Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Hawko, Sep 10, 2018.
That back-row would be so much better. It is actually balanced.
Put Folau on a wing.
I haven't rewatched the game but my recollection is that Hodge went off for an HIA, which would explain why he was able to come back on I think
Yeah, I think you might be right.
Hodge takes a high shot from du Plessis in the 64th minute. We kick for the corner, get the lineout not in straight, Springboks kick for touch from scrum, we get the lineout not in straight, we win a penalty at the scrum and kick for goal and Hodge comes off in the 69th minute without any real play happening in between.
So Hodge coming off doesn't count as as replacement but him coming back on does count I think (because Koroibete was an original player, not a temporary replacement). So that gets us to 8.
shhhh hush now, only the All Blacks cheat.
Was on the GC weekend just gone & saw some advertising Inc a countdown clock opposite Cavill Mall but also probably saw & heard more about the triathlon this week & prep works for GC600. Anyone know how ticket sales are going and/ or have an idea how big a crowd RA are expecting/ hoping for?
Pocock replaces Samu who moves to the bench. Hanigan drops out.
Coleman and Phipps replace Simmons and Powell on the bench.
Folau moves to the wing, Maddocks to the bench and Banks drops out.
Kepu replaces Robertson as reserve LHP.
So Kepu and Tupou? 2 THPs? I guess Kepu will play LHP reserve
Abit of sense for once ! Good to see DHP stay at fullback and folau on the sting. Just need flick Korroibete, start Maddocks and Banks on the bench. A full strength wallabies team is starting to shape up for the first time in a few years.
Would like to see jake gordon get a gig over phipps !
Would have liked to see Banks starting in place of Koroibete now that Folau is playing the role of the big bustling winger (as he is best suited to) but apart from that about the best we've got. Don't mind Tupou off the bench given his neck issue last week and he and FF combine really well.
What a backline. And that bench has some power as well. This team has no more excuses now - I expect to see some dominant tries.
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Koroibete can actually finish a try though, unlike Maddocks.
Kepu at LHP is an odd one. Thought Robertson was fine from the bench.
I agree. I think it's as much about giving them all minutes though.
Kepu has 96 caps and is 32. If he's 3rd choice just leave him out.
Pwooaaaar, the size of that bench in the forwards.
I reckon Mario being the opposition coach has something to do with the front row selections.
Thats a decent team.. As others have said another kicking option at the back instead of Korobetai would be nice.
When TK fit he slides in at 13 Hodge as the second fullback or go with Banks, Hodge to the bench.
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Another kicking option? You mean outside of Genia, Beale, Toomua, Hodge and DHP?
So, three out of the four props have played both sides of the scrum. I thought the practice of playing Kepu at LHP had well and truly finished, but obviously I'm wrong.
PLEASE, PLEASE selectors, put a prop on his best side and LEAVE HIM THERE!
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