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Wallaby Inside Backs Headgear Conspiracy

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dobduff11

Trevor Allan (34)
Over the past ten years 4 of the wallabies most capped inside backs Stephen Larkham, Elton Flately, Matt Giteau and Berrick Barnes have all worn headgear.

Total Rugby has unveiled a new story, that the wallabies used speakers within the headgear to communicate with the coaches. I'm not sure if its illegal but im sure it could be quite handy. The headgear was linked up with the backs coach, both flately and larkham definetly used it.

Looks like gits is the current user of the strategy because quade doesn't wear a cap. Apparently it started before eddie jones and larkham's headgear with the radio got blood in it RWC 2003 Final so for the rest of the game he didn't have the radio. He said that maybe contributed to the loss
 
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Rothschild

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Over the past ten years 4 of the wallabies most capped inside backs Stephen Larkham, Elton Flately, Matt Giteau and Berrick Barnes have all worn headgear.Total Rugby has unveiled a new story, that the wallabies used speakers within the headgear to communicate with the coaches. I'm not sure if its illegal but im sure it could be quite handy. The headgear was linked up with the backs coach, both flately and larkham definetly used it.
Looks like gits is the current user of the strategy because quade doesn't wear a cap. Apparently it started before eddie jones and larkham's headgear with the radio got blood in it RWC 2003 Final so for the rest of the game he didn't have the radio. He said that maybe contributed to the loss

While this is something most coaches have dreamed of over the years I would expect the repurcussions to be fairly severe should anyone/player/coach be found out.
LAW 4.4 (j) A player must not wear communication devices within that player’s clothing or attached to
the body.
 

Top Bloke

Ward Prentice (10)
Over the past ten years 4 of the wallabies most capped inside backs Stephen Larkham, Elton Flately, Matt Giteau and Berrick Barnes have all worn headgear.

Total Rugby has unveiled a new story, that the wallabies used speakers within the headgear to communicate with the coaches. I'm not sure if its illegal but im sure it could be quite handy. The headgear was linked up with the backs coach, both flately and larkham definetly used it.

Looks like gits is the current user of the strategy because quade doesn't wear a cap. Apparently it started before eddie jones and larkham's headgear with the radio got blood in it RWC 2003 Final so for the rest of the game he didn't have the radio. He said that maybe contributed to the loss
Of Course that explains why Giteau misses kicks! Because when he takes his headgear off, there is no one to tell him what to aim for.
 

Scarfman

Knitter of the Scarf
Hey dobduff, you say:

Total Rugby has unveiled a new story, that the wallabies used speakers within the headgear to communicate with the coaches. I'm not sure if its illegal but im sure it could be quite handy. The headgear was linked up with the backs coach, both flately and larkham definetly used it.

You might need to provide a link to the article before this claim has even the first glints of credibility. I just went to TotalRugby and found nothing.

I assume you mean the ARU's Total Rugby radio show: http://www.rugby.com.au/qantas_wallabies/fan_zone/total_rugby_radio,92841.html
 

cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
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Dobduff,
As Scarfy has quite rightly said, what I think you mean to post is "allegedly".
Speculating about where a player might go next season is one thing, stating as fact that they have been using what would almost certainly be an illegal form of communication during matches is another.
Provide some evidence to back this up, not just reference to someone else wanging on about it elsewhere on the interweb.
 

stoff

Cyril Towers (30)
Was there some sort of controversy about this with South Africa years ago? My memory is a bit hazy on it and it may have been to do with cricket.
 
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Red Rooster

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With respect this is a crock of shit - Yes the technology exists and the Adelaide Crows used it extensively in training which was publicised at the time, and Eddie Jones loves technology, but it is a slight on Steve Larkham that he need to be "coached" on decision making during games. Flatley retired from the game as a result of concussion issues so there is the reason he wore it, Quade Cooper does not wear it - The only conspiracy I see is who thought to even write that this was taking place - next
 

liquor box

Jim Lenehan (48)
Was there some sort of controversy about this with South Africa years ago? My memory is a bit hazy on it and it may have been to do with cricket.

Yes it was cricket, suprisingly it involved Hanse Cronje, who would have thought he would break the rules???
 

TheRiddler

Dave Cowper (27)
Before we all get too carried away, I suspect that @dobduff11 is posting this more as a windup than as factual reporting of an alleged scam. If that is not the case then he needs to be severely dealt with :)
 

DPK

Peter Sullivan (51)
This week's Total Rugby Radio show

On this week's show:



All Black dominance - They’re in a league of their own – but why? Former All Black Simon Mannix gives his insider verdict on the invincible Tri Nations champions.

David Kirk – Can they match the class of ’87? We hear from the only New Zealand captain to raise the Webb Ellis Cup.

Dallaglio & England Sevens - Lawrence Dallaglio meets the England Sevens team as they count down to the Commonwealth Games.

Rugby conspiracy - We lift the lid on two of rugby’s most intriguing conspiracy theories.

News round-up – Includes SANZAR CEO Greg Peters on the new look Super Rugby, John Jeffrey on joining the IRB council and the board’s Mark Egan on the Americas Rugby Championship.

Women’s Rugby - Where does the best ever World Cup in England leave the women’s Game as a whole? We hear from IRB Women’s Development Manager, Susan Carty.

Story starts at 17:05.
 

Brumbies Guy

John Solomon (38)
Could be why Beale had that embarassing slip too..

get_smart_shoe_phone.jpg
 

Hawko

Geoff Shaw (53)
I saw this yesterday on Total Rugby on Fox, which is a half hour rugby show that I think comes out of the UK. Players "appeared" to admit to it which surprised me just a tad. But the accusation is genuine, it is not a wind-up. If true it will start a witch hunt.

I am utterly convinced that Top Bloke's theory is absolutely correct.:lmao:
 

cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
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From the other perspective, Il Konzarelli, we have to be cautious about making unsubstantiated allegations, or indeed repeating them on an open forum, especially when it would be illegal under the laws of the game. The OP was stating is as fact; I think it has not to this point been proven to be so.
 

MajorlyRagerly

Trevor Allan (34)
If it's true, the Wallabies should be kicked out of the next World Cup**. It's an utter disgrace & only the harshest punishment will suffice. And you guys call the AB's cheats, FFS.









**:)
 
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Rothschild

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If it's true, the Wallabies should be kicked out of the next World Cup**. It's an utter disgrace & only the harshest punishment will suffice. And you guys call the AB's cheats, FFS.

**:)

And now we are guilty of an unsubstantiated accusation. Talk about a kangaroo court.
 

Brumbies Guy

John Solomon (38)
If it's true, the Wallabies should be kicked out of the next World Cup**. It's an utter disgrace & only the harshest punishment will suffice. And you guys call the AB's cheats, FFS.

**:)

If we're kicked out for cheating, McCaw can come keep us company while we watch
 
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