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  • Mongrel dogs do not run in a pack

    Mongrel dogs do not run in a pack

    The Wallabies were pummeled and their defence and reputation shredded in around 40 minutes of action in Bledisloe game one. Down 40-6 at halftime before a late rally closed the gap to 20 points, the team looked lost and clearly lacked cohesion. Despite what appeared some obvious structural issues, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika called out ‘doubt’ in his players as the issue. Other experts don’t agree. Wallabies legend Michael Lynagh was angry about the ‘schoolboy’ skill levels, while former Brumbies coach […]

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  • Gatland’s gamble shifts focus from pack pressure

    Gatland’s gamble shifts focus from pack pressure

    Warren Gatland’s big gamble appears to be to put more pressure on his team by trading individual power for creativity in the backline. But in the end, rugby is a simple game. Let’s check out the teams and make sure you post your thoughts in the comments below: ALL BLACKS v LIONS, Second Test, who to keep an eye on. All Blacks: I Dagg; W Naholo, A Lienert-Brown, S B Williams, R Ioane; B Barrett, A Smith; J Moody, C Taylor, O Franks, […]

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  • Cheika watch – why he should be fuming

    Cheika watch – why he should be fuming

    It’s no clowngate but I’m tipping Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika had a few choice words for Fox Sports Kick & Chase after this week’s show. Check out his face in this screenshot. I reckon he is fuming, and, unlike clowngate where he went right off and was completely out of line, in this case I think he had every right to be grumpy. He was in the middle of announcing his Wallaby squad live on TV for the first time […]

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