Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Dave Beat, May 21, 2013.
Very interesting, Trent is exceptionally professional. Wonder how long he stays around.
He just signed for the BBC to do the Six Nations.
That's a 6 week commitment that would only require him to travel. Nothing new for his family as he'd be gone for roughly that period every November as Wallabies coach.
Whats happened to Mick Byrne now that he isn't wanted by Rennie?
Didn't hear that. Who is reporting that?
Hmm can’t remember the exact article, but mentioned in the articles in recent days
Edit, reported by Wayne Smith:
Newspapers and their paywalls
Maybe they'll do something similar to Nathan Grey and have him involved elsewhere in the system. Eg. 7's for the Olympics or something. Thats assuming they value his services.
Seems a bit of an odd one having Cheika involved for the Six Nations not having been involved/having any history with the tournament.
"He insisted he wanted fresh ideas, which necessitated a cleanout of the Wallabies staff, a process that would also include Cheika’s skills coach Mick Byrne." Wayne Smith
My preference has always been that a national skills coach focus shouldn't be the Wallabies. Much prefer his time to be spent with junior/age group/schools teams.
I will say however at the time of his appointment focus on skills with the Wallabies was certainly required. The improvement of the forwards interplay skills was especially evident.
If Byrne is cut from WBs he seriously needs to end up in one of the franchises.
Looks like Stiles is out as Wallabies forwards coach - https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/...s/news-story/c4a7da7452d1a6984e2c9e4cc0cfe0c2
Can we just sign up Lord Laurie already?
He's taken up role as Director of Rugby for Austin in Major League Rugby. So, that's not in the stars.
Do you think they will ever look further than the car park? The guy is seriously old. Nothing against old guys but is 74 too old to take on the reins?
The President of the USA is about that age, the current front runner for the Democrats is older.
Incidentally, the search is being conducted by a highly regarded executive search organisation (Korn Ferry). I can assure you that they look everywhere.
It did occur to me, however, (unworthy thought), that the game started in Australia at the University of Sydney. Maybe it will end there, too.
It's perhaps not ideal however for a sport that is trying to navigate a changing landscape and needs to engage a new audience.
That's not saying that David Mortimer might be wholly unsuitable for the job. If he knows what his limitations are, what is required and can facilitate that happening then go for it.
I have said it before and will say it again, who would want the job? That is the first requirement for the search. Age is irrelevant, and I would guess that the potential candidates will all be from the older echelons. People who are not looking for a career enhancing position, a step up.
The best candidate is likely to be somebody who is established in life, and is not looking for financial rewards or CV boosts.
More of the same sydney old boys club.
Yesterday's men for yesterday's game.
He's commentating for the BBC/part of a panel. Compare what the BBC have to what FoxSport dishes up to us;
That's the game we are part of. The only way to go for a radical approach would be for us to establish a new game.
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