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Stephen Moore said that Deans gave them specific instructions not to kick the ball away. Incompetent fools.
Posted 01:38 27th August 2012
@melkdave - spot on mate! @jonesy wow you really have no clue...Ive yet to read a post of yours where you have actually demonstrated any foresight what so ever - in fact Im starting to wonder if you are intentionally trying to Jinx the OZ teams ;)
@georgesmith - absolutely not - Dean's career is going down the dunny more and more every game he loses. Believe me - he desperately wants to win but unfortunately the game is up for him. I'd be surprised if he lasts out the tournament. anymore. SA will beat them 2 from 2 and they will get pushed by the Argies unless Deans goes!! Also I honestly think the ABs are a good 10 points + better than what ever OZ team goes out on the field no matter who the coach is for at least the next 2 years! They just dont have the talent or depth in the forwards and are horribly weak at 10 now as well.
Posted 00:13 27th August 2012
I actually think robbie should go.... Not because he is a bad coach but because the players that are there arn't listening... The aussies rave about Ewen M and his work done with the reds last year but before that his efforts with the warrtahs was boring and worse than robbie's record.... Imagine if England had picked up robbie deans , he has got he skills to get them where they should be ..
. Problem with aussie is depth ! Those 2 extra teams are killing the aussie class , not enough players or systems for them to compete with nz or Sa ie: Itm cup or currie cup. Ewen M had such a good season with the reds last years because he had little to no injuries and especially didn't have to travel like the crusaders...
Posted 23:50 26th August 2012
Who the hell D. Dennis thinks he is? Does this player have any shame? He should be put out of the next team 22 and relegated to club rugby. I think he has a friend or relative in the ARU board or in the Wallabies coaching set-up. Even the commentators were criticizing this Aussie clown. Not even a single turnover or line-break. He wasn┐t even useful during kick-starts and re-starts. Where did this guy come from and how was he selected?
Two below par Test matches and surely he doesn┐t deserve at all to retain a place in the Wallabies starting line-up. I wouldn┐t even put him in the 22. He was simply lost. Does he deserve to play for Wallabies? What strengths does this player being to the team? He is hopelessly tall and good for nothing.
Posted 21:44 26th August 2012
tough to rate cooper when Dean puts him out there and tells him and barnes to boot all the ball away. Deans is an incompetent fool. he must go now
Posted 13:52 26th August 2012
whats with the love affair with Berrick Barnes?..."failed miserably" yet still rates a 5. kicks at every opportunity...barely rates a mention let alone a number.
Timani 7??? one decent tackle then not seen again...just like his previous tests and waratah season.
Posted 11:24 26th August 2012
@ life2lifeless ; "Hilarious comment regarding Genia! ''Not exactly the greatest example to be provided by the new Wallabies skipper'' "
am not a mind reader but methinks the PR editor was implying the blatant foul that got WG a yellow card resulting in 10 minutes on ice. to the credit of OZ only 3 points were scored in this period. remember in the recent series Wales lost a guy and OZ profited.
"Yet McCaw, who is the greatest cheat in the sport's history never gets criticised on this site despite his continuous and blatant infringements game after game??
obviously planet rugby celebrates cheating when committed by the victorious captain and chastises when the losing captain attempts it"
you are wrong on two accounts.
1. there is plenty of people who call McCaw a cheat and so many other things on this site regularly even without relevence sometimes :)
2. PR editor or someone good with historical stats will be able to tell you how many times RM has been sent off for continuous "cheating".
The issue with WG was bening sent off, not cheating. In case you missed look at a recording of 1st test match; Pocok got penalized for this so called "cheating" which led to the last minute 3 points that denied OZ a losing bonus point. In this match RM was penalised for "cheating" too but was not off the park.
What is comes down to is knowing how to play to the whistle and adapting to each and every referees style of officiating.
Posted 10:42 26th August 2012
Life2 get a brain... I get sick of idiots like you going on about Ritchie being a cheat you like the other morons who write this rubbish have no idea about rugby. Ritchie is a great player who is not a cheat, he like all players plays what is in front of him and to how the game is reffed. All the Ritchie haters just hate the fact that he wins so often.
