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Easy game really.
Heres my combined Crusaders Saracens team:
1. Moody. 2. Taylor. 3. Franks. 4 Itoje. 5. Whitelock. 6. Taufua 7. Todd 8. Read. 9. B Hall. 10. Mo’unga 11. Bridge 12. Crotty. 13. Goodhue. 14. Maitland – due to playing for both . 15 Havili.
Mo’ungas preferred and wigglesworth is too old for this team. A younger Burger would have bolted in.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Well atm theres a bit of an anti foley campaign as well. The Blues kicker misses two chances to draw and win, and doesnt get blamed. Foley misses hsi first of the night after 4/4 and the two articles are ‘Foley stuffs up’.

Go figure.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Not a great horse follower Muzzo but I thought horses specialised a bit. Ive never seen a champion 1200 thru 2 miler.
From what Ive seen albeit years ago your get your sprinters (Mr Tiz in his day), middles 1600-2400 (Bonecrusher, Winx,) and your longer distance (2400-2 mile- Kingston Town, I shot the barman etc). Bit like Bolt running the 1500 🙂

Winx wont even be entered in the Melbourne I wouldnt have thought… but thats stretching my horsey knowledge somewhat.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

So its the best of the worst? At least Foley isnt going to be carded for missing a tackle (though some probably think they should be). 🙂

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Where has Skelton ever coasted? hardly a shining light for Oz either. Whats your point? That unsuccessful oz test players can be unsuccessful in the north. Gee…who’d have guessed.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Of course thats based on an assumption that theyre playing quality rugby, as you have indicated.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

True, three years playing rubbish is difficult to come back from though I think he left determined to keep his fitness levels up. Of all that left Nonu was one I thought would be back to try for 2019.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

What a horse…30! geez…nearly half as good as the Auks shield run ????

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

Its not that he did a high tackle, its that this time he chose to do a high tackle. he had seconds to line him up and deliberately went high when he had better options. Thats worse than the ones where he instinctively puts his arm out. Its clear the guy is scared of going low, for ‘whatever’ reason, that’s what that tells me, and if its telling me that, its telling Cheika that. He undone a lot of good with that tackle. In todays test rugby you just CANNOT have poor tacklers.
Now he needs to convince that that was an anomoly and pull off some copybook low tackles, or Im afraid he’ll be dismissed before he gets started.

The Wrap: Cooper and Genia go ‘back to the future’ in Super Rugby opener

The fact that others like you dont care is irrelevant. Why is everything that matters based on the number that are watching?
Id rather watch quality than the rubbish your lot puts out, no matter who’s watching.

Super Rugby Power Rankings 2019: Round 1

Who cares about them? 30% might care for what China has for breakfast every day but that doesnt make that important does it? You think the world revolves around you huh funbus. Newsflash…it doesnt. And if it did, why come onto a site to spout it? Got an inferiority complex youre dealing with?

Super Rugby Power Rankings 2019: Round 1

Yep, I hope so. Getting tired of a very average Foley. rather seem some ups and downs and Coopers good at both. 🙂

Nine talking points from Super Rugby Round 1

I think theyre very confused about how they want to play. I think they should be encouraging what theyre sevens has started. Shifting the best of their Super rugby to the bok jersey has been an issue since 2010 and i think thats largely a disconnect between the style theyre trying to play and the skills available. They keep reverting to type to get results when they could open their game up more.

Super Rugby Power Rankings 2019: Round 1

Tend to agree but Cheikas gotta pick him first, which means as a minimum he will have to swallow his pride, and Quades tackle effort may have given him an out in having to do that.

Nine talking points from Super Rugby Round 1

Simply dont get how the Boks cant put out better sides with those performances. The Bulls scored some stunning tries, Specman a real breath of fresh air, hes going to be fun to watch this year. Pollard looked great as well. Boks just have to relentlessly look to put players into space on their hard and fast grounds.

The cultural shift means its opening up a new game in South Africa and they of all countries they could take the running and kicking game to a new level, one no ones been to before. Rugby can still be primarily about finding space on the field if the skills can match the plan.

Super Rugby Power Rankings 2019: Round 1

Nothing like a good coincidence then. Doesnt explain the small matter of one hundred years beforehand where you did without us as well. And what youre actually saying is you have no idea what youre doing then. Fine with me.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Oh, youre blaming the SH for the quality of NH rugby now. Youd have done much better without our players huh? And wed have been so much worse for the heymans, evans, piutaus etc etc had they been available here. And your coaching without henry, schmidt, jones, gats, cotter etc would have been so much superior I guess. Ok then, a new spin on it, but then how come you arent getting rid of them? How come youre skinning our best players end of this year? Interesting new take but somehow I dont think thats the case.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Anyway, let you get back to supporting you secret find. Delighted for you. 🙂

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Yes, ill bet they do.

And re frizzell and Fifita, theyre having to replace the losses of Kaino, Luatua, and Messam because your lot bought them. So theyre learning. Which world cup and multi championship players are your lot replacing or, are those…actually your first choices? Gets funnier with everything you say.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Whatever makes your rugby mediocrity work for you sonny. Doesnt make YOUR rugby better. Not even a muliti country mass migration has helped that. Quite pathetic, as are your claims. You think winning rugby is about strangling those who play it better financially is the key. Losers mentality.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Oh look weve had so many woulda been the longest streak in history runs you wouldnt even dream of so dont even bother.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

So you won and lost one in the AIs. So what? Shall we go over the win rates as a whole? Perhaps start with the home win % over the ABs of all 6N sides. We play better than you all on your OWN grounds.
How embarrassing.
And those names you mentioned arent special, they look the same tired old loosies england churn out every year.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Then what happened neil? Years of mediocrity. Your sole one off effort, and even then it needed extra time dropped goal rubbish to win. Yeah, real convincing. Still living on past memories huh? The drop to mediocre levels is exactly what spawned an insatiable need to extract the secret from the south. And its still going. The guts of our squad headyet again after this years tourney…yes you guessed it…north. Funny that.that you get to keep your players is the only reason you have any success at all. Well, that, and our coaching, and some of our players, and depleted southern sides. Other than those minor points england rugby is just dandy.
Oh, and what was a fairly noted comment after the last England win? That ‘England are playing more like the ABs’…well golly gee, how on earth could that be.
Zero originality, only now a hint of creativity, merely filling a void. Take away the poor Oz and bok years and you have nothing bar a chicago and an Irish home win. Thats it.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

No, getting tired of you lot asking for our help. Now their fans are asking for help? Needy lot arent you? You have popukated the entire english and other landscape with a proliferation of SH players and coaches. One would hope your exposure to them would make your sides better. Other than the odd win…which happens anyway, and the deterioration of the oz and SA sides your improvement rate has been snail like, painful to watch the miniscule gains. And here we are, an article about one promising player. One. Wow. Huge.

No sonny, you work your own issues out, we are tired of helping, and watching you muck it up.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard

Oh, and Willis, drombrant, two currys for half the price, hill are truly great names i agree. What was I thinkng. :-). Shields will be in the squad.

Alex Dombrandt has been a ‘standout’ in his rookie season says Harlequins boss Gustard