It's still a very strong team. A fit KB is better than an 75% Izzy. Was at the game last week and he looked to be in discomfort during stoppages..
Just saw this:.
Hooper got a yellow for this [media]
Regardless, the clean out was stupid and deserved a yellow on the night.
Edit: didn't see 2013 card.
Surely some of these neck grabs are yellow card-worthy offences?. As dangerous as any spear tackle.
Thought Joseph is out of the pool stages?
Good forward play by the Argies and they've got a try despite being a man down. Some pretty cynical penalties from Richie already.
Assume the roof is closed at Millennium for this game? In London at the moment it's freezing and pissing down - Cardiff forecast is 17C and rain on.
Thinking of players who will be returning to their third RWC:
Giteau (almost said four but forget he wasn't there for 2011), AAC, Mitchell,.
Think White and Honey Badger will travel to the USA and probably be in the 23 as they've been doing all the promotional work over there for the game..
Cheika starting the mind games? And this is from the ARU's own PR department.
On GAGR? No. But there's a site called League Unlimited which is pretty rabid and out of control. Would advise against it.
I enjoy league..
Of course I've totally missed Giteau, who despite his infamous kicks against the Poms in 2010 and Scotland in 2009 is a reliable kicker and has had.
Watched the 2003 semi the other day and Flately was like a metronome knocking them over. Big part of the win was the ability to take 3 points.
Okay I've stayed up till 1am where I am waiting for the team. Wallabies Twitter said it would be announced at 10am AEST and still no movement..
So last article I read by Jim Tucker had Genia at 9 with Foley at 10, after most of the press saying it will be Phipps/Cooper.
Anyone got anything.
So what is Hendrik Tui's status for next season?
From 08/09 the Reds have had a series of great line-breaking backrowers (Houston, Higgers, Samo).
No need to torpedo my squad with logic, but you're right.
Guess Tomane/Speight are fighting it out for a spot, and Lealiifano will be very unlucky.
I'm posting this again because it got lost in the john mcgomery meltdown
Instead of the optimum 23 for the RWC, which I don't think will be settled until post RC, I'm going for a 31-man squad, picking two of every position.
Separate names with a comma.