Posted 09:34 26th August 2012
Hilarious comment regarding Genia! ''Not exactly the greatest example to be provided by the new Wallabies skipper''
Yet McCaw, who is the greatest cheat in the sport's history never gets criticised on this site despite his continuous and blatant infringements game after game??
obviously planet rugby celebrates cheating when committed by the victorious captain and chastises when the losing captain attempts it
Posted 06:35 26th August 2012
M.Hooper was outstanding... hardly! He did start well, but was overshadowed as the game wore on.
Posted 06:34 26th August 2012
MHO: It seems the knives are out for RD (or they have been for some time and now being positioned for the kill.)
A major concer may also be the lack of quality centers in a country used to the likes of Little, Horan, Ella, et al. Bully for RD as a certain Matt G played well for Toulon scoring 2 tries :)
Why not put D Ioane at center, as he seems to be one of the few form players in this OZ lineup. I Recall that JP Pietersen was put at center in the S15, when he showed good form in the wing and continued to show a good workrate. Simillarly during the RWC Kahui a natural center, was put on wing as he was in form and did well for MIB.
Am not well versed on OZ players but Dave Dennis seems to be out of his depth at this level at the moment. Also by playing SH at 8 the pack seems to be suffering as in the 2 matches so far it has not worked. Injury to Palu seems to be a major blow which is compounded by not playing Samo at 8 and SH at 6.
Interestingly the loss of Pocok was not felt to the extent it was publicized ; both MH and LG were adequate if not brilliant. To me however the biggest loss maybe that of Horwill, which has made RD play NS at 2nd row. Again RD, why not give a young guy like Rob Symmons a chance; after all there is nothing to loose now but all to gain as NS is nearing sell by date (if not past it).
Many people seem to think that Will G is the best scrum half in the world. I beg to differ and say he is the form scrum half this year. There was a time when SA had the in form guy and before ABs too has one. The reason i say this is mainly the OZ crowd seem to expect magic from Genia forgetting that he is one of 15 on the park. The man can do so much but cant carry a team on his back no matter how good he is.
Posted 05:47 26th August 2012
Georgesmith, is LSD cheap where you live???
Posted 03:17 26th August 2012
Dafydd29 - agree with you maybe a 3. the oz stats site credits q cooper with making nine kicks and running 3 (three!) forward metres. yes he ran more than that with ball in hand, but according to them most of it was cross-field. His opposite carter ran 67, kicked 6.
Posted 02:41 26th August 2012
Again timani da best from da wallabies...will be one of the best loose forward in the future...but too bad he played with $*#% players atm...and i dont think r.deans will last long..too much pressure on him,either he will resign or the ARU will fire him
Posted 00:58 26th August 2012
Who has the highest rate of chilhood obesity in the world? Australia. Think we could get some decent props? Scrum still rubbish I thought
Posted 00:55 26th August 2012
I would argue that Cooper was barely a 2- 3 and that Higginbotham was replaced before being red carded for consecutive neck tackles - maybe a 1.
Posted 22:19 25th August 2012
M.Hooper was outstanding! He forced two clean mistakes off the great R. McCaw and overall simply very good. Really great performance by young M. Hooper and he even stole a few opposition balls unlike the over-rated D. Pocock last week. This is the same young player who was not given a chance to play last week even when selfish captain D. Pocock continued playing while being injured and didn┐t offer 100 per- cent. Why couldn┐t R. Deans play M.Hooper last week especially when D. Pocock got injured? I think R. Deans doesn┐t want the Wallabies to win and is in it to make easy dollars. Surely national loyality means something to him and he wouldn┐t want New Zealand to lose.
Interesting issue when the hopeless coach put L.Gill, a specialist open-side flanker at blinside with M.Hooper at no.7. Why didn┐t he consider such a move last week when maybe M. Hooper could have replaced D. Dennis? At least, M.Hooper and L.Gill can play together in one team, who needs D. Pocock.
M. Hooper 7/10, N.Sharpe 0/10, D. Dennis 0/10, S.Moore 0/10, R. Horne 1/10, AA. Cooper 1/10, Q. Cooper 1/10
Posted 20:03 25th August 2012
Guys, no need to argue, let's just wait and see... ;-)
Posted 15:57 25th August 2012
Still delusional i see,on the last 2 wallabies performances my dead granny could beat them ,never mind the bokke,and i wont be surprised if the pumas beat them either.Australia are really bad atm no joke.
Posted 15:28 25th August 2012
melkdave -- you kidding? even this performance would be enough to smash the boks.
timani was awesome.
Posted 15:05 25th August 2012