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The hatred for Deans wasn’t without reason – he did drop Giteau from his World Cup squad and played O’Connor at 10 for the Lions tour.

In terms of the Australian backs stocks, we certainly have the players to mix it with the best. A Kerevi and Kurindrani centre pairing would challenge Wales’ Davies and Parkes and Ireland would kill for our options in the back three given our abundance of talent there – DHP, KB, Banks, Marika, Maddox, Sefa, Pulu and Speight are good examples. Hard to argue too, that Genia isn’t world class…

ROG and roll: Why the Wallabies need O’Gara

I completely agree – but it sounds like ROG is on his way out of NZ anyway. But it certainly can’t hurt the resume to have a season of international experience, particularly when you’re taking a job with zero expectation.

ROG and roll: Why the Wallabies need O’Gara

And Cheika took Australia to a World Cup final in 2015. Picking people and players on past form is the Wallabies’ achilles heel.

ROG and roll: Why the Wallabies need O’Gara

Did a pretty good job with Racing though. First Top 14 title since 1990 and Heineken Cup finalists in 2016 and 2018…

ROG and roll: Why the Wallabies need O’Gara

Yes, would be very interesting to see Meakes at 13 – as he played most of his rugby in England there. Could potentially be an option for the rest of the season with QC at 10 and Toomua at 12. Hodge to the wing and Marika to the bench.

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