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  1. barbarian

    The future of the Men's 7s program

    I think this deserves its own thread, branching off from the Olympics discussion. It's clear that our men's 7s program needs a new approach. Despite a lot of effort, we continue to be a middling 7s team. We might pop up and win a tournament every few years, but we will never be a major power...
  2. barbarian

    The Greatest Game of All Time

    So this week on the podcast we went back and discussed the first game of the 2000 Bledisloe, aka 'The Greatest Game of All Time'. I thought we could all use a distraction from the world and this serves that purpose quite nicely. Alongside the podcast (which can be found here) I thought a...
  3. barbarian

    Wallaby Coach Conga Line

    I like this Paul Cully article about the coach search: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/the-world-hasn-t-ended-key-factors-for-picking-the-next-wallabies-next-coach-20191026-p534g6.html
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    Your favourite Wallaby XV

    Another Friday, another thread. This one is far more subjective. Name a XV of your favourite Wallabies. Don't have to be the best players, just the ones you liked the most. I'll go first. 1. Benn Robinson 2. Jeremy Paul 3. Al Baxter 4. Nathan Sharpe 5. John Eales 6. Scott Fardy 7. George...
  5. barbarian

    Wallaby team of the decade

    It's Friday and I'm bored. We're almost at the end of the 2010s, so let's pick a team of the decade. Criteria: Have to have played a test since 2010 (obviously) Players are picked on the basis of peak form, not longevity Players must be picked in the position where they displayed that peak...
  6. barbarian

    Watching the rugby on TV

    Good people of G&GR, I'm moving house, and seriously considering ditching the Foxtel for a cheaper option. I'm currently on the sport HD package, which sets me back roughly $70 a month. Does anyone have any experience with Foxtel Now? I like the cheaper price tag but I worry about...
  7. barbarian

    Listening device found in All Black hotel

    https://t.co/05IxCt63DV Would be huge if the ARU is in any way involved. Also think it's interesting the All Blacks chose game morning to leak this discovery to the press!
  8. barbarian

    Big change to eligibility rules

    Overseas players now able to be picked for the Wallabies provided they have 60 caps or 7 years service. Also overseas players who commit to coming back to Super Rugby can play for the Wallabies the year before they return. Fuuuuuck!!! Let the selection games begin!
  9. barbarian

    Div 2 vs Div 3 - what's happening?

    If only I knew. BPRC will be along shortly with more info.
  10. barbarian

    Best pre-season 7s and 10s tournaments

    We (Kings Old Boys, 3rd div subbies) are looking at our 2014 pre-season, and wondering what events are on offer in February and March. We currently go to Orange for a 10s tournament, but are looking at branching out to other events. What tournaments are the best? Obviously the quality of...
  11. barbarian

    James Horwill stripped of captaincy

    Ben Mowen now captain, Quade Cooper as VC. Kev only stays in starting XV because of Simmons injury.
  12. barbarian

    Bucket List

    Have been thinking about this a bit lately, and am starting to construct my own. Here is what I have so far- sorry about the format, I've copied it from my excel file 'Bucket list.xls': Kick a drop goal Learn to play guitar Skydive Bungee jump Climb a mountain Scuba dive Have a boxing match...
  13. barbarian

    Rugby Championship Backrow

    Thought I would start a discussion on this as there are a few interesting selection decisions to make. Obviously you would think our long-term backrow would be something like Mowen/Pocock/Higgers. But as two of those players are injured (along with Palu as well) it means there are spots up for...
  14. barbarian

    Ewen McKenzie: Wallaby Coach

    Seemingly confirmed now. One of the most universally applauded appointments in recent memory. Surely this will bring in 100 years of Wallaby dominance, a golden age which will never end....... Or at least a 70% win ratio. .
  15. barbarian

    FIRE UP WALLABY FANS!!!

    The test is just a few days away, it's time to get psyched up. I've written an article on the front page outlining the reasons we will BELT the Lions on Saturday. This is not a thread for logical, level-headed analysis. It's not a place for negativity or constructive criticism. I just want...
  16. barbarian

    James O'Connor signs with West Harbour. WTF?

    According to Georgina Robinson on twitter, JOC has signed for 3 years with Shute Shield club West Harbour. What. The. Fuck. Obviously means a move to the Tahs is on the cards. .
  17. barbarian

    Win 2 Gold Tickets to the Lions Test in Brisbane!

    Do you love rugby? Do you want to see the first Lions test from prime seats? For free? Do you love Subbies rugby, and love supporting grassroots footy? Well I have a deal for you. King's Old Boys' Rugby club is running a raffle with a mouth-watering prize. This is an important...
  18. barbarian

    Kurtley in Trouble Again

    Stood down after having a drink after the Chiefs game, despite the fact that an alcohol ban was a condition of his return.
  19. barbarian

    Greatest Australian Sporting Achievement

    Adam Scott's Masters win this morning has sparked a bit of debate around what is Australia's greatest sporting achievement. The three accepted nominees seem to be Cadel at the TdF, Australia II at the America's Cup and Scott at the Masters. I would also throw in Cathy Freeman at the 2000...
  20. barbarian

    Drugs in sport

    ASADA have released quite a damning report today into drugs in sport. It seems it crosses all codes, so I decided to have a look at the report (which can be found here). Here is a paragraph that caught my eye: The rest of the report is fairly vague in terms of naming names/sports, but I think...
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