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NRC Rnd 1: Melbourne Rising v Canberra Vikings

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RugbyReg, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Saturday @ Box Hill Rugby Club @ 1:30pm local time

    Vikings team:

    1. Fred KAIHEA
    2. Connal MCINERNEY
    3. Jake SIMEON
    4. Darcy SWAIN (c)
    5. Blake ENEVER
    6. Pete SAMU
    7. Will MILLER
    8. Rob VALETINI
    9. Ryan LONERGAN
    10. Noah LOLESIO
    11. Mack HANSEN
    12. Irae SIMONE
    13. Tom WRIGHT
    14. Toni PULU
    15. Andy MUIRHEAD


    16. Lachlan LONERGAN
    17. Bo ABRA
    18. Nick DOBSON
    19. Nick FROST
    20. Angus ALLEN
    21. Seamus SMITH
    22. Bayley KUENZLE
    23. Andrew ROBINSON
  2. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    Lolesio at 10? Wasnt he a center for the 20s?
  3. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    yes and yes
  4. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Simone and Wright in the centres looks good. Would have liked to see Ikitau on the bench.

    Front rows could be the Achilles Heel. Can anyone provide some insight into Kaihea, Simeon and Abra? Where's Tom Ross? Rest of the scrum is very strong.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Bo Abra plays for Easts in Sydney and was in our Under 20 RWC squad this year.

    He got dusted up at scrum time in the Shute Shield a fair bit. Most kids that young do though.
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  6. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Jake Simeon played for QLD Country last year. And Souths in Brisbane.

    I really like him as a THP prospect.
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  7. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    Looking forward to playing these guys next week. Hopefully see some of those fringe wallabies back as well.
  8. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Interesting to see Wright at 13... Ikitau injured?

    He was playing 10 last year for the Tuggeranong Vikings in the JID when they won the comp.
  9. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Don't get me wrong: love seeing the Box Hill boys in there. But this could be a shellacking.
  10. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    The Rising definitely have the upper hand with their props - even the bench options are stronger than the Vikings contingent....

    The Vikings' back 5 forwards look scary good, and a strong backline too..... but the Vikings have been known to disappoint every other year, so we'll see.
  11. Jeeper Fred Wood (13)

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    What tf is that font? I thought it was written in Japanese at first glance. Wft is wrong with marketing departments in Rugby?
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  12. Adam84 John Solomon (38)

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    Someone put the intern in charge of the media release apparently

    Imagine if there was some kind of central organisation where each team submitted their team lists to and a nice, clean and uniform media release was able to then release that to the public. Heck, it would almost be a synergy of efforts.
  13. Uh huh Sydney Middleton (9)

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    While a lot of the discussion about the next Brumbies 10 has focussed on Kuenzle and Pasitoa, I've long thought that Lolesio is likely to have the inside running. How nice that we have the NRC to give both him and Kuenzle a good run.

    That front row looks very green, but then it did a few years back when Harrison Lloyd was uncovered, and he dished up a lot of far more experienced opponents before being snaffled by the Force. In the words of Laurie Fisher: "Trust our systems".
  14. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Anyone know much of Semisi Tupou's time at inside centre? I thought he was more a winger although know he played some 13 for the Jnr Wallabies (not overly impressively in my eyes).

    Would not have considered him a 12. Wasn't sure he had much of a kicking nor passing game. Anyone who knows him better care to comment?
  15. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    Woof, look at that Vikings team.

    Say goodnight rising.
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  16. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Thats a absolutely horrible font I have enough problems with some of the names let alone writing it in some form of 90's high school graffiti font
  17. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    I just seen this after my comment so true
  18. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Way back when he was signed in 2016 he was considered a centre, albeit from the 13 Jersey more than the 12. I couldn't tell you. He's been played at 10 sometimes on the occasions he's turned out for Box Hill over the last two years, but I can't comment on the performances at schools or club level beyond that.
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  19. Shaker Dave Cowper (27)

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    Vikings dominant as expected. Dont understand why Melbourne arent better. Lack of depth or talent in their local comp maybe?
  20. Rebel man Herbert Moran (7)

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    Watching from home the camera work is pretty average. Really disappointed to see the team selected not sure why we left so many Rebels players out. We should take this comp more seriously and select our best available side

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