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SugarRay

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Anyone been following the latest stupid, bigoted comments from Folau?

Apparently his contract is getting terminated. What does that mean for him playing in the WC?

He’s the best 15 in the world and I like to see the best players playing but I won’t lie, not seeing him line up agai st is in the group stage is a big bonus.
Why did he feel the need to share it? Fair enough if he thinks it, but no need to start banging on about it.

He’s one of my favourite players to watch in the game. It’s a shame it’s going to end like this
 

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Tigers scraped it. Such a tight game. Great for the neutrals though. Sort of an advert for having relegation.
 
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E17yid

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Looks like Shaun Edwards is staying on as a second defence coach for Wales when Gatland leaves. Absolutely amazing news if true. Huge for us, losing him and Gatland had me worried for the coming years but I feel better knowing Shaun is staying. I’m amazed England didn’t chuck a shit load of cash his way but their loss and all that.
 

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Looks like Shaun Edwards is staying on as a second defence coach for Wales when Gatland leaves. Absolutely amazing news if true. Huge for us, losing him and Gatland had me worried for the coming years but I feel better knowing Shaun is staying. I’m amazed England didn’t chuck a shit load of cash his way but their loss and all that.
Seems like his face doesn’t really fit at England for whatever reason. The powers that be make awful decisions regarding the England set up anyway so to be expected.
Edwards does seem a bit up and down. Wales were amazing defensively for a period, then dropped way off then got back to being at a similar level as before. Been a couple of spells like that with him as defence coach during his time there. It’s weird

I remember last time he was being tipped for a big role with England, maybe even a candidate for head coach. He got offered Saxons coach...I think he was a bit insulted!
 

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Seems like his face doesn’t really fit at England for whatever reason. The powers that be make awful decisions regarding the England set up anyway so to be expected.
Edwards does seem a bit up and down. Wales were amazing defensively for a period, then dropped way off then got back to being at a similar level as before. Been a couple of spells like that with him as defence coach during his time there. It’s weird

I remember last time he was being tipped for a big role with England, maybe even a candidate for head coach. He got offered Saxons coach...I think he was a bit insulted!
Yeah, I don’t know what it is maybe it is coz he’s not the RFU cup of tea though, tbf, and as snobby a perception as there is towards the RFU, I find it hard to believe it would be down to that but it’s very odd

You’re right about up and down but when you’ve been somewhere fit over a decade there’s bound to be peaks and troughs.
 

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Yeah, I don’t know what it is maybe it is coz he’s not the RFU cup of tea though, tbf, and as snobby a perception as there is towards the RFU, I find it hard to believe it would be down to that but it’s very odd

You’re right about up and down but when you’ve been somewhere fit over a decade there’s bound to be peaks and troughs.

i think the RFU are probably quite happy with Gustard. No point fixing stuff that isn't broken.
 
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