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i have seen it in the premiership up here, once maybe twice.

i have never seen it in a test.

i have seen foley try a few times to get a quick in and the ref is standing at the mark waiting for the replay. to cover himself, just in case.

as da said the refs are onto it.

i have though seen a drop goal from in front when there is a min left on the clock to play a couple of times.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

because he got rid of gloria’s fav player.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

That’s the issue. Japan and France and also England have so much more cash than us and therefore good players not great are going overseas for the cash. Fair dues to them.

It creates a vacuum in oz where solid players, not great can command salaries that are above what they should be being paid.

In my eyes.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

Maybe wiz.

I personally don’t think we are as good as we are.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

or maybe we just aren’t as good as we think are.

Wallabies haunted by Ellis Park curse

for me fionn, and again its personal, finegan is a go to for people on this board and gagr.

cockbain for me was the better player. finegan was very good and i am not disputing it. for me though cockbain, and also his brother, were amazing players that i would always love to be beside.

100% you knew you could depend on them to do their job completely and be there to back you up when needed.

finegan had a glory seeking streak to him. again personal experience not everyone’s opinion.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

fionn that is probably the best comment, in my eyes, you have made on here!!

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

My memory is very ordinary don and also out of oz for near on 20 years.

From what I heard around the traps is that is he is a first class lad.

Qld missed a trick in losing him to the brumbies. And then oz did by giving top ups to egos and bringing back way over rated players from up here.

In my opinion of course. The roar offended brigade is in full force and the intl season hasn’t even started!!

😉

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

Huge fan of Moore.

Number of caps isn’t my judge of quality Jez.

Players like skeggs and panoho would have been capped or earned more caps if playing in times of dunning Baxter etc.

Our golden period truly was from 90 to 2001 u look at the talent that couldn’t get into the team that would have walked into today. Maddocks for Pete’s sake. Jorgensen or even constable make him look like a reserve grade club player.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

Trying to remember any left footed kicker wiz in oz rugby.

Rarer than hen’s teeth.

Hence having guys train

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

yep agreed qed.

i am a big fan of his. some serious gas on him.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

jez. that is my opinion.

out of curousity how many times did mcqueen start with finegan over cockbain?

the thing was that was a near on perfectly balanced back 5 with eales, giffin, cockbain, wilson and kef.

finegan was a great player to come on for the last 20. so long as he didn’t give away too many penalties.

ps spell check did o’connor for me. my bad for not checking. he was a good magpie lad and was studying law back in the day. no idea what he does now.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

cheers don. think he was a vilanova boy from memory.

thought he had a bought a cafe in france. maybe i was wrong about that.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

how was he dropped permanently?

he signed overseas, for whatever reason he only knows.

cheika, or whoever the oz coach is, can’t pick a player that is playing overseas, unless they have 60 caps.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

mate i need to sleep. i am not as young as you lads and my old man p iss in a couple of hours kills my beauty regime.

the past is the past.

forward we go. to kick some di rty saffa b utt on saturday!!

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

all i am saying is that he was dropped by larkham before cheika did.

i am not saying i agree with it. although i do remember him hot being as effective as he was in 15. remember i am long on fardy. check for my comments on here wanting him captain for 2015. nobody agreed with me, actually as per usual copped a bit of stick.

i am not a cheika fan boy in the slightest, i will though highlight some facts that seem to be passed over in the abuse of cheika.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

and this one mate.

you even feature a few times.

Scott Fardy sensationally dropped for Brumbies’ clash with the Force

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

fionn read this article.

https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12334/10794596/scott-fardy-dropped-by-brumbies-for-western-force-clash

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

You keep saying that, but unless you’re privy to a personal relationship with Larkham I’m unaware of, you don’t know that.

i do not.

i do know that he was dropped and not rotated.

Brumbies back-rower Scott Fardy has been dropped from the side ahead of their clash against the Western Force. Coach Stephen Larkham has said that the decision is ‘tactical’ and the Wallaby player is fully fit, but will start from the bench.
Fardy signed for Leinster in Ireland earlier in the week and it is reported that the decision wasn’t too popular with Australian rugby, especially given the departures of Dave Dennis, Ben Mowen and Liam Gill in recent years.

Ben Hyne is set to take his place in the six jersey, earning just his second Super Rugby cap.

from first quick google search. there are more.

by the way who is ben hyne? fardy was out of form and also seemed to have rocked the boat. replaced by a guy i have never heard of.

apologies to ben.

so larkham was petty and or he was giving a kick up the re ar end to fardy.

he wasn’t rotated like foley etc in a world cup year re gibson.

far, far from it.

amazing how history can be re-written over time and without people fact checking.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

agree to disagree sm.

have a look at these boards from pre world cup 2015 and same voices saying the same thing.

we got to the final and lost against one of the best teams ever.

not a bad effort at all considering most on here, who are still here, were harping that we wouldn’t get out of the pool.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

we haven’t had a ten that can kick off both feet since lynagh!!

larkham couldn’t!!

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

Fardy was one of the few experienced players in the side, and by far the best. The Brumbies topped the Aussie conference that year with a rookie team, and it was entirely down to Fardy.

you know the ins and outs of the brumbies more than me for sure. this comment though is selling the other squad members short.

gibson et al rested their players this season as per wc planning. fardy, i repeat, was dropped. mixed signals from coaches and player to cover it up or highlight depending on was talking, read the articles at the time.

fardy wasn’t playing that well in my eyes, in your eyes maybe he was.

as for the wallabies not needing a kefu as much as breakdown guy, will agree to disagree again. one position where we have had no problems over the past 40 years producing is 7. just think back to roche/codey in 84 and go forward.

what we haven’t produced since kef is another kef and i would give my left testie for a line bending, off loading player like kef today.

we have a hooper, we have a wright within next 2 years the under 20 cap mcreight will be kicking in.

7 is not our issue, never really has been.

having 2 sevens make a 6 and 7 or 7 and 8 shows where our issues have been since kef retired.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

mate we are all on the outside of the fish bowl looking in.

i assume, i know i am.

larkham dropped him.

cheika dropped him.

i wanted him captain of oz after mowen, but even i could see his form was off.

maybe he could he see the writing on the wall from something inside of him or from the outer, we will never know and only he knows.

signing an overseas contract, i promise u from knowledge, is not one week to the next.

fardy is a very good player that left, sadly we have had a fair whack do it.

would he have made a difference to the last 2 years, probably not.

in my eyes we need a kefu more than a fardy.

i repeat in my eyes!

fardy is a bit like a poor man’s cockbain. not many on here remember cockbain, i am sure, they go with the over hyped finegan. mark buzzard o’connor was atleast the equal to a fardy.

problem for buzz was he was born in the golden generation.

oz rugby needs far more cockbains, buzzards and fardys. less look at me instagram/twitter fellas.

once again, that is just me and my old rose coloured glasses!!

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

love it catchy!!

made me chuckle!

am off to get that elusive beauty sleep myself now.

saturday is going to be a great day. the good green and gold to win and the boss is going to get a new handbag and shoes on my mom bet!!

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed

agreed fionn, to a small extent.

in my defence i will say, have a google at the time of the ‘resting’… mixed signals seemed to be more the order of the day. even here on the roar. some famous names making comments!

as for stiles, less said the better.

Tom Banks, Nic White named to start as Wallabies side to play South Africa is revealed