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2020 Super Rugby Round 1 (REDUX): Reds v Waratahs

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RugbyReg, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    CFS in the last 20 might be a different beast. Also I can see using Paisami hitting it there with Hegarty coming round the outside linking with the wings.
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    Except Jock could step through rain without getting wet. Absolutely loved watching him bringing it back earlier in the season.
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  3. pnut Sydney Middleton (9)

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    At least 3 through that channel
  4. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    He can indeed which is why I think it’s a bad move from the Reds to shift him to the wing where he won’t get the same opportunities on kick returns.
  5. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Tepai will hopefully be on in the last 20 but Paisami will certainly be a handful no matter what channel he is running in.
  6. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

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    Just worried what is going to happen when he inevitably bites his tongue.
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  7. Froggy Cyril Towers (30)

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    Wow, 11 of the Tahs 23 had never been on a Super rugby field before 2020! Defence will be a huge concern, we know neither Newsome nor Mark N can tackle, not too sure about Walton, we'll see I guess. Penney has really gone all out on youth though, no Holloway, no Hunt, Dempsey & Staniforth on the bench. Throw in the injury unavailability of Gordon, Foketti and Tom Robbo, Beale and Fitzpatrick leaving early, it's a Tahs side that no-one could possibly have predicted back in March.

    Interesting to see Smith, Mafi and Scott-Young on the bench for the Reds, really speaks volumes for the depth they have in the forwards. Surely this is their chance for a win over the Tahs, and probably a big one.
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  8. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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  9. molman Arch Winning (36)

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    Probably not bad that they decide to park Jason Gilmore with the Tahs then. I'm not sure Bailey was the solution based on how they were defending earlier this year.

    Something will be seriously wrong at the Reds if they don't run away with this one by a decent margin. Really excited to see how the young Tah's perform. Real step up for the likes of Horton and Walton. Curious to see if this Newsome experiment is worth continuing with (have my doubts). Great to see Harris get a start. The future for sure. Little disappointed Pat Tafa didn't make the bench, wonder how he pulled up post COVID.
  10. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    Just a guess but even if I'm wrong - Amosa and Hoopert are the more mobile options - able to keep the game up tempo. Mafi and Smith will come on and make the scrum even stronger! Expect to see a few 2nd half scrum penalties against the Tahs. '

    (Hunt was also an injury exclusion btw)
  11. Wilson Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Tickets on sale from 11am via ticketek for those interested who don't already have one as a member.

    For any other members I received a confirmation of my tickets last night, tickets to come later today. Check your junk if you haven't received one yet.
  12. Bobby Sands Peter Johnson (47)

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    I hope we really belt NSW.

    Will be disappointed if we don't.
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  13. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Confident with our forwards. If we don’t there is something seriously wrong.
  14. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Interesting change in the Tahs backrow, two bigger, more abrasive units being used

    I don't mind Hanigan as that mobile lock, he is a good as anyone in the country at the front of the lineout, he gets up fast and will force deeper throws

    But we will be lucky to get 0 in this game
  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I have loaded up on the Reds at the line of -8.5. Knowing the Reds they will disappoint me by winning the game but not by enough points.

    They've surely never had a better chance of ending the Tahs' winning streak over them though. For the Tahs to win this one in Brisbane with the inexperienced side they have and the way they were playing at the start of the season would be nothing short of miraculous.
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  16. Bobby Sands Peter Johnson (47)

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    The beast is injured.. kill it.
  17. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Hopefully like father, like son.

    "the final insult for the NSW pack :D"
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  18. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    that 1989 series was awesome. Smashed the Tahs twice by 30 points each time. Once in Sydney and once in Brisbane. Lovely stuff.
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  19. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    So long ago that not a single member of the Reds side was even alive.
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  20. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Was the last time the Reds beat the Tahs the match with the Dom Shipperly try?

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