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The Chewsday Chew – (Ep13-24)


Ohayou gozaimasu. I hope this missive finds you cheerful, match, punching effectively above your weight and swimming in a vat of both bacon fats or your favorite liquid refreshment.

Effectively it was an fascinating weekend of rugby to say the least. However earlier than I launch into my musings, I’ll insert right here that it is a fan-run website and contributions are greater than welcome. Barring the merest verify for decency and decorum, be at liberty to achieve out to me at HERE be it with an article an concept, or an opinion piece. And there’s additionally the ‘Submit a Story’ possibility on the house web page if you wish to do your individual factor. So be at liberty to have a crack because the extra opinions and concepts and people to share the load, the merrier we (and our vital others) all are.

Younger Yabbies getting their nips on…

Nutta’s Tremendous Rugby Workforce of the Week (Week 10):

Traditional choice standards applies: in case you play for an Aussie Tremendous franchise you may get picked. I also needs to make clear the reserves technique. For the document, it’s at all times the identical with 16/17/18 the fronties, 19 a lock, 20 a loosie, 21 a halfback, 22 a midfielder and 23 an outdoor again. I get that most individuals have labored that out, however I wished to make it clear at the very least as soon as for posterity.

Anyway, to this week’s TotW (wk10)

  1. James Slipper – two spells and an influence of labor for he who seemingly doth not age.
  2. Billy Pollard – had a fantastic spell and was a part of an impressive Entrance Row effort.
  3. Allan Alaalotoa – welcome again 6As, bloody hell welcome again.
  4. Jed Holloway – yeh, he was a bit flat eh? His half a match was higher than others’ full match.
  5. Darcy Swain – niggle, hustle and all work. The Aussie Scott Barrett?
  6. Rob Valetini – rock stable rock star efficiency.
  7. Charlie Gamble – laborious over the ball all night time.
  8. Charlie Cale – inventive, harmful and simply so deceptively fast.
  9. Ryan Lonergan – correct, well timed and dependable.
  10. Noah Lolesio – effectively that is getting monotonous.
  11. Marky Mark – extra touches in a single recreation then in his earlier 4.
  12. Tamati Tua – his normal destructiveness jogged my memory of Tas the Loony Tunes character.
  13. Josh Flook – a genuinely class footballer.
  14. Tim Ryan – that debut goes straight to the pool room.
  15. Tom Wright – usually sensible stuff and a well timed return to kind.
  16. Matt Faessler – a great recreation of meat and potatoes in opposition to class opponents.
  17. Peni Ravai – all energy, hustle and sheer power.
  18. Jeff T-Allen – a fantastic shift and sideline pantomime besides.
  19. Ryan Smith – getting higher and higher.
  20. Liam Wright – very shut wrestle with Swinton, however the Murderer will get the jersey.
  21. Nic White – the man appears born once more since transferring west. Much less crap and extra class.
  22. Hamish Stewart – a genuinely sensible footballer there.
  23. Andrew Kellaway – better of a sorry Rebels mob.
Congratulations Irish Girls’s Rugby who, by defeating Scotland 15-12, have secured their spot on the subsequent Girls’s World Cup

Feedback about Wk10:

  • There was real competition within the crapparazi circle over Harry Wilson v Charlie Cale. Harry’s 22 carries and 21 tackles had been rattling spectacular. However the concern was the dearth of penetration from the carries, whereas Cale is simply proving all spherical class, and is in order that quick across the floor.
  • Will Harris performed his finest recreation for a while IMO and simply his finest recreation for the Power. He was unfortunate to not get a jersey.
  • Suliasi Vunivalu and the fumbled strive – as a lifetime frontie who typically finds it a problem to have something constructive to say to or about exterior backs, I’m constructive I might’ve discovered loads to say to him about respect for the ball after that effort. Good God man, what’s your occupation once more precisely?
A usually good day for Wagga Waratah’s in opposition to CSU Wagga ‘Reddies’ on Saturday

Nutta’s Tremendous Workforce of the Tourney (Spherical 10)

Given it was Rd10, I believed an replace to Workforce of the Tourney was acceptable. As a reminder, a starter’s jersey obtained 5pts and a ressies run obtained 4pts. For the nerds, there have been 87 names talked about to date. And the highest group based mostly purely on caps after which rating are:

Nevertheless, the Workforce of the Tourney because it stands proper now after Rd10, adjusted for these injured, is:

  • The harm record consists of Lukan S-Loto (7&35), Mahe Vailanu (4&20) and Angus Bell (3&15).
  • Some others to overlook out embody Sam Talakai and Zane Nonggorr each on 3&14, Carter Gordon on 3&14 and Fraser McReight on 3&15.
A tricky day trip for Mudgee Wombats over the weekend

Random Feedback from a Random Man:

Lineout significance – how badly had been/are NSW lacking a functioning lineout? Critically lads, what number of occasions did you enter opposition territory and are available away empty handed due to a misfiring lineout? It’s simply primary meat and potatoes stuff that you just can not win with out. I get they’re scuffling with entrance row accidents, but it surely wasn’t their scrum that was their undoing.

