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If RA are thinking anything about Sualli at the Roosters they’re thinking “dont get injured”. They’ve already signed the…(more)
Bobby, I think comparing Nawaqanitawase to Philby, Burgess and McLean (and Blunt) is a just a slight overreach. The one …(more)
That makes sense if it was a prop or flyhalf where we don’t have depth but quality wings are falling out of trees. It …(more)
Russia, you mean.
Campo was also ‘just a winger’.
Have faith Nick. We’re coming back.
That’s worth an uppercut.
Reckon they should, probably already did without luck. What’s a knee or two?
I don’t object to the first two sentences.
Can’t this be done in an organic way, without sacrificing or compromising the winning aim? I.e by introducing promising …(more)
Mick Devere and Stu Kelly lol 😂 and Tate didn’t make his debut in first grade till round 21
8 weeks after he droppe…(more)
With high inflation it is possible. More useful would be a real rate of return.
We are desperate if we pick him. His position is open for any player who wants to take it.
Like to see the actions follow the words. The only concern I have with him so far is the idea that a Super Shute Hospit…(more)
My view is that we need to pick our best 23 every time we play a Test match to win that Test match
It is all a…(more)
Given the choice between Phil Waugh and Marky Mark, I’d take MM.
This is one of the greatest disasters for RA in years…(more)
Is he on $600k at the Chooks? I thought it was less. $4- $500k looks around the price for me.
I’m happy for others to debate the Wallabies but, I’ll tell you what, he’s bloody playing for the Tahs next year. Full s…(more)
Thank you for clearing that up for everyone
Thanks Terence. I think it was Daffyd who said something I’ve been saying for years now.
The scrum is supposed to be …(more)
G’day Spew. I’d reverse your scoring system. As a former goal kicker, I like to see that skill rewarded. But if you…(more)
Sorry Jake, in ‘91 final, we, ie Wallabies, only scored one try, but it was a good one (for the purists).
The referees shouldn’t be afraid to use the yellow for persistent team infringing; like they do for head contact. Also…(more)
South Africa is good on attack, when they chose to play positively. If the rules were adjusted to incentivise the attack…(more)
The era they should be looking to get back to is the 2010-2015 era. Rugby was still quite balanced and very exciting.
In France they make a thing of the first player to score a penalty, conversion and drop goal in one match as it shows pl…(more)
You would just see more penalties given away in the middle of the field. Coaches would just tell players to treat the 2…(more)
So what was the jump in tries, ball in play time, cards. At the start and end of season how much and the initial benefi…(more)
What did their opposition score. Is it SA fault that their opposition couldn’t score tries. I am sure many of the losi…(more)
You aren’t meant to point that out. I don’t think people would be happy with all the scrums that happened back then. 1…(more)
While Scotland, Ireland and France have improved on attack they still are good on defence. SA is also good on attack. …(more)
If you watch any of those games start to finish you see how bad it was and that it was bad defense and less joined up th…(more)
And scrum coaches would focus on getting their opposition to collapse the scrum. What do you think scrum coaches do for…(more)
People kick to the corner to score tries from mauls. It’s not their fault if teams can only stop the maul by doing it i…(more)
Carding players and giving penalty tries have resulted in more maul tries but it has also rewarded teams who maul well. …(more)
As above you assume that players will let go of the ball quickly. What is the punishment if they pile on the ball, a fe…(more)
So at what point do the players who don’t go back the full 10m become onside? We saw in the England v Italy back about …(more)
More accurately, it is something that Hamish could have done unless enough other board members objected, with wider cons…(more)
Rudy G is an inspired comparison. Thankfully, they both make me laugh these days.
Not this apologia yet again. Ressentiment isn’t a good look whistler.
Like all the times you told the crowd to calm down cos Eddie and Hamish weren’t going anywhere soon and everyone should …(more)
Silly reductionism. Even if you had been party to the call, could I not question how you saw into his head to know what …(more)
And placed in stocks in Martin Place.
” Jaques Nienaber is the hardest working coach I have ever seen ” Felix Jones , Now attack coach for England ….(more)
Look I dont have any truck with you batting for Eddie….In the cold light of day here in South Africa he has big time c…(more)
There is an emotional element and I as much as anyone shout at screen or at the game. But emotion has no place in boa…(more)
Eddie should be made to renounce his Australian citizenship…he’s disgraced himself, the Wallabies, rugby in Oz &…(more)
So you dont think being the National coach of a major sporting body representing the hopes and aspirations of all Austra…(more)
Spared -reputation intact!
