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Rebels 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, May 9, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Squad news to be captured here.

    This is what we have so far. Let me know if I've missed anything (with links)

    TEAM NEWS:

    Hooker:
    Jordan Uelese (2020)
    Anuru Rangi (2021)

    Prop:
    Fereti Sa'aga (2022)
    Jermaine Ainsley (2020)
    Pone Fa'amausili (2020)
    Matt Gibbon (2021)
    Ruan Smith (2020)
    Cameron Orr (2020)
    Mees Erasmus (2020?)

    Lock:
    Matt Philip (2021)
    Luke Jones (2020)
    Trevor Hosea (2021)
    Ross Haylett-Petty (2020?)
    Esei Ha'angana (2020?)
    Gideon Koegelenberg (2020?)

    Backrow:
    Richard Hardwick (2020)
    Brad Wilkin (2020)
    Isi Naisarani (2021)
    Rob Leota (2021)
    Boyd Killingworth (2020)
    Michael Wells (2020)
    Josh Kemeny (2022)
    Angus Cottrell (2020?)

    Scrumhalf:
    Frank Lomani (2021)
    James Tuttle (2020)
    Ryan Louwrens (2020?)

    Flyhalf:
    Matt Toomua (2021)
    Andrew Deegan (2020)

    Centre:
    Reece Hodge (2020)
    Bill Meakes (2019)
    Cambell Magnay (2020?)
    Semisi Tupou (2020)

    Wing:
    Harry Potter (2020)
    Marika Korobiete (2021)
    Andrew Kellaway (2020)
    Tom English (2020?)

    Fullback:
    Jack Maddocks (2020)
    Dane Haylett-Petty (2021)

    Development Contract:
    Declan Moore (Hooker)
    Cabous Eloff (Prop)

    GONE:
    Sam Talakai (Suntory Sungoliaths)
    Ben Daley (Retired)
    Sam Jeffries (Japan)
    Adam Coleman- London Irish
    Michael Ruru(Japan)
    Sione Tuipuluto (Japan)
    Quade Cooper (Kintetsu Liners)
    Will Genia (Kintetsu Liners)
    Tom English (Kutia Water Gush)
    Tetera Faulkner (Waratahs)
    Hugh Roach (London Irish)
    Harrison Goddard (???)
  2. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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  3. Jamie Fred Wood (13)

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    I always rated H Roach, bummed that he left the Tahs
  4. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    We should retain half of the unsigned ones. There is a few that will be weighing up a move elsewhere as the club looks to push through some young talent. Someone like Ruru I think might be interested in a more regular gig than playing second fiddle and Goddard sniffing around, although wouldn’t surprise me to see Goddard spend some time in the next 12 months around the 7s program who is desperately crying out for a play maker.

    It’ll be interesting to see who’s available elsewhere, even players in Europe without a club now like Andrew Kellaway
  5. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Coleman confirmed gone to London Irish
  6. Shaker Alex Ross (28)

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    Coleman a big loss to Aussie Rugby.
  7. Jimmy_Crouch Trevor Allan (34)

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    Is he though? Never really played to his potential. Locking stocks are looking the most health in a number of years.

    He is a loss don't get me wrong but just not a big one.
  8. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Yes, purely from a depth perspective.

    I wouldnt have him in the team this year, but it's still good to have these players around pushing others to excel.
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  9. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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  10. KevinO John Thornett (49)

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    Would be understandable,

    Would love him and Genia to hang around though, know it would be a pay cut but they both really didn't like there previous trips to Europe so an offer with a career after rugby should be placed for both. I think Cooper would strive in a development role working with the up and coming generations of rugby players.
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  11. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Harlequins have Marcus Smith, so unless he wants to go there and play second fiddle I can’t see it happening. He’d be a very expensive reserve fly half and money would be better spent elsewhere. I actually think Japan would be a better fit if it’s overseas.
  12. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Second Fiddle to a 20 year old ? Maybe they want Quade to come over and guide him so he gets some experience behind a top line 10.
  13. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Smith is a gun. Last year they invested heavily in him with a big contract, plus he plays well beyond his age. I’m a big fan of Quade but there isn’t that much difference in the quality of the two at present, I’d almost go as far as saying Smith would definitely be going to the WC if he was Aussie. Smith will play 75% of games, he’s their future so they’d be better bringing in a stalwart that knows the conditions and is happy to play 6-7 games a year and a few appearances off the bench.
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  14. Mickey Rummery Larry Dwyer (12)

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    But if Smith starts getting regular call ups for England, he could be gone for large chunks of the season, and Quins are in Europe next season, so QC could get decent game time.

    Plus rumour is Catrakalis is leaving so they'll have no senior FH, its a good fit for QC

    I fear we just won't have room in the cap to keep him :(
  15. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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  16. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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  17. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    The Fox pod this week stated that Nick White is most likely to end up at the Rebels or Brumbies. Rebels it will come down to if Genia stays. If he does it’ll most likely be the Brumbies.
  18. Mickey Rummery Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Let him go to the Ponies, Ruru and Goddard are fine if Genia doesn’t stay
  19. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Paper saying we have won the battle to get Will Skelton’s signature. Catch is, it won’t be until the Premiership seasons ends in 2021. So basically rules out 2 seasons. Rather strange, but makes he eligible for wallabies. I wonder if this type of thing will become the norm soon.
  20. Mr Wobbly John Solomon (38)

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    Ugh. If that's true then it makes a mockery of the whole deal of not picking overseas players.
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