Friday’s Rugby Information – 9/12/22

Friday’s Rugby Information – 9/12/22

Good morning, G&GRs, and welcome to Friday’s Rugby Information. At this time, now we have a visitor contribution from MackHath up in God’s second favorite Labor state, Kingsland! Nonetheless hoping for one or two extra contributions from friends for subsequent week. E mail Sully by stumps on Sunday in the event you’d wish to have a crack (

In any other case, pleased Friyay, ya filthy animals! Could your beers be chilly, your days heat and your parmies (not fuqing parma, that I’ll by no means stoop to) scrumptious!

Whats up G&GRS from sunny Mackay!

Very long time reader and posted a few instances whereas v drunk, editors clearly didn’t let it by the pipeline or I simply clicked the improper button (*so that you went full KARL. Good).

A lot has been stated re our orange brigade.  For me, I believe Rennie’s Wallabies have proven a composure I haven’t seen for a loooong time. Regardless of the underwhelming assault and leaky defence, they’ve simply all the time appeared “current”. The angle doesn’t ever appear to drop and, with the huge variety of accidents, a tip of the hat must be made to “Moses” as a result of, clearly, he has a bunch of considerably entitled athletes staying within the combat.  Even after they repeatedly fuck up their assault by inaccuracy on the breakdown, however extra on that later.

I’m a 75 mannequin and so that ought to put issues in perpsective: noticed Lynagh when he was an inside centre.  As an apart, that 84 Wallabies staff may deal with the capsule!  I performed with these leather-based balls, they usually had been onerous to carry onto. Watching the mushy arms and sympathetic passing of that staff in visitors, within the slush of the UK, effectively, fashionable gamers ought to take a really onerous look.  The onerous arms and bullet passes of the fashionable participant isn’t acceptable in my guide.  Presumably an excessive amount of consideration on the gymnasium and dash metrics relatively than focussing on mundane and repetitive passing drills. I’m a Queenslander and sure Hoss, I can play the banjo with each arms. 

Let’s return to 2011: Ewen took a picket spoon staff to the title in 2 years and, sure folks, I used to be there! He then went on to teach our males in gold.  That final recreation he coached was probably the greatest video games I’ve ever seen the Wallabies play, although we misplaced.  The first ten minutes of the second half was thoughts blowing.  The fast interval after half time was historically the area of the “darkness” (these in practically all black). They’re the kings of popping out put up oranges and simply laying harm on. This time, nevertheless, it was the Wallabies.  I simply bear in mind being blown away by our dominance of that interval.  A humble man (I imagine), who turned down alternatives to teach at larger ranges as he didn’t assume he was prepared, Ewen had a transparent and detailed plan that was effectively executed by his troops.

I want solely that he had probably proven some extra loyalty to Genia and Horwill as I believe they might have bled for him at worldwide degree if he’d caught with them. 

When he walked, THAT was the loss of life of Australian rugby.  Grassroots, poor teaching, outdated boys and many others., for a person of that degree of integrity to stroll away, then I believe one thing was actually rotten within the state of Denmark.  We’ve suffered since. Digression apart, I believe the most important challenge on this present Wallaby arrange is their inaccuracy on the breakdown; neglect Folau and his crooked throws and mind farts; neglect Spanners and his 2.7m kicks; neglect the dearth of self-discipline.  Our greatest challenge is lack of ability to retain the capsule on assault or being inaccurate on the breakdown in defence and gifting away penalties. 

What number of instances have we seen “shoulders by” assault the place ball carriers have pierced a crack within the defence solely to see the ball instantly turned over as that participant was remoted.  And these situations are fairly often of first fuqing part! If fastened, the ball retention would lead to factors for. And the dearth of penalties and playing cards in defence would lead to much less factors in opposition to.  In abstract, the breakdown is our greatest legal responsibility and if fastened it’d flip these one level defeats into massive margin wins.

Consider what number of instances the wallabies have turned over the capsule on assault since Dave took over.  And regardless of this, we’re nonetheless inside single factors of some one of the best groups on the planet.

