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    Posted: 23 February 2024 at 9:40pm
Originally posted by nefiblw nefiblw wrote:

Grim in OZ

Going back to 4 or 3 sides might be of benefit to them. I’m surprised the Melbourne Rebels have lasted this long.
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Originally posted by nefiblw nefiblw wrote:

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I read that, and commented BTL that I'd been lucky enough to see the exceptional Aussie Schools team which included the brilliant Ella brothers, amongst others - I wonder how many of you remember them, or saw that schools team? here is a quote and a link:

Forty years ago, this month a group of shivering young Aussies in oversized duffle coats slipped into the country unannounced. By the time they left seven weeks later they were hailed as the most innovative side, senior or junior, to visit these shores and there are some who would maintain that is still the case.
The Australian Schools side of 1977-78 has gone down in legend, mainly for the way the three Ella brothers – Gary, Glen and Mark who played together in the Matraville School XV in Sydney – combined with extraordinary telepathic understanding behind the scrum.
The squad boasted such strength in depth that future Rugby League legend Wally Lewis rarely made the starting fifteen. Tony Melrose, considered an outstanding League prospect, was converted to Union just in time to make the turn. Michael O'Connor was another huge star of the future – in Union and League 

https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/features/featured-post/29544/the-ella-brothers-the-pop-stars-of-aussie-rugby/#:~:text=The%20Australian%20Schools%20side%20of,telepathic%20understanding%20behind%20the%20scrum.
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Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

Rey Lee-Lo has received a four-match ban for the red card received against Benetton on Saturday.

He’s been banned for the following games he definitely would have played in (👀);

Leinster (H) - URC
Newport (A) - Welsh Prem
Glasgow (A) - URC
Munster (A) - UR
Were the disciplinary panel made up of any of the nations Cardiff were due to play or was it just an SA & Italian committee?
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Rey Lee-Lo has received a four-match ban for the red card received against Benetton on Saturday.

He’s been banned for the following games he definitely would have played in (👀);

Leinster (H) - URC
Newport (A) - Welsh Prem
Glasgow (A) - URC
Munster (A) - UR
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i watched the chiefs vs crusaders today, what a game of rugby
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Credit where credit is due.
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I’ve seen a fair bit of Cardiff this season and while results haven’t gone their way you can see they always fight right until the very end and that is a sign of a very good group," said Corniel van Zyl. Corneil is the new forwards coach for Cardiff from next season. Very true words which could certainly be used to describe both Cardiff & Ospreys this season. 
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Gatland sees it, quite understandably,  as a good hit out before the test series in Australia. Get as many caps as he can into the youngsters. Frankly whatever cash the WRU get will be a bonus. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

Wakes v south Africa in Twickenham 

Wales to take on South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, June 22 (2pm kick-off). Part of a double header at the ground, along with Barbarians v Fiji (5.15pm). The same day as the URC final, as it happens.

That could help Wales. We certainly won't have anyone playing the URC final. 

Unfortunately none of the Wales players who are based outside Wales will be available. So no Tompkins, Jenkins, Rowlands, Reffell, Etc. 
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Corniel Van Zyl is to set to become Cardiff's new forwards coach next season.
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Another example of astute succession planning by the IRFU. Same day McFarland goes Richie Murphy, head coach of the very successful Ireland under 20's the past few seasons, gets the gig from 15th March until the end of the season. No panic, no fuss, no worldwide search. 
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

Wakes v south Africa in Twickenham 

Wales to take on South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, June 22 (2pm kick-off). Part of a double header at the ground, along with Barbarians v Fiji (5.15pm). The same day as the URC final, as it happens.

Typical brainless organisation from the WRU. The game is on the same weekend as the URC final. Wales v SA whilst there’ll probably be a SA contingency in the final and it’s not totally out of the question the Ospreys could be there. 

You were going along Ok till those last 4 words. I suggest you go and have a lie down now.Wink
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Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

Wakes v south Africa in Twickenham 

Wales to take on South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, June 22 (2pm kick-off). Part of a double header at the ground, along with Barbarians v Fiji (5.15pm). The same day as the URC final, as it happens.

Typical brainless organisation from the WRU. The game is on the same weekend as the URC final. Wales v SA whilst there’ll probably be a SA contingency in the final and it’s not totally out of the question the Ospreys could be there. 
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Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by hoppy hoppy wrote:

Wakes v south Africa in Twickenham 

Wales to take on South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday, June 22 (2pm kick-off). Part of a double header at the ground, along with Barbarians v Fiji (5.15pm). The same day as the URC final, as it happens.

That could help Wales. We certainly won't have anyone playing the URC final. 
It will sell out I think unlike Cardiff, with the large SAFA contingent in London. However the WRU just aren’t selling it to us at all on the benefits of Twickenham to WRU on income 

Twickenham hasn't been selected this year to host the HSBC World Sevens series which has been hugely popular and a massive money spinner over the years. This could be a stop-gap until they manage to secure hosting it again in the future. Either way, I can't see them having any issues filling the stadium.
 


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They have the same points as Ospreys and only a win or so off the top quarter .Seems all very precipitous decision unless he offered to go early? He’s been there 6 years after all 
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