Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | ... | 195
1494 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 221

Subscriber

Reply # 1825198 19-Jul-2017 13:45
Send private message quote this post

^ James O'Conner FTW :D




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1825206 19-Jul-2017 13:52
Send private message quote this post

itxtme:

 

^ James O'Conner FTW :D

 

 

 

 

THAT's the guy I was trying to remember the name for. This is, on the field he was pretty good, but off the field, apparently a complete nightmare. 

 

I think things would have been very different for him if he had been in the AB's camp, but having said that we had Zac Zuildford who had plenty of structure in the Crusaders and AB's. I feel sorry for this guys who are clearly tormented by their demons.

 

 


 
 
 
 


16972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2017

Trusted

  Reply # 1825254 19-Jul-2017 14:31
Send private message quote this post

Unfortunately Australia has no depth in their national team. They have 16, maybe 17 on a good day, players that are really good. The next few are all average ... so they may keep up for 60 minutes if everyone is fit, then lose in the last 20. If someone is not fit, then bye bye.




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1825347 19-Jul-2017 16:10
Send private message quote this post

Batman:

 

Unfortunately Australia has no depth in their national team. They have 16, maybe 17 on a good day, players that are really good. The next few are all average ... so they may keep up for 60 minutes if everyone is fit, then lose in the last 20. If someone is not fit, then bye bye.

 

 

 

 

Not sure I'd agree it's quite that bad. The ARU has long allowed key players to dictate terms, and that somewhat stopped under Ewen McKenzie, but he didn't have enough say and ultimately the ARU threw him under a bus. Chieka agreed to take the job on agreement of complete control and he is slowly instilling a better culture in the national team, but its not in my opinion being supported very well at a lower level. Their lack of national competitions below Super Rugby is a contributing factor.

 

Skills execution under pressure is a major issue for them, and it stifles their game plans, something I expect will hopefully improve sometime soon, though sometimes, like with Sport in general, to improve you go backward first and this is what I believe is happening. 

 

I believe a plan was put in place and agreed by the super rugby coaches which weren't followed, to improve fitness in the preseason. This sort of thing can be catastrophic to a season as I am sure you will understand. 

 

It doesn't help that the ARU is failing financially and that their chief doesn't really "get" what is required to fix it, and that they have at least 40 players potentially facing not having a Super Rugby team next season. It's not great for Morale and affects not only those teams who are potentially being cut.

 

 


521 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  Reply # 1825623 20-Jul-2017 08:32
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

 

Batman:

 

Unfortunately Australia has no depth in their national team. They have 16, maybe 17 on a good day, players that are really good. The next few are all average ... so they may keep up for 60 minutes if everyone is fit, then lose in the last 20. If someone is not fit, then bye bye.

 

 

 

 

Not sure I'd agree it's quite that bad. The ARU has long allowed key players to dictate terms, and that somewhat stopped under Ewen McKenzie, but he didn't have enough say and ultimately the ARU threw him under a bus. Chieka agreed to take the job on agreement of complete control and he is slowly instilling a better culture in the national team, but its not in my opinion being supported very well at a lower level. Their lack of national competitions below Super Rugby is a contributing factor.

 

Skills execution under pressure is a major issue for them, and it stifles their game plans, something I expect will hopefully improve sometime soon, though sometimes, like with Sport in general, to improve you go backward first and this is what I believe is happening. 

 

I believe a plan was put in place and agreed by the super rugby coaches which weren't followed, to improve fitness in the preseason. This sort of thing can be catastrophic to a season as I am sure you will understand. 

 

It doesn't help that the ARU is failing financially and that their chief doesn't really "get" what is required to fix it, and that they have at least 40 players potentially facing not having a Super Rugby team next season. It's not great for Morale and affects not only those teams who are potentially being cut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think one of Australia biggest problems is that they have diluted NSW and Queensland for the sake of the Rebels and Force.

 

When they had 3 teams NSW and Queensland had back up players to cover for injuries and fatigue etc. Now they only have a starting 15 if lucky and no depth to cover.

 

Just think how much better NSW would be if they could have the top Rebels and Force players who come from there in their team.

 

 


16972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2017

Trusted

  Reply # 1825810 20-Jul-2017 12:14
Send private message quote this post

Australia was so formidable in the past. Now ... Really hopeless. Agree with the too many super rugby teams for them. Maybe they should hire NZers. But I have to say the ABs have also been improving while they were declining. Though the ABs nowadays aren't as dominating as even last year. But let's see ... Bring on the 4 nations!



14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1825994 20-Jul-2017 16:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I feel the rules around suspension need to be fixed. SBW earned 4 weeks during a test match and whilst I understand it wasn't intentional, and whilst I feel it would be good for him to be in the squad at least, I am not that happy he has managed to skirt the suspension, by missing 1 test, 1 SR and 2 counties games. It's rubbish. I say that as a fan of his.




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1825996 20-Jul-2017 16:31
Send private message quote this post

Both the Highlanders and Crusaders have named first choice full strength sides. Havilli back at 15, which I think is excellent despite Dagg being a great FullBack. 

 

I just really hope the ref doesn't ruin the game.


520 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 33


  Reply # 1826006 20-Jul-2017 16:54
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

Both the Highlanders and Crusaders have named first choice full strength sides. Havilli back at 15, which I think is excellent despite Dagg being a great FullBack. 


I just really hope the ref doesn't ruin the game.


Or the storm.

16972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2017

Trusted

  Reply # 1826164 20-Jul-2017 20:13
Send private message quote this post

I hope it will be one hell of a match, but without injuries for the winning team. We live in hope.




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1826167 20-Jul-2017 20:29
Send private message quote this post

Batman:

 

I hope it will be one hell of a match, but without injuries for the winning team. We live in hope.

 

 


So it's ok if the losing team is injured ? :) 

 

 


16972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2017

Trusted

  Reply # 1826168 20-Jul-2017 20:32
Send private message quote this post

they don't have another game or 2 to play?




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1826169 20-Jul-2017 20:34
Send private message quote this post

Batman:

 

they don't have another game or 2 to play?

 

 

Heh, well I assume you know these guys are also largely All Blacks too ? 

 

Either way, surely neither team should be injured ideally ?)

 

 


16972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2017

Trusted

  Reply # 1826170 20-Jul-2017 20:36
Send private message quote this post

ideally yes




14464 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3584

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1826433 21-Jul-2017 11:34
Send private message quote this post

Well, Fekitoa has confirmed his move to Toulon. 


1 | ... | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | ... | 195
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.