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Brumbies 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Brumby Jack, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    Fifita's inclusion gives me a lot of comfort. Makin came good last season, but Ross has not impressed me this NRC, and he'll face even tougher opponents at Super level.

    Our first-choice front row should be Sio, Mann-Rea, and Alaalatoa, with Slipper, Faingaa, and Makin on the bench. If Makin or Alaalatoa goes down, then we should bring in Fifita and move Slipper to cover THP.
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  2. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    I think we need to continue starting with Faingaa..... he was fantastic as the year went on and is a current Wallaby who will be competing for a RWC spot.

    Mann-Rea to close out the game, with McInerney to get some solid bench time throughout the season.
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  3. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    I'm happy with either Faingaa or Mann-Rea to start, I've always had faith in Mann-Rea and Faingaa needs the time to grow. The best thing about McInerney is that he makes his tackles, throws straight, and hooks the ball, so we're fine even if it comes down to our 3rd choice hooker.
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  4. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Is there a Brumbies 2023 thread?

    Apparently AA has signed a 5 year contract.
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  5. Tomikin Tony Shaw (54)

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    Long deal but his young and a brilliant THP
  6. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    1 year for every A in his surname.

    Imagine if they included his first name.
  7. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    brilliant seems hyperbolic but a very good player
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  8. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    New strategy to combat the player drain?
  9. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Ok, a five year contract (which I think is too long given the almost certainty of injury etc) in the most important position in the team. Must have made Hooper's contract look like small bikkies.
  10. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    7As on a five year contract? Too short for an outstanding prop from the West Juniors Rugby prop factory (6As, Blake, Weeks, Ma'afu x 2, Sio, Lolohea et al), shoulda got a 10 year deal.... :rolleyes:
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  11. The Whisperer Herbert Moran (7)

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    Best 23 for next year:

    1. James Slipper
    2. Folau Fainga'a
    3. Scott Sio
    4. Rory Arnold
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Peter Samu
    7. David Pocock
    8. Rob Valetini
    9. Joe Powell
    10. Christian Lealiifano
    11. Henry Speight
    12. Irae Simone
    13. Tevita Kuridrani
    14. Toni Pulu
    15. Tom Banks
    RESERVES
    16. Josh Mann Rea
    17. Allan Alalaatoa
    18. Les Makin
    19. Murray Douglas
    20. Ben Hyne
    21. Matt Lucas
    22. Wharenui Hawera
    23. Andy Muirhead
  12. Getwithme Alex Ross (28)

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    only real issue spot is 12. Pretty sure you're missing a few decent names who would be in front of Hyne and Douglas possibly.
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  13. MarkJ Charlie Fox (21)

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    Sio at 1, Alaalatoa at 3. Slipper to the bench. Enever instead of Douglas, Cusack or McCaffery instead of Hyne. Jackson-Hope likely to be ahead of Simone at 12 based on NRC, or play Hawera at 10 and Lilo at 12.
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  14. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Still getting your LHPs and THPs mixed up Whisperer.

    Agree with MarkJ that Sio will start at LHP and Allan Ala'alatoa at THP. Slipper and Makin on the bench.

    Definitely one of McCaffery or Cusack in place of Hyne, who is marginal Super standard imo. Enever or Swain on the bench to cover lock, and Lausi Taliauli will compete with Muirhead for a bench spot. I don't have an issue with Simone at 12 and I think his partnership with TK could be a winner.
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  15. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    yeah I'd have:

    1 Sio
    2 Faingaa
    3 Alalalatoa
    4 Swain
    5 Arnold
    6 Valetini
    7 Samu
    8 Pocock
    9 Powell
    10 Hawera
    11 Speight
    12 Lealiifano
    13 Kuridrani
    14 Pulu
    15 Banks

    16 Mann-Rea
    17 Slipper
    18 Makin
    19 Carter
    20 McCaffrey
    21 Lucas
    22 Jackson-Hope
    23 Muirhead
  16. Dctarget Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I might be biased, but I'd have Slipper starting. If he doesn't, I will be very surprised if he's not the regular starter by the end of the season.

    Also his best days have been at loose head. Having him at 3. is a waste.
  17. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    I can see Swain eventually taking over from Enever as the bench lock.....

    In fact, I would like to start seeing Lonergan getting more game time off the bench too.

    And despite being a Wallaby, I'm almost hesitant to start with Samu due to his lack of size. almost.

    Cusack was starting to come along toward the tail end of the season last year, so it will be a tight battle between him and McCafffrey for that bench spot. I somewhat agree that Hyne, despite being a good honest toiler with a high workrate, may not quite cut it at Super level.

    Jackson-Hope deserves the 12 jersey on his NRC form - he's miles ahead of Simone on form.

    In fact, it's going to be hard to squeeze Simone into the 23.

    There's going to be a lot of competition in the back 3, and I could see Speight's guaranteed position come under threat.

    Muirhead and Taliauli were both really good in the NRC. Taliauli in particular was quite impressive.

    For the first round I would like to see....

    1. Sio
    2. Faingaa
    3. Alaalatoa
    4. Arnold
    5. Carter
    6. Samu
    7. Pocock
    8. Valetini
    9. Powell
    10. Lealiifano
    11. Pulu
    12. Jackson-Hope
    13. Kuridrani
    14. Speight
    15. Banks

    16. Mann-Rea
    17. Slipper
    18. Makin
    19. Swain
    20. Cusack or McCaffrey
    21. Lonergan
    22. Hawera
    23. Taliauli or Muirhead
  18. Getwithme Alex Ross (28)

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    This is the team I'd have
  19. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    All I want to see is an uninjured Valetini playing consistently.
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  20. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    I think we're going to have a fluid 23 next season. Lots of horses-for-courses, plenty of exploration of our depth. Very difficult to predict a 23 for the first match, let alone the season.
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