Your spot on about the difference between a good player and a good coach. Some of this country's best coaches (Dwyer, MacQueen, Jones) weren't.
Some expression about continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result???????:(
Everything here makes sense to me (as it would, it's virtually my team from page 1) except Newsome. I don't want to be too hard on the guy, at times.
Okay, my side for the Rebels:
Simmons (okay, not what I would select but he's captain, so no use pretending he'll be left out).
Disagree re Dempsey Hawko, I thought he was one of very few effective forwards for the Tahs. Got over the gain line a few times, made plenty of.
RN, I agree re Beale and Hunt, not so sure about Simmons.
Well, this is going to be a long season. That was one of the most pathetic efforts I've seen from the Tahs, and that's saying something. Weak.
The really big one is broken play defence. Probably understandably for so many players tasting their first bit of rugby at this level, but last week.
I would be looking at starting HJH at tight head or, if he's not fit, Talakai. I would also start Dempsey and have Swinton coming off the bench. I.
Well, that was probably no worse than I expected. The Saders are just so much better at taking advantage of half chances, whereas the Tahs defence.
Interesting side. Tight five doesn't excite me that much, tradesman-like is probably the most generous description I can give them. The backrow, on.
Is HJH injured?
This will be a bridge too far for the Tahs at this stage. I certainly don't expect a win, but will be looking more at the way they compete. I guess.
Not far away from the Tahs full strength side! No doubt still a few maybe's, Hanigan possibly in front of Staniforth and Moeroa on the bench. I.
BH, we’ve had plenty of Scots old boys recently, but a long time since one has really cracked it. Who was the last Wallaby, Tom Bowman?
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