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Please Robbie let QC play - he will be devastaing in the tackle, Nonu and SBW will be destoyed - won't they????
Posted 15:43 13th August 2012
If Australia want to have any chance of winning this game, don't they need Cooper to play though? A good performance from the lineup that played against Wales won't be enough, in my opinion.
At least if Cooper plays, they have a chance of doing something extraordinary. If it was me, I'd have Cooper and Barnes at 10 & 12, but I think SBW / Nonu would love that.
Interesting call, do they try and be conservative and play a defensive midfield or say to hell with it and put their playmakers out and see if they can actually find the sort of form the had for the last few years.
Posted 13:58 13th August 2012
Hope Barnes does well I am a fan of having him in the side, he's a calming and steady influence, as I said on this site weeks back, have Cooper on the Bench as an impact player!
Posted 13:27 13th August 2012
Barnes was fantastic in the 2nd test against Wales,but he isnt a specalist FH,and at times goes MIA .A bit of a gamble by RD but he does provide a more stable platform than QC ,who might not be 100%atm .The proof will be in the eating this weekend.But im expecting W.Genia to be the one running things from SH.
Posted 11:43 13th August 2012