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Nicholas Bishop

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Nick Bishop has worked as a rugby analyst and advisor to Graham Henry (1999-2003), Mike Ruddock (2004-2005) and most recently Stuart Lancaster (2011-2015). He also worked on the 2001 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia and produced his first rugby book with Graham Henry at the end of the tour. Three more rugby books have followed, all of which of have either been nominated for or won national sports book awards. Nick’s latest is a biography of Phil Larder, the first top Rugby League coach to successfully transfer over to Union, entitled “The Iron Curtain”. He is currently writing articles for The Roar and The Rugby Site, and working as a strategy consultant to Stuart Lancaster and the Leinster coaching staff for their European and Pro 14 playoff matches. Leinster achieved the double of European Champions Cup and Pro 14 league winners in 2018. They repeated their Pro 14 win in 2019 and finished runners-up to Saracens in Europe.

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It does because Italy are still a bar or two below the others and consistency is an issue. It is not just about getting up for the big sides.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Yes we need to keep feet on ground and realize that even if the WBs beat Wales it will still only be two wins out of five on tour Rob…

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Very lyrical Ken 😁

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

When he’s part of a defensive three as in the screenshot Ken. You don’t want him catching those high sideline kicks if you can help it!

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

😂 👍

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

As I see it (and I may be wrong) there is a defensive breakdown specialist (Lord Laurie) but not a D-structure coach among them…

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

It’a about 275 kilos of power and muscle Miz, much like Skelly and Atonio at La Rochelle.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Ofc he makes a diff, but Leinster frequently play (and succeed) without him good opp’os. But you cannot just come in and pick up all the variations if you are not used to working within them.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

And that is true too!

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Yes I would agree with that JD.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

😂 😱

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Thanks Fin.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

He looked lost at times and other players could not run off him. McCloskey at 12 did not help much either.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

I’d like to see both he and MN at 15 for the Reds and Tahs respectively 👍

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

And truly dedicated to progressing Aussie rugby as a whole.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

That all really boils down to the back three though – Noah is not a serious 12 or Kellaway more than emergency cover at 13. Back three in the modern game are, and should be virtually interchangeable. The skill-sets are the same.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

I don’t think Creighton proved any points last year, and don’t know enough about Noddy’s son to comment! So give Jock his shot at 10.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Cheers Dean.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Indeed it does TLN 👍

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

He has to be in a 23 given he can cover everything from 10 outwards…

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Tommy’s head not en essential organ tho DA 😂

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Usually an extended (13-week?) camp IIRC?

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Yes it don’t make any sense. Problem is WBs now getting a rep among refs for it, so it is likely to be ‘noticed’ more often.

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Third choice at Munster from what I understand WL, I must say I knew hardly anything about him. 😱

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

Aye

ANALYSIS: Positives emerge on Wallabies' Spring Tour, including a successor to Israel Folau

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