I like Quade. He actually played as well as Foley last week, except for the harsh but fair yellow.As for Quade.....
He hasn't been as poor as Foley, but he was still poor.... can't blame him for the loss though.
Nah, at least White's passes were aimed at another player....
I like Quade. He actually played as well as Foley last week, except for the harsh but fair yellow.
However, to pick QC (Quade Cooper) as 10 for any crunch RWC match is inconceivable.
Furthermore, he has no utility as a reserve.
He will be picked in the RWC squad but I don't see the point.
I don't believe this experimenting for WC BS, you pick your best team to go out and win the game at hand, and that was the starting team from last week!
I don't know what's more pathetic that performance or everyone on here fighting over which player was the worst. The whole team was awful.
I don't for a second believe that we ever really wanted to win that game. That was Cheika last experiment before the World Cup. You don't change your winning 8-9-10-12-14 if your truly going for it. So everyone settle.
What did we learn:
- Cooper is awful in tight situations. He's a great super flyhalf but never cut it at international level.
- Nic White, Will Skeleton and Matt To'omua are better coming off the bench then starting
- Until we find a hard working massive number 8 we may as well start with two no 7s. No Australian 8 is up to it.
- Our lineouts need a lot of work
Straight AT the player and nowhere near "in front of the player" - this happened in last year's Bledisloe and when you want to run on it from depth, it doesn't work.
Biggest shit-me aspect of the game? The fucking dinky in-behind kicks. What the fuck was that shit show meant to achieve?