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Brumbies vs Reds, Friday 1st of July, GIO Stadium Canberra

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Tangawizi, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  2. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Reds will be a lot tougher opposition than the positions on the log might indicate.

    Poey, out. Henry, out. Smiler, out. Tomane, doubtful.

    On top of that, the coach has been absent for three weeks with the Wallabies, and most of the squad has either not played since the break started or have only had 10s time. Expect them to be rusty.

    OTOH the Reds have shown decent improvement under the new coaching setup and have recruited Houston to provide more starch in the loose forwards.

    Game is set up for a boilover.
  3. The_Brown_Hornet Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Reds snatched this.
  4. Sully John Eales (66)

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    The Brumbies assistants know the plan and their jobs. Larkham doesn't need to hold their hands. The injuries are a problem but the Reds have a few problems there too. The second row looks shaky as all fuck.
  5. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Could be a case of last man standing, Sully?

    BTW, how will the Reds' scrum be affected, if at all, by the shaky second row?
  6. TOCC Guest

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    Simmons, Karmichael, Feauai-Sautia and Laloifi will all miss the Brumbies game.

    Reds will be lucky to finish within 20 points.
  7. RugbyReg Rocky Elsom (76)

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    And Douglas back from the bench. No idea who will be lock. If Kane is coming back from the bench, and Matwijow is released whilst Lukhan Tui and Roddha are OS, then it must be Neville and Brad Thorn.
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  8. TOCC Guest

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    Get James Horwill back for a cameo?
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  9. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Why not bring back Van. He'll roll those c*nts :)

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  10. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    1. Slipper
    2. Ready
    3. Holmes
    4. Neville
    5. Thorn (fuck it)
    6. Tui
    7. Gill
    8. Houston
    9. Frisby
    10. McIntyre
    11. Nabuli
    12. A.Faingaa
    13. Kerevi
    14. Kuridrani
    15. Greene
    16. S.Faingaa
    17. Fa'agase
    18. Talakai
    19. Douglas
    20. Browning
    21. Gale
    22. Paia'aua
    23. Magnay
    EDIT: replaced JJ with Greene
  11. liquor box Peter Johnson (47)

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    I look forward to the battle of the hookers. Could have an impact on next season and maybe end of year tour
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  12. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    How long is Simmons out for?
  13. Sully John Eales (66)

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    At least the rest of the Reds games.
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  14. RugbyReg Rocky Elsom (76)

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    No Hunt, Laloifi nor JJT also limits our fullback options.

    Will likely be Duncan Paia'aua I guess.
  15. TOCC Guest

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    I wonder if it was the smartest decision by the Reds to release players like Greene and JJT with 3 games still to go
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  16. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Will it make a difference to our season?

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  17. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    This could be closer than most people think. The Brumbies won't have Pocock or Smiler in the forwards so we're searching for backup 8 or will go with Butler at 8 and Michael Wells at 7.

    We will have Toomua back at 12 which will be good. Will be interesting to see how Cubelli goes coming back from Argentina.

    Also interesting to see which sheds S Fainga'a heads to before the game and doesn't make a mistake.
  18. RugbyReg Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Are you suggesting we just need to roll over now? Wave the white flag and let the opposition do what they want?
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  19. TOCC Guest

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    I'm not in the business of supporting a team who just gives up once they're out of finals contention
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  20. Sully John Eales (66)

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    No I'm suggesting that if those players were leaving anyway now is a good time to see what other players have to offer.

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