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Peter Darrow

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Is this from the school of “if you criticise rugby it means you are not a fan”? I thought Simon G made some really constructive points to consider. What is wrong with trying to improve the game?

Rugby's greatest strength can make it Australia's number one international sport

They did pick Meads though, I wonder if sometimes people pick on reputation, a bit like picking Bradman as a cricketer when people would not have seen him play.

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

If he wasn’t nominated then I have my doubts. Wonder what the average age of those voting was?

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

If you read Ben above Lara we are alone in our thinking!

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

If you had to choose the two best locks since the 70’s who would they be?

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

Fair enough!

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

Yes I remember Joe’s try very clearly, everything just opened up for him. BeeGee probably loved the hard grounds but not the forwards so much.

Peter 'Pole' Whiting: Greatest ever All Blacks lock?

Maybe the majority do like him, I was surprised that on a rugby supporters site there was venom towards him. If I said there was 50, does that mean the balance are pro SBW?

'I love you brother': Quade's beautiful exchange with Sonny Bill after Wallabies heroics

A referee who allows a free flowing game will have more respect from the players. Not some whistle happy, schoolish, egotistical type.

MATCH REPORT: 'He's a big game player. He said I've got it and he nailed it'

The whole attitude towards the game has to change from referees. Rugby has the potential to be easily the best football game if some rules are changed and refs adopt a less pedantic manner.

MATCH REPORT: 'He's a big game player. He said I've got it and he nailed it'

Officious refereeing is a mindset. If they go into a game with the thought of a free flowing game it will happen.

MATCH REPORT: 'He's a big game player. He said I've got it and he nailed it'

Ben
Where does it say it was single digits and on the Roar? It wasn’t on the Roar, it was a rugby site. And I copped it from many people because I expressed my admiration for SBW. They actually blocked me on the site.
Yes there are many who like him but there are those who don’t.

'I love you brother': Quade's beautiful exchange with Sonny Bill after Wallabies heroics

“English referee Luke Pearce was a breath of fresh air, making a conscious effort to keep play moving”
Hi Geoff, have to disagree with you on that thought. I’ll copy what I wrote on a previous article.
“Rennie wouldn’t bite on the 28 penalties blown by English referee Luke Pearce.”
In my opinion the referee had an overbearing influence on the game. As with the refs who officiated in Lions vs Boks they appear to be searching for penalties all the time. They are wanting to stamp their officious personalities on the match. Let the game flow, play advantage, stop penalties dominating a match.
They are probably typical of our controlled, overly compliant society. It’s not about you referees.

The Wrap: Quade Cooper finds the sweet spot to bring the Wallabies home

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/rugby-phil-gifford-wallabies-with-quade-cooper-seem-destined-for-disaster/RT36PJNCDCLDWL36WDPSV72VQE/#

We can be wrong Phil!

Mehrtens backs Noah for 2023: 'Is O'Connor world class? You'd have to say no'

Unfortunately, there is a lot of hatred in NZ towards SBW. As I experienced after making positive comments about him on another site.

'I love you brother': Quade's beautiful exchange with Sonny Bill after Wallabies heroics

“Rennie wouldn’t bite on the 28 penalties blown by English referee Luke Pearce.”
In my opinion the referee had an overbearing influence on the game. As with the refs who officiated in Lions vs Boks they appear to be searching for penalties all the time. They are wanting to stamp their officious personalities on the match. Let the game flow, play advantage, stop penalties dominating a match.
They are probably typical of our controlled, overly compliant society. It’s not about you referees.

MATCH REPORT: 'He's a big game player. He said I've got it and he nailed it'

None more guilty than those who protest their innocence. We see this every week in NRL where players who are guilty feign their “not guilty your honour plea”. Head high tackle?? It was an accident your honour!!
Barrett was guilty, 20 minutes, move on

'We have to protect the game': Barrett's controversial red for face kick splits fans

Patients would love him.

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Never met him but can form a picture of him.

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Yes I remember it like it was yesterday. Got Keith Quinn very excited.

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Shows his humility to go and get an orderly’s job. Not downplaying the orderly role either!

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Thanks.

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

I believe it was after the Munster game which the All Blacks lost that the comment was made. Not sure if it was Stu though.

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Was that back when Australia had a decent rugby team?

Stu Wilson: Funny man, serious rugby player

Yes, what a player he was.

Bruce Robertson was majestic, aristocratic, elegant… Yes, I am talking about a rugby player!

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