The Dropped Kick-Off 33 – Young Grasshoppers (Q&A VII)

The Dropped Kick-Off 33 – Young Grasshoppers (Q&A VII)

The Rugby Championship is wrapped up, so the Two Nicks, Jack and Car Park CEO & Chair of the Christmas Club Natho come together to answer your questions

WARNING: coarse language


  • GAGR – Reds Revival – There’s talk of Kurtley Beale putting his hand up for the Spring Tour (#justno), as well as possible selection of Tolu Latu, Rory Arnold, and Will Skelton. How many “imported” players are too many? Will this affect the development of the younger Wallabies?
  • Twitter – HuwTindall – Don’t want to get ahead of ourselves but what experiments do you want to see on spring tour and what do you think Rennie will do? I want to see Perese and the Euro big 3 for the pack – i.e. Latu, Arnold, Skelton. That and get Lolesio some minutes along with Pettaia.
  • Twitter – Alastair Walton – Any news on Kerevi’s injury? When is the Spring Tour squad being announced? Is Japan a chance to run some of those without a lot of game time under their belts? Who would that be?
  • Twitter – CactusBack – The players that joined the squad throughout bledisloe etc were part of the squad a month before getting any game time. Whats the schedule in Europe likely to be – mainly when will the euro players join the squad and will it be long enough to actually get game time do you think?
  • Twitter – Tomato Lemons – TRC 2021 Pens v YC: πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 85 v 4🟨, πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· 81 v 6 🟨, πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ 55 v 1 🟨, πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ 71 v 5 🟨: 20-35% difference in penalty count and doubling of the ratio of pens to🟨to the next nearest an indication of how little defending under pressure πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ does?



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