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A rugby game isn't a matter of life or death. It's much more important than that.

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If Samu is much lighter it would only be because he’s a lot leaner.

He doesn’t look at all slightly built. If anything he’s quite solid.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

No. It makes no mention as in doesn’t address his claim in anyway.

It stays silent on what they were willing to do when it was to be in NZ.

New Zealand Rugby unhappy as SANZAAR releases 2020 Rugby Championship draw

Don I reckon that’s wrong.

Flick through his Instagram.

You’ll see he’s taller than Samu Kerevi (188), Havili (186) and marginally shorter than Crockett (193).

Makes sense because he’s much more effective in the LO than 185cm suggests.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

Samu is bigger than stats suggest.

Look through his Instagram and compare him to other players 188-193cm.

I’d say he’s actually 190cm given he is a shade shorter than Wyatt Crockett who is 193cm and a shade taller than Samu Kerevi who is 188cm.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

JOC may have been the form player wearing 10 (and that’s not certain).

But he wasn’t the form player in the role of a 10.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

No no no.

After years of a weak scrum we have finally got to a position where we have two great TH’s to anchor the scrum for another 5 or more years.

Let’s not sacrifice that.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

To’omua has been a better 10 than JOC.

JOC might have been a better player. But he doesn’t control the game at 10.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

Toomua has been playing as a controlling 10 all season for the Rebels

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

I had ruled Powell out but thought he was excellent in the final.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

McDermott is prone to a few shocking passes which is an issue. Happened a couple of times in the semi final for example.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

I think you’ve phrased it well mz.

Less risky vs impact and effectiveness.

The reality is we are talking 45 mins vs 35 mins between these two.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

We finally have 2 very good tightheads.

It would be madness to risk our scrum weakening by moving one to LH.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

Tupou still gave away 16 penalties across Super Rugby AU which is a concern.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

The official statement from NZR makes no mention of what Sumo has said

New Zealand Rugby unhappy as SANZAAR releases 2020 Rugby Championship draw

Dauganu is also a huge penalty risk.

The Wallabies team Dave Rennie should pick for Bledisloe 1

Maybe wishful thinking in Perth where the rumour started…

Oh wait. That’s what I said.

Qantas stops spending on sports sponsorships in major blow to Rugby Australia

Fiji made the 87 RWC QF stage.

Samoa made 91 and 95 QF stage.

Since then Fiji in 2007 is the only PI nation to make the QF stage of the RWC

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?

How is it different.

Carter when for… a pay day…

Beauden Barrett was meant to miss Super Rugby this year… for a pay day…

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?

At the time there probably was. He just never looked anything like the player he is now for the Tahs, Force or Brumbies

How the Brumbies had the nous to get home by a nose

And a large chunk of that was to be spent in quarantine with limited training.

This was relaxed later.

New Zealand Rugby unhappy as SANZAAR releases 2020 Rugby Championship draw

Pretty sure it was Ireland who they beat.

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?

RFU is already talking about needing a government bail out.

Marseille and Bordeaux have already put in place some restrictions and stated that they will go further over the next few weeks if required. I believe Boris Johnson said the same as he put in place more restrictions.

France has crowds capped at 5,000 and these two cities have capped them at 1,000.

I suspect there will be even greater pain to come in Europe given it’s coming into winter, which will create greater conditions for covid spread.

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?

Correct

Michael Hooper will remain as Wallabies captain for 2020

Rising covid cases in France and the UK, and impending lockdowns are likely to hit European club rugby very hard.

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?

Really?

NZ have lost their best players for sabbaticals since Dan Carter first went to Perpignan.

Return of the quick questions: Is this the future of Super Rugby?