Author: Yowie

A reclusive Reds-supporting bushland creature.

Wednesday’s Rugby News looks at a possible Liam Gill return, Western Australia’s Asian ambitions, Rebels’ quarantine uncertainty and discussion of a World Cup Final venue in Australia. [one_half last=”no”] Liam Gill says return to Wallabies “always on my mind” Reds champion, 15 tests Wallaby, 2017-2019 Lyon player and 2020 Japanese Top League signing Liam Gill has shed light on his last brush with returning to Australia in 2019. Wallabies coach Dave Rennie approached Gill in 2019 about returning home after four seasons in France. Defence coach Matt Taylor and attack coach Scott Wisemantel thought highly of the 28-year-old and he was…

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Wednesday’s Rugby News looks at a Frenchman backing France, appeals for calm after Trans-Tasman week 1, England losing its assistant coaches, and Nick Frost re-signing with the Brumbies Green And Gold Rugby · The Dropped Kick-Off 23 – Sugar High (Q&A VI) [one_half last=”no”] Michalak talks-up French squad and O’Connor, is half-right GAGR’s own Nathan Williamson reports that Frédéric Michalak backs the French to be more effective than the Maginot Line in the upcoming three-test series against the Wallabies. “I think the French squad are very good at the moment. It’s a young squad but as we can see, the…

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Wednesday’s Rugby News looks at a Waratah recruitment near-miss, July internationals, changes at the Rebels, and Lions tour strategy. [one_half last=”no”] Crusaders recruit Matera after Tahs decline The Crusaders have recruited abrasive Argentinian loose forward Pablo Matera after the Waratahs rebuffed Matera’s interest in playing for NSW. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that Michael Cheika (2020 assistant coach to the Pumas) informed the Waratahs that they could recruit the back rower to Sydney. Mario Ledesma first revealed in 2019 that Matera is keen to play for NSW and is a massive fan of Sydney (for some reason). Waratahs chief executive Paul Doorn confirmed they’d been…

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