Wallabies are that Desperate....

Discussion in 'Rugby Union Discussion' started by Rego, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Rego RS Hutchinson

  2. Fiery GR Smith

    ITSTL. Targetting Giteau apparently.

  3. Droos JP Rhodes

    Saw this. Can't name many players who are worth the exercise though. Giteau maybe.
  4. Fiery GR Smith

    George Smith, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Drew Mitchell
  5. morgieb MC Burridge

    Good move IMO. Super Rugby is fighting a losing battle with big money NH sides, this could be a solution to stop our national side being compromised.

    Although I'd prefer us to go down the All Black method of allowing sabbaticals in the NH.
  6. Furball G Furball

    Not only that, the game isn't strong enough in Australia for them to just not consider players from overseas.
  7. Benny BS Read

    lol at Genia and Horwill stuck on 58 tests
  8. Jabba HJ Bots

    Yeah great move. Would like to see Nz do something similar it's not like our guys play they are too busy being rested
  9. Ged GEC King

    There's a reasonably good chance that both will add to their tally with the tests this season before departing overseas. Particularly Genia.
  10. Ged GEC King

    I think it could help keep players in Super Rugby. If you're on 50 tests you would well be tempted to stay one more season to gain eligibility status rather than buggering off straight away.
  11. Starris ER Starris

    This is heading down the path of football where the clubs have the power.

    I wonder if they should also institute the first nation play rule where you can't change counties.
  12. The Boy Brumby ZJ Brumby


    I've no objections at all, but if this is for the benefit of that fucking hack Horwill, I'll retch.

    Bloke is seriously without merit as a player.

    & I'm a huge George Smith fan, but the chap must be like 80 by now, surely? With Pocock and Hooper available I can't see the point.
  13. The Boy Brumby ZJ Brumby

  14. Benny BS Read

    George Smith to get his dreads back imo be like samson and never lose his strength
  15. Rego RS Hutchinson

    Don't want this coming to NZ. Super Rugby would lose the names that get bums on seats. No more Nonu's, Carter's, Read's etc. As they have no reason to stay. The level of teams would logically decrease.
  16. Starris ER Starris

    As would our cohesion.

    Northern Hemisphere nations would know our players better than we would.
    They'd know how to counter them.
    At present they don't play them that much so there's a level of uncertainty but if they play with them on a weekly basis they will be training the opposition on how to play them.
  17. Jabba HJ Bots

    Dollars will just keep increasing though, eventually we'll have no choice silly if you think otherwise. This is going the way of football whether you like it or not
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  18. Starris ER Starris

    Eventually yeah but they'll hold off for as long as possible.
  19. Benny BS Read

    I think its sensible; not picking your best XXII players for a test match is retarded imo. Winning the games > rewarding blokes playing locally for less its not like ARU has a ridiculously superior pool in the local domestic comp like the NRL
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  20. Starris ER Starris

    But what about next season?

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