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Rob Cayzer. Go Australia!

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Thanks GP!

Crazy week:
– GFM indeed!
– Happy with the results
– Well except SOO#2
– Campaign #16: New coaches across the board (incl WBs), except Danny Mc

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Good point MrChook. The leader though is the most pivotal position that creates this symmetry, ditto with with other stakeholders eg CEO, ACTRU etc

I’m almost sure Gibbo asked for more firepower (tried to steal canetoad Rodda):
– but his compatriot CEO couldn’t deliver it.
– And or Gibbo himself couldn’t attract the talent he needs to maintain and or lift in 2019.

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

He may seem one-dimensional and old school, I suppose Charlie
Well at least BT didnt condemn Slips to hell!

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Actually Im a big fan of BT, mate. His old NRC team is my profile pic! haha
Id like BT to stay on the Reds. But I think he was promoted too early. Perhaps they can do similar to whats happened with the Blues and Tana Umaga. Retained in a different role
And yes, I support the Reds no matter what. Who else right riddler? Especially not the bloody cockroaches!!!

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Not sure about dud person Chris though. I hear hes a good hearted man.

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Hands down Dan Mc team is much better:
– And as I predicted they would be the best this year.
– It doesn’t mean the Tahs were poor last year
– who can forget the Tahs beat the Landers in the Q finals, the week after?
No Gibbo’s strategy has not been good for a while. It was terrible for the first two years. It delivered only once last year when the “strategy” was changed to mobility. It’s obviously workable. It just needs to be repeatable
I do not recall TN nor Izzy doing the work in the BD nor the set piece last year. Not did they lead the defence. This is a main reason for their success.
I agree TN was a big loss. Izzy less. This year, Tahs lost to the Brums in the early rounds amongst other average results even when Izzy was on the park. The pack this year did a poor job vs last year.

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

re Tahs ive written this in a comment earlier:
– Last year the Tahs made the Semis. 3rd highest try scorer, 3rd highest point difference for SR18.
– So if thats only ok-ish to you, then I would not like to have you as my boss! 😀
– I think Gibbo’s highly successful 2018 model is replicable. Its world-class
– But 2020 he needs to bring in more powerful players on left wing and 15, or a couple of larger forwards in back 5
– If Rebs can find a better coach, why not?
– Wessels still on his “P” license technically.

Yes culture is v important. It is also coach’s job and responsibility. If players dont fit or deliver its still the coach’s responsibility

But no amount of culture will fix basic technical problems with selection and preparation, which to me is a big problem in Reds, Rebs and Tahs in that order

eg Rebs. Pundits, fans etc maybe including coaching staff are unhappy with Genia. But the problem is not him, as I mentioned in my comment above.

BT is clearly still on L license:
– Fanboys should just stop the hero worship and look at his performance plainly
– His young players are voting with their feet, including his captain in his prime
– My fear is that BT will eventually get there, but not in the Reds.
– Whats the use of one more year? So he can get his “P”?

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Hes a non-performer. Thats all there is really

Team is king: Deciphering the new prose of Michael Cheika

I think they issues are more technical than culture.

I thinks Brums hum because the coach developed a sound system that leveraged on the traditional efficiency of the forwards. Similar to the Crusaders

The Tahs were v good last year, but dropped this year. It was obvious from the start. They are undersized, and the speed didnt compensate

Rebs. I think Wessels picked the wrong approach for the forwards, similar to EJs English team. Rebs pack arent big enough to do that. Also the centres are not SR top level.

Reds coaching is not good enough at this level. And it shows.

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Interesting riddler. Can you explain more?

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Thanks Haaazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Nicely written.

“Team is king” is PR by a chap who found a phrase to place nobility in his decision.

Check is a terrible coach. If he believes in what he said:
– then he should have resigned a long time ago
– and help prepare his replacement.

Having said that… go Wallabies!!!!

Team is king: Deciphering the new prose of Michael Cheika

They are the amongst best performing. But not the best in the country individually, especially Carter. The diff is coaching.

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Thanks BeeMc:
– I’ve always believed in Dan after witnessing the improvements in 2018
– They are even better this year without Poey
– He knows how to unlock the power deep within his pack. Bernie did not
– I think next year they will even be better
– As long as he doesn’t drink his own cool aide

The Brumbies: The best Australian team is the one we’d all forgotten about

Shot from grassy knoll

Christian Lealiifano to depart Australian Rugby

He is a good Christian
Amazing player. Full of skill and grace
It’s a miracle hes still playing after his battle with C (not Cheika)

Christian Lealiifano to depart Australian Rugby

ditto CR. btw go Queensland!!!

The Wrap: Only one Australian finalist a poor Super Rugby return

I dont, so I agree!

hahahha. Sorry ex-FF and Co

The Wrap: Only one Australian finalist a poor Super Rugby return

Thanks GP. High quality:
– but I object to it
– it has too much force
– so Yellow Card! Sin bin for you

On another note, is the game any better since the Force were removed? 😉

The Wrap: Only one Australian finalist a poor Super Rugby return

Undoubtedly a marked deterioration, Double Agent.
They made finals last year, could score almost at will – it was a big improvement on 2017. In the 2018, the Tahs:
– scored third most number of tries (74) behind Saders and Lions (77 each)
– scored third best points diff (112) behind Saders (247) and Canes (131)
– Source: https://super.rugby/superrugby/fixtures/archives/2018-super-rugby/
This year, they were inconsistent: https://super.rugby/superrugby/competition-stats/
They will not make finals this year. Last year, THEY MADE THE SEMIS
https://super.rugby/superrugby/match-centre/?season=2018&competition=205&match=518212

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

Jack D, maybe. If he can stay field fit

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

Yes. Sanchez was shocking didn’t bother showing up last week 😉

And QC appeared for only the final 10!

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

I thirded that

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

Trudat about Swinton. Hes the man

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

First comment!
Thanks Brad. This is great journalismo
Gonna be another great finals series:
– Again no Reds :/
– Then again, not a surprise. Despite the outstanding quality of players :/
– Surprised about the Tahs though. I think they should have upsized their back row and left wing. And I can see why they tried to steal Rodda

Oh well last week was a good one of Queenslanders across a few sports. Its gotta happen once in a while. Not a good week for Blue wearing teams though

Jags a feel good story, after a few terrible seasons. Too bad the wolves wont get a chance to follow suit.

Top four sorted, next four might not change either

I share your skepticism. In my case, of all parties!

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