@Crucial said in Brumbies v Highlanders (round 3):
@antipodean said in Brumbies v Highlanders (round 3):
@Tim The screen at Canberra Stadium leaves a lot to be desired, but there's no excuse for Nic Berry and the TMO. Even Helen Keller could see it was a shoulder to the head.
I find that hard to believe.
Helen Keller has been dead for around 50 years.
I think Stevie Wonder saw it though.
Of course he did. He's not blind.
@nzzp not to mention Ennor looking so amazing at centre, we'll switch our best centre to 2nd five to accommodate. Which obviously means we can get Reece and his amazing decision making out there too.
@Stargazer yeah I had seen that a few weeks back, think it is always good to have people form outside the sport involved like this.
What I got from that was that Jeremy Ratu was our acting CEO, I had completely missed that over the past couple of months.
Article about (ineligible) prop Saula Mau, who has been invited to attend the U20 camp.
@Duluth said in Auckland Rugby 2020:
@antipodean said in Auckland Rugby 2020:
Hardly a compelling CV is it?
What do you expect for a 3rd coach at NPC level (he's behind Ieremia and Tiatia)? Some experience at club or schoolboy level would be the norm
It's a swipe at the Melbourne bit and their level of success.
@Stargazer said in World League Rugby / Nations Championship:
Article about the negotiations taking place about changes to the global season, more and more meaningful test matches for nations outside the Six Nations and Rugby Championship, (changes to the international window for the women's Six Nations,) following the failed attempts to agree on a World League Tournament, last year.
Although mentioned, this is not about the 6 Nations becoming 7 Nations.
The first significant step will come next month, when the World Rugby workshop, established to explore the identifying key principles of a potential and sustainable global competition model for teams outside of the Six Nations and Rugby Championship, is due to report its findings.
There have to be conversations with the clubs and the players' unions. Questions remain about the future of the summer tours, tier-two competitions and emerging nations. Japan's future will be a key cog in establishing the new world order.
The ambition is for the new competition to be in place by 2021, and the model will go to the World Rugby council meeting in May. That piece of the jigsaw would pave the way for a potential new tournament for the autumn Tests in Europe involving the top sides in both the northern and southern hemispheres, based on finishing positions from the Six Nations and Rugby Championship.
Just a year after the collapse of the world league, it seems international rugby is finally ready to change.
There's some stories you see over and and over and over again and you know nothing ever happens . This is one of them.
@antipodean said in Saffas going?:
Quality over quantity. Time to go back to Super 12.
The round robin S12 was the best format. Sure it was pre-kids and there were more stars, but I was interested in all games including the games in SA. The home and away conference round takes away from the Mitre10 cup and I'm bored already
@Duluth the first black mark was at least mitigating the second.
TBF while he was on the field the Lions took a two point lead. In the 2nd half after Jones replaced him due to his severe injury the Lions scored 11 unanswered.
Cooksley played his last test in 2001 which beggars belief