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Rob Cayzer. Go Australia!

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A book, MrChook
Is a good look
Something some coaches should have partook

Welcome back to the big time, Quade Cooper

Fun times Red Rob!

Welcome back to the big time, Quade Cooper

Hahaha
I use tongs
I wear thongs
But not the undies variety
Leave that to DrP and or Haaazaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Welcome back to the big time, Quade Cooper

Yes. Im a prude most days. But not this week, i suppose!

Queensland: Beautiful one day, paying the bills the next

I dont expect much useful from the WBs this year, with or without QC on the paddock. But it would be a nice surprise if Im wrong!

Welcome back to the big time, Quade Cooper

Thanks Nick! Nice article.

The second last picture with all those Brums fixated on QC was especially fun. Almost as much as fun as NH tour 2013, when QC did similar to a handful of Italians before setting the badger off for a clear run to the left tryline.

Check 30 second into the clip

Welcome back to the big time, Quade Cooper

Thanks BeeMack!

– QC was great. Still don’t know why he was booted
– Special and Slips had snorters last week end!
– Let’s see the rest or the year! The Reds included

Queensland: Beautiful one day, paying the bills the next

Thanks GP! Nicks were annoying last weekend.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

It was the South and NRC gametime that got him ready for the Rebs hehe

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Mr Choook! We shall see if our swaparoo works out for us in the end

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

TrrevvvvvaaaaàaaaaaaaaaaaaàààAAAAAaaaaa!!!!!
Blues played well. It seems they will have a good 2019

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

I think DC. The rookies from the bench were the real cause of the Tahs failure. A last ditch chance via penalty from a miraculous scrum penalty gave them a real chance to clinch it.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Agree Hoy on all points, except on the consistency part. Perhaps I missed some / many things there. Though meantime, I remain a big fan

Anyway I hope the Reds deliver the goods. Somehow

Reds centres aim for point of difference

Hi Hoy. I think he’s a level above other Reds backs actually. He’s also a successful NRC captain.

Fairly consistently too I thought. No?
– In NRC hes one of the best of the comp on regular basis over the years
– Doesn’t stand out in SR as much because… who does with such a haphazard team?
– I first noticed him in 2017 playing next to QC, and noticed he played better than Quade in many games

I agree he’s doesn’t see himself as a 10. I think it was caused by the trauma of his debut as Reds 10 when QC was suddenly injured.

Hamish? no comparison I’m afraid. I’m still waiting for a spark. But some things take time I suppose. He’s the anti thesis of QC, and another reaction to trauma in the Reds. But that’s for another article

Reds centres aim for point of difference

Soft game is just media talking points I think GP

Reds haven’t worked out how to generate fast cycle yet. If and when they do, then I will start to believe. Theres the attack, then defence. Set piece, place kicking.

Many things to fix this year mate. I’m not expecting miracles. Only common sense at the least

The Wrap: Super Rugby and the art of being ready when you’re not ready

Thanks GP! My predictions for 2019:
– WA will not win any trophies
– QC will be a Wallaby
– Thai “ladies” will be real and unreal. Like flyhalf forward passes
– Izzy will tweet us all to heaven. Maybe the Thai ladies too
Meantime I will be watching coaches, and their ability for his team:
– attack using a repeatable approach to win gainline, metres and quick cycle
– defend well, also consistently
– set piece, kick chase, passing etc. All these must be minimum quality
– place kicking: who do they choose to kick over the points
For those coaches who couldnt do it last year, I dont expect many changes in team results
re Reds. One dude I will be looking out for is Higgers. Hes good. I hope he gets recognised this year.

The Wrap: Super Rugby and the art of being ready when you’re not ready

One of the best games Reds last year, was with Samu on 12 vs Lions. He had a key role with many/most of the four tries, and it wasnt through crash ball.

After that match, esp the next one vs Wolves:
– The Reds smothered all forms of diversity
– It was grunt, no brains.
– Worse still defence lacked speed and accuracy.
– These are the basics and rookie coaching issues.

This year with Samu at 12, Chris at 13. Its effectively 12 man Rugby. Unless Samu becomes something Hamish is not / still working on. Having Higgers is a plus, but he needs a smart / LFG type person with him.

At the end of the day. Its about the coaches / coaching / prep. Not the players for the Reds

Reds centres aim for point of difference

So yes, I think this is part of where the problem is:
– Hamish is not a triple threat and doesnt (yet?) know how to create time/space for his attackers
– Mainly, I think its the forwards.
– They cant cycle quickly. It again, showed last Friday. I hope they change this.
Im am certain if Samu plays for teams like the Tahs or Brums, he would be the punisher! Whilst also expanding his game

Reds centres aim for point of difference

agree re Duncan. Its too late now. Hes leaving after this season

Reds centres aim for point of difference

Ah yes! From your book. Chapter 1, page 44 🙂

The Wrap: What’s the real lowdown with grassroots rugby? Part Two

Interesting news. Dunno exactly what’s going on where. All I can say is the Brums, when they finally shed Jake Ball, McKellar’s Brums were AWESOME!!!!

Stephen Larkham sacked as Wallabies assistant coach

Exactomundo jez.

The Wrap: What’s the real lowdown with grassroots rugby? Part Two

Its certainly not easy Big D! But that’s the reason they get paid the big bucks eh? ????
The problem imo is RARA fail to understand their failings. They fail also to admit their failure especially from perspective of public policy.
They are either deluded or dishonest if they score themselves 75% in their annual scorecard for 2017, which includes:
– 92% score for “making Rugby a game for all”
– 78% score for “building success for professional Rugby”

The Wrap: What’s the real lowdown with grassroots rugby? Part Two

I think Kafers argument is a bit of a strawman. Also as an employee of Fox and RA, he’s far from an independent commentator.

I do relate to mens 15 as the original (real?) rugby:
– because it’s faster, more powerful and more dramatic.
– I think it’s a valid point. imo it is the superior viewing experience.
– But variety is also a spice of life.
– womens 5 and 7 is also fun to watch. Looks like it’s fun to play!

As youre aware, I’ve met people who play club in NSW who don’t care about the Tahs, NSWRU, RA or anybody else. And they don’t complain

Yes the squeaky wheel gets the grease. We might fight the most prominent “so called grasroots” whingers are themselves from the elite side of town

imo:
– grassroots are all people. Not only existing stakeholders
– RA has limited resources. Focus on ground zero which is NSW/ACT, then Qld

But most important they need to answer. Why is Rugby the dominant contact sport vs league in every other place around the world. Except in Aus

And it’s not the travel, you bunch of dunces.

The Wrap: What’s the real lowdown with grassroots rugby? Part Two

Thanks DrP. Grassroots is the most important issue for Aus Rugby. Not world cup, not Check, Izzy or anything else like it

RA-RA’s approach seems as bad as, if not worse than Pulvers. But its early days yet. It’s not grassroots programmes, its grass blade
– 657 schools is 0.67% of national total. Staggering
– $4M a year? Drop in the ocean

What they need is a clear, concise and powerful strategy and stakeholders buy-into. Something that everyone will unite under and invest their own time and money.

What a bunch of time wasters.

The Wrap: What’s the real lowdown with grassroots rugby? Part Two