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The Wallabies snatch dramatic win over Wales at the death

Jon, the comment about the loose forward pressuring the ball after a scrum was a general one and you see it all the time and i think is fundamentally wrong that a dominant scrum is not rewarded. I agree that the scrum has held up well, however I do believe that the Wallabies would have been weary of the lions trio and with Ken Owens out our scrum is better. Also if the scrum was refereed properly i think we would have demolished the Wallabies. As for penalties its a lottery and depends what the ref is looking at.
Giving away free kicks is a no brainer, far less advantage and less effort than contesting and loosing the scrum and no potential for penalties. And i do believe that there were no properly completed scrums as the reff allowed play even when front rows splinter/collapsed/popped-up.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

The Wallabies snatch dramatic win over Wales at the death

Wales were terrible and kicked ball away to very dangerous runners and got what they deserved.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

The Wallabies snatch dramatic win over Wales at the death

I think there is a fundamental issue with this area, time and time again you can see a dominant pack go through the opposition and the second row and scrum half peel around the still binding winning pack, pressure the ball and often turn it over. Surely if a pack is splintering the opposition then these players should be offside, regardless of where the ball is? I feel reffing like this makes a scrum obsolete.

On another note, Australia knew they were in trouble in the scrum so they early engage and only give a free kick away instead of a penalty. Its a trick Wales pulled after loosing their lions trio. Surely the ref should be wise by now. On the whole a good scrum is now becoming needless, exactly what SH teams are trying to achieve.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Wallabies hold off Welsh fightback to claim win in Brisbane

*He doesnt do anything

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Wallabies hold off Welsh fightback to claim win in Brisbane

*He doesnt do anything

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Wallabies hold off Welsh fightback to claim win in Brisbane

I think Philips cost us the game as he has on many occasions, I am no fan of his. He is a very skilled rugby player but he has poor pace over 10yards, he has a very slow pass and he's not the brightest button bless him, all are key attributes to a good scrum alf. He also likes contact to much, he takes clean ball into the forwards and gets tied up meaning the he losses the momentum and cannot support the next phase; now Priestland is forced into the scrum half position meaning we have no attack for 2-3 phases and the defence gets back into position. I dosent do any of the thing you "dont see".

I think will win a test and come close to taking another if hook never play in full-back, particularly as 1/2p is running very good lines at he moment. I dont think we were outplayed and looked like a good team playing badly. Ryan and Alun should have started also and possibly tipuric as there all in outstanding form and moving the ball quickly.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

 
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