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Oct 19 2014 03:20 PM | Mick Gold Coast QLD

ARU press conference Bill Pulver: I haven't seen any evidence of the players losing respect for Ewen. 12 hours earlier: Pulver spoke after McKenzie's announcement and said the Super Rugby title-winning coach felt he could not count on the support of the playing group or staff. "In essence Ewen said that he felt he was going to struggle to retain the level of respect that he needed from the playing group and his support staff in the Australian squad" So which is it? "So which is it?" Wee...

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Oct 19 2014 03:20 PM | Mick Gold Coast QLD

ARU press conference Bill Pulver: I haven't seen any evidence of the players losing respect for Ewen. 12 hours earlier: Pulver spoke after McKenzie's announcement and said the Super Rugby title-winning coach felt he could not count on the support of the playing group or staff. "In essence Ewen said that he felt he was going to struggle to retain the level of respect that he needed from the playing group and his support staff in the Australian squad" So which is it? "So which is it?" Wee...

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Learning from a loss

Oct 09 2014 12:22 PM | Knock On Wood

It's often mentioned that a team can learn more from a loss than a win. In general this is a sentiment I agree with. Nothing highlights weaknesses better than having them exposed on the playing field. Even Graham Henry has been quoted saying that the All Blacks needed a loss (or two) before the World Cup to help them focus on weaknesses in their game-plan, personnel, use of the bench - whatever. Now that they've had one, can we actually draw any useful conclusions from it? I haven't had the...

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ABs v Bokke, Caketin 13/9/14

Sep 15 2014 02:43 PM | Knock On Wood

Here are my observations - turning into a bit of a novel as usual! I really enjoyed the match even though it was a bit nerve-wracking. Some in the media seem to be commenting that the game wasn't "enjoyable", but I thought this was proper test match rugby and far better than a one-sided razzle-dazzle try-fest. First up, I think in general the refereeing was very good, and the New Zealand commentary team was also good. Bouquets to both since I usually have major quibbles about these things....

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Sep 12 2014 01:43 PM | Knock On Wood

Knock On Wood speaks

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Sep 12 2014 11:57 AM | Cantab79

Cantab79 looks forward to the game

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