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Richard

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Just love me rugby and cricket. Don't mind a bit of league on the side and AFL during the finals. Tennis, golf, surfing etc...you name it and I'll have a crack a being second best at it.

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The Reds attack is based on their defense. Have only allowed 15 points to be scored against them in the last 3 games, letting in only 2 tries. The Brumbies ‘bad night at the office’ was because of the defensive pressure that Reds applied. Kicking straight to Banks all night and forcing him to run it back because of the attacking threats in the back three was one obvious tactic they used. Defense win premierships. BT almost never talks about attack, now that the D is rock solid he must be quietly confident about his team winning the comp.

The Brumbies just don't have the tools to compete with the Reds

Another fun fact about Reesjan Pasitoa is that he actually a Perth local who moved east to further his rugby at Nudgee College so it would be perfect home coming.

I think they should definitely prioritize getting OS based players back, as well as the three lads who dogged the Reds.

What I don’t want to see ever again is what happened last time they went recruiting where they basically gutted the Reds – the weakest team at that time – which weakened the overall standard. I think the players who’ve proposed would fit well for internal transfer to give them more opportunity.

They need to do it the hard way this time – like the current Reds – build a good committed squad over time with the injection of some experienced talent. Not just throw money at the problem and hope it works, like the Rebels.

Twiggy, here's your 2021 shopping list

Hey mate

That was a correction made by the editors. I used a stronger word. Don’t know why you got rejected.

Your comments made me smile. Maybe you’re right but at least we have Chairman who is been visible and appears to ‘get’ rugby and, more importantly, what the community needs right now.

You must remember he is both a News Copy guy and a former News Corp guy. He had a successful stint at Channel 10.

Only time will tell. The SMH piece today gives me a lot of hope. He’s not going to back down and sell Aus rugby for 30 pieces of silver.

As far as Kerns is concerned. He’ll either deliver or he won’t. I’m going to judge him on that.

Phil Kearns: Keeping the elephants inside the tent

I am sure for a local whose left that beautiful country because it’s such a great place to live this option is sufficient. For most other people….we just don’t care.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Totally agree. Good governance is the key the good performance any organisation. Fortunately, it has been reported, that McLennan is working on that now too. Proposed full constitutional and governance reform. Give more operational responsibility back to the states.

Phil Kearns: Keeping the elephants inside the tent

Yeah I think that is all very fair. Not a lot of people can remember that he was the key man with WRC stuff. All those guys ended up taking all the money off the table for themselves, leaving basically nothing for the grassroots….and here we are today.
Some of the points this you have mentioned are reasons why I think McLennan is such canny operator. He doesn’t want to fight with those people. Just put Phil in corner and let him play with himself.

Phil Kearns: Keeping the elephants inside the tent

Yeah that’s a fair call but as you know our Perth team owner could buy his own TV station just to broadcast his games.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Peter, I really don’t care what you and your Qanno mates get up to in you spare time. This is sports site and I was wrote about a sport matter.
I would love to have this conversation face to face but I know what you r type is like and it’s certainly not as tough as you pretend to be in these treads.
Stay classy. BLM.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Ha. No it’s actually the brand value of SA rugby teams that is non existent.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Cool man. Great too see you showing your solidarity with your community. So which fans in Australia are you prepared to burn so you can watch some unknown bunch of SA dudes play at 3am.

Besides the only reason SA fans are blowing up is because at this stage they don’t have a comp this year, next year and at this stage, anytime.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Yeah they did make the finals and won zero. 😢

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Not true at all.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Well we pulled $10m out of fox for short domestic comp while on our knees so we’ll find it. Also it cost $300k per team to fly their for 2 weeks. So there’s another $1m +.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Well if you buy the ads then you would know the ratings. Why are you asking me?
Also interesting stats you have provided there. Kinda proves how weak NZRU position is in all this.
30% of viewers – Lets say viewers equal 4 million people. So 1.2 million people viewed SR in 2019. That’s cute, its almost the population of Brisbane.
If I was brand looking for growth I know where I’d be looking to go.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Hey Pete, have you ever tried to seat large family gathering like a wedding, there’s politics in it isn’t there? There’s politics in everything, especially sport. Don’t be so naive.
First, my references were metaphors and if you look through these comments you can see my standard response to that point.
Second, before you tell someone to “do their own thinking” because of what they have “seen on predominantly left wing mainstream media” you should really ask yourself the same question.
I mean you’re in Australia and I live in America so what exactly do you know about whats going over here? What sources are you relying on to keep you informed about the facts. I just live here…please enlighten me.
This article wasn’t about politics which most people are able recognize pretty easily. Unfortunately there are still a few bricks out there.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Ok. Then go for it. We don’t care. Honestly.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

Do want me to go and dig up the ratings Don. Nah you can do that yourself.

Enjoy watching those replays mate.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

If someone could please advise the nexus between this comment and my article that would be great.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Trumpian, really? Yes.

Its dark, it dishonest, it divisive, its uniformed…shall I go on.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Thanks for the comment. I would like to think that I have that discerning mind.

I agree, a few years ago he was calling out a lot of stuff that needed to be said. Now days I have no idea what his objective is other than to be destructive.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Many do unfortunately and his uniformed views are far too pervasive in the rugby community IMO.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones

Don the data would suggest you’re in the minority but they do usually put out 1 or 2 decent sides. rugby is not going grow by appealing to people who get up 3am to watch SA games. That’s just the facts.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

It’s probably just a bluff to counter Aus bluff that we will go it alone. Eventually we’ll bluff each other into a TT comp. either that or A NZ Team will be flying over Aus on the way and back to SA pretty regularly while the Aus just sit there a waiting for it to implode.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

That’s nice. Here are some fact. NZ and Aus audiences do not care much for SA rugby club teams. I haven’t looked at the numbers but Considering Crusaders have 10 (I think), Aus 4, then rest is split between SA and the other NZ winners. So SA hasn’t done that great in 25 years. Also the lions went 0 3 in finals. A pathetic effort. Further, who will be playing in SA. Seriously, right now SA can put up 1 to 2 teams tops that are competitive much like Australia. The difference for Aus been they can improve that situation where as SA can not. In summary why would NZ or Aus travel to SA to play teams no one knows with players know one knows just to entertain the “beauty of SA rugby”.

Sorry Australia, the other two nations will supercharge southern hemisphere rugby

It’s difficult aye. Dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t. I’m more of a fight kinda guy.

A rebuttal of Alan Jones