The Roar
The Roar


Roar Rookie

Joined March 2021







20 year Professional Coach and Manager having coached and managed at Super Rugby level, Tier 1 & 2 International 7's, Japanese Top League and Premier Rugby Level in Brisbane and the ACT. Long-Term Player Development facilitator. Foundational Director of Australia's first and one of the World's first Commercial Rugby Academies in University of Queensland Rugby Academy & over 15 years experience in coordinating Academy Programs covering all Six Pillars. Currently Global General Manager of Six Degrees Sports - a sports development consultancy in partnership with former World Cup winners - Rod Kafer and Mick Byrne.



Head is with the Reds – Heart is with the Brumbies!

But for Australian Rugby think it would be better if the Reds win.

Brumbies GamePlan too structured and based around narrow skill sets – didn’t get a chance to provide analysis on attack prior to the game. But contrary to popular thought the Brumbies breakdown is a weakness. It’s a flat track bully against teams that are technically flawed at the tackle. But struggles against teams that are. COVID has limited exposure- until the Force last week. Tight forwards drop at contact & against teams that tackle well – there’s always a contest. Plus they only have one attacking shape and don’t have the variety of attacking kicking options that the Reds do.

As I said hearts with the Brumbies – but the Reds game and skill sets will transfer better to the Wallabies. So for Australian Rugby’s health & promotion of a type of game that people will follow – the Reds need to win.

If the Reds tackle & defend well – they’ll have too much variety in attack and gas in the tank.

But… I’ve been wrong plenty of times ????

Are the Brumbies about to lose their mantle as Australia’s No.1 team? Part 2