Also Swain had zero intent, not a fucking chance he made a decision to injure in half a second.
Very curious if the Foley situation was a deviation from the norm.
I've never seen it. I think Rennie summed it up well: the decision was made without a feel for the game.I've been watching for near on 30 years. I don't remember seeing a 'delay of game' penalty ever. It's a MASSIVE deviation. Just like the final Lions match in NZ, a complete deviation. That's French flair for you (flair is short for incompetence in this situation).
Outside of the drama in the final minute the Wallabies need to take on some of the learnings of the game
- Swain is a net liability
- Wright is a net liability
- White as captain pisses referees off
- FF (Folau Fainga'a) (Folau Fainga'a)’s lineout throwing is a liability
- our midfield needs to have more Rugby IQ
- Kellaway and Foley combined well for 2 tries Rugby IQ trumping league style
Yeah for fuck sake. Why cant i watch a few fucking seconds of rugby that dont suck the soul out of my own arse. Its bullshit. I didnt watch the last win against the darkness, forgoing it for the Lighthouse. Actually an ace movie, gotta say.Ah McGoo. You've done it again.
Oh funny that. You had that conviction for a long time have you?Great game.
The AB backline will be damn near unstoppable if they can keep building combinations and experience. A few dumb decisions cost us tries - Caleb Clarke has to be smarter on both defence and attack but it looks to me like the ABs may be developing a back-line strategy where it almost doesn't matter who plays at first receiver at certain times in a game. We have a number of guys who can slot in and the back line adapts accordingly. We have 4 players in Mo'unga, BB, Jordie and Havili who can pop up at first receiver and deliver spot-on kicks with guys like Reiko and Jordan chasing. Or they can all draw and pass. They can all run. The hardest thing it seems to me is getting the cohesion and the ability to make the right decision each time. I like it.
Taukei'aho is a beast. Rettalick is playing his way back into form. Scott Barrett had a quiet night and Sotutu also cost the ABs a try with his kick ahead instead of just passing the ball. We missed Savea.
Swain needs to be suspended for a decent amount of time. FF (Folau Fainga'a) (Folau Fainga'a) must have got some acting lessons from White.The 2 players I really like in the squad had huge games - Valentini and Samu. I posted last week that Samu should be starting.
I hope more refs start making more 'time wasting' calls against teams. The amount of wasted time in every game is a massive turn off. It's unfortunate for the Wallabies this time - although Foketi knew Foley was taking too long - but I want the refs to make this call more. Like when they tell the half-back to use it and it still takes another 5-7 sec to get it out. Or when the maul has stopped moving forward but they still wait to call 'That's one' or 'Use it'....just get the ball in play man.
Look man, he has a potential point. Time wasting and time wasted in rugby is a problem, but I'd like to see if the final call was fair in the context of the previous penalties and free kicks and restarts.Oh funny that. You had that conviction for a long time have you?
Please, I'm lonely.