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Offline worldisavampire

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« 2013-Jun-29, 11:30 PM Reply #50 »
I think we may have found our new kicker, thank goodness. Not bad for a second gamer which was basically his debut.
O'Conner kicking out on the full. Wow.
Great series as always.
Imagine how good the game would be if they somehow banned the box kick.

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« 2013-Jul-06, 08:07 PM Reply #51 »
gunna watch now
my wife is just ironing the patches on now
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« 2013-Jul-07, 11:48 AM Reply #52 »
Robbie Deans has to go, surely, Australia were disgraceful.

Can't believe the silly mistakes they make, especially the knock on off the kick off from Gregan  :shy:

Can't believe Beale is even in the team, he may be brilliant, but the mistakes he makes far out weigh any contribution he makes in the game  :mad:
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Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2013-Jul-07, 12:50 PM Reply #53 »

Can't believe the silly mistakes they make, especially the knock on off the kick off from Gregan  :shy:


Which game was that MagiC?  :chin:

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« 2013-Jul-07, 12:55 PM Reply #54 »
How are the players mistakes Robbie Deans fault?

Offline winner

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« 2013-Jul-07, 01:18 PM Reply #55 »
They are Dean's fault because he has the wrong players in the wrong positions and players who should be in the team that aren't.

As such his chosen players are asked to do more than they are capable of and naturally errors arise.



Surely this signals the end of Dean's and Ewen steps into the role? or am i dreaming? (yet again) :sad:



Offline triple7

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« 2013-Jul-07, 02:02 PM Reply #56 »
All teh mail is that White will get the gig ahead of McKenzie, which astounds me.

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« 2013-Jul-07, 02:25 PM Reply #57 »
Did Falou play?

The missed tackles by the Half & Beale when we were still in the game in the 2nd half were diabolical

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« 2013-Jul-07, 02:29 PM Reply #58 »
Will Genia spilled Sextons kick off. This is Deans fault because Genia was playing out of position  :what:

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« 2013-Jul-07, 03:09 PM Reply #59 »
Sorry, meant genia

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Offline The Jackal

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« 2013-Jul-07, 04:21 PM Reply #60 »
Surely Gatland should be first in line for the Wallaby gig.
Mckenzie will be just another stop gap and has done nothing to suggest he deserves the role.
Deans has done a pretty good job, you can't make a silk purse from a pigs ear.
Forwards have been woeful for 10 years or more.

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« 2013-Jul-07, 07:29 PM Reply #61 »
All teh mail is that White will get the gig ahead of McKenzie, which astounds me.


I would be happy if White can get the wallabies backs running straight and actually getting the ball out to wing in the same fashion as the Brumbies.

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« 2013-Jul-07, 08:03 PM Reply #62 »
Surely Gatland should be first in line for the Wallaby gig.
Mckenzie will be just another stop gap and has done nothing to suggest he deserves the role.
Deans has done a pretty good job, you can't make a silk purse from a pigs ear.
Forwards have been woeful for 10 years or more.

im not smart enough to put up mckenzies record   :shy:

he should have had the job already   8-)

real smart given the job to a kiwi   :tin:

like given a job to a south african for cricket   :rant:

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« 2013-Jul-07, 08:20 PM Reply #63 »
o well

Coaching career[edit]McKenzie started as coach as an assistant to Rod Macqueen and Eddie Jones in the Wallaby setup between 2000 and 2003. He enjoyed coaching success at this level; twice in the Tri-Nations, against the British Lions and with the Bledisloe Cup. He also was the Assistant Coach in the 2003 RWC where Australia lost the final in extra time.

He succeeded Bob Dwyer as Head Coach of the Waratahs in November, 2003. He led the team to the 2005 Super 12 final in just his second year at the helm, and to the semi-final in 2006 and final again in 2008. He is currently the Waratahs’ longest serving coach in history. He was also involved as a Coaching Coordinator with the ACT Brumbies for three seasons, including a Super 12 semi-final and was also Australia A coach in 2005. Before joining the Reds, Ewen was the Head Coach of French club Stade Francais, taking them to a semi-final in the Top 14 in 2009.

He was subsequently appointed coach to the Paris club Stade Français,taking them to a semi-final in the Top 14 in 2009.

In 2007 McKenzie also coached the Wallabies in Paris against France, in a trial match before the World Cup 2007.[citation needed]

On Friday 9 October 2009 it was announced that McKenzie would be taking over the coaching job of the Queensland Reds in the Super 14. He became the club's seventh coach in 11 years.[2]

McKenzie successfully transformed the Reds into the powerhouse Rugby province of Australia with the team’s second straight conference title in 2012 coming only a year after guiding the team to their maiden Super Rugby championship in 2011. In his first three years at the helm, Ewen contributed to the Reds winning every major piece of available silverware with the only trophy to elude the team during his opening two campaigns – the Rod Macqueen Cup – making its way to Queensland for the first time in 2012. Two successive victories over the Brumbies were the catalyst behind the Reds’ 2012 success as they again dominated their Australian rivals by winning seven of their eight matches against national opposition. Among other firsts, the Reds also claimed their maiden win at Eden Park.

