactical naivety.

Watching the 2019 version I didn’t get the sense that the cattle were significantly better, just that they were better organised and knew what they were doing.

One coach with, presumably, a lot less than a year to work, delivered that much change. Maybe young men are easier to change than professionals but it seems change of this significance must be possible with our senior side.

With the Rugby Championship about to start, here's what Michael Cheika can learn from the Junior Wallabies

Luck not with the Kiwis but a performance to be very proud of. Another over makes sense – or at least more sense than a boundary count

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Sorry, you’re wrong. Lance got, and is getting exactly what he deserves. In my view he shouldn’t be allowed to do the podcast either

Cycling is just so much better with Lance Armstrong involved

Was definitely a good toss to lose and we had too many blokes not at their best. Frankly though, and it pains me to admit it, in England (where Woakes is more than a net bowler), and with Archer, England a better team.

Based on form in this WC, maybe you pick Starc and Smith but you’d be able to make a strong case for the rest being English in a combined side.

Australia smashed by England in horrendous end to World Cup campaign

Oh I love this option

World Cup semis: England's two key weaknesses - and Australia's major strength

Weather in Birmingham makes this game so much more interesting. It’s likely to be another 2 day game and there’s no way it’s bat and win. If you bat first, you need to keep wickets. Fascinating

World Cup semis: England's two key weaknesses - and Australia's major strength

I worry that even though I think the likely replacements are better, it will be terribly difficult to come into the side in a massive match. We lose for sure if we bowl and are half a chance if we bat.

Although the advantage we’ve seen for teams batting first will count for less this week as there is rain around and early overs will be difficult

The Roar's Cricket World Cup expert tips and predictions: Semi-finals

Two years ago I’d have agreed but he’s become a tool, tapping heads and clapping sarcastically and his role now is the Dave Warner one of attack dog. You need calm to be a good captain and he lacks it

Aufragstaktik: The management style of winning teams

Yeah, have a forward pack full of blokes in discussion for World XV honours, a brilliant wing and the world’s best flyhalf + backs who could tackle. When he lacked that core, he forgot the secret. With Johnson as captain and the other leaders in the squad, I’m not sure I, a Project Manager, couldn’t have coached that England team in 2003. Easiest knighthood ever earnt.

Aufragstaktik: The management style of winning teams

Not fair to single out Starc. All three quicks served up total dross in the first 10. Variable lengths, hopeless line. There was barely a ball that the batsmen had to defend. At the ground I was head in hand.
BTW, my feedback on the booing was that it wasn’t as widespread as it may have appeared on TV and became noisier as Saffa fans had more beer and found their voices as their team dominated.
If we’re looking at small margins, Carey’s missed stumping really hurt. The batting to come was poor and the game may have turned on that miss. Also, Maxy bowled beautifully and deserved some reward.

Wounded Australia fall to South Africa, drop top spot ahead of World Cup finals

These both improve our side on current form. Sorry for the injured pair but we need all hands on deck for the Poms

Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade called in to cover for injured duo in World Cup squad

Looking for my fair call emoji

Australia vs South Africa: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

I think you need to get a grip Peter. It’s just a picture

Australia vs South Africa: 2019 Cricket World Cup preview

That must be a comment on his quality because it sure doesn’t reflect the work he’s done all year in 1. He and Sio have shared starting and bench duties at LHP for Brumbies all season. That’s a fact not an opinion

Returning veterans headline the first Wallabies squad of 2019

He should have feared for his career. It should have been over.
And as for Richardson calling him an ornament to the club? Multiple suspensions for eye-gouging; any club I chose to support would hopefully look for a better ornament.

"My career is probably in the balance": George Burgess cops massive ban