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Sailor ball kicking skill is something that needs to be nurtured specially.
I did laugh at this line, ” Steve Price was there for too long.” Scott, he was only there for two and a half years a…(more)
Searched for a soundtrack to play as I read your deliberation on McGregor’s way.
Tossed between Ennio Morrico…(more)
Mary has been head coach mid way through 2014. There was signs of ineptness before Dufty, Aitken, Hunt and Norman came …(more)
Exactly, they’ve taken retention and recruitment off him, team selection off him and Flanno is supposedly running the …(more)
There’s no way in the world McGregor should remain as coach. 7 years, come on. He’s had more than enough time to improve…(more)
I’m sure it must be so frustrating for all Dragons supporters. There are plenty of regular good signs mixed in with regu…(more)
When your mob beat us in round 4, what followed was a board meeting where Mary just survived. He survived because the …(more)
Surely Mary and his bind dog saw this coming. He has set the expectation of failure so any upward trends are going to ge…(more)
Well said Scott mediocrity should never be tolerated at any level. Injuries and constantly tinkering with a line up does…(more)
It seems the only ones not happy with the standard of the Dragons mediocrity are the supporters. Clearly the Board, coac…(more)
He’ll survive until the NRL registers Flanagan to be a head coach again, then he’s goneskis
Telling footage at hal…(more)
To each their own. Allan Alaalatoa’s done a decent job in the role for the Brumbies, Nic White’s an option, as are Hoope…(more)
except Petaia will miss a lot of tackles at 13.
Also 13 is no longer a position to beat the man with space or outside, …(more)
Yep, better distribution would be of great benefit to everyone.
It’s a good point Daniel, and I’ve said the same about comparisons between Lelesio and Harrison.
Lelesio has had by fa…(more)
Toomua makes too many poor decisions to be made captain.
Yeah, he isn’t perfect and would need guidance from Rennie, but we have seen Hooper making bad calls for 5 years without…(more)
Yeah there don’t seem to be many of them these days, certainly not in Aus.
Maybe the more sophisticated D strategies th…(more)
yes I agree mate and so……… obviously it’s best for all that these 2 guys play in their preferred position…(more)
A sausage roll at the Coolangatta pie shop with a carton of chocolate milk was a balanced diet as a kid.
A flyhalf that kicks well and judiciously would be nice.
RR, 20 minutes = sausso roll with Rosella tomato sauce & a caffe latte. mmmm.
Can’t beat the sausso
Who knows, maybe the ABs would have been even better had Carter been playing at 10 in Super Rugby. Now there’s a scary t…(more)
I actually thought Elton was a better player than To’omua.
And I like To’omua’s robustness.
Flatley wouldn’t …(more)
The Wobbs will require staunch defence to hold out The Darkness, which is why I believe Toomua and JO’C, who are both so…(more)
Off topic, but have just heard that former Wallaby Captain Dick Tooth passed away on Tuesday. Vale.
hahaha not these days Don….Surfers these days have a Lental/chick pea burger with a Soy latte
Hey JD Kiwi,
When can I expect your follow up article on the future competition SR/TT structure beyond 2021?
For the first 2 Bledisloe’s Im going with MT & JOC as my 10 & 12 and one of the young guys on the bench. TK at 1…(more)
Haven’t aussies been crying out for a 10 with good fundamentals in D and kicking for yrs??? Now that one comes along he …(more)
Sorry Ive got to disagree…I 100% agree that Toomua is a “safe” choice. But why choose safe when you can give the young…(more)
All fair points Rob, I just think more consideration needs to be given to each side’s forwards when comparing To’omua’s …(more)
Don that not fair to the current guys at all. Elton was not a great player. I wouldnt have Toomua in the side. He is a g…(more)
I agree this is what Toomua brings to the table – a more SA/Nth hemisphere type 10 rather than the usual creative 10 of …(more)
I disagree with you.
Picking Toomua at 12 for Rebels is a dumb move for both Rebels and the WBs.
Toomua at fly…(more)
Mmmmmm…..sausage rolls…. 😊
A Sausage roll or meat & vegetable Pastie after a morning surf as a young bloke w…(more)
Burgers are pretty good.
To’omua as captain is an interesting call, Rhys. It’s obviously just one moment, but his decisions after Jeremy Thrush w…(more)
Those guys would be a dream!
I’d happily take Elton Flatley right now compared to our existing options.
In international rugby you need a 10 who can guide you around the field with a strong kicking game.
To’omua shades JOC i…(more)
What do you mean Pete?
CCM would be better being a joint Central Coast/northern Sydney franchise that plays some games out of northern Sydney.
I’d hate for Australian sport to adopt this dopey yank model of travelling franchises.
Maybe letting their geographical spread increase to northern Sydney would help?
Maybe expanding the geography of the club to be a northern Sydney team might help them?
Would CCM be best served as a franchise that covers northern Sydney as well, and play a lot of games out of North Sydney…(more)
Exactly. Trade him and kill it at another club for much less going back their way.
