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Connor Watson : Utility but may play 6 when they realise Ponga is a better 1.
Keiran Foran : Will look ok then break down AGAIN!
Jordan Kahu : Will go OK as he always does filling holes and when Boyd goes he will shuffle into backline somewhere.
Bevan French : Too small for FB & gets manhandled …Winger only…the FB should be Hoffman with Gutho at 6! Salmon has a lot of work to do to be a regular 6 at NRL level.

Deliver or bust: Five big NRL names at a career crossroads in 2019

Corey Norman : Widdop has gone Norman will play 5/8 & look $1M for a while then drop off at the back end AGAIN!
Connor Watson : Utility but may play 6 when they realise Ponga is a better 1.
Keiran Foran : Will look ok then break down AGAIN!
Jordan Kahu : Will go OK as he always does filling holes and when Boyd goes he will shuffle into backline somewhere.
Bevan French : Too small for FB & gets manhandled …Winger…the FB should be Hoffman with Gutho at 6! Salmon has a lot of work to do to be a regular 6 at NRL level.

Deliver or bust: Five big NRL names at a career crossroads in 2019

You say Nah but then you make my case for me. It doesn’t matter how they started out; if they don’t have great administration they will not continue to be successful in some of the most competitive markets in world sports. Just look at some of the new clubs in Australia in rugby league. Broncos & Storm most successful of NRL era….stared from scratch, have great culture & administration. Look at the Patriots in NFL: they were horrible 20 years ago & then changed their front office; now the most successful team over the last 20 years. It come down to what they do now not what they did when sport became professional.

How Australia’s rugby coaching ranks were obliterated

Agree with Bobby & incorrect trytime. McKellar & Wessels are doing a very good job with what they have. The issue is that they are trying to develop the players talents while coaching to win.

How Australia’s rugby coaching ranks were obliterated

Australian Rugby needs to be run better and put more resources into the Clubs and their development systems before they will start to rise again.

How Australia’s rugby coaching ranks were obliterated

Not True. They buy the best players to suit them because they have great management & are successful.

“Winning starts in the front office” (Lombardi)

The most successful football clubs in the world have the best administration; they might not always win the premiership but they always have the most fans and are there at the business end of the season.

How Australia’s rugby coaching ranks were obliterated

The Rugby system in Australia is broken at the moment. It can be fixed, but more resources need to be put into Club rugby and developing the players out of the school system. That goes for coaches as well as players. There is so much rugby talent in Australia however other codes such as League & Aussie Rules are taking the players because they have better development pathways (its not just the money). A lot of the players left are not the best of the crop. Subsequently a lot of the very good coaches are becoming disillusioned with Rugby & it’s administration, and leaving the game (e.g. McKenzie et al.) and these players are not getting the better coaching. It’s a vicious circle, but until the Clubs are given more assistance, rugby will continue to spiral downward.

How Australia’s rugby coaching ranks were obliterated

He’s not the only one leaving rugby to go to league. A lot of these players get better development in League over those couple of years after they leave school. They can always go back later; but if they start in Rugby after school they will not make it in League. See story below.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/11/30/sharks-snare-jangala-bennet-teenage-rugby-whiz/
also from The Mole:
SHARKS SNATCH RUGBY JUNIOR

Cronulla have scored a coup by signing on of the brightest young talents in the rugby union world.

Australian schoolboys utility back Jangala Bennet was chased by half a dozen clubs but has agreed to join the Sharks next season on a two-year deal.

A freakish side-stepper with the ability to read a game, Bennet hails from Brisbane rugby nursery Nudgee College.

He shone in the GPS rugby competition in Brisbane last season, the arena in which Kalyn Ponga cut his teeth, scoring 15 tries in eight games, and can play anywhere in the backline.

Australian rugby dealt massive blow with Izaia Perese set for shock code switch

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