Rugby Union

Exhibit A: Who in their right mind would trust SANZAAR to manage future expansion any more effectively than the ...

Why I'm falling out of love with Super Rugby

Having stuffed up expansion once, to such a horrible extent that both South Africa and Australia are currently actively considering cutting one of their sides from the 2018 season, you'd think that SANZAAR would have learnt its lesson. But no.

Putting in maximum effort: Drew Mitchell attempts to break away as Bernard Foley hurdles clear against the Boks.

Wallabies should be happy to be in top three

In a parallel universe, the Wallabies are locked in a battle with the All Blacks to be the world's best team. In the real one, there are far more similarities with England, South Africa, Wales, Argentina and Ireland.

Lost to Super Rugby: Greg Holmes is currently playing for the Exeter Chiefs in England.

Wallabies still have talent, but it is not being unlocked

There comes a time when you have to put the broader problems facing Australian rugby in one compartment, close it, and open a separate one to scrutinise the performance of the current coaching set-up. After five tests this year it does not look good.

Going nowhere: Adam Ashley-Cooper runs into traffic in Sydney.

Blaming overseas stars is confusing the issue

Of course, the French brigade aren't the future - no one is kidding themselves about the fact they are in the later years of the career - but that doesn't mean that they have no role to play in and around the Wallabies squad in the shorter term.