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Aussie Player Exodus

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by swingpass, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. RebelYell Jim Clark (26)

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    Please read: if they have played for another country since departing, they're eligible
  2. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Ay but being from New Zealand and South Africa respectively they wern't eligible to begin with.
  3. RebelYell Jim Clark (26)

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    Ta'avao had an Australian grandparent, so was.

    Leyds would have been if he saw out the (then) 3 year eligibility period.
  4. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Intredasting
  5. upthereds#! John Solomon (38)

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    I think if they are capped for another country they shouldn't be included full stop.
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  6. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Putting about 2 minutes thought into it, I'd have both Qld locks and Darcy Swain before any of the other locks mentioned; Tyrel Lomax at THP; Andrew Deegan at No 10, and any two others over English and Leyds on the wings.
  7. RebelYell Jim Clark (26)

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    Ok sure, so with that in mind.

    1. JP Smith
    2. Alex Mafi
    3. Angus Ta'avao Michael Alaalatoa
    4. Hugh Pyle
    5. Sam Wykes
    6. Jarrad Butler
    7. Colby Fainga'a
    8. Lachlan McCaffrey
    9. Ian Prior
    10. Jono Lance
    11. Tom English
    12. Billy Meakes
    13. Mitch Inman
    14. Dillyn Leyds Toni Pulu
    15. Jason Woodward
    16. Anaru Rangi
    17. Matt Gibbon
    18. Paul Alo-Emile Sam Talakai
    19. Harry Hockings
    20. Rob Valetini
    21. Ben Lucas
    22. Bryce Hegarty
    23. Telusa Veainu Andy Muirhead
  8. RebelYell Jim Clark (26)

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    Lomax an oversight on my path.

    Deegan over Hegarty, Paia'aua + Lance is madness. He's never even played Super Rugby.

    Who would your wingers be then?

    Happy to run with Pyle + Wykes over the Qld locks and Swain for the timebeing, but I think that in a couple of years it would be a different story.
  9. CantRunWithoutEyes Frank Row (1)

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    Andrew Deegan has been impressive and has shown years of improvement during his time with Connacht / Western Force. IMO he could be a great signing if he wanted to come home. Solid defender, Great vision and high goal kicking percentage. I believe he won the Roscoe Fay Trophy for most pointsin a season in his last year at Randwick. Would love to see him land back in the Super Rugby somewhere.
  10. Gnostic Mark Ella (57)

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    You missed Liam Gill in the 23. Perhaps the best loose forward Australia has not capped in modern times.
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  11. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    he got 15 caps
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  12. upthereds#! John Solomon (38)

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    Hugh Pyle and Big Richie Arnold would be handy.
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  13. dru Paul McLean (56)

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    Still an astonishing player to not be a regular for the WBs.
  14. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    Absolutely. Shit timing, nothing else.
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  15. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    Deb also talked about playing Mitre 10 being the difference in NZ and for improvement in his game. Something the NRC or its future replacement needs to aspire to.
  16. Bobby Sands Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Bring Liam home :(

    I think he & McMahon would come home pretty quickly if we punt Cheik.
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  17. dru Paul McLean (56)

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    Sounds like a win-win.
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  18. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Considering Cheika had nothing to do with McMahon leaving, and McMahon was a starter under Cheika in his last season (playing his best rugby) I doubt it would make any difference...
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  19. Bobby Sands Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I know for a FACT that it is.

    But believe what you want.

    More broadly, beyond McMahon, Cheika is not popular with the players. He puts them all against each other, plays strange games.

    If you don’t want to believe me, read the tea leaves. Cheika open to holding his job, and Scott Johnson is not even entertaining the idea.
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  20. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    'If' we punt Cheika?

    His contract is up isn't it? Since when did this suddenly become an option. The only way Cheika keeps his job is if he somehow manages to win the World Cup. And there is absolutely no fucking chance the muppet can do that.

    It would be great to get players like Gill and McMahon back, even if i still think Hooper is better.

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