Cooper may just have cracked how to play international rugby.
He does ok under link.
Plenty of Credit must go to Jim McKay (Attack Coach) for the way the backline has functioned so far - he's doing with the Wallabies backs exactly what he did with the Reds backs in 2010/11. Helps having Genia (who has been poor, when measured against his own high standards) and Cooper who know Jim's thinking. The combinations are clicking and it feels like a major piece of the World Cup puzzle has come together, the backline will read something like
12. Toomua (has been outstanding)
13. Kuridrani / AAC / CFS
11/14 Cummins / AAC / Tomane / CFS / Another
15. Folau / Mogg
Forwards remain a work in progress, we have tonnes of talent in the 6,7,8 positions (Pocock, Higginbotham, Mowen, Fardy, Hooper, Gill) it's in the tight 5 we arent quite settled.
Expect Scotland to turn on some ****e weather and it'll be a 2 try game, Wallabies ending up victorious 17-9
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im telling you ****s folau is playing 13 next year
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Genuinely think Falou could play anywhere in the back five.
Wobblies do need a tight five tho; the new scrum rules have really exposed them.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
BoyBrumy, there's something I always wanted to ask you. What's your all-time rugby XV. Any era. Any players.
Tough one, really.
I'd need a while to ponder a few positions; any player ever gives one a lot of scope. I'm naturally going to be biased towards those I've seen, but a few names from yore would inevitably be there.
Can confirm Michael Jones & Martin Johnson would feature tho.
Johnson of course. Much tougher than Colin Meads that fellow.
10 is the position I'm most interested with you. The more I read about the rugby greats, the more I like Jack Kyle in my all-time XV. Some say Barry John, but you'd be astonished how much he kicked in the '71 Lions Tour as opposed to running the ball - not what I expected. Porta was a great boot, but in terms of being a constructive player, I think there were better running a backline. Cliff Morgan deserves a shout. What think you of Mark Ella?
Hmm, this is getting me thinking...
*Waits for Brumby to make history with his insights*
This is my predicted Brumby side...
1. Jason Leonard
- Should be no where in an all-time world XV, but I have a feeling his English bias (which is the best bias to have) might get to him.
2. Sean Fitzpatrick
- A consensus pick.
3. Graham Price
This is a hard one. But Brumby is sentimental.
4. Martin Johnson
-See Brumbies' post above.
5. Colin Meads
6. Richard Hill
- Brumby is English. Hill is close to the best. Brumbies' English bias will get Hill over.
7. Michael Jones
- See above.
8. Zinzan Brooke
- Will he go for Shelford instead?
9. Gareth Edwards
- The greatest. Greater than Colin Meads...
10. Barry John
- He picked him during a competition long ago.
11. Jonah Lomu
12. Tim Horan
- A wild guess... Brumby picked him in a competition long ago.
13. Philippe Sella
14. David Campese
- I hear fears Brumby will attack his poor defense.
15. Serge Blanco
That's who I think Brumby will select. I disagree with many of his selections.
I also think he will go zinzan
Good to see Australian rugby putting it's biggest domestic match of the year on the same night as the other Sydney event which is most popular amongst its support base.
Good to see a grown man trolling a rival code's thread like a spotty 14-year-old. There's a cross-code banter thread. Use it.
Well if that's what it takes to get you to post every now and again, then job done.
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