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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.

BT has lost players to money though i.e Kerevi.

Not all the players who have left have been because BT didn’t want to retain them.

It is hard to say that he has created a culture of values that players don’t leave for more money.

He has a large turnover of players every year.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

JD Kiwi – BT hasn’t created a winning team yet.

QC was integral to a team that won a proper super rugby title.

Reds under bt have not come close.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

regardless the rebels improved and the reds stayed the worst until 2020

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

the real test is how many make it at wallaby level, and do the wallabies then win more, and then how many stay

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

Not one OZ team is strong at lock let alone depth so in relative terms reds are fine.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

With the financial predicament of RA and all the franchises I expect a lot of the best players being poached especially players in their mid 20’s so that means reds will really struggle to hold onto their young players if they kick on at test level.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

funny how people thought that, I always saw it was Alan Border.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

True but players like Speight and Higgers are well past their best and better players are available.

I have no issue letting players go who are at the end of their careers.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

That would by why Brumbies are looking at Kuenzle as a backup 12.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

injuries to key players can destroy any of the teams, look at brumbies without Lolesio as an example.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

2017 Reds were 3rd best aust team Rebels worst.
2018 Rebels second best aust team Reds Worst
2019 Rebels second best aust team Reds Worst
2020 Reds second best aust team Rebels 3rd best team

So by FACTS Rebels improved or stayed the same for 2 years from being the worst whilst Reds went worse and stayed the worst team.

Only in 2020 has Wessels actually gone backward.

I think you are being overly harsh.

I do think Wessels should have achieved more than he has though in the time that he has had.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

IMO Reds are more chance of developing into a brumbies clone circa 2002 or Reds 2011 , with their strength being their attack and skills, winning games by blasting the opposition off the park.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

Interestingly Brumbies are even more light on for experience in the backs.

Reds also have Hegarty as well as JoC with a fair bit of experience.

In terms of playing stocks IMO Reds have improved or at least stayed the same level as last year whilst Brumbies have gone backwards slightly.

Reds a very good chance to win it this year in a final against the brumbies, it could easily come down to who tops the leader board and gets the final at home.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

true , you can hardly rate winning the super rugby au as anywhere near comparable to winning super rugby with all countries teams in there.
Often winning the aust conference meant they got to host a qf that was against a team with more points on the table.
At least this year the aust teams get to see where they are playing the NZ teams in the cross tasman games.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

Thorn is the HC no doubt. Jim McKay is the most talented coach at the reds in his area.
He is a better attack coach than the other coaches are in their areas and BT is as a HC, however there is no evidence McKay would be a good HC, a HC requires additional skill sets to a technical assistant coach.

Time for the Reds to shine in 2021

everyone of those is listed as his starting tight 5 for the rebels

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

No issue Reilly starting ahead of Nawaqanitaawase, my question mark was on Moeroa starting and if he didn’t then Perese would be there leaving an opening on the wing.

TBH I didn’t go through your list in minute detail looking for errors, Naisarini at 7 just stood out like dog’s balls.

I’m tempted to look for your intentional error but lack the time right now. Maybe later if no one else comes up with it.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

If Moeroa is a better option then all the better.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

thanks, well at least my guess at captain was right.

Moeroa is so slow and doesn’t have good enough hands.

He didn’t shine when he played in the Tahs ‘A’ team and that was why he didn’t get any starts and when he did play did nothing much.

Lance is vying with Strachan for a bench spot both play f/b and 10. Brachan IMO is the best cover for wing and centre.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

very good write up, thanks very much jez.

Being very picky shouldn’t Naisarini be listed at 8 and not 7.

Choosing the captain for the tahs would be interesting with Newsome not deserving a starting spot and Hooper, and Simmons gone. Almost has to be Jake Gordon as last man standing (doing a bradbury).

Personally I would have Donaldson ahead of Edmed on the bench. Also Peresi in the centres and Mark Nawaqanitawase on the wing. Moeroa hardly deserves a start.

Also Brache on the bench for the force since he covers wing, f/b and 13. But these are minor quibbles.

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

Marvel Movies, Star Wars movies, and the series Mandalorian.

They will also be doing other series set in the star wars universe.

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season

CH9 will do EOYT for the wallabies (if there is a tour), no idea for AB’s or BOKS EOYT.

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season

can’t record, you can pause, rewind and fast forward the show you are watching though

hope 5g improves your wireless signal strength then (when you get it)

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season

The deal will see international matches including Wallabies Tests and the Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, Sydney-based competition the Shute Shield and Queensland comp the Hospital Cup, the Mitre 10 and Currie Cup, plus SANZAAR Union home games, all broadcast live and ad-free on Stan.

So all RC tests.

Furthermore
All home tests (i.e June/July tests) for SA, NZ and Arg

Stan Sport reveals subscription cost ahead of Super Rugby season