Test Rugby 2014 Rugby Championship

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

Put it out there
  1. LukeParkerno1

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    His first error was years ago, overseas. Not that big a deal really. You get the best coach right now and that is Cheika.
     

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    Cheika just got presented to the ARU office. Press conference in 10 minutes. Will be taking Tahs and Wallabies in 2015.
     
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    Squad for the Spring Tour
    Name
    Team
    Age
    Caps

    Adam Ashley-Cooper
    NSW Waratahs
    30
    100
    Ben Alexander
    ACT Brumbies
    29
    69
    Sam Carter
    ACT Brumbies
    25
    8
    Quade Cooper
    Queensland Reds
    26
    50
    Tom English
    Melbourne Rebels
    23
    Uncapped
    Saia Fainga’a
    Queensland Reds
    27
    32
    Tetera Faulkner
    Western Force
    26
    Uncapped
    Israel Folau
    NSW Waratahs
    25
    25
    Bernard Foley
    NSW Waratahs
    25
    14
    Will Genia
    Queensland Reds
    26
    55
    Kyle Godwin
    Western Force
    22
    Uncapped
    James Hanson
    Queensland Reds
    26
    5
    Scott Higginbotham
    Melbourne Rebels
    28
    31
    Matt Hodgson
    Western Force
    33
    9
    Michael Hooper (c)
    NSW Waratahs
    22
    38
    Rob Horne
    NSW Waratahs
    25
    22
    James Horwill
    Queensland Reds
    29
    56
    Luke Jones
    Melbourne Rebels
    23
    1
    Sekope Kepu
    NSW Waratahs
    28
    48
    Tevita Kuridrani
    ACT Brumbies
    23
    17
    Christian Leali'ifano
    ACT Brumbies
    27
    14
    Josh Mann-Rea
    ACT Brumbies
    33
    2
    Ben McCalman
    Western Force
    26
    34
    Sean McMahon
    Melbourne Rebels
    20
    Uncapped
    Nick Phipps
    NSW Waratahs
    25
    24
    Benn Robinson
    NSW Waratahs
    30
    69
    Rob Simmons
    Queensland Reds
    25
    46
    Will Skelton
    NSW Waratahs
    22
    4
    James Slipper
    Queensland Reds
    25
    59
    Henry Speight
    ACT Brumbies
    26
    Uncapped
    Joe Tomane
    ACT Brumbies
    23
    12
    Matt Toomua
    ACT Brumbies
    24
    19
    Nic White
    ACT Brumbies
    23
    18
     
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  4. LukeParkerno1

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    Good gives the Tahs 12 months to get a new coach too. Good squad too.
     
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    White needs to gtfo
     
  6. LukeParkerno1

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    Yep useless
     
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    Are you sticking with this? It is obvious we only made the WC final because the ref gifted us the quarterfinal against Scotland and every side outside of NZ was below par. Now Cheika can't even get us within cooee of NZ on homesoil. Our fundamentals are worse then at any time this century.
    I am 43 a d I honestly believe we might never hold up the Bledisloe Cup again in my lifetime. Bring back Ewen!
     
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    got to get a new coach after this terrible run of losses
     
  9. LukeParkerno1

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    No coach regardless of what anyone will say, will beat NZ period. Not as if England are a bad side, they are number 2 in the world, and probably would fancy their chances against NZ on form.

    Sometimes we have to be frank, we just don't have the talent.

    That said we need to refresh, if I see Moore's name at hooker or Ashley Cooper on the wing I might absolutely lose it. Past it the both of them! Going back to Cooper was just as bad.
     
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    Cheka complaining about the refs.

    Only when it suits him......
     
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    Maybe he should complain about his captain anyway going for penalty goals and boring us to death!
     

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    Cheka comes across as a dumb sounding guy is he dumb or just presents that way?
     
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    so they win two games in a row and suddenly he is safe again in the job
     
  14. LukeParkerno1

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    No coach will beat NZ. No shame losing to them
     
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    do you really think we lost as a result of coaching?
    its a talent problem, our scrum is the best its been in a generation and line out isn't completely useless, our defence is improving.
    we still have trouble at the break down and our kicking game is vomit inducing, but overall our issues stem from a lack of quality players.

    this isn't club footy its rep footy, what matters from a coaching stand point is the squad communicates, understands the gameplan and gets the technical things right, there's only 3 reasons to ditch a national coach

    1: he's taking the team backwards.
    2: the team is getting the technical aspects of the game wrong.
    3: there's a better coach waiting in the wings who could do more with the personal on the park.

    given that Cheika has improved the squad and are no where near as horrible as they have been in the last 4 years, despite what casual followers of the game who only look at the scoreboard think, the only question remaining is "is there there a better coach on the horizon?"

    I honestly don't know, what i do know is that given our shallow Australias rugby stocks are the moment, we have to be sure the replacement coach can do better and keep them team up. Because frankly we don't have the talent to defeat New Zealand, England and most likely France. in every game we've lost its been because we were out muscled and/or out paced, plenty more defeats lay ahead of us.

    Argentina was a concerning game, it was the most undisciplined i've seen us play in quite some time it should have been a regulation win, but we turned it into a much closer contest then it should have been. Far more concerning then being smashed by the AB's, But overall cheika has held this team together quite well.