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You could that the ABs have a poor record under French referees.

Now the dust has settled, what really went wrong?

Hooper has taken us to where we are 6th. We play one man short.
There has only been one game where Pocock was badged 7 and played 7. That was against France and we were very good.

Now the dust has settled, what really went wrong?

I have watched this three times .
Beale ran straight and tried to get thing moving. His defence was as usual and he was as good as anyone under the high ball.
Lealiifano was under a lot of pressure from Cane, Savea, Reid , Mounga and SBW . One kick was too deep and they scored another the same and we were camped on their line. He tried.
O’Connor did absolutely nothing. Toomua did a lot of jumping up and down and Hodge dropped the ball and missed tackles all night.
My Dad used to say when you reported a stuff up. “ That’s OK you only make mistakes when you are doing something, but learn from it and don’t do it again “.

Now the dust has settled, what really went wrong?

What’s the story on emergency replacements ?
It’s in Japan so why have three of anything ?
Four Props : Sio, Slipper, Alaatoa, Toupu. Four second rows ; Arnold, Rhodda, Phillip Coleman. Two Hookers ; Faingaa , Latte. Two 8s : Nariesani , McCaffrey. Two 6s : Samu Jones. and at least one 7 would be nice. At 7 we have one wounded, a consciences objector and a boy.
It the backs. Genia, White, Lealiifano, Kerevi, Kuridrani, Beale, Koriebti, Speight, AAC, and Banks are essential. Pick your poison for the last five. Hunt, Cooper and Nackers are better than, the Saint, Toomua , HP or Petaia.
Samu covers 6,7,8.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Gill , Fardy and McMahon that would be World class.
Instead we talk about Lotto, Dempsey, Wright, Hanigan and Skeleton.
WE NEED MOBILITY ! ! !

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Provincial; nothing more.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Maddocks and Banks are similar. They rely on foot work not speed. Defence is not brilliant but that’s the same with HP. The Saint, Hodge, Beale, Toomua, Foley.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Very true They are wingers.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Hunt would be better than Toomua or the Saint.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Cooper is a far better 10 than Toomua ever was or will be.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

Do you reckon Wright or any of our crew would get a start at the Crusaders ?
SAMU did, and he cover 6,7,8.
Wright is not yet ready.

Revealed: The Wallabies squad The Roar wants to see at the Rugby World Cup

It must be a long way down . Hasn’t surfaced yet.

Is Michael Cheika a saint, sinner or something in between?

A long listen of mistakes.
1 Appointing Pulver.
2 Sacking Deans.
3 Giving McKenzie too much leeway.
4 Letting Cheika write his contract
5 Appointing Castle.
Deans was hampered with Nuchifora who had lost the players at the Brumbies and the Blues.
This led to the mass sackings or Giteau, Girade, Smith, Giffen, Mortlock etc and the failure at the WC. However Deans was our most successful recent coach and developed our ball skills and game plan.
Along came Pulver with promises of victories over NZ. His man McKenzie said “ I know how to do it “. It was BS. McKenzie picked Reds duds and divided the team. Then just when he seemed to have learnt his job, he did a Leicharht.
Enter Mickey Mouse : Whose previous success was from a very good team at Leinster and the Teflon coated Potieger at NSW.
With a mixture of the team building by Deans and McKenzie, BS , poor refereeing and mainly luck we unjustly reached the final of the WC.
Since then it’s been a circus. Good players. Discarded, insulted and banished. Others have been promoted, favoured and stuck with. Players continue to selected out of position, out of form some with little ability.
The tactics in attack and defence are abysmal.
The buck stops with Cheika and it will take three years and a new generation under a new administration to drain this swamp.

Is Michael Cheika a saint, sinner or something in between?

No one defends brilliantly at 15 . OnlyMatt Burke has done so.
As you point out it’s an island. 60 years ago they taught us that the 15 should always follow the ball when in the oppositions hands , keeping in line between the ball and the try line.
We have far too many L and P platers . Loto and both wingers. Loto particularly. Koriebeti has no rugby knowledge. Hodge is not the master of any position. His best would eventually be 15.
Peter Samu is of NZ standard, that’s World class. We lost three world class 6s in Fardy , McMahon and Higginbotham .
With the unpredictable Hooper defensive patterns are confused.
Of our wingers only Speight understands the relationship between wingers and 15s and 13s.
Basically what we did in Perth was a once every four year performance.

All Black to the future at Eden Park

I thought that the Bredesloe was the big one and that we had a hand on it.
SA are back !

Springboks clinch Rugby Championship

We perform like we did in Perth once every three or four years, then revert to the old Wallabies. In Perth apart from the 14 men and the ref. every thing clicked .
No team can play that well against top sides every game.

The age-old problem at the heart of another lacklustre Wallabies performance

How about a trial.
Morahan, Folau, Speight, Nackers, Meakes, Quadie, The half Chekko leaves out,
,Higginbotham, Carter, Phillip, Fardy, McMahon, The Rebs front row with Rangi. Backed up by the Smith twins. Then Gill, Richie Arnold, Hegearty, McIntyre.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Chekko would faint.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Toomua has never been a 10. His forte is rushing out in defence, then watching the ball end up 50 metres behind him in the hands of a winger.
There has never been anything there.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Lealiifano and 22 mates let themselves down at Eden Park.
He is the best and most solid we have.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rangi is our best hooker.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Henry has played 13 and understands the relationship between a top winger and his 13. So does AAC. He has also played at 15.
His pace and Rugby knowledge is what we are lacking.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Interesting task. There are three options.
1 The best team . This would include players like Carter and Samu.
2 The best team from the possibilities MM, Goofy and O’Connor have left us.
3 The good ole Mousketahs. That would include Hanigan , Robertson, Dempsey, Nau, Skelton, Phipps, Simmons and Gordon.
It would seem and I’m informed that it’s true that MM has assured AAC, The Saint, Toomua and White of their inclusion.

VOTE: Pick your Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Being number one at anything is only day by day. Ash Barty, Adam Scott etc. Real number ones do long stints. Tiger Wood and the ABs.
Wales beat a weakened England side.
The winner of the WC may not even be number one or a better side than one they didn’t play.
The French will rarely number one but they could win a WC including this one.
My tip is South Africa. England, NZ, Ireland , Wales, France.
It is irrelevant come match day. Not as important as who the referee is.

The All Blacks' dominance comes to an end

I don’t believe that Folau or Jones have anything to apologise for.
Far worse things are written about AJ.
We will see what the courts say about Folau and AJ can look after himself.

Get off your high horse, and give us your side for the WC.
Make that.
1 Your side.
2 The best side .
3 The totally different side that they will pick.

The Wrap: Normal order restored in Bledisloe Cup whitewash