Behind closed doors, probably due to avoid having to implement any covid safe crowd protocols still in place that week and ensure minimal risk to playing group should their be a transmission so close to Christmas.
I believe that the Force backline is where the most improvement will be seen this year.
It is a lot younger and has a lot less experience, but will be hungrier and I believe with Mark Ozich coaching them they may have a few "new moves" to play out.
Cubelli, Kearney and Kurindrani is a lot of...
All very strong NZ squads and Pacifika looks pretty decent for a new franchise.
Its going to be a very tough challenge for the Aussie sides to knock over a few more wins than the one only from last year.
Like coaches not all players can be good coaches, same with commentators.
It is time to start looking for commentators who may or may have not excelled at the elite level or even lower levels of the game but understand the game and the nuiances of it to rather commentator.
In the öld"days most...
And many others of us that went to that rally in Subiaco in 2004 and stood on the field to spell out Perth hoping one day there would be a pathway to the Wallabies for the rugby kids of Perth.
Seeing him run onto the field will be an emotional high for many of us die hard Perth (Force) rugby fans.
According to the World Rugby Protocols each player will have to pass a six stage process with each stage a minimum of 24 hours and unlikely any journalists know what the final result will be..
As they played on a Sunday it will be a close call to get either props cleared in time:
According to G Rob at the SMH: We may see Tom and Ollie on the bench.
"..... Starting tight-head Allan Alaalatoa and bench weapon Taniela Tupou look set to miss the Wallabies’ blockbuster clash with England after suffering head knocks against Scotland.
Wallabies need to improve ahead of...
In terms of section 8 paragraph 14 of World Rugby rules:
14. How is the Residence criteria satisfied?
Regulation 8.1(c) requires a Player to complete 36 consecutive months of
Residence immediately preceding the time of playing. Residence is
defined as “the place or location in which the Player...
If my memory serves me correctly it was Ollies mom that was behind or one of the people leading the rally to get Perth the Super rugby licence way back when our journey first started, wouldn't it be fitting of a Hollywood story if somehow Ollie managed to snare a test cap.
SMH tweeting Noah Lolesio has been called up
As the obvious first cab off the rank with the current playing roster why was he not taken in the first place, hindsight is easy but it made no sense not taking him to learn, I do not buy the sales pitch we were thrown about needing pre seasons...
Another huge signing with Visinia, he is a big unit, strong and quick, has been outstanding for Hawkes Bay.
Some very tidy pick ups for Moana Pasifika, especially from Hawkes Bay.
I think they may be a bit more than just competitive when they play the Australian Teams.
If he takes the field that will mean that all three Brumby Hookers have played in consecutive test matches and I wonder who the forwards coach is o_O
10 Brumbies in the squad, and if Banks was not injured that would be 11