Road the bench for a second but didn't get on the field, not sure what effect that has on the start of his stand down but it wouldn't make much difference given our test schedule.
Harrison, if he gets back to full fitness and overcomes his knee issues, is a cut above Edmed. That’s a big if. Tane is solid but not much pace. They both have to get the ball off Gordon though!I am really looking forward to the battle for the 10 spot. I agree, Edmed starts in front, Bowen will hopefully get his chance to show whether he's at this level yet, but let's not forget Will Harrison. IMO he was our best 10 prior to injury, it will be interesting to see how he comes back. He's had a bad couple of seasons with injuries, who knows where he could be now if he could have stayed fit.
Think he might find himself a useful bench spot. Can cover 10,12 and 15 at a stretch then a guy like Harry Wilson to cover 11, 13, 14.
The NSW Waratahs have today announced Michael Ruthven as the new Head Coach of the NSW Waratah Women's side and the Director of Women's High Performance.
The two-year appointment follows an extensive search and consultation process with applications received from coaches within Australia and from around the world.
Ruthven was the clear and outstanding candidate from the long list of quality coaches who applied for the position bringing a wealth of experience to both roles. along with a strong track record of success in NSW club and representative rugby.
The Director of Women's High Performance will lead three core areas of the women’s rugby program:
• Head Coach of the Super W Program
• Co-ordinator of NSW Women's Elite Sevens Program
• Creation of NSW Women's Elite Training Program
There is merit but he’s always been a limited footballer and there hasn’t appeared to be much improvement in the last 5 plus years beyond his physical capabilities.Perese has been selected @ 12 - for the Barbarians vs Wales
An interesting selection, an angry crash baller @ 12 has certain value in modern rugby