Italy v Wallabies: More ‘Forrest Gump’ Lines Come To Mind

by Brendan Bradford - Nick McArdle borrowed a classic line from the Academy Award winning Tom Hanks movie, Forrest Gump in opening the Fox Sports rugby broadcast on Sunday morning. “The Wallabies,” claimed McArdle, “are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” A series of inconsistent performances this international season has left Wallabies fans frustrated and the Gump analogy only gained credence after an uncertain 3-point win over a gutsy Italian side on Sunday. Back to full fitness, Wycliff Palu proved he is once again a back-row force to be reckoned with while his Manly Marlins teammate Michael Hooper continues to go from strength to strength. Ben Tapuai proved a legitimate long-term option in the centres – his left boot a significant plus – and with another try, Nick Cummins staked his claim for a permanen
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