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Author: D. Braithwaites The Brumbies
One of the biggest talking points going into the Ireland series was who the Wallabies’ centre combination would be. In the end, Cheika settled for Kurtley Beale at 12 and Samu Kerevi at 13. Since Tim Horan’s retirement the Wallabies have predominately opted to use the ‘dual-playmaker’ system – Elton Flatley, Matt Giteau, Berrick Barnes, Christian Lealiifano, Matt Toomua and more recently Kurtley Beale are examples. These are all players capable of playing flyhalf as well as inside centre. In fact, the majority did play flyhalf for significant portions of their career. The dual playmaker system means that there can…