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Rob Cayzer. Go Australia!

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Thanks Nick. Awesome piece
– BIL put their faith in Lawes
– There was another team who were isolated a long time
– They faced a formidable team
in black last year in Sydney, and trounced them handsomely
– Learning from that, the Boks should make Check their assistant coach
– Or better still, vice waterboy

How the Lions won the battle of the big men in Cape Town

Lawes got laid
Laidlaw got Lawless

How Gatland outsmarted the Boks at their own game on their own turf

Thanks BeeMc. Astute article! Lawes laid down the law. Was an apt selection for six. Better blindside than Maro would have made, I thought. I wonder what this weekend brings. Especially the scrum

How Gatland outsmarted the Boks at their own game on their own turf

true that. Also as demonstrated in past tournies. The Lions also improve by the match.

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

On a serious note imo Rassie is in charge. No one would doubt that. I haven’t had the time to pay attention to the selection. But when I saw the roster when watching it live, picking Kwagga was a big question mark. Then in exactly 0:45 when they kicked to Colby and he was out jumped and out muscled, it was obvious he was going to get targeted. It was not a good look for Rassie.
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But the redeeming factor is. It was fairly close still in the end.

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

look forward to it mate. In particular the hard answers

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

hes not inept! but i dont think hes not competent enough for what we need in Aus. 😁

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

And he answered it like the Director of Wallabies

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

Maybe he would have won the game if he really did mate. 😂
Kwagga was an awful decision by whoever was the real coach (please stand up) . And the lack of adjustment to the aerial challenge for cheese, was weird. Reminded me of Heyneke days

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

Yea wahawah. Only 15 are Aussie teams

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

I think hes used the wrong comparison GP. More pointedly, he is ignoring. Or worse – he maybe unaware, why people are comparing Rugby with NRL etc. Instead he uses his own narrative regarding the comparison. Which, as i mentioned, is either obfuscation or incompetence

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

Scott Johnson. Director of Rugby? Or director of Wallabies.?
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His comparison with league and Victoria rules reflects poor thinking and or delusion, devoid of reality.
– The reality is that NRL has 15 Aussie professional teams not counting the state and national teams with 200 matches
– AFL has 18 Aussie feams, and they play over 200 matches also
– Hes bonkers if he thinks Aus Rugby will be competitive in the local market by improving the WBs
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To top if off, the lack of emphasis in quality coach development, which in my opinion epitomises the worst of Aussie Rugby administration all the way including Clarke, whatshername, whatshisname before her, and all the other people before them.

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

Thanks GP. Maybe if Rassie coached, instead of waterboy’d. They might win!

The Wrap, Scott Johnson exclusive: How Rennie's 'humility' sets solid foundation for Wallabies

True that. Except there are many games where Sam Cane isnt selected 😊

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

Talk to him.

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

Yeah, i think. the issue you all seem to have with him is youre putting him into a box. Hes much more capable that the blinkered view of him

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

I would look at him as a whole, and put him wherever he needs to be. It makes no sense for him to be anything other than a 7 primarily. Then move one number up or down on occassion. Like Ardie who has a similar physical profile.
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Our favourite, non diving Argie with the best shrug in world Rugby, Creevy, moved from flank to hooker at the age of 24. That is a big move, only a few years younger than SeanMc, which more suited Agustins body and reduced risk to his injury ridden body.
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If SeanMc cant go over the ball, pass and link, whilst also running, tackling. clearing rucks, etc. Then maybe he should quit Rugby. Or take lessons from a modern back. haha.

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

I’m not sure it’s instinct though Nick

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

at the age of 20, as a substitute?

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

why wouldnt it suit WBs for him to be a seven? esp that his body size and type is a openside

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

yeah, hes made that statement publicly. Hes also made it known the toll on his body as a 6 / 8

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

hes a beast. i dont think theres anything he cant do, if he puts his mind to it

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

on your third point, re Hoops as a dangerous anchor in the future I think we can agree to disagree:
– Hoops as an anchor now works beause of the lack of experience in the park.
– But when hes surrounded by more experienced people with comparative capability, then its a liability. The best example is Pooper!

on the first point. Starting around five years ago, Sean himself said he prefers to be a seven. My observations follows:
– Hes only 100kg 185cm. He is dwarfed by Isi, Robbie V, and Wilson who are over 10kg bigger than him.
– He will def be able to compete well, but his body cant take it.
– Theres no way he can be a six or eight at international level, sustainably.
But he was “raised” in as a six, due to his “distructive running”. But c’est la vie!

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

😂 hahaha. not without protection!

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

haha. are you aware Nick, Gill only played 15 tests. Almost all of them as a 20 year old. His last test was when he was a bit over 21 years old.
Not really a good crack at the breakdown at international, really. 😁

Where would the Wallabies be without Michael Hooper?

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