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A tragic rugby, cricket and boxing fan. I am not an alcoholic I just have a drink every time an old bloke tells me how good Arthur Beetson, Gary Abblett's dad, Mark Ella, Mike Tyson or Ian Chappell were. To be fair Arthur Beetson was awesome. The others... meh...

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Leadership on a rugby field is not a title.

Hooper is brave and elite, and changing a captain is momentous, but it's a risk worth taking

not a harsh call… he tackled too high… plain as day…he generally does tackle too high. Just a fact.
What comments do you want on cleanouts? U r the one who said he did a thousand cleanouts… he didn’t..he doesn’t.. he is an average player and there is nothing wrong wit that. I don’t have a problem with him.. I just have a problem with over-reactions to standard performances. Nick frost looks the better player… in fact there are several others that should be there ahead of him… his was a strange selection… in saying that he got selected and not surprisingly (he has always been a decent player) did ok so i wish him the best of luck. i’m just not going to agree with nonsense like he hit a thousand rucks and a sfor the tackle count it wasn’t a herculian effort…. fair play he topped the tackle count… so what.. they ran at him and he tackled them.. as he is meant to… had he tackled low he may have made a better impact on the game

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

so does koroibte u melon

Rugby News: Suli must go 'balls out' to earn jersey, Eddie says Test is 'practice for World Cup', Aus A team to play Fiji

You pick your best players end of! Vunivalu is better than tom wright and Perese is better than paisami… end of.. full stop… boom… by your logic Tim Horan and Jason Little should never have played at the 91 world cup… and there are a thousand other examples…. so just stop arguing for arguing sake i couldn’t care less what u think.. u offer nothing to this website

Rugby News: Suli must go 'balls out' to earn jersey, Eddie says Test is 'practice for World Cup', Aus A team to play Fiji

dya reckon you might need both??? derrr

Rugby News: Suli must go 'balls out' to earn jersey, Eddie says Test is 'practice for World Cup', Aus A team to play Fiji

are u kidding.. maybe the fact there is a new 13 and 14 in the starting side

Rugby News: Suli must go 'balls out' to earn jersey, Eddie says Test is 'practice for World Cup', Aus A team to play Fiji

and let Ellis genge’s try in by tackling too high

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

😂 I didn’t see that stat but 20kmh seems a bit crazy don’t u think… how fast is a rugby pass in the first place???? Couldn’t imgaune it was much more than 20kmh in the first place…
I saw he passes further than Gordon on average..( it was 20% more which must be what you are referring to). In saying that the distance of pass is not as important as accuracy… the scrum half can only pass to the distance the first receiver is standing………
in fact the perfect pass in rugby is 7m (there was some biomechanics, i’m not sure but cleverer people than us involved, done on this a few years back that was brought to my attention by Simon Cron….according to him it turns out the 7m pass is on average the perfect distance between player, due to pass velocity and factoring in defenders etc etc it was complex..) anyway Gordon’s average pass, according to Stan, was exactly 7m… i’m not making that up…it was according to the stan sport stats which i thought was interesting because simon cron had worked tirellesly on instilling the skills of the tahs to be able to execute the 7m pass consistently and has trained them to essentially space at 7m in attack.
anyway stats are one thing…they are different styles of no 9.. White everything goes off him… very much like the great french no 9’s… I’m not sure that suits our style… but Gordon has the more accurate pass of all 3… Gordon is the biggest and strongest ball carrier and the quickest over meaningful distances plus he is the better defender… Tate has the better step and sniping running game… white the better kicking game… they all bring their strengths.. but overall Gordon is the better no 9… as i said white was actually poor on saturday if you watch closely.. very inaccurate in fact with his passing…we looked much more cohesive with Gordon when he was on.

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

I really think Vunivalu is a player that if he is fit he just needs to be picked. DR is over thinking it. Perese is another. They’re the highest calibre of rugby athletes. Just pick them.

Rugby News: Suli must go 'balls out' to earn jersey, Eddie says Test is 'practice for World Cup', Aus A team to play Fiji

he didn’t hit a thousand clean outs and he tackles too high… the english press were unimpressed with neville btw.. i think we all love the story of the 33 yo debutant… the reality was he went ok… but hardly enough to see him not under scrutiny. I agree with coker that frost should be starting.. i’m sure by seasons end he will be.

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

McDermott does not have the core no9 skills or defense to be better than White or Gordon.. he has the btter sniping game… so for me he does make sense as the reserve scrum-half option. Gordon is the superior no9 to White and should be the starting no9. Watching a replay of last weeks match and Nic White really was poor actually and was lucky to get the nod again.

