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There’s certainly areas in his game he needs to tighten up – some poor discipline and errors at times that had me yelling at the tv. But I think that he has shown, this year, some big progress eg vs Boks 2nd test and Nick’s analysis hints at that. Like the wallabies need to as a squad though, he must keep improving, especially discipline as you noted.

Is Taniela Tupou top of the props?

He said he always wanted to play for the wallabies, that was his families team and part of his family lives over here which was why he came. Not that he threw his toys out the cot

Is Taniela Tupou top of the props?

Yeah agree westie. Aus, NZ and the pacific region have close ties so it’s no surprise there is some player crossover from where they were born then moved to etc. I hate the idea some people think that NZ and OZ trawl the pacific region for players as it’s certainly not the case, most naturalised players are in the Northern Hemisphere.

Son of Wallabies hero and ex-Schoolboys winger called up as Japan names squad to face Wallabies

Poor comment. Diminish a man who has gone through all that and come back to professional sport for the sake of the contents of an article that is written about him? Low blow mate.

New Super Rugby franchise set to name inspirational Lealiifano as first captain

PSDT is a 6 not a 7 with SA playing them the other way round. He would walk into the 6 jumper in other any nation.

Time to 'do a Lions' and pick a Southern Hemisphere All Stars to bring four nations together

Yes, over in the ditch they have been luckier than many this side. Certainly overall luckier with the lives they have been able to lead during it all. Still, I feel for those players missing out, would have been a fantastic environment to play some rugby in.

The Wrap: Why Sam Cane and Kieran Read are poles apart and why it matters

He was one of the best players in the RC this year. What more can he do?

Time to 'do a Lions' and pick a Southern Hemisphere All Stars to bring four nations together

No point replying idiots my man, Shame we were racists and couldn’t be there!

'No justification for secrecy': Rassie fails in bid to have World Rugby hearing open to public

You’re saying Hooper hasn’t been a standout for the Wallabies???

Time to 'do a Lions' and pick a Southern Hemisphere All Stars to bring four nations together

The mascot should be a chimera thingy. Puma head, wallaby tail, springbok body and a kiwis legs 😂

Seriously though it would be cool. I wouldn’t also mind an ANZAC squad like someone else suggested. A match on Nov 11 each year up North vs someone would be pretty special.

Time to 'do a Lions' and pick a Southern Hemisphere All Stars to bring four nations together

I did not know that and what a shame Geoff. I am not familiar with the politics with regards to lockdowns and restrictions in NZ but if it is like Aus I imagine it would be somewhat arbitrary and really unfair to those who missed out. I checked and it is the same place so I can already imagine the kind of salt of the earth people they are. A big shame.

The Wrap: Why Sam Cane and Kieran Read are poles apart and why it matters

Very interesting read about Cane, Geoff. Watched the match highlights – and I was impressed by a few, especially the Whanganui number 8. I was unaware though that Cane was from Reporoa, would that be the same place as the club side featured in the documentary “The Ground We Won”? That was a really enjoyable watch and encapsulated what I imagine a similar community to what I saw supporting king country on the weekend. Fantastic to see the connection to grassroots.

The Wrap: Why Sam Cane and Kieran Read are poles apart and why it matters

Yeah I haven’t watched much northern club rugby but by the sounds he’s been pretty good. Main thing is he’s improved his conditioning apparently at Saracens and now La Rochelle. I was watching highlights of Kerevi the other day before he left and he was bigger and has since slimmed a bit after being in japan. If Skelton is similar then that’ll be great

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

I certainly am not hyping them and I reckon most rugby nuts are happy with how things have gone lately but realise things can change very quickly. If they keep improving and playing consistent, smart, rugby that is what I want to see. Hopefully the results follow with that.

'We're trying to bring them home': Everything Rennie said on Euro star strategy, brutal youth cull and Kurtley call

I believe so Nick. Listed as both 8/centre hybrid for tahs and I’ve seen him play both before too at Sunwolves. Mostly at 8 granted but with a busy tahs back row and DR looking for power in the centres like you’ve highlighted, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets some time. Only thing is Foketi, Perese and Walton have been our best there.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Uru and Fotuaika are ineligible for selection. Next year I believe both will be available. They have already been exposed to the camp regardless, don’t think they’re getting shunted.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Fotuakia is not yet eligible for Wallaby selection. Maybe in 2022 however not certain. He was training with the squad in the French series though apparently.

WALLABIES SQUAD: Skelton returns, Perese gets another shot, Noah left behind

Yeah I agree Bluffboy. I am keeping everything tempered and the champers on ice until they win some more big matches. I really hope they can make some real noise over in Japan and Europe this year.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

No worries mate. Plus another year of experience for the younger guys, hopefully we can start to see some improvements across the board.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Ah I see, I didn’t know that. I know what you mean though and I agree, he hasn’t nailed down a spot somewhere to the point they’re desperate to hold onto them. But from what I’ve seen, he’s been solid enough and at the tahs i will take that after last season

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

Too many times. I want to see cold hard consistency on this tour please. And then I think England tour next July. Hopefully the boys can prove it to us this time.

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

He played back row/centre for the sun wolves and was one of their best. 1.88m and 103kg-he’s pretty similar to SK

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Don’t get me thinking too far ahead SMI! 😛

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

Watch out for Vosayaco at the tahs this year. He could be the Kerevi clone we need

Coach’s Corner Issue 29: Do the All Blacks have a soft centre?

He has now played at all 5 super clubs, certainly a roving player throughout the career! But he is a good scrummager and has accrued a fair bit of experience in his time. That’s just what the baby tahs need, someone to help stabilise the scrum and a guy who’s seen it and done it before.

Waratahs lock in one-year deals to strengthen front row

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