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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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    That said, I will say what I want to see:
    1. Scott Sio
    2. Josh Mann-Rea
    3. Allan Alaalatoa
    4. Rory Arnold
    5. Sam Carter
    6. Pete Samu
    7. David Pocock
    8. Ben Hyne
    9. Ryan Lonergan
    10. Christian Lealiifano
    11. Andrew Muirhead
    12. Irae Simone
    13. Tevita Kuridrani
    14. Lausii Taliauli
    15. Tom Banks
    And we can basically consider this our second 15:
    1. James Slipper
    2. Folau Fainga'a
    3. Les Makin
    4. Blake Enever
    5. Darcy Swain
    6. Lachlan McCaffrey
    7. Tom Cusack
    8. Rob Valetini
    9. Joe Powell
    10. Wharenui Hawera
    11. Toni Pulu
    12. Jordan Jackson-Hope
    13. Len Ikitau
    14. Henry Speight
    15. Mack Hansen
    And then we have extra depth with this squad:
    • Vunipola Fifita (LHP)
    • Tom Ross (THP)
    • Cornel McInerney (HK)
    • Murray Douglas (LK/6/8)
    • Matt Lucas (SH)
    • Bayley Kuenzle (FH)
    • Noah Lolesio (FH/IC/WG/FB)
    • Tom Wright (FH/IC/FB)
    • Chance Peni (WG/IC/OC)
    I expect this depth in the backline to be short-lived if it is not well managed. We have somehow survived the loss of Nic Mayhew and James Dargaville through some shrewd recruitment. If we do not rotate well, we will lose talent.
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  2. mst Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    On the losing talent subject, I had a brief conversation with James Dargaville as I disembarked my flight the other night. Although he was glad to be back home in Canberra he told me he didn't know where he would be playing next. Such a shame.:(
  3. Wilson Dick Tooth (41)

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    Reds are apparently chasing him:

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...u/news-story/563ede5ccf90a1700e85710e4ebcc282
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  4. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    I'm pretty sure Slipper's opportunities will come at LHP but not to start over the current Wallabies' LHP. I reckon Sio will start most games and Slipper will come on early in the second half. They'll both get lots of game time.
  5. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    I really wish we kept him. He was on track to be the next Bartholomeusz.
  6. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    If Alaalatoa goes down, I expect Slipper will start at THP. I also think we’ll see some rotation as McKellar tries to work out his best front row.
  7. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    World Series rugby?
  8. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    I very much worry about Slipper’s health. He looks a broken man this game already. I reckon his shoulder is still troubling him.
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  9. Mudslider Allen Oxlade (6)

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    For the rest 12 spot, Jordan Jackson-Hope & Tom Wright. Forwards looks great, backs too . The recruiting team did a great job this year, looking forward to seeing the team take the field.
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  10. Brumbieman John Solomon (38)

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    Really keen for Super rugby to start again, I suspect we're going to have a belter of a year. The last 5 weeks or so was the best rugby and Aussie side has played since the Tahs in 2014, and the Reds in 2011 before that.

    Our recruiting has been superb, losing Dargaville the only exception .
  11. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    O'Neills to be the new kit supplier
  12. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Interesting...

    Their main client seems to be the GAA, but they also do some of the JID clubs and supplied the Canberra Vikings in the NRC.
  13. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    I got one of their Royals beanies, and have been advised to expect one of the jackets for Christmas. Personally a big fan of what they've done for both Royals and the NRC Vikings, let's hope for a good showing for the Brumbies. That 2013 BLK jersey was a thing of beauty that they'll struggle to beat.
  14. MarkJ Charlie Fox (21)

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    New Brumbies jersey

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  15. MarkJ Charlie Fox (21)

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    And the away jersey

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  16. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Logo needs o be a bit lower as it covers the bars
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  17. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Yep? Or at least try to integrate it into it somehow like the UC era...

    Otherwise I like the simplicity in the designs.
  18. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    Anyone have any news from the first few weeks of pre-season?

    I'm still hoping for a Simone-Kuridrani partnership.
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  19. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Simone couldn't get a start for the Vikings in NRC, so it doesn't bode well for him....

    If he doesn't start I'm not sure you can squeeze him onto the bench.

    JJH was sublime and would have to be the favourite to start, but obviously some people have concerns about his size.
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  20. Bobby Sands Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Simone could be an absolute star.

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