Not sure if it has been mentioned but I'm not sure why the kick Cooper got to the head when he dove on a loose ball wouldn't also warrant a red.
The only long term solution, in my opinion, to increase the market share of rugby in this country is to have a trans Tasman only competition. They.
Biggest issue Cheika needs to rectify immediately is his leadership.
Great leaders have positive and confident body language. Great leaders don't.
I think Phipps was very good vs Wales and happy to see him start. Still hope Cooper gets some time though but even if we are 20 up or down I.
Fast play sounds like the game plan to me. Mobile back row and mobile forward reserves. All comes down to the effectiveness of the clean out.
Having stood next to him he is a giant compared to me!
We are only fluctuating because we have been losing.
If we had won the games we were favoured to win then we'd still be in second, oh and not.
Actually IRC there was a similar incident on the other side where a Wallaby seemed to have done enough to roll away but got penalised anyway.
If that is what you want to believe. I myself believe we should aim for 1st and be happy with no less than 2nd.
Without a doubt they were disciplined, but 5 or 6 would be disciplined, 3 is the ref missing things (obviously the obstruction being the big.
Err. 2nd in the world surely isn't expected to go 6 from 14.
Even if you discount the NZ games it is only 6 from 11. Pretty bloody average.
Only because of the team we selected not because of rankings or form.
Agree. The 13 wasn't an issue.
It was the 3 that really stands out. There is no way that the Irish were that disciplined. In fact no one can be.
Even a win here probably puts this year as a fail but pushes the EOYT to a pass.
We haven't won any games that we weren't expected to while we have.
There was two clear reasons we lost that game plus another minor reason:
1 - Ireland very clearly got the rub of the green in regards to referring..
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