November 21, 2005
Great week for Aussie sport
Well done the Socceroos, Kangaroos, Wallabies and cricketers (keep it up, boys). It's great to have Aussie sporting teams back in the winners' circle.
That said, I have to gripe about the manner in which the Wallabies won. Same old problems, same old errors, just this time the opposition weren't up to taking advantage. At least the scrum held its own this time, which can't be said of the lineout. Why do they continue with over-complicated calls that make it hard for the thrower??
And Gregan? Well, he showed signs of passing quickly on a few occasions, but also got swamped from behind a couple of times while trying to decide what to do (and was lucky the swamper got penalised once). That's something I've not seen from any other top-level halfback, and it tells a story about the quality of service the Aussie backs are getting.
It's all got to get better, boys. The youngsters, led by Drew Mitchell, showed that they have what it takes. I reckon the final test side should be entirely made up of the players who haven't had a run so far. They showed what they're capable of in Australia A colours and should be given a chance to show Gregan et al that they can't be overlooked ...Posted by Hughie at November 21, 2005 9:57 AM