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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.

you can repack on the advanced mark to give territorial reward as well

Three easy changes to improve rugby right now

yep, not wanting the ball is the problem,

Three easy changes to improve rugby right now

Yep, I see it as always relevant but as part of an overall picture which includes your actions and behaviour since

Pablo Matera back as Pumas captain, but not for Wallabies clash

Start with 1. Limiting box kick is testing the symptom not the illness. We need to find a way to make it more beneficial to carry the ball and box kicks won’t be as necessary.

Im very hesitant to get on board with anything that will make life harder for the attacking team.

But who knows. Maybe they aren’t trying hard enough and forcing them will to run when they don’t want to will work

Three easy changes to improve rugby right now

Particularly as that strength hasn’t really shown to be very good so far

James O'Connor back at 10 for Wallabies' final Test of the year

he got moved around because he wasn’t performing at 10 or 15. He’s found a home as a solid cog in the machine 12 but there’s a few I’d be trying first before giving him a shot

James O'Connor back at 10 for Wallabies' final Test of the year

Good work Highlander

Observations from the All Blacks' last Test of 2020

Fair bit of extrapolation there tbh mate. Let’s just take it as it comes and look at each case as it develops

Matera stood down over social media posts

Outrage? I’ve seen plenty of calm discussion myself which is a good thing as we work out how to figure this kind of stuff out

Pablo Matera back as Pumas captain, but not for Wallabies clash

plenty of caps are given with an eye to the future so long as the result isn’t jeopardised. Has been that way for decades at least
And Ned isn’t eales

James O'Connor back at 10 for Wallabies' final Test of the year

dont mind if rennie sees him as the best option but given he wont be there next year hard to lsee the logic in persisting with him for this game. better to give next years options some good time.

James O'Connor back at 10 for Wallabies' final Test of the year

nsw looking half decent next year. reckon if theyd snuck into the finals they would have given it a proper shake, were really in very good form, just to poor for too long at the start of the year

Ten youngsters who tore up 2020

feel that youre right but i do think its a shame. a bit like all those players whose last test was that loss to samoa. never given a chance to show capabilitys in a semi functioning team. so much more potential for me and paisami has been good but not good enough to not keep trying other options. seems rennie doesnt rate irae much, i wonder what he’s seeing?

Ten youngsters who tore up 2020

yep wright did lots of little value adding things well in a game where the flashy wing plays werent what was needed.

Ten youngsters who tore up 2020

really enjoyed your brother anecdote for the record

Matera stood down over social media posts

btw how effing stupid is that rule you cant kick the ball out of a ruck. arg got done for it after destroying an ab ruck and it seemed completely accidental. rewards poor/punishes strong ruck work with a penalty.
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what problem was that brought in to solve?

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

very sorry jacko. you had said that they were fairly equitable in certain ways earlier and then when you posted about choice without specifcally referencing something i assumed you were still talking about all the things included before.

honest mistake.

Matera stood down over social media posts

mate thinking of gay people in terms of choice is a bad starting point.

Matera stood down over social media posts

none of those others are the point of this discussion so i wont bother reading about them or commenting for now.
in this case his career has had a dent to date, not ruined.

Matera stood down over social media posts

i think arg were just switched on to them. its not such a surprise tactic these days

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

but has his career been ruined? early days isnt it?

Matera stood down over social media posts

its part of the ongoing process/discussion though peter, not an end point

Matera stood down over social media posts

looking at it again on a bigger screen might not be the best one to try it on mind you. reckon the forward could close that particular gap and the half doesnt over commit

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

I think you are misunderstanding what I’m saying. Look at first example of the scrum. Im talking about the last man passing to a switch player instead of taking the tackle. The defence has already been stretched so take advantage of it straight away. There’s a big gap between the half coming across (at right angle to the line of the switch) and the first forward jogging over. Plenty for a decent winner to work with.
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I understand the idea regarding stretching the defence (though you should watch it again if you think this was the dominant play on sat) but there’s a lot to work with with that switch and occasional use would be profitable imo

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

Because being gay is a part of the person which cant be decided.

Being attacked for something you are and didn’t decide is harder for a number of reasons including Youre much more equipped to defend yourself over a conscious choice. No matter what they intend, it would mean it’s you being attacked not the thing you do because for gay people there’s no option to separate it

Matera stood down over social media posts