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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.

off top of my head my main issue with this would be creatig haves and have nots once people start qualifying regularly and repetitively.

not necessarily such an issue once every 4 years though. though would it stop at that if it were deemed a success.

Plans are underway to launch a Rugby Club World Cup

You’re right. I missed the point of the discussion
However the mess theyve been in the last few years traces its roots back to decision in her time no?

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

Massive sliding doors moment for oz rugby.

Quade Cooper's gridiron trick throw is out of this world

That’s a bit of a technicality though Gray hand. It happened after she left largely because of decisions she took while there. Not sure if the timing but I think ra would be negligent if that kind of thing didn’t come into their thinking when hiring
Not that I particularly think she’s done a bad job in rugby

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

Did that one in a test at Twickenham. Set up an almost try from just outside his 22

Quade Cooper's gridiron trick throw is out of this world

i think the consequence of getting something wrong are particularly low with rugby reporting though.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

but youre not managing competing interests are you? you just invest as much as they want. you dont have to take away from one client to make another money. thats the tricky part of a budget.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

for me id have a look at how much its considered a part of there job. i dont think wheter theyd do it anyway should come into it too much. if a job takes away your option to choose how you use your time it should pay for your time. of course game time sould be valued higher but theres much less of it.
your percentage may well be right of course, i really dont know how much of their week fitness represents (or how many other things they could be asked to do remotely skills wise etc).

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

for me at a guess maybe probably about half? im really not that across what makes up their working week and how much can be done remotely

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

youre right peter (except that time is money). not making an excuse and its not great but thats the reality of where things stand though. maybe not for the main news quite but sports and rugby in particular.

id say most news sees including rugby at all is throwing it a bit of a bone.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

dont think folau does much for free tbh

Folau payout at risk if RA folds

but geoff i think it wouldnt take much imagination to think that they are still working on light duties. theyd be expected to keep themselves fit and do some work even if theyre not playing games

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

negligent id say mate. most of them wouldnt have tuned into some wallaby coverage for 20 years and probably dont realise he’s actually working for fox now. they just remember him from his playing days.

in the abc’s and others defence journalism budgets are pretty stretched now and rugby union is probably pretty low down the list of things they think matter enough to give rigorous scrutiny. sign of the times a bit.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

i dont really see why fox employees are allowed to hold positions high up in rugby. theyre one of rugby’s main source of negotiation and competition for dollars in basically their biggest deal they make.
gotta be a conflict of interest and i think its fairly plainly playing out here.
either ego’s are running rampant or theres a few media rugby types who are a bit worried about where there will be a role for them in a future reduced media dollars deal

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

yeah im not so sure she’s been poor, tv rights would have decided that to an extent if it had played out, to change structure at this point just seems crazy.

The Wrap: Rugby’s ugly in-fighting just got uglier

Nonsense. I’ll let the evidence talk from here champ.
Catch ya

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

clip 1 he doesnt even manage to keep a hold of him

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

a new day and found some time to find a couple of clips. verifiable and accurate as always. and im not even taking anyones money.
twickenham 2014 two instances
https://youtu.be/kCDXISY0BNc?t=177
not a front on tackle but for me i ideally dont want my forwards being dragged 5m over the line. hooper hesitates and hangs on the inside man too long, and then cant knock the man over from the side. a more powerful hit, (even if it didnt knock him over), would have likely made the difference.
https://youtu.be/kCDXISY0BNc?t=306
front on tackle. hooper learns from the earlier effort and tries to go high (he needs to) but cant make a dent and the try is scored straight through him.
interesting how you brought up your profession. funnily enough those of us who pursued careers in other areas such as science and engineering are, seemingly, at least as capable of accurate recollection and assessment as those who pursued a career in rugby research and writing. a bit of humility and/or perspective wouldnt go astray
next article maybe you can provide all those examples you’re expecting to find of him dominating collisions against big forwards and i’ll be happy to have a look at your opinion on this again.

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

Nup. No interest sorry. Why don’t you talk about something else

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

does michael hooper owe you $5?

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

7 mainly but backrow and somtimes centre
played every position but the halves, could never convince anyone to give me a go at that

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

have another stab at it mate.

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

what position did you play nich?

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

Well Nich, at this point, given your definition of accuracy, both in your description of hooper in the article and then later by offering it as an example of a ball area front on tackle, i think im gonna be fine with not caring too much about whether or not you think i qualify

The raw and the cooked: Canberra candidates at number 6

yep, i agree. a lot of history thrown away if you just turn them into a club side (officially – obviously they basically run that way now).

would feel very weird to suddenly be told the waratahs arent your team any more.

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