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brown was dropped from the squad of 25 last night.

there was a leaked team on the guardian or beeb at lunch today, not sure how accurate it was.

my money on england to win!! c’mon the rose!

Do the Wallabies have reason to be cheerful from Bledisloe 3?

Mate we will find a way to communicate if u want. I can be a contact for her/u here if u need.

Superb city. She will have an absolute ball.

Probably one of the most popular places now for young people to base themselves for some study and fun.

Winter has backed off today. Am out and about it is a lovely 22 degrees.

Need a beer to refresh!

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

36 games is way too much. 30 is too much.

back in the 70’s that was ok. people won’t as big and people had other stuff going on. work is healthy for a rugby player, now is impossible.

25-28 games per year is a fair whack. it is just not the physical side, the mental side is huge as well. look at marler.

Steve Hansen calls for four-month rugby off-season

latu in the bin and told last chance.

easy.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

brett this is from the tiger’s own website news yesterday.

“Leicester Tigers back Matt Toomua has been named in Australia’s 33-man squad for their upcoming Northern Hemisphere tour, while club team mate Tatafu Polota-Nau has been rested from the Autumn internationals by head coach Michael Cheika.”

i know i am a thickie but i knew i didn’t imagine reading that!!

maybe there are some crossed wires somewhere. personally i hope he is rested from the oz games as i want bpa given a fair run.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

cheers brett. i read that tpn was not joining but toomau was. will try and find the article.

very sad about tk. got my hopes reading about his supposed return to the nrc team if they made the final.

“Wins on tour should be gravy on top, if some genuine, markedly noticeable progress is being made. There’s really not much else for the Wallabies to lose in 2018, so why not take the development and experimentation option?”

i love a win, even an ugly win at that, but if we can’t get a win then let’s get some new combos tried out.

we still have a fair few games before the wc it si not the end of the world just yet.

we do not have to settle on an exact xv now and try and make it work if it isn’t.

we have 70% of the 23 set i am sure (16 of 23). let’s use the following tests to nail down those other 7 and their positions.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

lovely sunny spain kazi…

although my summer has disappeared quickly and autumn has decided to go on strike. winter has jumped in and i am only kept warm by the rugby and the rioja.

love the autumn internationals and the 6 nations. great time of year for a rugby tragic like myself.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

i don’t agree james. bear with me as i try to explain my logic on this.

from an organisation pov and player pov, 2 year contracts give both parties the chance to renegotiate on a fair and timely basis. professional intl oz rugby career is on average how long 6-8 years?

2 year contracts mean they are signed an avg of 3 to 4 times in a career. that works well for both parties, if a player’s form drops then the organisation can readjust accordingly or if their form increases then likewise the player can justify more.

how many cases just recently have we seen where someone is playing on a 3 year contract and their form drops after one year and they are out of the team altogether.

we shouldn’t be afraid of people leaving if we don’t give them a 4 or 5 year contract.

an international quality player from 21 to 27 playing well will be playing 12-14 tests a year plus super contract. that is fantastic money. setting up for life money. house paid, kids education covered etc.

they stay for those years and then they have the 60 cap requirement covered. they can then come over this way, if the market wants them, get more cash, once again if the market wants them.

we seem to be glorifying some of the oz players over here thinking that they would solve our problems.

fardy, mowen and white are realistically the ones which we need back. none of the rest would make much difference.

to be honest one of the best oz recruits in the top 14 over past 10 years has been brock james. he wouldn’t get a look in any super team sadly.

just because some ‘big’ names are over here doesn’t mean that they are playing well or are missed in oz.

Brumbies lock in Alaalatoa for four more years

i really enjoy the all blacks. always have. i have massive respect for them since i first started to understand them in 86.

Dear Wallabies, sort it out ASAP please. Sincerely, all rugby fans

3 months seems logical..

Should be possible.

Let’s not kill the golden goose.

Too much intl rugby not only affects the players it also affects the fans.

Steve Hansen calls for four-month rugby off-season

Spot on

Steve Hansen calls for four-month rugby off-season

Once again.. 2 year contracts, max of 3 on the rarest of occasions… Never anymore than 3.

Brumbies lock in Alaalatoa for four more years

poey nailed one in the test just gone by!!

Dear Wallabies, sort it out ASAP please. Sincerely, all rugby fans

knox and kafer shouldn’t even have been mentioned!!

paddy howard before those 2!!

Position vacant: Seeking the Perfect 10 for the Spring Tour

banjo…

brilliant work!

enjoyed that greatly!

many tks

Position vacant: Seeking the Perfect 10 for the Spring Tour

last one of those we had was horan or herbert.

we just don’t have the cattle like you highlander, everyone wants to be a 10 or 7 or a gillie or first drop.

not sold on english but haven’t seen enough of him to justify it.

i have a feeling he is like a matt o’connor type or dom mcguire back in late 80’s.. solid state players but way out of their depth come the intl.

whereas horan, little, herbert, burke, tune dropped in like they were made for it.

just not our time at the moment bar jordan p!!

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

sadly i think the whole ship is rotten to a degree.

like the cricket.

this is definitely not our finest hour.

where are all the 45-55 years olds of our generation? we had a golden generation in sport did that not translate into also being a golden generation of leaders?

Michael Cheika needs coaching help, because plan A is not working for the Wallabies

i think banks maybe one of those guys that thrives on the big stage. not sure why but i have that feeling.

i also had that feeling about mogg.

so my opinion maybe not so flash.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

gary player stole that!!

Michael Cheika needs coaching help, because plan A is not working for the Wallabies

awesome is not adjective that comes to mind when i think of aac.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

if you were up here you would know that 2 of these games are not easy at all and in italy they have a very good coach in o’shea who can pull surprises.

none of the 3 should be expected as wins.

only one of the 3 is below us in the rankings.

perspective vs desire is needed, that said, 3 out of 3 for me.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

fwm..

fionn is not a bad egg, he has his blind spot, like we all do.

deep down, i hope, he wants the best for oz rugby unlike some on here.

my team for wales is the same as yours for these 2 changes.

rodda for arnold, i am biased.

koreibette back in melbourne.

Michael Cheika’s biggest Spring Tour questions

be wary kazi that is fine.

thorn realised that snozz and mcgahan won’t at the races.

he got rid of them and bought in some quality.

i respect that.

he wants to win and he knew that carozza didn’t have the skills for this level and i think he got sold short on mcgahan by a certain section in qru.

the best he could he do within budget and sadly in oz, as we seem to be belly button gazing, was mckay and ryan.

which are both a significant improvement on the previous.

next year is building nicely. look at the team from 1 to 15. it is not bad at all.

young, keen and talented with some older heads to hold the fence when needed.

Adam Ashley-Cooper and Jordan Petaia headline Wallabies' Spring Tour train-on squad

c’mon all you pocket mirror boys.

that backline looks sweet no?

Adam Ashley-Cooper and Jordan Petaia headline Wallabies' Spring Tour train-on squad

dempsey’s last match.

mom vs new zealand this time last year no?

the tahs were itching for him to back, as was all of oz i imagine, but he had rehab fails.

not one negative comment about the guy from anyone on these pages nor gagrs after his comeback this weekend.

if you want to split that hair go for it.

as i said, let cooper play super next year and kick some culo.

we need more competition not less.

Adam Ashley-Cooper and Jordan Petaia headline Wallabies' Spring Tour train-on squad