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NRC Semi-Final - Western Force v Brisbane City - UWA Sports Park - Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Noon

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by ForceFan, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    C'mon Perth rugby fans - let's get a big turnout.
    Seeyou at Phil.

    Coach calls fans to Fill the Hill

    October 14, 2019

    Tim Sampson has called on all Western Force fans to get behind the club ahead of the blockbuster home semi-final clash against Brisbane City.
    Force was crowned Minor Premiers of the National Rugby Championship, following a strong 57-33 victory over Sydney in the final round of the regular season. Sampson stated the players excitement heading into the Force’s first home NRC semi-final and highlighted the motivating factor of playing at home at UWA Sports Park in front of the Sea of Blue.
    “In finals footy, you need that little bit of lift to get you over the line at the back end of a game. Filling the Hill with a lot of blue jerseys and t-shirts at MacGillvray will be fantastic.” said Sampson.
    The Force and Brisbane City will battle it out for a place in the NRC Grand Final at 12pm at UWA Sports Park this Saturday.

    Fantastic to hear Tim give the locally grown lads and new players being given a go such a good wrap.

    Thanks Minderoo/Andrew Forrest for keeping this development pathway to professional rugby open in WA.
  2. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Brisbane bring challenge to Perth

    October 15, 2019

    After a confidence-boosting victory last weekend, star Brisbane City fly-half Isaac Lucas expects his side to challenge the Force when the two sides meet in the semi-finals at UWA Sports Park this weekend.

    More here..
  3. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Forward-pack driving Force to Semi-Final

    October 16, 2019

    After a second year topping the tackling and ball-carrying charts for the Western Force, flanker Fergus Lee-Warner headlines the team’s long list of quiet achievers.

    Combining with the side’s explosive attacking talent, Force’s juggernaut forwards will be integral to halting Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship Semi-Final this Saturday. The Sydney born flanker insists the platform for the team’s dominance has been laid down by the formidable forward pack.

    More here...
  4. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    I think Lee-Warner is a top class player, and has been for the past couple of years. I have to admit though that I've never seen him play flanker, or anywhere other than in the second row. I would have him as one of the locks in a combined best team from the NRC.
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  5. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Go you good things.

    PS List replaced with Tevin Ferris at #8

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  6. Eagles90 Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Brisbane City side to face Western Force:
    1. Dane Zander – Norths
    2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa (c) – Sunnybank
    3. Dave Feao – Sunnybank
    4. Rob Puliuvea – Wests
    5. Ryan Smith – Brothers
    6. Adam Korczyk – University of Queensland
    7. Sam Wallis – University of Queensland
    8. Seru Uru – Easts
    9. Nick Chapman – Norths
    10. Isaac Lucas - Sunnybank
    11. Jordan Luke – Norths
    12. Teti Tela – Souths
    13. Hunter Paisami - Wests
    14. Sefa Naivalu – Norths
    15. Bryce Hegarty – GPS


    16. Maile Ngauamo – GPS
    17. TBA
    18. Rhys van Nek – Easts
    19. Brad Kapa – Brothers
    20. Connor Anderson – Wests
    21. Moses Sorovi – Wests
    22. Isaac Henry – Wests
    23. Lawson Creighton – Brothers

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  7. RebelYell Alex Ross (28)

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    Why TBA for the reserve tighthead?
  8. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    The finals will be a real test of the depth of the WF squad.

    Very happy with this side considering the loss of so many regular starting XV players due to injuries and RWC duties:
    Henry Taefu, Kieran Longbottom, Johan Bardoul, Chris Alcock, Brynard Stander, Ian Prior, AJ Alatimu, Marcel Brache and Brad Lacey.

    Pleasing to see so many players from interstate and local club rugby getting a chance in the NRC including:
    Pama Fou, Byron Ralston, Dom Hardman, Aisake Meo, Rory O'Sullivan, Jake Strachan as well as former WF player CTM.
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  9. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Is Byron Ralston contracted with the Force or coming home after NRC?
  10. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    And Jake Strachan for that matter?
  11. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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    Don't think either, as yet, have been offered contracts beyond the current NRC trials.
    (If so - no announcements to date)
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  12. ForceFan Colin Windon (37)

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  13. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Force by 30
  14. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Force are looking good.
  15. Penguin Arch Winning (36)

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    It's their comp to lose. Head & shoulders above the rest this season.
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  16. Penguin Arch Winning (36)

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    McRieght & Ruan Smith on the injured list?
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  17. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Team leaders BPA, Korczyk, Lucas and Hegarty need to step up with more talk if they want to get close. What’s McReight’s injury? With early Reds’ pre-season and a good chance of the game 23 players it would want to be minor.
  18. RebelYell Alex Ross (28)

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    If Brisbane City and Canberra Vikings win, be a cracking weekend of footy in the capital next week with Uni 7s final round on as well.
  19. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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  20. molman Arch Winning (36)

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    Some real holes in the defensive line from QLD

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