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Watch: Israel Folau hits dream line, laughs at England fullback Daly before scoring

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Israel Folau try

In the absence of David Pocock, fullback Israel Folau proved he is one of the few world-class players in the Wallabies when he exploded through the English defence to score shortly before halftime.

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The Waratahs fullback hit an expertly timed flat line outside the pod of forwards to knife through against the grain, similar to the damage he caused in the second half performance against Argentina in Salta.

He veered past feeble tackles from halfback Ben Youngs and flyhalf Owen Farrell before running rings around England fullback Daly, turning to laugh at the 15 as he put his head down in dispair.

The under-fire fullback scored two tries in the 37-18 loss, after being in serious doubt for the clash with a mid-week virus.

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finn 8 hours ago
Massive red flag raised by weakened Champions Cup teams – Andy Goode

I wonder if the problem of some teams not taking it that seriously would be helped by making performance in the champions cup count towards qualification and/or seeding in the following year’s competition. Eg. top four seeds would be winners of the URC, premiership, and top 14, plus best performing team in the previous year’s CC who have not otherwise qualified. Doing that the seedings for this years comp. would have been: Tier one: Saracens - Munster - Toulouse - la Rochelle Tier two: Sale - Stormers - Racing 92 - Leinster Tier three: Leicester - Connacht - Bordeaux - Exeter Tier four: Northampton - Ulster - Lyon - Sharks Tier five: Harlequins - Glasgow - Stade Francais - Edinburgh Tier six: Bath - Bulls - Toulon - Ospreys The competition would probably work better with fewer teams, so I’d probably favour only the first 4 tiers being invited, and then going straight to a quarter final without a round of 16. On the one hand this would possibly incentivise teams to take the champions cup seriously, and on the other it would mean that the latter stages would be more likely to involve teams that have demonstrated a willingness to take the competition seriously. The main differences between my proposed system and the actual draw is that mine would give la Rochelle a fairly easy ride to the quarters, and would either exclude the Bulls entirely or would give then an insurmountably difficult draw. As it happened Exeter got quite an easy pool draw but that was a bit of a fluke. My system would reward Exeter for being one of the teams that demonstrably devote a lot of attention to the CC by guaranteeing them a good draw.

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