Brendon you miss the most important reason Geelong have had this 15 odd year run of finals – Steven Wells.Gets Corey Enr…(more)
Yet the point is, I’m sure you’ll correct me if I’m wrong, they’re unlikely to be seeking that ‘big fish’. That ship has…(more)
Geelong and North are nothing alike, Geelong started their policy of recruiting mature age players when they were winnin…(more)
I think the noise around Ben Brown is a sad reflection of the football media industry.
He’s been so good for so long bu…(more)
Geelong have had the luxury of father-son picks and locals who want to come home (eg. Dangerfield) though.
That’s the exact issue that North have. They’ve targeted the big name players for financial reasons – they need bums on …(more)
North have been able to extract a disproportionate amount of success relative to their list over the past decade. But de…(more)
I love this entire ‘rebuild’ argument. The same people arguing this rubbish are the same ones who argued Richmond should…(more)
The question is can North afford to spend 5+ years being terrible to rebuild like Carlton, Melbourne & St Kilda have…(more)
Matt: you ask “who do you think you are?”
I am completely bemused – it seems he is off with the fairies, with his meani…(more)
OMG what a crock of s#$%.
All of us, everyday, are forced to make personal judgements of many things based on li…(more)
Jacko, have an opinion and write about it but stop judging people….I mean you’ve even admitted you don’t know the …(more)
Hate to tell you this, but the person you see on TV is generally different to the person in real life.
That’s why I t…(more)
What a cracking day’s play and a fantastic knock from Shan Masood. England really lost their way with the ball. Too shor…(more)
I have noticed the playing surfaces being torn up a lot this season & players slipping around. The tags on the boots…(more)
Good read and definitely concerning. I’d like to know the rates from previous years to know if this is a blip or somet…(more)
I wonder if we’ve actually had more knee injuries this year, or more knee injuries to prominent players/teams? You could…(more)
Yep, was too, got me on that one. He was quite the little Dugan in his early years from memory. I think Slater had one …(more)
You’ve found a pretty handy one there Pete!
I see the Great Gusto is in high demand everywhere- maybe he can sort out the Benny V Seibs stoush,after that he can tac…(more)
Poor Phil. Why doesn’t anyone understand him? I’m sure he means well.
Once again, the problem is the governing body looking for winners (and selling licenses), rather than the real winners, …(more)
In the NSL era, if a team finished bottom 2 or 3 times in rapid succession, they were gone.
A-League average attendance per club averaged across all sesons:
1. Victory = 21,838
2. SFC = 15,088
3. Wanderers = 13,…(more)
“a club in Spain and a consortium from Singapore”
The club in Spain are Rayo Vallecano who also bought NASL side Okl…(more)
Actually thought the penalty was harsh at first because I didn’t think it was that late. It wasn’t until I saw the repla…(more)
Spot on Baz. Deadset trip and should have been sent for it.
Do you think Jake thought he was going to jump when he kicked it? He is not usually that careless but there’s probably a…(more)
Send off , that’s a dirty word. When was the last time there was a send off . I think we should adopt the yellow card sy…(more)
Lonergan is better than Fines. Good running game even if not quite as dynamic as Fines, better pass and by far the bette…(more)
Cheers Brett. As risky as it is having Lloyd and Ross both on the bench, it’s preferable to seeing Slipper miss the rest…(more)
No reason why OPTUS won’t get involved. But someone has to produce it in the first place. Maybe Optus (or whoever) take…(more)
I cant help but think that if Kearns fails to get the 2027 WC for Aus then he will never be a CEO of Aus rugby…Very cl…(more)
Well he is good at generating headlines, the hardest part will be….. Can he generate positive headlines?
Because to wi…(more)
Possibly with bald tyres, faulty transmission, leaking gaskets, the alternator and starter motor are probably on the way…(more)
smith is all guile and timing. he is not a quick power athlete
The is always the exception to the rule. Totti was another example.
Didn’t you see that 25m pass that was slightly high to Hughes on the weekend. Standards are slipping…
Tell that to Cam Smith! Still waiting for his gaps between performances!
Ok, lets take the age into consideration then and I’ll take the challenge. Cam Smith is on reportedly $1 mil yet it 37 y…(more)
Didn’t think it was intentional when I first saw it last night and after watching it again I still don’t think it was. D…(more)
Jeff – You are very misleading in your stats.
2019-2018 Jags was one of the finalists from the sa conference so only 2 …(more)
Jacko – It took you almost 24 hrs to come up with that retort, did it take you that long to find someone to explain sarc…(more)
Its also why i suggested the 3 “best” kiwi teams play against the SA super teams and the 4th 5th teams play AU.
Corne I also believe SA will eventually go north. I just hope that SAANZAR does not accept a 50/50 split and allow SA to…(more)
What about “The Axe”. Getting out of his hospital bed with blood poisoning to play and origin game.
Does Deano’s 200 i…(more)
With respect to Phar Lap’s demise, I am a disciple of “the simplest explanation is often the truest”. Or something…(more)
It appears that Sou ffs players and officials are all a bit thick in relation to these restrictions.
Nick good write up. Do we dare suggest any of our forwards are world XV yet? ie to win a Bill in a few years?
With the pre-existing border exemptions that allowed the competition to commence, Nick..
When was the last time the Crusaders lost two on the trot, Carlin?
Not quite EFF, the Force can’t play in Perth because of the WA border, which was closed to all and sundry well before th…(more)
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