Train Without a Station
If it was his fault it presents a major issue for him. It if wasn't it presents a major issue for the Wallabies.
and he exaggerated when he said:just get rid of NSW
It's not exactly a NSW rugby thing. Just being the biggest rugby state with the most people able to exert power, that's just where it happens to reside I think.
A rugby coach has to have the confidence of his players. Great teams don't succeed hating their coach. They may not be mates with him but they certainly have to respect him.
The Fairfax and fox news headquarters and rugby coverage being based in Sydney doesn't help the impression eitherIt's not exactly a NSW rugby thing. Just being the biggest rugby state with the most people able to exert power, that's just where it happens to reside I think.
Fascinating, and illuminating for one inside the tent... ...If you'd like to expand on your theory, A, please do.
But Richo, how many previously successful coaches have to "lose the players" before you wonder whether it might not be the coaches?
I remember reading an article when Connolly was not renewed and AAC (Adam Ashley-Cooper) was talking about "the shackles being off" under Robbie.
So knuckles lost them? Fair enough, bit out touch by the time he took the role perhaps.
Robbie lost them? Perhaps it was a cultural thing or perhaps he'd been in the role for too long.
Now Link has lost them? Just get another coach I guess. That'll sort it.
Funny thing is the players will respect the coach SIGNIFICANTLY more when they know the board will back the coach over the players, because they know they can't just ride him out and they can't afford to throw their career away.