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Rd 10: Waratahs vs Rebels @ SCG, Saturday 20 April

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Braveheart81, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Kurtley Beale has missed training the last two days with tonsillitis which is the last thing the Tahs need given Folau is also out.
  2. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    gees, that would put a strain on wouldn't it?

    Hunt most likely then with Foketi in the centres?

    I guess AAC, Newsome and Clark (and even Foley) could be options. Having Hunt in the defensive line could be pretty important though.
  3. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Rona back on the wing, Cam Clark to fullback and keep Hunt and AAC in the centres I reckon. Foketi stays on the bench.

    Whilst I rate Foketi and think he'd be unlucky to miss out on the starting XV, I'd prefer Hunt at 12 and expect him to bounce back from a poor game.
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  4. Up the Guts Jim Lenehan (48)

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    At Wallaby level we might have the depth to cope without Folau but it's going to be a much greater loss for the Waratahs. In saying that I'd expect Beale to recover in time. So I assume Beale will be at 15 with Hunt at 12 then there'll be some combination of Foketi, AAC, Clark, and Newsome covering 13 and the wings.

    Edit if Rona is back then he'd be on one wing.
  5. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    If Hanigan, Holloway and Wells are out or likely to be out surely Roets has got to at least be on the bench?
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Why would Hanigan or Wells be out?

    Roets is only getting a short run for Manly off the bench. I would be surprised if he is close to making the side.
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  7. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  8. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Urghh. Thanks.
  9. Rebelsfan Fred Wood (13)

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    Rebels looking good against a weakened Tahs side - or is that Tah spin doctoring to give us false hope?
  10. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Meakes v Hunt as opposing No 12s should be a good match up.
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  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    All Aussie match official squad with Damon Murphy refereeing, Nic Berry and Jordan Way the assistants and James Leckie the TMO.
  12. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Think the 'Tahs could be a real chance here. Never wise to rule them out and they always play well against the Rebels. They're probably all sick of the off field shit and just want to let their rugby do the talking.

    'Tahs by 5.
  13. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    1. HJH
    2. Fitzpatrick
    3. Kepu
    4. Holloway
    5. Simmons
    6. Dempsey
    7. Hooper
    8. Wells
    9. Gordon
    10. Foley
    11. Newsome
    12. Hunt
    13. AAC
    14. Clark
    15. Beale

    16. Tuala 17. O'Connor 18. Talakai 19. Staniforth 20. Miller 21. Phipps 22. Foketi 23. Rona
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  14. Derpus Tony Shaw (54)

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    Decent team. I would've started Foketi.
  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I definitely feel more upbeat about the Tahs chances with this team than I was feeling a few days ago.

    Will depend a lot on how well the Rebels bounce back after a shocking game against the Stormers and whether the Tahs can put the Folau drama behind them.
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  16. Derpus Tony Shaw (54)

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    The bench front row would concern me against any other team.
  17. GoMelbRebels Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Rebels 23:

    1. Matt Gibbon
    2. Anaru Rangi
    3. Jermaine Ainsley
    4. Matt Philip
    5. Adam Coleman
    6. Luke Jones
    7. Richard Hardwick
    8. Isi Naisarani
    9. Will Genia
    10. Quade Cooper
    11. Marika Koroibete
    12. Billy Meakes
    13. Tom English (c)
    14. Jack Maddocks
    15. Reece Hodge

    16. Hugh Roach
    17. Tetera Faulkner
    18. Sam Talakai
    19. Ross Haylett-Petty
    20. Rob Leota
    21. Michael Ruru
    22. Campbell Magnay
    23. Sione Tuipulotu
  18. fatprop Tim Horan (67)

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    It looks OK, provided Beale can be the real Beale we expect and not the facsimile that he has been this season
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  19. Bandar Bill Watson (15)

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    If I were to pick a combined team at the moment I could find space for only 4 Tahs in the starting 15 at best - HJH, Kepu, Hooper & Beale
    On paper we are right up against it this week.
  20. Up the Guts Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Perhaps now Beale knows he’s the man in attack it’ll spark him.

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