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I would rather know about what his policy is on our defence and finances .
All Australians have the same say on how Australia is run and without minerals it won’t matter who runs the place.

David Pocock officially enters the world of politics

My thought .
Sack the Board who only know how to waste money.
Put Allen in charge of the business.

The Roar Rugby Project Part 3: Debt, windfalls, lessons learnt, and other myths

The ABs will be looking for a win after Hooper and Kerevi take them apart next year .
I do read too much of what the Roar Pundits write !

England, All Blacks meet in Autumn series

The best thing this year for the other four franchises would be the end of the Reds home town and away from home advantages.
All teams should focus on technique, skills , discipline and promoting their players to the National side.
All coaches must coach their way not Rennie ‘s way. Leave his tricks to his side.
I don’t see NSW being a threat to anyone but the Rebs who only seem to threaten the Brumbies.
The Tahs mirror the Wallabies when they are Tah ridden.
The Reds should easily be our top side this year, ahead of the Brumbies then the Force.

What Australian rugby needs in 2022 with a Super return and progress in the Rennie revolution

The best method would be to select the best players in each position in a team , then select the best player.
Of course it would be a debatable team as would be the final selection.
I doubt that any Australian would make the best side in the world let alone be anointed best player.
Most of us really have no idea about the quality of players in Europe or even Argentina.
With the new rules 7 has been transformed from the George Smith , David Croft, Michael Jones , Phil Waugh , Matt Hodgson , Pocock, Miller, Underhill and McReight type to the hybrid 6/7 . McCaw ,duToit , Olivon, Burger, Curry , Samu , Wright , Savea they are big mobile men . Hooper is neither . Gill had it all , hard on the ball , big and mobile. Coaches will pick the ones they need . We need Samu or Wright.
Kerevi doesn’t pass , kick or even defend all that well.
As I’ve said many times : While ever Hooper is there we will never improve.
Let me know when I’m wrong on that one !

Why Michael Hooper should have been World Rugby's player of the year

Read or listen to his book .

Why Michael Hooper should have been World Rugby's player of the year

Mine would be against Glasgow.

Why Michael Hooper should have been World Rugby's player of the year

Good to see some nice things said about Scott.
I have always been harsh on him but I wish him well.
Not enough money , too many sinecures at RA.
He would make a good franchise coach.
I can’t wait for his book “ Checkmate “ .

RA director of rugby Johnson departs, national Sevens coaches swap jobs

Well done Alan, we could do with you on the board of RA.
I am in favour of Wallaby membership.
. Not excessive for the fans at basic levels.
The local Rugby Club in our bush town is fantastic.
They work really hard for the Club and the community , distributing up to $70000 to charities most years. All from their work in running B and S type events well.

Roar Rugby Project part 2: Follow the money - the challenges of funding the game at all levels

I agree .
In his last game Paisami was brilliant.
He can now pass . Always a good runner and defender he will do me.
Kerevi doesn’t pass and is not a good defender.

'End of the Giteau Law and start of the Samu Law': Wallabies legend on new direction and WR award overhaul

The short list was a joke.
. Etzebeth was the standout player this year.
. DuPont would be second.
. Itoje is behind a few locks none of them ours.
. Kerevi simply doesn’t pass the ball .
. Hooper makes no impression on the game , he runs around getting rag dolled and getting in the way.
. I voted for Poppi ahead of our two.

Wallabies miss out as Dupont named player of the year

Carlo was one of my favourites.
Quadie has modelled himself on Carlo. Quadie now has cut the risky play out.
Over here they laughed about his defence publicly , it’s a Brave Aussie media thing ; that and calling our blokes enforcers. Larkham even questioned his courage.
He could tackle and had plenty of courage . Larkham is lucky he didn’t have to fight Carlo , like Quadie he can fight.

Carlos Spencer: The rugby conjuror

$1.5 million wasted by RA.
Who knows how much on Hooper .
Let’s have no more of it.
High performance should involve all franchise coaches .

