Archive for November 2017 | Monthly archive page

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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, […]