"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Steve Kearnwy owed a few apologies by the pundits who criticized the side he picked. NZ played really well.
Sheena needs to start phasing out a few of the older stalwarts in the Australian side over the next 12-18 months before they end up losing more games than they really ought to.
Yeah its a difficult one Burgey as a large group of the team do deserve a spot in our 17. Who exactly from the Australian team would you like to phase out? I think consistently the players named have nearly all been big performers for club, state and country over recent times, especially the older players.
The players I would be looking to phase out are more the guys in the mid 20s like Darius Boyd and James Tamou as I think there are younger alternatives who could be tried. Boyd has benefited so much throughout his career by playing his early football on the wing for the Broncos. I find it pretty funny that other fullbacks like Dugan aren't talked about for a wing spot. As for Tamou, I think Fifita, Woods and even Merrin perform above the level Tamou produces at club level consistently and all are slightly younger alternatives.
Gillett and DCE definitely should be given more minutes though, I guess they could replace Parker and Cronk. I wouldn't mind if Josh Morris didn't play another Test match too but he only played because Hayne wasn't fit.
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People were also talking about how complacent the Aussies were and as Sheens is hardly the best coach, maybe he was part of the problem last night as motivation is just about his only job with guys who know each other so well
a win for the good guys with jarrod mullen comprehensively outplaying josh reynolds today
stopping the season for a test is st00000pid in terms of the fact that there are 50% less players from NRL clubs playing in the test than there are in origin
Agree re Josh Morris. Really don't get the fuss. Hodges may have played his last test though, given his age and propensity for injury. Inglis to FB for Slater also an option, though tbf to Billy, while Inglis is the most devastating outside back I've ever seen, Slater's level of involvement week in, week out leaves GI's for dead.
It's an embarrassment of riches, really.
Edit: Boyd is an oxygen thief. Shouldn't be there.
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Slightly harsh on Scott IMO as he is younger than Bird, Parker, Myles (by a month), Smith and Gallen from the forward pack who played on Friday. There would be outrage from NSW if Gallen wasn't picked. Cam Smith still does some great things on the footy field but agree that he's past his best. With Farah injured, he's an absolute no-brainer for the hooking role though.
have to say benji and the dragons could not be a worse fit for each other, the dragons need to develop a dominant 7 to let widdop be the ball runner he is. Benji is nowhere near the player they need.
if he was fair dinkum he wouldve gone to melbourne and i have no doubt if he bought into the culture there then he could well have got back to his best football.
don't be fooled, the only reason benji is at the dragons is because they offered him the most money
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