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I think in the short term it is already suffering. Cruden, Piutau, Faumuina and Luatua would be in the 23 if they were here or close to it, regardless of their currnt northern form. When they left they were the reason for such a strong bench. Without having players of that calibre when others go down it stretches us, and has already.

Liam Squire to exit New Zealand rugby after World Cup

Who cares about Shields? He was fringe for years, at best. Your lot put him straight in. Dont kid yourself, you needed him far more than we did.

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

One under twenty side is not depth. How is one team going to fill the positions needed by the excessive number of clubs you have. Answer. It aint. Our players will. You have the number of clubs you do because you can afford to import. Remove them, and you have nobodies to fill them.
But within all that, with all those players that leave our test and Super sides…we replace everyone of them. You? Pfff. On the phone again.

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

Well I know what youre going to do. Youll pick up the phone and dial this way. Oh, you already have. One under 20’s team does not provide the foundation for an entire professional club comp. How many club sides do you have? And what percentage of your club sides came from england under 20 sides. Ill be nowhere near the number of SH players.

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

Nothing to do with your personnell, its the fact that they now play in a comp heavily influenced by SH players, tactics and coaching. Thats bound to rub off, even though its been at true snail pace. You dont even have a single internationally successful coach and havent had for years. Lancaster bombed, and gave way to immediate success in Jones. We supply our own Super rugby coaches, the Japan coach, the ABs coach, and two of the six 6N coaches, Jones another.
We also have several in your club comps. Where are yours? Limited to club comps only? None are here. None are coaching test sides bar Scotland. Where are they?
Truly embarrassing. Not you fault FB, your success has nothing to do with you, so you dont need to worry.

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

Yeah its just getting absurd. The conveyer belt to the north is worse than ever. The incoming coach will be well aware of the need to pick overseas players and Hansen is leaving at a time its not impacted him badly. Its an issue, and is causing a drop off in dominance at the top, but after this year the drop off will be impossible to not seek player return. Somethings gonna gove and you can bet the north arent going to try and grow their own. Too hard.

Liam Squire to exit New Zealand rugby after World Cup

Thanks but if you think its bias then read around. Im not the only one saying it and, mo’unga, and I dont know his stats, isnt getting multiple penalties and cards for illegal tackles as cooper used to and got penalised for on the weekend.
So other than you getting it all wrong, have to agree with the rest.:-)
Id rather see cooper playing but youre kidding yourself if his high rate of high tackles isnt an issue.

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

Geez, will the last player turn out the lights please.

Liam Squire to exit New Zealand rugby after World Cup

Yep, and its not actually a good thing to have the unbeaten run they have for this. Like it or not it provides for a false sense of security. If the side hasnt experienced the pain of losing for a long time ‘stuff’ creeps in to the mind that wont help. England are far more clinical and should win. England had a break over Xmas being told they werent up to it. Now theyre proving they are, and it wont stop here.

England versus Wales: Confidence versus an unbeaten run

I’m just telling it how it is and it only seems to be the NHers that dont like hearing the truth.
The rest of us are resigned to it. Its astounding how poor the development of players and coaches are, truly astounding. Grumpy? You betcha. But at least I don’t have to watch an infrastructure that manages the game from its wallet, one that has zero faith in its youth.
Auckland was once a great team and is fighting back to hold its own ground when your clowns swoop in and keep taking its best players. Even worse we then have to put up with your moaning that they dont cut it in the north. Love to see how many of your players would make the cut in our sides. very, very few.
England have the chance to do so much more for the game but nah. Anyway, enjoy your 30-40 baa baa sides, cos thats all you have up there.

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

Yeah I don’t care how they go up there. Its irrelevant. Your guys fork the money out and hope for the best. get a dud, too bad too sad, and saveas form dropped off completely before he left so someone didnt do their homework. No point him crying now.

Its this deep seated need that you need to rely sooooo heavily on external resources. Reeks of laziness. Anyway, enjoy our players and coaches, one day youll get your own.

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

Yes they were impressive, great to watch. Great to see…

Yes it's early, but the Bulls look hard to beat

Geez theres no end to this england new talent is there. Now worcester have signed another aucklander in melani nainai. Hopefully there are more like drombrandt, should he prove not to be another fake, so we can just get on and watch the players we have already invested in. No respect for England rugby whatsoever.
Should they win the Wcup this year itll be based on the backbone of SH rugby because unlike us, they have no spine.
We are the DYIers of rugby, the north are the ‘pay someone else to do it’ as in the Mitre 10 advert, the lazy sleaze with the wallet open.
Embarrassing.
They could spend the money on equipment for youth, attract players from other sports but no, never mind what we could have in ten years, we as a club need to win now, and the local talent is hopeless. When our best players go off ‘to war… ‘ ???? we have to buy from outside, because nobody here’s good enough. Depth, pff.

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

Then its terrible technique. Either way its not good.

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

Yes, I think World cup 2019 needs Cooper there. Itll add a lot of interest and Oz need as much x factor as they can get. They have a few too many journeymen that arent quite there yet and may never be. Quade offers hope in a way foley doesnt and Cheika just needs to take the chance.

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

Yeah its just that Latu doesnt currently have two articles…so far…headed up that he stuffed up.

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

🙂

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

Yeah it was close but Williams hasnt kicked on as much as I thought he would. Dont even know why you keep mentioning Skelton. He doesnt make any best of team. Not with the current quality of locks around. A resurgent effort in NH club rugby doesnt cut it. Until hes a first choice test lock, and he never has been from memory, strictly making up numbers.

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

ok, but dont do it again. 🙂

Super Rugby Power Rankings 2019: Round 1

Id expect All Black quality when playing for the All Blacks. That will usually be the only time youll get it. When he contracted Savea he was far from AB quality and made the decision to go fully knowing he wasnt going to be in the squad. So no, theres no grounds where he shoukd expect AB quality for Toulon, if he cant even produce it in the perfect environment.
Unless you think Savea should somehow automatically play how he did 3-4 years ago, in which case the french coach should fork out for a time machine, cos thats the only way hes gonna get an All Black out of Savea.

Drew Mitchell slams Toulon boss over Julian Savea spray

How bout you try sending your players this way. theyd be back on the plane before the season started. Saveas form dropped badly when he was here so its frenchys fault for expecting something else.

Drew Mitchell slams Toulon boss over Julian Savea spray

Ha ha good job. Some northerners think they can pay a load of money and get access to All Black quality with a wallet. Nobody wants to actually play for these losers. They go for the money. Thats it. Some succeed, some dont but an appalling way to publicly humiliate an All Black great. No class. Deserves the losses his team are having. Stay strong Savea. No point worrying about those who have no idea.

Drew Mitchell slams Toulon boss over Julian Savea spray

Hmm, still a touchy subject huh. Im interested, just dont wana see him stuff it up. And that tackle wont go unnoticed… for those interested in seeing him succeed that is.

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

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