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Rebels 2020

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

  1. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Has Kellaway been confirmed? I must have missed that
  2. Mickey Rummery Sydney Middleton (9)

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  3. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    anything on the Rebels page?
  4. Bobby Sands Desmond Connor (43)

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    You blokes just signed Josh Kemeny, well done thats a good signing.
  5. Rebels3 Bob Davidson (42)

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    Official confirmation will most likely come post mitre 10 comp.
  6. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Roach going to London Irish - Now they will really need to sign Rangi - and perhaps get Abel full time.
  7. Mr Wobbly Arch Winning (36)

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  8. Rebels3 Bob Davidson (42)

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    Not sure what’s going on with Abel, I know he was talking to Auckland towards during the season. He’s had a good couple of years at NPC level so would seem a good mix. Vailanu might end up being no.3 rake.

    Disappointed to lose Roach, he’s very underrated and the perfect bench hooker with his impact. Could easily be a guy that does what the Scottish hooker Frazer Brown does and sometimes comes on as a flanker if the team needs something different, also allows you to carry specialists in other positions.
  9. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Funny thing about that is that Browny was the earliest of our 3 hookers to make the switch to the front row: Turner played in the back row at U20s level and McInally got his first international cap as a blindside: and yet he's always the one who gets put to the backrow. Goes back to the Bath v Glasgow game in the Champions Cup where our pack injuries were so bad we had a Lock at 6, a Hooker at 7 and a Center at 8.

    My gut call is that it works for Browny because he's the number one hooker at his club at "domestic" level, in the top 3 for country, and has been both for much longer than the four and a bit years that he's occasionally been played in the back row professionally. Deliberately looking for or retaining that Hooker at this level, if they're not already the "best" option in a general backroom sense will come with some sort of compromise, be it ability, performance, player loading, gametime demands, additional financial strains, etc. that wouldn't balance out with the added versatility in the match day and club squads. Would go for scrum halves too.
  10. Tex Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Confirmed just now Reg
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  11. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Rebels have updated their player page, 36 peeps, (Louwrens who i thought had signed is not on it). We could do with more backrow cover and a few extra outside backs :rolleyes:

    Hookers
    Rangi
    Uelese
    Erasmus ?
    Props
    Orr
    Ainsley
    Sa’aga
    Smith
    Fa’amausili
    Gibbon
    Second Row
    RHP
    Philip
    Hosea
    Haangana
    Jones

    Backrow
    Cottrell
    Killingworth
    Wilkin
    Naisarani
    Hardwick
    Kemeny
    Wells
    Leota
    Halves
    Lomani
    Tuttle
    Louwrens ?
    10's
    Deegan
    Too’mua
    Centres
    Meakes
    English
    Magnay
    Hodge
    Wings
    Potter
    Tupou
    Koroibete
    Kellaway
    FB
    DHP
    Maddocks
  12. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I thought the max was lower than that?
  13. Adam84 John Solomon (38)

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    Where’s talakai?
  14. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    japan
  15. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    its 36 or 37 including development contracts (usually 5)

    guys like kemeny and potter. Gibbon was development last year, pretty sure perhaps some of the u20 players (tupou, hosea, haangana) were/are development)
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  16. Mickey Rummery Sydney Middleton (9)

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  17. Rebels3 Bob Davidson (42)

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    Goddard officially gone.
  18. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    A shame he's gone. Criminally underused in his three years here.
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  19. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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  20. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    No idea. Just an IG update to his followers. No destination listed.

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