Ripping the bandaid off. Shock and raw. Call it what you like but Eddie doesn’t mess about does he?
Some may see it as grandstanding, others may think it insanity. However, there is method to this madness.
A calculated decision has been taken here.
Living in the northern hemisphere, having watched Ireland and France plan meticulously over the past 5-10 years for this tournament, two things are clear to me.
Firstly, the Wallabies even with a fully fit and firing Michael Hooper or Quade Cooper would struggle to win three straight matches against any of the top six Test nations.