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No video-tapes from your playing days that Hazza can have a look at? 😛

The Guzzler is greedy: Lord Bledisloe Brodie Retallick

Well, they miss a few starters via regular injuries, don’t they?

Crunch Test for both Scotland and France. If Scotland wanna mix it with the big boys on a regular basis, they need to take opportunities like this. And if France navigates a safe win with so many key players out, they really will tell the world; we are a top three side.

I think England will smash Wales. Just watch, mate.

Coronavirus-hit France get Six Nations go ahead

Carter retiring this week is not good timing? Waiting for a better moment? 😛 😂
Just banter, mate.

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

France being forced to play their wider squad players from time to time due to greedy clubs and pandemics is probably gonna benefit them long term in a big way.

Even with ten starters out I still back France to win this Test.

Coronavirus-hit France get Six Nations go ahead

20!!!

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

I wanted to a bit detailed in my question to Nick, Phil.
Carters kicking was masterful when it needed to be. And that drop goal was huge.

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

I think four times. I just love watching that AB team in the final. Their first half is so good. They could have killed that game in the first half. Inches.
And I always get angry that Nigel Owens let the Aussies get away with three foul tackles on Carter in the first half and all Carter gets is one penalty. And big Richie. What a player. Left the game with a standout performance. Legend and GOAT.

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

Do you realize the difference between freezing and froze a bit?
Let’s save the discussion about who froze a bit after we know if Nick will pick up on this idea.
How many times have you re-watched that final, Jacko?

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

They see in terms of dollars.

If they really do, they would realize what poor business model they have.

SANZAAR are the Blockbuster Video of the sporting world

Alrighty, NB, a question for Friday (or next Friday). I would love if you analyzed Dan Carter’s last 25 minutes in the World Cup final 2015. Especially have a look at his defensive performance (and leadership). As I remember it, a couple of All Black players froze a bit during the last 25 minutes (but big props to Keven Mealamu who was on fire) but Carter filled in and made several great tackles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLSVc2htLuw&t=3403s

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

I am sure it is. But how can SANZAAR put themselves in that situation so they have to give Squidge and Two Cent tough love? Free bl”dy quality promotion with fan engagement. What’s not to like about that?

SANZAAR are the Blockbuster Video of the sporting world

Again, I am in total agreement with you. It’s insane that SANZAAR (and it’s members unions who controls it) can’t see the potential in this.

SANZAAR are the Blockbuster Video of the sporting world

It’s the ABC for all kind of tactical and strategic thinking.

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

But have you used him when talking with players and coaches?

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

I was not actually thinking about a special passage, I was thinking more along the line rugby tactics have a lot of similarities with warfare. I am pretty sure you have quoted Sun Tzu several times before in your columns.
And I guess you have used some quotes from him when you are talking tactics with coaches and players also?

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

Two words: Sun Tzu!

Why Jim McKay is the best attack coach in Australian rugby

it would necessitate a massive rewrite, and simplification of the laws as they stand!

That is what Shag Hansen has been preaching for years.

The ripple effect is a wonderful thing for rugby union (Part 1)

I am nodding my head in agreement with every word you write, Oliver.
And guys like Squidge and Two Cent don’t even want to get paid (well, I am sure they would like it but their core “business plans” have nothing to do with it). Just stop chasing them and lets them use some match pictures et al.
It really irks me that the NFL, NHL, NBA encourages their fans to use their content and create quality content on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

SANZAAR are the Blockbuster Video of the sporting world

I agree, there seems to be an attitude change going on.
The Force coach example is excellent. Same same with POM’s red card against Wales, fans and pundits (and coaches and players) don’t buy the same old excuses anymore. It is very refreshing (and sane).
A future dream of mine is that refs also stop coaching the players. They should know the Laws, there should be no need to scream “hands away” et al.
On an international level, it is pretty unfair too that the ref “coaches” the players in English (not everyone in this world is fluent in English).

The ripple effect is a wonderful thing for rugby union (Part 1)

Great writing, Highlander.

It is a slow process, but I think we are heading towards a culture where players and coaches can’t hide behind ref-bashing anymore (and the game has gone soft). They need to start owning their mistakes. And as said, I think the snowball is finally rolling in the right direction.
Sure one can feel for a team-mate who gets red-carded and cited, but there is a limit. Sport is a lot more than a social club with one’s mates. Even at amateur level. The bottom line; few things in life are more than winning.

The ripple effect is a wonderful thing for rugby union (Part 1)

So you watched Brazilian league soccer in the 60s and early 70s? (Pele never played for a European club).
The WC 1970 I have seen on replays and he is great, but to be fair, that Brazilian 1970 team is widely regarded as the best WC team ever. It was very far from a Pele one-man show.

The GOAT: Who really is the greatest athlete of our generation?

Honestly, I have hardly seen any games with Pele in his prime. There are not many games out there to watch.

The GOAT: Who really is the greatest athlete of our generation?

Did you see him play? If yes, when and where?

The GOAT: Who really is the greatest athlete of our generation?

If anything, Jorden dominated the 90s. He was still learning his trade in the 80s.

The GOAT: Who really is the greatest athlete of our generation?

Not one word about Maradona?!? People can count titles and so on, but anyone who saw him play knows he was the GOAT. And considering soccer by some distance is the most competitive sport in the world, he gets my vote.
Did he change the way soccer is played? He most certainly did.

The GOAT: Who really is the greatest athlete of our generation?