RA director of rugby Johnson departs, national Sevens coaches swap jobs

Billy Meakes was playing well for Gloucester earlier this year.
Jordie Reid is also going well.
Why can’t we exchange players on loan ?
Bristol had Marlins on loan from Saracens last year.
Lolesio, Harrison, McDermott, Fines, Campbell, McReight, Blyth, Wilson , Paisami and Rann would all be handy assets to clubs over there for a couple of months.

Does Australian rugby need an academy in the northern hemisphere?

1 Marler
2 Marx
3 Furlong
4 Itoje
5 Etezeth
6 Kolosi
7 Underhill
8 Curry
9 DuPont
10 NTmack
11 May
12 Farrell
13 Radradra
14 Kolbe
15 J Barrett
To replace those of THE DREAMIN team I’ve picked.
I’ll use Frenchmen.
Our best have been Rhodda, Valentini, White, Cooper, Paisami, Kelloway and Beale.

Two Wallabies in World Rugby 'Dream Team' dominated by Springboks

I would like to see a a scheme for supporters to join up much the same as they become members of the franchises.
As such they could appoint representatives to speak for grass roots rugby.
There are a lot of good people out there who give , not take.
The game needs rescuing from the dictators at RA.

Introducing The Roar Rugby Project: Your turn to help forge a thriving sport for all

If you are happy with abysmal refereeing you have nailed it Brett.
. The Brumbies were stone cold robbed.
. We did well against the team France brought down.
. We played well against SA but were lucky to win the first test.
. We copped our own back with refereeing in Europe.
. I doubt you would back us against France or SA away from home . Especially away from Brisbane.
. Like water we have settled back to our level at 5/6.
. The difference is that there is some flickering hope from our young players as the old losers are culled.

Top five moments in Australian rugby in 2021

Loto at 6 and Ready at 2.
Not young but as good as we have.

The next batch: The Wallabies to watch for 2022

Ready is the best 12 we have.

The next batch: The Wallabies to watch for 2022

A casual glance at our courts and crime reports suggests that we are not at all fussy.
As for Quadie , he’s ours !

'Forever grateful': Quade Cooper faces final test of the year as citizenship bid comes to a head

Japanese citizenship is hard to get !

'Forever grateful': Quade Cooper faces final test of the year as citizenship bid comes to a head

Two things.
. Get rid of Cheika.
. Play home games.

How Argentina can learn from South Africa

Quadie will be around for the WC .
We need to find two back ups . Lolisio and Harrison will do me.
Apart from the idiocy of ignoring Quadie, Foley and Lealiifano didn’t do a bad job.
JOC , Toomua, Hodge and Beale have not been the answer.
Stewart and Mcintyre are two very good players who have been culled because basically, they are not Dan Carter. They were the next generation.

'Learn the learnings': Three lessons the Wallabies must take from 2021

My memories are of poor defence, poor handling . Rupert Rosenberg and Paul McLean kicking for touch and Don Clarke and Jim Lenahan punting the ball the length of the field from FB.
Rugby has taken giant steps in defence , individually and in defensive team patterns.
Jack Gibson and Warren Ryan changed RL and we followed. Warren Ryan would have been a great asset to Rugby.
Never forget that Rugby is for all shapes and sizes. All bring skills and all must be able to continue to do so without changes in rules to cancel them.
Rugby everywhere seems to be booming despite the best attempts of WR to hold it back.
Rugby here will boom with the Reds, Brumbies and the Force. Hindered as always by the NSW / QLD vice like grip on poor administration .

Is it too late to reverse rugby's long decline?

7 wins at home . 1 a lucky escape away against Japan , and 7 losses , are the figures that indicate that Rennie is going nowhere.
In fact some young players are improving quite well and that figures are best binned.
The old cadre of losers is still there and they won’t lift us.
Quadie is not part of it .
It would be good if we could loan young players like Lolisio, Harrison, McDerrmott, Fines, Campbell, Wilson, McReight to European clubs now , in return we could borrow some of theirs next year.

Numbers speak to just how hard Rennie is working to find Wallabies' way forward