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sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010
Yeah I think Lolesio is better anyway, but it is pretty funny how badly Australian rugby is collapsing.

Club Rugby everywhere has problems, it's basically a system of proof that pro sports don't function without expensive tv rights fees. But all the different ways these countries gently caress it up is interesting

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edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

There's still the making of a good starting XV in Australia, but the depth being taken away all the time should have alarm bells ringing.

Something like

1. James Slipper
2. Matt Faessler
3. Allan Ala'alatoa
4. Ryan Smith
5. Nick Frost
6. Liam Wright
7. Fraser McReight
8. Rob Valetini
9. Tate McDermott
10. Noah Lolesio
11. Corey Toole
12. Hunter Paisami
13. Len Ikitau
14. Andrew Kellaway
15. Tom Wright

would be fairly competitive against most teams, but it's the next layer on that is severely lacking. The injury crisis at the Waratahs didn't help matters either, although they did uncover a gem at hooker in Julian Heaven - until he got injured out of the competition.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007
Soiled Meat

edogawa rando posted:

There's still the making of a good starting XV in Australia, but the depth being taken away all the time should have alarm bells ringing.

Something like

1. James Slipper
2. Matt Faessler
3. Allan Ala'alatoa
4. Ryan Smith
5. Nick Frost
6. Liam Wright
7. Fraser McReight
8. Rob Valetini
9. Tate McDermott
10. Noah Lolesio
11. Corey Toole
12. Hunter Paisami
13. Len Ikitau
14. Andrew Kellaway
15. Tom Wright

would be fairly competitive against most teams, but it's the next layer on that is severely lacking. The injury crisis at the Waratahs didn't help matters either, although they did uncover a gem at hooker in Julian Heaven - until he got injured out of the competition.

Yeah, itís not enough to have a good 15 - you need at least a good 23 plus more for injury cover and optionality.

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