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Peter Darrow

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Chaz, my comment is about right now, not one year ago.

Positions vacant: Opening batsman and fast bowler

The point I was making Stuart was a group of 4 fast bowlers in the same team, at same time.

Positions vacant: Opening batsman and fast bowler

They are currently 81 for 5. I don’t believe I am being negative. The comment about combined eleven is based on form in this series.

Positions vacant: Opening batsman and fast bowler

Which is what they are right about now. Bat first, show some courage.

Positions vacant: Opening batsman and fast bowler

Dave J
With the 4 fast bowlers, I did mean being available from the same team at same time.

Positions vacant: Opening batsman and fast bowler

Yes, they were both considered, but who do you leave out?

Who's your favourite fast bowler?

Agree with you there, all great props!

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

No mucking around with Sid, if you’re 5 metres out from the tryline have a go yourself, why pass it out to the backs??
From memory the passing thing was a beat up, he just had the best running game around.

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

Yes, good point with Mealamu!

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

Nobody has been brave enough to try the “triple scissors” since!

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

Jones and Shelford off the bench?? McCaw is chosen for his leadership ability as well, yes as a pure player Jones is probably the pick.

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

Yes I was a big Michael Jones fan too. But to replace McCaw with him? And I’m not sure if he played his best rugby as a blindside?

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

I’m not sure if The Roar guys will read this but there is a magnificent photo of Bryan Williams against Eastern or Western Province in 1970 that I’m having trouble sending to them, maybe they could help?
To have that confidence to sidestep in the ingoal area, you don’t see many players do that now.
I watched Sid Going play many games for Northland with his brothers who were famous for their “scissors” backline move which was amazing. You never knew where the ball was!

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

I was going to mention Kit Fawcett and Colin Farrell too!!

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

But could he prop the scrum??

Who are the greatest All Blacks since 1970?

To quote Jim Maxwell JamesH, “it always amuses me when Australians accuse other country’s commentators of being biased”.

Ease up on Tim Paine: My thoughts from the first Test

James H
If you have one guest commentator in amongst the home commentators how would you expect him to react? Be a “yes” man and agree with everything that is said about their team? That’s what I like about Smithy, he doesn’t give an inch and dishes it back to the “biased” home commentators. Although sometimes I think he praises the opposition too much. Nothing wrong with a bit of feistiness in the commentary box, be boring otherwise.

Ease up on Tim Paine: My thoughts from the first Test

Average is 9.2 since he made the century.

Should Jeet Raval be selected for the Black Caps?

Yes, I was probably a bit harsh on Latham on recent form, but in the past he hasn’t gone very well against Australia.

Bring on the Black Caps

In my opinion Wagner could be even more dangerous in Australian conditions, he is aggressive, very competitive and delivers short pitched bowling. He reminds me a little of Wahab Riaz when he bowled against Shane Watson a few years ago. De Grandhomme has to be in there as an all rounder. I do agree that it would be great to see Ferguson given a chance.

Bring on the Black Caps

Who are the “great spinners” Micko?

Bring on the Black Caps

“I also don’t understand why the Kiwis have left so many of their best team behind?”

It’s the old conundrum of do you show off your best weapons to the opposition? Both teams hate losing to each other, so why not save all that mental and physical exertion?
No point in giving one team the psychological edge so close to the tournament.

Monday is D-day for Steve Smith and David Warner