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Melbourne Rising 2014

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by KevinO, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Is Sefa back yet? He didn't have any bandages on his hands at all on the weekend.
  2. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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    Looks a good team. We are going to need experienced heads to close out the match, so I'd consider burgess over Meehan. Although Meehan has been playing well. Sa'aaga (sp?) over Tuiatua as the spare LHP? Not sure if Cruz is covering that. Wingers have been doing well for us so we can leave that intact. Mich will have to really help steer that back line around, experience is going to count in this match (and the rest of them). Although Gus hasn't had a run he's been training the place down and could be hand y bench option.

    The concept of having distributed leadership (multiple VCs) could work for us really well in the next two matches. Level heads will win us the championship.
  3. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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    He was originally a 4 - 6 week proposition with a busted thumb. Might be on the four week side if we need him, hopefully the Rebels medical staff have worked some more wonders.
  4. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    I suggested Tuiatua over Fereti because he seemed to be the favoured option by the staff, playing 7 games to 2.

    If Sefa is back, that would solve the backs problem, and he'd probably play ahead of Lloyd in the final after coming back on the bench.

    Gus may find himself getting a run, unless the Coaching Staff feel Timani could adequately cover lock in an emergency.

    A bit nervous, but really looking forward to it!
  5. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    City now favourites
  6. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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    Explain.
  7. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    No Jones, McMahon, English.

    City get Schatz, Gill?, Kerevi. Browning/Gunn(orGill)/Schatz will outplay Rising back row. Backlines even.
  8. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    We'll have to wait and see. I still like Country this week. Then I'd still say it's slightly better than 50/50 at AAMI.
  9. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    they have their core three at 8, 9 and 10. Pretty important those three.
  10. Ash Michael Lynagh (62)

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    The Eagles' last team they fielded was no great shakes, it was a step down from their initial team at the start of the season. City and Rising would be my favourites for this week at this stage, but teams still need to be named.
  11. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Of course the Rising tight 5 is still in tact which is by far the best in the comp. Will probably be the telling difference, I remember the Rising scrum dominated City in Brisbane.

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