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NSW Country - - - NRC Official Team Thread

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by Hugh Jarse, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Full Squad

    Taylor Adams, Mark Baldwin, Cam Betham, Tim Buchanan, Charlie Clifton, Sam Croke, Andrew Deegan, Folau Faingaa, Sam Figg, Jed Gillespie, Jake Gordon, Ned Hanigan, Tom Hill, David Horwitz, Christian Kagiassis, Andrew Kellaway, Tolu Latu, Kuki Ma’afu, Ryan McCauley, Sam Needs, Alex Newsome, Rowan Perry, Angus Roberts, Tom Robertson, Reece Robinson, Paddy Ryan, Sonny Satuala, Mitch Short, Jake Wainwright and Sam Ward.

    Wallabies marquee players: Bernard Foley, James Hanson, Dean Mumm and Nick Phipps.
  2. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Jed Gillespie is one I wouldn't have picked. Thought he was a Ram.
  3. MACCA Ron Walden (29)

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    30 players only. Other squads have named 33 & 36 players.
  4. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Here's my take on the squad:

    Prop
    Jed Gillespie (Woodies)
    Tom Robertson (Uni)
    Paddy Ryan (Uni)
    Sonny Satuala (Wix)
    Sam Needs (Woodies)
    Cam Betham (Beasts)

    Hooker
    Folau Faingaa (Uni)
    Tolu Latu (Uni)

    2nd Row
    Ryan McCauley (Beasts)

    Notta 5/6
    Ned Hanigan (Wix)

    Loose Forward
    Mark Baldwin (Wix)
    Sam Croke (Wix)
    Sam Figg (Wix)
    Rowan Perry (Beasts)
    Jake Wainwright (Uni)
    Sam Ward (Wix)
    Tim Buchanan (from QLD)

    Halfback
    Jake Gordon (Uni)
    Mitch Short (Wix)
    Taylor Adams (formerly Southland ITM Cup NZ - & Pirates)

    Fly half
    Andrew Deegan (wix)

    Centre
    Charlie Clifton (Beasts)
    Tom Hill (Woodies)
    David Horwitz (Wix)
    Kuki Ma’afu (Wix)

    Back 3
    Christian Kagiassis (Uni)
    Andrew Kellaway (Wix)
    Reece Robinson (Wix)
    Alex Newsome (Beasts)
    Angus Roberts (Uni)


    Think I have got things right re clubs and positions.
    Seems a little short in the engine room esp the Giraffe department.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I wonder where Jim Stewart is going to play this year? Would have expected him to be in this team.
  6. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Players aren't aligning strictly along Shute Shield club lines.

    Will this be an indicator for where players may be in Shute Shield 2017, or is it just one of those things?

    Given the lions share of Waratahs are aligned with The Wix or The Corporation, there are not many in the Eagles and not too many that would identify with NSW Country Rugby.

    Such is life.

    Hopefully there will be some Waratahs allocated to the Rams and Ray's, and not just Marquee Waratahs who will not be seen on the field of play.

    4 Development NRC Rookies: - Kagiassis, Newsome, Short, and McCaughley.
  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The three Scots boys would have spent a couple of terms at Glengarry. Not country per se, but it's not in the city. ;)
  8. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    NSW Country Eagles NRC Credibility Test:
    Q1: Do you own at least one pair of RM Williams boots, and an Akubra Hat?
    Q2: Have you been to a B&S ball?
    Q3: Do you take the M1 or the M4 Motorway to get to Bathurst?
    Q4: Which one of Gulargambone or Coonabarabran is closest to the Warrumbungles?
    Q5. Have you attended the Duck Creek, Bong Bong, Louth or Scone Races?
    Q6: John Deere or Massey Fergusson?
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  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    That's a high bar you're creating Hugh.

    If you promise you saw a couple of sheep and cattle out of the car window on your way to Thredbo that gets you qualification for NSW Country Eagles.
  10. Eyes and Ears Arch Winning (36)

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    Has Will Miller gone to the Rays? Do you think Roberts will play 10 with AK at 15?


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  11. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Maybe:

    15. Gus
    14. Kellaway
    13. Hill/ AN Other
    12. Horwitz
    11. Robinson
    10. Deegan
    9. Gordon

    21. Short/Adams
    22. Center
    23. Wing
  12. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    Wait, I'll just call my uncle who recently moved out to Gulargambone. No seriously, I have an uncle who just moved out there.
  13. Pass it to Dunning! Watty Friend (18)

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    I'm pretty surprised Adams is playing for NSW Country, given he'd probably be starting rather than on the bench for the Rams, and he has no connection to NSW Country or any of the affiliated clubs.
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  14. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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    You got a source for this BH? The Rising have also listed Chibba as one of their marquee players.
  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It was on rugbynews.net.au but it seems like the article has disappeared.
  16. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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    Yea, just tried looking for it too. Looks like some argy bargey over the marquee spots. We will happily keep Chibba down with us.
  17. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Yeah, the ARU asked them to take it down as it was leaked prematurely I believe
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  18. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Weeks, Timani and Inman to the Eagles perhaps ? makes 33
  19. MACCA Ron Walden (29)

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    Think there will be a few more names added to this squad when officially announced
  20. MACCA Ron Walden (29)

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    Think Jim Stewart suffered a bad neck injury in the GF hence his unavailability. That is unconfirmed however is believed to be correct.

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