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10 Nations Rugby is here

Welcome to the inaugural 10 Nations International Rugby Championship! This is a new initiative by me to provide a round robin ranking of the top ten teams in the world, as opposed to the World Cup which is pool and knockout-based.

Should be there for chrighton

REVEALED: NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons teams for State of Origin 1

Mcwilper

James O'Connor injury forces major Wallabies shake-up in team for Bledisloe 3

Not that I know of. But half backs usually have enough skill set to be able to make a half decent fist of 10. Not sure Hodge really does

James O'Connor injury forces major Wallabies shake-up in team for Bledisloe 3

they will be the lightest of light dual 7’s as well and given the weather just seemed like a strange one to try it.

James O'Connor injury forces major Wallabies shake-up in team for Bledisloe 3

would rather white to 10 and mcdermott to 9 myself… maybe

James O'Connor injury forces major Wallabies shake-up in team for Bledisloe 3

Well this will be interesting. Not sure exactly how mcreight will be used, especially if the weather is bad. Unusual for hooper to get a rest but mcreights speed seems a bit wasted at 6 in the wet (and should be quite a change in team structure from hanigan).
On the bright side not the worst thing to have 2 familiar players debuting together

James O'Connor injury forces major Wallabies shake-up in team for Bledisloe 3

yeah odd comment, deans had 5 and a half seasons didnt he?

All Blacks bracing for the Wallaby Chiefs

this is all that should ever be said regarding peoples attitudes towards smith.

Cameron Smith and LeBron James: Good people first, GOATs second

he’s not radradra but he’s very good. been getting better as well

Why it takes To'omua to tango

it was the double pump from toomua that did it. if he goes out the back to oconnor first up oconnor can accelarate before passing and give it to wilson properly. as it was he had to catch pass.
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hard for a big man outside a 2 quicker guys, always a bit of guesswork. if he waits for the double pump each time he’ll be too deep and doesnt have the gas to adjust forwards
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does seem like its a regular method from toomua on that play (at least in the eden park examples so maybe wilson should adjust but if the defence is already inside the dummy runner and space and time is limited might be better just going first up on that specific one. can see the potential benefit fixing the man outside him but sometimes its better to just get it to the support at top speed with time

Why it takes To'omua to tango

sorry to say again but he simply wouldnt have been picked to play if he didnt over there (due to genuine competition for spots).

Why it takes To'omua to tango

not really, you accuse the ref of cheating (right or wrong) you should go. not a good precedent to allow it.

Paul Kent slams Gerard Sutton for not sin-binning Cameron Smith for ref bake

competition for places hoy. skelton did enough good to make him a better option than the guys below, even if it wasnt his personal peak.

Why it takes To'omua to tango

or hodge

Why it takes To'omua to tango

i dont have a huge opinion on it and i agree theyve been consistent but there are quite a lot that obviously go back if they looked carefully

Time to update the NRL rule book to reflect the actual rules

wouldnt take much for the nrl to release a supplement to the international rules for their own rules. happens all the time in regional standards, they just have a document saying all the bits that are deleted, added or amended.

Time to update the NRL rule book to reflect the actual rules

evey now and then you get someone complaining that a particular knock on went backwards, ignoring that for at least 25 years theyve been refereeing that ]every dropped ball is a knock on unless miles backwards.

Time to update the NRL rule book to reflect the actual rules

Would kinda prefer the cliche I’ll play wherever they think I’m best used tbh

O'Connor wants to keep Wallabies 10 jersey

I think Toomua going off without proper cover really changed the whole structure for the team on the run. I wouldn’t be judging too many on anything that happened after he left. Fair error from Rennie to be fair

O'Connor wants to keep Wallabies 10 jersey

Reckon Noah will at least be on the bench. Rennie will have been stung by the effect of not having inside back cover last game, if start Simone and then sub he or O’Connor for Noah in the 2nd half

Why it takes To'omua to tango

We’ll have a good opportunity to see the alternative anyway. Interesting look at a past game but it’s not going to be a factor for the rest of the year

Why it takes To'omua to tango

why anyone thinks its a good idea to put the biggest game on too late for the next generation to stay up and watch is beyond me. nrl took the quick cash route, hope afl doesnt follow.

Waleed Aly's stinging sledge for anyone who liked the night AFL grand final

nah, not that interested myself tbh, it was gregs issue. just trying to get the ‘experts’ to do a bit better than The rule that says you can’t do what he did

Four talking points from the NRL grand final

thanks for the effort, i think greg was more interested in the rule that qualifies what the panther did as a foul.

btw i dont htink it can be an 8 point try because the try didnt get scored.

Four talking points from the NRL grand final

Yeah but surely someone can find the actual rule written down? Would be a better approach for an expert on the game than trying to belittle someone who recalls things differently to him

Four talking points from the NRL grand final