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Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by AuckMel, Aug 16, 2014.

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  1. Experimental

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    Supporting their friend and team mate and 'supporting the text messages' are two very different things.
     
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  2. LukeParkerno1

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    Moore is injured so I'm not sure what the point is- backing a bloke who is out for 12 months. As I said ideally Pocock is the one but again he is injured. There are not many leaders Hooper is probably the best one.

    Link is way too nice and he doesn't make hard decisions. I mean how long did he give Horwill and his useless form? Genia the same.

    How is a bloke that didn't play a minute at fly half this season the best fit when Foley was outstanding against France! Was a ridiculous decision!
     
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  3. robbieando

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    Take your NSW blinkers off. Its the reason Australia has been held back for so long and will continue to be held back
     
  4. LukeParkerno1

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    Not my fault the ARU appoints McKensie when it was never going to work. Too nice, no idea how to select teams either. It won't work. It never has and never will. Do I feel Chieka is better, yes he is way better. However I'd be happy with a few others including Graham who I rate highly.
     
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    Adam Ashley Cooper walked out to the team photo as a cricket player saluting after his century..... Pretty funny but McKenzie wasn't impressed

    Can't see McKenzie lasting too much longer
     
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    Especially after the flogging we're going to get tomorrow
     
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    The one good thing about tomorrow is McKensie getting the boot!
     
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    I dont watch much rugby but even im depressed after this
     
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    Whoa, epic choke!
     
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    Pretty much blew it in those last few minutes.

    Still, probably the best game of the series.
     
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    What a bunch of bloody cheats :(
     

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    Now can we sack the coach please
     
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    It's hard watching Wallabies games in recent years. Schoolboy mistakes after schoolboy mistakes when it comes to rugby basics. LOL trying to play the ball flat-footed and isolated in your defensive 22 when you're 6 pts up with 1.30 mins left and then being forced to kick sideways to touch gifting the All Blacks possession 25 yards out.

    The problem with rugby in Australia in recent years is it wallows in mediocrity. Efforts like tonight will still be praised despite choking in a game where you're 10 points and a man up with 15 mins to go. If Aussie Rugby head honchos were serious they would call tonight's loss a embarrassment and unforgivable.
     
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    A disgrace. The New South Wales mafia has blood on their hands

    Australia won't get out of their group at the World Cup now regardless of who takes over.
     
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    ABC news saying McKenzie has resigned.
     
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    The Wallabies have absolutely no hope. A disgrace. For a coach to suddenly resign... As I said, it's a toxic toxic environment. I can assure you, Pulver and the ARU don't know anything about this.

    FWIW, Link had a majority of the playing group on his side. The minority that backed Beale was a very small minority, coincidentally all NSW players (5-7 players). The reason why for a long time it seemed like the whole playing group was behind Beale was because that minority sought out the media while the majority stayed quiet (as was instructed).
     
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    An assistant to take over as interim coach for the Spring tour with Jake White to take over afterwards and heading into the RWC? Surely they wouldn't be able to get him on board and send him off on the flight next Friday.
     
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    Great game tonight up here in Brissy, 45k turnout, although I'd say close to 50% if not more were All Black fans.

    Can't believe we choked with a few seconds left on the clock. Pathetic. Cooper and Skelton would have given us a win imo. Glad McKenzie is gone, too.
     
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    Best option would be to appoint a caretaker type coach to take us to the WC, then have Cheika take over after the WC. Cheika simply cannot be appointed now. If not Jake White, Eddie Jones, Laurie Fisher and Bob Dwyer come to mind.
     
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    Agreed. I doubt he'd want it right now anyway.

    If Jake White was appointed right now, I imagine he wouldn't want to be some sort of caretaker. He strikes me as someone who would take the job and intend on having it as long as he wants it. Not sure he'd be necessarily play the caretaker role for Cheika to come in post-RWC, although I do hope Cheika is the next long term coach.
     
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    Does the happy dance thank goodness!
     
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    One terrible Nic White box kick away from winning that. Don't want to see him in a Wallabies jersey again. Was a classic match though.

    The Sydney media's witch hunt of McKenzie was a disgrace. I think he's a good coach and I hope a country like Argentina or even a tier 2 nation snap him up and have a great world cup as a result.

    For me, anyone but Jake White to take over. The last thing I want to see is the Wallabies playing Jake ball. First choice would be Cheika.
     
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    I really can't get over this. The politics at St Leaonards is sickening. Back when Deans was coach, I was told explicitly by a NSW powerbroker that Link would never coach the Wallabies as long as he lived. Link coached, and I have no doubt that these forces within NSW rugby are behind the smear campaign. For a coach to publicly deny having an affair (which had zero, ZERO basis) makes me sick to the stomach. I don't think any coach could go through what Link has had to go through in the past month or so.

    Hooper, AAC and Beale. Hang your heads in shame. I sincerely hope I don't see any of you three in a Wallabies jumper anytime soon. Puppets.
     
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    Good luck being even remotely competitive without them.
     
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    McKensie has himself to blame, he is awful at selecting a team. Continually selecting players out of position.
     
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