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Aussie Player Exodus

Marce

Greg Davis (50)
Yeah, we're absolutely going to lose a whole generation of players to their grandparents nationality and not just a few guys on the fringe of the squad and maybe one or two we wanted to keep the same as it has always been :rolleyes:
At Super Rugby level is a BIG lose
 

Marce

Greg Davis (50)
I can't see the Australian flag in Mosese personal instagram account :shock:
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Wilson

Michael Lynagh (62)
Rob Simmons to Clermont for two years from London Irish. Good on him for cashing in so much, he’s been very reliable for London. Good get and completing a very Australian theme at Clermont.
They're very much in need of front line locks at Clermont with Amatosero headed to the tahs and Vahaamahina set to retire early due to concussions
 

Wilson

Michael Lynagh (62)
Anyone know anything about Miracle Tangata? Australian Schoolboys centre has apparently signed a 3 year deal with Lyon.
 

Braveheart81

Will Genia (78)
Staff member
Shouldn't there be serious questions about the talent evaluators here as opposed to just saying our players aren't good enough

We've known all these players are talented. The question is opportunity and money.

We also need to move past the thinking that players aren't interested in heading overseas for opportunities and would instead exhaust every option available to stay in Australia (i.e. Mack Hansen).
 

LeCheese

Jim Lenehan (48)
This whole argument assumes:
a) X player wants to play for Aus
b) We could've kept X player by throwing money at them
c) X player would've developed at a comparable trajectory if they stayed

None of those are anywhere close to guaranteed.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Steve Williams (59)
With the state of Scottish u20s, expect any aussie rugby player who's even met a Scot to be poached.
Welsh aren't far behind them.

You understand why they are throwing money at guys like Mosese. If they don't, they are done. It's pretty bad how uncompetitive they have been and it's not a one off. The last 3-5 years have been atrocious while the Irish, French are growing and the Italians showing very healthy signs.
 

Dctarget

Tim Horan (67)
Welsh aren't far behind them.

You understand why they are throwing money at guys like Mosese. If they don't, they are done. It's pretty bad how uncompetitive they have been and it's not a one off. The last 3-5 years have been atrocious while the Irish, French are growing and the Italians showing very healthy signs.
They should really yeet the grandparent rule. Mack I'm not too upset about he's half Irish but having a scottish granny who moved to Melbourne 60 years ago is really, really pushing it.
 

Tomthumb

John Solomon (38)
We've known all these players are talented. The question is opportunity and money.

We also need to move past the thinking that players aren't interested in heading overseas for opportunities and would instead exhaust every option available to stay in Australia (i.e. Mack Hansen).
So we simultaneously have too many talented players and not enough talented players?
 

Braveheart81

Will Genia (78)
Staff member
So we simultaneously have too many talented players and not enough talented players?

Australia is producing a lot of talented players. The strength of rugby worldwide is super important for rugby in Australia because it shows talented players that there is a professional pathway.

Our biggest problem is we struggle to keep enough of them in Australia particularly those who aren't getting a lot of opportunity where they are playing but are capable of more or players just outside being core Wallabies who can earn a huge amount more overseas.
 
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