I blame Harry Wilson’s poor footwork zero lineout work negative run meteres no mongrel and no workrate for the Wallabies…(more)
There must be some or he wouldn’t have gone as far as he has. Ever noticed howJC is able to put JP into good space on …(more)
Yep, fair call BF. Not saying wing is easy, but he wouldn’t have to think quite as he would at 15 either. He has size an…(more)
D10, I’ve been saying for two years he could/should be a world class winger. His injury years have been when he has pl…(more)
Got to love the holier than though brigade jumping on here and critiquing NL’s feelings. The difference between Jock…(more)
“ Cameron Bancroft is deserving based on his superior Sheffield Shield output.” But that’s not all you have to go …(more)
It used to be like this. No very much now. The games have changed a lot
Chris Green was overlooked for all 33
Renshaw or Bancroft, not much difference either way TBH … as long as it’s not Harris
My original line-ups were with Hardie in the Test team, he’s on course to get in eventually … needs a run of big score…(more)
I wish it had of happened in 2014. Sydney would have another flag they deserved after clearly being the best side during…(more)
Sydney ranked #1, Gold Coast #2, Port #3, Freo #4 in this article from SEN – (more)
Yes Christmas is the season to be hopeful. 😊
Decent man ..Good coach ….I wish him well ..But coaching a Japanese Club side hardly a career move to better things …..(more)
And if I was given the opportunity, I’d be off too.
It’s a reasonable point Don. But I’d argue that by the time we got to Link and Deans the problem was in the system -…(more)
Minus the crowds, squad depth and quality home grown players.
Japan is the Saudi Arabia of rugby. There’s one big reas…(more)
It was the act rather than the damage to ball. Poor Bancroft was the puppet while the puppeteer’s stood on the balcony…(more)
Murphy has gone off boil for sure. He was looking the goods but huh?
Dylan refers to your predecessor in “Where Are You Tonight?” being knocked off.
Why people believe otherwise is beyond me. It was a twisted desire for revenge by a, say, Scorpio to get back at SA for …(more)
You know they dragged a dead one thru the streets in about the late 800’s and found him guilty, cut 3 fingers off and re…(more)
But the thing was that the umpires said there was next to no damage as it was instigated at lunch. I agree that bowlers …(more)
Both Gemini, they can be eccentric; they’re known for it
Yes Barnes missed a couple of calls in the lead-up to the try including a knock on. The TMO saved Barnes from making a …(more)
Please elaborate on the No, the suspense is killing me 😂
Let’s not forget the ruthless assault on him since he dismissed the Dropbair. The coincidence of the chronos-perfe…(more)
I agree with you. He seems to have tempered his behaviour since 2018.
Just as well ! It’s rather rare to see Warner so composed . No..let me correct that . Unique I should say . I can’t reme…(more)
I’m guessing Warner is now well aware how the media will exploit this. Warner has little to gain from a public slanging …(more)
Perhaps he should address the issue . As it is he has avoided it .Johnson has said he is surprised about the circumstan…(more)
I did qualify, on this issue.
Warner was far from dignified when he weepingly confessed to to his central role in Sandpapergate . However there was an…(more)
Renshaw was really really poor in the first session. Couldn’t lay bat on the reverse swinging ball, couldn’t rotate str…(more)
He was also caught behind on 47…umpire made a mistake. Snicked a sitter past the keeper that he didn’t go for as well….(more)
The fact that Webster, who generally scores quite freely has also struggled to get anything away suggests it’s a v…(more)
Surely the selectors know who they want post Warner by now. I don’t know whether this was really a “bat off” at al…(more)
How much more of CV would we have seen if there had been something like an … NRC?
Good to hear Vest is doing well.
You will need a visa for Perth.
That fact that I’m going to Adelaide once this year should hopefully absolve me of East Coast bias? I will endeavour to …(more)
Make sure you spread some easy coast bias around while you are there!
I wouldn’t have thought the Raiders are genuine spoon contenders. They’d be in the range of 7-14 depending on how t…(more)
I was commenting in relation to this statement that was pretty clear. “Now he chooses his departure time , venue and , i…(more)
Read what I said : ..or so Warner has told us of his modest hopes of it .i.e.. his departure .
A better writer. He doesn’t have to attempt to be controversial to convince his audience; just write like a mature adult…(more)
Advice … from whom ?
How did he show that he was prepared to take this unstated advice ?
Johnson is the child in Hans…(more)
Arsenal look much stronger with Declan Rice at the heart of the midfield. Maybe they won’t leak so many points in seco…(more)
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