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Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

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Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

Thanks for the article CT, it is good to see one by an attendee. Clearly Weasels was giving a bunch of second stringers and clubbies a run, probably to avoid the usual whinges about them never getting a chance come selection time. Still, it was a dominant result from the Reds and it looks like Thorn might have an answer to all those concerns about his halves. The only sour note was Dauganu”s red card after such a brilliant performance, looks like he will be missing the first couple of games.

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

Gladstone, FNQ ….. Lol, Mexicans 😂

Reds look the goods in pre-season trial

I hope so KPOL.

All Black Jordie Barrett knocks over Black Caps great with absolute SEED

To paraphrase the late Sir Robert Muldoon, if Jordie quits the All Blacks and joins the Black Caps, it should improve the performance of both teams.

All Black Jordie Barrett knocks over Black Caps great with absolute SEED

Thorn seems to rate ASY so I would be surprised if he doesn’t start most of the season, through he does start at 8 when LSL is at 6. He seems to still play his 6 rope though, apart from scrum time. The other two are different players, Wilson a traditional 8 and McReight a 7, I think if they get a start they will be likely to play alongside him.

How will Dave Rennie replace the Pooper combination?

Thanks Nick.

I’d say that from the Reds, Angus Scott-Young would be the pick if the Wallabies were looking for a six. He plays the same role as Fardy, high work rate, effective in defence and at the ruck, and has lineout ability. I rate Wright but wouldn’t pick him at six when he has been playing seven all season, he should aim to back up Hooper.

I also rate Dempsey, he slumped a bit after his injury but hopefully he will get his full form back.

How will Dave Rennie replace the Pooper combination?

Excellent article Nick, I like the effort you put into your articles but this exceeds expectations and is one of your best yet! It is great to see one of the Roar Experts going the extra mile and actually interviewing somebody, instead of just writing opinion piece’s that any of us can blat out in 45 minutes. Well done and even better done for choosing such a great player to interview, Fardy has always been one of my favourites for his pure grit, but I didn’t realise there was such a good brain behind all that facial hair 👍

The Australian view from across the water: Scott Fardy

I don’t get how the Rebs can afford such a big squad, I would have thought that this would be an opportunity for them to cut costs and let Maddocks go without replacement.

Rebels and Waratahs discussing move for Jack Maddocks

Thanks Ken, great article. Amongst my earliest rugby memories were the riots against the 1981 Boks tour of NZ, the debate was pretty fierce in the years that followed, including around the Cavaliers tour in 1986. I’m glad the right side won the argument in the end and that the Bokke have shown us what they can do as a rainbow nation last year.

Former Wallabies flanker Barry McDonald passes away

Legend. I’d never heard of him or the “Magnificent Seven” but I’m glad I have now.

Former Wallabies flanker Barry McDonald passes away

Then we would know that after the battle, there would be no minstrels left to write sings about them.

Former All Blacks coach Hansen knighted

Nah, the rest of Australia could still hate the Waratahs, even they were run competently :-).

Wallabies reveal Matt Taylor as new defence coach

I would like to see Stiles get the scrum coach gig, the Reds scrum was formidable when he was forwards coach.

Wallabies reveal Matt Taylor as new defence coach

Perhaps NSW could do better job of identifying and developimg it’s own talent, so that these debates become unnecessary.

Wallabies reveal Matt Taylor as new defence coach

Or so legend has it 😛

The all-time best rugby team I've ever seen

Eales should be in there, he was a dual World Cup winner and captained the Wallabies during a period when they dominated the World. He was a player whose great achievements were only pipped at the post by that Kiwi 7, who coincidentally had his international debut the year that Ealesy retired. His inclusion should be without question.

Mortlock should be on the shortlist at 13 too.

The all-time best rugby team I've ever seen

Smith? He was the bloke Steve Hanson replaced at half time in the 2015 World Cup final, after which the game went wide open, wasn’t he? He could have been replaced with any of a number of 13s from NZ or around the World in that team and the All Blacks would have still gotten the same result.

Nonu deserves a mention though, for pipping Giteau as the best 12 since Horan.

The all-time best rugby team I've ever seen

I agree, it is up to the team to win and World Rugby to get the rules right.

Too right Richie! World Rugby need to get a grip on time-sucking scrums

Fair enough, it sounds like a Scott Johnson/Dave Rennie type arrangement then. Probably the coaching model going forward.

How Stephen Larkham is finding his feet at Munster

At the moment a team that wants to waste time, usually to protect a slim lead near the end of a match, can do so by delaying the scrum. Stopping the clock while packing the scrum would remove the incentive for that sort of gamesmanship.

Too right Richie! World Rugby need to get a grip on time-sucking scrums

Nice article Nick, I rate Larkham and hope he does well in Ireland. I was little surprised that he took a subordinate role though, having already been a head coach. Any ideas whether there are plans for him to he in charge somewhere?

Personally though I reckon the Aussie coach who is prepared to take gig coaching an NPC or Currie Cup side, will come to the Wallabies job better prepared than somebody whose only overseas experience is Europe or Japan. It would mean a lot less money for a couple of years and would probably have to entail being a Super Rugby assistant, but having the experience in the engine room of a thrice World Cup winning nation’s development system would surely be invaluable experience.

How Stephen Larkham is finding his feet at Munster

Well written.
I cancelled Foxtel after the 2015 World Cup, I was seeing Reds home games live anyway and could see most of the away games at the pub. Unless you are a professional couch potato Foxtel is a rip off, Kayo is a better deal for most users but then there are plenty of companies that could offer the same sort of streaming service than that.
Rugby Australia is just doing it’s job by shopping around and it is up to Fox to come up with a competitive offer. By throwing the toys out of the pram, Fox’s leadership are the ones who are showing the sense of entitlement.

Foxtel versus rugby: The next battle

I’ve seen him to everything at fullback that DHP can do and he kicks the ball further. When I was at Suncorp this year he was playing fullback and belted it from one end of the park, three quarters of the way to another, it was phenomenal. Whatever position he plays the Rebels and Wallabies need to find a way to use that more.

It’s a big Super Rugby season ahead for…