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Samuel Durham

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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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Thanks for the explanation, I actually do appreciate it. I do understand the law, I reckon a lot has to do with the context of the ruck and the positioning of all the other English defenders… I won’t bore you with the explanation.

Australia deserved to lose no doubt. Major improvements are necessary.

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True

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Yeah the three penalties thing was a really strange way to phrase whatever he was trying to say

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Yeah it sucks bro

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Yeah hopefully the refs can improve before the World Cup

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Disagree

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You make a compelling case

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In that case. He was being consistently wrong

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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