If Eddie has Ikitau in his sights as the replacement player for Jorgensen, can Ikitau play in a Barbarian side this weekend & then be called into the squad & play the following weekend against Portugal?
Or would Eddie have to call him in before the Barbarians game?
Remember that Gordon was a particular target for Fijian loose forwards, while at the same time he was on the back foot as a result of our forward pack getting out played.
Yes, he will learn from that game.
Lesson in playing with a flyhalf whose experience should have put more options on the...
Taking into consideration the playing conditions (over 30 degrees), the significent lead, and a long tournament where players need to preserve their stamina where possible, I think the Wallabies deliberately took their foot off the accelerator.
A commentator remarked how the forwards would have...
That's a very pithy statement.
Carley's one lack of judgement was allowing Wales too many penalties in their 22 without an early warning.
The Fijian yellow card was a professional foul.
Fiji as a team are even worse than the Wallabies when it comes to conceding penalties, though the latter...
My take on Kellaway/Donaldson in the No 15 jersey from Eddie Jones' point of view is that Jones sees Kellaway as consistent, reliable, and that this is as good a time to rest him for the following reasons. (But that he is the number one choice as fullback is a given).
With Donaldson, Jones is...
But putting everything into perspective, the poms have been very disorganised and probably thought Fiji would be an easy game, whereas Fiji really had something to prove.
What Fiji have done is alert the Wallabies that they won't be an easy game.
This was an absolute white wash of the AB's by the Springbok.
But the AB's ill discipline cost them numerous penalties, yellow cards, and a red card.
This game is an indication that if you are to have any chance of winning the RWC, discipline in play has to be a top priority.
Just ask Scott...
After consideration, I have come to the conclusion that Wil Skelton should not be the Wallaby captain - why not?
Nothing against the individual, or even his past experience (or lack of) to captain the Wallabies.
It is for rewarding a player who has opted to play overseas.
His address is now...