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Who wins the John Eales Medal?

As I cast back my mind over the last 12 months of internationals, quite aptly, the phrase “nobody is perfect” comes to mind. That phrase, of course, is synonymous with John Eales and for good reason. This then makes me think of the upcoming John Eales medal award.

No he has 74 tests right now.

He played 2 against boks and 2 against arg, so he was on exactly 70 tests when he was brought in.

Everything Dave Rennie said on Quade's club vs country intrigue, big JOC call, Jordie's puzzling issue

Andy – Best player now.

Ambiguous term produced tough, does that mean started their professional career in the last 20 years or the best in the last 20 years?

Stephen Larkham was better and 20 years ago at his peak but did start his career more than 20 years ago.

George Smith was 21 20years ago and he was better at his best.

IMO Pocock was better at his best as well.

Hooper: A crucial 2023 World Cup lesson starts now for promising young Wallabies outfit

Not sure if it is arrogance but the players are sore losers.

Look at how they behaved in losing the rwc , taking their medals off right away, not being respectful and bowing properly to the japanese people but being sour and scowling.

The Enigma of England: Second best but always expecting a slip up

I would say Petaia is a certainty in the 23 as well.

Wright is close to one as well as long as he doesn’t have a bad day like he did against France.

It is mainly the bench spots being contested.

So bench hooker is wide open, Philip and Swain and Skelton vying for bench lock position, blindside between Swinton and Leota (Samu bench only), Wright and Petaia contesting who starts and who is bench.

Rennie backs Paisami in Wallabies return

of course I didn’t see it happening but you thought it only happened because of covid, and I disagree with that, covid or no covid it would have panned out the same way IMO.

Everything Dave Rennie said on Quade's club vs country intrigue, big JOC call, Jordie's puzzling issue

yes.

Without covid NL was still failing, and JoC had a long injury.
No other 10 had been developed which covid did not stop him doing. DR could have named another 10 in his original wallaby squad for development.

So without covid IMO QC would still have been in the squad as a mentor , coaching NL.

So without covid he had a choice of starting Harrison , Carter etc without anytime in the squad or using QC who had done so well in training.

Everything Dave Rennie said on Quade's club vs country intrigue, big JOC call, Jordie's puzzling issue

QC qualified under the giteau law so it is not the case for him

Everything Dave Rennie said on Quade's club vs country intrigue, big JOC call, Jordie's puzzling issue

ozinsa – Thats actually not true re 100% availability.

QC had 70 test caps so was eligible under the giteau law so there was a very small chance that he could be recalled.

Everything Dave Rennie said on Quade's club vs country intrigue, big JOC call, Jordie's puzzling issue

The main benefit is to keep RA afloat, without the money from the RWC Aust rugby could easily go belly up.

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

sure but it is a developing country isn’t it?

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

I think RA have no chance

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

I see it as a done deal myself.

WR really wants to expand in the USA.

The potential revenue, broadcast deals.

P/E will push it.

For a western country very unsafe though.

It should be a success since the Americans love big events, but it would be a one off IMO, it won’t have the same boost to popularity like it has for Japan.

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

It is very dangerous in many (probably all) cities in the usa if you go to the wrong area, nothing close to it here.

I remember staying in a quality hotel in San Francisco and the receptionist knowing I was a foreigner (I was there for a conference) warned me not to go just 2 streets over especially at night. I went close to have a look and I am glad she warned me.

In Fort Lauderdale (just nth of Miami ) the family was having a walk and an explore coming back from a Caribbean cruise and the police stopped us and asked where we were going. They heard our accents and said if I kept going in that direction it would be at great risk and the police would take a fair bit of time to come and help , only go there in force.

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

I had the best times with them from 13-17 since they were into playing rugby and the adventure family holidays, caving, canyoning, white water rafting in the summer , skiing in the winter. Wife did all of it as well.

Then pretty good times continued when they went to uni and they still lived at home.

As an example they had poker nights with their friends and they invited me to play.

We still went skiing every year together as a family etc but not the summer stuff, too many parties, girlfriends etc.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

If you want real honesty I did not fall automatically in love with either of my sons.

It was only after they grew a bit like you say walking that I (no wife) took them on long beach / rock explores that we really bonded, the discovery, the talking , the fun, the love grew and stayed.

I have often told my wife this and she totally understands it, compared to having a living being growing inside you, and bonding with breast feeding etc.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

My guess would be mainly reds supporters, so not much surprise that they see red.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

there speaks entitlement to starting.

If the family was so important then take paternity leave for the year and rule yourself out including home games. That would be honourable.

If instead you say I will come but only if I start otherwise family is more important, I would say fine stay home , this year and probably next year as well.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

it is called critical thinking

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

it will probably end up that way, and not long after that professional rugby in aust dies and wallabies become permanent second tier or lower

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

probably sensationalism and made up, by the journo, it is fox after all , and they always try and paint the worst picture of rugby.

Same guy keeps implying / even saying QC doesn’t actually want to go on the euro tour but not 1 quote to back it up.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

Considering Kearns is running the RA bid for the RWC I never had much hope of getting it anyway.

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

or take paternity leave but not spit the dummy because you were not selected for home games.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

IMO a player should only be miffed if he is playing better and gets ignored, especially when his work ons are a joke, like QC when told to work on his passing when Cheika dropped him.

WALLABIES TEAM CONFIRMED: Kerevi injury paves way for Paisami return, Brumbies hooker set for debut

Both could easily make it to the RWC, and I for one hope so.

Of course losing both of them will lessen the win chances, it is logical, losing any 2 starters for lesser players makes a team weaker.

In this case they are vital players and their replacements showed how much a gap there is.

The Thursday rugby two-up: Spring Tour hopes and dreams

Money talks, USA will get it.

Rugby Australia faces rival bid from USA to host 2027 World Cup

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