Damn, Gatland just said "I think the better team lost today."
He actually said that? All this time and I thought he had absolutely no self awareness.
Seriously, though, we talked about this with Henry as well. They will put systems in place to generate the players with attributes they need. Hansen's just done this wtih props - get mobile, or get gone. Simple.
It's about systems. We don't have any of note.
MacQueen and his team came together at just the right time and it took more than a year to get them pointed in the same direction
Was McKenzie on track before he fiddled and got caught?
Hard to say. From all reports, he had his favorites and would stick with them regardless.
Maybe his attitude was better (or better expressed) than Cheika. But look at that tweet from Quade - does that look like the culture was of a high standard when that guy is your first choice?
Genia's got an attitude problem as well. Many in Australia will refuse to countenance that.
While the Reds were winning, nobody cared
Some of the bad eggs, like Genia, are gone now anyway. You guys need new up and comers and someone to change the culture. Wait, I have just the man
Please god , make this happen.
@jegga Like I said nothing formal yet. But what Ugo is writing for the Guardian, his RFU friends are thinking about.
I doubt that . They’d take South Africa before Japan
UK government are very keen on closer links to Japan at the moment. Part of their Global Britain, post-EU strategy.
Not saying it is going to happen. But if SANZAAR make life hard for Japan, they will take their yen and millions of new Rugby fans elsewhere.
Never going to happen.
@jegga This Ugo Moyne piece has created discussions. Nothing formal yet but don't write it off entirely.
So an opinion piece in the Guardian? No one in 6n management?
McKenzie was reportedly very poor at man management. Didn't care what happened of the park as long as nobody heard about it. Hence the Dublin incident
I don't Krusty was particularly good at any part of a coaches core functions by the the looks of things . Just another bluffer that somehow got the top job.
I think he had to be reasonably able when you look at his achievements in Europe and Support Rugby. Record win over the All Blacks. Rwc2015 final and a rugby championship.
But the successes are outweighed by the failures, and that's coaching
No, no no and no. Basing your cv around what you've done in the NH is what I think of as the Elsoming . Just because you've looked good in one hemisphere doesn't mean you'll go well in the other.