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Just a rugby and cricket nuffy currently playing Colts footy in Brisbane and a proud BSHS graduate.

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I think it’s extremely plausible for the strongest team to not win all their games, especially if it’s an Australian team (a doubtful scenario but just for arguments sake). The Springboks couldn’t even top their pool and they won the 2019 RWC, for example.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Cheers Rhys

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Read the article

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Yes, seems like we’re on the same page, Fox.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Agreed, regardless of my thoughts on the format I’m extremely excited to see some TT footy.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

I don’t believe so unfortunately.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

“ What anyone is free to do is compile a points table using the final rounds of SRA and SR Oz and the TT and come up with a combined tally.”

Mmm I didn’t even think of this 😂

Will be interesting to see the difference between the tables and how big the difference is. And if the top 2 is affected…

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Waxhead, I’m not claiming that Australia had the strongest team, I was just meaning hypothetically in order to make my point. Perhaps I should have made that clearly.

And again I’m not claiming there should be more rugby jammed into the season.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

I’m certainly not saying there should be more local derbies for the Aussie sides. I’d be quite opposed to that. Read the article.
Edit: ah you beat me to it Joe, thank you

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

No, I’m not blaming any teams. I am however blaming the competition format for the likely possibility that one country’s collective strength over the other will likely be disproportionately represented in the final results.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

If you read the article, you’d see I’m not proposing an increase in games.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

I sure did, Pinetree. If my remember correctly it was the 2018 Super Rugby season where it particularly irked me that the Canes and Crusaders met in the semi final instead of the Final when they were far and away the two best sides.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

I happen to agree with this idea, too.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

Hey Wayne, don’t get me wrong I’m stoked that the tournament looks set to go ahead and I’m sure it will be excellent. I’m simply pointing out what I interpret as a flaw that I haven’t seen talked about.

The problem with Super Rugby Trans-Tasman

You really do forget about some of these players and assume they have retired. Another great read, cheers

Aussie abroad: Josh Valentine

Don’t forget, despite what Michael Cheika would have you believe, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto is primarily a lock.

The big questions coming out of the shortest ever Australian rugby pre-season

Anyone know if a replay is available? You’d think this would be a very basic thing to make available for fans who couldn’t make the game or watch the livestream.

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

I’d have thought Matthew Wade was more likely to be dropped than Burns? Burns has got a good record at test level, especially considering he has been dropped numerous times and even considering his recent subpar form. Would be a serious injustice to have him dropped again.

Whereas Wade has not performed up to standard in the ten tests since he was recalled.

Langer says Test side likely to stay unchanged for June series against Bangladesh

I agree with the sentiment as far as smaller grounds although I don’t think Ballymore was the best example because I believe it’s genuinely not allowed to be played at anymore because it has deteriorated so much. Although perhaps QRU should focus more on fixing it and less on renting Suncorp Stadium.

The Australian view from across the water: Scott Fardy

Had a quick look and the kick was inside the 22 on the 15 metre line so you wouldn’t think the ball falling short of the dead ball line would be the issue although it’s possible they didn’t want to risk a rebound off the upright perhaps. I’d say the players out there didn’t know any better because every one of them looked content when the ball was kicked out… still leaves you wondering what the coaching staff were doing not running a message out and/or letting the players know of the match situation. Here I was thinking the strong second half goal line defense was because Brisbane were intent on a third place finish!

Two favourites, the defending champs, and the best Queenslanders: The road to the NRC semi-finals

Yep, true.

I just thought there’d at least be a coach screaming at them from the sideline to take the points. I believe the QLD Country v Drua game finished just before the Brisbane v Melbourne game so perhaps the coaches didn’t bother to figure out exactly what was needed to finish third.

Two favourites, the defending champs, and the best Queenslanders: The road to the NRC semi-finals

So on the weekend to the best of my knowledge Brisbane City needed to win by 6 points or more to get above Fijian Drua into third place which would mean a trip down to Canberra instead of across the country to play the minor premiers the Force (a 6 point win would’ve put City on equal points with Drua and ahead of Drua in points difference). So why was it that when Brisbane City on full time, up by 3 points and with a penalty right in front of the posts, opted to kick it out instead of taking the 3? Am I wrong in believing that if points on the table are tied, it is then wins that is considered and then points difference that is considered? Am I smarter then all the Brisbane City players, coaching staff and the commentators on Saturday or am I missing something?

Two favourites, the defending champs, and the best Queenslanders: The road to the NRC semi-finals

Yeah I don’t have much of an idea about costs but I think a good estimate would be that to have DRS implemented in Shield cricket would be rather expensive.

I have little opinion about the Shield? I’m not even sure what that means.

I’m offering a gues that no one follows Shield? No, it is common knowledge that Sheffield Shield is followed only by die hard fans and that internationals+big bash is followed exponentially more. In fact Shield doesn’t even generate revenue.

It’s a shame that people on this website would rather resort to playing dumb and throwing around petty comments then have a constructive discussion.

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons

Of course it has to do with how many people watch the game. Cricket Australia don’t particularly care if calls are wrong in Shield because no one is watching and they don’t get backlash. Cricket Australia doesn’t care if players’ Shield futures are on the line, all they care about is money.

I’d imagine the costs to set up expensive microphones in each end of the pitch, pay third umpires and possibly an assistants wage (to control the camera angles shown to the third umpire) would be expensive. Not to mention I have no idea what the process would be like to set up the undoubtedly expensive cameras in line with the popping crease at each end (4 cameras) and having to set up the microphone so that it is perfectly in time with the cameras. But I’d imagine it’d be a massive process. So what is the cost? Millions probably. All this for up to 124 days of cricket that no one really follows?

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons

DRS will never be implemented in Shield and rightfully so. It is costly and no one watches Shield barring die hards. For the final maybe but even then introducing such a big tactical facet to the game in the biggest match would be somewhat farcical.

Maddinson and Harris push Test claims with Shield tons