Ken Catchpole (46)
convince Palmer to go off to the Wallabies it might open up an opportunity at the Brumbies for him....
I have to say, I am somewhat surprised at the push for Dan to be thrust into the Wallabies as their scrum coach. Taking away that Dan is undoubtedly a great and intelligent bloke both on and off the field. Does it not seem a bit preemptive to thrust him into such a senior position?
I'm sure Dan knows what he's doing, but appointing him so early in his career is similar to Thorn getting the nod at the Reds. Both blokes are seen to have great potential, but many (myself included) would like them to gain a bit more experience. Unlike Thorn, Dan's career was cut significantly short. As we know, Props require significant experienece in their dark arts, so it is somewhat concerning that a guy who's most likely less experienced in this field compared to Slipper is going to oversee it.
I'd much prefer Stiles to get the nod for this appointment with Dan being a part of that team to gain even more experience.