Are Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock superior locks to Maro Itoje?
The decisions that DO get reviewed are among the most ridiculous in effect.
I'll be gutted if they Joseph or Razor
Both of those guys would laugh in our faces.
"Sort out your back office" would be first request and the last conversation
It really does need a reset. The guys coming back from the U20 tourney in Georgia were staggered. Zero organisation (they got there and had no balls, cones or other training gear...) and rampant factionalism (is that a word?) from the Super franchises back home WRT "their" players and how they were used.
I don't know how you turn it around.
I have - on multiple occasions via social media - offered my services as Benevolent-Dictator-For-Life for the paltry sum of $200k per annum plus expenses.
Waiting to hear back.
Throw him out and things will probably improve by themselves.
Yes, but they'll just return to a level of adequacy.
How does it actually improve for the longer term? To the point where a Bledisloe win is not only possible, but realistic?
Did i hear that the "independent" review in to the Aussie performance is being conducted by Scott Johnson? Director of Rugby, part of the problem Scott Johnson?
Not fishing, just interested to know, what is his part in all this?
He was brought on board to oversee selections and make sure Cheika wasn't going off on a tangent (mission: failed). At the same time, he became a selector. Apparently.
Just another example of rugby's failures here: lack of desire to look the problem in the face.
yea, pretty much this. Not sure how you can conduct a review of a system you were in the middle of.
It gets better:
One of Australian rugby’s most respected voices, Rod Kafer, believes Michael Cheika shouldn’t be the only person held accountable for the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit and that sweeping changes to the Rugby Australia board must be made.
The same Rod Kafer who was appointed to a senior position developing elite coaches but has delivered precisely jack shit.
He's simply angling for a better job. His mate Kearns is doing the same:
Kearns added that he would accept an invitation to be involved in the review.
“I’d be involved in the review absolutely.
The author is having a lend calling Kafer a "respected rugby voice". Any credibility he had disappeared years ago.
Its Christy Doran. Pretty sure he knows fuck all about rugby. FoxSports Rugby is his first real job after 4 internships and a Master's Degree.
wait, Christy is a dude?
So they tell me.