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Rebels 2020

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

  1. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    That is hearsay.

    I can see it being the case but id never heard or read anything substantial.

    Equally, could be people making convenient assumptions because they dont like cheika.
  2. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    the bit about pissed off management is definitely true, as to who is to blame ? well thats speculative i agree.
  3. TheNorth Peter Burge (5)

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    Even a player like Isaac Fines from the force or Liam Dillon from QPR would be a solid get for a young 9
  4. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    Frisby? I wouldn't go there myself, but I don't know how desperate the Rebels might be if Genia goes o/s.
  5. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Sam Talakai off to Suntory. The Japanese season is now fully aligned with Super Rugby correct? So that's him gone as well
  6. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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  7. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    The google translate on that tweet is just wild.

    Thank you always for your warm welcome to Suntory Corallias.
    We are pleased to announce that a new player (addition) has been decided for Suntory Corallias from the 2019-2020 season.


    nameFuriganapositionPrevious affiliationheight, weightRepresentative history
    Semise Talakai Semise Tarakai PR Revelus 183/122 None
    Sama Malolo Sama Malolo HO Levels 183/113 None
    Mori Inui Morisaki Riku SH Hamilton Boys High School 171/78 None
    Tevita Li Tevita Lee WTB Highlanders 182/95 NZ U-20




    ■ Personal comment
    Semise Tarakai (Re-joining)
    "The experience of last season at Suntory was very good for me. There was no reason to refuse the contract offer from the team that gave me such experience. Last season 4 The months were very short, but all the team and fans welcomed me more than I
    thought , like a family, and another reason I wanted to come back was last season's It's a frustrating experience in the finals, and I'll do my best for this team, not just for myself this season. "
    Sama Malolo
    “I am looking forward to learning a lot and having the opportunity to grow as a human and athlete in the Suntory. I am delighted to welcome you and join a team with a lot of support and a good culture. I'm glad. "
    Mori Minato
    "This time I am very happy to be able to play rugby in a very high-level team, Suntory Corallias . With regard to rugby, it is best to be able to play with a great environment and top players The environment will change, but I will do my best to cope with new challenges. Thank you. "

    Tevita Rei
    "I am looking forward to joining Suntory Corallias at the end of this season and living in Japan very much. Although Corallias has a proud history, but Corallias will play to keep it going. I think that it is my effort to do, I am focused on playing in the Highlanders, but I look forward to my future with Saint Goliath. "
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  8. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    After translating it as Tarakai and Rei, I'm very disappointed they haven't called him Sama Maroro.
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  9. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Yep you’re right.

    Fa’amasuili will move into the reserve TH spot.

    I’d love to know what has happened to Sa’aga. He signed a new contract at the back end of last year. Then had an injury to start the year, beyond that I have no idea what type of injury. It’s a mystery. He hasn’t been playing club, so I suspect it’s something injury related
  10. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    he was running around as the solo member of team rehab at todays training session
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  11. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Brilliant.
  12. Rug&tug Bob McCowan (2)

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    That’s good news(for want of a better word)
    A couple of years ago I thought that Him & Lomax would be the mainstays of our front row for many a year.
    Then he vanished and obviously lomax took the black..that one still hurts.
  13. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Wessels has taken a little stab at the media for incorrect reporting on the Rebels financial situation, indicated he believes its leaks coming from within Australia to deliberately destabilize the club and the timing of the report was no coincidence.

    It’s not like Dave to complain, he’s obviously got some thoughts on who’s trying to do this.

    For all the stick the head administrators get at RA, they must have some pricks to navigate around to get anything done.
  14. James Pettifer Bob Loudon (25)

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    It’s worse than that, they are reporting that he said the club may be unable to pay the $75k fee when he said the opposite. It is disgraceful reporting.

    But then again so was the “paying out Folau’s contract will send the ARU broke” given that they would have been planning to pay it previously. Obviously if there are punitive damages or legal costs that could be a different matter.
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  15. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Lump sum verse payment over time, though.

    Still, i don't think 4 million would send an organisation with revenue of 100 odd million into bankruptcy.
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  16. James Pettifer Bob Loudon (25)

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    Well exactly, it is crazy.

    Worst case, they try and pull in some cashflow early or get some loan from someone. Cameron Clyne could easily throw them a $4 million loan.
  17. Mr Wobbly Arch Winning (36)

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    In the odd event that they were to lose, wouldn't RA be at least partially insured against legal liabilities?
  18. Rebelsfan Fred Wood (13)

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    ok I have had a further brain wave on this. McGahan forced the injury in training and McMahon had a gut full of him and moved to Japan in 2016 or end of to get away. The injury was some knee or leg injury and due to inappropriate heavy stress in training. Shit house any way you look at it. But, not Cheika from my memory
  19. Rebels3 Dick Tooth (41)

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    No. Contrary to everyone wanting to create some conspiracy theory the main reason originally was the RA top up, then came the Force/Rebels cutting saga. It was the perfect storm. Then Sean was given plenty of opportunity with the Wallabies, who came back with a revised offer but by this stage he had already given a commitment to Suntory. Kinda similar to the current Kerevi situation.

    There was a few other aspects like administration at Rebels and RA which didn’t help the situation but they were not the main drivers. Injuries, worries about long term playing ability and becoming a dad for the first time were others.

    If he’s ever coming back to Australia it’ll most likely be via the Reds, who showed some interest but he wasn’t overly interested at the time due to what he perceived was some poor treatment of certain mates.
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  20. Jimmy_Crouch Jim Clark (26)

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    Read Frisby

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