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Rd 9: Rebels v Stormers - Fri 12th @7:45pm

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by KevinO, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. KevinO Jim Lenehan (48)

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    After two bonus points wins, this match actually has a huge bearing on the conference and finals.

    The Rebels are currently 7 points clear of the Tahs. This week the Tahs have a bye so a win here could mover them to 11/12 points clear at the half way point of the season and heading into the first clash of the sides this season.

    Come on Rebels, huge win needed.
  2. Derpus Tony Shaw (54)

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    Rebels should be easy favourites. Kolisi has been sent home. The Stormers are a pretty average side and losing the Springbok captain won't help matters.
  3. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Is this them resting their 'Boks hey. So, this is the throw-away game for them hopefully.
  4. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Second v eleventh & Stormers have been on the road for a month, Rebs should be targeting another BP win.
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  5. Derpus Tony Shaw (54)

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    The article i read didn't mention injury.
  6. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    SANZAAR has seen the light and Bill Meakes is free to play this weekend.
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  7. Rugbynutter39 Greg Davis (50)

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    Hmmm - I still recall that last SA roadtrip..and losing the game after 33-5 up or thereabouts etc so need more time to have belief oz super rugby side can play consistent rugby week in week out which at this point still includes the Rebels..
  8. Scooter Alex Ross (28)

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    Meakes still got a warning for the tackle.
  9. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Yeah Stormers are a rabble at the moment. Rebels need to show they are the real deal and put them away handily
  10. GoMelbRebels Nev Cottrell (35)

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    No Rangi or Maddocks. Injured? Rested?

    1.Tetera Faulkner
    2.Robbie Abel
    3.Sam Talakai
    4.Ross Haylett-Petty
    5.Adam Coleman
    6.Luke Jones
    7.Angus Cottrell ©
    8.Isi Naisarani
    9.Will Genia
    10.Quade Cooper
    11.Marika Koroibete
    12.Billy Meakes
    13.Tom English
    14.Semisi Tupou
    15.Reece Hodge

    Reserves

    16.Hugh Roach
    17.Matt Gibbon
    18.Jermaine Ainsley
    19.Esei Ha’angana
    20.Rob Leota
    21.Michael Ruru
    22.Richard Hardwick
    23.Campbell Magnay
  11. GoMelbRebels Nev Cottrell (35)

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  12. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Ahh the blessings of depth. Wessels has mixed his teams up well without really impacting the quality of the side.

    QC being rested will be a challenge, but I guess that's why they are pushing for the early return of Toomua.

    Will be good to see Tupou get a run on the wing and to see how Hardwick goes as the inside back reserve.
  13. GoMelbRebels Nev Cottrell (35)

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    It would seem Leicester are also pushing for Toomua's early return! Funny way of going about it!

    Dicky is very versatile, he has some speed on him!
  14. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    really? Didn't they decline Matt's request?
  15. GoMelbRebels Nev Cottrell (35)

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    No, I was just referring to the Tigers' form this season. Not making the finals will free Matt up sooner? No?
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  16. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Excited to see Tupou again.

    I think they will look to rest the likes of Quade away to the Hurricanes in a few weeks time.
  17. KevinO Jim Lenehan (48)

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    QC rested all of 2018, in sure his fine
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  18. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    I know you guys are in a rugby bubble down there, but he actually played a fair bit of rugby last year.
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  19. KevinO Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I know, was a joke
  20. fatprop Tim Horan (67)

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    I am not sure where he actually fits into the starting side really, Meekes is such a wonderful foil for Cooper, the Rebels may end up with a bench of Toomua and Hodge
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