Wilson should be in the team for Valetini. He’s just better. Leota deserves his spot at no 6.

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

I don’t think DR is lying but he is keeping the truth close to his chest when he says he is not likely to play the rest of the series…. that is true.. it is just because his name is now mud.

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

yeah they’re not going to throw him under the bus… he’s been ruled out because he is no longer wanted, needed, respected. If they had said he’d gone for scans and had a particular grade muscle tear that would be something but they haven’t.. even he said it was ‘small injury’… what does that mean? and he said it wasn’t a tear on the night… it is all very suspect and beautifully suns up QC. At the last minute he didn’t fancy playing is all

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

yeah no players ever get injured at training… double facepalm.. and quade has said it was not a calf strain btw… nobody knows whats wrong with him but him

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

all that has been said is he is ruled out… he has been.. thats not a lie… they didn’t say he was ruled out with a muscle tear… because there was none.. they haven’t clarified the injury because there isn’t one diagnosed…all they’ve said is he is ruled out and unlikely to play this series….. that sounds totally suspect considering there is no muscle tear……even Quade said there was no tear.. he said he just didn’t feel right…. that is completely unheard of.. players tear muscle or break bones to miss a match.. they don’t just pull out for a vague saw leg… he was physically ok to play.. i’m sure he did indeed feel something below his calf muscle but that doesn’t prevent a player from playing….he just didn’t fancy it.. and thats fine… best he doesn’t play if he’s not up for it. Best he does miss the series and go back to club rugby.
Okay now that is enough

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

yes its a legitimate fake injury 😂

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

Still on this? my word i have hit a nerve….which medical staff? all we have been told is he is ruled out… he’s been ruled out because he piked it.. this is the end for QC

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

A very well thought out comment and I can’t argue with much you say except for Ikitau making good decisions and being the best defensive option at 13. He is a good one-on-one defender (Paisami is better) but he misreads too often actually… it is just that it goes un-noticed. Perfect example is on last years EOYT his mis read led to Stewards try. And thats just one example… i’ve seen him misread plenty of times. Plus last year he took some awful options in critical situations like chip kicks to the fullback, flick passes to no one, and he continually had the ball stripped from him. He had some good performances against SA but I wonder if DT actually reviewed the games on the EOYT because he has just picked and sticked with LI. (i don’t think he’s terrible i just think he is our fourth best option) He was very quiet last saturday as well.. one good pass…but hardly impacted the game. There are other better players waiting in the squad. I sure hope DR realises he is leaving a world beater out just to keep a guy that has a decent left foot boot.
I am glad you’ve noticed Paisami’s weakness is his ball insecurity.. absolutely right. I’ll add his poor decision making last year kicking when we had overlaps etc was also a big issue. (Not entirely his fault he should not be playing 12… he is a 13) I love his defense (as good if not better than Ikitau’s) though and his ball-carrying (better than ikitau) and for that reason I think he is better than Ikitau. The only thing Ikitau has over the others is a left foot boot. Surely that is not enough.
Besides all that both Perese and Petaia for that matter offer more as no 13 options than either Ikitau or Paisami.
They all bring their strengths and relative weaknesses but i am certain Perese is the best option and Petaia the 2nd. Both of these should be in that starting xv.
Paisami should be the back up 13 in the squad. I would have Ikitau only playing for Australia A let alone the starting xv for the wallabies.

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

I would love to see Hodge at xv.. his giant boot is worth having there alone.

Wallabies CONFIRMED: Kellaway and Ikitau OUT, Petaia at 15, Frost set for debut, Taniela returns, Suli kept waiting

i know i bought his ticket and drove him to the airport myself

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

u know DR was his fav coach from when they won those tiles at the chiefs right?

Rugby News: Swain ban length revealed, Quade out of second Test, Wallaby prop's warning to Poms

i haven’t been proven wrong about anything…. you know its true… he just didn’t fancy it…. and has ended his test career as a result… obvioulsy they’re going to say that he is medically unfit… even he said it wasn’t a tear… how can that rule him out? DR has said cheers and good luck

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

no thoust protest too much which means it has struck a nerve because u know it is so 😂

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

you are the worst kind because you clearly suck up to parochial influencers from you know where because thats the easiest thing to do….pathetic really.. don’t read any of my articles and don’t comment you are not welcome to.

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

they were penalised because they were taking out players off the ball nowhere near the tackle contest.

Did the Wallabies play champagne or cask-wine rugby?

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