Matt Burke on Issues

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Long live the scrum - but with the pause clause sorted out

Matt Burke Watching the State of Origin during the week I was bombarded with questions by my non-rugby mates. I felt as if I was being interrogated from all sides about the state of our game.

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Combinations must click against mighty Lions

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Matt Burke It wouldn't be a start to the season without the customary feud between the provinces and the national body. The spat is specifically related to the proposed camp three weeks before the Lions series.

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We need more action to make this code the big attraction

Matt Burke Looking at rugby as an entertainment industry, it cannot be complacent about the threat posed by Australia's other winter sports.

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Thriving culture begins with a win

Matt Burke Reading Peter FitzSimons' article in the Herald during the week, it struck me that what we once were is not what we are now. Fitz mentions how the other winter codes have left rugby behind.

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Turn off leading lights and Waratahs will leave Reds in the shade

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Matt Burke Different jersey, different coach, different players but the same thing applies when the Waratahs run out at ANZ Stadium tomorrow night: a win is a must.

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Referees proving to be a major obstruction to innovative plays

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Matt Burke I remember a training session with the Wallabies in Caloundra in 1998. Wayne Bennett had come along to observe.

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