- Oct 27, 2017
Not looking good for the wallabies.
From a Welsh perspective it's a bit worrying that this is still happening; we put out a second string team and suddenly we lose all consistency and everyone seems to drop down a level or two. It's been this way for ages and it doesn't bode well for our depth in Japan. Good result for Ireland though especially after last week; surely that makes World Cup selection really interesting now?
It's a level playing field thing. Larger squads favour the richer countries, so it needs to be limited somehow.Am I alone in thinking the 31-man squad is sort of outdated now? With the amount of injuries that occur these days it doesn't make sense to me to force coaches to limit choices in certain positions. Like Wales, for example, are only taking 5 props and are likely to have to play one of them out of position at some point. I get that that's Gatland's choice because he wants to have more players available elsewhere, but the point is a coach shouldn't have to make that choice.
I dunno, with all the talk around concussions and player safety these days, it seems counterproductive to limit the squads so harshly.
It's quite bizarre that Toronto play in the super league. Hopefully Townsend quits before the Six Nations so we can have a fresh direction to avoid defeat against the Irish again. Wonder if Gatland would fancy it.Man, do I miss the World Cup.
So, Saracens fined 5 million and dropped 35 points
Scotland fined 70,000 and forced to apologise for comments during Typhoon
SBW signed to Toronto for Rugby League (although they play in the Super League, so it's not as bizarre as I first thought)
Oh, and it's only 84 days until the 6 Nations and Ireland beat Scotland again.