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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 players have played for a qld or nsw club at some point.

Note qualification is either born in state or played club in state.

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No none is not correct, you need a min of 3 at that level, and aust doesn’t have 3 and why DR is looking at 1 from o/s, he is not looking for 3 from o/s.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

coaching development is vital since it was dropped in the 1990’s the standard has been in decline.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

its going to be a walk in the park don’t you know.

You just need to listen to the humble gracious kiwis on this. 😱

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

cheika was working in collaboration with the super rugby coaches.

He held mid super rugby season camps and had input from those coaches , etc.

All I am saying cheika said and did the same things.

The difference is cheika had all the same input and ignored what didn’t align with his thoughts i.e was never open minded.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

yes, he is due to play sept 5 in top 14 so it depends when intl rugby is actually played here.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

Hardy and Hunter struggled more, Campbell was only on for 18 mins.

How can you say it would be better with Hardy when he was all over the place.

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also it would be a nz run comp with nz officials and nz judiciary, with scheduling of matches done by nz.

Of course it would all be fair and impartial.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

I would be starting Uelese ahead of Faingaa now, as long as he maintains his throwing accuracy.

I have only heard DR talking about selecting locks from o/s , no other position.

I would love Arnold and Rodda but I suspect politically Rodda is a step too far.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

more cohesion having hegarty at 15 and campbell at 14 since both have played together in those positions a number of times. Campbell hasn’t played with hardy at all that I know of.

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CVV – Johnson is not saying anything substantially different to what cheika said for years.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

lock yes worse than before , 10 no.

10 was worse last year with foley being diabolical and cll not able to endure a run of hard tests matches.

This year the prospective 10’s are in form and there is greater depth.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

it is also a poor excuse for the brumbies when the rebels had an equally hard fought game against the force winning only by 5 points.

These excuses are deflection from poor coaching in getting teams prepared, or in bt’s case poor selection and tactics.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

They are not consulting the PI countries because in reality it is a 6th nz super rugby team chosen by ethnicity from the fringe players who don’t make the other super rugby teams, a development team, hopefully paid for by WR because they tag it a PI team.

How many of the players picked in this new team won’t already be residing in nz and are not eligible for the ab’s?

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

Ben – Disagree slightly.

LSL for the wallabies is delivering every game now that he is playing in his correct position. He has wallaby experience and will fill in 1 slot nicely.

Also DR looks like making an exception (or changing the giteau law) to select 1 or 2 locks from o/s.

The Wrap: Topsy-turvy round throws up so many questions

soapit – only you and inside pass are in agreement on this, that adds little weight to you being right.

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inside pass – what twisted logic.

The breaks kept being made on the right side when Hardy was on so somehow starting Hardy on the wing and Campbell at f/b would have stopped those breaks?

Campbell does not organise the defence better than Hegarty from f/b.

You are clasping at straws.

The breaks were made on that flank due to slow cover defence and misalignment not because who the winger was.

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so campbell on wing and hegarty at f/b worked before but the law changes meant it wouldn’t work this time?

I see that as hindsight and rationalisation.

I am not a BT fan but I see good reason on the selection he made with Hegarty.
He made other bigger mistakes in Wright not kept at 6 and McReight starting at 7. Also leaving McDermott out.

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well it was hardy who let in all those breaks down that side, after all Campbell only lasted 18 mins.

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hang on Campbell only played 18 mins and only 1 try went down his wing in that time, so you can hardly say the easy prediction came about.

Hardy was on the wing for most of the time i.e 62 mins.

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worldinunion could be that special friend of yours that follows you around and goes on about beale.

Dutton reference would probably be about how he treats asylum seekers I imagine

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agree with that

However the positive side it may reflect how well specific individuals played and the contributions they made i.e not what it means for individuals but the level they played at.

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can’t even beat the tahs anymore.

So how is BT’s rebuilding really going then?

The Waratahs' youth need guidance

sorry to forgive such mental fragility is too easy.

Poor coaching, poor captaincy, poor team attitude.

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CFS injured and Petaia was out

Yes if CFS was fit then he should have started on the wing.

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