It’s time to unshackle our Tens

Daniel Halangahu: a class above when playing for Sydney Uni, hasn't looked totally comfortable steering his state team. Image: Milos Lekovic via NSW Waratahs.

Watching all these super-talented young flyhaves running around in Super Rugby in New Zealand and South Africa, and in the Six Nations in Europe and the UK, I can’t help but wonder why their Australian counterparts can’t play with the same freedom.

Are the Australian coaches too scared to fail when coming up with their gameplans?  Are our No.10s just not that good?

More depth and discussion over at The Roar: http://www.theroar.com.au/2012/03/06/super-rugby-team-its-time-to-unshackle-our-tens/

UPDATE: London-based rugby writer, Paul Cully, who inspired today’s column, sent me a great message via Twitter this morning:

@BMcSport thanks for the rap on @TheRoarSports. Much appreciated. Really enjoyed the thought-provoking piece. Will get a lot of feedback.

High praise indeed!