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Samuel Durham

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Joined November 2018

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Currently studying PPE at King's College London. As a proud English Australian, my allegiance in all Sports, bar Football, lies with the Aussies.

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You make a compelling case

Let's talk about that decision

In that case. He was being consistently wrong

Let's talk about that decision

That’s pretty funny, I’ll go look it up

Let's talk about that decision

Yeah that is an interesting point. I think Hooper in the past has been accused of being too aggressive with the refs. Now it seems that he has become way too cautious. He has to find a good middle for the future.

Let's talk about that decision

I think we know that the same leniency wouldn’t have been given. Very unfortunate

Let's talk about that decision

Rodda could have been given a yellow but it would have been harsh as your said. I think the TMO was necessary because it was a try scoring opportunity so a different situation to his tackle on Daly. I’m not going to really argue but the NZ call was right, Lawes was about half a yard offside and Poite got that correct. The quality of reffing has been declining recently, so I hope World Rugby does something to remedy this issue.

Let's talk about that decision

Do you reckon Paine would perform better at 6?

My thoughts on Australia's Test selections to play India

Indeed it would

The job of a coach

Papier and Kolbe are properly quick players. They have massive room for development.

Who is the foxiest coach in world rugby?

I think it would be too much of a hit to his ego, but I’d love to see him at fullback

Sharks most likely destination for Shaun Johnson

I’d love to see Johnson at the broncos. I reckon him and Milford with Nikorima as a utility back would be very formidable

Sharks most likely destination for Shaun Johnson

Great article mate. To be honest I think Valentine specifically was worried he might get badly injured this year which would prevent him from having a good crack at the NFL pathway next year. But you have made some good points.

When a contract is not worth the paper it is written on

Yeah true. Cheika definitely has a unique way of criticising referees. You know I never heard if Rassie Erasmus actually commented on Angus Gardner’s decision. If he didn’t then I have a lot of respect for him, because that decision actually could have won the Boks the game.

Let's talk about that decision

Yeah I mean I think we would have lost anyway. I was just making the point that Cheika should have the right to comment on the decision. Regardless, I have no confidence that Castle will make the tough decisions. Cheika’s position looks secure, but she needs to rip up the coaching staff, because whatever they are doing is not working.

Let's talk about that decision

Yeah I was really surprised that he didn’t run over the top of Farrell. 2019 will not be a fun year, I agree.

Let's talk about that decision

Erasmus has really impressed me this year. Even when the Boks have lost games, they have been competitive and hard to beat. All credit to him

Who is the foxiest coach in world rugby?

Great list Jamie. I’ve heard James O’Connor wants to make a comeback in Aussie rugby. Do you think they’ll let him?

England loss confirms Wallabies are no closer to RWC success

It’s not looking good for the Aussies in that game. Hopefully we can be more fresh and take the win

England loss confirms Wallabies are no closer to RWC success

We are really missing Ledesma as our forwards coach. He’s done some good work for Los Pumas this year and proved his quality. Simon Raiwalui needs to go.

The job of a coach

Strange that he moved from a 6-2 to a 5-3 split on the bench. Surely with a winger already on the bench he should have opted for another forward…

Pocock ruled out of England Test; new Wallabies team unveiled

Let’s stop pretending Folau isn’t deserving of attention and plaudits. He is not playing well at the moment for sure and needs a big wake up call. But he has been an amazing player for the Wallabies and his past performances speak to that. No need to kick him when he’s down.

The Test winger merry-go-round

There is definitely development required. I don’t think it his best position, that’s a baseless claim. It could be his best position though.

The Test winger merry-go-round

Maddocks is nowhere near good enough to play fullback or five-eighth for Australia yet. While long term I agree his position isn’t on the wing, I hope he kills it.

Pocock passed fit for England showdown

It may be a hybrid role but it’s far easier to play him at 15 to fulfill this role. He looks lost and dazed on the Wing, struggling to understand why he can’t move infield to look for the ball more. I really want Cheika to give Sefa more of a chance.

The Test winger merry-go-round

While I agree with how bizarre the situation is, I’m going to be watching the game. Hate losing to the Poms

The Test winger merry-go-round