Don’t get me improper; I’ve had a close to fixed state of indigestion since Ewen walked away, Cheika nearly fully put me off rugby for all times!  Nevertheless, there’s a composure on the sector with our boys, regardless of the fixed shitfuqery, that’s value noting; that, I believe, is necessary. We had been not less than 70000 factors behind a staff that misplaced to Georgia and regardless of solely having three unhurt gamers we nonetheless managed to discover a approach again and win with the prolonged squad. No Quade. No Kerevi. No Valetini, Hooper, White, Tupou, or Ginger Ninja. Prolonged squad. Little or no recreation time amongst them and but had the composure to come back again for a win.

If Dave can simply get the staff to remain related, correct and good on the degree of the breakdown, I believe we’re an opportunity of rolling anybody.

MackHath out.  And thanks, everybody, for this web site.  🙌


England’s efforts to interchange Eddie Jones may value them upwards of $A3.6 million, in line with the fabled rugby web site, 9 Sports activities.

Leicester Tigers are reportedly set to demand the large payout sum to launch its teaching trio led by Steve Borthwick. This yr’s Premiership Rugby winners have indicated they gained’t stand in the way in which of Borthwick ought to he determine to depart. Nevertheless, it’s the additions of defence coach Kevin Sinfield in addition to energy and conditioning coach Aled Walters that’s proving to be a sticking level. Based on the UK’s Telegraph the trio would solely be let go if the Rugby Soccer Union foots the huge invoice. It’s a whopping quantity for the organisation that’s already paying Jones a reported $1.8 million to have him out the door early. The RFU must pay $360,000 to purchase Borthwick out of the rest of his present contract. However The Telegraph has indicated Borthwick’s signing is a fait accompli and shall be confirmed by the top of the week.

The report out of the UK indicated a proper strategy hasn’t been made by the RFU but for Sinfield and Walters past the preliminary transfer on Borthwick. It may create one other sticky scenario with Jones’ assistant coaches – Richard Cockerill, Matt Proudfoot, Martin Gleeson and Brett Hodgson on tenterhooks. Cockerill is the interim head coach within the absence of Jones. It’s protected to say that purchasing out Sinfield and Walters from the Tigers would additionally necessitate offloading a number of the present assistants and paying them out too. The Telegraph added the RFU’s council is anxious by the potential spend on personnel.

I’m wondering if that quantity was value punting one of the crucial profitable coaches of the fashionable period….


Former Governor-Basic, Dame Patsy Reddy, has been named as New Zealand Rugby’s first feminine chair in line with SEN Reddy’s election was introduced following the board’s closing assembly of the yr on Wednesday along with her tenure starting on 1 February 2023. Professor Farah Palmer and Bailey Mackey will function her joint deputy chairs. She is going to change the outgoing Stewart Mitchell, who will step apart after 9 years served on the board.

Reddy was launched to NZR in April following years of expertise as a lawyer, director and crown negotiator, in addition to her stint as governor-general from 2016-2021.

Now, following the Black Ferns’ unimaginable Rugby World Cup win, Reddy is about to benefit from her alternative to proceed the expansion of group and ladies’s rugby in Aotearoa. “We noticed a complete completely different strategy to rugby this yr didn’t we, by the Rugby World Cup,” Reddy stated in a press convention. “Notably with our Black Ferns and I believe permitting followers to get to know the gamers a bit extra, to interact, and collaborating at some degree (is necessary). Watching the rugby after all and respecting the rugby, however seeing it extra as one thing that they will take part in.

“Whether or not it’s by – now that we’ve bought our business partnership up and working – increasing our digital content material and entry to the sport and the high-performance a part of it, however’s additionally going into the communities. Bringing again the love of the sport on the group degree; the Heartland rugby, seeing college boys and college ladies enthusiastic about taking part in rugby and particularly … I believe we’ve bought to be actually focussing on transitioning ladies into the sport. For women significantly who haven’t performed these contact sports activities, we’ve bought to ensure they do it correctly, safely and securely and with a superb, welcoming surroundings round them.”

With Tremendous Rugby Aupiki and the Black Ferns set for an additional large yr in 2023, Reddy hopes added consideration to the group recreation will improve participation in New Zealand youth.

If solely RA had the identical foresight…