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Rhys Bosley

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Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

Nah Mate, you just keep blowing the dog whistle and then claim to be misunderstood. It is poor behaviour and I don’t know why the Roar let you constantly get away with it.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

Players who immigrated to Australia to play rugby are in a minority, most either came here when they were kids or were born here and were “discovered” from within the Australian system, just like any other kid would be. This is a reality that has been pointed out to you on many occasions but which you keep ignoring.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

I wouldn’t say Mabo is “bugger all”, just one example, but I agree that there is still a lot more to do.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

“It’s convenient to take players of Pacific Island heritage from a system the Europeans have deliberately ignored & broken, but we do bugger all for developing Indigenous talent”
No it isn’t convenient, Pacific Islanders just earn selection through their commitment and ability at rugby. The same as the many white South Africans who play professional rugby here do, a fact that you don’t seem to have the same problem with.
You have had a bee in your bonnet about the Pacific Islanders in Aussie rugby for as long as I have been here, so to tie that into concern for indigenous rugby seems pretty disingenuous. My suggestion is that instead of constantly trying to cut down Islanders for being better on average at rugby than the rest of us, that you start encouraging non-islanders to embrace the heightened competition that the Islanders bring here. That is what will make us better.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

I think that Australia has made a decent effort to include indigenous culture and history into our national life. I have been here 32 years and attitudes towards indigenous issues have totally changed for the better in that time.

New Zealanders tend to compare the prominence of Maori culture in NZ to Australia and think we are lacking here, but the reality is that the situations are completely different. Maori make up 16% of the NZ population compared to 3% of Australians identifying as indigenous, speak one language compared to many, historically organised into large, agrarian tribes compared to being hunter gatherers, and ultimately became more urbanised than indigenous Australians. Australia is also more ethnically diverse than NZ, with 270 nationalities compared to 213, allowing less “airtime” to each group.

Of course all this means that Maori culture became more prominent in NZ than Indigenous Australian culture has here. I think Aussies will continue to make the effort to raise the prominence of indigenous issues in our national life, but I also think that people from other countries should be careful not to assume what works there works here.

Wallabies unveil new Indigenous jersey but want to attract more First Nations players

Nah, we’ll keep them on and we hope you keep the big NZRU issued knapsack of cockiness on as well, cya in Sydney.

All Blacks produce second-half blitz to claim dominant Bledisloe 2 win

Wallabies off the pace today, it was like watching a different team. What does that mean for the comp, can we still win?

All Blacks produce second-half blitz to claim dominant Bledisloe 2 win

‘Why so seeeeeerious!”

Australia's kryptonite is back in All Black

Off the ball stuff in the Bledisloe? Who would have thought! The usual kiwi response to such complaints is “harden up” isn’t it?

Wallabies coach responds to 'dirty tactics' calls from across the ditch

Incorrect, the Joker was an evil genius ….

Australia's kryptonite is back in All Black

Hey, the Kiwis were the ones who chose to start this discussion with a public bleat about the Wallabies. There is nothing untoward about pointing out hypocrisy under those circumstances.

Wallabies coach responds to 'dirty tactics' calls from across the ditch

I thought our Kryptonite was Brodie Retallick.

Australia's kryptonite is back in All Black

I reckon a Super Rugby team called “The Horde” would be just the thing.

The quick questions: Cracks in the partnership?

I think the biggest issue in this story is Harry’s “imaginative” story telling, or at least I hope he imagined that marriage outcome …. (Shudder)

Oh, and the All Blacks are a bunch of big sooky la las, carrying on about missing Christmas. Essential shift workers like nurses, police and firefighters have to work Xmas all the time and our defence forces miss it entirely on deployment. These All Blacks who are complaining should be told to pull their heads in, it is only one year that they are being asked to put themselves out.

The quick questions: Cracks in the partnership?

In reality he Neville was always a hood lock, but for some reason he has always been overlooked by the Wallabies.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Lets face it, we are probably going to lose in New Zealand anyway, so it isn’t like we would be risking much by giving him a go.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

I know if no other instance where Dauganu has folded under pressure like that and think the finals experience can safely be put down to experience for him.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Excellent summary Dan.
I think we have just seen the next Wallabies first pick 10 in action. A young player who can start in a final after two months off and deliver the composed performance that Lolesio did, should surely be given a crack at test level sooner rather than later.

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Yeah, there were things with the Reffing that I wasn’t happy with, but nobody can say the Brumbies didn’t deserve the win.

Brumbies halt the Red tide to win thrilling Super Rugby AU final

Disappointed as hell but good game Brumbies. As proud as hell about what the Reds have achieved this season.

Brumbies halt the Red tide to win thrilling Super Rugby AU final

That would indicate a better game than if it were 3 by 3.

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

Yeah, my take on it is that the Reds have the better starting 15, but the Brumbies have the better bench. The Reds need to get ahead of them early, because the Brumbies bench and travel could combine to make the last 20 really tough.

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

God is sitting in the Reds coaching box tonight, so Noah will have to wait.

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class

So you haven’t been watching Reds games this season then?

Noah better place than the final for Lolesio to show his class