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Burton is the second best playmaker NSW has. That left boot of his is a serious weapon and takes the aim off Cleary on 5%th tackle options. Has to stay.

Blues player ratings: Cleary almost perfect but Panthers teammate is 3/10 after 'worst game'

We already allow them to play for tier 2 if not selected. They shouldn’t have our origin players too.

Talakai’s tough choice as Tonga calls keep coming – but Fittler has him in Blues frame

Well it bloody should be. The NRL and the ARL are not there to be the development arm of tier two nations. If Luai has no intention of playing for Australia if picked, then Freddy needs to find another 5/8. Pure and simple.

Talakai’s tough choice as Tonga calls keep coming – but Fittler has him in Blues frame

I’ll give one thing to Lyon. He’s got to be the most unlucky bowler to bowl for Australia. Every single series he has sitters dropped on him. Not just one or two either.

When will Warner and Khawaja call time, and why does that matter?

That’s what I mean. They should have to declare allegiance to Australia first if they are to be even considered for origin. Should Mal not select them for the Australian team later on, then they should be able to play for a tier two nation. Luai should be made to chose before he gets selected for origin.

Talakai’s tough choice as Tonga calls keep coming – but Fittler has him in Blues frame

Warne also had 4 pearler different deliveries. Lyon has 1.5. Of only Lyon had a carrom ball that was hard to pick. He’d only need to bowl it once every here overs to keep bats on their toes.

When will Warner and Khawaja call time, and why does that matter?

Possibly he needs to give away the hook and pull shots until he’s well set and bowlers are into their late 2nd and third spells?

When will Warner and Khawaja call time, and why does that matter?

Warner and Uzzie should both go play county prior to the 2023 Ashes.

When will Warner and Khawaja call time, and why does that matter?

They can still play for a Tier two nations provided they aren’t picked for Australia.

Talakai’s tough choice as Tonga calls keep coming – but Fittler has him in Blues frame

I watched Alfie pull that exact same tackle off many many times. He was all for wrapping legs on a standing player with his legs. It happened a lot.

NRL NEWS: Storm players pleading with Munster to stay, Cleary avoids suspension,

Actually me either. The Dunster one happened so fast and Fuimaono was just trying to bring him down using his body weight and the sideways motion turned it into a hip drop. Cleary’s was actually a legal tackle deemed dangerous because it became so awkward. Kind of like Junior Paulo getting suspended for excessive aggression when clearly there was no head contact.

NRL NEWS: Storm players pleading with Munster to stay, Cleary avoids suspension,

Alfie Langer pulled off 500 of those throughout his career. It looked awkward but wasn’t a hip drop or similar. There’s nothing I’m the rules that state you can use your legs to trip a player provided you have your hands on them.

NRL NEWS: Storm players pleading with Munster to stay, Cleary avoids suspension,

Was the Latrell Mitchell comment meant to suggest Crichton may play origin in place of Mitchel for SOO1 this year?

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why Panthers can emulate Eels of the '80s with a rare premiership three-peat

That’s a bit rough. It was the premier league in the country with a 14 team comp. all the best QLD players were already playing in Sydney.

MICHAEL HAGAN: Why Panthers can emulate Eels of the '80s with a rare premiership three-peat

Exactly right. I think he’s played this test perfectly. Exact right decision once Pakistan went negative on day 1. It effectively took over a session out of the test. Don’t let them bat in good conditions. Let it wear as much as possible before letting them bat exhausted on it.

Cummins' captaincy questioned again as Australia fail to declare on Day 2

I think he proved at South’s that his coaching is good enough to win a comp. Short a brain explosion from Latrell South’s could have easily snatched that tittle last year.

Wayne Bennett leaves clubs in tatters. Are Souths next?

The take away from this for me is that it isn’t enough to be smart enough to hire Wayne Bennett as your head coach, you need to be smart enough to actually listen to him. Brisbane should have taken his advice, they didn’t, he left they imploded. Newcastle (Tinkler) we’re clearly after short term success. South’s didn’t listen to him and let their club captain Reynolds go. Time will tell on that one. St George’s problems can only be attributed to poor club management. They’ve gone from bad to worse since Bennet left.

Wayne Bennett leaves clubs in tatters. Are Souths next?

Last year I watched all the big Australia games from the 80’s. A few things struck me that my waning memory didn’t hold onto. Steve Roach was one hell of a player. To play 80 minutes and put in the kind of defensive efforts past the 70 minute mark at his size was a thing of beauty. The others were how unbelievably good Brett Kenny and Cliff Lyons were. Kenny in particular never got the plaudits he deserved because of all the QLD hype around Lewis. How he’s not in the immortal picture talk is beyond me.

Endangered species: Is 2022 the last stand of the big boned boofheads and over 30s?

I don’t see he criticism of Cummins as particularly valid. He as Australian Captain has not only a right but a responsibility to voice his opinion, and that of his team mates, to Cricket Australia on the coach. He had a view that it was time for a change. I have no issues with that.

What I have an issue with is how CA have conducted themselves and how poorly Justin Langer has been treated by CA. He showed since last year that he has the ability to change his approach and style as needed when he received feedback. Still that wasn’t enough and CA have sided with the players here.. That is 100% on them and no one else.

I think those are qualities that JL showed in the last 12 months will see him with a very richly rewarded new contract somewhere. CA and the whole mens team now have to be super squeaky clean over the tenure of the next coach or the full blowtorch will be applied. Any thought of reversion to The Australian team of old is out the window.

ANALYSIS: The 'dick pic' that helped scuttle Langer and fast tracked a natural born leader

That usually only happens when results are poor. Would you argue Langer’s results have been poor looking from a perspective of where we were at after sandpaper gate? Would you agree there has been a cultural change for the better of how the team conducts themselves on and off the field since then?

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

And you just have to get a correct decision from the umpire on the plumb LBW on stokes from Lyon at headingly and that is a 3-1 series to Australia. Australia were the dominant team over that entire series bar 1 test.

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

Well the Pakistan tour is March/April and the Sri Lanka tour is June/July. If CA want to wait until after the Pakistan tour to make a decision I would be fine with that as Langer’s contract will be up after that and before/mid Sri Lanka tour.

Based off the last Pakistan Tour of Australia, I’d expect the Aussies to give a fair showing in Pakistan with the current form they are in. I can’t imagine an outcome that isn’t heavily effected by injury or covid that would detrimentally effect the status of the coach.

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

What are you basing that comment on?

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

Especially on his performance record based on where we were at when he took over.

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

Couldn’t have said it better myself. By the era’s past with the like of everyone involved in sandpaper gate to the Vice-snarly faced-Watson captains. Manny of the players ruled the roost and Australian Cricket spiralled to rock bottom. Langer brought us back from that to be #1 in the world in Test Cricket. ODI #1 Ranking had NZ not bitched out of the tour. And T20 World Champions in Foreign conditions.

Sounds to me like the weaklings at Cricket Australia want to pander to the brats again. Take a vote, then tally up all those who vote to sack Langer, then sack all of them.

UPDATE: CA rejects report that Langer had 'meltdown' in 'heated' meeting over coaching future

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