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Wallabies v Pumas, Bankwest (Parra), Sat 5th December

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by KOB1987, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    4/6 sounds a looooooot better than 1/6.

    Goalkicking has long been an issue for us.
  2. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Petaia has not been good for a few tests now... should’ve come off far earlier as I don’t recall him actually doing anything in the second half, which was an improvement from the first.

    If we had more tests to play I’d definitely shift Paisami to 13 (who seems to be the smarter footballer already), and give Simone another crack at 12.

    Hanigan - after an hour of rugby his stats were one tackle, and 2 runs for 4m.... jumped well in the lineout, but that’s about all.

    It’s a shame Wilson had to come off for Valetini - would have loved to have seen them both on at the same time.

    I’m not sure what Rennie sees in Gordon?

    And we still can’t fucking maul.

    BPA’s throwing much improved.

    Another solid game from Philip.

    All of our props played well.

    And we have a good balance on the wings, but just not the game for them.
  3. rodha Ward Prentice (10)

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    Australia need Scott Robertson more than they know. 4/4 Super Rugby titles, 3/4 NPC titles.

    What did Dave Rennie ever win at the Chiefs without Wayne Smith? 1/4 NPC titles with Wellington. Might as well not beat around the bush fellas, just bring in the big-guns already..
  4. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    Meh. No coach is gunna win the world cup with this team.
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  5. Seb V Tony Shaw (54)

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    I still like Rennie. Biggest criticism is his use of the bench and bench player selection.

    Game-plans seem fine so far - think it's more execution from players then anything.
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  6. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    I’m willing to give Rennie a fair amount of slack due to the unusual nature of his first test season in charge, which includes the first 4/6 of this tests against the All Blacks...
  7. rodha Ward Prentice (10)

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    I beg to differ - it's time for the return of the boys:



    uh, time-stamp not working?? go to 3:51.
  8. Equalizer Ward Prentice (10)

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    Play in the Gold jumper...have an identity that isnt sold out one week to the next. Lets sell the team name. Not the Wallabies..we are the Wiggles this week. Get these supposedly professional sportsman into a unified team, lay down the structure for participating as part of this team and then get to work. How many years do we have to wait for a national team to get there shit together.
  9. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Eh?
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  10. Dan54 Steve Williams (59)

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    Well perhaps LSL should play league, there is surely no argument that was Red, direct shot in head, and worst thing is I sure it not intentional, just shit technique= bad coaching somewhere.
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  11. Dan54 Steve Williams (59)

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    Or alternately the players need to look at playing to rules!
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  12. Dan54 Steve Williams (59)

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    Uh Hem, Pumas weren't 3rd (or last) in Tri-Nations, Wallabies have achieved that honour.
  13. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    Raelene’s much mooted world class coaching assembly has a LOT of work to do.
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  14. Dan54 Steve Williams (59)

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    Yep like it or not 1 win from 6 tests is only a 16.66%winning record which is pretty disappointing.
  15. Spruce Moose Fred Wood (13)

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    It’s not good enough, however as 4 were against all blacks think I would have been happy with 2 or 3 out of the 6.

    As I see it he needs results next year when we have a full proper super seasons and ability to bring back 2 international players.
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  16. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    I’m prepared to start 2021 with a clean slate. A new broadcaster, a new comp format, plenty of youngsters with huge potential, and hopefully minimal virus impact. But they need dish up more than a national anthem variation.

    Signing out.
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  17. Drew Watty Friend (18)

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    Agreed, but if the props can hold up their side of the scrum it’d be cut in half.
  18. Rugbynutter39 Paul McLean (56)

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    I only just realised the draw meant we got the wooden spoon - even moreso then a win for Argentina and moreso a loss for us given lost the chance for coming second in tri nations. Those two draws were the difference between us winning the tri nations vs getting the wooden spoon.

    Wallabies just seem to fail to be clinical and know how to win games - deer in headlights syndrome. In a close game you would find it hard I suspect given our record to grind out those close games for a win
  19. wamberal Michael Lynagh (62)

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    The team selections have been too unsettled, no blame on Rennie, he has to try players out. So much for a new coach to come to grips with, he has to get to know RA, his subordinates, and the players. And he will be called upon to spend time with sponsors and all the stakeholders of the game. Plus move home, settle his family in. And on and bloody on. It is amazing that we have done as well as we have, frankly.
  20. eastman Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    Another pretty ordinary game to be frank; probably due to a combination of the weather and the type of rugby that Argentina play.

    I thought the forward pack did a reasonable job- secured the majority of our set-piece ball and provided a platform. It's still lacking a powerful ball-runner or two (I'm not sure Wilson will ever provide enough impact with ball-in-hand to be a long-term number 8 unless we find a powerful blindside) but was generally more than serviceable.

    Our backs were definitely subpar though; despite the rain we had enough possession that we should have been able to create a few line break opportunities but it just did not happen. There was a tendency for our backs to be far too lateral in attack, and we should have used Paisami or Petaia to straighten up and not allow the Argies to slide so easily- we made life too easy for their 13 who is strong defensively.

    I will comment on the leeway we tend to give to players like White and Hodge though. For every good game they have against strong opposition, they have another five average to poor games - and the reality is we keep losing. I don't think either have ever been strong enough players on the international stage that their positions cannot be questioned. Have you ever seen Hodge threaten the line in international rugby? Does his massive kicking game win us that many games?

    And just to pre-empt some responses, Hooper does not fall in the above category- he rarely plays poorly or is considerably outperformed.

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