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Location: Western Australia ----------------------- Rugby team: Western Force ----------------------- AFL team: Dockers

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Beale hasn’t lost his timing. He had a good game and worked hard in both attack and defence.

Beale, Rodda shine on Super Rugby return as Force smash Crusaders to keep finals hopes alive

Yes, I picked that up too when I watched the replay this morning. He held his own as a LHP. Kudos to the young man, he is only getting better. Great to have him back.

Beale, Rodda shine on Super Rugby return as Force smash Crusaders to keep finals hopes alive

The Crusaders forward pack were expected to dominate. They were bigger and more experienced but the Force held and then matched them.

The Force also won the breakdowns in the end and in defence they dominated the Crusaders attack which is unusual. The backs were also good. I see Crotty suffered a head injury and came off. That guy has been so good for his entire career but head injuries have been a feature for him. I hope it isn’t yet another concussion related injury.

Beale, Rodda shine on Super Rugby return as Force smash Crusaders to keep finals hopes alive

I think you are over thinking it. He has played one test 3 yrs ago as you say so he should be considered a fringe international. That means he is a great pick up for a SR team and provides depth for the national team. It’s a great pickup any way you look at it.

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

Well to be fair he is an international so not unreasonably considered a possible Wallaby.

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

You’re not the only one

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

And he isn’t allowed back

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

True. But if there was an NRC he probably would have at least had the opportunity.

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

I’d be ok with that.

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

I’d say 99.99%

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

We have two of our best props just back into training last week. By the end of the season they should all be available. Maybe we will have our set piece dominant in the last game if we are lucky.

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

Their roster was three players short at the start of the season so I doubt it is an issue

Aussie-born England capped rake Nic Dolly signs with Force ... and he'll soon be eligible for the Wallabies

20 cartons of beer sounds pretty good.

The Roar's Super Rugby expert tips and predictions, Round 9: Big test for Les, Blues backed to best Brumbies

The Force starting tight five will hold their own but as usual it is the followers that will be where the risk lies. Our young props are still another year away from being able to truly say they are SR level (although Marley Pearce is close) and we are also nervous about Rodda.

I don’t think the backs will be over awed but they need front foot ball to attack and they may not get that.

Super Rugby teams week 9: Beale back for first time in 1494 days, Reds make 6 changes, Wallaby returns for Brumbies

Force to win by 20.

The hard one to pick is Hurricanes vs Drua. Hurricanes should win on form but Drua at home is a task.

The Roar's Super Rugby expert tips and predictions, Round 9: Big test for Les, Blues backed to best Brumbies

Thanks Ben. Good positive perspective mate.

Enough of realistic expectations, let's get excited about future Wallabies

Welcome back to Izack. That is good news indeed. I was thinking he wouldn’t be back this year.

The very few minutes I’ve see him play in Force colours over the last 2 years (whether in practice games or SR) he has been a standout – easily a class above those people around him. More importantly though I am just hoping his first run is brief, that he is eased into it and that he gets through it injury free.

Wallabies star set to make timely return against Crusaders in must-win clash for Force

One of the issues is that the perception is of a closed shop. If the nominations committee only puts up for vote the exact number of directors to be appointed, then the nominations committee is by any definition, controlling the board.

This would be bad governance. The point of a nominations committee is to provide a gateway so that all nominees meet the selection criteria, not to pervert the system so that the vote by the peak bodies is rendered meaningless.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

Understandable. Kiwis are very quiet and unassuming.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

Sorry, the way you have been speaking about the proposal came across as you having special knowledge hence the “friends” reference.
Thanks for the info. I assume from that the proposal has been tabled (and hasn’t been rejected) with the administrator (or is it with the receiver?) so that is a positive.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

“…NZ and a couple of hundred thousand living here,…”

I think there’s that many in QLD alone last count. More like at least a million across Australia.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

Geoff, do you know when the “proposal” from your friends is actually going to be tabled with the Administrators or has it already been tabled and they are in the midst of confidential discussions?

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

I agree, Geoff. However I would like to see an additional game on FTO. Not because I think it will solve all our woes, but because I think I want greater exposure for kids whose families may chose not to have Stan.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

I agree, Nick. That is the one standout flaw for my money. I am happy for the nominations for Board roles to come from any registered rugby organisation (Clubs, States, RUPA, Refs Association) and then let the state peak bodies make the decision. That is after all part of the reason they exist.

The Wrap: Crusaders' shot clock fiasco and shhh, don’t put the moz on Darby

Yes it is true. I was so impressed with myself I “liked” my own comment 😛 😛

Rugby News: Beale 'laser focused' on Wallabies return, coach fury at ban for 'malicious' headbutt

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