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Top 5 in the Brownlow? You sure? He played bugger all games.

Ross Lyon finally has the cattle to score more, so let's see it

Yeah but Skelton still went into that initial contact with his body height too high …. he was just lucky he was close to the line.

Tony Jones makes the most cringe-worthy dad joke about world No.1

Well I reckon the selectors have wimped it, too gutless to select a team with an eye to winning and the future. The team selected is ok considering whom is available except for Labuschgne.
Labuschagne batting at 4 is a joke. No way is he one of our best batsmen.
He is in the team despite no weight of runs, no multiple centuries, which supposedly were selection prerequisites.
Patterson should be batting at 4 with Pucovski at 6 ….. that team I would agree with.

While confusion reigns, Sri Lanka could knock off Australia at home

Thanks Don …. I did say it tongue in cheek. But seriously the guy has been a waste of money and time.

Ross Lyon finally has the cattle to score more, so let's see it

Three terrible years and all since Harley Bennel joined the club (notice I didn’t say played a game). Is there a correlation ?

Ross Lyon finally has the cattle to score more, so let's see it

No 3 and/or No 4 should be your best batsman. No way is, or will he ever be, Labuschagne one of our best batsman. For that reason alone she should be dropped if other players are better in the batting positions available.

How Kurtis Patterson became a Test cricketer

Warner deserves a place but Smith does not? What is your reasoning?

Aaron Finch is Australia's biggest World Cup worry

Of course you disagree Q and at least 3 of us disagree with you. Move on.
Bega Kidds …. No.

Aaron Finch is Australia's biggest World Cup worry

Has AAC actually signed yet? Or is this deal a sign that AAC will not sign ??

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

My first sight of GI was on tv watching Qld Cup, Norths Devils v someone else and I saw this young fullback cut and dice the opposition every time he touched the ball. My thought was this fella can play.

Inglis to retire from NRL at end of 2020

If Finch does not come good and he must be dropped from the ODIs and thus the captaincy becomes vacant then we could do worse than bringing in George Bailey to Captain and bat down the order and move Khawaja to open.

Aaron Finch is Australia's biggest World Cup worry

Sour grapes Q …. you were cut and diced and lost …. withdraw gracefully

Aaron Finch is Australia's biggest World Cup worry

Tend to agree with your 6, 7, 8 but believe that Hanigan and Wells will be the bench cover for 6 and 8. We do not yet know how Rouets will go. I believe that Staniforth maybe the lock with Simmons with Rouets on the bench ….. depends whether the bench is a 5/2 or 4/3 split.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Miller is a 7, Wells is an 8 ….. not really apples for apples 🙂

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I wonder why Wells never seems to get a mention? He has a non stop engine, always there ball carrying or defending, has good line out work ….. don’t often see him clean out but that is not really a No 8 job.
Is he too small, too light, not aggressive enough?

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

No way should Skelton be in the RWC squad. After Nick Bishop’s article on Skelton I made it a point to watch a couple of Saracens games to get a look at Skelton.
Yes he is lighter and seems fitter but he still has some old Skelton issues.
His body height in mauls still too high, he is still too high when cleaning out, he was always last to the breakdown, he was consistently last back on side, his tackling was ok, his ball carrying was lazy and rare.
Sorry but I saw nothing to recommend his inclusion in the RWC squad.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

No 4 is supposed to be your best batsman ….. no way is Labuschagne our best batsman.

Kurtis Patterson added to Australian Test squad to play Sri Lanka

So Patterson scores two unbeaten centuries and Pucovski does the best of the others ….. Renshaw faced many more balls not that means a lot.
Labuschagne is not test class. Drop him. Burns has failed. Drop him.
The test squad should look like this ……
Harris
Khawaja
Patterson
Head
Handscombe
Pucovski
Paine
Cummins
Starc
Richardson (Hazelwood is out)
Lyon.

Patterson ton versus Sri Lanka upstages Test rivals

His manager has a lawyer who is holding a video starring the entire CA Board, coach and selectors 🙂

The Peter puzzle: Why is Peter Siddle being picked for Australia?

Yeah agreed Brian but it was pretty obvious during Game 1 that Maxwell was doing a lot of the field placing with Finch watching on.

India square the ledger but Aussies go down fighting in ODI thriller

Maxwell

India square the ledger but Aussies go down fighting in ODI thriller

Hmmm your words “Finch and Carey are not the right openers” then “Finch deserves more chances as opener” ….. so which is it to be?

India square the ledger but Aussies go down fighting in ODI thriller

Nick thanks for this read. It made me think, so during the last couple of weeks I have made it a point to watch 2 Saracens games and particularly focus on Skelton. My thoughts ….
1. Yes he has definitely lost weight.
2. He does not appear any more mobile …. last to get back onside and generally last to the breakdown.
3. Body height still too high in mauls but better in scrums.
4. Did not contribute anything in lineouts, except lift.
5. Body height too high in cleanouts making him ineffectual.
6. Saw only 3 ball carries in 2 games and he did not break a tackle or off load.

You must have seen his best game of the season because all I saw was a leaner but very similar Skelton.

Why Bob Dwyer was right about Will Skelton too

Why change a winning team ??

Mitch Marsh in the mix for second ODI

Mitch Marsh in the mix?? No runs, no wickets, no form and why would you change a winning team?
Put him out of the squad altogether.

Mitch Marsh in the mix for second ODI