Ewen first steered the team to fifth place and their highest finish since 2002 during his inaugural season in 2010. That success continued into 2011 when the Reds triumphed to win their first Super Rugby Championship in the professional Rugby era, coming after the Reds finished the regular season on top of the competition ladder with 13 victories and just three losses. Having devised a brand of Rugby that receives international acclaim, Ewen then guided the Reds to victory over the Blues in the semi-final and Crusaders in the final to score their first title since 1995.

The Reds had had several poor seasons and had not won back to back matches for several seasons but were transformed under McKenzie, playing an entertaining, expansive style which led them to a 5th place finish in 2010, narrowly missing out on playoff qualification, before making and then winning the Super Rugby Grand Final in 2011.[citation needed]

By 2012, commentaries on McKenzie's coaching had become a regular part of the Fairfax's Sydney Morning Herald. In February Greg Growden outlined McKenzie's plan to "select a faster, more mobile forward pack" for the Super Rugby season opener against the Waratahs in Sydney.[3]

McKenzie, in his own SMH column, shared his coaching insights. In April, first he discussed the challenges incorporating a new player into an unfamiliar playing environment.[4] A week later he explained, "The decision [by Queensland Rugby] to recruit Richard Graham [from the Western Force] was a proactive one made ... to ensure we can sustain ongoing success both with the Reds and in the community game."[5] Later he reported being asked about the strengths of the Australian conference relative to the South African and New Zealand conferences. In response he said: "I have found this year's competition to be one of the tightest in memory and this is more of a reflection on the strength of play from all teams as opposed to any perceived weaknesses."[6] In May, he reflected on the coaches' challenges of negotiating player contracts.[7]


Coaching Appointments:

Director of Coaching – Queensland Reds 2013

Head Coach – Queensland Reds 2010-12

Head Coach – Stade Francais 2009

Head Coach – Australia A 2005

Head Coach – Waratahs 2003-2008

Assistant Coach/Coaching Coordinator – Wallabies 2000-03

Coaching Coordinator – ACT Brumbies 1998-2000


Coaching Achievements:

Super Rugby Australian Conference Winners – 2011-12 (Queensland Reds)

Super Rugby Championship – 2011 (Queensland Reds)

France Top 14 Semi-Finalists – 2009 (Stade Francais)

Super Rugby Semi-Finalists – 2006 (Waratahs)

Super Rugby Finalists – 2005 and 2008 (Waratahs)

Rugby World Cup Finalist – 2003 (Wallabies)

British and Irish Lions Winners - 2001 (Wallabies)

Tri Nations Winners – 2000 and 2001 (Wallabies)

Bledisloe Cup Winners – 2000 and 2001 (Wallabies)

Super Rugby Finalists - 2000 (Brumbies)



he is my choice   8-)

Offline The Jackal

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« 2013-Jul-07, 11:36 PM Reply #64 »
So Mckenzies only success as coach is 1 Super 15 title with the Reds. Didn't Eddie Jones have a record like that?
It isn't the coach anyway, the players are rubbish.

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« 2013-Jul-08, 11:35 AM Reply #65 »
Not sure you can absolve the coach of all responsibility :confused1: That said, the Lions simply outplayed us, too good on the night.

I will certainly be glad to see the end of Deans but please please please do not replace him with Jake White :stop: My understanding is the Brumbies have already told the ARU they will not let him take his assistants Larkham & Fisher with him if they do offer him the job, which could be a sticking point. Those two blokes don't get anywhere near the credit they deserve for the resurgence of the Brumbies. Larkham takes care of all their attack while Fisher is in charge of the forwards, White is simply an overseer who gets all the plaudits. Not much has been written about his sacking after winning the WC with SA but from what I know, there was some serious discontent in that team & I think it would be a big mistake if he got the Wallabies job. It has to be McKenzie. Surely he has done his apprenticeship & deserves a crack.

Offline triple7

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« 2013-Jul-08, 05:12 PM Reply #66 »
McKenzie has got the job. Will be announced tomorrow.

Dam good choice.   emthup

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« 2013-Jul-08, 10:05 PM Reply #67 »
So Cooper will be back quicker than you can lick a stamp.

Then he will choke in a Bledisloe  ... it will be Ewens fault & voila ... groundhog day  :wacko:

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« 2013-Jul-09, 10:17 AM Reply #68 »
No the difference is McKenzie will allow Cooper to play the game that comes naturally to him & not strangle him with some bullshit "tournament rugby" game plan. Genia suffered just as much as Cooper at the last World Cup because of this ridiculous Deans idea.

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« 2013-Jul-09, 01:08 PM Reply #69 »
The Carlos Spencer game has a habit of falling short in the big matches.

 But good luck to Ewen. I just hope he has a game plan with those forwards he has to choose from. The backs are the least of his problems.

When do we get Pocock back?

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« 2013-Jul-09, 01:37 PM Reply #70 »
Pocock won't be back until next year.

Offline muttonbird

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« 2013-Jul-20, 06:56 PM Reply #71 »
I'm wondering if McKenzie is going to hide Cooper in the internationals like he is this game.

Offline The Jackal

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« 2013-Jul-20, 07:18 PM Reply #72 »
Mckenzie will soon get used to these types of results.

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« 2013-Aug-15, 09:05 PM Reply #73 »
The Spencer clone on the bench? Such faith from McKenzie.

Offline winner

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« 2013-Aug-16, 10:03 AM Reply #74 »
I like the team the new coach has come up with. Starting to get excited about watching a wallabies match again.  :)


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