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    Cooper may just have cracked how to play international rugby.
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    He does ok under link.

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    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
    9.Genia
    10. Cooper
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dermo View Post
    im telling you ****s folou is playing 13 next year
    I think he'd be great there, but is better for the team at 15. His skills under the high ball are unmatched and gives him the space to wind up and get those long strides in. Additionally playing at 15 he can chime in to the back line anywhere.

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    BoyBrumy, there's something I always wanted to ask you. What's your all-time rugby XV. Any era. Any players.

    Go!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    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.
    Interesting that you'd pick Michael Jones. Ever since that horrible day in 2011, people have tended to put McCaw as their openside in all-time XV's. However, some cheat by putting Jones at 6 and McCaw at 7, which I don't agree with. You put Tremain at 6 and McCaw at 7 I say... that's if you'd put them in an all-time team.

    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...

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    *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
    -Overrated.

    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
    - Frenchy!

    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.

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    I also think he will go zinzan

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Dean Jones was my favourite player.

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    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.

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    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.

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