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Australia vs South Africa 8th September

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Tomikin, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    No Kepu is also interesting. My man, the greatest Wallaby prop...

    Once again a Waratah is cruelly overlooked.

    Don't celebrate yet BR. He'll be back :)
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  2. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Keeping him fresh for the ABs.
  3. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Not entirely, Hooper is still there ahead of Cotrell. Everything will now have to be his fault.

    It will be an interesting exercise that’s for sure

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  4. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    This side is getting closer.

    Would still like to see Hooper on the bench, and Israel at either 13 or 11.

    Tupou off the bench is logical, but he will obviously be starting once fit.
  5. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    It will be interesting to see how long Nau & Toomua last, both have been loading the FF miles
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  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Beale has a good record at 10 for the Wallabies. Hopefully that continues!

    We need a win something shocking!
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  7. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    So if Hooper is on the bench does Hanigan or Samu come on in his place?
  8. drewprint Ron Walden (29)

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    I’m hoping we see a bit of role switching between Folau and DHP. I thought DHP showed us the value of a ball playing, kicking fullback last game.
  9. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    What time is kickoff?
  10. MonkeyBoy Bill Watson (15)

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    Maybe quota related with Beast on the bench?
  11. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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  12. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    Probably both of these things, also perhaps they assumed Tupou would be off the bench and wanted Marx to be there to deal with him at scrum time.
  13. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Hope the boys have been training hard!

    I don't mind most of the changes but the 10/12/13 combo will be interesting
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  14. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Not Hanigan, he is a spud.

    I'd prefer Timu or someone else who can play 8. Maybe Samu can? But I am not sure.

    Obviously, Isa should take that spot when eligible.

    Would be interested in Dempsey if fit.

    Dempsey, McMahon, Pocock has a good look to it.

    I don't mind the Tui experiment but with current players would prefer; Samu, Pocock, Timu.

    If Tui is at 6, then Timu/Samu at 8, and Pocock 7.
  15. joeyjohnz Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Does this team mean Chieka wants to keep his job?

    Oh wait, Hooper is still there.

    Baby steps, I guess.
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  16. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    What are you going to do with your life when Hooper retires and you can no longer fill the empty hours moaning about him?
  17. RoffsChoice Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Only reason I can imagine Toomua at 12 with Beale at 10 is for defensive stability, lord knows Toomua has defensive awareness and a great tackle. Other than that, I don't know why you'd pick the best Aussie 12 since prime Giteau out of position if you didn't need to.
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  18. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    They will interchange. Something had to change, it was not working.

    Toomua and Kurtley could be a very good combination of skills.
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  19. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Beale plays a lot of 10 from phase play for the Tahs, so the 30 months for playing 10 whilst literally correct, isn't.

    What gain in defense, we lose in the ability to play unstructured from phase using second lines etc
  20. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    he's basically been playing 10 for the Wallabies too. I wonder if Toomua will roam outwide as much as Foley does?

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