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Hurricanes v Reds

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RugbyReg, May 17, 2018.

  1. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    Queensland Reds team to play Hurricanes
    5:35pm AEST, Friday 18 May – Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    1. JP Smith – GPS
    2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa – Sunnybank
    3. Taniela Tupou – Brothers
    4. Izack Rodda – Easts
    5. Kane Douglas – Norths
    6. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
    7. George Smith – Brothers
    8. Scott Higginbotham (C) - Wests
    9. Ben Lucas - Sunnybank
    10. Jono Lance – University of Queensland
    11. Jordan Petaia – Wests
    12. Duncan Paia’aua – Norths
    13. Samu Kerevi – Souths
    14. Filipo Daugunu – Wests
    15. Hamish Stewart – Bond University

    16. Andrew Ready – Easts
    17. Sef Fa’agase – University of Queensland
    18. Ruan Smith – GPS
    19. Harry Hockings – University of Queensland
    20. Liam Wright – Easts
    21. Moses Sorovi – Wests
    22. Izaia Perese – Easts
    23. Aidan Toua – Easts

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  2. Strewthcobber Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Defensively, that backline sends shivers down my spine

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  3. dillyboy Tom Lawton (22)

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    Why oh why are we persisting with the two L's as the halves pairing???
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  4. dillyboy Tom Lawton (22)

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    Jordie Barrett is back too - poor Hamish :eek:
  5. neilc Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Good to see DP in and Ready and Perese on the bench - hope they both get some decent game time.
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  6. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Hurricanes? Who the fuck are these hurricanes? That's what us Queenslanders call a light breeze. We're gonna smash these pricks. Penalty try from the scrum, minimum 2 canes players in the bin, and the reds winning by at least 20
  7. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Love it Torp, like a supporter who is a proper supporter mate!!!
    I can see it being not too wide a gap, I suspect with O'Keeffe being the ref and what he's copped this week there is a big risk he and support may go a bit whistle happy so as not to miss anything!
  8. Zero_Cool Ron Walden (29)

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    Just curious is there anyone here who, given we are starting Stewart, think Lance should be starting at 10?

    Like I would be on board with having Stewart come off the bench at half time or something given it's against the Hurricanes, but he's starting!
  9. RedsHappy Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Now that the Reds will categorically not make the Finals, persisting with a journeyman player at 10 who's departing the Reds in a couple of months is simply absurd/poor coaching judgement by almost any criteria.

    How on earth will Stewart develop like this as the 2019 10? And when there's no other credible candidate for that role. And where on first looks, Stewart is not a 15.

    Pulling a player as talented as Perese in and out of the squad, how does that make sense with 2019 in mind?

    I especially focus upon 2019 planning now as surely the QRU cannot financially or otherwise afford yet another year in 2019 like the 2014-18 block have been and with current (real numbers) home crowds around 7-8,000?
  10. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Who says they won't pull the switcheroo again?
  11. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    The only reason I can think of for starting Lucas and Lance over Sororvi and Stewart is because they want to protect them from the shellacking they can expect tomorrow night.
  12. Derpus Jim Lenehan (48)

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    They might not get shellacked if the team that beat the lions rocks up.

    Weird team.
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  13. dillyboy Tom Lawton (22)

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    The Reds are playing $15 for the win ($1.05 to the canes).

    Surely it's worth putting a tenner on the Reds for the upset..
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  14. Sully John Eales (66)

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  15. Zero_Cool Ron Walden (29)

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    Dillyboy right now.

    @Reg, if that's the logic why start Stewart at all, surely if you were trying to protect him you'd bring him off the bench?
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  16. RugbyReg Phil Waugh (73)

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    I am not suggesting there is any logic in this.

    My theory is he will end up at 10 anyway, this way he gets match time (which he is obliged to get given he was denied an opportunity to go to U20s) but ends up in his favoured 10 jersey for rest of season which includes an 'easier' run including home game v Highlanders and Waratahs before the break and then Auckland away and Rebels & Sunwolves at home after the break.
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  17. Tomikin John Hipwell (52)

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    Isn't it so next year they can use the excuse that his inexperienced at 10 only having 1 start at 10..

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  18. Strewthcobber Geoff Shaw (53)

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    An attempt at damage limitation so that the coaches jobs are safer?
  19. RedsHappy Geoff Shaw (53)

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    That would not surprise me one iota; emitting lame and factually highly debatable excuses for crap outcomes has become a very bad Ballymore habit. They need to concoct better ones as most of their chosen emissions are simply pathetic.

    Whatever and remarkably, on cue the Foxtel commentators lap them up like puppies. Clark calling the Sunwolves match rolled out the 'this very young Reds team' as some kind of forgivable explanation/justification, numerous times.
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  20. dillyboy Tom Lawton (22)

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    Too late... :eek:

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