Geoff Shaw (53)
I think you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think McKellar isn’t influencing selections and some Brumbies players are getting a leg up. I’d suggest that is very clear - although, ironically, I don’t think Wright is one of the more contentious choices.You think McKellar had anything to do with it. He got dropped in the France series too. Got dropped last night it has nothing to do with the forwards coach..
However, equally I think people are kidding themselves if they don’t think that happens with every coach. Some coaches are quite open about it. Obviously a guy like Rennie doesn’t have that to call on. Despite the last couple of results, I think there has been benefits to Australia in that approach - but not in every case. What we need now is a more streamlined approach. Not every team needs to play the same or employ the same tactics but there needs to be an underlying frame work so Super coaches are very clear what attributes the National selectors are looking for.