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Rugby lover and Wallabies fan, but late to the game, becoming a real fan 5 or so years ago when in my mid thirties . From Perth, living in France.

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I put Wright and Valetini at 7s.

VOTE: Wallabies player ratings vs Japan

Thought they had success defending the Japanese lineout a few times at least.

VOTE: Wallabies player ratings vs Japan

Is Skelton at 6 worth a look? Doesn’t fit in terms of the cohesion you are after, granted.

How Dave Rennie’s Wallabies are pushing the limits in contact

Maybe I am stating the obvious here (or maybe I am wrong) , but presumably it’s about treating his club and contract with the proper respect. They are being gracious and benevolent if they do release him but it should not be treated presumptuously in the meantime

'Above my pay grade': Quade admits Test campaign could be over this week in club vs country tussle

I like our coach’s respectful attitude to Japanese rugby clubs. I expect that will count for alot going forward. Does seem like he’s pretty good at coaching too, to my non-expert eye, at least.

'It's going to be a hell of a game': Everything Rennie said on Japan challenge, Kerevi recovery and Koroibete loss

What are your thoughts on him vs Uelese, Nick? Can you see why Rennie doesn’t seem to be much of a fan of the latter?

Coach’s Corner Issue 30: How Tolu Latu can get even more from Taniela, and Eddie's big decision

Maybe he’s got better. I haven’t watched him for about 2 years. Back when i did he never had any feel at all and couldn’t turn the corner on the dribble. Probably has though playing in a good system with Curry and Draymond

Is LeBron James going back to Cleveland?

Yeah. Whoops. Yeah.

‘Give him the keys to grandpa’s car’: Why England’s obsessed with the kid on a Quade Cooper collision course

Realistically they could do worse than seeing if they could reswap Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins. They do need a wing. So one big terrible contract on a guy who can still shoot and rebound and pass for a mediocre overpaid player, who at least fills a need. They’d probably have to offer some sort of sweetener to get the Warriors to do it.

Is LeBron James going back to Cleveland?

No one overhypes their players like the English media. Does sound like he has some believers in the rest of the world too though.

‘Give him the keys to grandpa’s car’: Why England’s obsessed with the kid on a Quade Cooper collision course

“years ago”

'I was sinking, it was rock bottom': Perese's brutal honesty after Rennie's call changes his path

The stats paint an evenish picture. I’d think there’s a fear factor re Tupou: opposing coaches and and scrums are probably concerned about him and have to plan how to deal with him in a way they wouldn’t re Alaalatoa. The fact he stood up quite well against the Boks has to count for a bit too

Is Taniela Tupou top of the props?

You are probably right.

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Enjoying doesn’t mean he has to stop thinking critically and just agree with everyone though.

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

Do you say that more cause you think he’s a better player, Bobby? Or cause you think the game plan Rennie’s put in place would suit him better than Cheika’s did?

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

I have been very impressed with his tackling workrate in 5 minute stretches here and there, but maybe that’s all he is capable of stamina-wise. Maybe that’s why, as best as i can remember, Rennie has never started him. Seems pretty strong scrums wise too, but doesn’t seem to have the attacking feel amd instinct BPA or Latu show

Lolesio to miss northern tour after slipping behind Quade, JOC

Peter, why don’t you rate Ulese as highly? And why doesn’t Rennie, do you know?

Lolesio to miss northern tour after slipping behind Quade, JOC

Haven’t heard any mention of Morhan as a UK-based replacement for the injured Banks, but he could make sense. I’d be interested to know how/Wikllson has fallen away. You say ‘staying home to train’. Is he injured? I’d assumed it was just form or strengths-weaknesses v other back rowers. I like Naisirani too. But he is not really in the conversation much either, it seems.

Lolesio to miss northern tour after slipping behind Quade, JOC

At the same time he’s young. If he can’t fight back and prove and improve himself as a must-pick in the years to come then he was never worth it. And Samu and FF are older players who dropped out of Rennie’s selection picture but have fought their way back in

Lolesio to miss northern tour after slipping behind Quade, JOC

Any word on Rennie’s view on Harrison? He seemed very up amd coming 18-24 months ago, but seems to have slipped right out of the picture. Has Rennie talked about him publicly.

Lolesio to miss northern tour after slipping behind Quade, JOC

Shame for us. Nice news for the players’ families at least

The Thursday rugby two-up: One bio-bubble too many for the ‘Boks and Pumas?

But it’s a factor. Try not to be condescending

Wallabies DIY player ratings from the second Pumas Test: The results

Nice work. For mine this is the first time in a good long time we might, when we soon play England, be favourites, having alot more recent rugby together under our belts. Could be big for the Wallabies profile and appeal tothe casual fan back in Oz if they can win there.

How the Wallabies are building cohesion towards 2023

I don’t know Goosen’s play at all well enough. I think Pollard is good when he’s playing the game, not just kicking no matter what. Though his passing delivery never looks super-sharp to me

Belief, brutal strength, bloody-mindedness: The Boks are bloody back, baby!

I think i read a couple of years back they’re not making any more A380s. They better get moving while there’s still a few about in the skies. I’m sure if the Aussie government asks them to start making more again though, Airbus, being French, will oblige… More seriously, thank God that France rugby tour to Oz was happening a few months, not a few weeks ago

The Wrap: Rugby Championship rediscovers its DNA and ends with a thriller

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