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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.

theoretically you don’t have to be a carbon based lifeform.
Silicon is a possibility as well.

I was keeping the science to a minimum for him.

I mean it is also possible to get the energy source from inside the planet and be far away from a star, very unlikely but possible assuming it doesn’t need liquid water.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

life on other planets is almost a mathematical certainty if you consider how many stars with planets circling them there are assuming you need the regular heat from a nearby star.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

The low risk, low penalty style of Ireland may have something to do with it.

The main infringing they do is their rush defence but since refs for some unknown reason don’t want to police offside properly this doesn’t impact them.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

but that leaves the semi and final to sort things out

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

ah yes agree on the hypocrisy there.
I was not criticisng you doing it, but it seems the knee jerk justification like school kids, but they do it too.
Just because others do it doesn’t mean it makes it ok or right for the AB’s to do it.
Offsides are policed very poorly and inconsistently. Teams that use the rush defence are offside more often but are not penalised much more.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

it is not hypocrisy to say ab’s are doing it.

It would be if you claim that is bad but ok for your own team, if you deny that your team does some then that is being blindly biased but not hypocrisy.

Besides I have always accept all teams do it to some extent.

Don’t agree at all AB’s are refereed to a harsher standard re cynical play at all.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

Paulo – Nothing to do with the kiwi dollar or kiwi audience.

It has everything to do with the world wide audience and world broadcast ratings.

Very very big money in that.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

i know that stat, my point is what they are for.

Look at the ratio of penalties to yc’s and the ab’s are blessed with the tolerance of referees.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

never , just top of the pops in it i.e the most profilgerate and cyncial since it is so systematic.

The old but others do it too defence is always used.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

The old he does it too defence is it?

Someone has to do it the most frequently and the AB’s like in many other things are top of that list as well.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

not at all.

Say Joubert had not called a penalty it was a scrum to Wallabies near the scottish 22, with some time on the clock.

You can’t say Scotland would have won as a certainty.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

cmon he was better than Hooper as a jumper!

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

the scrum went pear shaped for quite a while after Ledesma left so the criticism was warranted

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

JoC has been wearing the 13 jersey but often in attack he has come in at either 10 or 12 with Kerevi outside him

Lealiifano concerned over ability to go the distance

Boomeranga – He has always maintained he leaves the opposition analysis to his assistants, what is staggering is he tells them to do less of it.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

yc’s for head highs not for repeated infringements, I am talking about cynical play after all

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

that link whilst interesting is very immaterial, I never stated that AB’s were thuggish.

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

I have known for a while that Cheika doesn’t analyse the oppositon , as astounding as that sounds.

He leaves it up to the assistant coaches or so I thought.

My worst fears have been confirmed when Cheika at an interview just released stated
‘I’m always telling our coaches not to watch the opposition so much.’

It is bad enough he doesn’t analyse the opposition but actively discourages his assistant coaches to do so.
Is this so they don’t come up with plans to counter the opposition or take advantage of a weakness that doesn’t match Cheika’s grandplan of running the ball the aussie way.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

you learn from your mistakes

Law of averages could be a worry for New Zealand

either a cunning stunt or Cheika is a stunning c…

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

or Skeen getting Farrell red carded

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

Seems very very personal re Cheika and QC.

Question Cheikas tactics or actually think for yourself and play whats in front of you and there is the highway.

Cheika knew about CLL last year. CLL made himself unavailable last year for intls saying the strain would be too much.

It is laughable considering the poor form of Foley last year and Toomua playing so poorly in super rugby and not having played 10 for years that QC was not in the RC squad to see how he would go.

Same sort of issue Cheika has had with 6/8 for ages. Makes Fardy unwelcome because he didn’t see him being able to last to the next rwc. Probably more likely Fardy was his own man. Rejects the inform Higginbotham. Then keeps playing Mumm and then Hanigan (Mumm 2.0) and it never works.

Lealiifano concerned over ability to go the distance

trouble is Cheika even just recently stated Wallabies don’t have or believe in a kicking game

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

IMO Wallabies pack has the edge on England overall.

The English backs are a lot better though. They also have far better coaches.

So yes England should win.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England

last world cup only australia played 2 opensiders, that could be major reason the lineout was an achilles heal, that and Skelton was one of the non jumpers.

Wallabies (lineout) rising: Rugby World Cup quarter-final hope against England