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It’s not the food. I live in France but anytime I’m in England I reckon I put on about a kg à day. They eat all day

Why the Giteau Law has to be fit for purpose in 2020

Who is BBBBB?

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

Good point. But a great player who’s probably done enough in the last 5 years to be somewhere in a super 23 of this kind

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

Same exactly, I would like to see Pocock in there too, but hard to put him over Mccaw

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

Hope, based on the headline, he does settle in okay at 10.i was very sceptical he could work there pré WC but he looked good, and that’s our biggest need. I think he’ll be a major driver and leader of any success the Wallabies may have in the next few years.

Matt Toomua puts his hand up for the Wallabies no. 10 jersey

Thanks very much Sandbox

Matt Toomua puts his hand up for the Wallabies no. 10 jersey

Good on him. Would love to see him earn a few more caps and help set the tone for the next four years

Karmichael Hunt re-signs for Waratahs, hopes to push for Wallabies selection

Another version could be where in each four-year WC to WC period you have to play at least two Super Rugby seasons to be eligible

Don’t give Giteau’s Law the boot

Koroebeti did

Don’t give Giteau’s Law the boot

well we do disagree then.

Was Samu Kerevi really Australia’s best Super Rugby player this year?

Look out, I just said the F word

Was Samu Kerevi really Australia’s best Super Rugby player this year?

Sure helps to have a bloke that generally takes two or three tacklers to stop him though doesn’t it. Like Folau, what he does well outweighs the negatives and pretty much any international side would love to have him

Was Samu Kerevi really Australia’s best Super Rugby player this year?

Can’t watch this as a non Oz resident. Anyone got a brief summary to share

Dave Rennie speaks after being unveiled as the new Wallabies coach

I’ll be very interested if you do write on that one week

The Dave Rennie casebook: Can a Kiwi coach the Wallabies again?

On Korebeti, he might be the best thing of Cheika’s last 2-3 years. He stuck with him where there were quite a few doubters and he has really come along

The Dave Rennie casebook: Can a Kiwi coach the Wallabies again?

Petaia and Maddocks seem to have pretty good pace, no? Toomua is reasonably quick

The Dave Rennie casebook: Can a Kiwi coach the Wallabies again?

I’d just love to see Pacific islands rugby get more back somehow from their disproportionately great talent pool, whether that be players for them at WCs or financial/development resources.

The Dave Rennie casebook: Can a Kiwi coach the Wallabies again?

Which of the Wallabies players do you think Cheika underutilised/optimized, Nicholas? And how/why?

The Dave Rennie casebook: Can a Kiwi coach the Wallabies again?

Just rewatched the match and was struck by Itoje’s tackling. Try watching his game as a defensive effort and i think you’d say he played pretty well. I say that as someone who was 100% behind S.A and was happy to see them win. I think we’re recolouring his play based on the not very dignified way he accepted his medal.

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

I thought they needed to get Farrell more into the play by bringing him up to 10. Having said all that it’s not great for those players – Mako and Ford that their coach is now saying he should not have picked them.

Jones: I got RWC final selections wrong

And it is very much a (play by play) analysis rather than just a twisting of the knife (in the chest) … But I’m wondering, even in a good performance is it his ball carrying and moving bodies at rucks that he does well even in a good game? I would think the most comparable player to him in the S.A team would be Mostert – a lot of tackles and line-out presence but not a whole lot of grunt. Here it seems more as if he if he is failing to play an Etsebeth type role.

Three minutes when Maro Itoje failed to win the medal he wanted

The league should probably introduce a more complex cap system like they have in the NBA, where (essentially) you can exceed it to retain but not recruit players and where for your excess payments you pay dollar for dollar into a fund that gets distributed to teams that are at or below the cap. That system plays some substantial part in making it harder for the bigger wealthier markets – LA, New York – to just dominate…

Fireworks on the fifth: What the Saracens crisis means for the global game

Hooper’s tackling and ball running are great, but DaveJ has a point, especially with Pocock gone

Rennie a good man as Wallabies coaching job becomes a seller’s market

To me (granted point 1 of course) it’s all about your point 3, I wouldn’t be thinking point 2. They need to hire someone who’s all about growing his players and growing a team (with accountability and no entitlement) and has no ego. Ready to take a bunch of losses and avoid shortcuts in the first year or two.

Rennie a good man as Wallabies coaching job becomes a seller’s market

They’ve got to get talking seriously with a bloke with that much money a’d love for the sport.

The Wrap: Five lessons Australia must learn from the World Cup