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Australian Rugby / RA

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Dave Beat, May 21, 2013.

  1. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Very interesting, Trent is exceptionally professional. Wonder how long he stays around.
  2. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    He just signed for the BBC to do the Six Nations.
  3. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    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.
  4. Adam84 Desmond Connor (43)

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    Whats happened to Mick Byrne now that he isn't wanted by Rennie?
  5. Jimmy_Crouch Vay Wilson (31)

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    Didn't hear that. Who is reporting that?
  6. Adam84 Desmond Connor (43)

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  7. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    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.
  8. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Seems a bit of an odd one having Cheika involved for the Six Nations not having been involved/having any history with the tournament.
  9. Jimmy_Crouch Vay Wilson (31)

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    "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.
  10. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    If Byrne is cut from WBs he seriously needs to end up in one of the franchises.
  11. Try-ranosaurus Rex Jimmy Flynn (14)

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  12. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    He's taken up role as Director of Rugby for Austin in Major League Rugby. So, that's not in the stars.
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  14. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    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.
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  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    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.
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  16. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    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.
  17. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    More of the same sydney old boys club.

    Yesterday's men for yesterday's game.
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  18. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    #courtjester?
  19. Ignoto Desmond Connor (43)

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    He's commentating for the BBC/part of a panel. Compare what the BBC have to what FoxSport dishes up to us;

  20. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    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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