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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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    Yeah Hodge saying he's doing focused speed work and practicing his left foot grubber was an excellent approach to this time off.
  2. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Watched the Crusaders v Rebels 2015 match last night. How good was McMahon. He was only 25 years old, that's nuts. He will be coming into his prime soon for a backrower, still time to get him home.
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  3. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    On a similar note, I've been quite impressed with Jonny May's rise. I used to think he was a pretty useless winger with a lot of speed to burn but he's now arguably in the top 3 wingers in the world. He's 30 years old, Koroibete, Hodge and Kellaway are 27, 25 and 24 respectively. Anything can happen with time & experience.
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  4. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Reg, if it helps him develop a running technique that's slightly more elegant than his current one, which looks like a gut-shot giraffe's, it'll be worthwhile!
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  5. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Do the Rebels align their players with local clubs? As in that's where they would be expected to play if they were dropped etc?

    Is there a list of club alignments does anyone know?
  6. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Yeh they do. I can find a list somewhere
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  7. Mr Wobbly John Solomon (38)

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    In previous years every Rebel player was allocated to a club. I haven't seen a list for 2020 though.

    AFAIK, some have played Dewar Shield, some have been sent off to Shute Shield.
  8. Mr Wobbly John Solomon (38)

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  9. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    2019 list

    Name School Club

    Abel, Robbie St Kevin's Melbourne Unicorns

    Ainsley, Jermaine St Francis Box Hill/Maroondah

    Coleman, Adam Brighton Grammar Eltham/Northern

    Cooper, Quade Marcellin Melbourne Unicorns/ Melton

    Cottrell, Angus Haileybury College Power House

    Daley, Ben Xavier College Power House

    English, Tom Xavier College Melbourne Unicorns

    Erasmus, Mees Xavier College Footscray

    Fa'amausili, Pone Haileybury College Moorabbin

    Faulkner, Tetera Melbourne Grammar Moorabbin

    Genia, Will Fountain Gate Kiwi Hawthorn/Brimbank

    Goddard, Harrison Melbourne Grammar Endeavour Hills

    Ha'angana, Esei Marcellin Melbourne Unicorns

    Hardwick, Richard Carey Grammar Harlequins

    Haylett-Petty, Dane Geelong Grammar Casey/ Racing

    Haylett-Petty, Ross Geelong Grammar Harlequins

    Hodge, Reece St Patrick's Ballarat Geelong/Ballarat

    Hosea, Trevor Brighton Grammar Harlequins

    Jeffries, Sam Trinity Grammar Melbourne University

    Jones, Luke Haileybury College Footscray / Wyndham City

    Koroibete, Marika Haileybury College Box Hill

    Leota, Robert Xavier College Melbourne University/ Northern

    Maddocks, Jack Melbourne Grammar Power House

    Magnay, Campbell Trinity Grammar Footscray

    Meakes, Billy Melbourne High Footscray

    Naisarani, Isi Scotch College Endeavour Hills

    Philip, Matt Melbourne HS Endeavour Hills

    Rangi, Anaru Ivanhoe Grammar Endeavour Hills

    Roach, Hugh Brighton Grammar Harlequins

    Ruru, Michael Ivanhoe Grammar Harlequins

    Sa'aga, Fereti Melbourne Grammar Melbourne University/ Northern

    Talakai, Sam St Francis Xavier Box Hill

    Toomua, Matt Geelong Grammar VS Barbarians

    Tuipulotu, Sione St Kevin's Moorabbin/Southern Districts/Cerberus

    Tupou, Semisi Marcellin Box Hill

    Uelese, Jordan St Kevin's Melbourne University / Eltham

    Wilkin, Brad Scotch College Power House/ Shepparton
  10. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    News is that Jeral Skelton of the 7s program has been released from the 7s contractual list. He was due to join the Rebels next year, however obviously that’s all now in doubt. Very promising young player, that’s physically a beast. Work rate is an issue.
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  11. Mickey Rummery Larry Dwyer (12)

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  12. oztimmay John Hipwell (52)

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  13. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Wessels in the OZ saying Rangi and Cottrell are off to Japan and were arranged pre-covid.
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  14. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Yep always says Kellaway has interest from Japan but wants to stay. The rumors to the US are interesting, even with a recalibration of the salaries there will still be more to earn here than there at present.

    Hooker and blindside are prob the 2 positions best suited to be replaced with Uelese and Leota/Kemeny.

    Kellaway would be a blow
  15. Mr Wobbly John Solomon (38)

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    Interesting that Philip's name didn't come up. Last time it was mentioned Wessels sounded as though he was pretty confident Philip would stay.

    I'd be surprised if Kellaway left without having a good crack at making the Wallabies.
  16. KevinO John Thornett (49)

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    Remember watching something about that, he pretty much said Philip wants to play for the Wallabies and won't be going anywhere.
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  17. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Wasn't there a post a while back Philip's signed with Pau?
  18. Mr Wobbly John Solomon (38)

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    A story did come out that Philip was talking to Pau. Nothing has ever been confirmed or denied though. In March Wessels said that Philip would most likely stay put.
  19. Mickey Rummery Larry Dwyer (12)

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    With the Rodda debacle he must be a shoo-in for a Wallabies start
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  20. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Yep, a solid lock performer.

    Also +1 for spelling.

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