@nta An excellent question.
Wouldn't be the first test match the Wallabies have played on Traf. Park.
However, we can start with an ABs -Argies match as a curtain-raiser - despite Tim of Arc's "voices"!
@Stargazer will be celebrating
NEWS | Richie Mo'unga called into #AllBlacks squad for third #BledisloeCup Test.
Meanwhile SammyC will be pissed off and see it as a NZR plot to disadvantage Canterbury.
Nah we will be OK..... good opportunity to roll the next number 10 off the production line
Now I'm slightly annoyed that Tasman doesn't have Canterbury - Canterbury with RM and without are two different propositions.
@hydro11 Don't listen to these rumblings from the minor provinces.
If that game was ever to be shifted, it would go to the Tauranga Domain - along with the two or three that are already going to be shifted from EdenPark.
Nice work Prattley.
That's an extremely tame adjective for you.
I would have almost expected, "The awesomely destructive Prattley decimates a Canterbury scrum".
But, it's Prattley.
However, having decided he's a scud missile, Prattley puts himself on full launch mode. That clean out bears some looking at.
I have a theory (which may be totally wrong) about where they want to go with Havili. The AB coaches always seem to have a longer term vision than us - and especially the clickbait driven, sensationalist media. I think Havili may be primed - in the mid- to longer term - to be the replacement of BFA, while Jordie may eventually become the replacement of SBW at second-five. DMac is still a bit of an experiment and it's uncertain what role he will play; fullback, first-five (Mo'unga should be in the mix, too) or even halfback. He may, however, also end up being an utility back, which may make him an excellent bench option.
Not sure they'd have thought too hard about planning David's future. Reality is that he's probably only fifth (he may have graduated to 4th) in the fullback queue at present, so it's been a major bonus for him to get some test caps. In fact, DMac has really had Jordie's gametime and Havili has had Dmac's.
Ben Smith and Dagg will be back in the equation next year (though I reckon Israel's future is firmly stamped at right wing now) and I reckon Will Jordan will be pressing claims sooner rather than later - plus who knows who else. Barring injury, Ben Smith is pretty likely to have a lock on the position for most of the next two years, with Jordie getting some time to grow him, DMac getting an occasional look in and David requiring some luck with injuries to get a chance.
Is Havili a certainty to go? Will be interesting to see if he gets another shot in Brisbane. Probably will if Beaudie is out.
I can't see why not. In a 37 man squad you'd surely take two specialist fullbacks and hard to see why (or who for?) they'd switch him out.
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