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Tommy Turbo in the Wallabies backline would.

Who gets to wear gold? Why Dave Rennie is right and Marika Koroibete must choose

Why can’t RA resign Marika and loan him out to Japan next year? Am I the only one that sees this as a viable option? Let him make a million next year then come back before the World Cup.

Who gets to wear gold? Why Dave Rennie is right and Marika Koroibete must choose

I don’t agree. I’d actually like to see a second Franchise in NSW and expand to 6 teams.
Rebels are obviously having a bit of tough time, but unlike Qld and WA which have arguably had the best crowds this year, playing in Melbourne hasn’t helped them as they’ve played a lot of games away from home.
They need to invest more in promoting the game more in Melbourne and in Melbourne you need a bit of star power. They need more investment in their playing roster. They were getting 10k+ when they had Quade and Genia.

Consolidate to survive: Five teams must become four if Super Rugby is to survive

Cool, got it mate. Cheers!

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

So NZ can cherry pick then?

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

I like the TT mate as you know. I just think format needs tweaking.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Sorry I don’t understand mate, may just be the way you’ve worded it. So MP players will be eligible for NZ or not? I’m just curious.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Perese is useless off bench in my eyes, I also think his time in league has left him shaky in defence. If only he stayed at the Reds…

How many Waratahs will be selected for the Wallabies?

I don’t think Foutaika isn’t eligible this year, but he’s in the squad with the players training. I’ve seen him in the footage from the training camp.
I’d much prefer Robertson than Sio, he’s been a servant but just isn’t really a noted 10+ carries or tackles a game, won’t ever win or even contest a turnover. Just a scrummaging and that’s it.

How many Waratahs will be selected for the Wallabies?

Simone has a far superior kicking game than Foketi, who I’ve not seen make a tackle in TT just watch attackers sail past.

How many Waratahs will be selected for the Wallabies?

Too many is the answer to the headline got picked. Swinton should not have been picked for this series, happy for him to come back for trinations when he’s eligible. Give me FLW, Hosea or ASY in the squad instead as Leota can be shifted to a back row option. I also can’t work out Foketi. I’ve only ever seen him fall off tackles in defence but I’m happy to be corrected on him.

How many Waratahs will be selected for the Wallabies?

Congrats to both teams for getting there and not dropping a game. Calling a Highlanders win because the Blues didn’t convince me against the Force last week despite their brilliant start, they copped a few tries in the second half. Think Highlanders will have seen that and noted some points down.

Tipping panel – the Final: North versus South

I know the feeling, played for a club with a large Samoan heritage and player base growing up, surviving training some weeks was a win in itself.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

The bigger issue isn’t that they’d be under-strength because I know for a fact Eddie would take his England B team there for a learning experience happily.
The home nations need the money from the gate receipts of some home summer tests. That’s why they didn’t want to travel.
It’s just a shame our restrictions have just been extended for another 4 weeks and probably will for another 4 weeks beyond that as the crowds will be capped at Twickers and other places at 25% max.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Wallabies had Fiji at past two World Cups, and both been horrible opening games which yes we’ve won, but they showed a lot of heart in both.
For me, Fiji can easily be Tier 1 if they play more often. The sooner SANZAAR gets its head out of its a– and includes them in the Rugby Championship, I’ll be happy.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Second thing we agree on.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

You completely changed your original comment to save face. So I won’t be responding to this as I responded to your original comment which said Australia should play Fiji, and NZ should be the ones playing France.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Why did you have to bring in Australia play Fiji though? What we’re not good enough to play France?! This is our complete issue with your attitude towards other rugby nations – it’s disrespectful. If your rugby board was on the ball, they’d have got France, they didn’t. They were lining up a b-team in Italy and it fell through, and actually got a better result in Fiji. You should be happy.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Yes, for example Irae Simone, is eligible for NZ, but doesn’t feel like a Kiwi as he’s spent as much time in Oz as he has in NZ and moved over with his family. I don’t have an issue with that.
I had an issue with James Lowe moving to Ireland waiting 3 years now he’s Ireland qualify. I can understand your frustration there. As he should be an AB (well, if he can make that team, he probably can’t with your depth on the wing).

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

France are coming out with second-class squad. They won’t have a full team until the last test if those players decide to come at all. At the moment, it’s their option to come. Again it’s this attitude for me is just pathetic and that comment was pathetic.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

I am if a kid moves over as a kid and wants to play where they spent the majority of their life. For example, my friend who I grew up playing with and ended up playing Dewar Shield with before he turned pro, he got offered to go back to england and play school boys for england, he declined because he felt Australian despite being born in the land of the queen. So no i don’t have an issue with residency rule. It’s 5 years, that’s a long time now to spend in a country and won’t allow the Ben Teo situations anymore playing for England for example when he’s played League for Oz.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

We agree on something in the grandparenting rule.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

But you were too slow, Oz Rugby got them locked in after our Ireland series fell apart.
For me, you got absolutely the second best side (based on number of players who play in Europe or SR) in World Rugby in Fiji.
So I’m not sure why you’re showing this level of ‘realism’ as you prefer to call it (the rest of us read it as disrespect). Why not just be happy these Fijian players are bothering to fly to NZ, quarantine for two weeks, after what’s been an epic and long European season. They could have easily just staying in Europe and played a test against Ireland and Scotland who were looking for games.

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

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I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

Of course! Thanks for correcting me mate, I forgot he’s playing 7s for Fiji at Olympics.
God he’s a talent isn’t he?!

I would rather watch an All Blacks trial

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