As someone who was at the game I could understand the first penalty attempt but not the second shot at goal. The wind was strong so the Wallaroos should have kicked to the corner and put some pressure back on NZ.
I don't think that was an unreasonable decision. At the time Folau gave RA assurances that he would abide by the code of conduct and wouldn't repeat his dickishness. She accepted his word, and was happy to give him another chance. Seems reasonable to me - maybe the value of the contract was too high, but that's pretty standard for ex-league wingers going to the Wallabies
That's an incredibly generous assessment. Completely disagree. It was a dumb thing to do and they got burnt badly. That's on her.
I don’t think any coach would have done significantly better than Rennie if they’d had to select from a very shallow pool of players with the pool springing a leak and play the teams Australia played during his tenure
WTF. Bad result for NZ as we need a stronger Aust. Hope the team can sort themselves out and win at least one of their next 2 games
The ABs will continue to play what’s in front of them when it comes to the Wallabies. They’ve been inconsistent over the past 15 years - from very good to very poor. They don’t have great depth (not that unusual) and there were a bunch of newish players in this side. They didn’t perform and were whistled off the park because of poor discipline.
Look longer term: we're a tier 2 nation. Everyone who thinks we're top tier haven't looked at the history of mostly average work, garnished with a couple of awesome stretches where we punched above our weight.
You only just beat Scotland. It doesn’t get much lower than that
And could so easily have lost .... Bar the massive choke from Kinghorn...
They were keeping the powder dry for the victory over the ABs tomorrow.