Entrance Row Yanked – so Kevvy Foote pulled his beginning entrance row of Gibbon, Mafi and Talakai at 30min on Friday night time after they had been repeatedly towelled up by the Cru’s Bower, McAlister and Newell carving them up like pork roast. I might love somebody to right me, however I don’t suppose I’ve ever seen something fairly like that earlier than – an entire entrance row being hooked in shame at half-hour. Anybody? I recall the Bokke hooked a entrance row final 12 months, however that was deliberate.

Queensland ‘Pink Floater’ – I heard the identical phrase/chat talked about quite a few occasions over the weekend about how the Reds appear to persistently rise and fall to the extent of their opponents. I feel there could also be one thing in that remark and observe the behaviour must be damaged in the event that they need to be true contenders. Consistency lads, consistency.

ANZAC Bledisloe – with the brand new Rugby Championship construction, apparently we solely have two scheduled Bledisloe matches a 12 months within the programme and never the standard three. Effectively why not have the additional take a look at required to maintain up the three-game custom on ANZAC Day? With some native guidelines to maintain it tight and contained it might be a cracker, one week preparation solely, home/Tremendous gamers solely, a normal Tremendous bye as a substitute of this three weekends of half-rounds crap, and the fellows who play the ANZAC take a look at should have the next weekend off. We might rotate it 12 months about between Aus and NZ. It will be huge. It will pack any stadium wherever and the TV people would pay via the nostril for it. So why not?

South Australian Rugby off and charging – desk earlier than final weekend…

Across the Campfires:

RA, the board and cash: Those that take note of such issues will know there have been board and politics upheaval of late, culminating with board modifications and bulletins as late as mid Monday afternoon. I’m going to avoid it as we speak as frankly I’m a bit sick of it and in addition I’ve devoted wayyyy an excessive amount of consideration to such issues over the past 6-12mths. I’ll depart it to others extra engaged and au fait with the goings-on than I to dissect and touch upon the board because the week progresses.

Walkerburn Rugby, hailing from a wee hamlet a bit of to the east of Peebles within the Scottish Borders, and enjoying in Scottish East Area Reserve League Division 2, this venerable membership was wanting prone to fold, on this their a hundred and fortieth 12 months, as a consequence of dwindling gamers, sponsors and assets. However after their plight went a wee viral following the cancellation of what was to be their one centesimal annual sevens event, not solely is the sevens tourney now again on, however the sponsors are signing up thick and quick, and the lads could even be fielding a second staff this coming season. There’s a restoration effort if ever I noticed one. And it stands as a beacon to little golf equipment struggling in every single place to take hope and hit the social pages laborious, as a result of love don’t come simple nowadays.

Burn Boyz 7s – what’s to not love?

Over within the ACT, the Corridor Bushrangers rolled ADFA fairly convincingly within the lads recreation of the weekend simply performed, however the women obtained a bit achieved over in return…

Elsewhere, the Geurie Goats performed out a bell-ringer in opposition to Canowindra Pythons on Saturday in Central West Rugby Union, with the Goats coming away as 31-19 victors on the Geurie Showgrounds previous to post-match ‘afters’ on the Mitchell pub. Oscar Beasley at breakaway was man of the match for the Goats apparently and one can solely surprise on the mercurial efforts he should have achieved to out-point the 3-pies snatched up by Ratu Roko on the left wing. Go you Goats!

So Goats actually can soar increased than Pythons

In the meantime, the Braidwood Redbacks obtained their season off to a flying begin, posting 3 tries within the opening 10min and scooting away to a 36-0 win over the Cooma Devils final Saturday within the thriving metropolis of Braidwood. It’s been a couple of laborious years for the Braidwood lads and so with a mixture of previous and new heads, alongside a couple of lads fully new to our most holy of video games, it was a cracker of a 1st recreation consequence for the reborn membership. However I’m assured all heads are screwed on and are effectively conscious of the enormity of the duty they face subsequent week in opposition to the battle-hardened Mudchooks of Bungendore.

Braidwood (black) v Cooma (purple). Is that George Gregan reffing?

Down in Tasmania, one thing is clearly within the water at Taroona. In the meantime Launceston 1s, Burnie and Glenorchy posted some fairly stable outcomes as effectively…

Just a little additional north within the Southern Inland competitors of NSW, it’s tragic to see Griffith Blacks having to go to the fundraising efforts so early within the season to assist significantly injured gamers. People in case you can spare a $10 or two, give them a success…

And since I can’t shut out on a downer, I’ll throw in a Massive Thumbs Up for the Blue Mountains Juniors – The Blue Tongues – who had been a part of the tunnel and normal festivities on the Waratahs v Chiefs recreation on Friday night time. Go you good issues!

So that can do for this week. I hope you all have a incredible week, comrades. And get down your native membership on the weekend to pay the gate, purchase a sausage, slurp a couple of beers and donate some raffle tickets, when you present your colors and retell in my day tales along with your native mob of steers, goats, rams, bin-chickens, tigers, swamp-monkeys, maggots, sheep canine, pythons or whatevers.

Be happy to remark away beneath, particularly on Workforce of the Week stuff.

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