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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.

Harrison – If TK was on the bench and an outsideback went down then TK to 13 and JoC to outside back since he has played all 3 of those positions, pretty simple.

Michael Cheika sticks solid with winning Wallabies, confirms team for Bledisloe 2

of course, I never excluded attacking cleanouts, there is no reason they get a free hand

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

it says it is a leaked team , I think it is right

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

never said they lost due to a slow backline, however with just a small lift in possession or perhaps none they could win with this backline against the porous wallaby defence out wide.

In the wet I don’t expect the wallabies to be anywhere close to 65% possession.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

I am not sure 35% is repeatable in wet weather

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

Barrett doesn’t have a good kicking game, in the wet Mounga is a lot better choice (IMO).

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

I linked it below

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

not anymore

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

actually I think they are very good changes, Smith is past it and out of form , Ioane is out of form. He has picked 2 speedsters in form, they will pick their way through the defence.

IMO AB’s will now win comfortably.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

Maddocks is not that quick and his defence is really poor.

On CLL it seems his workload is being managed after his leukemia, last year he made himself unavailable for intl’s since he needed rest.

So Toomua is needed to replace CLL unless you move Beale or JoC there.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

no I wouldn’t.

Coleman showed he is back last game and the wallabies need a power lock not a grinder.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

yes far too slow

Seriously Petaia should have been given a go.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/wallabies/wallabies-hit-with-injury-bledisblow/news-story/3827a25eaecea25c4e1e0ae22f94dcca

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

No surprise Wisemantel turned it down.

I really think they will struggle to get a proven quality replacement, just like Qld did last 2 times.

Either a lacklustre (mediocre record) experienced coach or a young up and comer with potential but lacking experience at a high level.

Campese misses NSW Waratahs coaching role

Changes for Wallabies

Arnold out injured, Coleman starts, Simmons bench.

Jones out Wright takes his place.
Banks out AAC takes his place.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

IMO all these changes are quite good for the AB’s.

They have added speed and form with the 2 wingers.

They have added SBW to try and keep Kerevi quiet.

IMO these changes are clever.

If Wallabies don’t kick much like last game then you don’t need a fb/wing hybrid like Smith.
Also the Wallaby defense is very brittle against the speed men, their passive soak drift defence is easily beaten. The stats of the wallaby outside backs in defence are woeful.

This is why Barret was retained at 15.

IMO the AB’s backline will easily cut up the Wallabies.

This is the reason I believe AAC was recalled over Banks for his defense, however he is too slow.

The Wallaby changes by and large though have made mistakes unlike the AB’s.

LSL should be on the bench as the power lock and Jones or Wright starting. Simmon on the bench is a lacklustre one to have a grinder non impact lock there.

AAC is too slow.

Wright on the bench is a very good choice, a genuine lineout option AND a breakdown expert.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

B Smith is past it, time has caught up

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

If the AB’s commit the most infringements it would stand to reason they get the most penalties.

A far more comprehensive analysis than a statistical one is needed. A statistical analysis is useless on its own.

For every game you would have to analyse what the ref is pinging teams for then add in the same infringements that he missed. Then look at how the stats match up.

You could not check for every type of infringement if the ref never in the game pings even one of that type eg angling in on the scrum, often not penalised once.

Also an analyse of the yc’s and rc’s. Which foul plays get cards and what types and which teams get off light for the sameinfringement.

Then the ratio of penalties to yc’s for cynical / repeat infringing.

The raw statistical analysis at best only indicates that the AB’s infringed more so got penalised more.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

it is the fault of players to who indulge in dangerous foul play not the refs for enforcing laws

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

Underhill didn’t play did he?
The point was WALES with 2 small backrowers were beaten by a team with only 1.
It is immaterial what Jones intentions were until injury hit, my point is that in 2 games the higher ranked team who played 2 small backrowers lost to a lower ranked team who didn’t.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

both Jones and Coleman call it for the rebels, Coleman was injured for a large part of the season

Bledisloe blowout overshadowed Wallabies' subtle improvements

hahaha had to add the ad hominem attack despite it being your countryman who started this many times.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

Coleman is a lineout caller as well so they have 3 in Rodda, Coleman and Jones

Bledisloe blowout overshadowed Wallabies' subtle improvements

Paulo – The point is the current way they are adjudicating them it could easily not be called back for foul play.

Yes I am a champion for letter of the law.

The letter of the law does not state that the minimum sanction is a card though for neck contact, in fact it isn’t even a penalty sometimes.

You do realise there is a range and dependent on force and type of neck contact, I have never said all neck contact in clearing out is a yc or rc.

For what I saw of JoC’s one that could just be a penalty since the re was no twisting of the neck when he pulled / dragged him down.

I would want every crocodile roll (which that wasn’t) to be a yc or rc.

Barrett handed three-week ban by SANZAAR

Isn’t Ludlum 190cm? Tom Curry is 1.85cm who is the short one.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue