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RE: NRL 2019
@raznomore as far as i can tell, people from the Gold Coast only support two things, narcissism and drug abuse.
As far as i can tell, the AFL and the Suns are looking real long term, and their target is the kids of those people who support existing AFL teams. They are in schools and regional areas in a big way. The state of the senior club is far from ideal, but it's not the be all and end all of the strategy (but continuing to be far from AFL standard would still be fatal).
Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest the Titans are ignoring this part of it, and are massively failing the local and kid engagement. You combine that with the continued bad decision making for the football team, and it's a disaster sitting there waiting to happen
The Titans/NRL seem to banking on the very strong support for league that exists on the Gold Coast. School and local club comps are very strong at the junior levels. But in terms of buy in and connection with the Titans it’s not happening in the way that is building local support for them.
The thing with both the Suns and Titans they have great facilities. The Suns stadium is awesome to watch AFL.
RE: 2019 Māori All Blacks
So I'm currently on a mini tour of NZ with some overseas friends and on Tuesday stopped into Ohinemutu Marae and it was full of Fijians. Turned out it was a welcome for the Fijian and Fijian U20s.
Was Aunty Suzie there serving her special pork bones and puha....
RE: TRC: Pumas v All Blacks
Last test in BA we had a bit more experience in starting lineup and bench.
G. K. Tu'inukuafe
C. J. D. Taylor
A. O. H. M. Tuungafasi
S. L. Whitelock (C)
S. K. Barrett
S. M. Frizell
S. J. Cane
A. S. Savea
T. T. R. Perenara
B. J. Barrett
R. E. Ioane
S. W. Williams
R. S. Crotty
W. R. Naholo
B. R. Smith
N. P. Harris
T. G. Perry
A. W. F. Ta'avao
P. T. Tuipulotu
J. N. Hemopo
A. L. Smith
R. F. Mo'unga
A. R. Lienert-Brown
RE: TRC: Pumas v All Blacks
This suggests big Karl isn't yet back up to speed.
Karl will need to hit the ground running when he is back as I don't think he's a cert for RWC selection yet. Four props are fighting for the last 2 spots after Moody, Franks and Tuungafasi.
I’d say Karl T is in real danger of not making it.
On the team, interesting times going into an away test match and 5 names have asterisks next to them and another 6 have less than 10 tests.
This is looking very Munster-ish
RE: TRC: Springboks v Wallabies
And back to the future with Frans Steyn in the 23. He hasn’t been in the test side for a couple of years and was in the wilderness a few years back.
And 38-yr old Schalk Brits on the bench.
He looked energetic for the Bulls this year despite his age.
The Fed looked pretty good in Wimbledon final aged 37 3/4!
Tennis and Rugby.....mmm