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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.

Are you sure? Honestly can’t remember the sequence.
Meant to say can’t really be sure above btw

Matera stood down over social media posts

Could be done in one play with a switch there

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

Can only suggest watching the whole game not snap shots
Or maybe just a whole half like me

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

looking at that angled drift defence why teams dont put a late switch on and test the inside shoulder regularly?

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

sorry no idea about the field width.
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to me the cross kicks didnt look like they were coming off as a play in themselves (the chips looked very dangerous) and the argies generally dealt with them going wide very easily save for the cut out to coles where they got caught short (even in those examples abov). these days i dont think many teams would face the all blacks without being awake to th cross kick. but maybe its something that ultimately wears you down. just thought it was the forwards that made the big difference in the fist half just being that little bit btter than their opposite across all areas and the backs were pretty clunky. more than a little better in the scrum. almost impossible to do well if you give away a penalty every scrum.
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watching it quickly again they actually went wide very rarely with taking them on in the middle and blindside featuring heavily. talking one or two passes from them ruck for the vast majority. to me they just looked like they wanted to simplify things and do that well and was much more of a constant grind than a creating chances thing
maybe the chances came in the second as a result tho?

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

yep for all that width shown in the first half examples above they only managed 1 try. i didnt catch the second half. did they change anything or did it just eventually pay dividends?

How the All Blacks found their wings in Newcastle

requires significant extrapolation to conclude ending slavery was for purely economic reasons. unfortunately often not accurate when dealing with human complexity

Matera stood down over social media posts

i didnt say he was the only one that needed more thought.

Matera stood down over social media posts

find it hard to believe theres no relation to skin colour. nobes, carlos can you shed any light on this?

Matera stood down over social media posts

i think tho because you can rally be sure of the sincerity of the apology i wouldnt let him be the captain and figurehead of the team anymore.

Matera stood down over social media posts

yep similarity is paper thin

Matera stood down over social media posts

being anti Vegan is no different to being anti a certain race or anti Gays or whatever
jesus jacko, mate that seriously needs more thought. choice vs historically persecuted inherent characteristic.

Matera stood down over social media posts

moa i guess he was potentially hoping that learning and growing within himself would be enough and he wouldnt have to address it publicly. he probably thought it more and more as time passed, even though he got more and more to lose.
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im not so sure he shouldnt be able to do that. i take what youre saying regarding only aplogising once you get caught but even if they do it before you cant be sure of motivations as they could be just heading off future problems. we’re going through a bit of learning about this stuff but for me i can definitely understand why a typical human wouldnt remember specific posts and if they did why they would keep it to themselves once they changed their view. if someone expresses remorse in a believable way im happy to give full opportunity for them to show theyre legit (with some kind of real consequence for the statement mind you – say losing the captaincy and a 1 test holiday). repeat offenders anoter story of course

Matera stood down over social media posts

where?

Matera stood down over social media posts

For me i think there needs to be something a bit more tangible than just an apology but given the time frame and the fact he seems to have genuinely apologised hopefully on the low end.

There can be a bit of case by case judgement on these things. Black and White thinking isn’t going to be enough (not saying you are btw)

Matera stood down over social media posts

mate, im pretty sceptical. i did think he was heavier than 100 but when you look at the guys who are also 115 it seems a lot.

who knows tho.

Australian Rugby must prioritise developing big loose forwards

yeah agree, he’s been ok and the jem should probably guarantee someone a start for the next few tests but i think he’s used that up for now.

jem should also be tempered with the fact we played poorly as a team overall.

Pressure on as Wallabies chase must-win final game of 2020

not a fan of stopping the clock at scrums as it’ll reduce fatigue in the game significantly but allowing the wasted minutes to be played with actual rugby would help the spectacle a bit

The Wrap: Rugby learnings 101 - All Blacks show how it’s done in Newcastle

yeah theyll neve stop them pulling out. lawsuit waiting to happen

The Wrap: Rugby learnings 101 - All Blacks show how it’s done in Newcastle

i dont think you can time it till it sets because of safety concerns but they should be bound ready to receive the crouch call at 30

The Wrap: Rugby learnings 101 - All Blacks show how it’s done in Newcastle

in all seriousness there are a few bombs that nrl use that havent become too prevalent in rugby yet so i assumed this is what they were interested in.

Nathan Cleary gives Pumas kicking tips

argue it with ledesma

Nathan Cleary gives Pumas kicking tips

afl is surely a big factor. cant think of other big time sports competing for these talls guys in eng sa nz etc

Australian Rugby must prioritise developing big loose forwards

as above, if your 6 in a dual openside is 110kg it doesnt really speak against the point of the article.

Australian Rugby must prioritise developing big loose forwards

you can can them dual opensides no dramas. theres a bit more to than the names of the players club position . at the risk of misinterpreting rhys, the article isnt about the names you call the positions, its about the weights, and that trend hasnt away from rhys’s premise in the way you describe.
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i dont think pocock was really 115. look at him. thats a vermulean level weight who is almost 10cm taller than him. plus no way someone just slims down 15 kilos that quickly. really seems like a silly number to me. listed at 103 on rugby.com and 115 on wikipedia. the former is believable. besides if he were heavier that would be one less team using the 2 light flankers which would steer the trend further away from your claim.
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and read is at the lower end of the no 8’s range. no problem having one position at the lower end but all three maybe is?

Australian Rugby must prioritise developing big loose forwards