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Really? I agree Laumape should have gone, said so all along, but ALB…limp biscuit? Least look at the three critical matches:

against SA, the eventual winners:

“Anton Lienert-Brown: He doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his attacking creativity. It was almost impossible for the Springboks defenders to get a hand on him when he went on a run. But while making runs he still had the awareness to look for team-mates in space.
8.”

Vs Ireland
“Anton Lienert-Brown: The All Blacks were all over Ireland’s attacking patterns – well done Scott McLeod – and the in-form Chiefs man was as elusive as ever with ball in hand. Was this the birth of a great All Blacks’ 12-13 combination?.
8.5 “

Vs England, where he was one of few that didn’t fail…

“ Anton Lienert-Brown – 7

Grew into the game as it went on and tried his guts out, but wasn’t able to continue his stellar form from the start of the tournament.

Sixteen runs and 15 tackles with just one miss.”

Hardly a limp biscuit level performance.

It’s conjecture that Laumape would have had a better tournament than that.

Was Samu Kerevi really Australia’s best Super Rugby player this year?

Izzy’s not in the business of learning Nic, hes into ‘teaching’ and ‘saving’, so never mind the fire engines and soiled tired faces driving them, change the marital laws and it’ll all go away…easy as…

Dave Rennie’s Wallabies must mount a case for the defence in 2020

Yeah starting to get a bit concerned that we’ve probably seen the worst of Oz for a while. Its ok for our coaches to bring sides like Ireland and Wales up to scratch where they still struggle for lack of genuine player quality and depth to make them genuine World best contenders, both sniping at the no. 1 ranking like someone trying to sneak a breath of air near the waters surface, then being held down again.

Oz are different, theyve proved they can produce world class players by the bucketload and its clear lack of structure, poor selection and development, and most of all, learning from mistakes has stunted Oz rugby since 2015, as has the ability to bring classy players through. I think under a more structured environment both the current and developing players will start going up the gears, then when the public and fan trust slowly comes back, the side will get the momentum it needs.

That’s why I think Razor, and not Fozzie needs to be coach, simply for new ideas, and particularly energy, where the AB’s are banking on ‘continuity’ which can also be interpreted as ‘same old’…just as employing Razor can be interpreted as high risk, impulsive.

Thing is, I thing its time for that now. Half the sides are getting makeovers- Oz, Wales, SA. Ireland get Farrell where I think there’s a reason he isn’t a top head coach by now.

Waiting for France to pick up a NZ coach now, then we’ll really be in trouble. One thing about Rennie is he’s shrewd, something you can’t accuse Cheika of. 😂

Dave Rennie’s Wallabies must mount a case for the defence in 2020

I wonder how many involved in the fires ‘gave a little’? And would do again? Not nice but it illustrates the hypocrisy of his comments.

David Pocock bemused by Israel Folau's captaincy claim

Well thats true. ABs have lost 20 tests to Oz in Sydney, more than twice I believe than to any other side in the same city (Ellis park?) – or something like that. On its own sounds an awful stat…

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

I think Folau needs to go into this team because his now 14 Million for ‘captaining’ the Wallabies to a ‘world cup win’ needs to be taken into account… 😂 😂 😂

Revealing The Roar's Test rugby team of the decade for the 2010s

’An Australian commenting on an Australian addressed website ….about, and only about, Kiwis…’ there, fixed that for you… 👍

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

True, you might have a point there- not playing NZ in that sport has done them wonders. 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Except it ain’t right now.

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

No she just has a slightly bigger chip than you…currently. For someone who doesn’t care about kiwi sides in Ozzie sport you sure have a lot to say. It’s…endearing. 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Genuinely curious?
Really? Is it that hard to comprehend?
Let’s say a Queensland funded side enters the NBA with considerable or medium success.
You can’t comprehend why Sydneysiders or Perth B-ball fans might support Such a venture. You can’t fathom why there might be considerable ‘national ‘ support for one Oz franchise going up against the might of 40 or 50 or whatever there are of USA sides.
If you can’t comprehend that then …I really don’t have an answer for you.
While we are out there busting to get to get one team…the Breakers, the Phoenix, the Warriors etc to make some sort of effort with the bigger fish here you have an article saying…agh, let’s not bother trying to beat these guys, let’s not even play them.
Gotta wonder what the make up of certain spines are.

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Well I’ve read and seen quite a bit on the Rennie equation and as a summary…I think we are in big trouble next year. I think a Rennies a genuine coaching talent and will fill some of the gaps in Oz rugby at test level in a way that will push the Bled towards Oz next year or two. I think he will make good players ‘better’ simply through a clearer vision, and consistent expectations, clarity and simplicity, something that’s been missing under Cheika.

A lots gonna happen over the next 12 months and Geez this panel had better pick the best next available coaches, because they’re going to have a big job ahead of them.

Clean slate: Rennie appointment starts a new era for Australian rugby

Maybe they just need to be more creative? I mean Warner and co found a way to be competitive didn’t they?
Well the solution wasn’t the best but the Will was there 😊

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

I was thinking ‘winner’. You?

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Yeah, bit too wired for a lazy Sunday… 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Dunno Micko, you’re sounding like Gloria, who also has the everything kiwi shoulder chip, you know, the one you’re handing out. And by the way, I am staying in NZ. Can’t speak for kiwis that don’t, as much as you might want their answers.

Again, selective chipping. Warriors entered because they want to play the best, same with the Breakers. If they didn’t want to, they wouldn’t enter.

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

No but the article does. Who wouldn’t want to challenge the best side if they loved the sport?

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Ha ha, yes let’s say they stop playing the ABs for the next ten years. Rennie gets them to the top in six months so they’re ranked two to NZ.

Guess who they’ll wanna play 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Oh we suk at most sports. I think we do well in most of the ‘per head of capita’ events. We generally pull that one out when we lose…which is fairly often. 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Oh, he’s black is he? Didn’t notice, I guess you would. First Auckland born immigrant I’ve seen though. He is quick!

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Aah, those are your ‘facts’ micko, and we all know about facts these days huh? Didn’t know we played footballet here so I’m afraid that went ‘wooosh’ 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Yeah I’m talking about our future AB winger… 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Is test cricket and League played in the wonderful land of Oz Micko? I mean they couldn’t even get to the top with cheating. 😱

Is that how ‘big’ Ozzie sport is?

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

So do I, but I’m still relying on future coins for my retirement.

Oz will get better, main reason because they can’t get worse. Cheikas got them pinned into a corner where all they have done is fight with the same old same old.

Rennie just needs to make a few adjustments and they’ll start winning the matches they would normally lose under Cheika that they shouldn’t. Writing was on the wall with the England series in Oz, so comprehensive.

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks

Yep, don’t tend to caste my eye that far down the list for some reason…needed someone to fill in the gaps, thanks Pete 👍
What about 100m sprinting? 😂

Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop playing the All Blacks