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Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by RugbyReg, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Jooste heading back to the Spirit for NRC 2017 according to today's Canberra Times.
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  2. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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  3. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Quality lineup. Hopefully not their final season.

    Spirit squad charged with defending title
    by Sam Phillips

    Spirit coach Kevin Foote has named the 33 men charged with defending their NRC title.

    Foote's squad features 15 players who helped lift the trophy last season, along with 11 players from Pindan Premier Grade.

    “I think it is probably the strongest squad we have named,” Foote said.

    … “I love the NRC, I love seeing everyone the kids and the families come down to ‘Fill the Hill’ and watch the Spirit.

    "We love playing at McGillivray Oval and running out in the black and gold jersey, everyone takes a lot of pride in wearing the state colours.”

    Adam Coleman, Dane Haylett-Petty, Richard Hardwick and Tatafu Polota-Nau are the Wallabies listed among the squad, though they may only get service out of Hardwick, given the other three are fixtures in the Wallabies 23.

    By (guesstimate) positions:

    Jermaine Ainsley
    Pekahou Cowan
    Mees Erasmus
    Tetera Faulkner
    Beau King
    Baxter King
    Shambeckler Vui

    Logan Ede
    Sama Malolo
    Tatafu Polota-Nau - Wallabies
    Anaru Rangi

    Richie Arnold
    Adam Coleman - Wallabies
    Ben Grant
    Matt Philip

    Angus Cottrell
    Richard Hardwick - Wallabies
    Onehunga Havili
    Kane Koteka
    Ben McCalman
    Isi Naisarani

    Michael McDonald
    Ian Prior
    Michael Ruru

    Peter Grant
    Nick Jooste
    Jono Lance

    Marcel Brache
    Bill Meakes
    Chance Peni
    Sheldon Tawara

    Brendan Owen
    Curtis Rona - Wallabies now as well
    James Verity-Amm

    Dane Haylett-Petty - Wallabies
    Clay Uyen
  4. Caputo Alfred Walker (16)

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    Where is RHP?
  5. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    perhaps with naisarani, cottrell, and mccalman it was a bit crowded so he's been sent somewhere else for a start?
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  6. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Which teams have yet to announce their squad? Is it just the Sydney teams?
  7. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Correct. Also possible but less likely could be, ITM cup, short term europe cover or delayed minor surgery
  8. Rugbynutter39 John Hipwell (52)

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    Big rally and show of support for Force at WA Rugby HQ yesterday. So here is the thing given NRC a fledgling competition, if say 5000+ Force fans turned up to watch Perth Spirit home games plus Force go onto win the NRC again (which given put out squad full of Western Force players likely), you don't think that would send a powerful message and also get TF continuing to support you guys?

    Hope Force Fans turn out for spirit in numbers as message of support getting louder, but got to keep it up imo.
  9. chibimatty Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    One unfortunate thing about the rally, there was no mention of the Spirit at all. I thought it was a missed opportunity not mentioning the upcoming home games considering the turnout.
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  10. chibimatty Jimmy Flynn (14)

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  11. brokendown Alex Ross (28)

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    this will also be the last year for the Spirit if the Force lose the appeal
  12. Rugbynutter39 John Hipwell (52)

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    Perth Spirit putting out effectively starting SR players will smash this competition...I get why they have done this...and can't blame them.but I seriously hope all the Force support translates into crowd support for home games as having lowest crowds like previous seasons for NCR home games would be like adding extra nail to the coffin..I don't get the picture that Force fans have gotten behind Perth Spirit in seasons past..so be interesting to see what happens here.
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    Crowd numbers have been amongst if not the best in the NRC from what I could see.
  14. G_Beard Stan Wickham (3)

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    Crowd was pretty good on Sunday. The rugby community has gotten behind the Spirit in a big way this year. Seeing heaps of the junior coaches at the match with a bunch of their respective teams is a very good thing.
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  15. G_Beard Stan Wickham (3)

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    How is there not a Perth Spirit home match as a curtain raiser to the Test match this weekend?
  16. BLR Banned

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    ARU are inept?

    Cmon man, you should know this.
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  17. G_Beard Stan Wickham (3)

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    Asking incredulously and only too aware unfortunately- but that side of things is for the other forums
  18. TOCC Guest

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    Typically stadiums are opposed to curtain raisers on first class fields like Allianz, Suncorp, ANZ etc due to the damage to the pitch and the workload the fields have through the year. NIB has a lesser number of teams, so can't see that so much an issue.
  19. Boof1050 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Giddy up the Spirit this Arvo. Another finals campaign go hard lads!
  20. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    A good effort after the sacking of the Force.
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