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Game strategy, selection & execution in that order

The All Blacks 100th Test match against the Springboks highlighted what every coach needs to appreciate.

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Super Rugby Pacifica is an All Black Trial

The present Super series is not a commercial model and it won’t last.  However it is functional as a series of “trial” matches for RWC23 for the All Blacks, Wallabies and to a degree Fiji and Samoa. It has been interesting to study each weekend.  I’m drawing a comparison between the 6 Nations and Super Rugby Pacifica. The 6 Nations is more seriously adjudicated, physical and intense – typical of Test matches in the Northern Hemisphere. Down under we have a faster, more skilful and dynamic brand of rugby. The winner of RWC France will need both.

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English referee dominates the game and determines the victor

The 100th Test match between the All Blacks and Springboks deserved a referee who could feel the game.

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Talent v Attitude

Talent can get you to the top, but attitude will keep you there.

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Los Pumas Pride

The Pumas have made a mockery of the Springbok withdrawal from the Rugby Championship. 

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