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Who EVER would have seen this coming? A professional athlete being excused from yet another subsequent law-breaking misdemeanour as the (*pick whatever code you like* code) union insists it’s cleaning itself up. What a freakin’ joke. No doubt Harmichael won’t have any mud on his fingers – the powers-that-be will have handed out amatch tickets and […]

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“…her heart undeniably rests with rugby union and the All Blacks”. She wears black listick  FFS. She sounds like an Auckland Central West moll. She lives in Lakemba. And she was born IN Australia, but has a KIWI passport. I guess that makes her eminently more qualified to deal with the players the ARU are […]

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Oh FFS. Australian rugby is fucked. Not only do they overpay under-performing athletes, not only do they overcharge fans to attend games, not only do they completely ignore grassroots rugby, and not only do they pick non-Australians in the national side, but now… …they replace the guy who led the Union straight through the s-bend […]

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Kepu getting carded was NOT the turning point – Scotland had looked better for 90% of the game to that point. Australia need to learn to play smart, which ideally would include a backline defence that isn’t constantly out of alignment because one of them rushes up – every single player had a turn – […]

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Philip Browne (chief executive of the Irish Union) says that “Money shouldn’t be everything” and he is absolutely correct. Unfortunately, money, in today’s game, is ALL that counts. Hence, players choose European clubs over national sides, tribalism means nothing at provincial level, juniors can’t afford insurance, and beers cost $8. It’s also why Super Rugby […]

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It would be a shame to lose TPN – it’s taken him more than a decade to finally be able to throw a lineout ball semi-accurately, and the Wallabies need to harness that skillset while it’s still available… Tatafu Polota-Nau keeps eyes on 2019 Rugby World Cup after signing for Leicester.

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Let’s talk about subtle journalistic obfuscation – saying the Wallabies are “rather settled after a disappointing first few Tests of 2017” without mentioning that those tests include two losses to the AllBlacks, and draws against a weak Bok team, factor in that they have since played only weaker teams, and it’s really just putting lipstick […]

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I’ve never been a great fan of League-ies coming across to rugby, and landing in Test sides without playing at least a few years dues, but Hunt is SO much better than Kerevi that I’m willing to  change my stance. Hunt can stay in a defensive line, he can understand his role in that line, […]

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Because I’m nice (and forgiving), I wrote this comment in response to the article. Whether the SMH publish is another matter… Tom Decent – You’re obviously a Quade fan, like legions of others. I am from the other side of the fence, and what you see as “a solid game”, I see as his usual […]

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20 kiwis in a squad of 37. And that’s not including Quade! This is a new low for Australian rugby that will be difficult to turn around. Mores the pity that quite a few of them are actually Rugby League players. The Wallabies will be playing a pretend Barbarians side that includes not one Northern Hemisphere […]