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Wallabies set for France Test
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The Wallabies and France could play a Test in Singapore to end their 2017 internationals.
Reports out of France on Friday revealed a December 2 clash in the Asian financial hub, which has played host to the Sunwolves in Super Rugby, has been discussed.
The ARU confirmed it had been in preliminary discussions with the FFR about the possibility but no formal proposal had been tabled by the French.
If the Singapore match never comes to fruition, there is still the possibility of the Wallabies adding a Barbarians Test to their Spring Tour, following clashes with Japan, England, Wales and Scotland.
Lynagh’s trade gold for white
Twitter is better known for its trolls than feel good stories but one popped up this week.
Lynagh’s son Louis was named in the English U16 side last week and the legendary flyhalf had the honour of presenting him his jersey this week.
With the Lynagh family now based in England, Louis attends Hampton School and is part of the Harlequins academy.
As heartwarming as this is, we still wish it was a gold jersey.
Skelton’s two of a kind
While Will Skelton was in Brisbane recovering from his team’s win against the Reds, his wife Kate was preparing for Sydney’s clash against the ACT’s Women’s XV side at GIO Stadium.
Kate and Sydney came out on top 13-3, making it a very successful weekend for all Sydney siders and the Skelton household.
Stiles reveals story behind vintage jerseys
The maroon kit the Reds donned in their loss to the Tahs was a hark back to the Queensland jerseys of old.
They haven’t been sighted at Ballymore since 2009 and no one seems to be able to figure out why they were ditched in the first place.
Nick Stiles set the wheels in motion when Quade Cooper mentioned pre-season how much he would love to play in a maroon jersey again and the top secret mission was even a surprise to some of the coaching staff.
We hear one of the coaches echoed Cooper’s thoughts at a meeting this week, to which Stiles replied with a wry grin: “Yeah, it would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it?”
Unfortunately for Reds fans trying to get their hands on one of the vintage jerseys, they were a one-off that won’t be made available in stores.
They may, however, come back for future Reds-Tahs clashes.