Can the next Wallaby 10 please stand up!?

The experts are saying it’s too early to call who will be donning the Wallabies’ fly half jersey in June but there are two candidates being mentioned right now. The Queensland Reds’ James O’Connor and the Melbourne Rebel’s Matt To’omua. Both are outstanding footballers but they have both been victims of versatility and settled in positions that have been best for their respective teams. To’omua more an Inside centre for his ball running ability whereas O’Connor has experience in every double digit jersey filling in and starting across both state and national backlines. Both have had experience overseas and bring great experience to their Post World Cup drained teams. It will certainly be interesting to watch which way new Wallabies coach Dave Rennie moves forward. Will he go with experience naming one of these two or will he chance his hand with youth favouring the Waratahs’ Will Harrison or Brumbies’ Noah Lolesio?  We watch and wait!

There is a marathon of Australian Super Rugby Friday with Coronavirus keeping the Japanese Sunwolves in Australia. The Sunwolves have jumped on the NSW Waratahs Friday night fixture at Wollongong this long weekend and will be kicking off at 2.45pm local time against the Brumbies. Fox will then cross back across the ditch for the Reds and Crusaders before crossing back to the Gong for the Waratahs and Chiefs. The Tahs are coming off their first win of the season and first at Parramatta’s Bankwest stadium. It will be interesting to see how the globe trotting Tahs travel to the south coast taking on the Chiefs, moreso with four Super Rugby teams in town will The Harp be the best nightspot Friday?

My tips

Brumbies, Crusaders, Waratahs, Hurricanes, Rebels, Sharks, Bulls

Story by Adam Fletcher

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