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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.

most forced by injury or set up to fail like Toomua at 10 with Foley at 12.

Eight talking points from Super Rugby Round 6

IMO Cheika has a real problem admitting he is wrong about anything, that extends to giving time to players he didn’t initially rate mainly because they may prove him wrong and have a blinder. A subconscious thing.

Eight talking points from Super Rugby Round 6

IMO Slipper was the best brumby

I would have Slipper ahead of Sio for LHP for the wallabies

Eight talking points from Super Rugby Round 6

exactly

IMO the TMO should always get involved if clear illegal play either prevented or allowed a try to be scored, and for all dangerous foul play

The Wrap: Is this SANZAAR’s ‘Spinal Tap’ moment?

IMO the reduction of the TMO being involved is a bad thing.

More foul play is being missed.
Also more tries are being awarded that should not be.

Even worse the refereeing standard is even worse, perhaps just a correlation and not related to less TMO involvement.

If the refereeing standard is so poor then an involved TMO is needed more than ever to correct the ever increasing errors by the refs.

The Wrap: Is this SANZAAR’s ‘Spinal Tap’ moment?

PLEASE it is LOSE (as in game) not LOOSE (as in garment not being tight)

The battle for the mind with psychologists for England and the Waratahs

Kerevi was the MoM against brumbies and he played 12.

Kerevi would be another contender for 12 and in very good form.

Eight talking points from Super Rugby Round 6

yep Kerevi had a great game.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 6

He did ok but was not the best performed 10 in the week.

I think the author felt compelled to include 1 tah at least since they beat the crusaders.

The sharks 10 was better. QC was better. Barrett was better.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 6

too bad Foley fails at all the most important aspects of a 10.

A poor playmaker, a tactical kicker, a poor distance kicker, a poor long pass, very poor vision for the game, poor decision maker. Charged down often and throws a lot of intercepts.

He does run the ball well and a very good support runner, a good short pass. If he was bigger and a better tackler he would be a good 12.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

however coaching at all levels is of quite a low standard, look at how poor some of the basic skills are across all levels all teams.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

I too think Dempsey is way over rated and all from 1 very good half against the AB’S.

He has not recovered well from his injury, the same one Elsom never recovered from if memory serves correctly.

Valetini lacks experience even at super rugby level and is very injury prone however he looks very good in the short time he has been on.

L Jones, Naisarani, Higginbotham, McCaffery all ahead of Dempsey for mine.

Timu I hope doesn’t turn into a 1 season super rugby wonder, he has really not come on like you would hope. Barely an impact off the bench for the reds.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

CB2 – I would have Slipper ahead of JP Smith.Besides JP Smith player for western province 2015-2016 so won’t be eligible.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

connor33 – that backline is too slow.

You need Banks or Koirebette in the back 3 preferably Banks.

I would add Slipper as the bench LHP as a minimum, in at least equal form to Sio AND is more experienced at intl level.

Lukhan at lock over Simmons.

McCaffery on the bench but understand Hooper instead because of experience factor.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

agree, however Toomua at 12 is a good option and then having Kerevi at 13 is a risk in defense at intl level.

The Wallabies team that can bring home the World Cup

Growth used to be the way to success, instead some bright spark thinks decline is the way to success.

First cut 3 teams, that would fix things.

Hmmm, didn’t work, I know lets cut more teams.

That won’t work, so, who will be cut after Sunwolves?

Honestly right now Reds instead of sunwolves should be cut.

RA can’t support 4 teams, that hasn’t worked for them, look at last years intl results, so following the logic of cutting WA the Reds should be cut, after all they are losing money hand over fist.

SANZAAR's Sunwolves decision is all dollars and no sense

its not the media giants, only SA Rugby is pushing this and everyone else folded

SANZAAR's Sunwolves decision is all dollars and no sense

Good article yet again NB.

One thing Cheika selects players with neither much talent nor are they mentally tough (big difference to physically tough)

Hanigan, Phipps, Foley (physically yes but not mentally) come to mind

The major issue is a lack of mentally tough players in fact probably due to the yes man culture that is encouraged i.e Fardy gone.

That is one reason a player like McCaffery would improve the team and culture a lot.

How will Michael Cheika solve the talent versus toughness equation?

I will give you credit David, you have selected a better team than Cheika left to his own devices would.

I disagree with a few of your choices however either my chocies are on the bench or the differences are arguable like proven good recent intl performance or the player adds a point of difference like Hooper or Beale as an impact player when well behind.

That said TPN seems well past it.

A sneak preview of the new Wallabies selection panel's first meeting

If Beale was in better form, got fit, I would have him at 15 and move Banks to wing to replace Speight but even then it would be 5 tahs in the combined starting lineup.

How will Michael Cheika solve the talent versus toughness equation?

even being a tahs supporter I would have more Brumbies

01 Sio
02 Faingaa
03 AAA
04 Arnold
05 Simmons
06 Valentini / Cusack
07 Hooper
08 McCaffery

09 Powell
10 CLL
11 Speight
12 Hunt
13 Kuridrani
14 Folau
15 Banks

So only 4 Tahs in starting 15

How will Michael Cheika solve the talent versus toughness equation?

PEYPER KEPT YELLING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER NO PROBLEM

Hard work and discipline has to be the new Australian way

additionally it means Hooper can be dropped for Pocock

It is time the Wallabies moved on from the Pooper

don’t care about anyone leaving after rwc, that should have no discussion re test selection.

If he is not injured you select Pocock, if he is injured you don’t.

It is time the Wallabies moved on from the Pooper

exactly outside of the dubious scrum penalties most if not all were correct against the rebels and yes maybe even more yc’s.

The issue is the same interpretations were NOT applied to the lions, they made exactly the same offences and not penalised.

Also not going to the TMO for the Koroibete try and ruling a knockon by Cooper when he tried placing it back but a lions hand pilfered it backwards

Hard work and discipline has to be the new Australian way